I have been hugely privileged this spring to attend several important events, some as your Diocesan President and some as a church member in this diocese.
I was in Dublin in March for our Worldwide Council Meeting and with you in Chester in May for our Diocesan Festival Eucharist.
Towards the end of May, I was in Swanwick for the diocesan Lay Conference and as part of the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Wave I was in Chester again for a lunchtime Taizé Service.
The beginning of June saw me at the Big Church Day Out near Macclesfield as a member of the Mothers' Union Team and at Pentecost returning to Chester Cathedral for the Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event.
These events saw Christians coming together from this diocese, the UK and around the world. At each event, there was a strong sense of everyone being united in prayer and worship as well as reaching out in love and service to their neighbour. I’m convinced that we all came away feeling inspired and full of hope, empowered by the Holy Spirit to put our Faith into Action wherever we may be.
This summer I look forward to seeing many of you at our Diocesan Council on 27 June and at our Open Gardens event at the end of July.

With my love and prayers,

Viv