Church of England – Diocese of Chester
Chester Diocese logoChristian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ and, in common with other Christians, seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.

The Hope Centre, Macclesfield
hope_macclesfieldThe Hope Centre is based in the old Wesley Owen bookshop in Park Green, Macclesfield. It functions both as a coffee shop, and a Christian bookshop selling books, cards and gifts.

In addition it provides a beacon of hope to the people of Macclesfield.

Grants to help an older person
Every winter we read that many elderly people have to choose between heating their homes or buying food to eat. And for some, it can be a struggle to make ends meet throughout the year. The charity, Friends of the Elderly, makes grants to older people as part of its mission to support them, especially those in need due to isolation or poverty.

Applications are made by referring organisations working in local communities, and a quick call on 0330 332 1110 confirmed that churches could apply. The monies are to go towards utility bills, household repairs and adaptations, mobility aids and essential items that support daily living, and the cost of equipment such as tablets and broadband to help people stay connected. More details at

Foxhill Retreat and Conference Centre
Foxhill is an intimate conference centre, near Frodsham in Cheshire. It is an ideal venue for day or residential retreats, conferences and study breaks.

The centre offers a personal and bespoke service to all guests. The house is in a rural setting which makes it an ideal location for groups or individuals to meet, relax and be refreshed. Foxhill is situated in some of the most stunning countryside in the whole of Cheshire.