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Churchwarden Training
05/09/2015 - Lostock Gralam

All wardens welcome
Area / Rural Deans' Conference
15/09/2015 - Foxhill

To support Area/Rural Deans in the northwest dioceses who have been appointed in the last two years.
Urban Matthew
16/09/2015 - Liverpool

A reading of the Gospel using the wisdom of marginal urban communities


Bishop's House

A Sermon preached at a Eucharist for Retired Clergy and Widows

Confirmations - services in 2015
A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.

Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
March 2015

Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
December 2014

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017
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Mayor’s visit to restoration project in New Brighton
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Les Rowlands, visited St James’ church, New Brighton to view the beginnings of a major restoration project. St James’ has been awarded a grant of £250,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of restoring its spire – the tallest in Wirral. The full cost of the project is £400,000.
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Taking hold in our diocese – Jesus Shaped People
We are one of the first dioceses outside Yorkshire to take Jesus Shaped People (JSP) seriously. Jesus Shaped People is a whole church adventure that helps parishes identify the priorities that Jesus modelled in his ministry – and through living those priorities local churches are renewed in the image of Christ.

Celebrating a half a century of Christian service
It’s the 50th anniversary of the opening of St Michael’s church, Plas Newton, Chester, on Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 of October. Several events are a planned. There will be an exhibition of memorabilia, and photographs from the opening in 1965 and onwards. That will also include an open-mic memories slot. That all happens on the Saturday from 2pm.
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ABC church – for Adults, Babies and Children
St Lawrence, Stoak, near Ellesmere Port, has a thriving service specially created for families with young children. ABC Church at St Lawrence began back in March after the parish were pleased to note that many parents who’d had their babies baptised at the church (near Ellesmere Port) were returning with the toddlers.
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‘Barnies’ – fine community cohesion and partnership
Archdeacon Ian Bishop visited the ‘Barnies’ garden project at St Barnabas church hall in Crewe recently. It was started by Lesley Christiansen and her team with a grant from the National Lottery some four years ago. That paid for some raised beds and a greenhouse in which to grow fruit and veg for the local community.
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Cycle of Prayer - 04/09/2015   Download

Please pray for: Crewe All Saints and St Paul

C: Steve Clapham, Jane Colley. LM: Anne Marshall.

Bishop Dr Laurent Mbanda, Shyira (Rwanda)

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