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Bishop Peter: "Jesus is, quite literally, God’s Christmas Present to us''
Bishop Peter reflects on the Christmas story and invites us all to be "taken by surprise, by the eternal, mysterious surprise and wonder of God’s love."
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Bishop Libby: "It diminishes God to diminish women"
Bishop Libby Lane and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen have held an open dialogue about women's rights and the experiences they share as faith leaders.
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A Church Near You receives an upgrade for Christmas
The church-finder website, AChurchNearYou.com, which already receives around 10 million page views a year, has been upgraded with a range of new features. 
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Bishop Peter calls for "peace on earth" in support of Christian Aid
The Bishop of Chester is inviting churchgoers and those in the wider community to help build ‘peace on earth’ this Christmas.
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News from the Congo
The latest newsletter from the Aru and Boga dioceses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the latest on the spread of Ebola in the region.
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"Living away from their children is the hardest thing to take"
Lisa Davies, Managing Chaplain at a women's prison in the heart of Cheshire, paints a picture of what Christmas looks like for those behind bars in our diocese.
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School leaders gather together for conference
Over 80 school leaders from the Diocese of Chester gathered together for the annual Church School and Senior Leader Conference.
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School's new prayer garden is opened by Archdeacon
The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Ian Bishop, has opened a new prayer garden at Wincle Church of England Primary School.
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Christmas cathedral attendance figures break records - again
Attendance at Christmas services in England’s cathedrals has broken records for the second year running, statistics published by the Church of England have shown. 
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Free to what? Bishop Libby kick-starts season of conversation
Bishop Libby has started a season of conversation about women's rights to mark the centenary year of women winning the right to vote and stand for election in the UK.
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Course for people who work with children and young people open
A brand new "transformational" course for people who work with children and young people is open for applications until Friday 30 November.
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The Beautiful Game strengthens interfaith friendship in Birkenhead
Two faith leaders in Birkenhead took part in an interfaith football match on Friday 16 November as part of Inter Faith Week 2018.
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Newly-elected Diocesan Synod meets
The newly elected Diocesan Synod was formally welcomed by Bishop Peter on Saturday 10 November at St John's Church, Knutsford.
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Church's work to support local communities revealed
More than 33,000 social action projects are run or supported by churches, according to figures from the Church of England.
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Wilfred Owen remembered in Birkenhead
Jackie Harness, a Reader at Christ Church, shares her passion for Wilfred Owen in the week he is remembered in Birkenhead.
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A diocese remembers
As Remembrance Day approaches, we round up some of the activities taking place in the diocese to remember the fallen.
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Are you Called to Serve?
Two people give their perspectives on Called To Serve, a diocesan-run day to help you explore God's call on your life.
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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.
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A Taste of Harvest
St John’s Church, Hartford has been giving local children the opportunity to think afresh about the things we take for granted in our day-to-day lives.
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A Hundred Years On
Ahead of Remembrance Day, Archdeacon Mike Gilbertson reflects on the lasting impact of the 'war to end all wars'.
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A statement from the Bishop of Chester
A statement from the Bishop of Chester following the Judgement of the Clergy Discipline Tribunal in the case of the Revd Simon Marsh
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Could your church help Fill the Gap during the holidays?
A free resource is available to help parishes who want to provide "food and fun" to children in the school holidays
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Mental Health Day focuses on social media and young people
Around 100 delegates gathered to discuss mental health issues. The day had a particular focus on the mental health of young people. 
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DDO, Magdalen Smith, takes up new role
The Diocesan Director of Ordinands, the Revd Magdalen Smith, is to leave the Diocese of Chester to take up a national Church role.
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Licensing of Pastoral Workers and Readers
Six Pastoral Workers and sixteen Readers were licensed at a special Eucharist service at Chester Cathedral
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"Thought-provoking" exhibition begins tour of the diocese
Following the successful launch at Chester Cathedral, Journey into Light will now travel around the diocese for 12 months.
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#FollowTheStar: A Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas
The Church of England has announced its Christmas campaign and resources for parishes, #FollowTheStar
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Mothers' Union elects President from outside Britain
Mothers’ Union has made history this week in electing its first ever Worldwide President from outside the British Isles.
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Ministry of Sport Day at Bishopthorpe
The Ministry of Sport is a Church of England initiative but churches of all denominations are part of this ministry which assists individuals and local churches to build on sport-related opportunities.
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Harvest of Hygiene focuses on personal products
St Saviour’s Church, Stockport has held a harvest festival with a difference by collecting hygiene products instead of food.
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