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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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Tower Captain Bill Dowse and Vicar Verena Breed in the bell tower at St Mary's Bell Ringers' service in Bosley
The art of change ringing (campanology) will be demonstrated with hand bells and a model bell during this special service to be held at St Mary's Church, Bosley, south of Macclesfield on Sunday 29 July, starting at 10.30am.
Train to teach listening skills to children
A training day has been organised for people who'd like to lead a new ten session course for primary school children, aimed at teaching them to listen to themselves, to others and to God. The training for potential leaders the 'Zip Up Listen Up' course will be held at St Michael and All Angels Church, Bramhall, near Stockport on Saturday 8 September from 10am to 5pm.
A service for World Mental Health Day
To celebrate our commitment in promoting good mental health, this service will take place on Wednesday 10 October, starting at 7pm at St Peter's Church, Middlewich Rd, Minshull Vernon, a few miles north-west of Crewe. The service also provides an opportunity for Christ's healing touch to be extended to those who wish to receive it.
Poet Ieuan Cilgwri Parish hosts creative extravaganza
More than 400 people attended an arts festival hosted by Christ Church, Oxton Village, Birkenhead, over the weekend of 13 to 15 July. Organised by the parish on the theme of "celebrating and encouraging creativity" it featured poetry readings among other attractions at the Bessborough Road church.
The Revd Canon Dr Christopher Burkett 'Respect our Armed Forces' call
The Revd Canon Dr Christopher Burkett has urged people to "hug a squaddie" as a sign of respect for "those who put themselves in harm's way for our sakes". Our Director of Ministry called for an end to discrimination against those who wear military uniforms in our country - following several incidents widely reported recently.
Bride Jenny, groom Wesley and Vicar Janet on the happy day Married by my Mum!
The Vicar of St Thomas's in High Lane, Stockport, conducted a special wedding service recently - when the woman getting married was her daughter. The Revd Janet Parker travelled to Walton-le-Dale near Preston to lead the service which saw her daughter Jenny marry her childhood sweetheart Wesley Hartley.
Experienced supply organist available
The Director of Music at Birkenhead School, Graham Jordan Ellis (pictured), is retiring - and he is offering his services as a supply organist to churches throughout our diocese. Graham - who also directs the chapel choir at the school, and the Chester Music Society at Chester Cathedral - is a graduate of Liverpool University.
Our new deacons ...
Sixteen ordinands were ordained deacon at Chester Cathedral on Sunday (1 July 2012). The new deacons are listed below alongside the parishes where they will serve as curates ...
Organist and DAC Secretary Paul Broadhurst - playing at the arts festival Rock music, poetry and art - in Oxton
Christ Church in Oxton Village, Birkenhead, is holding an arts festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (13, 14 and 15 July). The aim is to celebrate and encourage artistic endeavour in the local community. The festival follows on from the parish's successful participation in the Wirral Festival of Firsts last summer.
Norton Priory near Runcorn An historic priory honours St Augustine
Norton Priory near Runcorn is to celebrate St Augustine's Day on Tuesday 28 August by having a special talk and a procession with a selection of music by Liverpool Metropolitan (RC) Cathedral Choir.
Filipino mariners relaxing at the Liverpool Seafarers Centre Giving thanks for those at sea
The annual Sea Sunday service will take place at Christ Church, Barnston Village, Wirral, on Sunday 15 July, starting at 6.30pm, followed by light refreshments.
Our new priests ...
Fifteen deacons were priested at Chester Cathedral on Saturday (16 June 2012). Bishops Peter, Robert and Keith conducted the ordinations, with Bishop Peter presiding at the Eucharist.
Cheshire Churches Golf Day
The third annual Cheshire Churches Golf Day was held on earlier this month at Heyrose Golf Club near Wincham. Eighty golfers took part in a competition that is now well established in the churches' sporting calendar.
Art exhibition - volunteers needed
An exhibition of modern Christian art will be held at the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, Chester, CH1 1DA, from 22 September to 27 October, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Some 35 pieces will be displayed, courtesy of the acclaimed Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art.
Rector Simon Drew in a specially created 'Garden of Eden' inside the church A biblical centrepiece for town's festival
The Rector of Middlewich, the Revd Simon Drew, is pictured sitting in a specially created Garden of Eden tableau at St Michael and All Angels Church. The interior of the church was transformed into a 'Big Story' labyrinth, offering visitors a walk-though Bible experience.
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