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Funeral of Revd Tom Ryan

23rd July 2024

Friends, family and colleagues from across the Diocese gathered at Chester Cathedral for the funeral of Revd Tom Ryan, Assistant Curate at St Alban’s Broadheath on Monday 22 July. The service was led by the Bishop of Chester, Mark Tanner with a eulogy from Tom’s son, Joseph and an address from Revd Canon Richard Pike. ...

Consultation for a new Diocesan Secretary

19th July 2024

We need to appoint a new Diocesan Secretary / Chief Executive of the Diocesan Board of Finance, and Bishop Mark is asking us all to be part of that process....

Revd Joe Kennedy to be consecrated on 19 July.

16th July 2024

Revd Joe Kennedy, previously Vicar of Oxton St Saviour, is to be consecrated as the Bishop of Burnley this coming Friday 19 July 2024 at 11am. The service will take place in York Minster. Here, Mark Tanner, Bishop of Chester asks Joe what called him into this new role....

Training as a Reader

16th July 2024

Readers in the Church of England are lay people who serve in a vital ministry role. Bip Choudhury, a teacher of Anatomy at Manchester University, explains what studying to be a Reader is like....

Church video streaming leads to degree

3rd July 2024

Sam Loach, son of Mike Loach, Vicar at Christ Church, Higher Bebington, helped to establish a video streaming service for the church during the pandemic lockdown. This inspired him to study film and media at Liverpool John Moore's University....

Church awarded two major grants

3rd July 2024

St Peter’s Church in the historic centre of Chester has been awarded two large grants to enable it to carry out major repairs and keep the iconic, 700-year-old building open....



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 - 31 July 2024

Cycle of Prayer 01 - 31 August 2024






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