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Growing numbers of young people train as priests
Growing numbers of young people are seeking ordination to the priesthood, according to new figures.
Open Growing numbers of young people train as priests

18 people ordained deacon at Chester Cathedral
A Consultant Physician, a former drug user, and a former primary school teacher are three of the 18 individuals that were ordained as a deacon in the Church of England on Sunday 22 July.
Open 18 people ordained deacon at Chester Cathedral

Bishop of Birkenhead blesses RRS Sir David at Birkenhead launch
The Bishop of Birkenhead today led a service of prayer and blessing for the RRS Sir David Attenborough as she was launched into the River Mersey.
Open Bishop of Birkenhead blesses RRS Sir David at Birkenhead launch

Honorary Bishop urges world leaders to take action on climate change
The Rt Revd William Alaha Pwaisiho, Honorary Assistant Bishop of Chester, and Rector of Gawsworth and North Rode, has called for greater action to tackle climate change at the 29th annual session of the Crans Montana Forum.
Open Honorary Bishop urges world leaders to take action on climate change

Bishop Libby thanks Filling the Gap volunteers
On Monday 25th June, the Bishop of Stockport gave thanks to volunteers that are providing fun and food to children during the school holidays.
Open Bishop Libby thanks Filling the Gap volunteers

St Philip’s Church, Kelsall, marks its 150th
The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster, led a service of thanksgiving and celebration at St Philip’s Church, Kelsall, to mark the 150th anniversary of the church’s consecration. 
Open St Philip’s Church, Kelsall, marks its 150th

Bishop appoints officer for Self-Supporting Ordained Ministry
The Bishop of Chester has appointed the Revd Lyndon Bannon as Bishop’s Officer for Self-Supporting Ordained Ministry.
Open Bishop appoints officer for Self-Supporting Ordained Ministry

Church of England launches Armistice worship and prayer materials
The Church of England has launched new worship and prayer resources to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Open Church of England launches Armistice worship and prayer materials

Prayers for those affected by moorland fires
The Archdeacon of Macclesfield has asked that people remember in their prayers all those affected by the moorland fires.
Open Prayers for those affected by moorland fires

3000 people enjoy bible experience
Over 3000 people turned out at St Michael’s Church, Middlewich, to enjoy the ‘The Big Story’, a multi-sensory experience of bible stories. 
Open 3000 people enjoy bible experience

Funding made available to parishes for armistice art installation
Churches and schools have until 16 July to apply for fully funded grants to purchase transparent ‘silhouettes’ of military figures, as part of a nation-wide art installation to remember the fallen of the First World War.
Open Funding made available to parishes for armistice art installation

Church of England helps protect young people from modern slavery
New resources to be released in September will help schools raise awareness of modern slavery and help protect their students from becoming victims
Open Church of England helps protect young people from modern slavery

Chester and Melanesia Celebrate Thirty Years of Partnership
There was a joyful celebration at Foxhill on 16 June to mark thirty years of the link between the Diocese of Chester and the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
Open Chester and Melanesia Celebrate Thirty Years of Partnership

The Bishops appeal for the Congo
From Bishop Peter, Bishop Libby and Bishop Keith
Open The Bishops appeal for the Congo

Gafcon statement
The Bishop of Chester and the Bishop of Stockport have offered their prayers for the Bishop of Birkenhead as he prepares to attend the Gafcon conference in Jerusalem.
Open Gafcon statement

Fifty Years of Service
A great record of service to the local church and community was commemorated at one of this year’s Archdeacon’s Visitations, which took place at St Wilfrid’s Grappenhall.
Open Fifty Years of Service

200 years of supporting the Diocese of Chester’s churches
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the Incorporated Church Building Society, set up in 1818, which helped to build and enlarge many hundreds of Anglican churches.
Open 200 years of supporting the Diocese of Chester’s churches

FAB FESTIVAL - It's the BIG ONE
Every year St Michaels Middlewich invites six local primary schools to contribute to an art installation in the church building for the duration of the FAB (Folk & Boat) Festival.
Open FAB FESTIVAL - It's the BIG ONE

From Stage to pulpit
Revd Lawrie Adam has just published his autobiography.
Open From Stage to pulpit

Deacons priested
A happy day was had on Saturday 2nd June as 17 Deacons were priested at 5.00pm in Chester Cathedral
Open Deacons priested

New Archdeacon announced for Diocese of St Asaph
The Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral, The Revd Canon Barry Wilson, has been appointed as Archdeacon of Montgomery, which covers the southern half of the diocese.
Open New Archdeacon announced for Diocese of St Asaph

Ordinations
Nineteen deacons will be ordained priest on Saturday 2 June
Open Ordinations

Invitation to the Cathedral
Installation of The Ven Tim Stratford as Dean of Chester Cathedral
Open Invitation to the Cathedral

Melanesian Brothers Arrive In The Diocese
We are delighted that two members of the Melanesian Brotherhood are currently visiting the UK and will be spending time in the Diocese of Chester.
Open Melanesian Brothers Arrive In The Diocese

Remembering Manchester a year on
Over the past year Chester Cathedral has welcomed some of the families of those killed in the Manchester Bombing,
Open Remembering Manchester a year on

Royal wedding prayer released
The Church of England has released a wedding prayer for the Royal Couple as research shows other generation Ys want to 'walk down the aisle'.
Open Royal wedding prayer released

Don't forget it's Christian Aid week
For over 70 years Christian Aid has been helping change the lives of people of all faiths and none in the poorest communities around the world.
Open Don't forget it's Christian Aid week

Christ Church Chester’s Baptism service
Christ Church Chester’s Baptism service was held on a glorious day on the River Dee meadows.
Open Christ Church Chester’s Baptism service

Diocesan Synod Elections 2018
We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people, clergy and laity, to be members of Diocesan Synod for the next three year term which begins on 1 August 2018.
Open Diocesan Synod Elections 2018

Free tickets for Chester Cathedral Thy Kingdom Come event
Chester Cathedral is to host a special Beacon Event service to mark the final day of Thy Kingdom Come, the ecumenical prayer movement.
Open Free tickets for Chester Cathedral Thy Kingdom Come event

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