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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


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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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Showtime in church - for GAP
'Godspell' - the rock musical show which presents parables from the gospels, particularly from St Matthew's gospel - will be performed at St Paul's, Compstall, Stockport, SK6 5HU, Wednesday to Friday, 12 to 14 September. Performances start at 7.45pm.
Special day with a Palestinian flavour
A day of talks has been arranged for those who are contemplating leading or taking part in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the next year or two. The 'Come and See' day has been organised by the Friends of Sabeel, who include Peter Harrison, a Reader at St Thomas's Church, Mellor.
'Women in the Gospels' talk
This talk will be given in Warrington next month by the Revd Canon Trevor Dennis (pictured) - a retired Vice Dean and Canon Chancellor of Chester Cathedral. Trevor is the author of several books including 'Sarah laughed - women in the old testament' and 'Speaking of God - a collection of stories'. He is due to launch his latest book 'God in our Midst' in November.
Promoting MU across the land
Jeanette Appleton, from Newton, West Kirby, organised a relay bus journey from Land's End to John O'Groats recently to promote the work of the Mothers' Union. The journey - using only local, time-tabled public buses - began on 9 August, which is Mary Sumner Day. It was Mary who founded the Mothersí Union in 1876.
Bishop Peter cuts the ACF cake Linked-up fellowships celebrate 50 years
The Association of Church Fellowships (ACF) celebrated its 50th anniversary in the Diocese of Chester with a golden jubilee service of thanksgiving at St Peter's Church, Hale. The celebrations were attended by more than 200 members, including a number of founder members.
Ringing small bells - to help the big one!
These bell-ringers, assembled outside the west door of St Paul's Church, Brook Street, Macclesfield, were helping raise funds to restore the churchís bell so that it can ring out before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee ends.
Raising the roof at Hyde's historic church
Vicar Jo Parker (pictured) is running a donate-a-slate project with the aim of completely re-roofing St George's Church, Hyde. The parish has already made a great start on the £169,000 re-roofing scheme after getting a generous grant £5,500 from English Heritage and a promise of more to come.
All the children who took part Inspired by the Olympics - fun in Kelsall
Some 45 youngsers in Kelsall got an early taste of the big games going on in London when they enjoyed an Olympic-themed holiday club organised by St Philip's Church and hosted by Kelsall Methodist Church.
The Revd Jane Proudfoot with the 'The Funeral Project' report A plan to boost church funerals
A group of university students have produced a campaign to help people plan better for their funerals. The undergraduates - from The University of Chester marketing degree course - worked closely with our parishes and clergy in the Great Budworth Deanery to produce a report called 'The Funeral Project'.
Cranmer Awards - time to enter
The diocesan heat of the Archbishop Cranmer Awards (for young people aged 11 to 18) will take place at the Church of St James, Sutton, near Macclesfield during the morning of Saturday 17 November.
Celebrating a Northumbrian saint - in Malpas
The Rector of Malpas, the Revd Canon Ian Davenport, welcomed the Bishop of Chester to St Oswald's Church, Malpas, to celebrate Oswald of Northumbria, the patron saint.
corn dollies adorning the church Corn Dolly Harvest at Siddington
There will again be a Corn Dolly Harvest this autumn at All Saints Church, Siddington. More than a thousand corn dollies will decorate the church October 13 and 14 - and admission is free. The church is at the junction of the B5392 and the A34 roads, between Congleton and Alderley Edge (SK11 9JP).
A river baptism for Nikki
The baptism of Nikki Smith took place in the River Dee at Eccleston near Chester last month. Nikki had wanted to be baptised before her marriage to Corentyn Smith, who is at Chester University studying for a Youth Work degree and also on placement at Chester Cathedral.
Bishop Peter - pledging to work to ending discrimination against people with mental health problems Bishop signs pledge to end mental health discrimination
The Bishop of Chester today demonstrated his support for 'Time to Change' - England's biggest mental health anti-stigma campaign - by signing a mental health anti-discrimination pledge. Time to Change is run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health and Comic Relief.
Time to pray for our farmers
A day of prayer for people involved in farming has been called for this Sunday, 29 July, by the Farm Crisis Network - a UK network of groups of volunteers drawn from the farming community and rural churches. The call has strong backing from our Diocesan Committee for Social Responsibility and its Rural Co-ordinating Group.
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