Special events and arts projects for visitors

Here are some ideas for visitor/community events, in addition to the regular special services such as Easter, Harvest, Remembrance, Advent and Christmas. Also, art installations and projects can be a powerful way to convey and encourage connection with the spiritual dimension of our faith.

Event ideas

  • Heritage Open Days  September annually. The next one is 9th-18th September 2022. 
  • Ride+Stride  the 2nd Saturday in September annually.  A sponsored walk or cycle between churches which raises funds for a church of your choice and our county church trust, Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust (HCCPT).
  • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event, 2nd-5th June 2022
  • Village or town festivals/events or part of local trails or walking routes. What could you link with?

Events planning


Stories worth sharing

Heritage Open Days

‘By hosting days like this, we bring memories alive, rekindled friendships and form new relationships with local people’. Edgeley and Cheadle Heath, St Matthews

Around 25 of our churches usually take part in Heritage Open Days (HOD).

Churches in the Diocese who have previously taken part in HOD

  • Astbury, St Mary
  • Aston, Runcorn, St Peter
  • Backford, St Oswald
  • Bebington, St Andrew
  • Birkenhead Priory
  • Birkenhead, Christ Church
  • Bromborough, St Barnabus
  • Congleton, St Peter
  • Chester, St John the Baptist
  • Chester, St Oswald
  • Chester, St Peter
  • Chester, Newtown, Christ Church
  • Daresbury, All Saints
  • Dodleston, St Mary
  • Edgeley, St Matthew
  • Hargrave, St Peter
  • Hyde, St George
  • Frodsham, St Lawrence
  • Farndon Parish Church
  • Farnworth, St Luke
  • Little Leigh, St Michael and All Angels
  • Macclesfield, Christ Church
  • Macclesfield, St Michael and All Angels
  • Malpas (Shocklash), St Ediths
  • Mottram, St Michael and All Angels
  • Northwich, St Helen
  • Neston, St Mary and St Helen
  • Neston, Parkgate, St Thomas
  • New Brighton, St James
  • Newton in Flowery Field, St Mary
  • Plemstall, St Peter
  • Shotlach, St Edith
  • Shotwick, St Michael
  • Stalybridge, Holy Trinty
  • Stockton Heath, St Thomas
  • Stockport, St Thomas
  • Stockport, St George
  • Timperley, Christ Church
  • Tarvin, St Andrew
  • Walton, St John the Evangelist
  • Weaverham, St Mary
  • West Kirby, St Bridget
  • Wrenbury, St Margaret

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