|The consecration of Bishop Dr Jonathan Gibbs
Jonathan Gibbs – formerly Rector of Heswall – has been consecrated at York Minister as the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield. Jonathan is the Area Bishop of Huddersfield in the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. He joins the episcopal team led by the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds and diocesan bishop. Bishop Jonathan is PICTURED HERE with Bishop Nick after the consecration on Friday 17 October.
|Welcome to our new Readers
Nine new Readers were admitted and licensed by Bishop Peter at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 18 October. They are: Rachel Bathurst (Plas Newton); Philip Bishop (Davenham); Callum Boothroyd (Mottram-in-Longdendale); Sandi Fisher (Wilmslow); Anne Latham (Middlewich); Ken London (Eastham); Joanne Rodman (Woodford); Chantelle Tunnicliffe (Dukinfield, St Mark); Ailsa Whorton (Woodchurch).
|Tackling poverty in Macclesfield
Civic and business leaders from across Cheshire attended the launch of 'Transforming Lives Together' (TLT). The Bishop of Chester, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and David Rutley MP, were all present at the ‘Cre8’ (a church-supported social enterprise based project in Macclesfield) to support the start of a new venture that seeks to alleviate poverty across the county.
|Church Army work praised at community celebration
Community leaders and supporters from around Cheshire gathered to celebrate the work of Church Army and the positive impact it is having in our diocese. More than 90 people attended the celebration event at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port to hear about the community and outreach work.
|Two EXTRA reasons to thank God for bountiful harvests
Vegetable gardens have been blooming in churchyards across the diocese this year. The congregation of St Peter’s church, Macclesfield, have transformed a redundant car park and part of the church yard into a community garden.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 21/10/2014
C: Alison Fulford. LM: Elizabeth Gentil, Cynthia Gorton, Ron High.
Bishop Azad Marshall, Iran (Jerusalem & Middle East)
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