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Cranmer Awards open for entries

30th June 2022

Young people aged 11 to 18 are invited to take part in this year's Cranmer Awards. The Cranmer Awards are an annual competition run by the Prayer Book Society to introduce young people to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer....

Nominations open for National Church Awards

30th June 2022

The first ever National Church Awards to celebrate churches and the people who use and look after them are now open for entries.  ...

Ministry hardship fund open to applicants

30th June 2022

The Diocese of Chester has received a grant of £72,000 from the Archbishops’ Council as part of a nationwide scheme to assist clergy who are struggling with the cost of living crisis. Clergy can apply here....

'I assumed that was the national policy'

30th June 2022

The journey to ordination has not been straightforward for retired judge, Tom Ryan, who describes how he had previously been told he was too old to train for ordination but was encouraged by others seeing in him the qualities he didn't necessarily see in himself....

'I’m starting to worry there might actually be a God'

30th June 2022

Jayne Manfredi, who is due to be ordained at Chester Cathedral, has said a local toddler group in Crewe helped her find God. The mother of four children, who was raised an atheist, will be ordained on 03 July 2022....

Ordinands to become deacons on 03 July

27th June 2022

Twelve ordinands will each be ordained as 'deacon' this coming Sunday in a service, led by Bishop Mark, at Chester Cathedral. Please hold in your prayers those to be ordained deacon. A live video stream of the event will be available...


Cycle of Prayer

The Cycle of Prayer is now available via Prayermate, a free app that you can download to your mobile phone. Once you have downloaded the app, just search for the Diocese of Chester and add us to your prayer list.

We will continue to provide the Cycle of Prayer as a PDF which can be downloaded below.

Cycle of Prayer 01 - 30 June 2022

Cycle of Prayer 01 - 31 July 2022


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