Bishop Mark has appointed Lesley Bentley to be Chair of Partners in World Mission in the Diocese of Chester, a new post that she will occupy as a volunteer.
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St Bert's church in Norton, Runcorn, has finished the building work on their church, transforming it into a place for the whole community. On Friday 16 February, they celebrated their achievement with an official opening ceremony followed by lunch and a community event.
In the first of our 'How I Came to Faith', series, we hear from John Bentley, who speaks openly about how his Father died when he was only eleven years old. John remembers the transitional moment when he became a Christian at fifteen years old while painting a fence.
The Church of England’s Lent theme for 2024 is Watch and Pray: Wisdom and hope for Lent and life. It draws on the wisdom of Black Spirituality, particularly the practice of “tarrying” (waiting) as a community to draw closer to Jesus and to each other.
Following a period of discernment, The Bishop of Chester, Mark Tanner, is pleased to announce that the Reverend Jane Proudfoot has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Macclesfield.
Revd Paul Rossiter is the Vicar of St Hildeburgh's Parish Church, Hoylake and also the Chaplain for the town's RNLI Lifeboat station. We asked him what it means to be a chaplain for the RNLI and how this part of his ministry sits alongside being a vicar for the local church.
Christchurch in Moreton runs a Men's Breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. It's a chance for men to talk, share thoughts, hear a short talk and enjoy a big hearty full English.
When Revd Hannah Amner arrived as the Chaplain for Bishops' Blue Coat C of E High School, Chester in the middle of last year, she felt that the neutral colours of the walls in the prayer space could do with brightening up a bit. Undecided about what creative direction to take she put the task in the hands of those that it would make the most difference to, the students.
As we explore together how God is calling us all to bless the 1.5m in this diocese, are you thinking how God might be calling to serve? If that’s you, then the Called to Serve event at Foxhill on Saturday January 27th could be what you need to help you explore the next step.
‘Discovery’ is a spectacular sound and light experience event coming to Chester Cathedral In February. Themed around ‘Science and Space’ the installation, a first for Chester, invites people to ponder our relationship with our planet and beyond.
The Well, a new church congregation established in June last year at Wirral Waters, the huge housing development in Birkenhead, has recently been granted a Bishop's Mission Order by Bishop Mark. They
Curate, Revd Charlie Laver, explains how faith has given a new sense of energy and rejuvenation to St James, Millbrook, a church facing some very difficult decisions just a couple of years ago.
In the last of a series of four Advent Sunday messages from our three Bishops, Bishop Mark talks about one of the core themes of our vision, 'Engage locally, in loving generosity'.
In the third of a series of four Advent Sunday messages from our three Bishops, Bishop Sam talks about one of the core themes of our vision, 'Transformative service in practice'.
The St Barnabas Bromborough Christmas tree festival hosted more than 80 trees this year, and has attracted over 3,000 visitors, - a record number in the 8 years the event has been held.
Rebecca Holland is our recently appointed Jesus Shaped People Champion and is inviting churches to join other churches on a 15-week programme that supports churches to think more like Jesus.
In the second of a series of four Advent Sunday messages from our three Bishops, Bishop Julie talks about one of the core themes of our vision, 'Growing braver, fuller faith'.
Churches across the Diocese of Chester are being invited to use the season of Epiphany to pray for the diocesan vision by holding a Vision Sunday service. To support this an Epiphany/Vision Sunday resource pack titled 'Together in Christ, Sharing Hope.'
The Ministry Team at Church House is delighted to welcome two new members of staff. Jeanette Howe and Karen MacMillan jointly share the role of Bishop’s Adviser for Licensed Lay Ministers, working the equivalent of a full-time role.
In the first of a series of four Advent Sunday messages from our three Bishops, Bishop Mark talks about one of the core themes of our vision, "Blessing 1.5 million lives, one life at a time."
Hope Central is a Christian charity committed to bringing hope and relieving poverty in Cheshire East. It was formed by three churches working together to bring help and services to the local community, which they wouldn't have been able to provide independently of each other.
Bishop Julie and other senior clergy from Churches Together in the Merseyside region have collectively written and signed a letter to the Prime Minister to offer their support and prayers for the COP28 Summit.
Katy Herrera is the new Families, Children, and Youth Advisor. Based at Church House, she will be supporting parishes to develop faith among children and young people in their homes, schools and churches across the diocese.
The Church of England has released a Christmas single, as part of a campaign encouraging people to come to church, sing carols, and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.
The Church of England has released its first-ever printed Advent Calendar, inviting people to put the birth of Jesus at the heart of their Christmas preparations.
Bishop William from the Diocese of Boga, visited the Diocese of Chester recently taking in the sights, praying with us and meeting people. Among his many stops, was Bishop's House where Bishop Mark asked him about his time in Boga and how we can pray for its people.
Pastoral Workers and Readers from across the Diocese of Chester gathered together earlier this month, as part of two community days for licensed lay ministers, which included over 70 Readers and over 50 Pastoral Workers.
Parish Nursing enables local churches to offer help and advice in a nursing context, to people during their visits to church or community centre. We visit St Saviours Church in Stockport to see Parish Nursing in action.
For Revd Hannah Hupfield, fundraising has looked like... spending every single night in October sleeping in a cold, damp, and draughty tent in her back garden, but in her own words, "I loved every minute of it".
The Church of England has awarded £9 million to dioceses for repairs and specialist advice to parishes, with the Diocese of Chester to receive £123,750.