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Funding made available to parishes for armistice art installation
Churches and schools have until 30 June to apply for fully funded grants to purchase transparent ‘silhouettes’ of military figures, as part of a nation-wide art installation to remember the fallen of the First World War.
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Church of England helps protect young people from modern slavery
New resources to be released in September will help schools raise awareness of modern slavery and help protect their students from becoming victims
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Chester and Melanesia Celebrate Thirty Years of Partnership
There was a joyful celebration at Foxhill on 16 June to mark thirty years of the link between the Diocese of Chester and the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
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The Bishops appeal for the Congo
From Bishop Peter, Bishop Libby and Bishop Keith
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Gafcon statement
The Bishop of Chester and the Bishop of Stockport have offered their prayers for the Bishop of Birkenhead as he prepares to attend the Gafcon conference in Jerusalem.
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Fifty Years of Service
A great record of service to the local church and community was commemorated at one of this year’s Archdeacon’s Visitations, which took place at St Wilfrid’s Grappenhall.
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200 years of supporting the Diocese of Chester’s churches
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the Incorporated Church Building Society, set up in 1818, which helped to build and enlarge many hundreds of Anglican churches.
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FAB FESTIVAL - It's the BIG ONE
Every year St Michaels Middlewich invites six local primary schools to contribute to an art installation in the church building for the duration of the FAB (Folk & Boat) Festival.
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From Stage to pulpit
Revd Lawrie Adam has just published his autobiography.
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Deacons priested
A happy day was had on Saturday 2nd June as 17 Deacons were priested at 5.00pm in Chester Cathedral
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New Archdeacon announced for Diocese of St Asaph
The Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral, The Revd Canon Barry Wilson, has been appointed as Archdeacon of Montgomery, which covers the southern half of the diocese.
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Ordinations
Nineteen deacons will be ordained priest on Saturday 2 June
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Invitation to the Cathedral
Installation of The Ven Tim Stratford as Dean of Chester Cathedral
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Melanesian Brothers Arrive In The Diocese
We are delighted that two members of the Melanesian Brotherhood are currently visiting the UK and will be spending time in the Diocese of Chester.
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Remembering Manchester a year on
Over the past year Chester Cathedral has welcomed some of the families of those killed in the Manchester Bombing,
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Royal wedding prayer released
The Church of England has released a wedding prayer for the Royal Couple as research shows other generation Ys want to 'walk down the aisle'.
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Don't forget it's Christian Aid week
For over 70 years Christian Aid has been helping change the lives of people of all faiths and none in the poorest communities around the world.
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Christ Church Chester’s Baptism service
Christ Church Chester’s Baptism service was held on a glorious day on the River Dee meadows.
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Diocesan Synod Elections 2018
We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people, clergy and laity, to be members of Diocesan Synod for the next three year term which begins on 1 August 2018.
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Free tickets for Chester Cathedral Thy Kingdom Come event
Chester Cathedral is to host a special Beacon Event service to mark the final day of Thy Kingdom Come, the ecumenical prayer movement.
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New Dean of Chester Cathedral announced
The new Dean of Chester is to be the Venerable Dr Tim Stratford a highly experienced and respected priest, who is a published author and has strong connections to the North West.
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Bishop leads 'double marathon' prayer walk
Bishop Libby Lane and Ian Bishop, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, are to walk and pray along the streets and pathways of Cheshire,
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Archbishop celebrates 150 years of St Mary’s Upton
The Archbishop of York Dr. John Sentamu joined the congregation and local community of St Mary’s Church, Upton to celebrate 150 years of the church building, to bless the recently completed extension and to commission the congregation for their ministry to those around them.
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Fruit that lasts
Nearly 30,000 serving ministers, both lay and ordained, are being encouraged to hold at least one conversation a month about vocation with someone different from themselves, in a campaign unveiled by the Church of England.
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New Communications Director joins the Diocese
Jim Butterworth has been appointed as our new Director of Communications.
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Arts and Faith Network
The Arts and Faith Network is producing a list of artists who are prepared to offer their services to local churches.
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Chester Diocese Congo building
We have received pictures of the new hall complex that has recently been completed in the Diocese of Aru.
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Bishop Peter's Easter Day 2018 Sermon
Easter day 1 April 2018
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The Diocese of Chester is pleased to announce: ‘The Journey’
The Journey is specifically designed for young people in school years 7-11, organised and delivered by a dedicated team of experienced youth leaders from across the Diocese of Chester.
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Chester Cathedral Nave Choir wants to sing in your church
As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, the Nave Choir is planning a year-long tour of the diocese.
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