undefinedThe January issue � packed with news and features from around our diverse diocese - has arrived at parish offices ready for distribution. On the front page the Archdeacon of Macclesfield looks back on 2012, including some of the darker aspects. Archdeacon Ian points us to the "healing presence of God's Holy Spirit".

Inside the new Chester Diocesan News (CDN), there is an account of a visit to our diocese back in November by two Melanesians, Alphonse Garimae and his wife Beglen ... plus a reminder of the key dates of the ‘Simply Living’ Melanesian mission visit to our diocese this spring.

There is also a report on a great project achieved by St Mary’s Church in Eastham, south Wirral, which will bring many benefits to the local community.

And you can read the official praise given to the training scheme used by our Ordinands and Readers.

Plus, a report on a big day for Saighton C of E Primary School in Chester.

All that and more besides – CDN is one of the best read diocesan publications in the whole of the Church of England.

If your parish is one of the few that don’t order copies, why not have a talk with our printer. Phone Ray Cowdall on 01270 212389.