Proclamation ceremonies take place across the diocese

Ceremonies proclaiming the accession of King Charles III to the throne have taken place across the Diocese of Chester and the country. 

From Sandbach to Stockport, Neston to Northwich, hundreds of people came to hear the news and to hold the King and the Royal Family in prayer. 

On Sunday 11 September at the proclamation ceremony outside Chester Town Hall, the Bishop of Chester and the Dean of Chester led the assembled crowd in prayer. Later in the day, the bishop travelled to Nantwich with the Bishop of Stockport for the East Cheshire Civic Service. 

The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Ian Bishop, attended the Cheshire East proclamation at Westfield’s Council Offices in Sandbach where he led prayers for the King, the country and the wider commonwealth.

Earlier in the day, in an interview with BBC Stoke, Archdeacon Ian reflected on the passing of the Queen, saying: "She has been a remarkable lady doing a remarkable job." 

Bishop Mark Tanner and Bishop Sam Corley in Nantwich

Archdeacon Ian Bishop leading prayers in Sandbach

Archdeacon Ian joined civic leaders in Sandback for the proclamation ceremony

Crowds gathered outside Chester Town Hall for the proclamation ceremony attended by Bishop Mark and the Dean of Chester, Tim Stratford

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