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Men's Service
24/04/2014 - Compstall

Annual Men's Service at St Paul's Church,
Sundays at Seven
04/05/2014 - St Mary's Upton

The May guests are The Daughters of Davis
Exploring Contemplative Prayer
07/05/2014 - Foxhill, Frodsham

The Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer will lead an introduction to this kind of prayer.

40 Days of Lent

Title:At the house of Caiaphas
Today's Reading: Matthew 26.57-75
Full Text 16/04/2014

Bishop's House

Confirmation service lists

Bishop's CrestTo Rural Deans

Archdeacon’s Visitation Services 2014


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Just before Holy Week started … a farewell to Bishop Robert
Christians from across our diocese and beyond said farewell to Bishop Robert Atwell (pictured) at a service held at St George’s church, Stockport. The departing Bishop of Stockport – who is to become the Bishop of Exeter in the summer – preached at the service. He urged Christians to make a difference to the lives of the communities in which they live.
A lecture by former Archbishop of Canterbury
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will deliver his inaugural lecture for the University of Chester in the summer. The world-renowned scholar – who was appointed as Gladstone Professor of Literature and Theology at the university in 2011 – presents ‘The Messiah and the Novelist: Approaches to Jesus in Fiction’.
Runcorn’s faith comes ALIVE!
Every Sunday evening for a month 14 churches in Runcorn gathered together to proclaim with confidence their shared faith in Christ. Around 250 people met in the conference centre of the town’s Heath Business Park for each of five big events. Everyone enjoyed a buffet meal together before listening to inspiring stories of Christian faith.

Family fun day planned for cathedral
The Mothers’ Union (Diocese of Chester) will be having a Family Fun Day on Saturday 12 July (2014) from 11.30am to 3.30pm at Chester Cathedral. Visitors will be invited to join in the Cathedral Service of Worship after the event.
And ‘Cathedral at Height’ has opened …
Chester Cathedral’s new visitor attraction, Cathedral at Height, proved popular with tourists and locals during its opening weekend. Eight intrepid tour groups ascended the cathedral’s central tower - with tower tickets a near sell-out.

Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)

Cycle of Prayer - 16/04/2014
Great Budworth Deanery

Bishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Calgary (Rupert's Land, Canada)

7 corporate disciplines to help grow the local church
The Parish Development Department has produced a series of five-minute videos to introduce the 7 corporate disciplines first written about by the Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, and given high profile at last month’s GAP4 launches. You can find the full set of videos on the GAP page of the Parish Development section of the Diocesan website, where there’s also a written article on the disciplines and a suggested way of using them to conduct a church health check.

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