Parishes are encouraged to book on to their deanery meeting to learn more about the Everyday Faith project from the Church of England.
Up to five people from every parish will be able to attend one of the deanery evenings.
Parishes in the deaneries of Birkenhead, Wallasey, Wirral North, Chadkirk, Stockport and Mottram can sign up for an event in July with more dates scheduled for other deaneries in the autumn.
Attendees at the two previous deanery meetings have said how helpful they found the evenings to be. A number of people have commented on how helpful the event was in learning about resources to help them and others in their parish to share their faith in their everyday lives.
17 March: Great Budworth and Middlewich - Watch a short review
26 April: Chester and Malpas
07 July: Birkenhead, Wallasey and Wirral North REGISTRATION OPEN
18 July: Chadkirk, Stockport and Mottram REGISTRATION OPEN
06 September: Bowdon and Knutsford
14 September: Nantwich and Congleton REGISTRATION OPEN
06 October: Frodsham and Wirral South
17 October: Cheadle and Macclesfield
What is Everyday Faith?
A diocesan working group chaired by the Archdeacon of Chester, Mike Gilbertson, has been working with a number of pilot parishes to research and better understand the context of our diocese. A research report, published in 2020, outlined the journey pilot parishes were taking to embed a culture of everyday faith in their communities. The deanery meetings will be an opportunity for the group to build on this research and share it with the wider diocese, as well as offer practical advice and support to enable local churches to recognise and resource everyday faith in their communities.
Everyday Faith is a project about where and how we encounter God as we go about our lives. It poses simple but challenging questions to all Christians: Where is God during our daily lives? How do we find God in the fullness of everyday life?
What’s happened so far?
In the Diocese of Chester, a working group has been conducting research and working with a group of pilot parishes. A report, published in early 2020, highlighted what they had learned together. Since then the group has held online webinars exploring different themes of their work, and they have also led online courses including Fruitfulness on the Frontline, and Talking Jesus.
The Church of England has published a range of materials aimed at resourcing individuals and churches to live out their faith every day.
- Find materials to help your church inspire everyday faith here
- Find resources and activities for families and households here
- Find a whole host of resources handpicked by the members of the diocesan working group here