Church at Cheshire Show 2016

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undefinedThe Royal Cheshire Show will take place on the 21 and 22 June at the showground at Tabley and this year it's special for two reasons

Firstly, it is 25 years since ‘The Church at the Show’ (TCATS) first took its place on the showground. Secondly, the show achieved royal status earlier this year – and so is now called The Royal Cheshire Show instead of simply the Cheshire County Show.

Thanks to support from the Cheshire Agricultural Society (which runs the show) and from our diocese, TCATS has developed over the years into an important part of this annual occasion. Events start with a service at 7.30pm on Monday 20 June. And each following day begins with a communion service at 8am.  A ‘service for the countryside’ is held at 2pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The TCATS marquee hosts the services and is also a place for people to meet and chat over the teas and coffees.  It aims to showcase all that is good about churches across Cheshire.  A team of children’s workers provide activities for youngsters.

Salt of the Earth brings its blend of science and faith, providing hands on experiments for visitors to the TCATS tent.

A Traidcraft stall offers an opportunity to support those further afield. Chester Cathedral is involved, both in leading worship and in displaying in the marquee.

If you are planning to come to visit the Royal Cheshire Show this year, don’t forget to call at TCATS. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

PICTURED - Bishop Libby and Canon Keith Ineson in conversation with the Countess of Wessex at last year’s show