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Episcopal Nudges evening
01/10/2014 - Foxhill

An evening following on from the GAP launches
Introduction to the New Testament
01/10/2014 - Daresbury

Led by Revd Liz Shercliff, Diocesan Director of Studies for Readers
Training for Churchwardens
04/10/2014 - Northwich

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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)

Cycle of Prayer - 01/10/2014
Bebington
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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