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20/12/2016

Christmas for the displaced
The other week people of all faiths gathered in the city to hold a vigil for the displaced. It was a vigil of hope. A  vigil which challenged us all to welcome the displaced  into our lives and to show that there is another way this Christmas. Read More >

20/12/2016

A time of peace and rest
It is very important for our spiritual and mental wellbeing to take a break. The time before Christmas, advent, is set aside in the church’s calendar to be that time of reflection.  Read More >

19/12/2016

Clergy moves 19th December 2016
We have had a number of clergy moves recently and we list them here. Read More >

16/12/2016

Living Advent Calendar - In Another Place
The Christian community organisation that staged the Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall is trying something new this Christmas.
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13/12/2016

Emergency Numbers for Christmas and the New Year 2016
If you have an emergency over Christmas and New Year here are the numbers. Read More >

08/12/2016

Archdeacon Ricky Panter announces his retirement
The Archdeacon of Liverpool will retire in May and all are invited to a celebration service on May 6th 2017 at 3pm in the Cathedral. Read More >

07/12/2016

Role of communications recognised in new Liverpool lay Canon appointment
Rachel Harden - Deputy Director of Communications for the Church of England - is to have her contribution to the church recognised as she is made a lay Canon of Liverpool Cathedral during the Evensong service on December 9th. Read More >

30/11/2016

Join us to Light the Way
Rev Dr Ellen Loudon Director of Social Justice for the Diocese of Liverpool is appealing to the people of Merseyside to join her in remembering all those who are living away from their homes, by coming together in a candlelit vigil on 9th December. Read More >

30/11/2016

Building interfaith community relationships in Southport
Rev’d Jane Morgan shared this great example with us of a growing interfaith and community relationship developing between Holy Trinity, Southport and Southport Mosque.  Read More >

25/11/2016

Sharing the good news through film
We spoke to Dan Rackham who until very recently was a volunteer community worker at St Philemon’s Toxteth and an amateur film maker who has now turned his passion into a full time job.  Read More >

25/11/2016

Great feedback from this year’s Annual Reader Conference
The Bishop of Warrington's Annual Reader Conference took place recently at the Select Stadium in Widnes Read More >

24/11/2016

Lay Readers urged to help us improve communications with them
Lay readers are asked to give feedback on the best ways for communicating with them. Read More >

24/11/2016

Pastoral Reorganisation
West Derby Deanery Read More >

24/11/2016

Liverpool Diocese celebrate schools success at Educate Awards
Delight once again as church schools from the Diocese of Liverpool celebrate success at the Educate Awards.  Read More >

24/11/2016

Academy pupils make ‘links’ with refugee charity
Pupils from the Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Kensington collected and donated clothes to help refugees and asylum seekers.
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17/11/2016

Grant funded repairs completed at St Bridget with St Thomas
Repairs to the roof, rainwater goods and clerestory windows are now complete at the Grade II building using funds awarded from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund Read More >

16/11/2016

The Sanctuary opens
The Sanctuary had a successful opening at St Ambrose Church, Warrington road Widnes. The new venture which is held in the church each Wednesday at 10:30-12:30pm was the idea of Rev Laura Leatherbarrow a Church of England curate in the East Widnes team.   Read More >

16/11/2016

Bishop Paul officially opens new facilities at St Margaret’s C of E Academy
Bishop Paul officially opened the Aigburth school’s new teaching facilities at a ceremony on 14 November.  Read More >

10/11/2016

Meet our Readers - Suzanne Quick
We meet our new readers licenced in 2016 in a series of interviews exploring what called them to Reader Ministry.  Read More >

09/11/2016

Listen again to award winning remembrance Act of Worship
BBC Radio Merseyside Daybreak programme won the prestigious Jerusalem Trust Award for long form radio recently. The award was for their Remembrance Sunday Act of Worship in 2015. You can hear that act of worship again this Sunday.   Read More >

27/10/2016

Clergy Moves 27th October 2016
We have had a number of clergy moves recently and we list them here. Read More >

21/10/2016

A journey of faith and food in Wigan
Read about Ann Fairhurst's unusual service as she's commissioned as a local missional leader in a Wigan cafe. Read More >

20/10/2016

Meet our new Readers - Janet Thrush
We meet our new readers licenced in 2016 in a series of interviews exploring what called them to Reader Ministry. Read More >

20/10/2016

Meet our new Readers - Sandra Jones
We meet our new readers licenced in 2016 in a series of interviews exploring what called them to Reader Ministry. Read More >

20/10/2016

We've come so far in our work with children and young people
Congratulations to St George’s, Everton who received their third consecutive Child Friendly Church Award.  Read More >

20/10/2016

Simon Chesters - a Lifecall

In our interview with Simon Chesters, he talks about his role, what Lifecall is, explaining why it’s important and what you can do if you feel you have a ‘Lifecall’.

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20/10/2016

Clergy Moves - 20th October 2016
There have been a number of clergy moves in our diocese and we list them here. Read More >

20/10/2016

There are many lonely people out there needing to know God's love
Marise Seville, commissioned as Local Missional Leader for St Paul, Penketh spoke to us about her new role and the challenges and opportunities it brings.  Read More >

13/10/2016

Clergy Moves - 13th October 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here. Read More >

13/10/2016

Bishop Paul blesses new Halebank CE Primary School
Bishop Paul met staff and children at Halebank CE Primary School in Widnes to bless the new school building. Read More >

13/10/2016

Meet our new Readers - Sue Deyes
We meet our new readers licenced in 2016 in a series of interviews exploring what called them to Reader Ministry. Read More >

13/10/2016

If you go down to the woods today
The congregation at St Faith's Great Crosby were in for a big surprise as some two dozen teddy bears have made the church their home in a Teddy Bear Trail.  Read More >

10/10/2016

Presidential Address from Bishop Paul at Diocesan Synod 8th October
Bishop Paul gave the Presidential address at Diocesan Synod on Saturday morning. Read More >

06/10/2016

Treasurers and gift aid secretaries - we can make it easier!
Cath Gaskill, Finance Resources Officer at Diocese of Liverpool has put together this list of the top 5 challenges that face our parish treasures and gift aid secretaries and how the team will help you make it easier at the upcoming training evening on October 12th. Read More >

06/10/2016

Meet our new readers – Jenny Brady
We meet our new readers licenced in 2016 in a series of interviews exploring what called them to Reader Ministry.
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06/10/2016

Mothers' Union Celebrates 140th Anniversary
Celebrating its 140th anniversary, Mothers’ Union returned to the diocese of Winchester where it all began in the home of its founder, Mary Sumner. 
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06/10/2016

Prisons Week: Life as a prison chaplain
Revd Philip Tyres, chaplain of HM Prison Liverpool, spoke to us about life as a prison chaplain.   Read More >

04/10/2016

Fellfield 2017
Bookings are now being taken for Fellfield for 2017 Read More >

04/10/2016

Board of Education consults on Multi Academy Trusts
Our Director of Education, Father Richard Peers, has outlined significant changes in our education policy at the Headteachers' Conference today Read More >

03/10/2016

Focus on clergy well-being and mental health
Rev Robert Banton, Learning Manager at Diocese of Liverpool has put together this list of top 5 tips for clergy looking after your own well-being as we approach World Mental Health awareness day on October 10th. Read More >

30/09/2016

Clergy Moves - 1st September 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here. Read More >

30/09/2016

Clergy Moves - 30th September 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here. Read More >

28/09/2016

Congratulations to our new Readers
12 new readers are licensed by Bishop Paul as the diocese celebrates 150 years of Reader Ministry.  Read More >

22/09/2016

Bishop Paul on the Freedom of Liverpool for the Hillsborough 96
The Bishop of Liverpool has commented on the granting of the Freedom of the City to the Hillsborough 96 and prominent campaigners. Read More >

21/09/2016

Our diocese welcomes independent report into our safeguarding arrangements
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) report finds much that is working well and offers recommendations for us to strengthen and improve Read More >

21/09/2016

Use your harvest service to support your local foodbank
Bishop Paul lends his support to our annual campaign to support those in need. Read More >

15/09/2016

A prayer for freshers week
As thousands of students start or return to University this weekend we pray for freshers and their families.
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09/09/2016

Parish finances show record level of giving
The generosity of churchgoers from across the country is highlighted in the latest parish finance statistics.  Read More >

08/09/2016

Young People – Have your say!
We’re at something of a crisis point in the gap between church and young people. Read More >

08/09/2016

Sunday September 11th is Education Sunday
From this year Education Sunday will mark the beginning of the Academic Year. It is an opportunity for Christians to pray for all those who nurture and educate young lives.  Read More >

01/09/2016

“The simple gift of sharing food around the table with people turns mission from an activity to a lifestyle.”
We spoke to Lizzie Lowrie who has recently become Local Missional Leader at St Luke’s Crosby  Read More >

01/09/2016

Historic churches set to open their doors during Heritage Open Days
Several churches across the diocese will open their doors to the public on the weekend of the 10th and 11th September as part of Heritage Open Days 2016.   Read More >

25/08/2016

Welcome Packs - Tell us what you think!
Calling all churches who received one of our customisable welcome pack resources, we need your feedback. Read More >

24/08/2016

Counting the cost of metal theft
St. James, West Derby has unfortunately become the latest victim of metal theft in our diocese. We spoke to Ian Simpson, Heritage Officer about practical steps your parish can take to lessen the risk of your church being targeted and deter would-be thieves.  Read More >

24/08/2016

“Child Friendly Church Award has inspired us to keep children and young people at the forefront of our mission and ministry”
Congratulations to Emmanuel, Southport who received their third consecutive award of Child Friendly Church on Thursday 4th August. Read More >

17/08/2016

Clergy Moves - 17th August 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here. Read More >

11/08/2016

“I am aware of the powerful iconic image of being a female bishop”
We spoke to Bishop Susan Goff at the clergy conference about our relationships with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and, as Assisting Bishop with our diocese, the importance of being a role model for women's ministry. Read More >

28/07/2016

Are you up to date with latest Clergy security advice?
In the light of the disturbing events this week including the murder of Father Jacques Hamel, we are aware that while we pray for him and his congregation, our clergy and congregations may have concerns over copycat or similar attacks. Read More >

28/07/2016

God is very close to those who are broken
Katy Canty is retiring from her post as Church of England and Managing Chaplain at HMP Altcourse at the end of November. We spoke to Katy about her experiences as a prison chaplain and what the ministry is like day to day.  Read More >

28/07/2016

Meet our #newrevs – part 5
In our final instalment in our #newrevs introduction series we bring you Stewart McTaggart and Matt Davis. They tell us about their calling, new parishes and their hobbies and interests. Read More >

21/07/2016

Meet our #newrevs – part 3
We caught up with our new deacons during their retreat at Gladstone Library prior to their ordinations on 26th June. 
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21/07/2016

Olympic fun for Church, school and community partnership
The community at All Saints Rainford came together for a fun filled day of togetherness in the sunshine as they held their first Olympic Family Fun Day, in a wonderful example of partnership.  Read More >

21/07/2016

Great resources for churches looking to grow in all age ministry
St James in the City have developed a set of musical resources called 'Building Bricks'. They are designed to engage both adults and children. We spoke to Deborah Davies, Worship Pastor about the resources.  Read More >

21/07/2016

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is awarded the Church and School Partnership Award
The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) in Kensington has become the only secondary school in the North West to be awarded the Church and School Partnership Award. Read More >

21/07/2016

Work to start on new community building for St Paul’s, Penketh
Demolition work is due to start on the old building of St Paul’s Penketh as the first stage of an ambitious plan to create a £1m community and worship centre fit for the 21st century.  Read More >

21/07/2016

Meet our #newrevs – part 4
We caught up with our new deacons during their retreat at Gladstone Library prior to their ordinations on 26th June.  Read More >

21/07/2016

Name changes for two deaneries
A small reorganisation leads to new names for two deaneries in the Knowsley and Sefton Archdeaconry Read More >

14/07/2016

Another step forward for affordable credit

Fair for you is an affordable on-line alternative to Rent to buy, offering the affordable weekly payments that people need but without the high costs.

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07/07/2016

We want to empower and encourage all women
This first event in what is being described as ‘just the beginning of a long term plan’ was organised by Dean of Woman’s Ministry Sam Nicholson with the aim of helping to empower and encourage ordained women.   Read More >

07/07/2016

Three churches in our diocese are awarded major Roof Repair Fund grants
St. James with St. Thomas, Poolstock; St. Luke, Southport and St. Mary, Knowsley were the three churches successful in receiving grants in in the second round of awards from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.  Read More >

07/07/2016

Latest Directions course ends on a high
Congratulations to the 40 people from across our diocese who finished the latest Directions course which ran in Wigan.  Read More >

06/07/2016

Meet our #newrevs – part 2
We caught up with our new deacons during their retreat at Gladstone Library prior to their ordinations.  Read More >

04/07/2016

Clergy moves - 4th July 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here. Read More >

30/06/2016

“we have a huge number of outstanding schools in every way”
After 15 years as Director of Education Canon Jon Richardson retired this week. So we asked him for his reflections on his time with our diocese and the challenges that face church schools in the months and years to come. Read More >

30/06/2016

Wigan Family Welfare expresses joy at winning prestigious Josephine Butler Award
The Wigan based charity is celebrating winning the prestigious Josephine Butler Award in recognition of their work in counselling, advocacy and support for many families across the Wigan area. Read More >

30/06/2016

Ordination of Deacons 2016
Bishop Paul ordains 10 new Deacons.  Read More >

29/06/2016

Meet our #newrevs
We caught up with our new deacons during their retreat at Gladstone Library prior to ordinations last week.  Read More >

29/06/2016

Using the attendance dashboards to help your mission and ministry
Revd Janice Hill, Diocesan Missioner explains how you can use the attendance dashboards to inform your churches ministry.  Read More >

24/06/2016

Confirmation at Wigan Parish Church
A service of Confirmation for churches in the All Saints Team Ministry in the Deanery of Wigan took place on Thursday 9th June in the Parish Church. Read More >

24/06/2016

Having a great conversation
We listened in as volunteer children’s, family and youth leaders gathered in Warrington for the first Open the Box conversation. Read More >

24/06/2016

Our Growth Conversation: Multiplying congregations
Continuing the conversation on how we can continue to follow the growth agenda and look to become a bigger church making a bigger difference we are breaking down the different areas of the consultation document. This week we look at multiplying congregations  Read More >

16/06/2016

Diocese Representative at Patrons Lunch
Debbie Shelley was selected by the Church Urban Fund to attend the Patrons Lunch -  part of the Queen's Celebrations. We spoke to her about her experiences. Read More >

16/06/2016

Ordination of Priests 2016
We celebate the ordination of 11 new priests at a service presided by Bishop Paul last week. Read More >

16/06/2016

Queen's Birthday Celebrations
Congratulations to those connected to the church in our diocese who received honours in the Birthday Honours List 2016 Read More >

16/06/2016

Church 'must give a hearing to Evangelical Journeys of Acceptance for same-sex relationships’
Bishop Paul and Bishop James contribute chapters to the book "Journeys in Grace and Truth – Revisiting Scripture and Sexuality" Read More >

15/06/2016

Future looks bright for Holy Trinity church, Southport
Iconic Southport church is to share in a £391,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust. Read More >

09/06/2016

Our Growth Conversation: Leaders and leadership
Continuing the conversation on how we can continue to follow the growth agenda and look to become a bigger church making a bigger difference we are breaking down the different areas of the consultation document. This week we look at Leaders and leadership Read More >

09/06/2016

Our Growth Conversation: Growing Giving
Continuing the conversation on how we can continue to follow the growth agenda and look to become a bigger church making a bigger difference we are breaking down the different areas of the consultation document. This week we look at the vocational challenge Read More >

09/06/2016

Annual celebration of the life and work of Josephine Butler held with 2016 Award Ceremony
The Josephine Butler Trust has limited funds which it uses to celebrate Josephine Butler’s life and mark significant people and organisations whose work is a modern day example of all the Josephine Butler did in the Victorian era. We bring you the winners of the 2016 Annual Josephine Butler Awards.  Read More >

06/06/2016

Feeding Liverpool A Pilot Project of Feeding Britain
A large number of people who are concerned about food poverty in Liverpool attended the launch of ‘Feeding Liverpool’. 
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02/06/2016

'One of the paradoxes of living in a large city is that many people are lonely in its crowds'
We spoke to Rev Lucy Winkett ahead of delivering the 2016 Urban Lecture at Liverpool Cathedral on Monday 6th June.  Read More >

01/06/2016

The Diocese of Liverpool and the Anglican Communion
Bishop Paul has written a letter about our relationship with the Anglican Communion as we aim to walk together with all Read More >

26/05/2016

Our Growth Conversation: The vocational challenge
Continuing the conversation on how we can continue to follow the growth agenda and look to become a bigger church making a bigger difference we are breaking down the different areas of the consultation document. This week we look at the vocational challenge.
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25/05/2016

DBE Services is now accredited as a living wage employer
DBE Services, a trading company of the Church of England dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and York celebrated living wage commitment.  Read More >

20/05/2016

Our Growth Conversation: The challenges we face
As our Archdeacons start the conversation on how we can continue to follow the growth agenda and look to become a bigger church making a bigger difference we begin to look at the different areas of the consultation document. This week we look at the challenges we face.
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19/05/2016

Lowton pupils grilled Bishop Paul
The Bishop of Liverpool visited Lowton CofE High School as part of his Grill a Bishop tour of secondary schools. Read More >

19/05/2016

Hillsborough Inquest - A Chaplain’s Perspective
Mission in the Economy Coordinator, Rev'd Jean Flood has written this excellent reflection on the chaplains’ role in supporting the families.  Read More >

19/05/2016

3-5000 attend Soul in the Park in Wigan
The event which aimed to revive the spiritual heart of Wigan was held in the spacious outdoor setting of Alexandra Park. As the sun shone down, the community of churches in Wigan came together to pledge a renewed commitment to their Christian Faith. Read More >

18/05/2016

It's good when it comes to fruition
After six years serving as Bishop’s Planning Officer David Burrows is set to retire from the role. So we spoke to him about what this role entails and the type of person you need to be to take it on. Read More >

18/05/2016

“A vibrant celebration of music, art and colour”
The church led the city in an amazing celebration of Pentecost on Sunday. The Pentecost Pageant evolved from the traditional two cathedral’s walk of witness that has happened every two years since 1985.  Read More >

17/05/2016

Bishop James honoured with Freedom of the City
The former Bishop of Liverpool receives the accolade in recognition of his work on the Hillsborough Independent Panel Read More >

12/05/2016

Our Growth Conversation
God is faithful, unchanging and wants us to share the Good News. We are focused on growth so that we can become a bigger church making a bigger difference.  Read More >

12/05/2016

The Church of England celebrates 150 Years of Reader Ministry
Spen Webster attended the Festival Eucharist in London as Church of England celebrates 150 Years of Reader Ministry with a small number of representatives from our diocese .  Here he reflects on the day and the important role of Reader Ministry in the Diocese of Liverpool Read More >

11/05/2016

Pentecost Pageant Celebration of Hope - May 15th 2016
Hope Street is hosting a colourful pageant to celebrate the Christian festival of Pentecost. Read More >

10/05/2016

Pentecost Pageant lineup revealed
Hope Street is hosting a colourful pageant to celebrate the festival of Pentecost. With a feast of live entertainment and music the street will be alive from 12pm. Read More >

10/05/2016

Book now for our Readers' Summer Study Evenings
Come along and learn about one of the most important theologians in Western Christianity, his vision, restless energy and profound spiritual insight. Book online by Friday 13th May. Read More >

10/05/2016

We thank God for the first bishop of Liverpool
May 10th 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Charles Ryle, the first Bishop of Liverpool, who set the tone for the future ministry of our diocese. Read More >

10/05/2016

Clergy Moves - 10th May 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here. Read More >

05/05/2016

‘Inclusion matters’ as five of our churches gain Disabled Friendly Church Awards
St Stephens, Hightown; St Oswalds Netherton; St Nicholas, Whiston; St Georges, Everton and St Lukes, Great Crosby celebrated together at a joint service on 26th April having each been awarded the Disabled Friendly Church Award.  Read More >

04/05/2016

Historic Appointment of Bishop Susan Goff as Assisting Bishop of Liverpool
A historic moment in the lives of the dioceses of Virginia and Liverpool occurred today at Shrine Mont Retreat Center when the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff was commissioned by Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of Virginia, and Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, as Assisting Bishop of Liverpool. Read More >

03/05/2016

School of Leadership graduates from diverse traditions share experience of growing church
Our annual School of Leadership (SoL), which encourages clergy in leading churches to grow spiritually and numerically, gathered for another successful course at Whalley Abbey last month to hear input from two former students from different church traditions. Read More >

26/04/2016

Bishops launch new guidance to encourage increased lay preaching and leading of services
Our diocese takes a progressive stand in enabling the flourishing of gifts as we look to enable an ordered release of ministry. Read More >

26/04/2016

Bishop of Liverpool responds to Hillsborough Inquest
The Bishop of Liverpool has issued the following statement in response to the conclusion of the Hillsbourough Inquest into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans 27 years ago. Read More >

26/04/2016

Tell us how your church is praying for #ThyKingdomCome
It's not too late to sign up and get involved - let us know what your church is planning. Read More >

25/04/2016

Clergy Moves 25th April 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here.
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19/04/2016

Wear red and white for city's first Pentecost Pageant
For the first time, Sunday 15 May will see the city’s two cathedrals expand their biannual celebrations into a full day event. Read More >

19/04/2016

Two Cathedrals Walk - Tell us your story
BBC Songs of Praise are recording at this year's Pentecost Pageant on Sunday 15th May. Do you have a story to tell about our Two Cathedrals Walk? Read More >

19/04/2016

Promote affordable borrowing in Credit Union Awareness Month
Church Credit Champions Network is encouraging local churches to raise awareness of affordable credit during the month of June by opening ‘pop-up shops’ for their local credit unions in church after the main service to give out information and encourage people to join. Read More >

12/04/2016

Maundy Money reward for faithful service
Three members of Merseyside churches were the proud recipients of invitations to the Queen’s annual Maundy Thursday commemoration to recognise the service of elderly people to their church and community. Read More >

12/04/2016

Sign up your church for week of prayer for evangelisation #ThyKingdomCome
In the week before Pentecost this year (8th-15th May), the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every church in England to pray for all Christians to be blessed with new joy and confidence to share their faith. Read More >

12/04/2016

Get your grant applications in for your summer activities
Several grant-making trusts have funds available which could support your playschemes and other projects - deadlines are approaching so don't miss out! Read More >

12/04/2016

Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday with your community
If you or your parish are planning on hosting a summer event why not make it coincide with The Queen’s official 90th Birthday weekend (10th-12th June? Read More >

11/04/2016

Clergy Moves 11th April 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. Read More >

11/04/2016

Inspiring resources for #VocationsSunday
Vocations Sunday is the day for churches to encourage everyone to reflect, discover and recognise God's call to them. Click here for resources from the Church of England website and our #LifeCall campaign. Read More >

11/04/2016

‘Vicar of Baghdad’ to receive honorary degree from Liverpool Hope University
Europe’s only ecumenical university, Liverpool Hope, will award Canon Andrew White - also known as the Vicar of Baghdad - with the title of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) this summer. Read More >

07/04/2016

Woodward Charitable Trust funding news
Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. Read More >

05/04/2016

Child Friendly Church Award goes global
Liverpool’s pioneering scheme which recognises churches that take ministry for children and families seriously is taking to the world stage as an example of good practice. Read More >

05/04/2016

Important information about payment of funeral fees
The Archdeacons have issued the following letter about funeral and bereavement ministry, a vital and integral part of the cure of souls in our parishes, we simply couldn’t manage without it. Read More >

05/04/2016

Call for communities to commemorate #Somme100
Communities across the UK are being encouraged to hold vigils to mark the centenary of World War One's Battle of the Somme. The Goverment, Royal British Legion and Church House have produced resources to help you plan your event. Read More >

05/04/2016

Make sure your Deanery Synod activities are insured
As our Deanery Synods are organising an increasing number of activities, such as youth outings and fundraising events, we want to make it easier for you to get the right insurance cover for these activities. Read More >

05/04/2016

How will you celebrate #GodparentSunday?
The first ever Sunday to celebrate the unique role of godparents will take place on 1st May 2016. This is a great opportunity to invite recent baptism families to come along with godparents to a special service, but is also a chance to get all those in the congregation who are godparents or godchildren involved too.
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04/04/2016

Clergy Moves 4th April 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently.  Read More >

31/03/2016

Bishop of Warrington's Easter message
We all want a better future. Our lives, our culture our thinking are often built around the notion of how do we achieve a better future. We may have different visions of what that future might be but it is important to dream that dream. It gives us hope. Read More >

31/03/2016

Keeping It Local: Two new leaders for the LGBT community
On Palm Sunday, 20th March, Archdeacon of Liverpool Ricky Panter commissioned two new Local Missional Leaders in recognition of their ministry with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Christians across the diocese. Read More >

30/03/2016

The Education White Paper and Academy Status
Director of Education at the Diocese of Liverpool, Dr. Jon Richardson has the following message for Headteachers and Chairs of Governing Bodies. Read More >

29/03/2016

Clergy Moves 29th March 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. Read More >

29/03/2016

Rev Canon Bob Lewis elected Chair of Synod House of Clergy
“I would not have stood for this job if I hadn’t thought there was a job to do,” says Canon Lewis, who was elected at our March meeting. We talk to him about why he values the role and some of the challenges that he thinks we face over the next few years. Read More >

29/03/2016

The Agenda of the Resurrection - Bishop Paul's Easter sermon
In his Easter sermon at Liverpool Cathedral, Bishop Paul reflects on what the Resurrection story reveals about God's call to us: 'To work alongside all for a world where people flourish, and to name the name of our God.'  Read More >

23/03/2016

Statement from faith leaders on the Brussels attacks
"Within our different communities we pray for all those affected by the attacks, and those who care for the injured and the bereaved, and we commit to work together against those who seek to harm." Read More >

16/03/2016

Church leads the city for Pentecost Pageant
Your church is invited to this year’s Pentecost Pageant, our traditional two cathedrals walk on Hope Street. The walk will start at Liverpool Cathedral with a short act of worship before the choirs, Bishop Paul, Archbishop Malcolm and the Free Church leaders head up the procession to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Read More >

16/03/2016

Churches Together in the Merseyside Region publish guide to welcoming asylum seekers
A ground-breaking document written by the Justice and Peace Commission in conjunction with other church leaders has been published this week.  Read More >

16/03/2016

Have you made the Big Church Switch?
Bishop Paul is encouraging churches in our diocese to make the big switch to renewable energy contracts.  Read More >

16/03/2016

Join Bishop Richard on his 2017 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
The Bishop of Warrington is once again leading pilgrims on a tour of some of our faiths most important sites and he leads his popular pilgrimage in 2017. You can find out more about what’s involved at an open evening on April 12th at Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >

16/03/2016

Rev Canon John Taylor appointed as a Chaplain to H M The Queen
Rev Canon John Taylor’s appointment as a Chaplain to H M The Queen was announced on Monday. Currently an Area Dean in Huyton he will be taking on this position in addition to his current responsibilities.  Read More >

14/03/2016

Richard Peers announced as next Director of Education
Revd Richard Peers, currently Executive Head at Trinity All Through CE School (4-16) in Lewisham has been announced as the next Director of Education for our diocese. He will take up post in September. Read More >

10/03/2016

Synod approves consultation over the next phase of our growth agenda
The Growth Agenda has shaped our context over the last six years. The process to frame a new strategy will help us work on that as we seek to be a bigger church making a bigger difference. Read More >

10/03/2016

Clergy moves 10th March 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. Read More >

09/03/2016

Child Friendly Church Award for St. Anne's Aigburth on Mothering Sunday
On Sunday 6th March, at the Mothering Sunday service, the congregation received their first Child Friendly Church Award. Read More >

07/03/2016

When you have more than you need - Bishop's Presidential Address
Bishop Paul reflected on what it means to be a bigger church making a bigger difference open to all without fear. Read More >

07/03/2016

'Every parish must review their safeguarding practice'
Archdeacon Ricky, the Bishop’s Core Lead on safeguarding, says this is a vital time to review how we keep everyone in our communities safe. Read More >

07/03/2016

Bishop and Archbishop lead Walk of Witness
A Liverpool tradition is being revived on Holy Saturday as Bishop Paul Bayes and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon lead a Walk of Witness through the city centre. Read More >

02/03/2016

Archdeacon Visitation Dates 2016
The Archdeacons hold Visitations each year for all churches in every deanery. Read More >

02/03/2016

Keeping It Local - Philip Parr
On Sunday 28th February, Archdeacon Jennifer commissioned Philip Parr as a Local Missional Leader for the parish of St Peter Hindley. Read More >

01/03/2016

Review of our Making It Easier day
'Just the sort of conference which parishes need', one participant wrote. What were your impressions of this event? Read our review and let us know what you think. Read More >

01/03/2016

Students get chance to 'Grill A Bishop' in school tour
Bishop Paul has begun a year-long tour of CofE schools across the diocese in which young people can ask him whatever is on their mind. Read More >

29/02/2016

Pitch perfect with Archbishop Blanch School choir
Heather Duggan, headteacher at Archbishop Blanch School, explains the importance of school choirs and how they can promote Christian values. Read More >

25/02/2016

Views from the floor of Synod
We asked our newly elected lay and clergy representatives for their reflections on General Synod's first full-length meeting since its inauguration in November 2015. Read More >

25/02/2016

Clergy moves 25th February 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. Read More >

23/02/2016

Bishop urges all to answer call to prayer for Pentecost
As Vice-Chair of the Archbishops' Evangelism Task Group, Bishop Paul commends each of us to take part in the biggest evangelism project in the UK so far this millennium. Read More >

23/02/2016

Follow and share our #CycleOfPrayer
Bishop Paul invites us all to share in the Cycle of Prayer, one of the bedrocks of our communal life of prayer and worship, and to let him know of specific intentions in your parish and community. The new edition covers March to September 2016. Read More >

17/02/2016

Religious studies top of the class at St Margaret’s Church of England Academy
The Church of England school in Aigburth, Liverpool, is endorsing the wider benefits of Religious Studies. Read More >

17/02/2016

Safeguard everyone in your community
Our Making It Easier day on Saturday 27th February will help you to manage recruitment safely. We spoke to Su and Ruth in our Safeguarding Team about how they can help you safeguard your children, young people, adults and workers. Read More >

16/02/2016

Bishop Paul's Easter message
Bishop Paul has published his Easter message for parish magazine editors to share in seasonal editions next month. Read More >

16/02/2016

Bishop Paul opens Synod evangelism debate
At the first full-length meeting of the newly-elected General Synod, Bishop Paul opened the debate on a report from the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group. Read More >

16/02/2016

Diocesan Secretary reflects on Renewal and Reform
Mike Eastwood, who took up his secondment as Director of the Church of England’s Renewal and Reform programme last month, reflects on the programme which formed part of the Synod’s agenda this week. Read More >

10/02/2016

Final report issued from the Archbishop’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Saving
The Archbishop's Task Group on Responsible Credit and Saving was launched in January 2014 with a two year remit to identify specific, deliverable initiatives which could contribute to the overall aim of putting the Church at the heart of a movement for a fairer financial system. Read More >

09/02/2016

Last call for your Statistics For Mission
Some churches had difficulties downloading the the Statistics For Mission form and have assumed it is too late to submit. This is not the case. Read More >

09/02/2016

Bishop of Warrington encourages nominations for Educate Awards
Bishop Richard urges us to enter our best educators for recognition in the North West's biggest annual celebration of education. Read More >

09/02/2016

#Washday16 is Maundy Thursday
It’s good to remind people what our great Christian festivals are all about. This year the Church of England is trying something different – and we’re hoping that as many of our churches and schools will get involved. Read More >

09/02/2016

Panto performance best yet
A home-grown pantomime at Christchurch Southport attracted an audience of more than 700 over two performances last month. Read More >

09/02/2016

Be a more welcoming community
On our Making It Easier training day on Saturday 27th February, our Church Growth team will explore how you can make this happen. Diocesan Missioner Janice Hill tells us more. Read More >

04/02/2016

A six year journey of growth
A year into the Transforming Wigan project and Team Wigan has formed a clear idea of the direction for this important initiative. As they launch their strategy for 2016 we get the views from Tim on the way forward. Read More >

03/02/2016

Statement on the LGBTI Mission
Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool, responds to new campaign group 'working towards acceptance and affirmation of LGBTI people within the Church of England.' Read More >

02/02/2016

Bishop Paul sells Big Issue for #VendorWeek
Bishop Paul took to the streets of Liverpool on Monday 1st February to sell The Big Issue North during Vendor Week, a campaign to raise awareness of the challenges facing those who sell it. Read More >

02/02/2016

Joining The Pieces conference success
Around 150 people attended the Joining The Pieces... Journeying Together day conference on Saturday 30th January on engaging with children, young people and families, to reflect on the milestones that mark a journey of faith and how to join them together. Read More >

02/02/2016

Grow your church income
Our Making It Easier day on Saturday 27th February will help you run your parish well. This week we look at managing your parish finances with Steve, Kim, Cath and Gordon from our Resources Team. Read More >

01/02/2016

#CofECalling month of prayer for vocations #LifeCall
Throughout February the Church of England is focussing on vocations with a different prayer topic each day. Read More >

28/01/2016

Come and enjoy the gardens at Bishop’s Lodge
Every Wednesday, starting from February 3rd. Read More >

28/01/2016

Churches urged to help those struck by post-Christmas debt
January is the peak time for people contacting debt advice services and this year the numbers are expected to reach levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.  Read More >

26/01/2016

Get the best from your buildings
We spoke to Ian Simpson, Heritage Support Officer, for an insight into his workshops for the Making It Easier day. Whether your church is listed or modern, there's something here for you. Read More >

25/01/2016

Sisters make vow of deep commitment
On Saturday 16th January, in his role as Bishop Visitor, Bishop Richard presided at the annual Vows Service of the Order of the Sisters of Jesus in the Choir of Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >

20/01/2016

A year of opportunity
2016 is shaping up to be a year where we have a number of opportunities in a range of key churches and roles across our diocese. We spoke to Bishop Richard on what this means for us and how we are responding. Read More >

19/01/2016

Get your church noticed
If you come to our Making It Easier training day for PCC members on 27th February 2016, you’ll see presentations on key themes to give you the latest information on how to run your parish well. This week we’re looking at communication. Read More >

19/01/2016

Fellfield dates available
Reading and holiday weeks are still available for all non-retired stipendiary and non-stipendiary clergy who work for Liverpool Diocese. Read More >

19/01/2016

Prayers for Queen's 90th birthday
The Liturgical Commission has prayers and resources for celebrating Her Majesty's ninetieth birthday, and ask you to share your plans. Read More >

15/01/2016

Walking together within the Anglican Communion
The Bishop of Liverpool has issued a statement regarding the Primates meeting 2016. Read More >

14/01/2016

Clergy moves 14th January 2016
There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here.  Read More >

13/01/2016

Lent and Spring Courses 2016
Join Diocesan Theologian Canon Dr Rod Garner for this year's Lent and Spring Courses. Read More >

13/01/2016

Statement on the week of prayer for Christian Unity
The Presidents of Churches Together have made the following declaration ahead of the Week of Christian Unity. Read More >

12/01/2016

Bishop launches online safeguarding training course for all parishes
As part of our commitment to safeguarding, Bishop Paul has recorded a video to urge church members to complete the new online safeguarding training resource. Read More >

12/01/2016

It's time to submit your Statistics for Mission
This month we are asking all churches to complete the Statistics for Mission form, which all parishes nationwide must complete to support good mission planning based on accurate statistical data.  Read More >

07/01/2016

For your diary 2016
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.  Read More >

07/01/2016

Prayers for 2016 Gathering and Meeting of Primates
The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, is inviting everyone to pray daily for the Bishops and Archbishops who will be getting together in Canterbury, 11-16 January. Read More >

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