What We Do: Bigger Church, Bigger Difference

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We are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference - more people knowing Jesus, more Justice in the world

For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. When Bishop Paul was installed he adopted our growth agenda refreshing it by saying ‘

we are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference; more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world

We think we will achieve this mission if we have

to help us do this we are calling every worshipping Christian in our diocese to
  1. Sign up to the Bishop of Liverpool’s rule of life which will encourage and support us to Pray, Read, Learn, Tell, Serve, Give, #RuleOfLife

  2. Bring 1 person into the regular worshipping and serving life of the church #BringOneFriend

  3. Do 10 acts of service or find 10 new points of connection beyond the walls of the church #DoTenThings

We have
2 Bishops – The Bishop of Liverpool and The Bishop of Warrington

c. 250 parishes -
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c. 275 clergy
c. 275 readers
c. 100 retired clergy active in ministry
c. 50,000 church members
c. 120 church schools
c. 30,000 children attending church schools

1 cathedral

1 administrative centre – St James House

The Diocese of Liverpool is one of the 44 Dioceses that make up the Church of England. The Diocese is in the Province of York - overseen by the Archbishop of York.

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Our Diocesan Prayer

As we pursue our vision of a bigger church making a bigger difference more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world we have introduced a diocesan prayer. Please pray it and share it in churches across our diocese as we offer our sustained prayer to Jesus.

Loving Father,
by your 
grace we long to see
more people knowing Jesus,
and more justice in your world.
Help us to live as your disciples in the power of the Spirit
and to work to your praise and glory.


Complaints Advice

We expect our clergy to maintain high standards of behaviour but we know on occasion this may not happen. We hope that most problems can be resolved informally.

However formal complaints can be made by using the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. 

If you wish to make an informal or formal complaint then contact The Bishop of Liverpool's office 


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