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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 A Big Sing – as church schools celebrate creation
Church of England primary schools in Wirral took part in a celebration of creation through hymns, instrumental music, reflection and prayers. The Bishop of Birkenhead, the Rt Revd Keith Sinclair, attended the ‘Big Sing’ and gave thanks for it.
undefined Great new church centre for Dukinfield
St John’s Church in Dukinfield has opened its £1 million new centre. The old church hall has been demolished to make way for the centre which is linked to the church.
undefined Donald Allister becomes a CPAS vice-president
The Rt Revd Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough, has become a vice-president of the Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS) - the Anglican evangelical mission agency. Bishop Donald – Archdeacon of Chester from 2002 to 2010 – accepted the CPAS trustees’ invitation to the role, which involves informing, advising and encouraging the organisation in its ministry of enabling local churches to help every person in the UK and Republic of Ireland discover the good news of Jesus.
undefined Our faith and ethics radio man
John Cheek (pictured), a placement worker at St. Luke’s parish church, Huntington, Chester, presents a faith and ethics programme, ‘The Bigger Picture’, on Redshift Radio. The programme is normally transmitted on Thursdays but it was moved to Sundays, between 5 and 6pm, for this November and for 2 December.
undefined Friends in touching act of solidarity
Lisa Williams, a member of Holy Trinity, Capenhurst, near Chester, has been touched that her friends have decided to have their heads shaved in solidarity with her. Lisa, 33, has battled several forms of cancer since February 2011. Her pals are hoping to raise funds by their visit to the barbers to send Lisa and her young family on a holiday to Disneyland in Florida.
undefined Melanesians – Beglen’s positive school time
Beglen Saeni Garimai (pictured, seated) has been enjoying several weeks of teaching experience at a C or E primary school in south Wirral. The Solomon Islander - over here with her husband Alphonse - is hoping to introduce back home some classroom techniques she's learned at Millfields C of E primary school, Eastham.
undefined Good progress towards re-roofing in Hyde
Parishioners at St George's, Hyde, are currently bubbling with enthusiasm as they continue raise funds to completely re-roof the church and improve rainwater dispersal with cast iron downspouts and gutters. Pictured is Vicar Jo Parker who has run a donate-a-slate scheme as part of the wider £160,000 re-roofing project. There have lots of other developments too …
undefined Honour for padre Jerry
The Revd Jerry Sutton, Vicar of St Margaret's and St Mark's, Dunham Massey, has received the Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM) for services as an Army chaplain. The medal was presented to him by the Queen (pictured) at Buckingham Palace on Friday 9 November.
undefined Carols who sing carols – at Daresbury
On Saturday 15 December there will be a 'Big Christmas Sing' at All Saints' Carroll Centre in Daresbury (attached to the parish church). Musicians, singers, and fans of the writer Lewis Carroll will gather for the special carolling event organised by Christian Aid North West.
undefined Melanesian visit 2013 - excitement mounts
The thirteen brothers and sisters have shown enormous commitment to their 2013 mission by establishing the community that they themselves will be travelling in. The thirteen have been living in community since early November, spending two weeks at a time at different locations.
undefined Called to Serve – a Reader’s story
David Moss (pictured), from St John the Baptist, Great Meols, Wirral was licensed as a Reader in 2011. Like many others he came to licensed ministry after attending a Called to Serve day. The latest such event will take place in Hartford later this month. See details at the end of this report. First David tells his story …
undefined Meeting of the new Diocesan Synod
The meeting started with a Eucharist at which the His Honour Judge David Turner QC (Chancellor of the Diocese of Chester) preached.
undefined Award for Wirral-based Christian radio
Flame Christian and Community Radio (CCR), headquartered in Rock Ferry, Wirral, received a 2012 Christian Broadcasting Council (CBC) media award recently.
undefined Chester Mystery Plays next summer
In July 2013 the next cycle of the Chester Mystery Plays will take place in the cathedral. Casting for the production has been underway recently. Our picture shows a scene of joy from the 2008 production. Mystery plays began in the Middle Ages as short pieces of drama to help ordinary people understand the bible stories.
undefined 'Come to the Light' - latest
Parishioners from across Wallasey gathered recently to hear the Bishop of Birkenhead explain the big push to make new disciples in the town next year. The meeting took place at Prezzo, a restaurant at the redeveloped New Brighton seafront. Bishop Keith is pictured outlining details of next Lent's mission project 'Come to The Light'.
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