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Half Term Kids Holiday Activities
27/10/2014 - Chester Cathedral

Monday 27, Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 October 2014
Giving in a Digital Age
28/10/2014 - Church House

This event will outline some of the opportunities for Christian giving in a digital age.
Empty Chairs
02/11/2014 - Chester Cathedral

A moving artwork, Mike Yorke’s installation of more than 300 miniature chairs.

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

Bishop Brian Noble’s sermon from the Ordination of Deacons on 29 June

Briefing notes for Churches June 2014

Confirmation service lists

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The consecration of Bishop Dr Jonathan Gibbs
Jonathan Gibbs – formerly Rector of Heswall – has been consecrated at York Minister as the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield. Jonathan is the Area Bishop of Huddersfield in the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. He joins the episcopal team led by the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds and diocesan bishop. Bishop Jonathan is PICTURED HERE with Bishop Nick after the consecration on Friday 17 October.
Welcome to our new Readers
Nine new Readers were admitted and licensed by Bishop Peter at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 18 October. They are: Rachel Bathurst (Plas Newton); Philip Bishop (Davenham); Callum Boothroyd (Mottram-in-Longdendale); Sandi Fisher (Wilmslow); Anne Latham (Middlewich); Ken London (Eastham); Joanne Rodman (Woodford); Chantelle Tunnicliffe (Dukinfield, St Mark); Ailsa Whorton (Woodchurch).
Tackling poverty in Macclesfield
Civic and business leaders from across Cheshire attended the launch of 'Transforming Lives Together' (TLT). The Bishop of Chester, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and David Rutley MP, were all present at the ‘Cre8’ (a church-supported social enterprise based project in Macclesfield) to support the start of a new venture that seeks to alleviate poverty across the county.

Church Army work praised at community celebration
Community leaders and supporters from around Cheshire gathered to celebrate the work of Church Army and the positive impact it is having in our diocese. More than 90 people attended the celebration event at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port to hear about the community and outreach work.
A great harvest thanksgiving at Shotwick
St Michael’s church in Shotwick (population just 120) celebrated a harvest thanksgiving service on Sunday 12 October. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, sheaves of wheat and maize, produce and a traditional bread wheat sheaf. More than 85 family members attended the service which was led by Vicar, the Revd Cathy Helm.

Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)

Cycle of Prayer - 22/10/2014
Church Minshull
C: Anne Lawson. Give thanks for the coming back together of the Cross Country Parishes. Please pray for the four parishes as they continue to explore mission to individual and distinctive communities as well as continuing to discover ways of being mutually supportive and complementary to the other parishes in the benefice.

Bishop Felix Akinbuluma, Irele, Eseodo (Ondo, Nigeria)


Peace At The Last - a new book by Bishop Robert Atwell
Our former Bishop of Stockport says the book grew out of diocesan consultation with funeral directors who identified three essential qualities that only the church offers: a distinctive understanding of death continuing pastoral care hope, not just empathy. Building on this foundation, Robert Atwell suggests many practical ways in which the church can become better at conducting funerals and engaging with those who seek pastoral support at critical points in their lives.


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