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17/12/2015

Inspirational speakers to tell their stories at festival of HOPE
The churches together in Walton and Alsop School are planning to host a festival of HOPE in January 2016. Working ecumenically together they plan to tell stories of hope to the community.  Read More >

16/12/2015

Bishop Richards Christmas Message 2015
It’s a pretty picture that makes a great card or nativity illustration. The cosy stable scene with Mary looking so serene, lowing cattle and the adoring shepherds. It looks so comfortable, ideal and perfect.  It makes a great picture. Read More >

16/12/2015

Hope Academy “buzzes with the excitement of community that knows it is getting it right”
A recent Ofsted inspection has rated the overall effectiveness of Hope Academy in Newton-le-Willows as good. The report represents a massive improvement at the Academy over the last year. Read More >

11/12/2015

Energising evening for young adults exploring ‘What Now?’
162 people were welcomed to the starry tent at St James in the City for an energising evening of exploring that vital question ‘what now?’ Read More >

10/12/2015

United parish
A pastoral Scheme has been made which unites the parishes of Christ Church Walton Breck and Holy Trinity Walton Breck.  Read More >

10/12/2015

Bishop Paul's video message for parishes
A video download to share in your churches Read More >

10/12/2015

Bishop Richard inspires pupils to give the precious gift of life this Christmas
Bishop Richard visited St Marys and St Thomas CE Primary School, St Helens, as they raise funds for Christian Aid  Read More >

10/12/2015

World Council of Churches enthused by example of Child Friendly Church
Sue Mitchell, children and families missioner, was invited to speak at a conference on children’s rights held by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Unicef. We spoke to Sue about her experience at the conference and the next steps that will be involved.  Read More >

03/12/2015

Appeal from The Bishop David Sheppard 10th Anniversary Trust
The Bishop David Sheppard 10th Anniversary Trust exists to give young people who experienced issues within standard education channels a second chance.
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03/12/2015

2017 Curacies
Incumbents who would like to be considered by the Bishop’s Core Group for the training of a curate from July 2017 Read More >

03/12/2015

Second round of church roofs fund opens
Applications to £25 million package for roof and gutter repairs to listed places of worship open now. Read More >

27/11/2015

We just have to keep our foot on the growth pedal
Diocesan Secretary Mike Eastwood set out the current position of our statistics for mission in the diocese at Synod. Here is a summary of his report.
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27/11/2015

Our diocese has the mindset and opportunity to be trailblazers in Interim Ministry
On Tuesday 10th November Chris Jones was licensed as Interim Minister by Bishop Paul at St Stephens’s church, Banks.  We spoke to Chris as he embarks on this new challenge Read More >

25/11/2015

Clergy Moves
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here. 
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21/11/2015

Church of England schools scoop prestigious Educate awards
Delight as 5 diocese CofE Schools scoop awards at the Gala ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral last night Read More >

20/11/2015

Remembering love, Remembering Sacrifice
Spen Webster, Warden of Readers reflects on this year’s Readers Conference. Once again proving to be a hugely successful and inspiring event.  Read More >

19/11/2015

Bishop Paul collates new Archdeacons at Liverpool Cathedral
Bishop Paul collated our 3 new Archdeacons at a special service on Saturday at Liverpool Cathedral.  Read More >

19/11/2015

God is calling me to reach out into the community and show his love in action
Barbara Mercer, Local Missional Leader at St Paul’s, Prescot talks to us about her role and how it impacts on the growth of the church within the local community.  Read More >

13/11/2015

Bishop Paul collates new Archdeacons
All welcome to the service tomorrow in Liverpool Cathedral at 3pm Read More >

13/11/2015

David Parry hears his own LifeCall
As Canon David Parry moves on from the Diocesan Director of Ordinands role to concentrate on his parish ministry we speak to him as he looks back on a successful decade of helping individuals to hear God’s call. Read More >

13/11/2015

Public Notice of Consistory court applications
We publish two public notices for Holy Trinity Southport and St Elphin's Warrington. Read More >

12/11/2015

Spiritual support vital for cancer survivors
Find out why spiritual support is so important for those diagnosed with cancer. Read More >

09/11/2015

Bishop Paul's Christmas Message
A family flees for its life.  Read More >

08/11/2015

Bishop Paul on Remembrance Sunday
As the region gathers to remember those who have died in war the Bishop of Liverpool has spoken about the need to strive for peace Read More >

05/11/2015

Bishop of Liverpool signs pastoral order to enable 4 Archdeaconries in the Diocese of Liverpool
This follows the consultation process laid down in the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 Read More >

05/11/2015

New Advent Resources from Old Oak Resources
Old Oak resources have produced a range of resources for churches to freely use in advent services.   Read More >

05/11/2015

Revd Sam Nicholson appointed as next Dean of Women’s Ministry
The Bishop of Liverpool has appointed Revd Sam Nicholson to serve as Dean of Women’s Ministry for the next two years.  Read More >

05/11/2015

With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health issues in their lifetime how can we help?
Ahead of the Presence in Brokeness LifeCall event on 10th November, Revd Elaine Jones speaks about how we, the church, can respond.
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05/11/2015

A fond farewell to Archdeacon Peter at WACAttack 2015
A bustling Cathedral said thank you to Archdeacon Peter at his farewell Eucharist during last Saturday's WACAttack.  Read More >

05/11/2015

Fifteen church schools recognised for inspiring pupils in the North West
Church of England Schools from Merseyside and Lancashire will take part in a prestigious awards ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral on the 20th November 2015  Read More >

05/11/2015

I couldn't ignore that call forever
As someone who first felt the call to ministry at the age of 16 it is hardly surprising that Revd Dr Alastair Prince has a passion for nurturing young vocations. We spoke to him about his journey and how he felt called. Read more here and join him at the Young Vocations Breakfast Read More >

04/11/2015

We publish the WACSelfie Winners
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all who entered Read More >

30/10/2015

Supporting Young Vocations in our Diocese
We talk to Revd Dr Alastair Prince Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands about those challenges and the work we are doing to support young people in the ordination process. Read More >

29/10/2015

We are 'Better Together'
Bishop Paul will deliver this year's Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture exploring the idea of Ecumenism in the 21st century.  Read More >

29/10/2015

Debt Signposting training can help many more to access free debt advice
Developed by the Money Advice Trust and available free of charge via the Church Credit Champions Network, this training gives very simple guidance and skills to those coming into contact with people who have debt problems.   Read More >

29/10/2015

Bishop Paul officially opens Archbishop Blanch and St Hilda’s CE High School
Bishop Paul officially opened the new buildings on October 22nd 2015.  Read More >

27/10/2015

It hasn’t shaken my faith but it has certainly challenged it,”
Revd Simon Elliott, father of two, talks openly and honestly about being father to a child on the autistic spectrum, its impact on his faith and why being truly welcoming and inclusive is so important to him. Read More >

23/10/2015

A break even budget enables us to make missional decisions
Chair of the Board of Finance, David Greensmith presented the Board of Finance's 2014 accounts and 2016 budget to the last synod. Read More >

22/10/2015

Proclaiming the Gospel
The Bi – annual Self Supporting Ministry officers’ conference ‘Communicating the Gospel’ was held at the end of September at Luther King House.  Read More >

22/10/2015

We say farewell to Archdeacon Peter
As we gear up for his final Eucharist as part of WACAttack 2015 on October 31st 2015 Read More >

21/10/2015

Why Funerals Matter to the Church of England
We talk to Revd Dr Sandra Millar ahead of the Funeral Ministry Training Day on November 17th.  Read More >

20/10/2015

Mike Eastwood accepts two day a week role to help steer the reform and Renewal agenda
Diocesan Secretary Mike Eastwood has accepted a two day a week secondment starting in January 2016 Read More >

16/10/2015

St Luke’s, West Derby feature in new Church Legacy video
St Luke’s, West Derby features in a new short film from The Church of England entitled ‘A Lasting Difference’, explaining how gifts in wills can help to transform the lives of our local churches and communities.  Read More >

16/10/2015

General Synod Election results 2015
Congratulations to all those election to the House of Clergy and House of Laity Read More >

15/10/2015

Headteachers Conference
Bishop Paul and Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer for the Church of England were the keynote speakers for this year’s Headteachers Conference.  Read More >

15/10/2015

That beating heart which determines strategy, priorities, direction, mood.
Diocesan Synod met last Saturday and over the next few weeks we will look at different aspects of the first meeting of our new synod. In the next weeks we look at some of the budgetary and financial aspects that were discussed. Read More >

15/10/2015

50th church joins Parish Giving Scheme
Since its launch in January 2015, the Parish Giving Scheme in Liverpool has become a great success. The 50th church has just registered to join the time and revenue increasing scheme.  Read More >

15/10/2015

Synod elect members to key committees in our diocese
Synod on Saturday elected members to a number of the key committees in our diocese.  Read More >

09/10/2015

Hugely insightful into what families want and expect from the church
Are just a few of the words used to describe the 'Baptism Matters' event held on 3rd October.  Read More >

09/10/2015

St Mary’s Waterloo Park receives the Child Friendly Church Award
‘Journeying together for the growth of God’s family’
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09/10/2015

It is our responsibility to pass the stories on to the next generation
The LifeCall: Telling Our Story event was held on 6th October with Bob Hartman, renowned storyteller and author.  Read More >

09/10/2015

Bishops urge joint action on refugee crisis
As the church looks to respond to the current refugee crisis our bishops have issued the following statement
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08/10/2015

Laying the foundations of faith in the Early Years
As we work towards how we can achieve the Bishop’s Growth Agenda, one area that we have been looking at is improving the faith provision for our youngest children.
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08/10/2015

Taking the first steps forward on our journey towards Transforming Wigan
We speak to Tim Montgommery, Director of Mission in Wigan who is leading the significant task of the transformation of how Wigan will experience church. Tim talks about how he is settling in and how the  team will take those critical first steps forward on the journey of transformation.  Read More >

07/10/2015

Meet our new Readers - part 2
Over the next few weeks we will be introducing our readers to you in our 'Meet our new Readers' interview series. Read part 2 here.  Read More >

07/10/2015

Meet our new Readers - part 3
Over the next few weeks we will be introducing our readers to you in our 'Meet our new Readers' interview series. Read part 3 here. Read More >

07/10/2015

Meet our new Readers - part 1
Over the next few weeks we will be introducing our readers to you in our 'Meet our new Readers' interview series. Read part 1 here. Read More >

02/10/2015

Bookings for Fellfield 2016
Bookings are now open for Fellfield our detached 3 bedroom housein the Lake District. All  serving Stipendiary and non stipendiary  clergy in our diocese can book a Reading Week or a Holiday week there.
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25/09/2015

Equipping churches, children and families to grow in the Christian Faith
We spoke to Rev Clive Doran, The Bishop’s Advisor for Children in Communion the issue of engaging with Children, young people and their families, the different milestones that mark a journey of faith and how we can begin to join those pieces.  Read More >

24/09/2015

Walton Pastoral Reorganisation on October 1st 2015
Pastoral Reorganisation on October 1st 2015 in Walton. Read More >

24/09/2015

Have you held a money talk yet?
Money talks are the best way of getting your church community involved in the Archbishop’s  ‘To your Credit’ project. Julia Webster explains more here.  Read More >

24/09/2015

A bigger and more engaged church across the whole region
Bishop Paul and Bishop Richard made the journey to the Diocese of Sheffield as part of the Northern Bishop's challenge of Annual mission set by the Archbishop of York during last year's retreat. Read More >

19/09/2015

Bishop Paul licences our new Readers
Bishop Paul has licensed 12 new Readers in the cathedral today. Read his sermon here Read More >

17/09/2015

Formal Consultation on Archdeaconry Boundaries
Following our informal consultation on the new Archdeaconry Boundaries we have sent out the formal letters to those who we have to consult with. Here, you can read the Bishop of Liverpool's letter explaining how these proposals will make us  Fit for Mission. Read More >

17/09/2015

WACAttack 2015 Selfie Competition
Take part in our fabulous Selfie Competition for those in the Warrington Archdeaconry. We’re looking for your selfies as we launch this great competition for WACAttack 2015.

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17/09/2015

The Bishop of Warrington urges schools to use Harvest festival to donate to foodbanks
Church of England schools across the Diocese of Liverpool are being encouraged to collect food for their local Foodbank this harvest time. Read More >

11/09/2015

Bishops highlight some of the key events for 2015 and into 2016
With the Autumn term beginning Bishop Paul and Bishop Richard draw attention to some key events happening between now and the start of 2016.  Read More >

10/09/2015

Church is called to be for everyone
St Oswald’s Nether ton to host an inclusive harvest community day on Saturday 26th September with craft, activities, information and advice Read More >

10/09/2015

Refugees - Responding with Heart and Mind
Following Bishop Richard’s plea in last week’s bulletin we have asked Together Liverpool to show some practical ways for churches to respond to the refugee crisis. Read More >

10/09/2015

New policy on Gardens of Remembrance
The Diocesan Advisory Committee has considered the issue of new gardens of remembrance, and come to a view that, in principle, we would not recommend their creation.  Read More >

10/09/2015

Chair of the House of Clergy commends new guide to professional conduct
The chair of the House of Clergy has written to all clergy regarding the new Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy. It is important that you read and understand these guidelines and how they can support you in your ministry. Read More >

10/09/2015

Learning about the art of invitation
Churches from across our diocese were given a masterclass in the art of invitation from Back to Church Sunday founder Michael Harvey. Find out how his methods can help us grow our churches here. Read More >

04/09/2015

Bishop of Warrington speaks out about refugee crisis
The Bishop of Warrington, Rt Revd Richard Blackburn is urging parishes, churches and communities across our diocese to look at how we can respond to the refugee crisis Read More >

03/09/2015

Churches count the cost as metal theft continues across the UK
Ian Simpson, Heritage Support Officer, explains the extent of the problem and what practical steps you can take to help prevent your church being targeted: Read More >

19/08/2015

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 Pemberton St Mark (Newtown) Read More >

14/08/2015

@OurCofE meets Periscope
On ChurchLive - for a whole year, a different church each week will periscope their Sunday service in full.   Read More >

09/08/2015

We announce our new Archdeacons Designate
We are delighted that Revd Jennifer Mckenzie, Revd Roger Preece and Revd Canon Pete Spiers have answered God's call to help us get fit for mission. Read More >

07/08/2015

Supporting Traidcraft's pioneering mission
Bishop Paul and Bishop Richard strongly encourage churches to back Traidcraft's pioneering mission which is under serious threat.  Read More >

07/08/2015

Child Friendly Church Award for All Hallows, Allerton
Congratulations to All Hallows, Allerton who were awarded a Child Friendly Church Award in July.  Read More >

24/07/2015

A joyful and memorable pilgrimage
Rev Helen Blackburn from the East Widnes Team ministry was part of the group that made the journey to the Holy Land this year. Bishop Richard led the pilgrimage once again from the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >

24/07/2015

Meet our new deacons - final part
Following on from this year's ordination services, we now explore the stories and calling of our new deacons. Read More >

23/07/2015

Make more from Back to Church Sunday with the season of invitation
Bishop Paul is encouraging our churches to take part in the national Season of Invitation this year.  Read More >

23/07/2015

Christmas starts with Christ campaign to step up a gear
Last year saw churches across the region joining in our Christmas campaign by displaying our Make Christ part of your Christmas tradition poster. With posters adorning Liverpool Central station, on the buses and importantly outside churches we strove to make an impact on the aggressive marketing from retail giants.  Read More >

23/07/2015

Keith talks Faith Matters
We catch up with Keith Hitchman who explains more about the projects he's been involved with and why they are making a difference in the city. Read More >

23/07/2015

'Lets Stick Together' and Care for the Family
Seventeen Children and family workers and clergy were licensed recently as facilitators for Care for the family’s ‘Let’s Stick together training’, which looks at relationship habits for new parents. 
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17/07/2015

I am naturally drawn to urban ministry
The final article in our series looking at their work and calling of our Assistant Bishops. This week we hear from Bishop Stephen Lowe.  Read More >

17/07/2015

Diocese makes a difference as baptism liturgy is redrafted
General Synod has approved liturgical material in a more accessible language thanks to an initiative that started in our diocese over ten years ago. 
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16/07/2015

Meet our new deacons - part 2
Following on from this year's ordination services, we now explore the stories and calling of our new deacons Read More >

16/07/2015

I'm looking forward to my engagement in Liverpool
The second article in our series looking at their work and calling of our Assistant Bishops. This week we hear from Bishop John Goddard.  Read More >

16/07/2015

Pinehurst Primary Pupils Visit Archbishop
23 Year 6 Pupils from Pinehurst Primary School, Anfield, Liverpool, visited the Archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe Palace on Wednesday to ask him questions about faith and following Jesus. Read More >

08/07/2015

Meet our new deacons - part 1
Following on from this year's ordination services, we now explore the stories and calling of our new deacons Read More >

02/07/2015

Ordinations in the Diocese of Liverpool
Having completed his first two ordinations in our diocese we asked Bishop Paul for his reflections on these special occasions in the life of church and individual Christians. He told us Read More >

01/07/2015

St Luke Farnworth receives Child Friendly Church Award
St Luke Farnworth were presented with a Child Friendly Church Award from the Diocese of Liverpool this week.  Read More >

01/07/2015

Holy Trinity receives Child Friendly Church Award
Holy Trinity was presented with a Child Friendly Church Award from the Diocese of Liverpool on 7th June.  Read More >

25/06/2015

Marking the transition to secondary school with colour, vibrancy and joy
Liverpool Cathedral welcomed a total of 2,788 children over four days at the annual Year 6 Diocesan School Leavers Services.  Read More >

25/06/2015

We need accurate attendance data
Parishes are being urged to complete and return their quarterly attendance data ahead of the new Parish Share system being implemented for January 2016. Read More >

25/06/2015

I consider it a privilege to be an Assistant Bishop in Liverpool Diocese
As two Bishops are licenced to support the mission and ministry of our diocese we start a series looking at their work and calling. We start with a familiar figure around our diocese, Bishop Cyril Ashton. Read More >

25/06/2015

Joyce Roberts honoured with MBE
Joyce Roberts, Chair of Liverpool Church of England Council for Social Aid was awarded a MBE for services to the community, particularly Women. Read More >

25/06/2015

The dedication of the new St John and St James
Bishop Paul dedicated the new St John and St James Church and community centre on June 21st marking the start of a fortnight of fun and activities to celebrate the new church and centre. Read More >

25/06/2015

National Churches Trust awards a £40,000 grant to Holy Trinity, St Helens
A major grant of £40,000 from the National Churches Trust will help to secure the future of Holy Trinity Church, St. Helens.  Read More >

25/06/2015

Please pray for our new Deacons
As our new deacons are on retreat ahead of Sunday's ordinations we pray for them, their families and their new ministries. Read More >

19/06/2015

Next steps in becoming Fit for Mission
We continue exploring and listening to the views of clergy and parishes as we work to discern the shape of our archdeaconries in order to be to be Fit for Mission. Read More >

18/06/2015

St Marys Wavertree awarded for the 3rd consecutive time as a Child Friendly Church
Congratulations to St Mary's Wavertree who were presented with the Child Friendly Church Award for the third consecutive time on Sunday. A great achievement.  Read More >

18/06/2015

Church has to be more than just Sunday
June Dunning spoke to us following her recent commissioning as Local Missional Leader for St Philips Westbrook.
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17/06/2015

Canon Cynthia Dowdle honoured with OBE
Canon Cynthia Dowdle, Dean of Women's Ministry and Canon Chancellor speaks to us after being awarded OBE for services to Gender Equality and Social Inclusion. Read More >

11/06/2015

Josephine Butler Awards 2015
Josephine Butler, Victorian social reformer, is celebrated annually with the JB Trust holding awards in her honour Read More >

10/06/2015

Developing Discipleship in the City
We spoke to the Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Stephen Croft, ahead of the 3rd annual Cathedral Urban Lecture that he will deliver on Monday 'Developing Discipleship in the City'. Read More >

08/06/2015

Statement regarding the allegations of Nadine Dorries MP
The Docese of Liverpool has issued the following statement regarding the allegations amde in the Mail on Sunday.  Read More >

04/06/2015

Campaign to install lifesaving defibrillators in every church
We spoke to Naida Thompson about her family’s campaign to highlight the importance of installing defibrillators in as many public buildings as possible, including churches. Read More >

04/06/2015

Clergy enjoy ministry in the Diocese of Liverpool
Over 96% of clergy agreed that they enjoy ministry in our diocese according to a survey we carried out earlier this year. Read More >

04/06/2015

Belonging Believing Becoming
During the Bishop’s Growth Conference two case studies from within our diocese were explored by speaker Dr George Lings. This week we hear from Rev Janet Roberts from St Nicholas, Blundellsands.  Read More >

04/06/2015

Bishop Richard visits Wargrave Church of England Primary School
The Rt. Rev Bishop Richard Blackburn, Bishop of Warrington, visited Wargrave Church of England Primary School on Tuesday 19th May 2015 to present the school with the Church School Partnership Award 2. Read More >

29/05/2015

Sharing the ministry of our Archdeacons
In the first outcome from the Fit for Mission paper Bishops Council agrees plans to rework our Archdeaconries to form more manageable areas with a shared ministry.
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28/05/2015

Welcome back Cunard to your spiritual home
A special service marking the historic relationship between Cunard and Liverpool took place on Monday at Liverpool Parish Church. Read More >

28/05/2015

On our own, we can’t, but together, we can
During the Growth Conference two case studies from within our diocese were explored by speaker Dr George Lings. This week we bring you our first report from Rev Andrew Stott on the 4Saints team ministry. Read More >

27/05/2015

Growing our ministry to young people
Congratulations to All Saints Stoneycroft who were presented with the Child Friendly Church award on Sunday 17th May. Read More >

22/05/2015

Big lottery boost for St Leonards church project
The Bootle church and South Sefton Foodbank receives £403,000 to enable it to dleiver wrap around care. Read More >

22/05/2015

A brand new building for St Mary's School
Bishop Richard opened the brand new school building for St Mary’s Ince. The school building was available for staff and pupils to use from Easter. Read More >

22/05/2015

We learn to reflect change and adapt
Bishop Paul encourages every parish to use Growth Planning Framework 3 to help them reflect, change and adapt as 400 attend the growth conference in Aintree.
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15/05/2015

Prayers for Exams
Our Youth and Famillies Missioner has written prayers for those taking exams. Read More >

14/05/2015

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 Mossley Hill St Mathew & St James. Read More >

08/05/2015

Community, Faith and the environment are intrinsically linked
Congratulations to Annie Merry from Faiths4Change who was awarded the Echo Environmental Champion Award last week. We spoke to her about receiving the award.  Read More >

07/05/2015

Reflect, learn, change and adapt
Dr George Lings, one of the church’s leading experts on the factors leading to growth, will be speaking at the Bishop's Growth Conference on Saturday 16th May.  Read More >

01/05/2015

Westminster Abbey produces resources for VE Day 2015
As the nation marks 60 years since VE Day – Westminster Abbey has produced resources for churches to use to mark this occasion. Read More >

30/04/2015

Coming together – Eucharist for retired clergy
A packed Lady Chapel at the cathedral saw Bishop Paul preside and preach at a Eucharist for retired clergy.  Read More >

30/04/2015

Bishop Paul commissions first fellows into the Joshua Centre
Our centre for Pioneer Ministry has it's first Fellows with a brief to encourage, mentor and support the multiplication of congregations Read More >

30/04/2015

Church Credit Champions Network (CCCN) Official Launch in Liverpool
Bishop Paul, delivered the opening address at the official launch of the Church Credit Champions Network in Liverpool. Read More >

30/04/2015

Voting for a new moral vision
The Bishop of Liverpool, The Rt Revd Paul Bayes has issued a strong call to parishioners to cast a vote for a fresh moral vision in the upcoming election Read More >

23/04/2015

Following in the footsteps of Jesus
Bishop Richard is again leading the Liverpool Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 8th-15th June 2015. Last chance to book your place.  Read More >

23/04/2015

An essential part of mission is prayer
Tim Griffiths, Local Misssional leader for St.James Wigan talks to us about his new role and the key challenges of discipleship and mission.  Read More >

23/04/2015

Youth Voting
As the General Election fast approaches, it is important to empower our young people to have their say and use their vote. Read More >

15/04/2015

Marking the Hillsborough Anniversary
The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool has commented on the Hillsborough tragedy as the city marks its 26th anniversary
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26/03/2015

What I have learnt is not to limit God
Revd Rebecca Rogers has gone through the Ordination process fairly recently, having been ordained in 2010 and completing her curacy at All Saints, Childwall. Read More >

26/03/2015

CPPAS Disclosure Service
Following the announcement in last week’s Bulletin we now publish details of CCPAS Disclosure Service. 
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26/03/2015

Diocesan Churches receive £423,000 from national roof repairs fund
5 of our churches have received much needed funding for urgent repairs to their church roofs in the first round of awards from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund. Read More >

25/03/2015

The highs and lows of life as a Church Warden
Sue Swailes, Church Warden at St Thomas the Martyr, Up Holland shares her experiences of life as a Church Warden Read More >

19/03/2015

I learn as much from the candidates as they’ll ever learn from me
Revd. Judith Dunkling, Vicar at Church of the Holy Spirit, Dovecot, shares the story of her own ‘LifeCall’ with us.  Read More >

19/03/2015

I became Church Warden during a time of new beginnings and upheaval
John Winder, Church Warden at St Anne, Stanley spoke at the recent Church Wardens event in Goodison Park.  Read More >

13/03/2015

Pursuing our growth agenda – keeping us fit for mission
Ahead of the debate at Synod we talk to Bishop Paul about the Diocesan paper, “Fit for Mission”, how it relates to the growth agenda and what all the talk about removing the barnacles from the ship is about.
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13/03/2015

God is not unfaithful if I’m not pregnant
In the second of our interviews ahead of March 17th’s LifeCall: Children Longing and Belonging event we speak candidly to Revd Sonya Doragh about infertility, faith and vocation. Read More >

13/03/2015

Thinking through the Common Good
As we seek to shape a “fresh moral vision” for society last Saturday  a group met at Bishop Paul’s behest to look at the shared experience towards the Common Good. We have published the reports and findings from that meeting. Read More >

13/03/2015

Bishop Paul delivers first Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod
Bishop Paul has emphasised his support for the growth agenda and our mission together in his first presidential address to Diocesan Synod. Read More >

12/03/2015

The 2015 Josephine Butler Scholarship
The Josephine Butler Trust has established a new annual schloarship 
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12/03/2015

Archdeacon Peter announces his retirement
The Venerable Peter Bradley has announced that he will retire in November after 36 years of faithful service.  Read More >

06/03/2015

Bishop Paul’s Easter Message 2015
Bishop Paul has written his Easter message to the parishes across the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >

05/03/2015

Church Wardens Day
200 Church wardens from across the diocese attended a Church Wardens Morning with Bishop Paul and Archdeacon Peter at Goodison Park, home of Everton FC.  Read More >

05/03/2015

Part of the leadership jigsaw
Last week Bishop Paul licensed the Venerable John Day as interim minister at St Mary’s and St James West Derby and a mission consultant in our diocese. Here we find out more about him, his experience and vision for the future. Read More >

05/03/2015

Parish Giving Scheme is a win win proposition
130 representatives from 90 churches have now attended presentations given by Cath Gaskell, Finance Resources Officer.  Read More >

05/03/2015

We are adopted in God’s family
Ahead of our next LifeCall event we spoke to Krish Kandiah who comes from the Christian charity Home For Good about his passion for adoption and fostering, the call God can place on us to look at the vocation to bring others into our family. Read More >

04/03/2015

Transforming Wigan: Renew, Re-orientate, Revive
A project of renewal which brings Jesus into the heart of the community. View video with Tim Montgomery.  Read More >

27/02/2015

New leaders and fresh ideas
Bishop Paul licenses the Venerable John Day as interim minister at St Mary’s and St James West Derby and mission consultant within our diocese. Read More >

26/02/2015

Women across our diocese respond to the call
Our latest LifeCall event focused on encouraging women, particularly young women, to consider their calling and vocation. Here we report on last Saturday's event. Read More >

26/02/2015

Growing community finance initiatives
Julia Webster recently started working for Together Liverpool as the Church Credit Champions Network coordinator for the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >

26/02/2015

Thinking about the Common Good
Our conference on the big society or common good is designed to help shape our thinking ahead of the general election. Read More >

25/02/2015

Bishop Paul visits The Brink
Bishop Paul visited Liverpool’s only dry bar and restaurant The Brink as part of an exclusive insight day. Read More >

20/02/2015

Ashes to Go
On Ash Wednesday a number of our churches offered 'Ashes to Go'. Here is a story from St Columba’s, Anfield who took to the streets to witness to their Christian faith.  Read More >

20/02/2015

Report on the February General Synod proceedings
General Synod met in London in February. Here we reproduce the report from the Administrative Secretary. Read More >

18/02/2015

St Oswald’s Church wins Heritage Lottery Fund Support
St Oswald’s Church Winwick has received initial support in the form of a first round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund for renovations to the South Aisle roof. Read More >

12/02/2015

I have no doubt that there are exciting challenges and opportunities ahead
Geoff Pinnington was appointed as a Local Missional Leader at Speke, St Aidan on February 5th. He has spoken to us about his new role. Read More >

04/02/2015

‘Bible Alive Week’ inspires and engages pupils of St Thomas’ C of E School, Lydiate
Inspired by Bishop Richard’s challenge to bring the Bible Alive in 2014, St Thomas’ school held a special Bible focused week in November. Read More >

30/01/2015

Parish Share Review Group publishes final working paper
Following initial feedback from Diocesan Synod the working group set up in 2013 to look at options for the future of Parish Share has published its final report and recommendations. The report will be discussed and debated at Diocesan Synod in March. Read More >

29/01/2015

A great insight to the way boys learn and interact
Last Saturday saw the first 'Open the Box' event of 2015 -  Boys, God and the Church held at All Saints church, Stoneycroft. Read More >

29/01/2015

A message from Bishop Chilton Knudsen
Bishop Chilton formerly Bishop of Maine and now Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Long Island visited the Diocese as guests of Rev'd Canon Cynthia Dowdle and Ultan Russell. They all attended the consecration of Bishop Libby Lane. Read More >

23/01/2015

The Lent Lectures
The Bishop of Liverpool, The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, delivers this year’s lectures on the Good News that Jesus offers us in our lives today. Read More >

22/01/2015

Keeping It Local - Chris Holleran
Born in the area, Chris Holleran has been an active member of St Mary’s church Widnes since joining the Boys Brigade at age 11. Eventually becoming a Boys Brigade Officer himself, Chris credits the leaders for giving him a strong Christian base and a strong faith. Read More >

22/01/2015

Canon Richard White to be commissioned as new Director of The Joshua Centre
The Joshua Centre is an exciting new partnership between Liverpool Diocese and Liverpool Cathedral focusing on seeing new congregations, churches and communities started. Read More >

22/01/2015

Lent and Spring Courses 2015
Join Diocesan Theologian Canon Dr Rod Garner for this year's Lent and Spring Courses Read More >

15/01/2015

Terrific response to Parish Giving Scheme
The first Parish Giving Scheme introduction meeting was held on January 12th. We have received a terrific response so far and have collated some feedback from the churches that attended the first session. Read More >

14/01/2015

Keeping it Local - Joe Edgar
Joe Edgar was commissioned as a Local Missional Leader for Worsley Hall Community Church at St Mark's church last Sunday. Read More >

09/01/2015

St Mary Hale celebrates third consecutive Child Friendly Church award
We congratulate the team at St Mary Hale and speak to Rev Canon Janice Collier about receiving their third award in a row. A great achievement.  Read More >

08/01/2015

Meet our new readers - Ann Griffiths
Ann Griffiths lives in St Helens and is particularly interested in children’s and young people’s ministry. With a background in health care, she also has a great interest in the Healing Ministry. Read More >

08/01/2015

Keeping It Local - 'A sense of greater responsibility comes with recognition'
Ann Petty is married to Duncan, the Minister-in-Charge of Oaks Church in Skelmersdale. She has been involved in leadership alongside him in an unofficial voluntary capacity since Oaks was planted over 10 ½ years ago. We spoke to her about her new role as Local Missional Leader. Read More >

08/01/2015

For your diary in 2015
Plan your diary by using our brief overview of some key services and events. We can’t cover everything here but this gives a start. We will announce more details of each event as we have them in the Bulletin or keep an eye on www.liverpool.anglican.org/events Read More >

06/01/2015

Alsop High School welcomes survivor from the Holocaust Educational Trust
On Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 4.30pm students, staff and parents from Alsop High School together with community representatives will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).  Read More >

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