Join us for a fabulous Festival of Worship in August

BalloonFor the first time Mersey Synod is running a whole day of different creative worship sessions - so don't miss out.

You'll be able to take part in five taster groups throughout the day and see what you like. It's free, it's fun and it's family friendly. Most of the sessions will be open to children but for any which aren't appropriate we'll be running activity sessions for the youngsters.

It's your opportunity to experience Holy Encounters.

When: 3 August 2019 10am – 4.30pm
Where: Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church Chester. See a map of the location here with details for travel.

Book early to ensure your place at this free all-day event - free lunch and refreshments are also included.

Download the booking form here.


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 Prayer and healing session


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All Age - Family Worship

All age worship seeks to bring the entire church together and offers a space where everyone can learn from each other, regardless of their age. You will enter a space that recognises that all voices are valid and be inspired and challenged for your own church services.

Folk Music

Encompassing a wide variety of music, the Folkus Gallery Band creates acts of worship which, together with the use of modern technology and expressive word, seeks to open a space in which God and people can meet. The perfect tool to create reflective, interesting and thought provoking worship.

Prayer and Healing

Take part in our session on prayer and healing, build your confidence so you can hold similar services in your own church.


A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence and liturgical readings. No preaching. 

Lectio Divina (reflective reading) with silent communion

Using a Scripture passage, we read it, pray into it, and listen for what God is saying. Using symbols and actions, we spend time in Silent Communion, without words, and our souls are open to other possibilities of meeting with Christ.

Closing worship with contemporary music

Enjoy a lovely finale to the day with closing worship!

Steven Mitchell, Children's and Youth Development Officer, said, "The whole day is going to be really exciting to see different perspectives of worship. It will enrich, and people can take ideas back to their local church."

Booking is essential. Numbers are limited so don't miss out. Book today. Download the booking form here.