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Clergy Quiet Day
03/09/2017 - Foxhill - Frodsham

The day will include good food, hospitality and reflections from Bishop Libby.
Women's Voices 3
09/09/2017 - Foxhill

Missing Women
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 Lottery grant for St Oswald’s Church, Brereton
The Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage have thrown a lifeline to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton – with grants to help repair the roof which was damaged by lead-theft in 2010. There’s been a temporary roof cover at the 500-year old, Grade 2*-listed church since the theft, and recently the rain has been leaking in.
undefined Celebrate 25 years of Cursillo in our diocese
Chester diocesan Cursillo members are celebrating the quarter century anniversary of the arrival of this inspiring short course in our diocese. Since 1988 local Christians have met with God through Cursillo, which is guided by lay-led talks and clergy-led meditations.
undefined A solemn cantata for Good Friday in Crewe
A cantata by J H Maunder, entitled ‘Olivet to Calvary’, will be performed at St Andrews’s Church, Bedford St, Crewe, on Good Friday (29 March), starting at 7.30pm.
undefined A new course to make a big difference
A new course aimed at encouraging people to take their Christian faith into their workplaces has been organised. Called ‘One Degree’ – it will take place at St George’s Church, Hyde, starting this February.
undefined Good news for families and children’s groups
Following the success of the 'Big Bible Event' last year at Chester Cathedral, an all-new day event is now being developed to help children with their families or church groups take a journey through Luke’s Gospel.
undefined Mark Montgomery writes for book
Our diocesan Youth Officer has just published a chapter in a new book about difficulties that can occur in Christian youth work. The Revd Mark Montgomery – who also recently presented a paper at an international conference about youth ministry – is the author of a chapter titled ‘Crossing the Line’ in the new book.
undefined See the Easter Gardens of Newton, West Kirby
St Michael's church in Newton, West Kirby, Wirral, is inviting the local community to get involved in an Easter Gardens project. The idea is that residents near the church make floral displays in their gardens to represents aspects of Holy Week – inncluding Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the Empty Tomb, Good Friday, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.
undefined Foundations for Ministry – how it worked for Andrew Knight
Here a man tells how ‘Foundations’ inspired him to train for ordained ministry. ANDREW KNIGHT – now an ordinand at St John’s College, Nottingham – describes what he got out of the course in 2011-12. Details of enrolment for in the course in 2013 are given at the end of his story.
undefined An arts workshop at Foxhill
Skilled designer and artist Erika Groeneveld will lead a very informal and friendly 24-hour painting and drawing workshop at Foxhill, our diocesan retreat and conference centre in Frodsham. Erika is a long-established art teacher. Her work encompasses a wide range of techniques and disciplines. One of her paintings is shown here.
undefined Come to the Light – resources go live ...
The mission to revitalise the Christian faith in all parts of Wallasey – which includes major events at New Brighton’s seafront cinema, The Light – is now underway. Our main picture here is of the Perch Rock lighthouse - at the northern tip of Wallasey - taken on New Year's Day 2013. Read on ...
undefined A reception for those in ordained ministry training
Each year some of our diocese’s ordinands and their spouses gather for lunch with the bishops, senior clergy and senior staff. Pictured here are those ordinands who attended the 2012 Christmas reception at Bishop’s House in Chester (19 December 2012). Read on for the full list…
undefined The first Chester Diocesan News of 2013 …
The January issue – packed with news and features from around our diverse diocese - has arrived at parish offices ready for distribution. On the front page the Archdeacon of Macclesfield looks back on 2012, including some of the darker aspects. Archdeacon Ian points us to the “healing presence of God’s Holy Spirit”.
undefined Cropped for a good cause
A group of women had their hair shaved to raise money to send a friend who's coping with cancer on a family holiday. Lisa Williams – a member of Holy Trinity, Capenhurst, near Chester – was touched by her pals' decision to go to the Liverpool One shopping centre to have their heads close-cropped (pictured).
undefined Arts and crafts in West Kirby
St Bridget’s, West Kirby, is making good use of its new centre, which opened in the Wirral town last summer. Back in October, for instance, the parish held a long weekend of demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops and drama to celebrate local creativity. Pictured – the crafts stalls and exhibitions.
undefined An expert talk about ordination
Mark Tanner (pictured), Warden of Cranmer Hall in Durham – one of the theological colleges for those in training for ordination – will be the speaker at the next Compass meeting. Compass is held four times a year for anyone who is considering ordained ministry.
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