|Wirral Rector to become Bishop of Huddersfield
The Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs, currently Rector of Heswall, is to become the Bishop of Huddersfield in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. He will be consecrated in his ministry as an area (assistant) bishop on Friday 17 October at York Minister. He will be the first Bishop of Huddersfield.
|Get involved in helping local schools
A move is underway to get churches to encourage adults to get involved with schools to help young people learn and develop. A special networking and resourcing day has been organised for Saturday 11 October at Stockport Academy, Heathbank Road (just off the M56 and the M60), from 10am to 3.30pm.
|Top award for a valued charity in Stockport
The Wellspring – a resource centre in Stockport for homeless and disadvantaged people – has been presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Wellspring is on Harvey Street behind the Robinsons’ Brewery in the town centre. It is supported by local churches and staffed by volunteers.
|How ‘Dopey’ and ‘Grumpy’ went global for MU
A trio of toy dwarves have been raising awareness of the Mothers’ Union and its projects. The dwarves were the idea of MU’s Social Concern chair in our diocese, Joan Colwell, who persuaded Middlewich deanery MU team to adopt Grumpy, Dopey and Happy as fundraisers.
|Parish enters float in carnival
Saint Alban’s church, Broadheath, entered a float in the Altrincham Festival parade. Water Aid was the theme so the float had a number of bathroom facilities planted up with donated flowers and an operating water pump in the bath.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 29/08/2014
C: Aline Watts. LM: Diana Jones, Valerie Reisenman. Please continue to pray for outreach and growth, especially through our First Steps Service and the school work. Please also pray for our dire financial situation that the Lord will stir hearts so that the necessary funds can be found to pay for the vital repairs to the windows and electrics in the church. The Holy Spirit RC / C of E School
Bishop Dr Gregor Duncan, Glasgow & Galloway (Scotland)
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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