St Bridget’s in West Kirby has struck up a great relationship with their local school in which pupils help out at St Bridget's church centre every Wednesday at 10am as part of a Place of Welcome in the community.
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The Church House officers behind the Here to Listen project have told how they were prompted to act after hearing about a suicidal school child who had been told they could not access support for eight months. In November, the team behind the project will offer training to new church volunteers.
Hundreds of children received prayers and encouraging words for the next stage of their school journey. They congregated at Chester Cathedral for the traditional leavers' service which takes place as children move from primary to secondary school.
Young people from different parts of the diocese enjoyed being at Foxhill for The Journey, a weekend of activities and fun for young Christians. Expressions of interest for next year's weekend are open to youth and children's workers.
Schools across the Diocese of Chester marked World Book Day on Thursday 03 March. School Effectiveness Officer in the Diocese of Chester found himself working alongside a member of staff dressed as a T Rex.
Bishop Sam personally recommends a new study resource for anyone who would like to dig a bit deeper into what the Bible says about the heart of God and how that closely connects to finding a home for every child who needs one.
Four young people from around the Diocese of Chester got together at Foxhill in December to discuss with Bishop Julie their thoughts on the topic of "inclusion" as part of a regular meeting of Youth Speak.
Jonny Masters shares some thoughts on the role young people can and are playing in keeping the environment and creation on the agenda and helping the Church and wider society to turn words and promises into action.