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The Big Church Day Out
02/06/2017 - Capesthorne Hall

Tens of thousands of Christians gather to worship and celebrate in Cheshire
Thy Kingdom Come
04/06/2017 - Chester Cathedral

You are invited to the Cathedral Celebration
Heritage Lottery Fund: Grants for Places of Worship
07/06/2017 - Daresbury

Half-day training on the HLF GPOW grants scheme for urgent structural repairs

 

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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
December 2014

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

Archdeacons Visitation Services 2017


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undefined ‘The Church at the Show’ celebrates 25 years
The Royal Cheshire Show will take place on the 21 and 22 June at the showground at Tabley – and this year it’s special for two reasons …
undefined A great topping out event at landmark church
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Les Rowlands, ‘topped out’ the restored spire of St James’ church in New Brighton. The occasion marked the ceremonial completion of the project, which has seen the landmark spire completely rebuilt.
undefined Book on the 2017 diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land
This spiritually refreshing and most stimulating pilgrimage will be led by our three Bishops, assisted by the Revd Professor Walter Moberly, who memorably led the Bible Expositions at the last two residential clergy conferences at Swanwick.
undefined Christian bookshop celebrates a big ‘birthday’
Everyone is welcome at the Birkenhead Christian Bookshop on Saturday 23 April – when the bookshop celebrates 70 years of its existence. A day-long programme of Christian musicians, poets, puppeteers and storytellers will complement children's activities, as special 'goody-bags' will be given away to anyone who joins in the celebrations.
undefined Lunches, friendship and prayers in Weston, Runcorn
A highlight of the week at St John’s parish, Weston, Runcorn, is the Meet ‘n’ Eat lunch each Wednesday. And after each lunch, Christ Church Friends stay on for social activities. The two popular activities have been both been going for ten years.
undefined Looks familiar … and sets people thinking
St George’s church, Poynton, near Macclesfield, invited members of the local community to a special witness event on Maundy Thursday. Some 100 people attended the event – which involved a live depiction of The Last Supper scene made famous by Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century mural painting.
undefined A garden symbolising hope – INSIDE church
Each year at Easter a special garden is created within St Michael’s church, Coppenhall, Crewe, as an aid to prayer and a symbol of joy and hope. Parishioners grow plants to create a big Open Tomb scene within the church - and they renew and replace the plants right through the Easter season until Pentecost.
undefined Cycling tour of historic churches is launched
A 40-mile cycling trail of historic churches around Chester has been organised to encourage people to get out and explore the countryside and local heritage. The 'Towers & Spires' tour starts at Chester Cathedral and then takes in St John’s church, Chester, which is the oldest standing building in the city still in use for its original purpose.
undefined A timely new book about restored church
A guidebook which tells the history of St James’ church in New Brighton, Wirral, has been produced by the parish. It was launched at the Wirral History and Heritage Fair in Birkenhead Town Hall earlier this month. The book shows how the history of the building is intertwined with the history of New Brighton itself, and includes a beautifully photographed guide to the main features of the church.
undefined Big new community centre planned by parish
A project to build a community centre for Handbridge, an area of Chester just across the River Dee from the city centre, is gathering pace – driven by parishioners from St Mary Without-the-Walls.
undefined A Fairtrade Bake-Off in our diocese
Six bakers from around our diocese gathered at Bishops’ High School, Chester, to take part in a Fairtrade Bake-Off.
undefined A parish reaching out with therapeutic aids
St Matthew's church, Stockport, has revamped its Saturday Café to bring together crafters and computers in aid of the local community. Pam Robinson, Community Development Manager said: "We were approached by the Stockport Artists and Crafters Group to see if we could provide space so that their members could knit, crochet and make cards for charity.
undefined A dramatic Lord’s Passion for Chester city centre
There will be an element of the Chester Mystery Plays performed in the city centre on Good Friday (25 March). It will be the Passion. This key section is coming back two years early – for the full production of the plays is not scheduled to take place until 2018.
undefined Come and hear about support for those with cancer
A Chester parish is to hold a special talk about Firm Roots – a Christian organisation which supports people going through cancer. St Mark’s, Lache cum Saltney, holds meetings for the charity monthly, on the second Monday of each month.
undefined Huge sculpture display at Chester Cathedral
David Mach, one of Britain’s leading sculptors and a big name in international art, now has his monumental sculpture ‘Golgotha’ installed in Chester Cathedral.
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