The Diocese of Chester is seeking talented local photographers to join a new diocesan Photography Guild to help capture the Christian faith in the diocese.
The informal group will be offered regular opportunities to contribute to a varied mix of projects and would be an ideal way for students, hobbyists, and professionals alike to expand their portfolio of photographic work.
Jim Butterworth, Director of Communications in the Diocese of Chester, says: “Our diocese spans from the Peak District in the East to the Wirral coast in the West and churches right across the region are engaging in a rich variety of activities in service to God and their communities. There’s a lot happening and we’re looking for keen photographers to help us capture and record Christian life in all its forms. If you’re interested and would like to expand your photography portfolio and be part of a supportive group of like-minded people, we’d love to hear from you.”
As well as parish events and activities, photographers from the Guild may also be invited to cover diocesan events at Chester Cathedral. This might include licensing services of Readers and Pastoral Workers, ordination services, or even the opening of a special event or exhibition at the Cathedral.
The Bishop of Chester, Mark Tanner, welcomes the initiative and will host a gathering at Bishop’s House, Chester in the spring for new members of the Guild to meet one another and to discuss upcoming opportunities.
Anyone interested in joining the Diocese of Chester’s Photography Guild should email Jim Butterworth in the Communications Team at Church House