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Rethinking Apologetics
29/06/2017 - Foxhill

led by Dr Joe Kennedy
Ordination of Deacons
02/07/2017 - Chester Cathdral

Clergy Quiet Day
03/07/2017 - Foxhill - Frodsham

The day will include good food, hospitality and reflections from Bishop Libby.


Bishop's House (more)

Confirmations - services in 2017
A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.

Bishop's CrestPresidential Address
Chester Diocesan Synod

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

Archdeacons Visitation Services 2017

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undefined Come and talk with Bishop Ande …
Bishop Ande (PICTURED) of Aru Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will visit our diocese over the weekends of 20 to 21 February and 27 to 28 February.
undefined A lecture on how to engage with our fast-changing culture
A special talk about forming missional communities has been organised by All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry. The speaker will be Professor Pat Keifert who is over from the USA.
undefined A sound tower … as Bishop celebrates Eucharist
Bishop Keith visited Holy Trinity church in Runcorn and was pleased to hear about the recently completed repairs to the tower roof made possible by a grant of £78,300 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
undefined A tactile event offered by Stockport church
Saint Matthew's church in Edgeley, Stockport, invited the local community a while back to experience church differently – through touch, sight, smell, sound and taste. A ‘Tactile Tour’ was offered ...
undefined Called to Serve 2016 – at Foxhill
Our diocese held its annual day of encouragement for vocations on Saturday January 30 at Foxhill Retreat and Conference Centre in Frodsham. More than 65 people attended to explore the four licensed ministries of ordained, Reader, Pastoral Worker and Church Army.
undefined Let’s get talking … about mental health
Sometimes the isolation and stigma around a mental health issue can feel worse than the issue itself. That’s why we all need to talk. Jane Knight (PICTURED), our Diocesan Head of Counselling, encouraged all parishes to get involved in ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday 4 February.
undefined ‘Sponsor-a-Stone’ for New Brighton's big spire
The restoration of the spire of St James’ church, New Brighton, is into the final phases now – and the parish is very pleased with its latest fundraising scheme, ‘Sponsor-a-Stone’.
undefined Tractor and plough blessing
It wasn’t just the plough that was blessed at the Plough Service held at St Mary and St Michael church, Burleydam, south Cheshire, recently – a tractor was too. Archdeacon Ian Bishop is PICTURED outside the church with Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Alison Fulford, her husband Ben, Joshua Swain (owner of the tractor) and two local children.
undefined Run for fun and a good cause – at Oulton Park
St Peter’s church, Little Budworth, is holding a sponsored family fun run at nearby Oulton Park – which usually hosts car and motorbike races. The fun run will raise money for the organ restoration fund at St Peter’s.
undefined Bishop Libby – a year on from her consecration
On the 26th January 2016 it will be a year since the Rt Revd Libby Lane made history by becoming the Church of England’s first woman bishop. Since her consecration as Bishop of Stockport she has responded to hundreds of letters and invitations to attend events or speak. She has also received a number of requests to have her portrait painted (see end of this story) and be featured in photographic exhibitions.
undefined Bishops from Melanesian church on visit
Two bishops from the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) came to Church House, Daresbury before going on to visit several other places in our diocese. The Bishop of Guadalcanal, the Rt Revd Nathan Tome (currently acting senior bishop in ACoM); and the Bishop of Banks and Torres in Vanuatu, the Rt Revd Patteson Worek, are PICTURED.
undefined Life-saving campaigner and parishioner gets award
A paramedic and parishioner from Runcorn is celebrating after being honoured in the Queen's New Year honours list. Steve Evans is due in March to receive his MBE for services to the NHS ambulance service and for his voluntary work in helping young people. A member of Saint Berteline’s church (St Bert’s) in Norton, Runcorn, Steve is a PCC member.
undefined Breakfast speakers for Christian men
Wirral Men’s Breakfast – aimed at Christian men - is a regular event with guest speakers that’s held every second month at Thornton Hall Hotel, Thornton Hough, Wirral. The first speaker in the 2016 programme is Gary Grant, founder of the big toy business, The Entertainer.
undefined Plough Sunday raises awareness of farming charity
Parishioners from the united benefice of Acton, Church Minshull, Worleston and Wettenhall, together with members of the local agricultural community, gathered on 10 January to celebrate the new farming year with a Plough Sunday service held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.
undefined A lecture on Child Theology
This will take place at Chester University on Thursday 3 March. The speaker will be Professor Haddon Willmer (PICTURED). He will speak in the main lecture hall at the University of Chester’s Riverside Campus (the former County Hall) from 7pm to 9pm. Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm.
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