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Parish Media Course
02/09/2015 - Foxhill

This course covers media handling, photography and website development.
Churchwarden Training
05/09/2015 - Lostock Gralam

All wardens welcome
Area / Rural Deans' Conference
15/09/2015 - Foxhill

To support Area/Rural Deans in the northwest dioceses who have been appointed in the last two years.

Bishop's House

A Sermon preached at a Eucharist for Retired Clergy and Widows

Confirmations - services in 2015
A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.


Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
March 2015

Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
December 2014

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017
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Bosley mill explosion - a very moving prayer event
More than 100 people packed St Mary the Virgin Church in Bosley - exactly a week after the mill explosion which has shattered the rural community.
A prayer for the people of Bosley ...
Our people are asked to say the following prayer for all those affected by the mill explosion. It comes from the Vicar of Bosley, the Revd Dr John Harries, and his parishioners, who are engaged in practical and spiritual support for the local community ...

Meet our new Foxhill warden …
The Revd David Woodall (PICTURED) starts his new role at our diocesan retreat and conference centre at the end of September. David is no stranger to the venue in Frodsham. He’s attended a couple of spiritual retreats and a conference there in the past.
Flying high for a parish project
The Revd Lameck Mutete and Churchwarden Georgina Blackhurst went to Bangor in Wales and rode what's claimed to be the fastest zip wire in the world recently. Although the experience was “out of our comfort zones”, says Lameck, they went through it together to raise funds for an important project – the completion of the community room and toilets project at their parish, St Alban's, Tattenhall.
Medieval-style fun and food in Wilmslow
Great fun was had by all who attended a Medieval Banquet at St Bartholomew’s Wilmslow earlier this month (July). The interior of the church was transformed into an authentic medieval hall for one evening only (St Bart’s is in fact a medieval building).


Ian Bishop, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield talks to the Vicar of Wrenbury and two readers about rural ministry.

Faculty Application - Public Notice
The Public Notice regarding the faculty application of Upton (Overchurch) St Mary for the construction of a new church centre can now be viewed here.

Cycle of Prayer - 29/07/2015   Download

Please pray for: Hollingworth

C: Vacant. LM: Stephen Cook. We thank God for all his kindness to us at St Mary’s during this time when we have no Vicar and all our services, house groups, food bank, etc. are running smoothly. We pray for our new Vicar to be appointed and our vicarage purchase to be completed.

Bishop B D Prasada Rao, Rayalaseema (South India)

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