News

RSS


12345678
Watch Bishop Mark's sermon
Bishop Mark delivered his sermon at his enthronement service and called on the diocese to "commit ourselves on this day and in this time, that above all we will be the beginning of good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God."
Open Watch Bishop Mark's sermon

Clergy support groups
Another reflective practice group is forming to support clergy in their ministries, using a well-established model that enables clergy to reflect upon life and ministry, in an atmosphere of trust.
Open Clergy support groups

Archbishop sends greetings from Melanesia
The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Leonard Dawea, has sent greetings via video message to Bishop Mark ahead of his enthronement on Saturday. The service will be live streamed via YouTube.
Open Archbishop sends greetings from Melanesia

Bishop Mark's enthronment approaches
Bishop Mark Tanner will be formally enthroned at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 26 June at 2pm in a service that will be live-streamed on YouTube.The symbolic service marks the final stage in the appointment process.
Open Bishop Mark's enthronment approaches

Pray for Boga following violence
Boga, one of our link dioceses, is currently under real stress caused mostly by violence from rebel groups that has left dozens dead, a hospital destroyed and thousands of refugees running for their lives.
Open Pray for Boga following violence

Please pray for our ordinands
As we approach the ordination services in the Diocese of Chester, please hold in your prayers all those who are to be ordained priests and deacons at Chester Cathedral on 19 June and 4 July, respectively.
Open Please pray for our ordinands

Church buildings case study report
Bishop Mark has welcomed a case study report, published by Church House, featuring 14 parishes in the Diocese of Chester that have each redeveloped their church buildings and halls to support their local vision for mission.
Open Church buildings case study report

Coronavirus restrictions Church statement
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the coronavirus restrictions, the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, has published a comment in response.
Open Coronavirus restrictions Church statement

Chester Diocesan News out now
The June edition of the Chester Diocesan News is now available. We introduce the next Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport, the Venerable Julie Conalty and the Revd Canon Sam Corley.
Open Chester Diocesan News out now

Surivivors of abuse welcome Julie Conalty
Survivors of church-related abuse have welcomed the news that Julie Conalty is to be the next Bishop of Birkenhead describing her as “one of very few senior figures who recognise that corruption in the Church needs to be faced.”
Open Surivivors of abuse welcome Julie Conalty

Mayor welcomes Bishop-designate Sam
Christian and the new Mayor of Stockport, Adrian Nottingham, has warmly welcomed the Bishop-designate of Stockport and raised a glass to his ministry in the region during a visit to a family-run brewery.
Open Mayor welcomes Bishop-designate Sam

New Diocesan Representative for the RSCM
The Revd Catherine Cleghorn, Vicar of St Peter's, Leighton cum Minshull Vernon and St Leonard's, Warmingham has been appointed as the new Diocesan Representative for the Royal School of Church Music.
Open New Diocesan Representative for the RSCM

Consecration of Churchyard extension
Bishop Mark has consecrated an extension to the graveyard at St. Peter's Church, Waverton. The sizable piece of land was generously donated by the Eaton Estate and will serve their needs for at least the next 100 years.
Open Consecration of Churchyard extension

The diocese welcomes Julie and Sam
People from around the Diocese of Chester and beyond have welcomed the announcement that Julie Conalty and Sam Corley are to be our new bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport. They will be consecrated bishops in July.
Open The diocese welcomes Julie and Sam

Who is bishop-designate Sam Corley
A bit more background on the bishop-designate of Stockport, Sam Corley, including photographs and comments from him and others taken from the two-day mini-tour of the diocese this week.
Open Who is bishop-designate Sam Corley

Who is bishop-designate Julie Conalty?
A bit more background on the bishop-designate of Birkenhead, Julie Conalty, including photographs and comments from her and others taken from the two-day mini-tour of the diocese this week.
Open Who is bishop-designate Julie Conalty?

The next Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport
The Venerable Julie Conalty, currently Archdeacon of Tonbridge, will be the next Bishop of Birkenhead, and the Revd Canon Sam Corley, currently Rector of Leeds Minster, will be the next Bishop of Stockport.
Open The next Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport

23 May TKC: Revd Hannah Hupfield
In this final video for Thy Kingdom Come 2021, the Revd Hannah Hupfield offers a prayer for us all as we mark Pentecost. Hannah is the Vicar of High Lane in the Diocese of Chester.
Open 23 May TKC: Revd Hannah Hupfield

22 May TKC: Revd Jeremy Dussek
The Revd Jeremy Dussek asks God to help us to know that it is from God that human love and human touch comes, like everything else that is good and beautiful. The video is part of a series for Thy Kingdom Come.
Open 22 May TKC: Revd Jeremy Dussek

21 May TKC: Revd Peter Froggatt
The Revd Peter Froggatt contributes a prayer video for Thy Kingdom Come. In it he asks God to give us today the things we need for today and save us from wanting more than our share.
Open 21 May TKC: Revd Peter Froggatt

The Mustard Seed Project
St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall has commissioned a creative project in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. This project has now launched and is called The Mustard Seed, to respond to the theme of ‘faith from home’.
Open The Mustard Seed Project

Youth Speak aims to shape future diocese
The diocese is seeking young people to contribute to shaping the future of the diocese. If you know of any young people who would like to be involved in growing and changing the church, do let them know about Youth Speak.
Open Youth Speak aims to shape future diocese

20 May TKC: Revd Gary Kennaugh
The Revd Gary Kennaugh is the vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Stalybridge. Schools, students, and those who have lost their jobs are among the people his parish is praying for as part of the 'Thy Kingdom Come' series of prayers. 
Open 20 May TKC: Revd Gary Kennaugh

19 May TKC: Bishop Mark
Bishop Mark offers a prayer for Thy Kingdom Come in which he asks the Holy Spirit to help us to help others, especially those who have drifted from God, or who find it impossible to believe, or who are trapped by fear and guilt.
Open 19 May TKC: Bishop Mark

18 May TKC: Revd Cathy Helm
The Revd Cathy Helm asks God to change our hearts and for help in praying for others so that they can know Christ for themselves. Her prayer is part of a daily series of prayers in contribution to Thy Kingdom Come.
Open 18 May TKC: Revd Cathy Helm

17 May TKC: Andy Glover
Andy Glover, Team Leader at HBC Chester, invites the Holy Spirit to fill those we pray for with a yearning for God. Andy's prayer is one in a series from people who are praying for our parishes as part of Thy Kingdom Come.
Open 17 May TKC: Andy Glover

16 May TKC: John Hulse
John Hulse, Churchwarden of St Mary's, Astbury, reminds us that we are all sinners and asks God for forgiveness and mercy. John's prayer is one in a series from individuals across the diocese being shared as part of Thy Kingdom Come.
Open 16 May TKC: John Hulse

15 May TKC: Emily Allen
Emily Allen shares a prayer in which she invites God to fill our hearts with thanksgiving for all the blessings we receive in life. Individuals from around the diocese are sharing a prayer a day until 23 May as part of Thy Kingdom Come.
Open 15 May TKC: Emily Allen

14 May TKC: Revd Dr Oliver Igwe
As we take part in Thy Kingdom Come, the Revd Dr Oliver Igwe and his daughter share a prayer in which they invite the Holy Spirit to give them the gift of story-telling and help those we pray for hear and be changed by our story.
Open 14 May TKC: Revd Dr Oliver Igwe

13 May TKC: Rachel Hsuan
Rachel Hsuan from St Mary's Church, Upton, shares a short video to mark the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come. Individuals from parishes across our diocese are sharing daily prayers as part of the global prayer initiative.
Open 13 May TKC: Rachel Hsuan

12345678