|An historic consecration at York Minister
The Revd Libby Lane will be consecrated as the Church of England’s first woman bishop in a ceremony at York Minster on Monday 26 January, starting at 11am. The event will be filmed by the major British broadcasters and shown on lunchtime news programmes across the various networks, including BBC, Sky News and ITV.
|New organ for Wincle
On a snowy morning recently Archdeacon Ian Bishop blessed a new organ for Wincle parish church. The four manual digital organ was given to the church by Mrs Sylvia Richards (pictured). It had belonged to her husband who sadly passed away last year and she wanted it to go to a good home.
|A ‘moonlight’ craft fair in Stockport
St George’s Church in Stockport (pictured) is seeking people who would like to have a stall at it's Moonlight Craft Fair to be held on Friday 6 March. The event will run from 3pm to 9pm (most of those hours during dusk and night, hence the ‘moonlight’) and will take place in the church, which stands on the Buxton Road (A6).
|Ten Times As Bad
Ten Times As Bad, the life story of Mark Bowden, was published last week by Lulworth Cove. Mark was born in Sandbach, Cheshire, in the mid 1970s. Despite the prosperity of the area, Mark missed out on the opportunities that many children have and set off down a path which eventually led to several prison sentences for theft and drug dealing and eventually for a longer stretch for attempted murder. When Mark was a violent drug addict, he had a tendency towards extremes. “If it’s worth living for, it’s worth dying for”.
|Time to Talk Day – get involved!
Sometimes the isolation and stigma around a mental health issue can feel worse than the issue itself. That’s why we all need to talk. Jane Knight (pictured), our Diocesan Head of Counselling, is encouraging all parishes to get involved in Time to Talk Day coming up on Thursday 5 February.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 26/01/2015
C: Michael Mills, Kath Williamson. LM: Gail Fullbrook, Andrew Rudd, Gill Newcombe. Frodsham C of E School
Bishop Jon Bruno, Los Angeles; Bishop Mary Glasspool, Suffragan Bishop of Los Angeles; Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce, Suffragan Bishop of Los Angeles (VIII, The Episcopal Church, USA)
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