|‘Yes’ to women bishops
The General Synod has now given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England. The vote on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent Houses – of Bishops, Clergy and Laity.
|Chester Cathedral gets ‘excellence’ award
A Certificate of Excellence award has been given to the cathedral, which has an increased role as a visitor attraction. The award, for hospitality excellence, is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, the travel website.
|See the stars … from High Legh
The village of High Legh – six miles north-west of Knutsford – now has its own astronomical observatory, following two years of fundraising and planning. The High Legh Community Observatory was co-founded by the Revd Jennifer Croft, Vicar of High Leigh, who is an amateur astronomer.
|Teddy bears’ picnic in Knutsford
Earlier this month (July 2014) families with young children were invited to a teddy bears’ picnic by St Cross parish in the town. The congregation were also invited to come along and get to know one another better.
|Fun and spirituality in France for our young people
The annual diocesan youth pilgrimage this summer saw young people from Bishop’s Blue Coat C of E Academy, Chester, and Cre8 (a youth project from Macclesfield) travel to Taizé in Burgundy, France.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 23/07/2014
C: Gordon Kegg, Georgina Kegg. LM: Grant Davis, Alison Bolton.
Bishop Daniel Olinya, Eha - Amufu (Enugu, Nigeria)
The Church tent at the Cheshire Show
17th and 18th June 2014 Cheshire Show takes place after the 3rd Sunday in June each year. The Show is a celebration of all that is good about agriculture, the countryside and rural life in Cheshre. Over the course of this two day Show, one of the largest in the country, over 80,000 people visit the showground at Tabley near Knutsford.
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