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A weekend of Mission
This weekend sees two big mission events taking place in the Diocese....
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Join together in prayer
We are taking part in Thy Kingdom Come-when people across the world join together for ten days of prayer. The Bishop of Birkenhead offers this prayer...
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Manchester Bomb – Bishops' Statement
A joint statement by Bishops from the Diocese of Chester.
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Mass baptisms in the river Dee
Eight members of Christ Church Chester have been baptised in the river Dee.
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New Warden of Readers
We are pleased to announce that the new Warden of Readers in the Diocese will be the Revd Vivien Gisby
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Those to be ordained
Pictured here are many of the ordinands currently on the journey to ordination.
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Melanesia hit by Tropical Cyclone
Part of our link province of Melanesia has been hit by a natural disaster.
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Dean of Chester announces retirement
The Dean of Chester, The Very Revd Professor Gordon McPhate, will retire this autumn.
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General Election: Archbishops highlight the place of faith.
Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of “love, trust and hope”.
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What's your calling?
It's the time of year when we pray for Christian vocations. It might be you are being called to ordination, to make a change in what you do or where you work.
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Pledge to pray
From Japan to the Falklands, and Melbourne to Chester, people are preparing to take part in Thy Kingdom Come.
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Great Get Together
This summer, on the weekend of 16-18 June, the Jo Cox Foundation are organising 'The Great Get Together'.
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Thy Kingdom Come video release
What happens when the light of Christ shines into the darkness? Watch artist Luke Bradford’s extraordinary new film - his story is told by Archbishop Justin Welby.
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Lent40 encourages daily Bible reading
Canon David Taylor, Team Rector of Congleton, shares news of their recent YBible events…
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Y Bible - St Matthew Edgeley
The church are inviting everyone to a fun, informal workshop to learn how to turn your favourite Bible verses into simple poems.
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Director of Education Retires
More than 80 people gathered to celebrate the retirement of Jeff Turnbull.
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Fun-packed Salt Sunday
Families can enjoy an imaginative, fun-filled afternoon on Sunday 7 May 2017 when the Northwich-based Lion Salt Works museum joins forces with the Christian network - Salt of the Earth, for another exciting Salt Sunday.
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Silent Hollywood stars would have loved Foxhill retreat
The lead actors from Star Wars and The Amazing Spider-Man, who recently struggled with an eight day silent retreat, would have loved the short version planned at Foxhill.
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Thy Kingdom Come events revealed
Internationally renowned musicians, a member of the magic circle and thousands of Christians from across this diocese are set to take part in Thy Kingdom Come this summer.
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This week is Holy Week
We wish you a blessed Easter journey from the joy of Palm Sunday, through the sadness of Good Friday to the joy of the season of Easter.
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Stations of the Cross at St Laurence Church
Children from Frodsham Church School have created a series of images to tell the story of Easter.
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Holy Land pilgrimage update
More than 100 people from Chester Diocese are currently on pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Please keep the pilgrims in your prayers. Below are some images sent by George Lane who is part of the group.
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New church Director of Education appointed
Mr Chris Penn has been appointed as the new Director of Education for the Diocese of Chester. Chris is currently the Headteacher at Heswall St Peter CE Primary. He will lead an Education Department which supports the 116 Church of England Schools across the Diocese of Chester.
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New Dean of Blackburn
The Collation, Induction and Installation of the new Dean of Blackburn took place on Saturday 25th March at Blackburn Cathedral.
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Neston Parish Church YBible Exhibition
The exhibition will be from Monday 22nd May until Friday 26th May. It will be aimed at key stage two children.
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A Heart 4 Refugees
A Heart 4 Refugees is the response to the refugee crisis as expressed by Anne Egan and Penny Faux, two artists from Bath. The exhibition is at St John the Baptist Great Meols. This is the first time the exhibition has been on display in the North.
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Cathedral Dead Sea Scroll Exhibition Opens
From February 1st until November 10th 2017, Chester Cathedral Library is hosting an exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the first discoveries of Dead Sea Scrolls.
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Poetry Competition
Manchester Cathedral has announced its 2017 Poetry Competition with a First Prize of £450. Poems submitted should be broadly religious or ‘spiritual’ in nature and have appeal to those who would not necessarily describe themselves as ‘religious’.
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Chester team heads to Durham for mission
Twenty five Bishops and their teams from the northern half of The Church of England will be heading to the Diocese of Durham for a weekend of mission called ‘Talking Jesus’ from 2nd - 5th March.
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YBible at Thurstaston and Irby
On Advent Sunday the congregations of St Bartholomew, Thurstaston and St Chad’s, Irby were all given a copy of 52 thoughts and encouraged to use them, one a week throughout this Church year.
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