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Being There: Baptism Matters
13/01/2015 - Daresbury

Organising and carrying out baptism preparation and support
Together for Life- Wirral Pledge
22/01/2015 - Leasowe

An evening looking at creating a pledge to takle the issues of Life Expectancy on the Wirral
Called to Serve
24/01/2015 - Foxhill

Bishop's House

World War I Service
The text of a sermon preached at Chester Cathedral on 7 September, at a service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the war.

Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
June 2014

Bishop's CrestPresidential Address
Chester Diocesan Synod


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Libby Lane - in global media spotlight as bishop designate
The new Bishop of Stockport – and the first woman bishop in the history of the Church of England – will be the Revd Libby Lane, currently Vicar of St Peter’s, Hale, and St Elizabeth’s, Ashley. Libby’s appointment was announced on Wednesday 17 December. She was immediately catapulted into the headlines around Britain and across the world. She's PICTURED HERE doing a live interview with Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty of BBC Breakfast News.
Libby's statement at Stockport Town Hall
The Revd Libby Lane, on being announced as the next Bishop of Stockport, made this statement at Stockport Town Hall …

Libby Lane and Bishop Peter Forster (Bishop of Chester)

Libby Lane with husband George

Ian Bishop, Archdeacon of Macclesfield, is among the first to congratulate Libby


Aiding steadiness on the approach to God
It’s a small improvement – but a big one in terms of the help it offers for infirm and / or elderly parishioners who attend communion service. All Saint's church, Great Saughall, now has a black steel handrail (pictured), leading up to the choir and the leading up to the choir and chancel altar steps.
A ‘moonlight’ craft fair in Stockport next spring
St George’s Church in Stockport is seeking people who would like to have a stall in the church’s Moonlight Craft Fair to be held on Friday 6 March. The event will run from 3pm to 9pm (most of those hours during dusk and night, hence the ‘moonlight’) and will take place in the church, which stands on the Buxton Road (A6).

Event - Called to Serve - 24 January 2015

Called To Serve’ is an annual event the Diocese runs for those interested in exploring the various licensed ministries of Pastoral Worker, Reader and ordained ministry, with some input from the Church Army and a Fransciscan brother (representing the religious life).

This year we are offering a free lunch so if you would like to come please email: or phone Anne Cody on (01928) 718834 ext 237 and we will send you more information and directions. Booking is essential. Closing date for bookings is Friday, 19 December 2014.


Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)

Cycle of Prayer - 20/12/2014
Chester St Mary Without-the-Walls (Handbridge)
C: Paul Dawson, Maureen Pickering. LM: Linda Manning. Please pray for our working towards establishing a Storytelling service and our plans to build a new Church & Community Centre. Overleigh St Mary's C of E School

Bishop Given Gaula, Kondoa (Tanzania)

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