|Don’t miss your festive issue of CDN!
The December issue of Chester Diocesan News (CDN) is currently being distributed around our parishes. Inside you’ll find a report and colour pictures of the great community project carried out in Wallasey buy young Christians from Heswall.
|Archdeacon Ian supports White Ribbon Day
The Ven Ian Bishop, Archdeacon of Macclesfield, has pledged his support for the White Ribbon Campaign by posting a picture of himself on social media site Facebook. White Ribbon Day (Tuesday 25 November) is an international campaign, started by men, committed to ending violence against women and girls in this country and abroad.
|Art and music at church’s special Advent day
St Mary’s church in Whitegate, mid-Cheshire, will feature lots of figures made of willow, fabric and flowers on Saturday 13 December. The tableaux – created by the ladies of the church flower group – will include a nativity scene. It’s all part of the rural church’s Advent Gift Day.
|Talks on Judaism offered
Gertie Kallin (pictured) offers talks on Jewish faith and culture to various organisations, including parishes, and they have proved to be rather popular. There is no charge for Gertie’s presentations, but a donation to a charity is encouraged.
|Bromborough church celebrates 150th anniversary
150 years have passed since the present parish church of St Barnabas in Bromborough, Wirral, was consecrated. The anniversary was marked on Monday 17 November. A commemorative tree was planted, a time capsule buried, and a special service was held.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 27/11/2014
C: Daniel Howard. LM: John Mayhew. Our guest services include Advent Carols, Crib, Christingle, and Nine Lessons and Carols; please pray that God will open hearts to the gospel of Christ, the Word made flesh. Our PCC is also setting the budget for next year; please pray for boldness with wisdom.
Bishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Kericho (Kenya)
Peace At The Last - a new book by Bishop Robert Atwell
Our former Bishop of Stockport says the book grew out of diocesan consultation with funeral directors who identified three essential qualities that only the church offers: a distinctive understanding of death continuing pastoral care hope, not just empathy. Building on this foundation, Robert Atwell suggests many practical ways in which the church can become better at conducting funerals and engaging with those who seek pastoral support at critical points in their lives.
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