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Bishop James' Christmas message - 2012
 Bishop James has recorded a Christmas message for our diocese Read More >


Emergency numbers for clergy this Christmas and New Year
Emergency Numbers for Clergy this Christmas and New Year. Read More >


Meet our new Readers - Polly and Ray Glenn
In the last of our Reader profiles we meet Polly and Ray Glenn, both of whom serve at Netherton St Oswald. Read More >


Churches work together to spread the Christmas message in Kirkby Town Centre
Eleven churches of different denominations are joining together to share the Christmas message with shoppers in Kirkby. Read More >


Local churches show that Norris Green is a tight-knit community
Churches, community leaders and crafters have proven that Norris Green really is a tight knit community – by unveiling a ‘Yarn bomb’ on the area’s Strand Shops. Read More >


Churches respond to the recession
We have produced a briefing with some information on how churches are responding to the recession. With helpful ideas, advice and background papers. Read More >


New training for missional leaders and full-time ordinands
Those looking for full time ordination training in the North West have an exciting new option. Read More >


Christianity remains strong in the Diocese of Liverpool
 The Bishop of Warrington has welcomed the fact that the census results have shown a strong affiliation to Christianity across the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >


Archdeacons' guidance on waiving fees for funerals and weddings
From January 1st 2013, the new fees measure raises the issue of waiving funeral or wedding fees in certain circumstances. Read More >


Developing our wedding ministry
Clergy tell us why wedding shows are so important to developing wedding ministry across the diocese. Read More >


Guidance on collections at Funerals
The Archdeacons have issued updated guidance on collections at funerals. Read More >


'Childrenswork' - magazine review by Sue Mitchell
Children's and Family Missioner Sue Mitchell reviews new magazine resource 'Childrenswork'. Find out what she thinks of it here. Read More >


Advice for Churches supporting homeless people in Liverpool
The Whitechapel Centre will be facilitating the provision of shelter and support services for Rough Sleepers during periods of cold weather between December 2012 and March 2013. Read More >


#christmasstartswithchrist twitter campaign launches
A national campaign is being launched encouraging clergy and congregations to livetweet their church’s Christmas service. Read More >


Meet our new Readers - Janice and Stephen Farrell
Bishop James recently licensed 12 new Readers. This week we meet Janice and Stephen Farrell who both serve at Hale St Mary. Read More >


Lots done - lots still to do
Diocesan Secretary, Mike Eastwood, has updated Diocesan Synod with statistics for mission in our diocese. Read More >


Positive report for All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry
All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry celebrates a highly positive report from its first Ministry Division inspection. Read More >


Legal changes to the procedure for publishing banns
Two important changes to banns come into effect from 19th December. Read More >


Women Bishops - Statement from the Bishop Of Warrington
The Rt Rev Richard Blackburn has issued the following statement following yesterday's vote in Synod. Read More >


Statement from the Bishop of Liverpool
The Bishop of Liverpool the Right Reverend James Jones has issued the following statement following yesterday's vote in General Synod. Read More >


Bishop James' Address to General Synod on Women Bishops
 "I now believe it is right for women to take their place in the House of Bishops". The Bishop of Liverpool's address to Synod Read More >


Children prepare for Festival of Angels
Children from Christ Church, Croft took part in a cardboard sculpture workshop ahead of a Festival of Angels.  Read More >


Parish Share supporting mission and ministry in our Diocese
Parishes will shortly be receiving their Parish Share assessment for 2013. Synod watched a video presentation showing how Parish Share is supporting the mission and ministry in our Diocese. The video features a personal message from Bishop James. Please share it with your congregations. Watch here. Read More >


Leadership is crucial to both transformation and growth
In his Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod, Bishop James set out a vision for a new form of leadership to be developed in our diocese. Read More >


Bishop James leads congratulations as Justin Welby named Archbishop of Canterbury
Bishop James leads the congratulations of the Diocese of Liverpool to the Rt Rev Justin Welby. Read More >


Reclaiming our funeral ministry
The Archdeacons have launched a couple of pilot projects looking at new arrangements for organising funerals in partnership with Funeral Directors. Read More >


Meet our new Readers - Gillian Beardwood
This week we meet Gillian Beardwood, who serves at St Luke, Great Crosby. Read More >


"Readers are at the cutting edge of the delivery of the Gospel"
Ahead of the Readers Training Day, Martin Cavender, Director of ReSource, tells us why Readers are so important. Read More >


Changes make fees more open and transparent
Fees Officer Pauline Rowe discusses changes to the clergy fee system, designed to make it more open and transparent. Read More >


Archdeacon Peter Bradley: Parishes need to get Safeguarding right
We spoke to Peter Bradley in the light of changes made to Safeguarding arrangements and on the impact of the report into Chichester Diocese. Read More >


Book Review - Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion
Sue Lucas, Secretary to the Diocesan Liturgy and Worship forum reviews Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion. Read More >


2014 Curacies Advanced Notice
Incumbents who would like to be considered for the training of a curate are required to attend two preparation sessions. Read More >


Meet our New Readers - Gill Hughes
This week we meet Gill Hughes who serves at Kirkdale St Lawrence and St Paul.
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Fellfield bookings 2013
This house is a wonderful resource for clergy and others to benefit from. But please note that there are number of changes this year in who can use it and when.
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Finding your right direction
Course co-ordinator Debbie Ellison and tutor Simon Chesters give us an insight in to Directions  - a new course open to lay people.  Read More >


Meet our new Reader - John Boyes
 This week we meet John Boyes who serves with the Bootle Team. Read More >


Tax Bus Visits the Diocese
Bishop Richard and Dean of Liverpool Canon Pete Wilcox welcomed Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty’s Tax Justice Bus to the Diocese this week. Read More >


Protect yourself on social media
 Following the launch of our latest guidance we spoke to Stuart Haynes, Director of Communications. Read More >


Back to Church Success
 Inspiring Back to Church Sunday stories from across the Diocese.  Read More >


Meet our New Readers - Dr. Jonathan Lock
This week we meet Dr. Jonathan Lock, who serves at Aughton Christ Church. Read More >


LifeCall hailed a success
Our second Annual LifeCall event was a great success as hundreds came to the Cathedral to try and discover their Christian vocation. Read More >


Meet our new readers - Clare Moss
Twelve new readers were licensed at the Cathedral recently. This week we meet Clare Moss, who serves across the Widnes Deanery and runs Ignite, a fresh expression of church for young people between 11-18. Read More >


Interview with Angela Tilby ahead of her Archbishop Blanch Lecture
We spoke to Angela Tilby about her lecture on October 9th entitled: 'The Plain Meaning of Scripture'. Read More >


Hillsborough Independent Panel
Read Bishop James's introduction to the Hillsborough Independent Panel report.  Read More >


Welcome to our new readers
Twelve new Readers were licensed this weekend at a service at Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >


Wigan Celebrates Gateway Launch
A new church planting initiative - Gateway - has been launched in Wigan. Read More >


Prayer for Hillsborough
Bishop James has written a prayer for today's Hillsborough Independent Panel disclosure at the Cathedral.   Read More >


Life Call Seminar - Phil Stone
Phil Stone, Director of the Scargill Movement, tells us what is in store for his LifeCall seminar on September 29th. Read More >


Life Call Seminar - 'Dancing on the Roof'
Claire Morgans, CEO of Ykids, tells us about her seminar ‘Dancing on the roof - working with children in the 21st century.’ Read More >


Life Call seminar - 'All called?'
Pioneer Minister Richard Gedge tells us about his seminar 'All called? World transforming whole-life disciples'. Read More >


St Luke's Crosby shows new-look grounds off to the public
Giant puppets, a gospel choir and a steel band led the celebrations as St Luke’s Church opened its new-look church grounds and building to visitors. Read More >


Developing a Legacy Strategy
Rachel Lindley from Archbishops' Council viisted our diocese to talk about how churches can look at the millions we may be missing out on because we are not thinking and acting seriously enough when it comes to legacies. Read More >


Bishop Richard visits projects in Toxteth and Wavertree Deanery
Bishop Richard visited a number of projects in the Toxteth and Wavertree Deanery recently.   Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Dave Griffiths Jones
This week we meet Dave Griffiths Jones, who serves at the parish of St Cleopas, Toxteth. Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Tracey McLoughlin
This week we meet Tracey McLoughlin who serves at the parish of Skelmersdale St Paul. Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Cuthbert Jackson
Ths week we meet Cuthbert Jackson who serves at the parish of Skelmersdale St Paul. Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Anne Lawlor
This week we meet Anne Lawlor, who serves at the parish of Everton St John Chrysostom.   Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Jude Padfield
This week we meet Jude Padfield, who serves at St James in the City.  Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Sara Doyle
This week we met Sara Doyle, who joins the parish of St Luke in the City as an NSM. Read More >


New friendships forged thanks to successful youth pilgrimage
Young people from the Dioceses of Liverpool and Virginia are celebrating new friendships as they reflect on time together as part of a unique, two year long pilgrimage. Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Sonya Doragh
This week we meet Sonya Doragh, who serves at Much Woolton St Peter and will also spend some of her curacy at St Aiden’s in Speke. Read More >


Welcoming children this Back to Church Sunday
Sue Mitchell, Children and Families Missioner, talks to us about the importance of including children this BTCS. Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Bill Addy
Look out each week for a profile on one of our new deacons. This week we meet Bill Addy who will serve at Fazakerley Emmanuel.  Read More >


Our Budget and Parish Share
Mike Eastwood and David Greensmith talk about the implications - and opportunities -arising from the 2012 diocesan budget. Read More >


Petertide Ordinations
 Bishop James ordained 11 new Deacons at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday Read More >


LifeCall 2013 - What's Your Vocation?
God is calling. Calling different people to different ministries in different places.  Read More >


Cathedral welcomes more than 2000 children for leavers services
Liverpool Cathedral is set to welcome more than 2000 year six children to three special services, to celebrate their transition from primary to secondary school.  Read More >


Celebrating 25 years of women deacons - Jenny Bowen
We spoke to Jenny Bowen about the 25 years since she was made a deacon in the Diocese of Liverpool.  Read More >


Celebrating 25 years of women deacons - Janet Bissex
We spoke to Janet Bissex about twenty five years since her ordination as a deacon Read More >


Bishop James Presidential Address
Chairing the Hillsborough and Forestry Panels says something about the role of the established church in this country – argues the Bishop of Liverpool  Read More >


Diocese welcomes young pilgrims on the first part of pilgrimage
Young people from the Diocese of Liverpool are preparing to welcome compatriots from the Anglican diocese of Virginia later this month. Read More >


Fresh Expressions making a significant contribution to growth
Fresh Expressions in the Diocese of Liverpool are growing faster, deeper and wider than was previously thought. Read More >


We are a growing church
 Bishop James tells the growth conference that we are a growing diocese. Read More >


Celebrating 25 years of women vicars - Alison Woodhouse
Alison Woodhouse was one of the first women to be ordained as a Deacon on June 14th 1987. Read her story.   Read More >


Celebrating 25 years since the ordination of women in Liverpool
A special service took place at Liverpool Cathedral this week to commemorate 25 years since our first women Deacons were ordained. Read More >


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Middle East
The Bishop of Warrington, The Rt Revd Richard Blackburn, is to lead a diocesan pilgrimage to the Middle East next year. Read More >


Women Vicars Celebrate 25 Years of Ordination
A special service is to take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday 14th June to commemorate 25 years since the first women were ordained Deacons in the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >


Installation of the Seventh Dean of Liverpool
Information on the installation service and how to obtain tickets. Read More >


Bishop of Warrington condemns senseless vandalism
The Bishop of Warrington, The Rt Rev Richard Blackburn has condemned those who stole the memorial plaque to the IRA victims Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball. Read More >


Parishes see clear benefits of the Growth Planning Framework
Nearly 90% of parishes in our diocese have returned the Growth Planning Framework document – an overwhelming indication of support for this tool. Read More >


Talking about the growth conference
 With just over a month to go we talk to the organisers of the Bishop's Growth Conference about what those coming can expect. Read More >


New online directory to help Merseyside churches assist asylum seekers
Liverpool Cathedral has launched a new online directory to help Merseyside churches assist asylum seekers. Read More >


Bishop's Business Lunch at Risley
Bishop Richard met with people from the local business sector at Risley at a Mission in the Economy event hosted by Sellafield Ltd.    Read More >


New monthly 'Prayers of Remembrance' launched across Kirkby
Kirkby churches have launched 'Prayers of Remembrance' on the first Wednesday of each month.  Read More >


Increase in 2012 Reader Applications
After two successful taster evenings, 20 people have applied to train as Readers - nearly double the number of last year Read More >


'Smiles are Superb' sing In Another Place
The Christian community organisation that staged the Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall has released its first album of children’s worship songs. Read More >


Kirkby Churches host Easter Eggstravaganza
Churches across Kirkby built on the success of a previous Christmas event to engage with the community in local shopping areas this Easter. Read More >


Clergy Stress survey - report on findings and initial response
Read the initial report and first responses to the issues raised by clergy in this survey. Read More >


Peter Bradley talks Safeguarding
Archdeacon Peter Bradley talks about the importance of safeguarding in parishes, and how it should be at the heart of everything we do. Read More >


St Luke's Crosby celebrates refurbished building
On Palm Sunday, more than 300 people packed into St. Luke's Church, Crosby, for the first service in their newly refurbished building. Read More >


Continuing Professional Development - what can it do for me?
Learning Manager Bob Banton talks to us about the importance of Continuing Professional Development. Read More >


Report seeks to protect Church schools and sets direction for next decade
Church schools are at the heart of the nation and should robustly assert their Christian ethos and foundation, according to recommendations included in a groundbreaking report published by the Church of England. Read More >


Diocesan Synod votes against Anglican Covenant
The Diocesan Synod has voted against the Anglican Covenant at their meeting today. Read More >


The Anglican Covenant will undermine not save the Communion
Bishop James outlines his longstanding concerns about the Anglican Covenant in his address to Synod. Read More >


Bishop James Jones pays tribute to he Archbishop of Canterbury.
Following the announcement of that The Archbishop of Canterbury is to step down from his role Bishop James Jones pays tribute. Read More >


Church and School Partnership Award for Christ Church Padgate
Bishop Richard visited the school recently to present a Church and School Partnership Award.  Read More >


New Dean for Liverpool Cathedral
 The new Dean of Liverpool is to be the Reverend Canon Dr Pete Wilcox, Downing Street has announced this morning.  Read More >


Church Leaders visit Warrington Golden Square and Market
Church leaders including the Bishop of Warrington visited Warrington’s retail areas to learn about the chaplaincy support on offer to staff and shoppers. Read More >


A new dialogue on our Common Worship
Bishop Richard senses it's time for an ongoing converstaion about the role of liturgy after Common Worship conference. Read More >


Young people from Huyton Deanery prepare to welcome Virginia pilgrims
Young people from the Huyton Deanery get to know each other ahead of a visit from their compatriots from the Diocese of Virginia.  Read More >


Sharing the Lake and River story Down Under
Pioneer Minister Phil Potter talks to us about his recent trip to Australia for the Anglican Mission Convention. 
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Bishop of Warrington presents award to Woolston CE Primary
The Bishop of Warrington visited Woolston CE Primary School to present an award reflecting the partnership between the school and its local church. Read More >


Church and School Partnership Award for Emmaus Primary
Bishop Richard presented a Church and School Partnership Award to Croxteth’s Emmaus Church of England and Catholic Primary, the first school in the country which was conceived and built as such. Read More >


In conversation with David Greensmith
The Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance talks about his background in business and how that can relate to the church. Read More >


Bishop Richard visits St Helens RLFC Chaplaincy
Bishop Richard visited Langtree Park yesterday to take a tour of the facilities and discuss the important role of Chaplaincy in Rugby League. Read More >


Introducing the Growth Planning Framework
Archdeacon Ricky Panter and Head of Growth Linda Jones talk about why it’s important for parishes to engage with this new planning tool.  Read More >


Church weddings rise by just under 4% in our Diocese
As couples celebrate Valentine's Day, we are also celebrating a rise of nearly 4% in Church Weddings across the Diocese.  Read More >


Interview with Alison Millbank
We speak to Alison Milbank ahead of the Liturgy and Worship Conference on February 25th.  Read More >


Bishop Richard welcomes signs of growth in latest church figures
The Bishop of Warrington, the Right Revd Richard Blackburn, has welcomed the latest figures on national church attendance published this week. Read More >


Interview with Bishop Graham Cray
An interview with Bishop Graham Cray, ahead of the Liturgy and Worship Conference on February 25th.  Read More >


The Bishop and the Prisoner
Bishop James, as Bishop for Prisons, presents a unique 3 part series on the state of the prison system on Radio 4. Read More >