|Participant Observers at House of Bishops meeting
The House of Bishops welcomed eight women as Participant Observers to its meeting in York earlier this month (December 2013). The welcome follows the election of the eight senior women clergy from regions across the country … including the Revd Libby Lane, our diocesan Dean of Woman in Ministry.
|Transforming Lives Together – tackling poverty
Transforming Lives Together (TLT) is a new joint venture between Church Urban Fund and Diocese of Chester. To be launched in 2014, TLT will have the vision of transforming lives and communities through every person in every church in every community tackling poverty.
|‘One Degree’ course – feedback & follow-up
February this year saw the start of this course for Readers in our diocese. It was called One Degree because it explored how making one degree of change – by taking faith into one’s work and general life spheres – can make a big difference to whole-life discipleship.
|Christmas tree joy in Stockport
St George’s Church in Heavily, Stockport, enjoyed a big success with its seventh annual Christmas Tree festival back in November (pictured). The event featured 82 trees and attracted nearly 4,000 visitors. It raised thousands of pounds for the church and its current special project – the repair of the organ.
|Chester Cathedral’s new nativity sculpture
This nearly life-sized artwork, fashioned from hammered copper and bronze, has been placed in the nave for Advent, Christmas and through to Sunday 2 February. The sculpture is Kingsley-based Tony Evans’ first nativity commission. He specialises in animal figures. The figure of the Christ child in the tableau is based on his young grandson, Luke.
News and information from the Archdeacons.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 12/12/2013
C: Raymond Dent, Lyndon Bannon. Willaston C of E School
Bishop Tim Dakin, Winchester; Bishop Peter Hancock, Winchester - Basingstoke; Bishop Jonathan Frost, Winchester - Southampton (Canterbury, England)
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