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.

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.

Growing numbers of young people train as priests

Growing numbers of young people are seeking ordination to the priesthood, according to new figures.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

The Bishops appeal for the Congo

From Bishop Peter, Bishop Libby and Bishop Keith

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.

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.

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.


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.

From Stage to pulpit

Revd Lawrie Adam has just published his autobiography.

Deacons priested

A happy day was had on Saturday 2nd June as 17 Deacons were priested at 5.00pm in Chester Cathedral

New Archdeacon announced for Diocese of St Asaph

The Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral, The Revd Canon Barry Wilson, has been appointed as Archdeacon of Montgomery, which covers the southern half of the diocese.


Nineteen deacons will be ordained priest on Saturday 2 June

Invitation to the Cathedral

Installation of The Ven Tim Stratford as Dean of Chester Cathedral

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