A number of different Christian churches from Chester, including Orthodox, Baptist, Catholic, Free Church, Charismatic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist, gathered outside St Peter’s at the Cross in Chester for a united act of prayer and worship.
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It's estimated that over 1000 churches and cathedrals celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Churches were at the heart of the community celebrations in our own diocese through song, dance, and cake.
After a short hiatus, the plan to roll out the Everyday Faith project across the diocese continues with a meeting for parishes in the deaneries of Birkenhead, Wallasey and Wirral North on the 7th July, followed but a meeting for parishes in the deaneries of Chadkirk, Stockport and Mottram on the 18th.
The Revd Canon Vivien Gisby is soon to retire from her dual role as Warden of Pastoral Workers and Warden of Readers, positions that she has held for ten years and five years respectively. She is moving to become vicar of St Paul’s church in Macclesfield.
A total of 12 men and women will be ordained priest at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 18 June. Please hold them in your prayers as they embark on their ministry in the Church.
Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Ian Bishop, looks at how church yards could be more biodiverse by doing less maintenance and general upkeep to allow wild grasses and flowers to flourish naturally.
The sound of busy knitting needles has been heard all over Church Lawton and the surrounding area. It's all been part of All Saints' Church’s “Creation Community Festival”, to be hosted in July.
Clergy have returned back to their parishes after a four-day conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire at which they enjoyed activities and networking in the spring sunshine.
The Bishop of Chester has kicked off the Clergy Gathering 2022 by welcoming clergy and leading them in worship and Bible study focusing on teaching around Mark 1:14-18.
When Jo Rodman first began thinking about her calling to God, little did she know that it would lead her down a path that would result in her setting up an Ice Cream shop in Poynton called 'Just-Ice'
The Church of England has announced plans for a significant increase in funding for the next three years to support God’s mission and ministry across the country, supporting local parishes and growing many more new worshipping communities.
Chester Cathedral is expected to take delivery of its new Pilgrim Porch and nave platform furniture in the next couple of weeks. The Dean of Chester has described bronze and stainless-steel porch as a "thing of beauty".
Clergy from the Diocese of Chester will gather in Derbyshire from Monday for a four-day conference. A booklet can be downloaded containing workshop, seminar and live stream details.
The Church of England is to make extra funding available to dioceses for grants to help clergy and lay workers struggling with the cost of living crisis, it was announced today.
Harriet Roberts has been appointed as the new Director of Development. The new role, funded by the National Church, has been created to help build a new vision and strategic direction for the diocese.
The Diocese of Chester has had a wide engagement with the Living in Love and Faith process. We asked some people who attended the course what they thought of it. You can see the video here.
The Revd Simon Stride, a curate at Holy Trinity, Stalybridge, believes that dance music is a great way to spread the word of God and to attract the younger generations into church. Recently he organised an EDM worship event.
On Easter Sunday there was one last special announcement to be made at St Michael & All Angels Church in Middlewich before people left the All Age Service. The Director of Music and Family Worker had one last egg to present to his partner of two years.
Married, ordained couple, Lucy and David Brewster have been appointed to the role of Director-Designate of Foxhill. They will take up the job share in September, with Lucy titled Director-Designate and David as Chaplain.
With Thy Kingdom Come just around the corner here are five ways your family and church can be involved this year. Thy Kingdom Come runs between Ascension and Pentecost, beginning on 26 May.
The planning team behind this year's Clergy Gathering is making final preparations, including steps to ensure the event is COVID secure and guests feel comfortable.
On Easter Day, Heather Braddock and her church family joined together in celebrating her 70 years of continual service to the choir of Christ Church, Woodford.
The Living in Love and Faith process is coming to the end of the consultation stage on 30 April 2022. You have until this date to engage with the resources on the LLF learning hub and fill in the survey.
Ruth Laemmel has joined the team at Church House where she has begun her dual role as Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary and Pastoral Reorganisation Adviser.
Our Family Fun Day, which took place on 09 April at Foxhill, Frodsham, was a great success, due in no small part to the great activities on offer and also because the event was blessed with glorious sunshine.
Join expert speakers Gill Jolly, from the Directory of Social Change, and Andrew Evans, from Philanthropy Company who will share tips on securing funding for essential day-to-day costs
Congregations in the parish of Stockton Heath are waging peace on Putin by sending letters directly to him at the Kremlin in an act of "love" in a show of support for the people of Ukraine.
Writing to the diocese, Bishop Mark reflects on the resurrection of Jesus and the hope that it grants us, saying: "This gospel hope resounds even over the echoes of war and the weeping of pandemic."
Following years of postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Chester City Passion is set to return to the historic streets of Chester on Good Friday.
In Holy Week we think about wrong-doing and forgiveness, death and life perhaps more than at any other time in the Christian calendar and for many the situation in Ukraine is prompting many to want to help.