Bishop Peter: "Jesus is, quite literally, God’s Christmas Present to us''

Bishop Peter reflects on the Christmas story and invites us all to be "taken by surprise, by the eternal, mysterious surprise and wonder of God’s love."

Bishop Libby: "It diminishes God to diminish women"

Bishop Libby Lane and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen have held an open dialogue about women's rights and the experiences they share as faith leaders.

A Church Near You receives an upgrade for Christmas

The church-finder website,, which already receives around 10 million page views a year, has been upgraded with a range of new features. 

Bishop Peter calls for "peace on earth" in support of Christian Aid

The Bishop of Chester is inviting churchgoers and those in the wider community to help build ‘peace on earth’ this Christmas.

News from the Congo

The latest newsletter from the Aru and Boga dioceses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the latest on the spread of Ebola in the region.

"Living away from their children is the hardest thing to take"

Lisa Davies, Managing Chaplain at a women's prison in the heart of Cheshire, paints a picture of what Christmas looks like for those behind bars in our diocese.

School leaders gather together for conference

Over 80 school leaders from the Diocese of Chester gathered together for the annual Church School and Senior Leader Conference.

School's new prayer garden is opened by Archdeacon

The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Ian Bishop, has opened a new prayer garden at Wincle Church of England Primary School.

Christmas cathedral attendance figures break records - again

Attendance at Christmas services in England’s cathedrals has broken records for the second year running, statistics published by the Church of England have shown. 

Free to what? Bishop Libby kick-starts season of conversation

Bishop Libby has started a season of conversation about women's rights to mark the centenary year of women winning the right to vote and stand for election in the UK.

Course for people who work with children and young people open

A brand new "transformational" course for people who work with children and young people is open for applications until Friday 30 November.

The Beautiful Game strengthens interfaith friendship in Birkenhead

Two faith leaders in Birkenhead took part in an interfaith football match on Friday 16 November as part of Inter Faith Week 2018.

Newly-elected Diocesan Synod meets

The newly elected Diocesan Synod was formally welcomed by Bishop Peter on Saturday 10 November at St John's Church, Knutsford.

Church's work to support local communities revealed

More than 33,000 social action projects are run or supported by churches, according to figures from the Church of England.

Wilfred Owen remembered in Birkenhead

Jackie Harness, a Reader at Christ Church, shares her passion for Wilfred Owen in the week he is remembered in Birkenhead.

A diocese remembers

As Remembrance Day approaches, we round up some of the activities taking place in the diocese to remember the fallen.

Are you Called to Serve?

Two people give their perspectives on Called To Serve, a diocesan-run day to help you explore God's call on your life.

The Dean urges churches to ring bells for Armistice

Chester Cathedral will respond to the Government's invitation for church bells to ring out at 12.30pm on the 11 November.

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