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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 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.
undefined A great course in Runcorn
One of the best examples of practical help offered to hard-pressed people by the church is the Credit Crunch Cookery Course at All Saints’ Church, Runcorn.
undefined New welcome at roadside church
St Paul's Church, Over Tabley, has carried out a series of improvements to brighten itself up and make the exterior of the building and the grounds more welcoming. The porch at the Victorian building has been painted white and the noticeboard red.
undefined A floral display in Hoylake, Wirral
Hoylake’s beautiful parish church is set to become even lovelier this coming summer when a flower festival is staged there. St Hildeburgh’s will be bedecked with blossoms in 30 displays throughout the church.
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 'Why we love Blacon' – by local young people
Children and young people from Blacon, Chester, are celebrating the results of a community survey that revealed that their overall well-being is higher than the national average. The project – part of the local primary and secondary schools’ Personal, Social and Health Education – looked into a wide variety of measures from friendships and school life to plans for the future.
undefined Don’t miss the latest issue of CDN!
February's Chester Diocesan News is now distributed in parishes. Each month CDN is packed with reports of great work and projects right across our diverse diocese. In the latest issue read about how a Melanesian mission partner had a very positive time while gaining teaching experience in a Wirral school.
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