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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.
Open Don't forget it's Christian Aid week

Preventing period poverty in Ellesmere Port
St Thomas and St Lawrence Churches in Ellesmere Port launched their Giving Against Period Poverty (GAPP) initiative to help tackle period poverty in their community.
Open Preventing period poverty in Ellesmere Port

Christian Aid Week
“Christian Aid Week is an amazing celebration of our potential to change the world, through generosity, solidarity and action." This year Christian Aid Week runs from 12 to 18 May and parishes are invited to join in.
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The Dean urges churches to ring bells for Armistice
Chester Cathedral will respond to the Government's invitation for church bells to ring out at 12.30pm on the 11 November.
Open The Dean urges churches to ring bells for Armistice

Consultation: baptised children and Holy Communion
The Diocese of Chester is reviewing the practice of allowing parishes to seek permission to admit baptised children to Holy Communion before Confirmation.
Open Consultation: baptised children and Holy Communion

The diocese counters the negative press of Blue Monday
The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title of Blue Monday. To counter the negative press, we asked parishes in the Diocese of Chester to tell us their good news stories.
Open The diocese counters the negative press of Blue Monday

Welcome to the priesthood
A cohort of 18 men and women were ordained into the priesthood on Saturday. Friends, family and colleagues joined them for the happy occasion at Chester Cathedral. View the photographs on Facebook.
Open Welcome to the priesthood

3000 people enjoy bible experience
Over 3000 people turned out at St Michael’s Church, Middlewich, to enjoy the ‘The Big Story’, a multi-sensory experience of bible stories. 
Open 3000 people enjoy bible experience

Readers take up the challenge
Eleven new readers were licensed by Bishop Peter at Chester Cathedral on 21 October
Open Readers take up the challenge

Shining a light on adoption
UK adoption agency and children’s charity Adoption Matters are shining a light on adoption.
Open Shining a light on adoption

Parents still value Harvest Festival for their children
Parents have warm memories of taking part in Harvest Festivals and want their children to do the same - new polling by the Church of England shows.
Open Parents still value Harvest Festival for their children

Church helps festival-goers enjoy their weekend at Creamfields
Festival-goers were helped through their weekend at Creamfields this bank holiday by a team of 45 volunteers.
Open Church helps festival-goers enjoy their weekend at Creamfields

New Chaplain for Stepping Hill Hospital
A new Anglican Chaplain has been licensed to serve at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.
Open New Chaplain for Stepping Hill Hospital

No bed of roses for our young people
The Diocese of Chester hosted a Valentine’s day training course to help those who minister with children and young people to better understand how to support them to make and maintain healthy relationships.
Open No bed of roses for our young people

Farewell service for Bishop Libby Lane
A service of celebration and farewell will take place at Chester Cathedral on 30 March. Booking is essential for this ticketed event.
Open Farewell service for Bishop Libby Lane

Transforming lives
On Monday,25th September representatives of fourteen churches gathered for ‘Filling the Gap 2’.
Open Transforming lives

Autumn journal event
This Autumn a free workshop is taking place designed to help people take their first steps into illustrating their faith through journalling.
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Honorary Bishop urges world leaders to take action on climate change
The Rt Revd William Alaha Pwaisiho, Honorary Assistant Bishop of Chester, and Rector of Gawsworth and North Rode, has called for greater action to tackle climate change at the 29th annual session of the Crans Montana Forum.
Open Honorary Bishop urges world leaders to take action on climate change

Diocesan Synod - Presidential Address
Bishop Peter offers some thoughts upon the life of the Diocese, and wider events.
Open Diocesan Synod - Presidential Address

Retreat resolution
Why not make a resolution to take a day away from it all or take a full retreat this year?
Open Retreat resolution

Great Get Together
This summer, on the weekend of 16-18 June, the Jo Cox Foundation are organising 'The Great Get Together'.
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New Approaches to Bible Reading
26th April 2018 10-3:30pm
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Pastoral Workers welcomed
Jo Whittall, Katy Jones and Wendy Luxon were licensed and admitted as Pastoral Workers by Bishop Libby at Chester Cathedral on September 23rd.
Open Pastoral Workers welcomed

Men in sheds project builds community spirit
Christ Church Bebington have set-up a Men in Sheds group within the grounds of the Church. It's open three times a week and is a hive of activity where people get together to build planters, bird tables and friendships.
Open Men in sheds project builds community spirit

Hundreds share views on who next Bishop should be
The Vacancy in See Committee received 430 responses to its consultation seeking views on who the next Bishop of Chester should be.
Open Hundreds share views on who next Bishop should be

This week is Holy Week
We wish you a blessed Easter journey from the joy of Palm Sunday, through the sadness of Good Friday to the joy of the season of Easter.
Open This week is Holy Week

Thy Kingdom Come events revealed
Internationally renowned musicians, a member of the magic circle and thousands of Christians from across this diocese are set to take part in Thy Kingdom Come this summer.
Open Thy Kingdom Come events revealed

Crewe fire: Call for donations, volunteers and prayers
Local businesses, organisations and residents are being urged to help by donating, offering practical support and praying for all those affected. Please respond if you can. 
Open Crewe fire: Call for donations, volunteers and prayers

LEGO® brick pool opens at Chester Cathedral
LEGO® brick pool opens alongside the world-first exhibition ‘The DEEP’ - made with LEGO® bricks. Both are open until Sunday 8 September 2019. A perfect rainy-day activity during the school holidays.
Open LEGO® brick pool opens at Chester Cathedral

David Mach’s ‘Two Twisted’ art installation opens
A pair of Triumph convertible cars, two giant shipping containers and tonnes of newsprint are the key elements of the sculptor’s latest work, which is open to the public until May 20, 2019.
Open David Mach’s ‘Two Twisted’ art installation opens

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