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Parish Giving Officer Evening
31/10/2016 - Church House

This is an evening event for all Parish Giving Officers and others who have an interest in promoting Christian giving in the parish.
Rural Ministry Meeting
07/11/2016 - Lostock Gralam

Bishop James Newcombe of Carlisle speaks of his experience of Ecumenism in Cumbria
Making an impact on your parish
07/11/2016 - Manchester

A practical day, with theology and tips that you will give you fresh ideas and a plan for your church.

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Confirmations - services in 2017
A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.

Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
August 2016

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

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Step Forward 2017
Bookings are now being taken for the 2017 Step Forward event which will take place on Saturday 4th February 2017 at Bishopthorpe in York. Hosted by Archbishop Sentamu, this exciting free event is for anyone aged 18 – 30 who is considering ordained ministry in the Anglican Church and has been a real help in encouraging vocations.
Director of Education to Retire
Jeff Turnbull, our Diocesan Director of Education, has announced that he is to retire in April 2017. Jeff has been in the role for the past 25 years. Bishop Libby, who chairs the Board of Education, said, "I want to acknowledge the significant contribution Jeff has played in supporting and promoting all the work of the Board over so many years."
150th anniversary of Reader Ministry
2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Reader ministry in the Church of England. There have been national events, deanery events – and then on Saturday, 15 October, a diocesan celebration in the Cathedral. Bishop Libby led the service and gave licences to eight new Readers and a further four who have transferred into parishes in the diocese.

Bishops host conference on welcoming refugees
The bishops of Manchester and Stockport will host a conference aimed at equipping individuals, churches and communities to respond practically to the needs of refugees and asylum seekers. The conference will be held at Salford University on Saturday 19 November 2016.
Bishop Libby Temple Lecture
Gender and sustainable transformation:exploring the difference women make in society I have been asked to give the William Temple Annual Lecture in Oxford. It got me thinking. As the charity Christian Aid has claimed, in the 21st century, “Poverty still has a woman’s face.”

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Date: 28/03/2017
One of the key purposes of the pilgrimage is to help us better to understand the Bible. The pilgrimage will follow broadly the format of our last two pilgrimages, and will be led by the three Bishops, assisted by the Revd Professor Walter Moberly, who has memorably led the Bible Expositions at the last two residential clergy Conferences at Swanwick. More...



Cycle of Prayer - 28/10/2016   Download

Please pray for: Plemstall

C: Mark Hart, Heather Carty. LM: Pauline Holgate.

Bishop Fredrick Olugbemi, Ilaje (Ondo, Nigeria)

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