Archdeacon's Visitations

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The annual visitation is a service where the Archdeacons formally commission Church Wardens and Sidespeople for the coming year.

Diocese of Liverpool Visitations 2017
Welcome to the Archdeacons Visitations Page 

Visitation Papers The forms labelled Parish Specific were posted Mid March with your parish information pre-completed for your convenience.  If you require another copy of one of these forms please contact Brenda Edwards at
Visitations Dates 2017
We ask all Wardens and Sides men/women attend their Deanery Visitation at the church listed below. Please be punctual.

At least one of the outgoing wardens needs to attend and be ready to answer any questions about their time in office. Wardens also need to attend if they have complaints about the conduct of the minister (Presentments).

Archdeaconry of St Helens & Warrington
Winwick Newton in Makerfield St Peter Tuesday 2nd May 7.30pm
Widnes Widnes St Ambrose Monday 8th May 7.30pm
Warrington Warrington St Elphin Sunday 21st May 6.30pm
St Helens St Helens St Andrew Monday 22nd May 7.30pm

Archdeaconry of Knowsley & Sefton
Sefton South Bootle Christ Church Tuesday 2nd May 7.30pm
Huyton West Derby St Luke Sunday 7th May 6.30pm
North Meols Southport All Saints Monday 22nd May 7.30pm
Sefton North Blundellsands St Michael Thursday 25th May 7.30pm

Archdeaconry of Wigan & West Lancashire
Wigan Wigan Parish Church Sunday 7th May 3.30pm
Ormskirk Halsall St Cuthbert Thursday 1st June 7.30pm

Archdeaconry of Liverpool
Liverpool North Cathedral Saturday 6th May 3.00pm
Liverpool South & Childwall Cathedral Saturday 6th May 3.00pm
Toxteth & Wavertree Cathedral Saturday 6th May 3.00pm
Walton Cathedral Saturday 6th May 3.00pm
West Derby Cathedral Saturday 6th May 3.00pm

Return of Parish Finance
The following notes will help you complete either of the Return of Parish Finance forms:

Accompanying Notes (PDF)

2016 Return

Many churches wonder why we need to collect mission statistics and church finance information using the above forms each year. The following document, supplied by the National CoE Statistics Unit, explains the situation.

Why we are asking for your help?


Database changes

If you need to notify us of any changes to officers, officers' details or any other changes to our diocesan database, please visit:

Parish Info Page

Visitation News

Click here to see what our Archdeacon's say about the Visitations.