|Our five new Pastoral Workers …
Bishop Peter presided at the licensing service held in Chester Cathedral on September 27. The bishop preached on themes of the central place of pastoral ministry since the church’s earliest days – based on the parable of the sheep and goats. “What we do is a direct encounter with Christ himself,” he said.
|Archbishop’s book shows how faith can change lives
The Archbishop of York is to launch a book of transformational faith stories which features (among others) the case of Stefan Heathcote – formerly of a church-supported social enterprise based in Macclesfield. In ‘John Sentamu’s Hope Stories’ the Archbishop introduces the stories of 20 people who’ve gone through difficult times – including terminal illness or life-changing injuries, bereavement, suicide attempts, debt, rejection by their family, and addictions to drink and to drugs.
|Learn how to help local schools – and be inspired!
A special day has been organised to encourage adults to get involved with schools and help young people learn and develop. It will take place on Saturday 11 October at Stockport Academy, Heathbank Road (just off the M56 and the M60), from 10am to 3.30pm.
|Two EXTRA reasons to thank God for bountiful harvests
Vegetable gardens have been blooming in churchyards across the diocese this year. The congregation of St Peter’s church, Macclesfield, have transformed a redundant car park and part of the church yard into a community garden.
|Young Christians doing service in Wallasey
Forty-nine young people and leaders from Heswall Youth Fellowship (YF) went over to Wallasey to work for the local community for three days this summer. The visit impacted the lives of many young people – both volunteers and those they helped. After much prayerful preparation, and in consultation with several church leaders in Wallasey, three teams were involved in mission work in Seacombe, Liscard and Leasowe.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 01/10/2014
C: David Vestergaard. LM: Debbi Stott, Ian Halliday, Helen Thomas, Judith Battersby, Amy Haigh. We ask for your prayers as we work towards our new vision, and as we develop our youth work. Bebington St Andrew's C of E School
Bishop Oluwole Odubogun, Ife (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... www.stlukesbrinnington.co.uk
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