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Apple juice harvest at Dunham Massey
Alan Hewitt, owner of the Dunham Massey Apple Juice company and Warden of St Mark's Church Dunham Massey, takes inspiration from St Paul to help him to be a better farmer and Christian.
Open Apple juice harvest at Dunham Massey

Hundreds share views on who next Bishop should be
The Vacancy in See Committee received 430 responses to its consultation seeking views on who the next Bishop of Chester should be.
Open Hundreds share views on who next Bishop should be

Parents still value Harvest Festival for their children
Parents have warm memories of taking part in Harvest Festivals and want their children to do the same - new polling by the Church of England shows.
Open Parents still value Harvest Festival for their children

Men in sheds project builds community spirit
Christ Church Bebington have set-up a Men in Sheds group within the grounds of the Church. It's open three times a week and is a hive of activity where people get together to build planters, bird tables and friendships.
Open Men in sheds project builds community spirit

Grant awarded for Messy Church research
The Church of England will fund new research to help deepen the faith of families and children attending Messy Churches. The research will focus on Bristol, Hereford and Durham dioceses.
Open Grant awarded for Messy Church research

Seeking your views on the next Bishop of Chester
The deadline is fast approaching for you to share your views on who the next Bishop of Chester should be and the qualities you think he or she should have.
Open Seeking your views on the next Bishop of Chester

The Church at Creamfields a continuing success
For the third year, a Christian presence at the electronic dance music festival Creamfields in Daresbury continues to be a blessing to both the Church volunteers and festival-goers alike.
Open The Church at Creamfields a continuing success

Bishop shares urgent call for prayer
The Bishop of Birkenhead says prayer is urgently needed for our Christian brothers and sisters, following reports of rebel attacks on the town of Boga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Open Bishop shares urgent call for prayer

LEGO® brick pool opens at Chester Cathedral
LEGO® brick pool opens alongside the world-first exhibition ‘The DEEP’ - made with LEGO® bricks. Both are open until Sunday 8 September 2019. A perfect rainy-day activity during the school holidays.
Open LEGO® brick pool opens at Chester Cathedral

CCTV installed to protect church against vandalism
A local resident and business owner in Lymm has donated CCTV cameras to St Mary’s Church after learning of reported vandalism and damage to the building.  
Open CCTV installed to protect church against vandalism

Archdeacon praises community of Crewe
The Archdeacon of Macclesfield has praised the community in Crewe following the fire at Beechmere care home in August. Speaking to BBC Radio Stoke he described the response as "wonderful” and "precious".
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Crewe fire: Call for donations, volunteers and prayers
Local businesses, organisations and residents are being urged to help by donating, offering practical support and praying for all those affected. Please respond if you can. 
Open Crewe fire: Call for donations, volunteers and prayers

Grappenhall's bells ring out again
The wait is finally over for a band of bell ringers in Grappenhall who have returned to ringing after a hiatus of seven months in order to remove old bells and cast and install new ones.
Open Grappenhall's bells ring out again

Whaley Bridge: Statement from Bishop Peter
Bishop Peter issues a statement in support of the residents of Whaley Bridge and remembers those who have been evacuated and all those who are working to resolve the situation.
Open Whaley Bridge: Statement from Bishop Peter

A prayer for those affected by flooding
A prayer for those affected by flooding, particularly the residents of Whaley Bridge who have been evacuated from the town because of damage to the dam at Toddbrook Reservoir.
Open A prayer for those affected by flooding

Christians more likely to say climate should be top priority for PM
Christians are more likely than the general public to believe that climate change should be a top priority for the next Prime Minister, a new survey has revealed.
Open Christians more likely to say climate should be top priority for PM

Foxhill marks 50 years
Foxhill hosted a celebration event to mark its 50th anniversary on the 19 and 21 July. People who have been closely involved in the ministry at Foxhill were invited to attend.
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Everyday Faith: Revd Dr Jenny McKay
“It’s important that as Christians we’re confident and bold enough to share our faith every day of the week." The Revd Dr Jenny McKay shares a little of her story of ministering in the workplace.
Open Everyday Faith: Revd Dr Jenny McKay

Bishop Peter bids farewell to the diocese
Hundreds of well-wishers journeyed to Chester Cathedral from across the Diocese of Chester on Saturday 20 July to mark Bishop Peter Forster’s long ministry as the Bishop of Chester.
Open Bishop Peter bids farewell to the diocese

School bank teaches the value of saving
School children from Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary School are celebrating the launch of a pioneering project arming them with vital life skills including how to save money and budget.
Open School bank teaches the value of saving

Becky Hurst: Conversation Cafe, St Andrew's, Crewe
Four churches in Crewe are benefitting from the work of a Community Development Worker who is identifying new ways to serve the local community.
Open Becky Hurst: Conversation Cafe, St Andrew's, Crewe

Hundreds attend leavers' service at Chester Cathedral
Hundreds of primary school children attended a Year Six Leavers' Service at Chester Cathedral on Tuesday 09 July. as they began the transition from primary to high school.
Open Hundreds attend leavers' service at Chester Cathedral

Saving The Deep opens at Chester Cathedral
Created by North Wales artist, Jacha Potgieter, Saving The Deep features over ten sculptures each created from waste collected from just three beach visits. All of the sculptures within Saving The Deep depict endangered species.
Open Saving The Deep opens at Chester Cathedral

Consultation: baptised children and Holy Communion
The Diocese of Chester is reviewing the practice of allowing parishes to seek permission to admit baptised children to Holy Communion before Confirmation.
Open Consultation: baptised children and Holy Communion

Even more features for A Church Near You
The Church of England has released a series of new features on A Church Near You. Churches using the site will now be able to embed videos, add biographies for clergy and use the site as a Benefice website.
Open Even more features for A Church Near You

Appointing the next Bishop of Chester
The process for choosing the next Bishop of Chester has begun. The Vacancy in See Committee, the group responsible for holding the initial discussions, held its first meeting on Monday 01 July.
Open Appointing the next Bishop of Chester

From the Solomon Islands, with love
Canon Jane Brooke has just returned from visiting the Solomon Islands. Here she shares some of the experience, including a service at Honiara Cathedral attended by around a 1000 people.
Open From the Solomon Islands, with love

Election result for a casual vacancy at General Synod
Julie Withers has been elected as a member of the House of Laity to represent the Diocese of Chester at General Synod.
Open Election result for a casual vacancy at General Synod

Meet your new Ordinands
An actor, a former “militant atheist”, and a former employee of a travelling circus troupe are just three of the 22 men and women who were ordained at Chester Cathedral on Sunday 30 June.
Open Meet your new Ordinands

Cheshire West and Chester Schools Ethos Conference
The school conference attracted over 100 students to participate in prayer, crafts, singing and other activities to celebrate 'God's Love', the theme of the conference.
Open Cheshire West and Chester Schools Ethos Conference

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