As a Cathedral Canon, our Vicar was involved on 28 May 2020 in the election of Bishop Mark Tanner as our new Bishop of Chester. One of the few perks of her job! Today +Mark’s election has been formally confirmed by the new Archbishop of York, who charged +Mark with the task of (amongst other things) “challenging the status quo (whilst encouraging what works well) and championing the diocese’s work with young people”.
Despite the fact that the Confirmation has been carried out via Zoom, the legal part of the process still seems firmly rooted in a previous century. No wonder the C of E is called the Established Church!
Canon Veronica has completed her five-year stint as Rural Dean of Macclesfield. A number of well-wishers from around the Deanery showed their appreciation…
Revd Dr John Harries, Vicar of the Peak Parishes (Bosley, Sutton, Wildboarclough and Wincle ) was Commissioned as the next Rural Dean of Macclesfield at St James, Sutton on Tuesday 10 September, one of Bishop Peter’s last services before he retires at the end of September.
The Church of England is looking to appoint the next Bishop of Chester to lead the Diocese of Chester, and the Vacancy in See Committee is seeking your views on who that person should be and the qualities he or she should have.
Click HERE to participate – Deadline for submissions: 10 September
Comments will be received and read by the Vacancy in See Committee, the group tasked with preparing a brief description of the diocese and a statement setting out the desired profile of the next bishop.
Bishop Peter has announced that he will be retiring on 30 September this year. He has served as the 40th Bishop of Chester since 1996.
Bishop Keith (Birkenhead) will become acting Bishop of Chester from 1 October until Bishop Peter’s successor is in post. No Suffragan Bishop of Stockport will be appointed before we have a new Bishop of Chester.
Putting the final piece into our mosaic – May 2014
Veronica made Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral – March 2014