Special events

Your church may well have further ideas to add to this list of ideas for additional events to the Christian special services including Easter, Advent and Christmas.

Event ideas

  • Heritage Open Days September annually- the next one is 13th-22nd September 2019. Is your church involved in this annual nation-wide event celebrating local heritage and culture? Has your church considered how to make this event more missional by giving visitors the opportunity to learn about what it means to be a Christian and what your church has to offer? 
  • Ride+Stride September annually- the next one is 14th September 2019. A sponsored walk or cycle between churches which raises funds for a church of your choice and our county church trust, Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust (HCCPT). To make links with other churches near you, the HCCPT website includes a list of last year's participants in their events/news page.
  • Village/town festivals. Be part of the local festival, for example the town's Arts Festival or summer festival
  • Churches links- Event or trail linking churches together in your area
  • National anniversaries. A list of top ten anniversaries for 2019 have been provided by English Heritage

Events planning

Stories worth sharing

Heritage Open Days

‘By hosting days like this, we bring memories alive, rekindled friendships and form new relationships with local people’. Edgeley and Cheadle Heath, St Matthews

Around 25 of our churches usually take part in Heritage Open Days (HOD). HOD is England’s biggest voluntary event to bring local history and culture to life.

How does my church take part?

Churches in the Diocese who have previously taken part in HOD

  • Astbury, St Mary
  • Aston, Runcorn, St Peter
  • Bebington, St Andrew
  • Birkenhead Priory
  • Birkenhead, Christ Church
  • Bromborough, St Barnabus
  • Congleton, St Peter
  • Chester, St John the Baptist
  • Chester, St Oswald
  • Chester, St Peter
  • Chester, Newtown, Christ Church
  • Daresbury, All Saints
  • Dodleston, St Mary
  • Edgeley, St Matthew
  • Hyde, St George
  • Frodsham, St Lawrence
  • Farndon Parish Church
  • Macclesfield, St Michael and All Angels
  • Malpas (Shocklash), St Ediths
  • Neston, St Mary and St Helen
  • Neston, Parkgate, St Thomas
  • New Brighton, St James
  • Stockport, St Thomas
  • Stockport, St George
  • Tarvin, St Andrew
  • Walton, St John the Evangelist
  • West Kirby, St Bridget

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