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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 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'.
undefined Praise for ministry training
All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry - the training scheme for Ordinands and Readers across six different dioceses, including ours - has received a highly positive report from its first Ministry Division inspection from the national Church.
undefined Fireworks as two Melanesians arrive in Wirral
The Secretary of the Brothers of Melanesia, Alphonse Garimae (pictured), and his wife Beglin, have arrived in our diocese for a visit to Eastham parish, Wirral. They are staying with the Vicar, the Revd Beth Glover and have already attended a traditional fireworks display and been to two churches.
undefined School's big day
Saighton C of E Primary School near Chester celebrated being 150 years old recently and held a special day to mark that milestone and to celebrate the Queen's jubilee year. The Bishop of Chester and Captain Spencer Taylor of Her Majesty Household Cavalry were among the visitors.
undefined Engaging with mental health issues
A special service focusing on mental health was held at St Peter's Church, Minshull Vernon, near Crewe, earlier this month. Organised by the diocesan Mental Health Forum, the service was both affirming and encouraging, says our Head of Counselling Services, Jane Knight (pictured).
undefined A great new project for Wirral
A Wirral vicar's concept for a community forum has led to the transformation of an empty building into a local asset that will benefit all. An official opening (pictured) was held recently in Eastham, attended by Alison McGovern MP; deputy mayor of Wirral Cllr Dave Mitchell; and the Bishop of Birkenhead, the Right Reverend Keith Sinclair.
undefined Our parishes give away more than £1m
Our churches last year gave more than £1 million to charities and organisations other than their own mission programmes. That was just one of the remarkable facts that emerged from the Archdeacons' Articles of Enquiry (*see footnote). The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, the Ven Ian Bishop (pictured), presented the findings to a meeting of rural deans this week.
undefined Celebrations in Cheadle
St Cuthbert's Church, Cheadle, celebrated its 125th anniversary recently with several services, a men's breakfast at a local pub, plus a gospel music show and a ladies' meal (also pub-based). Roger Murphy, a travelling evangelist, gave presentations of the faith at all the parish's celebrations.
undefined Called to Serve - a Pastoral Worker's story
Called to Serve is an event held annually in our diocese. It can lead to personal transformation in those who experience it - and to a great dedication to serving God. The next session will be held at Hartford in the new year - details at the end. Here Kirsty Allan (pictured) tells how her involvement led to her becoming a PASTORAL WORKER ...
undefined Christian Concern Crewe - 25 years on
Archdeacon of Macclesfield Ian Bishop preached at the 25th anniversary of Christian Concern Crewe (3Cs) - a remarkable ecumenical project with a great track record of helping the poor. The Diocese of Chester sold St Paul's Church in Crewe town centre 25 years ago to a group of local Christians who converted the building into a furniture re-location point.
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