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25/12/2014

Bishop Paul's first Christmas sermon
The Rt Revd Paul Bayes has delivered his first Christmas sermon as Bishop of Liverpool at Liverpool Cathedral. In his sermon he reflecedt on what it means to believe in a God who chose to come and live among us. Read More >

19/12/2014

#Christmasstarts with inspiring the next generation
The 4 Saints Team Ministry (Huyton Deanery) have been delivering an exciting programme of school assemblies themed round 'Christmas Starts with Christ' to over 600 school children in Huyton.  Read More >

17/12/2014

Meet our new readers - Sarah Hope
This week we meet new reader Sarah Hope from Ainsdale. Sarah wants to play a role in helping people develop their relationship with God through, among other things, leading worship, teaching and preaching.  Read More >

12/12/2014

Meet our new Readers - Annie Houghton
This week we talk to Annie Houghton, newly licensed Reader from St Peter's Ashton in Makerfield, who is looking forward to getting involved in school ministry and in deepening her support for people who are bereaved and grieving.
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12/12/2014

A Multisensory Christmas
On Friday 5th December, Liverpool & South Sefton Christian Disability Network hosted a Christmas craft event at Rowan Park special needs school in Litherland. Read More >

11/12/2014

Parish Giving Scheme - saving you time, increasing your giving
The Diocese of Liverpool has invested in an innovative national parish giving scheme which aims to reduce the workload for parishes while increasing the giving potential. How can it help my parish? Read More >

10/12/2014

Keeping It Local: Married couple become Missional Leaders
Husband and wife team Tony and Chris Mullen have became the first married couple commissioned as Local Missional Leaders, to serve the Chapelford community in Warrington. We spoke to them about their roles and how they work together with each other and those they support in this new community.
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08/12/2014

Bishop of Liverpool urges action in support of the Feeding Britain report
The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, has spoken to welcome the findings and recommendations of the report Feeding Britain.
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05/12/2014

Christmas Starts With Christ
This Advent Sunday, it’s time to start displaying the Christmas Starts With Christ posters which we have sent to every church to support this national campaign.  Read More >

05/12/2014

Meet our new Readers - Helen Randall
This week we talk to Helen Randall, the new reader in the St Luke in the City Team, Liverpool, who is keen to develop ministry to people who are bereaved or seeking healing. Read More >

05/12/2014

Lifecall Interview: Danny Driver
We speak to Danny about how he found his calling, and why having younger people in church leadership is important for the future of the Church. Read More >

05/12/2014

Government £15m church repair fund
In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced the creation of the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund. Read More >

04/12/2014

Homeless hostel gets £5m makeover
For more than a century Mildmay House in Liverpool has been a hostel. It's served different clients with different needs in a rapidly changing world. On 27 November Bishop Paul attended its official re-opening after its latest makeover as a state of the art facility for the homeless of Merseyside. Read More >

28/11/2014

Meet our new Readers - Glenys Adams
This week we speak to Glenys Adams who is keen to reach out to young and old, through links with her local school and sheltered housing scheme. 
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27/11/2014

National Gutters Day

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars, as Oscar Wilde once said. As November 28th is National Gutters Day, Diocesan Heritage Support Officer Ian Simpson warns that we neglect gutter maintenance at our peril.

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24/11/2014

ACE Awards Scheme 2015
The Association for Church Editors is (ACE) has launched its annual national Awards Scheme to celebrate and recognise the work of local church magazine editors and their editorial teams.  Read More >

21/11/2014

Meet our new Readers - Angela Jones
This week we speak to Angela Jones who is passionate about working with children’s and those who are vulnerable within her community. Read More >

20/11/2014

WWI Centenary: A Community Remembers
In the week of Remembrance Sunday, St Michael’s Garston hosted an exhibition to tell the story of how church and community worked together during WW1.
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20/11/2014

City Centre Christmas: Come and join the celebration!
CityCentral, the Liverpool Business Improvement District, and Mission in the Economy needs you to join a 'Real Christmas Nativity Parade' with real camels and a real donkey called Fluffy! Read More >

20/11/2014

Bishop Paul on the final vote on Women Bishops
Bishop Paul comments on the final vote to enable women to enter the episcopate. Read More >

20/11/2014

READ MARK LEARN – Liverpool Diocesan Readers Conference
It was an exceptional weekend for Liverpool Diocesan Readers, who came out in force for the new bishop’s installation and annual Readers’ Conference. Read More >

17/11/2014

Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is 2nd December 2014 Read More >

17/11/2014

Archbishop Blanch Lecture
A transcript from this year's Archbishop Blanch Lecture is now available.   Read More >

14/11/2014

Bishop Paul starts to get to know our diocese
The incoming Bishop of Liverpool went on a whistlestop tour of parts of our diocese ahead of his installation tomorrow. The tour built on his understanding of what we do which started when his appointment was announced in Liverpool and Wigan. Read More >

14/11/2014

Meet our new Readers - Victoria Allen
This week we speak to new reader Victoria Allen who has a particular interest in ministry for young people and families.  Read More >

12/11/2014

#WeRemember
It was great to see some great photos of your Remembrance Sunday events. Thanks for sharing with us on Facebook, Twitter and email.  Read More >

07/11/2014

Meet our new Readers - Ian Merrison
This week we meet Ian Merrison who is now a newly licensed reader from the parish of All Hallows, Allerton. Read More >

07/11/2014

Bishop Richard marks Remembrance Sunday
In the cathedral, churches, villages and towns across our diocese people will gather to remember and honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in one of the conflicts of the 20th Century. Bishop Richard will lead our commemorations. Read More >

06/11/2014

Bishop Paul continues preparations for Installation Service and his public ministry
Bishop Paul Bayes will continue his preparations for the service of Installation on Saturday November 15th with a tour around parts of our diocese from Monday 10th November.  Read More >

06/11/2014

Revd Tim Montgomery appointed Director of ground breaking Transforming Wigan project
We are excited to announce that the Revd Tim Montgomery, currently Bishop’s Adviser for Mission and Leadership in the Diocese of Carlisle, is to take up the role of Director Transforming Wigan in early February 2015. Read More >

06/11/2014

The importance of Spiritual Direction
An interview with the Revd Stephen Gough on the importance of Spiritual Direction for a balanced Christian life. Read More >

05/11/2014

Advanced Notice - 2016 Curacies
Incumbents who would like to be considered by the Bishop’s Core Group for the training of a curate from July 2016 will need to attend a briefing session about national and local patterns of curacy before submitting an application Read More >

31/10/2014

Meet our new Readers - Dr Emily Ball
This year as well as being the 100 year anniversary of reader ministry, we saw one of the largest year groups of new Readers for a long while. 17 in total! We will be introducing our new readers over the coming weeks and finding out how they heard God's call. Dr Emily Ball is first to share her story.  Read More >

30/10/2014

Keeping it Local
Bill Addy became our diocese’s first Local Missional Leader as he was appointed  to St Barnabas, Penny Lane, Liverpool last week. Read More >

30/10/2014

Directions has been inspiring and motivating
Our final Directions case study is Tim from St Andrew, St Helens. Tim has been a group facilitator on the Directions course for 2 years, a journey he describes as inspiring and motivating. Read More >

29/10/2014

The book of life and means of grace
Ahead of the Dean delivering this year’s Archbishop Blanch Lecture on November 12th we talk to the Very Reverend Dr Pete Wilcox about his love for scripture, the role of the lecture in our Christian formation and the need to defend the bible against determined criticism from many quarters Read More >

23/10/2014

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land
The distinctiveness of church schools was a consistent theme running through our annual Headteachers’ and Incumbents Conference held last week at Hope in Everton.  Read More >

23/10/2014

Public notice of an application to the Consistory Court
We have published a Public Notice of an application to the Consistory Court of the Diocese for permission to carry out works at Aigburth St Anne. Read More >

23/10/2014

Public notice of an application to the Consistory Court
We have published a Public Notice of an application to the Consistory Court of the Diocese for permission to carry out works at St Helens St Helen. Read More >

22/10/2014

Bible Alive Readathon in full swing
The Bible Alive readathon is in full swing across the diocese. With each Deanary organising their own events, it is great to receive your stories of how your parish got involved. Read More >

22/10/2014

Season of Invitation
All Saints with St Frideswyde used the season of invitation to invite people to their Harvest celebration.  Read More >

21/10/2014

Directions gave me the confidence I needed
Continuing our Directions case studies, this week, we hear Jane's story. Read how the Directions course gave Jane the confidence to recognise that her gifts really are about pastoral care. Read More >

16/10/2014

Meet our new deacons - Dan Langdon-Griffiths
In our final interview in our new deacon series we hear Dan Langdon-Griffiths' story. Dan is serving in the Sutton Team Parish, in St Helens.  Read More >

16/10/2014

How Directions shaped my vocation - Beth
Last week we started looking at the stories of four people who's life has been affected by Directions ahead of the new course starting in November. This week we continue with Beth's story. Read More >

09/10/2014

St Peter Hindley receives Child Friendly Church Award
St Peter Hindley was presented with the Child Friendly Church Award from the Diocese of Liverpool recently. The award was presented at a special celebration service on Sunday 28th September.  Read More >

09/10/2014

Meet Our New Deacons - Raymond Whitby
Continuing our series where we meet our new Deacons, this week we talk to Ray Whitby - Curate at Gateway, Wigan
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09/10/2014

Bishop and Mayor visit St Hilda’s school site for dedication ceremony
The Mayor of Liverpool and the Bishop of Warrington led a dedication ceremony and laid a foundation stone on the Morgan Sindall site of St Hilda’s School in Sefton Park.  Read More >

09/10/2014

Diocesan Dashboard gives realistic assessment of how well we’re doing
In the last of our series looking at the major debates at Synod we come to consider the Diocesan Dashboard designed to give accurate statistical evidence on how well we’re all doing as we pursue the growth agenda.
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09/10/2014

Read what Directions did for Joyce
As we launch our new Directions course in November we look at the stories of four people who's life has been affected by Directions. Read Joyce's story here.
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03/10/2014

We all have a story to tell
National Mission and Evangelism Adviser Rachel Jordan is coming to talk about how we can put our faith into words in November. We interview her about her philosophy for sharing faith. Read More >

02/10/2014

Meet Our New Deacons - Paula Bridson
From Royal Insurance to a her calling to ministry God and faith has been central to Paula's life. In our latest meet our deacon's interview we hear her story. Read More >

02/10/2014

Celebrating new readers
Our cathedral hosted a magnificent service as Bishop Richard licensed 17 new Lay Readers and celebrated 100 years of Reader Ministry.
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01/10/2014

Synod hears assessment on Diocesan budget
David Greensmith, chair of the Board of Finance gave an update on our diocesan finances and set out our two major financial challenges. Read More >

25/09/2014

You don't fatten a pig by weighing it
Looking at the stories behind the growth and mission statistics. Read More >

25/09/2014

Synod debate points way forward for Parish Share
Following a major debate on Saturday, Diocesan Synod have given a steer for the direction that a new Parish Share system should take.
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24/09/2014

Celebrating over 100 years of a distinct and valued ministry
The Diocese of Liverpool is celebrating having reached a milestone in achieving over 100 years of Reader Ministry. In a special service being held at Liverpool Cathedral this Sunday, 27th September, a total of 17 new readers will be licensed.  Read More >

24/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Laura Leatherbarrow
Laura's background background has been in nursing specialising both in palliative care as a Marie Curie nurse and then in cardiology. She will be working within the East Widnes Team.  Read More >

18/09/2014

Bible Alive Readathon
Bible Alive 2014 reaches its climax this October with our Bible Alive Readathon, where every word of the bible, from Genesis to Revolution will be continuously read aloud across our diocese. Read More >

17/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Jane Morgan
Jane is also a trained midwife and will be combining vocations, enabling her to continue to be a midwife consultant whilst also following God’s plan in becoming a deacon. She will be serving in Holy Trinity Southport.  Read More >

17/09/2014

Synod to debate Parish Share options
Ahead of the debate on Parish Share options we examine them both in more detail. Read More >

11/09/2014

Transforming Wigan in more depth
We explore some of the details of our Transforming Wigan project in more depth. Read More >

11/09/2014

A prayer for peace on a street called Hope
Bishop Paul met Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Liverpool’s Hope Street to record a prayer for peace for a special edition of the BBC TV programme ‘Songs of Praise’. Read More >

11/09/2014

Earl of Wessex officially opens Enterprise South Liverpool Academy
Enterprise South Liverpool Academy has been officially opened by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, to mark the culmination of the £23million building project.  Read More >

10/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Greg Sharples
This week we bring you our interview with new deacon Greg who is serving in the South Widnes Team Ministry.  Read More >

04/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Daniel Howard
Our interview series continues. This week, new deacon Daniel Howard from St. Columba’s, Anfield talks about his call to ordination.  Read More >

04/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Anne Kazich
Following on from their ordinations, we will be bringing you interviews with each of our new deacons. The first in the series is with Anne Kazich who is originally from Hamburg, Germany. Read More >

04/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Ashley Benson
We meet Ashley Benson who is serving at St George's, Everton. Ashley is originally from Woking, Surrey and was a Children's Pastor before God called her to ministry. Read More >

04/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Dave Collier
Dave is originally from Warwick, Warwickshire. He has worked in the building industry, and was already in full time ministry with the Church Army as an evangelist before being called to be ordained.  Read More >

04/09/2014

Meet our new deacons - Dave Lowrie
This week we meet Dave who is based in St Luke's Crosby. He has had a variety of experiences before being ordained. He has been a youth and homeless worker, a coffee shop owner and even a web designer.  Read More >

04/09/2014

Church Commissioners help fund ground breaking Wigan project
Church Commissioners announce funding for £1.2m project to re-imagine church.  Read More >

04/09/2014

Making it easier to manage church finances
We have announced a series of stewardship courses with something for everyone Read More >

21/08/2014

National figures show the importance of generous giving
Church of England figures reveal the generousity of church giving across our diocese. Read More >

20/08/2014

New Hub to be at the heart of the Bootle community
St John & St James Church purchased the former St Stephen’s URC buildings on Bailey Drive in Bootle back in January. This is the beginning of an exciting community project in which the buildings are going to be transformed into a brand new community Hub and Church Centre. Read More >

15/08/2014

Christ Church Norris Green receives Child Friendly Church Award
Christ Church Norris Green was presented with the Child Friendly Church Award from the Diocese of Liverpool this week. The award was presented at a special celebration service on Sunday 10th August. 
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14/08/2014

Lest we forget
The Diocese of Liverpool marked the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War with a number parish events and vigils. 
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07/08/2014

A young person’s perspective on church
Church research has shown that growing churches are ones that engage well with young people. We get the perspective of Molly Jacobsen-Hunt who was on placement at All Saints Church, Kensington, Liverpool.  Read More >

31/07/2014

Churches across the diocese to commemorate World War One
Churches right across the diocese will be commemorating World War One on 3rd and 4th August with special services and vigils.  Read More >

24/07/2014

Bishop Paul's election confirmed
The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd Dr John Sentamu confirmed the election of the Rt Revd Paul Bayes as Bishop of Liverpool at a special service at York Minster. 
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23/07/2014

Bishop Richard welcomes new mental health chaplain
Rev Julian Raffay was welcomed as Mersey Care NHS Trust’s new chaplain at a licensing service officiated by the Bishop of Warrington. Read More >

17/07/2014

‘We belong here’ Reader Summer Study Evenings
'We belong here', was a thought provoking and inspiring set of evenings, well supported by Readers and visitors from across the diocese.
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17/07/2014

Bishop Richard visits IFB Welcome Hub
Bishop Richard was given a tour of the International Festival of Business (IFB) Welcome Hub on Wednesday.  Read More >

17/07/2014

Make Christ part of your Christmas Tradition
Churches Together in the Merseyside Region, Together for the Harvest and partners launch the artwork and outline campaign for Christmas starts with Christ 2014 Read More >

14/07/2014

Bishop Richard rejoices at Women Bishop's vote
Bishop Richard has expressed his delight at the vote in favour of Women Bishops' legislation.  Read More >

09/07/2014

Eleven new deacons for the Diocese of Liverpool
Our new deacons were ordained by the Bishop of Warrington in a service at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday 6th July. Read More >

03/07/2014

Meet our readers celebrating 50 years in ministry this July
On Saturday the 18th of July in 1964 the three readers were licensed by Laurence Brown, Bishop of Warrington at Ormskirk Parish Church. We spoke to them about their experiences of their ministry over the years: 
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03/07/2014

Could you host FoodCycle Liverpool?
FoodCycle uses surplus food as to strengthen communities; our volunteers cook, serve and share nutritious meals with people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. Read More >

27/06/2014

Metal theft is on the rise
Metal theft is becoming a big problem, particularly with thieves targeting lead from our church roofs. We examine the extent of the problem and what practical steps you can take to help prevent your church being targeted. Read More >

26/06/2014

“I was encouraged to see God was at business in our diocese
Sir Mark Hedley clearly enjoyed the experience of leading this year’s diocesan visitation services. Reflecting at the end of a month touring our diocese and holding 15 visitations he relished the chance to see the churches and people who have to now been mainly a name on a faculty application.
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26/06/2014

School Leavers 2014 - Celebrate Bringing the Bible Alive
The Leavers’ Services for this year’s Year 6 pupils took place on Monday 23rd June, Tuesday 24th June and Wednesday 25th June.  The theme this year was “Celebrate Bringing the Bible Alive”. Read More >

25/06/2014

Cities are highly complex structures
The second annual urban lecture was delivered by the Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev David Walker on Monday 23rd June.  Read More >

25/06/2014

Bishop Paul elected Bishop of Liverpool
The College of Canons of Liverpool Cathedral met on Monday before Choral Evensong to elect Bishop Paul Bayes as the next Bishop of Liverpool. Read More >

20/06/2014

North West Christian Business Forum prayer meeting
The Forum is committing to hold a prayer meeting at 7.30am each weekday in the Anglican Cathedral to pray for the Festival, its events and its visitors. Read More >

19/06/2014

Poverty Sunday – dealing with deprivation on the doorstep
Churches are being urged to renew efforts to tackle deprivation on their doorstep this Poverty Sunday (June 22) and use the Church Urban Fund (CUF) look up tool to highlight poverty in their parish.  Read More >

19/06/2014

IMPACT - Josephine Butler Award Winner
The main Josephine Bulter Award of £5,000 went to IMPACT, (In Merseyside Police And Churches Together), part of Olive Branch Ministries founded by Mrs Lyn and Pastor Mick Connolly. 
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18/06/2014

An open and honest approach to children's ministry
Our LifeCall children's ministry event was held on Tuesday 17th June. The evening was a great success in demonstrating exciting new approaches to mission and ministry with children and their families. Read More >

13/06/2014

Bishop Paul Bayes to be installed on November 15th
We're delighted to announce that the Rt Revd Paul Bayes will be installed as Bishop of Liverpool in a special service at Liverpool Cathedral at 3pm on November 15th.
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12/06/2014

First World War Centenary Commemoration - Briefing Note
View the updated briefing note for churches regarding the First Worls War Centenary Commemoration.  Read More >

12/06/2014

Hope Walk 2014
From Samba to the Salvation Army, Hope Street came alive last Sunday at the Biannual Two Cathedrals' Pentecost Service Read More >

11/06/2014

Josephine Butler Award Ceremony 2014
The 2014 Josephine Butler Awards took place on Friday 30th May.  Read More >

29/05/2014

Diocese of Liverpool to pilot the Church Credit Champions Network
Churches across the diocese of Liverpool are going to be included in the pilot of the Church Credit Champions Network which was launched in London yesterday. They join churches from across the Diocese of Southwark and London. Read More >

29/05/2014

Election of the New Bishop of Liverpool
Following the announcement that the Rt Revd Pauls Bayes is to be our new Bishop, steps are in hand to arrange the next stage in the formal process of his appointment.  Read More >

28/05/2014

Churches grow that are committed to children and young people
We interviewed Nick Harding, Children's Advisor for Southwell and Nottingham and author of many books on children's ministry. Who is one of the key speakers for the Life Call children's ministry event. Read More >

28/05/2014

Children's ministry is vital if we want our faith in God to be passed onto the next generation.
We interviewed Mark Chester from 'Who Let The Dads Out?' as one of the key speakers for the Life Call children's ministry event.  Read More >

21/05/2014

I would love to see a vibrant, lively church that encourages the ministry of every Christian
We talked to Janet Roberts Priest in Charge at St Nicholas Blundellsands about her memories to mark the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women to the Priesthood.  Read More >

21/05/2014

Josephine Butler Conference 2014
On Thursday 24th April over 100 Year 7 students from schools in both Liverpool and Blackburn Dioceses enjoyed a day at Liverpool Cathedral.  Read More >

21/05/2014

Called to serve
We talked to Janet Eastwood Vicar at Holy Trinity Wavertree about her memories to mark the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women to the Priesthood. Read More >

12/05/2014

Balancing heritage and mission
Sir Mark Hedley talks about how he approaches decisions as Diocesan Chancellor. Read More >

09/05/2014

The announcement day was a very special time for us,
Bishop Paul Bayes thanks our diocese for warmly welcoming him and his wife Kate. Read More >

07/05/2014

Our new bishop announced
We have announced the name of our new bishop Read More >

07/05/2014

About our new Bishop
Read his biography here Read More >

07/05/2014

Our new Bishop visits parts of our diocese
See some of the pictures taken ahead of the announcement Read More >

06/05/2014

Public notice of an application to the Consistory Court
We have published a Public Notice of an application to the Consistory Court of the Diocese for permission to carry out works at Wigan All Saints. Read More >

29/04/2014

The church is very good at helping people work out if they are truly being called
With our next LifeCall Ordination evening happening on May 20th we spoke to Bishop Cyril Ashton, Assistant Bishop in our diocese about why these evenings have such importance and his personal reflections on hearing that call. Read More >

28/04/2014

Whole Life Discipleship in Liverpool Diocese
We interview Rev Dr Neil Hudson, Director of the Imagine project at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, on whole life discipleship and how we can bring our faith into our daily lives. Read More >

28/04/2014

Hearing the Call
Our next LifeCall Ordination event takes place later this month. One of the speakers, Alec Parkinson, We spoke to Alec Parkinson, one of the speakers, on howcoming to the evening on May 22nd will help those uncertain about God’s call.  Read More >

25/04/2014

Every Christian Counts
Sir Mark Hedley talks about his role in the Visitations this year Read More >

25/04/2014

A ten year window of opportunity
Director of Learning and Stewardship, Steve Pierce, explains why he believes that we have ten years to really tackle the issue of ageing money and offers some resources that can help churches meet the challenge. Read More >

25/04/2014

Voting Matters - European Elections
Statement by the Presidents of Churches Together in the Merseyside Region
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16/04/2014

For me Easter means hope
Bishop Richard talks about the Easter message of hope and how it is delivered through our Foodbanks, church projects and other areas. What does hope look like? Read More >

09/04/2014

The pressing buildings challenge
One of the central debates at last week’s diocesan synod is one which is gaining increasing importance across our diocese, and indeed the Church of England. Read More >

08/04/2014

I want to be able to honestly represent our clergy as I take on this role
We talk to the newly elected Chair of the House of Clergy about her role and ministry.
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07/04/2014

"I felt honoured to be a part of such an amazing thing"
One of the most interesting presentations from Synod was when two of our young pilgrims, Emily Gill & Beth Collins, recounted details of their pilgrimage to our link diocese in Virginia Read More >

04/04/2014

Grace in the City - Cathedral Urban Lecture
We speak to the Rt Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester ahead of the Cathedral Urban Lecture Read More >

03/04/2014

Its not been a sacrifice - its been a joy
Margaret Funnell retires after 37 years service. We spoke to her about her reflections on her time serving our diocese. Read More >

28/03/2014

“We thought we’d be losing our identity – that we would be the Cinderella church”
Last week we spoke to Rev Andrew Stott about the formation of the 4 Saints Team in Huyton. This week we get a view from the pew as we talk to Irene Hunt, a devout parishioner from one of the churches in the team – St Jude’s - about how the process worked from her point of view. Read More >

25/03/2014

Josephine Butler Trust Schools Competition
Year 10 and 11 students are invited to design a poster and compose a prayer which will be used as part of the domestic violence awareness work of the Josephine Butler Memorial Trust. Read More >

25/03/2014

2015 Curacies
Details for incumbents who would like to be considered by the Bishop’s Core Group for the training of a curate from July 2015.  Read More >

25/03/2014

Sir Mark Hedley to conduct this year's visitation services
We're delighted that our Diocesan Chancellor is conducting this year's services.  Read More >

25/03/2014

“We thought it was a flippant comment – there has got to be a better way”
In one of two different perspectives on the formation of the 4 Saints Team Ministry (Huyton Deanery) we speak to Rev Andrew Stott, Team Rector, about how the changes came about. Read More >

25/03/2014

Diocesan Synod Round Up
There was plenty to discuss at Synod so this week we will do a round up. Next week we look at some of the issues and discussions in more detail.  Read More >

24/03/2014

Have a season of invitation in 2014
This year we're looking to consider how we can open a season of invitation to encourage more people come back to church. Read More >

24/03/2014

Bishop Richard to fast for
Bishop Richard is joining several other Bishops and national faith leaders, celebrities and food bank volunteers in a “fast relay” throughout Lent.  Read More >

24/03/2014

Training in the North West
We launch a two part feature looking at our two local training routes for licensed ministry by talking to John Applegate, Principal at the All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry. Read More >

24/03/2014

Burscough youth minister takes part in national C of E twitter project
A Youth and Young Adults Minister from Burscough has been chosen to take part in a national Church of England Twitter project starting this week.    Read More >

24/03/2014

Breaking down more than physical barriers
After awarding our first ever Disabled Friendly Church Award, Ruth Reed talks to us about widening our perception of disability and breaking down more than physical barriers.  Read More >

24/03/2014

Training in the North West (part 2)
This week our feature on local training routes for licensed ministry focusses on the work of St Mellitus College (St Aiden's Centre). We speak to St Mellitus Director Rev Dr Jill Duff about what is on offer.
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24/03/2014

Josephine Butler Scholarship 2014
The Josephine Butler Memorial Trust awards an annual travel scholarship to someone active in the Christian Church resident in Greater Merseyside/Liverpool Diocesan area (defined as the Boroughs of Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral. Read More >

24/03/2014

Church schools sign up for 'Educrate'
Kirkby CE Primary School and St Gabriel’s CE Primary School have signed up to the  Educrate Project, working with Faiths 4 Change and Knowsley Council.  Read More >

24/03/2014

The Growth Planning Framework provided a stable foundation...it encouraged us to ask ‘hard’ questions
St Michael and All Angels Burtonwood have used the Growth Planning Framework alongside 2011 census data to put in place plans that they hope will really meet the demands of their community.   Read More >

24/03/2014

St James House staff to deal with clergy DBS applications
Due to Margaret Funnell's retirement Clergy DBS applications will now be dealt with at St James House.  Read More >

24/03/2014

Diocesan Synod votes on Women Bishops
Diocesan Synod has voted overwhelmingly in favour of legislation for women bishops. Read More >

24/03/2014

We are still growing and remain in good heart
Bishop Richard delivered his Presidential Address to the March Diocesan Synod. Read More >

19/03/2014

Exploring the bible through the lens of the Psalms
As he prepares to deliver this year's Lent Lectures, as part of the Bible Alive initiative, we speak to the Dean about what we can expect. Read More >

18/03/2014

Bishop Richard takes part in End Hunger Fast
Bishop Richard, The Bishop of Warrington will be fasting today as he seeks to raise awareness of food poverty in our region.  Read More >

17/02/2014

House of Bishops' statement on same sex marriage
Bishop Richard has affirmed the House of Bishops' pastoral statement on same sex marriage Read More >

11/02/2014

Synod vote on Women Bishops
The Bishop of Warrington has welcomed General Synod's vote to enable a final debate and vote on Women Bishops to take place in July. 

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07/02/2014

Pastoral Reorganisations
Details on pastoral reorganisations in Wigan, Warrington and Altcar and Hightown.  Read More >

06/02/2014

Public notice of an application to the Consistory Court
We have published a Public Notice of an application to the Consistory Court of the Diocese for permission to carry out works at St Dunstan's Church, Liverpool Read More >

06/02/2014

A breath of fresh air - conversation about the School of Leadership
Our flagship leadership course – the School of Leadership – is celebrating its tenth year. We brought together two of its first participants with two from the most recent cohort to swap experiences and discuss how they have benefitted. Read More >

23/01/2014

Report on the Episcopal Visitation to St Faith's Crosby
The report on the Episcopal Visitation to St Faith's Crosby has been published. You can read the report, and see Bishop Richard's response here Read More >

23/01/2014

Making it Easier to access the information you need
The Making it Easier section of our new website is designed to make it faster and easier for you to find the information that you need.  Read More >

23/01/2014

Ministry Days, Quiet days and Spiritual Direction training
Following the closure of Loyola Hall this Easter, Ministry Days and Retreats in Daily Life (Weeks of Guided Prayer) will continue in conjunction with the Cenacle Sisters at the Cenacle in Lance Lane, Liverpool.  Read More >

18/01/2014

Count your blessings on Blue Monday
Nine out of ten people regular count their blessings - a Church of England poll reveals today Read More >

17/01/2014

St Margaret's welcomes artwork made from prayers
A new piece of art has been installed at St Margaret's Toxteth, made from prayers shared by members of the public this Christmas.  Read More >

17/01/2014

Our new website
We start a guide to what's on our website and how you can access the information you need. This week - an overview and introduction Read More >

16/01/2014

Taking time to change our attitude to mental health
Rev Elaine Jones tells us about the work of the newly-established Liverpool Diocese Mental Health Network, and why she is encouraging churches to promote mental health awareness at their cafes or drop in sessions during the week of February 3rd.   Read More >

09/01/2014

Join a Prayer Vigil for Our New Bishop
The Bishop of Warrington and Dean of Liverpool are using the season of Epiphany to encourage churches to pray for Our New Bishop Read More >

08/01/2014

Looking at Parish Share
It's the second week of our series returning to the parishes who featured in last year's DVD. This week we look at Christ Church in Southport. Read More >

08/01/2014

Diocese publishes our Statement of Needs
The Diocese of Liverpool has published its statement of needs produced by the Vacancy in See Committee as part of the process of discernment for Our New Bishop Read More >

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