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Women's Voices 3
09/09/2017 - Foxhill

Missing Women
Clergy Quiet Day
18/09/2017 - Foxhill - Frodsham

The day will include good food, hospitality and reflections from Bishop Libby.
24 Hours with Zoe Bennett
15/11/2017 - Foxhill

Using the Bible in Practical Theology


Bishop's House (more)

Confirmations - services in 2017
A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.

Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
Marriage of Persons from Outwith the European Economic Area. Visit of the Archbishop of York. Stipends and Fees.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

Archdeacons Visitation Services 2017

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undefined The Revd Shawn Verhey receives award
The co-ordinating chaplain at Thorn Cross Young Offenders Institution has been commended for “dedication and skill in support of prisoners, their families and the victims of crime”.
undefined Faith renewal in Wallasey
The Bishop of Birkenhead attracted more than 700 people to his five big talks this Lent at The Light cinema in New Brighton. The Come to the Light talks covered serious issues for humanity, including: What about suffering and a God of Love?; What about science and a God who creates?; What about Jesus and a God who becomes human?; and What about the future and a God of judgement?’.
undefined Chester Cathedral's poverty-themed exhibition May 2013
A new work of art about global poverty, along with a photographic exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in poor countries, will be exhibited at Chester Cathedral from 11 to 27 May. The centrepiece of the tour is a specially commissioned sculpture (pictured) by British artist Mel Howse – paid for by a sponsor.
undefined For young people thinking about ordained ministry ...
Paul Cumming (pictured) is curate at Poynton near Macclesfield and the young vocations adviser for our diocese. As someone who felt a call to ministry in his early twenties, Paul’s excited by the way young people are once again being encouraged to think about ordained ministry.
undefined ‘Open Door’ opens further …
Open Door is one of the diocese’s most creative examples of Fresh Expressions. It works with both the evangelical and catholic traditions and reaches out with God’s love to one of the most deprived areas of Birkenhead. The project is part of the parish of St Paul with St Luke, Tranmere, but will soon be spreading its wings to plant a new congregation at The Resurrection church, Liscard, Wallasey.
undefined Kingsley Mothers’ Union 70th anniversary
Wedding dresses and baptismal gowns from members over the past 70 years are to be displayed in Kingsley church on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June. Organiser Hilary Merrington is PICTURED. Her Christening robe will be among the items on show. It was first used at her grandmother’s baptism in Bangor Cathedral in 1895.
undefined Grant for church will see disabled project completed
Holy Trinity Church, Gee Cross, Hyde has been awarded £8,000 to enable it to finish a disabled access project. The grant has come from SITA Trust - a recycling and resource management company. It's being used to complete phase 2 of the project – the provision of disabled toilets in the church hall. Work is now underway.
undefined Supermarket giants put ‘Jesus’ Easter eggs on sale
The UK’s biggest supermarkets are to stock a religious-themed Easter egg for the first time. Sainsbury and Tesco will stock The Real Easter Egg this year, though stock levels will vary. The breakthrough follows a sustained Christian campaign to get the big retailers to stock the eggs.
undefined Art at Foxhill
Erika Groeneveld (pictured) led an informal 24-hour painting and drawing workshop at Foxhill – our diocesan spiritual retreat and conference centre at Frodsham. Erika’s teaching work encompasses a wide range of techniques and disciplines. The five who enrolled for the workshop produced a variety of landscape, still life and portrait work.
undefined Church-backed centre wins award
Romiley Lifecentre has won the Community Spirited Organisation Trophy in the Proud of Stockport Awards run by the borough council. The engraved glass award was presented to Vicar Richard Pennystan, Vicar of St Chad’s Chuch, Romiley, during a ceremony at Stockport Town Hall.
undefined New Vicar for Neston
The new Vicar of Neston is to be the Revd Alan Dawson (pictured), who grew up in Little Neston and Ness. Alan, aged 45, was a bank manager for 20 years before training to be an Anglian priest in 2007. He is a big sports fan who enjoys playing tennis. Married to Karen, aged 48, the couple have two children.
undefined Lenten reflections in Stockport
St Thomas' Church, Stockport, which stands between Hillgate and the main A6 road, has the following speakers for its customary Lenten reflections, which take place on Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 1pm. The first speaker will be the Ven Ian Bishop (PICTURED), Archdeacon of Macclesfield, on 20 February, followed by ...
undefined Why not try a course for Lent?
Lent starts tomorrow (Ash Wednesday) – the traditional period of reflection, prayer and penance leading up to the solemn commemoration of Christ’s passion, His death and the celebration of His resurrection. The Revd Ian Rumsey (pictured), one of our two diocesan parish development officers, says it is worthwhile taking Lent seriously.
undefined A work of art and evangelism offered to parishes
The Diocese of Chester Millennium Wall-hanging (pictured) is being offered for display to parishes as a focus for evangelism, teaching, contemplation and prayer. The beautiful artefact – made up of 18 embroidered panels, each representing our deaneries and various Christian symbols – currently hangs in St Hilary’s Church, Wallasey, Wirral.
undefined Building underway at our new Church House
Bishop Peter is pictured laying a brick at our new Church House under construction at Daresbury Park near Runcorn. The two-storey building is expected to be ready for staff to move there this summer from Aldford, south of Chester, where they have been located since 1999.
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