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Less than one month to go until the launch of prisoners’ art exhibition
The launch of a major exhibition of prisoner artwork will take place at Chester Cathedral on Monday 08 October and will go on public display on Tuesday 09 October. 
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House of Bishops adopt international definition of antisemitism
The bishops of the Church of England have formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.
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Organisers cancel Big Church Day Out North
The organisers behind Big Church Day Out (BCDO) have announced that the BCDO North event "will be cancelled in 2019 and beyond" due to "financial uncertainty".
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New Dean of Chester welcomed and installed at Chester Cathedral
The installation of the new Dean of Chester took place on Saturday 08 September at Chester Cathedral. Hundreds of well-wishers gathered to share in the historic occasion.
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Synodical committee nominations now open
The process for nominating individuals to a synodical committee has opened. Three of the committees are open to all.
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Chester Cathedral set to welcome new Dean
The new Dean of Chester, the Revd Dr Tim Stratford, will be installed at Chester Cathedral on Saturday at a special service of welcome.
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650 members of Macclesfield churches sign petition on climate
Churches working together as Hope in North East Cheshire, petition Government to bring forward the date by which they plan to have net zero emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Scheme to fund listed building repairs - could your church benefit?
Churches in the Diocese of Chester could benefit from a Government-funded programme to repair and enhance England’s listed places of worship.
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Repair fund helps cathedral prepare for WW1 commemorations
A national scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals awarded Chester Cathedral £800k between 2014-2018.
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Church helps festival-goers enjoy their weekend at Creamfields
Festival-goers were helped through their weekend at Creamfields this bank holiday by a team of 45 volunteers.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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
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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.
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The Bishops appeal for the Congo
From Bishop Peter, Bishop Libby and Bishop Keith
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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From Stage to pulpit
Revd Lawrie Adam has just published his autobiography.
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Deacons priested
A happy day was had on Saturday 2nd June as 17 Deacons were priested at 5.00pm in Chester Cathedral
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