April 2019

1st DEANERY OF NORTH MEOLS - AD Steve McGanity, AAD David Whitehouse, LC John Fell
2nd Ainsdale St John V: Graham Birch, Re: Sarah Hope, Eirlys Jessop, Ainsdale St John's CE Primary School
Clergy & Readers C3 Safeguarding Training Woolton
3rd North Meols Team Ministry TR: Rebecca Clarke, Re: Pam Morris
- Banks St Stephen in the Banks Re: Anna Wallbank, Banks St Stephen's CE Primary School
- Banks St Stephen Church at the Centre
- Crossens St John OLM: Chris Gregory, Re: Karen Corbett, St John's CE Primary School
- North Meols St Cuthbert Re: Roger Abrams, Brenda Jagger
4th Birkdale St James V: Ian Mainey, HCt: Keith Leiper, Re: Dorothy Bridson, Joyce Roberts
Examining The Table - Lent Conversations with Bishop Paul
5th -Birkdale St John PiC: Jeremy Leffler, Re: Christine Baker, John Cotterall
-Birkdale St Peter PiC: Ian Mainey, OLM: Eddie Loxham, Re: Peter Gladney
6th Kew St Francis of Assisi V: Alex Galbraith, Re: Margaret Webb
7th The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide begins)
Southport All Saints LML: Alan Buckley, Re: Stephen Hosker
 8th Southport Christ Church V: Steve McGanity, AS: Simon Renison, PM(NSM) Rob Milton, Re: Alan Buckley
Southport Emmanuel Re: Sara Ford, Jean Lee
New Congregation - Marshside was started to reach people who live on it's relatively unchurched and unreached Marshside Estate in Southport
9th Southport Holy Trinity Re: Toni Ashcroft, Sue Palmer, Holy Trinity CE Primary School
10th Southport St Luke Re: Peter Devine
Examining The Table - Lent Conversations with Bishop Paul
11th Southport St Philip & St Paul with Wesley LML: Rachel Bray, Re: Christine Moyes, St Philip's CE Primary School
12th Southport St Simon & St Jude with All Souls PiC: David Whitehouse, AS: Andy Liggins, Re: Helena Knapton, Keith Knapton, Bishop David Sheppard CE Primary School
13th DEANERY OF ORMSKIRK AD: Duncan Petty, AAD: Andrew Housley, LC: David Burgess, YW: Joanna Marshall, Christine Spencer
14th Palm Sunday
True and humble King, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you,
that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory.

-We pray for the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
15th Monday of Holy Week
Aughton St Michael & Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity SMT
- Aughton St Michael R: Andrew Housley, Re: Bill Glennon, Aughton St Michael's CE Primary School
- Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity V: Andrew Housley, Bickerstaffe CE Primary School
Chrism Eucharist - with blessings of oil
Lunch after Chrism Eucharist
16th Tuesday of Holy Week
- Aughton Christ Church V: Sarah O'Donoghue, Re: Liz Chalk, Jonathan Lock, Peter Stewart, Aughton Christ Church CE Primary School
- Dalton St Michael PiC: Paul Lock, Dalton St Michael's CE Primary School
17th Wednesday of Holy Week
Burscough Bridge St John V: David Banbury, AS: Elliot Ireton, NSM: Wendy Williams, Re: Christine Donnelly, Alan Rimmer, St John's CE Primary School and Lordsgate Township CE School
18th Maunday Thursday
God our Father, you have invited us to share in the supper which your Son gave to his church to proclaim his death until he comes: may he nourish us by his presence, and unite us in his love; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
All Welcome to the Table - Maundy Thursday Eucharist
19th Good Friday
Eternal God, in the cross of Jesus we see the cost of our sin and the depth of your love: in humble hope and fear, may we place at his feet, all that we have and all that we are, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
20th Easter Eve
Halsall, Lydiate and Downholland St Cuthbert and St Thomas R: Paul Robinson, NSM: Alex Baker, Re: Glenys Gardner, David Walker, Halsall St Cuthbert's CE Primary School, Downholland Haskayne CE Primary School and St Thomas's CE Primary School
21st Easter Day
God of Glory, by the raising of your Son, you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
-We pray for the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
22nd Newburgh Christ Church and Westhead St James SMT PiC: Jane Morgan
- Newburgh Christ Church Re: Sarah Hayward, Viv Mitchell, Newburgh CE Primary School
- Westhead St James, Westhead Lathom St James' CE Primary School
23rd - Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul SMT, PiC: Pauline Bicknell, SSM: Stuart Haynes, Ormskirk CE Primary School
- Lathom Park Chapel St John, Lathom Park CE Primary School
24th - Rainford All Saints V: Janet Heighton NSM(Curate): Gwen Carter, Rainford CE Primary School
- Scarisbrick St Mark V: Eileen Heaney, Re: Andy Pugh, St Mark's CE Primary School
25th - Skelmersdale St Paul SMT PiC: Chris Spittle, AS: Jack Shepherd, AP: Dawn Harrison, SSM: Anne Kazich, Re: Barbara Curry, Sandra Jones, Alan Kenyon, Eileen Kenyon, Norman Lyon, Lawrence Smye-Rumsby, Eleanor West, Trinity CE/Methodist Primary School and Sunflower Nursery
- Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre (Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Church Partners)
26th Up Holland Team Ministry SMT, Schools Minister: Dawn Harrison, PiC: Paul Lock
- Up Holland St Thomas the Martyr Re: Nick Daunt, Paul Givens, St Thomas the Martyr Primary School & Roby Mill CE Primary School
- Digmoor Christ the Servant Re: Cath Bell, Bishop Martin CE Primary School
- Oaks MiC: Duncan Petty, AS: Rachel Shuttleworth, LML: Ann Petty
27th Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) Chair: Steve Parish, Secretary: Chris Leggett
28th The Second Sunday of Easter
All youth, children's and families workers
29th George, Martyr, Patron of England
Bishop of Liverpool: Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop's PA: Nichola James, Bishop's Lodge: Tom Daly, Sarah James, Phil Leigh
Bishop of Warrington: Rt Revd Beverley Mason, Bishop's Secretary(temp): Clare Kerrigan
New Congregation Something New - a community of young adults based at the cathedral reaching out to those who are 'off the map' of the church 
LifeCall - the start of your journey to ordained ministry
30th Mark the Evangelist
Archdeacon of Liverpool: Ven Mike McGurk, Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton: Ven Pete Spiers, Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington: Ven Roger Preece, Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancs: Ven Jennifer McKenzie
- Secretaries to the Archdeacons: Chris Hegg, Miranda Lever. 
- Appointments Secretary: Warren Hartley
- Dean of Women's Ministry: Amanda Bruce
- Assistant Bishops: Cyril Ashton, Geoff Pearson, John Goddard, Stephen Lowe, Glyn Webster
Lay Ministers Study Evening Series: Rule of Life - Widnes

Cycle of Prayer

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.

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Prayer for Jerusalem

Lord Jesus Christ, in your death and Resurrection, you have revealed the victory of God's vulnerable faithfulness to us his children, even when we refuse your goodness among us; look with your mercy on the peoples of the Land in which you lived, died and rose again. In your compassion, bring Palestinians and Israelis to face each other, so that your abiding grace may be released in them and healing is affected in those who suffer from violence on both sides. Turn to your way of love and compassion those whose hearts are consumed with hatred. Bless the Church in Jerusalem that she may seek your light and your guidance in the face of hardships in the Land. Comfort and console us and give us the courage to work tirelessly here and everywhere for peace in our hearts, peace in Jerusalem and peace among the nations. This we ask for your Love's sake.

Deanery Prayers

North Meols Deanery
Lord, we thank you for the parishes and churches
in this deanery.
We pray that, guided by your spirit, we may be
united to grow in Christ and to serve our
communities with love and grace.
Keep us fixed on you and your purposes,
today and forever.

Ormskirk Deanery
Heavenly Father, we thank you for all those who
serve and worship in the deanery of Ormskirk.
We ask that they continue to be guided by your
Spirit as they work to bring your love to their
local communities.  Strengthen them in all their
work and embolden them as servants of Christ to
your further Glory.

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AD: Area Dean
AAD: Assistant Area Dean
AM: Associate Minister
AP: Associate Priest
AS: Assistant Staff (Curate)
AV: Associate Vicar
CA: Church Army
CGF: Church Growth Facilitator
CiC: Curate in Charge
CW: Community Worker
HCt: Honorary Curate
HfD: House for Duty Priest
HR: Human Resources
IM: Interim Minister
LA: Lay Assistant
LC: Lay Chair
LLM: Licensed Lay Minister
LML: Local Missional Leader
M: Minister
MiC: Minister in Charge
NSM: Non Stipendary Minister
OLM: Ordained Local Minister
PCt: Pioneer Curate
PE: Parish Evangelist
PiC: Priest in Charge
PM: Pioneer Minister
Re: Reader
SMT: Shared Ministry Team
SSM: Self Supporting Minister
St.LW: Stipendary Lay Worker
St.Re: Stipendary Reader
SW: Schools Worker
R: Rector
TR: Team Rector
TV: Team Vicar
V: Vicar
YW: Youth Worker