|Restoration plan for landmark spire
St James church in New Brighton has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the restoration of its spire, the tallest in Wirral. Development funding of £21,400 has been awarded to help the church plan works which will need a further £228,600 next year to complete the work.
|Come to 'Called to Serve', says those who've been ...
This is the annual event for those who want to explore the various licensed ministries of Pastoral Worker, Reader and ordained ministry. It will take place on Saturday 24 January 2015, 10am to 2pm at Foxhill retreat and conference centre in Frodsham. Are you ready to take the first step to find your best way of deepening your service to God?
|A regular and healthy gift for church youngsters
Teenagers enjoying ‘Refreshments In Church’ (RICH) after school on Thursdays at St. Oswald’s, Bollington (near Macclesfield) got a nice surprise as they celebrated the first anniversary of the project with a party ... when local butcher Jeremy Heathcote dropped by with a hamper of fruit for the youngsters.
|A great year for Noctorum Brigade youngsters
The Church Lads’ & Church Girls’ Brigade Noctorum company, Wirral, have been reflecting on a great year of activities and a growth in membership. Our PICTURE shows a bonfire, where toasted marshmallows were a popular item, but there were lots of other events …
|A book that’s amusing AND serious …
A former member of Gawsworth parish near Macclesfield – who is now a priest of the Buxton team parish in the Diocese of Derby – has written a book of reflections on his experiences in parish ministry. The book is written as a series of drabbles. A drabble is a literary style where the author considers some aspect of life in exactly 100 words. A drabble diary is exactly 100 such pieces.
Cycle of Prayer (Download booklet)
Cycle of Prayer - 01/11/2014
C: Philip Goggin.
Bishop Benjamin Kwashi, Jos (Jos, Nigeria)
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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