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Church council agrees deal to rescue church spire
The church council of St John the Divine has agreed a deal which has rescued of the spire of St John the Divine church in Fairfield.  Read More >


Bishop James statement on Michael Shields
Bishop James spoke of the "travesty of justice" suffered by Michael Shields at a recent press conference.
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Bishop warns over debt peril
Bishop James has spoken over his worries on the effect of debt on people and families. Speaking to the Daily Post, the Bishop said "as a pastor we see the effects of policies on people's lives and there is no doubt that people are feeling a huge pressure of debt at the moment". Read More >


St John's Vicarage Knotty Ash, vacated
The Diocese of Liverpool can announce that Mr Michael Rooke, former vicar of St John the Evangelist in Knotty Ash has left the vicarage. It will now be made ready for the Rev Roy Doran to move in when he starts as Vicar there in February 2009. Read More >


Merchant Navy Memorial Service - Nov 9th 2008
Bishop James has spoken of the calling of the sea at a service which "remembers the courage and the sacrifice of members of the Merchant Navy". Read More >


Bishop James sets out sustainable challenge
The Bishop of Liverpool has challenged the traditional views of consumers and retailers and the importance of delivering sustainable regeneration solutions. The Bishop was speaking at the conference of the British Council of Shopping Centres. Read More >


Bishop James celebrates his tenth anniversary
Bishop James celebrated his tenth anniversary as Bishop of Liverpool with a special service at Liverpool Cathedral. The colourful service reflected some of the important themes of Bishop James’ ministry and particularly highlighted vocations and the call felt towards ordination. Read More >


Bishop David pays tribute to Bishop James
Bishop David gives thanks at Synod for +James' service and commitment over his 10 year ministry in the Liverpool Diocese. Read More >


The collapse of the Icelandic Banks
The Liverpool Diocesan Board of Finance and Liverpool Cathedral can confirm that we have no deposits in any of the Icelandic Banks which collapsed last week. On the following page is a statement issued by Archbishop’s Council on the collapse of the banks. Read More >


Diocese of Liverpool plans exciting future for redundant Liverpool church
The Diocese of Liverpool has moved forward with plans to bring back into use as a church the historic St James’ Church in Toxteth. The aim is to plant a creative, open, evangelical church in the centre of Liverpool to connect with the growing residential population and huge transient population who work, socialise or attend university in the city. Read More >


Getting married in church just got easier
To herald the new Marriage Measure which became law on October 1st The Bishop of Warrington, the Rt Rev David Jennings, braved the crowds at the UK Wedding Show in Liverpool over the weekend (September 27 and 28 2008). Read More >


St John the Divine Church, Fairfield, Liverpool
The Consistory Court of the Diocese of Liverpool, with Chancellor the Honourable Sir Mark Hedley presiding, has approved the application by the Parochial Church Council of St John the Divine to demolish the church building. Read More >


Diocese of Liverpool licenses 11 new lay readers
The Diocese of Liverpool is celebrating the Licensing of eleven Lay Readers for the Church of England. The licensing took place on April 12th in a grand ceremony presided by Bishop James at Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >


Rev Canon Phil Potter Licensed Director of Pioneer ministry
Bishop James, The Bishop of Liverpool, licensed Rev Canon Phil Potter as Director of Pioneer Ministry for the diocese of Liverpool on April 9th. Read More >


Sheppard - Warlock Memorial Unveiled
This year saw the dedication of a memorial sculpture in memory of the former Bishop of Liverpool, David Sheppard and Archbishop Derek Worlock. The sculpture, paid for by public subscription, was commissioned by the ‘Liverpool Echo’ newspaper following a campaign in memory of the two Church Leaders. Read More >


Liverpool Cathedral make groundbreaking appointment
Liverpool Cathedral has appointed the Diocesan Secretary for the Diocese of Liverpool, Mike Eastwood, as their new Cathedral Administrator. Mike will be carrying out this role – to be retitled Director of Operations – while continuing as Diocesan Secretary, a first for the Church of England. Read More >


New training course for Readers launched
We meet Rev Simon Chesters, newly-appointed Director for Studies Read More >


Changes to our Diocesan Database
Parishes have been sent a form which shows the full information we have on the diocesan database for the officers in their parish. We need to ensure this is correct. Read More >