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Eden comes to Norris Green
The Eden Network is looking to establish a partnership with Christ Church, Norris Green. We wanted to find out what it was all about. Read More >


Church in the centre shows #christmasstarts with hospitality
The Church in the Centre is hosting a series of community Christmas parties throughout December. Read More >


Vacancy in See Committee selects candidates for the Crown Nominations Commission
 We can announce the names of our diocesan representatives Read More >


Nativity comes to Liverpool City Centre
Shoppers have been able to visit a life size nativity as ministers bring the Christmas story to the city centre.   Read More >


Supporting Mission and Ministry in our diocese
As parishes are sent the details of their parish share assements for 2014 we returned to those who featured in last year's well received DVD Read More >


The Pilling Report
 Bishop Richard has responded to the Pilling Report published today Read More >


Pray for Our New Bishop as the appointment secretaries visit our diocese
Bishop Richard encourages prayer for our new bishop as the appointment secretaries come to our diocese. Read More >


Hearing their LifeCall to Ordination
Over 40 people from across our diocese at different stages of their calling gathered at the Cathedral for a LifeCall event aimed at helping them further discern whether they are called to Ordination Read More >


Churches across Liverpool diocese take baptism very seriously
100 delegates were at Hope University for Bishop Richard's Liturgy Conference which this year focussed on baptism.  Read More >


Rev Malcolm Chamberlain appointed Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham
Malcolm Chamberlain Area Dean of Toxteth and Wavertree and Rector of St Mary's Wavertree has been appointed Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham Read More >


Initial consultation on Our New Bishop finishes
 The Vacancy in See committee has been overwhelmed by the response to the public consultation on what we want to see from our new bishop. Read More >


A monumental positive shift forward
Bishop Richard Blackburn, Bishop of Warrington and Acting Bishop of Liverpool has responded to the result. Read More >


Night of the Living Dead at St Paul's Stoneycroft
St Paul’s Stoneycroft attracted more than 70 people to a unique service that engaged with people’s fear of death and fascination with the ‘spirit world’. Read More >


'Making it Easier' day hailed a great success
Our first Making it Easier Day at St Margaret’s School, Aigburth was very well received with 100 delegates having access to high quality training on a wide range of topics affecting the good running of parishes. Read More >


Meet the new Diocesan President of the Children's Society for Liverpool
We spoke to David Bishop about his new role, the challenges that children face, and what we can do to help. Read More >


Meet our new Readers - Graham Fuller
 In the latest of our reader profiles we meet Graham Fuller who serves at Roby St Bartholomew.  Read More >


Gaining Direction
Last year's Directions course helped people in many different ways. Here we are grateful for the powerful testimony of Joan Gorbutt about her experiences of Directions. Read More >


Meet our new Readers - Irene Tuzio
 In the latest of our new reader profiles, we meet Irene Tuzio, who serves at St John’s Knotty Ash. Read More >


You can Bring the Bible Alive in 2014
Bishop Richard is challenging our diocese to bring the Bible Alive in 2014. Read More >


Fellfield 2014
Bookings are now being taken for Fellfield for 2014. Read More >


Meet our new readers - Rachel Martin
In the latest of our new reader profiles, we meet Rachel Martin, who serves at Hindley St Peter with her husband Simon. Read More >


Diocesan Synod approves the latest version of our Growth Agenda
 Diocesan Synod has approved the updated and revised version of the Growth Agenda at its meeting on Saturday. Read More >


Meet our new Readers - Simon Martin
In the latest of our new reader profiles, we meet Simon Martin, who serves at Hindley St Peter with his wife Rachel. Read More >


Will we be in good heart ready for the next Bishop of Liverpool?
Bishop Richard has set out the challenges ahead as he delivered his Diocesan  Presidential Address. Read More >


St Mellitus NW (The Aidan Centre) opens it's doors
The first full time ordination training course in the North West has welcomed a full cohort of students to Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >


Bishop Richard joins Credit Union on International Credit Union day
Bishop Richard Blackburn, himself a former banker, has voiced his support for credit unions and joined one on International Credit Union day.  Read More >


Canon Phil Potter appointed Archbishops' Missioner and Fresh Expressions Team Leader
Bishop Richard has welcomed the appointment of Canon Phil Potter as Archbishops' Missioner stating that "our diocese's loss is the national church's gain". Read More >


Diocesan Synod to discuss the next Growth Agenda
Diocesan Synod meets on October 19th to discuss, among other matters, what the next stages for the Growth Agenda will be.  Read More >


Meet our New Readers - James Taylor
This week we meet 23-year old James Taylor, one of the youngest readers in the Diocese. James serves in the Parish Church of St. Anne, Beech Hill, Wigan. Read More >


Bishop Richard Blackburn visits 'Belief in Change' Programme at HMP Risley
Bishop Richard Blackburn visited HMP Risley to see “The Belief in Change Programme” which is being pioneered there. Read More >


What do you want from the next Bishop of Liverpool?
As the Vacancy in See Committee starts its work we announce the process for discerning the next Bishop of Liverpool Read More >


Every PCC we take a small step forward
As parishes are sent the second version of the successful Growth Planning Framework we spoke to the vicar at All Saints and St Frideswydes. Read More >


Meet our new Readers - Donald Miller
In the first of our new reader profiles we meet Donald Miller who serves at St Andrew's Orford.  Read More >


Rev Sam Wells talks about Archbishop Blanch Lecture
Ahead of delivering this year's Archbishop Blanch Lecture on October 16th, Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, talks to us about the complexities of poverty and how we as a church respond. Read More >


Church of England Schools use harvest service to donate to Foodbanks
Church of England schools across the Diocese of Liverpool are being encouraged to collect food for their local Foodbank this harvest time.  Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Ian Jones
In the latest of our new deacon profiles, we meet Ian Jones who serves at Burscough Bridge St John. Read More >


Clergy reflect on Liverpool Wedding Show
Ven Bob Metcalf and Rev June Asquith give us an insight into the conversations they have had with couples at the Liverpool Wedding Show. Read More >


Thinking of Army Chaplaincy?
Army Chaplaincy is a challenging and rewarding experience for those that choose it.
Find out more with the information leaflets.  Read More >


Interview with Jean Todd - Warden of Readers
On the eve of this year's Reader's AGM and Licensing Service we interview Jean Todd who retires as Warden of Readers at the service. Read More >


Bishop Richard welcomes Baptism Conference
The Bishop of Warrington is encouraging all those with a passion for liturgy to attend the Baptism Conference on November 23rd.  Read More >


Diocese starts process for discerning new Bishop
The Diocese of Liverpool will start the search for the next Bishop of Liverpool in October. Read More >


Procedure for DBS Single Certificate Disclosures
Please ensure that you are aware of the procedure with regards to DBS applications.  Read More >


"Have the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other" - Autumn Courses
As we launch a new programme of Autumn courses, open to all, Rod Garner discusses why learning and faith go hand in hand. Read More >


Meet our new deacons - Rev Matt Roberts
 In the latest of our new deacon profiles, we meet Rev Matt Roberts, who serves at St Mark’s Haydock. Read More >


Clergy take a stand at Liverpool Wedding Show
 Clergy from the Diocese of Liverpool will be at the Liverpool UK Wedding Show this September.  Read More >


Governement publish Advice on Food Safety
The Food Safety Agency has published advice on food preparation for volunteers and charity groups. Read More >


Children's areas can play a key role in developing spirituality
 Sue Mitchell, Children and Families Missioner, tells us about a training day on how churches can integrate children into liturgy through play. Read More >


Meet our new deacons - Rev Chris Daniel-McKeigue
This week we meet Rev Chris Daniel-McKeigue who serves at Carr Mill St David and Riverbank Cafe Church.  Read More >


Christ Church, Norris Green Play Scheme Receives Youth Trust Grant
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has awarded a £3000 grant to a play scheme run at a local primary school by Christ Church, Norris Green.  Read More >


Leaders help city centre church mark 50 years since I Have a Dream speech
 St James in the City is marking fifty years since Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. Read More >


Diocese publishes review of the work of its Board of Education
The Diocese of Liverpool published its review of the work of the Diocesan Board of Education at its annual Headteachers’ Conference on September 27th.
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St Margaret's Toxteth
Rev Robert Gallagher will retire from St Margaret's Toxteth on October 31st. He will be succeeded by Rev Canon Bob Lewis Read More >


Communities invited to pray together in churches across the Diocese on August 10th
People of all faiths or none are invited to spend time in their local church. Read More >


Meet our new deacons - Rev Laura Pasterfield
 In the latest of our profiles we meet Laura Pasterfield, who serves at the parish of Liverpool All Saints.  Read More >


40 years in Reader ministry
Peter Gladney celebrated 40 years as a Reader, at a special service presided by Bishop Richard last Sunday. Read More >


Young people prepare for journey of faith
Twenty-six young people from the Diocese of Liverpool are set to visit the United States on pilgrimage. Read More >


Bishop Richard welcomes announcement of new site for Archbishop Blanch High School
Bishop Richard has expressed his delight at the announcement of a potential site for Archbishop Blanch High School.  Read More >


Mission and Ministry in the First Degree
Ten Readers from the Diocese of Liverpool were the first to be presented with Foundation Degrees from Liverpool Hope as part of their post-licensing training. Read More >


Surplus Church Silver
Advice on how to dispose of your excess church silver.   Read More >


Meet our new deacons - Rev Glyn Thomson
 In the latest of our profiles we meet Glyn Thomson from St Luke West Derby. Read More >


"Liverpool is a good city, the city of Patterson"
A little known link between our diocese and the church in Angola was revealed last week as Bishop André Soares visited St Clement’s Toxteth.  Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Rev Sue Thomas
This week we meet Sue Thomas who serves at Formby Holy Trinity and Altcar St Michael and All Angels.   Read More >


Five generations unite for one-of-a-kind baptism
Revd Jane McKelvey had the pleasure of baptising six-month old Lilia Annabelle Preston at St Mark’s Church in Childwall – in the presence of five generations of the family, including Jane herself! Read More >


Bishop James receives Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University
Bishop James has accepted a Honorary Fellowship saying he honours the families of the 96. Read More >


God loves the NHS
Nicki Parkinson, part of the God Loves NHS Liverpool Team tells us about the plans for this year's conference. Read More >


DBS verifiers - new changes to completion of application forms and procedure for single certificates
There are two important changes to the DBS application forms, effective immediately. One is with regards to the phrases used in the Position applied for' (field 61) section and the other regarding the procedure for single certificates.  Read More >


"Bishop James makes us see that words need a response"
Bishop Richard has thanked Bishop James for "finding the words that help [...]draw us into a personal relationship with Jesus." Read More >


"A focal point for God's on-going Mission in Kirkby"
On July 20th, the Church in the Centre, run by ten churches of different denominations and community groups, is set to open for the summer at Kirkby In-Shops. Rev Jayne Vandenberg Owens tells us more.  Read More >


Meet our new Deacons - Rev Izzy Schafer
The first new deacon we meet this year is Rev Izzy Schafer, who will serve at Ashton in Makerfield St Thomas and St Luke Stubshaw Cross.    Read More >


Bishop James Delivers Final Sermon as Bishop of Liverpool
In his final sermon as Bishop of Liverpool, Bishop James says "We are about to enter period when people will realise how much we have taken for granted those good foundations of the Christian faith.” Read More >


We must follow this excellent training with continued action in the parishes
Archdeacon Peter Bradley expressed his delight over the extremely positive reaction to the mandatory clergy safeguarding training which took place last week. Read More >


Diocese to receive official portrait of Bishop James
A moving portrait of Bishop James standing on the Dulverton Bridge of the Cathedral is to be presented to the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >


Bishop Richard welcomes national education report
Bishop Richard, Chair of the Board of Education, has welcomed a national report from the Church of England which sets out how they believe Diocesan Boards of Education should act in the future. Read More >


Bishop James presides at his last ordinations
Bishop James Jones presided over his last ordinations in Liverpool Cathedral, ordaining 10 Deacons.  Read More >


Diocese gathers to give thanks for Bishop James
With echoes of his enthronement service 15 years ago, the Diocese of Liverpool said farewell to the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend James Jones on Wednesday. Read More >


2,500 children attend Leavers' services
More than 2,500 year 6 pupils took part in the annual services to celebrate their transition from Primary to Secondary school, and also collected vast amounts of food for their local foodbanks. Read More >


Engaging with the corporate world to discuss ethics
Two events challenging corporate leaders to think about the social impact of their decisions are to take place this July.  Read More >


Sir Thomas Boteler pupils visit Downing Street
Pupils from Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School met Prime Minister David Cameron to call for action to tackle global hunger. Read More >


Clergy Sick Leave, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave
The Archdeacons have issued advice on paperwork regarding the above. Read More >


Latest Archdeacons' Visitation news
In the latest issue, Ricky and Peter encourage us to develop our thinking about change. Read More >


It's OK to have a vision but if you don't bring people along with you ...
We spoke to Team Rector, Rev Bill Stalker, about the new united Benefice of Lowton and Golborne. Read More >


Josephine Butler Awards Presented
The Josephine Butler Trust presented five awards at a special ceremony this week. Read More >


Magazines are "the showcase for the church in the wider community"
Parish magazine editor Sue Robinson reflects on how magazines can be used as a tool in mission and ministry. Read More >


Battle of Atlantic Service
Bishop James delivered the address at the Battle of the Atlantic Service at LIverpool Cathedral
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The Importance of Urban Ministry
Ricky Panter talks to use about the inaugrual Liverpool Cathedral Urban lecture which takes place on June 17th.  Read More >


Attendance figures show importance of the Growth Planning Framework
Linda Jones, Director of Church Growth speaks on how tools like the growth planning framework have contributed to increased attendance. Read More >


Liturgy and Worship Forum
We talk to the Chair of the Liturgy and Worship Forum Rev Jeremy Fagan about their role Read More >


St Peter's Formby
We spoke to John and Andrew from St Peter's Formby about what they have done so far to encourage people at their church to think about legacy giving. Read More >


We must maintain our focus on Growth
Bishop Richard reflects on the figures which show an increase in weekly attendance, stating that our growth agenda is clearly the right focus for the diocese. Read More >


Bishop of Warrington encouraged by continued growth in our diocese
 Bishop Richard hails attendance figures which show a 4.9% growth as "extremely encouraging". Read More >


Eleanor Gill - Making the most of Legacies
National Legacy and Funding Officer Eleanor Gill reflects on the recent legacy workshop held in our Diocese and what churches can do next to act on that things they learned at the event.  Read More >


Adelaide House looks to the future
Adelaide House, managed by the Diocese of Liverpool, is an approved premises for women. Pat Thomas speaks to us ahead of an open day on May 20th. Read More >


What can we do together that we could not do apart?
New team formed in Warrington East - Rev Denise Williams speaks to us about the journey so far and the challenges that lie ahead. Read More >


Encouraging Legacy Giving
What do Cancer Research, the RNLI and the National Trust benefit from where churches miss out? A lion's share in the £2billion legacy market. Read More >


Shrinking the Footprint
Diocesan Environment Officer Paul Beardwood tells us why it is important for churches to monitor energy usage.  Read More >


Naomi Pinder - Making the most of Legacies
Every year churches are missing out on millions of pounds worth of potential legacy income. Naomi Pinder talks about how legacy is an important form of stewardship and how we can make the most of wills. Read More >


Latest Anglican Witness newsletter
Liverpool Diocese features in the latest edition as Canon Linda Jones and Rev Canon Phil Potter discuss the topic of change. Read More >


National Day of Prayer comes to St Helens
This year's National Day of Prayer and Worship will be held in partnership with Saints in the Stadium, in St. Helens on Saturday 12th October 2013 between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Read More >


Confirmations 2013
 View all dates now. Read More >


Strong collection rate for Parish Share
As our diocese announces an excellent  98.4% collection rate we spoke to Finance Manager Matt Elliott. Read More >


The Outer Robe
Bishop James reflects on the "outer robe" that we wear as a symbol of our ministry in his sermon at the Diocesan Eucharist. Read More >


Using the arts to develop our relationship with God
Rev Ellen Loudon, River Arts Co-ordinator, tells us about the work of the network, which brings together Christians with an interest in the arts.  Read More >


We must maintain momentum
Bishop Richard has urged our diocese to maintain momentum if we are to build on the powerful creativity of Bishop James. Read More >


Bishops speak on anniversary of Warrington Bombing
Both the Bishop of Liverpool and Warrington have spoken about the anniversary of the Warrington bombing twenty years ago Read More >


Bishop James talks about Civil Partnerships in his last Presidential Address
It maybe time for the church to ask the question about the blessing of civil partnerships.  Read More >


Worldwide Anglican witnesses
Director of Church Growth, Canon Linda Jones, hosted an international Anglican Communion group in London last week. Read More >


Abram church set to host Wedding Forum
St John the Evangelist Church in Abram, Wigan, is teaming up with local suppliers to host its own Wedding Fayre.  Read More >


Spring courses 2013 launched
This Spring series offers a wide range of opportunities in the areas of scripture, philosophy, music and Christian doctrine. Read More >


Interview with Churchwarden Jon Gladders
 Interview with Churchwarden Jon Gladders Read More >


Director appointed for St Mellitus NW (St Aidan's Centre)
Rev Dr Jill Duff is to be the Director for St Mellitus NW (St Aidan’s Centre) it was announced today. Read More >


Archdeacons launch Archdeaconry Parish Review Meetings
Our Archdeacons will embark on a series of meetings to help Church Wardens reflect on vital aspects of their work. Read More >


Bishop James urges government to include Liverpool in their HS2 scheme
Bishop James has urged the government to include Liverpool in their HS2 scheme Read More >


Bishop Speaks on Forests
The Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend James Jones has expressed his personal delight at the government’s response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report. Read More >


Twenty year high of young priests
New statistics for 2012 show that the number of young people (under 30s) accepted for training for the Church of England ministry last year was 113, 22% of the total. This is the highest number in the past twenty years. Read More >


Children's ministry really is at the heart of Church
A training course for those new to Children’s Ministry is set to raise important questions about how vital it is for the future of the Church. Read More >


Kirkby church invites couples to wedding fair
A Kirkby Church is hosting its own wedding fair – and playing host to a whole range of local wedding suppliers. Read More >


Bishop Susan Goff reflects on her visit to our diocese
The Suffragan Bishop of Virginia and her husband were our guests over the last week. We caught up with her when she came into St James' House. Read More >


Chancel Repair Liability - does it apply to your church?
You will need to discover what applies and how this applies in your church’s case. Read More >


Last chance to see Narnia Experience at St Georges Hall
The acclaimed Narnia Experience is starting its last ever run at St Georges Hall. Read More >


Ormskirk churches welcome new Youth and Young Adults Minister
Churches in Ormskirk have welcomed Ben Dyer as Youth and Young Adults Minister. Read More >


Parishes invited to plug into the energy basket
For the first time in 2013, parishes can pool their energy spend and buy electricity and gas in bulk. Read More >


Parishes respond to welfare changes
Three briefing events about welfare changes are to take place across the diocese.  Read More >


Bishop James comments on government's response to forestry report
Open the page to read the full statement from Bishop James.  Read More >


Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee - responding to local needs
Pastoral reorganisation is a big challenge for any diocese. We’re legally obliged to make the best provision for the mission and ministry of our local churches, balancing that with the resources we have available. Read More >


Diocesan Eucharist
Bishop James invites all Clergy and Readers to the Diocesan Eucharist:  Read More >


Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu pays tribute to Bishop James
The Archbishop of York has issued a statement in response to the retirement of Bishop James.  Read More >


Archbishop of Liverpool pays tribute to Bishop James
The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, has issued a statement in response to the retirement of Bishop James.  Read More >


Backpack project celebrates increase in donations
A project that provides homeless people with a backpack of essentials at Christmas is growing thanks to local churches.  Read More >


Bishop James to retire as Bishop of Liverpool
 Bishop James has announced he will retire in August 2013 Read More >


Bishop Richard Blackburn backs IF campaign
Bishop Richard Blackburn has urged churches to back the IF Campaign, using the G8 summit to make strong calls to end global hunger. Read More >


Narnia Experience transforms St George's Hall and lives of local people
A walk-through production that will transform St George’s Hall into C.S. Lewis’s Narnia has also helped three young people overcome challenges and develop new skills for the future. Read More >


Actors brave the cold for authentic Narnia Experience
Actors from Crosby-based charity In Another Place took advantage of the recent snow to get in some rehearsals for the ‘Narnia Experience’. Read More >


We do best as society when we provide for others out of our sense of humanity
Bishop James calls on the government to review and re-examine the criteria on which the cuts are based. Read More >


Preparation of a new Electoral Roll
The Church Representation Rules (‘CRR’) require parishes to produce a new church electoral roll for the 2013 the annual meeting.
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Church building MOT guide launched
We have launched a user friendly guide to help parishes maintain regular checks on their buildings. Read More >


Community creates life size nativity at St Mary's, Grassendale
St. Mary’s, Grassendale created its own life size crib scene with thanks to the local community.  Read More >


Bishop James gives thanks for the ministry of Archbishop Patrick Kelly
Bishop James gives thanks for Archbishop Patrick Kelly, whom he calls his 'Brother in Christ'. Read More >