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  • Latest news

    LEGO® brick pool opens at Chester Cathedral
    LEGO® brick pool opens alongside the world-first exhibition ‘The DEEP’ - made with LEGO® bricks. Both are open until Sunday 8 September 2019. A perfect rainy-day activity during the school holidays.

    CCTV installed to protect church against vandalism
    A local resident and business owner in Lymm has donated CCTV cameras to St Mary’s Church after learning of reported vandalism and damage to the building.  

    Archdeacon praises community of Crewe
    The Archdeacon of Macclesfield has praised the community in Crewe following the fire at Beechmere care home last week. Speaking to BBC Radio Stoke he described the response as "wonderful” and "precious".

    Crewe fire: Call for donations, volunteers and prayers
    Local businesses, organisations and residents are being urged to help by donating, offering practical support and praying for all those affected. Please respond if you can. 

    Grappenhall's bells ring out again
    The wait is finally over for a band of bell ringers in Grappenhall who have returned to ringing after a hiatus of seven months in order to remove old bells and cast and install new ones.


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  • Cycle of Prayer

    Please pray for: Spiritual Accompaniment

    If you are in any kind of ministry, it can be tremendously helpful to meet with someone on a regular basis who will travel with you on your journey of faith. Someone who will encourage you to pay attention to God. Someone who will challenge you to listen to what God might be saying and doing in your life and situation.
    Someone who will help you learn to pray. ‘Spiritual Direction’ as it is sometimes called, has a long history and is still vitally important for many today. It’s a costly commitment on both sides of the conversation but can be an extremely significant foundation for growth.
    In our diocese, we have a list of over 50 people who make themselves available for Spiritual Accompaniment. They see themselves as travelling companions ? recognising it is God who is the ‘director’. Pray for them as they meet with people and as they seek to develop their ministry. Pray too for the Diocesan Spirituality Group which is currently working on a new kind of training course, due to begin in January 2020.
    Pray for those who will lead the course and act as mentors and for those who will use it for training

    Bishop Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi, Owo (Nigeria)
    Vacant; Bishop Trevor Edwards; Bishop Stephen Pickard; Canberra & Goulburn (Australia)
    Bishop Jeremiah Kolo, Kutigi (Nigeria)


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