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Godly Play
27/09/2014 - Frandley, Northwich

A support morning open to anyone using the Godly Play approach as part of their children's ministry
Skills and More 2
30/09/2014 - Stockport

Helping children and families grow in faith
Being There: Volunteers and Teams
30/09/2014 - Daresbury

Motivating and organising others


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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Called to Serve
This is the annual event for those who want to explore the various licensed ministries of Pastoral Worker, Reader and ordained ministry. It will take place on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 10am to 2pm at Foxhill retreat and conference centre in Frodsham. Are you ready to take the first step to find your best way of deepening your service to God?
Helping Christians relate to people of other faiths …
Our Diocesan Interfaith Advisor, the Revd Roger Clarke, has begun in his new role. His work will involve him going out into communities across our diocese in the months ahead.
Communicating Christian values across the world
A communications specialist from Melanesia in the South Pacific visited the communications department at Church House, Daresbury, recently. Aldrin Peloko - who lives in the Solomon Islands – also attended a Church of England communications conference in Birmingham.

Parish backing for a great community festival
A special service will be held at St Matthew’s church, Stockport, to launch a week-long festival for people with vision and / or hearing difficulties. ‘See & Hear Stockport’ will take place at Walthew House, in Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK2 6QS, from Monday 29 September to Saturday 4 October.
Whoops! Slip at a wedding causes media waves
A Stockport Rector taking a wedding service slipped and broke his wrist – but went on to finish the ceremony and wave off the happy couple. It was towards the end of the service when photographs were being taken at St Mary’s Church, central Stockport that the Revd Roger Scoones (PICTURED) fell to the ground after accidentally slipping on the train of the bride’s dress.

Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)

Cycle of Prayer - 23/09/2014
C: James Halstead, Andrew Knight. LM: John Walker, Kath Jubb, Allen Standeven.

Archbishop Joseph Akinfenwa, Ibadan; Bishop Segun Okubadejo, Ibadan North (Ibadan, Nigeria)


Brinnington Church Plant (video above): Rev Andy Williams was appointed to Brinnington both as vicar to St Luke’s church and with the additional challenge of planting a new church in the parish. Brinnington sits in the top half of one percent of the most deprived parishes in the country. It’s a welcoming place but it needs people who will commit to bring the transforming life of the gospel to its streets. The Church is now seeking to recruit the core team of the new church plant. If you think Brinnington is for you you can contact Andy via the website...

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