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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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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.
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.
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