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29/11/2019

Water Stories: young people led action
Inspired by the example set last week on World Children's Day by some of the young people in our Diocese from the Mini MU, we want you to help us listen and support youth-led environmental action. Read More >

28/11/2019

'Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow'
Ruth Pryce spoke to us about her role as a hospice chaplain.  Read More >

24/11/2019

Confirmation Services 2019
Details of our confirmations services Read More >

22/11/2019

“Living our hope to leave a healthy legacy and care for this beautiful planet”
We in the Diocese of Liverpool are enormously grateful to Faiths4Change for the work they have done to enable and challenge us as individuals, churches, St James House and Bishop’s Lodge to reach out to become an eco-diocese. Read More >

22/11/2019

Congratulations to our Educate Award Winners 2019
Schools and colleges from all over the region were honoured at the prestigious Educate Awards ceremony on Friday 15 November. Read More >

21/11/2019

Bishop Bev's Christmas message
The Bishop of Warrington has written a message that you might like to include in your parish magazines.  Read More >

20/11/2019

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
Click here to find out the latest Clergy Moves and Ministry Appointments Read More >

20/11/2019

Bishop of Liverpool challenged on environmental issues by ‘Mini MU’ for World Children’s Day
This week a group of young people from the Mini Mother’s Union ‘Mini MU’ visited Bishops Lodge to raise their concerns over the future of our environment. Read More >

14/11/2019

Election Guidance
Now that the election has been confirmed for 12 December 2019, here is a reminder for all charities of their responsibilities in the weeks ahead. Read More >

14/11/2019

Shining a light to help bring an end to violence to sex workers
To mark ‘International Day to End Violence to Sex Workers’ on 17th December, Jewels Arts is partnering with All Saints Liverpool and the Everyman Playhouse to create a community light event. Read More >

14/11/2019

Eco Diocese Update – November 2019
On Sunday 17th November 2019 our Diocese will be hosting an Eco Church celebration and a partnership Interfaith week climate-focused event.  Read More >

01/11/2019

Diocesan Synod Presidential Address
Bishop Paul highlighted the diversity in the country at this moment and the role that the church and Christians can have in bringing healing and reconciliation. Read More >

31/10/2019

Diocesan Synod challenged over environment and growth
Diocesan Synod met at St Hilda’s School on Saturday 26th October to look at a range of matters. Read More >

25/10/2019

Bring One Friend Challenge for young people
Bishop Paul wrote this week encouraging Sunday School and Youth groups to take on the Bring One Friend challenge.  Read More >

25/10/2019

New book reveals shocking participation in the slave trade from Christians and the church
Local author Ken Pye will launch a new book – Two Triangles: Liverpool, Slavery and the Church – at 6pm on October 29th Liverpool Parish Church.  Read More >

23/10/2019

Rev Canon Emma Williams to be appointed as the next Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)
Emma, who is Area Dean of West Derby Deanery and Vicar at St Anne Stanley, will take up the role early in the New Year. Read More >

23/10/2019

All roads lead to A Church Near You
As we start to build to Advent and Christmas Stuart Haynes, Director of Communications explains why keeping your A Church Near You site updated can help your church grow. Read More >

23/10/2019

Join us to back the call for the end of gender-based violence
This year Liverpool Cathedral and the Diocese of Liverpool are joining forces to support the Mothers’ Union 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign. Read More >

23/10/2019

Rev Canon Simon Fisher to be the next Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington
The Bishop announced the appointment of Simon to be the next Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington on Sunday.  Read More >

23/10/2019

On Sunday 13th October, Christ Church Norris Green was the latest church to be awarded The Disabled Friendly Church Award. St Marks Haydock also received the award in September. Read More >

18/10/2019

It's Gold for Christ Church Toxteth Park
Christ Church Toxteth Park has become the first church in our Diocese to be awarded Eco Church Gold. Read More >

16/10/2019

Liverpool unites to say 'Act now to end UK hunger'
Campaigners from Liverpool are calling on the Government and all parties to act now to end UK hunger.  Read More >

16/10/2019

Bring One Friend challenge
This year we are challenging every member of every congregation to Bring One Friend to an advent, Christmas or epiphany service. Read More >

16/10/2019

Eco Diocese Update – October 2019
Eco Diocese and Interfaith Week Celebrations
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08/10/2019

Single Christians need to be supported, as it can be very lonely
Danielle Broadbent has organised an event this November - 'Flourishing in the Single Life', aimed at single people. She tells us why she felt it was important to hold such an event. Read More >

03/10/2019

#WorldMentalHealthDay is on 10th October
Let's help each other to raise awareness and break the stigma Read More >

03/10/2019

Liverpool Diocese leads the way in Mother’s Union Initiatives
Did you know that Liverpool Diocese is leading the way in outreach for families and young people?  Could you be a part of this? Read More >

03/10/2019

Welcome to our new Readers 2019
Our new Readers were licensed last Saturday at Liverpool Cathedral.  Read More >

26/09/2019

Church Commissioners support Diocese of Liverpool proposals for a new church structure in Wigan.
The commissioners have published the reasons for their ruling on their website Read More >

25/09/2019

Ann Petty reflects on five exciting and challenging years as a Local Missional Leader
“I have come to realise that it’s important to use your gifts and personality in a way that suits you”
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19/09/2019

School pastors launch in Ormskirk
Ormskirk Parish Church was the venue for the launch of this ecumenical partnership. Read More >

19/09/2019

Summer Reading Challenge helps us see Jonah in a new light
Hundreds across our diocese took part in our second summer reading challenge as part of the Rule of Life.
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19/09/2019

Intro to the Mini MU
Dianne De Costa talks about the creation of the Mini MU, the first of its kind in the world.  Read More >

19/09/2019

Why I support the Season of Creation
Bishop Bev writes supporting the call for the church to embrace the Season of Creation which runs until October 4th. Read More >

16/09/2019

Clergy Moves and Ministry Appointments
Click here to find out the latest Clergy Moves and Ministry Appointments  Read More >

12/09/2019

Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture will be out of this world
The annual Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture always encourages us to think big about matters of believing. Read More >

12/09/2019

We should see engaging with people in and out of prison as a gift rather than a challenge
Author of ‘Jailbirds’ and social activist Mim Skinner will talk about her experiences of working in a women’s prison at this year’s Prison Lecture. Read More >

11/09/2019

Eco Diocese Update – September 2019
This month St Anne Stanley share their story in being awarded Eco Church Silver and our Diocese update focuses on Creation Time  Read More >

06/09/2019

Church Commissioners support diocesan proposals for a new church structure in Wigan
The Church Commissioners have supported diocesan proposals for a new church structure in Wigan Read More >

05/09/2019

New Bishop’s Officer for Readers is announced
We’re pleased to welcome Bruce Pennie as the new Bishop’s Officer for Readers.
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01/09/2019

Archdeacon Jennifer McKenzie put forward as a candidate for election as Bishop of Georgia
The Diocese of Georgia has announced that Archdeacon Jennifer McKenzie is one of five candidates put forward for election to become the 11th Bishop of Georgia. 
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29/08/2019

Bishop Bev opens refurbished 'Outstanding' Butterfly Bereavement Suite in Warrington Hospital
The suite was officially opened by the Bishop of Warrington, the Rt Revd Beverley Mason and CEO, Mel Pickup and Chairman, Steve McGuirk. Read More >

29/08/2019

Senior church leaders encourage parishes to support Sea Sunday in July
Senior church leaders hailed the work of Liverpool Seafarers Centre as they encouraged communities to back seafarers as part of the global event on Sunday July 14. Read More >

29/08/2019

The Church of England's social media guidelines
The digital landscape has developed so much in the last few years alongside technology, meaning it’s more important than ever to consider how we approach social media.  Read More >

29/08/2019

Eco Diocese Update - July 2019
The number of churches who have signed up to become Eco Churches continues to grow, we now have 37. Read More >

24/07/2019

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
We have had a number of recent Clergy moves and other Ministry Appointments Read More >

18/07/2019

Spiritual Direction Network goes from Strength to Strength as third commissioning service is held.
A further 15 people were commissioned as Spiritual Directors on 12th July at The Cenacle at a service officiated by Bishop Paul Bayes. Read More >

18/07/2019

Wigan South Hub Embrace the Eco Church Journey Together
Assistant Curate, Felicity Cowling-Green, told us how Wigan South Hub embraced  becoming an #EcoChurch  together and the journey they’'ve been on. Read More >

18/07/2019

A Royal Seal of Approval for the Triangle of Hope Group in Ghana
Revd Canon Mal Rogers tells us more about why the recent Triangle of Hope trip to Ghana was so significant in the strengthening relationship between our three dioceses. Read More >

18/07/2019

We're looking for a new chair of the Diocesan Adivsory Committee (DAC)
The DAC Chair doesn’t have to be a buildings expert, but they do need excellent chairing skills, diplomacy and tact and need to be committed to the diocesan vision.  Read More >

15/07/2019

Ven Roger Preece appointed new Master at St Katharine's
“The Court of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine is delighted to announce the appointment by Her Majesty The Queen, as Patron, of the Venerable Roger Preece as Master with effect from 30th September 2019 to succeed the Reverend Mark Aitken, who is retiring after seven years as Master on 31st August. Read More >

11/07/2019

Our #NewRevs 2019
Get to know our new Deacons in this series of videos and individual interviews. Read More >

11/07/2019

Looking for Inspiration for your Harvest Celebration?
WaterAid has launched its 2019 Harvest Appeal and is inviting churches to organise a harvest supper or collection this harvest time, to give other communities around the world harvests worth celebrating. Read More >

05/07/2019

Sunshine on that Grey, Miserable Day
This week, Reverend Bev Mason, Bishop of Warrington, visited a project ran in the north Liverpool school Alsop, which has the intentions of combating loneliness.  Read More >

14/06/2019

The 2019 Micah Lecture - Populism and the Politics of Jesus
Presented by Rev Canon Dr Angus Richie, this year’s Micah Lecture at Liverpool Cathedral was titled ‘Populism and the Politics of Jesus’. Director of the Ecumenical Centre for Theology and Community in East London, Angus has ministered in inner-city churches involved in community organising since 1998.  Read More >

13/06/2019

School Leavers - Moving On 2019
Y6 pupils from our church schools across the Diocese were invited to Liverpool Cathedral over a three day period to mark their transition into further education and senior schools this week.  Read More >

06/06/2019

How a Railway Chaplain makes a Bigger Difference
When we met Mike Roberts earlier this year, we were struck on how he makes a bigger difference in his role as a Railway Chaplain. Railway Chaplaincy has been in existence since 1881. Read More >

06/06/2019

How do we create bigger opportunities to develop a justice agenda for our city?
Ahead of this year’s Micah Lecture on 10 June, Ellen Loudon, Director of Social Justice asks us to look at what might we do she told us, “Community Organising is an approach to social action that could be useful for your social justice work”.  Read More >

05/06/2019

Investing in the church in Wigan
As the Church Commissioners formally consult with interested members of the public on our proposals to organise church in a different way in Wigan, we explain what the consultation is about and why it shows we believe in Wigan. Read More >

30/05/2019

Josephine Butler Awards 2019
Held at Liverpool Cathedral’s Lady Chapel on 29 May, this year’s Josephine Butler awards were presented to three to organisations and three to individuals.  Read More >

30/05/2019

Welcoming refugees into our church communities
When we think of the many things refugees have lost - family, friends, homes, community, employment it’s difficult to know exactly how to respond. Ahead of World Refugee Sunday, we spoke to Margaret Roche one of the founding members of SHARe Knowsley. Read More >

23/05/2019

Plans for support hub for drug and alcohol addiction in Wigan
Five years in the making, the vision of one of our churches to build their own support hub for drug and alcohol addiction is close to becoming reality. Read More >

23/05/2019

25th Anniversary of Women’s Ordination
This week, the 25th anniversary of women's ordination to the preisthood was marked with a special Eucharistic service in the Lady Chapel at Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >

20/05/2019

General Synod By-Election Papers
Download your By-Election Papers Read More >

16/05/2019

Bishop of Warrington to talk to young people at Wigan Deanery School on Face Equality
Bishop Bev is lending her support to Changing Faces Facial Equality week by visiting Wigan Deanery High School on May 20th. Read More >

16/05/2019

'Together we can change the world for the better and make a bigger difference internationally'
As Christian Aid week draws to a close, we conclude our series with an article from Ellen Louden who visited South Africa last November with Christian Aid. Read More >

16/05/2019

'It’s almost like if we talk about death - we will die tomorrow'
Rev Juliet Stephenson was ordained in 2004. While she was a parish priest she became interested in how good funeral ministry can be influential in the work of churches and communities.  Read More >

13/05/2019

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
There have been a number of clergy moves and other Ministry Appointments, we list them here. Read More >

09/05/2019

Plan a 'Big Brekkie' this Christian Aid Week
Be inspired by how two of our church communities responded last year by planning 'Big Brekkie' fundraising events. Read More >

08/05/2019

St James' House on the path to becoming a registered Eco Church
Our Diocesan HQ has begun the process to become a registered Eco Church as part of Bishop Paul’s ‘Going for Eco Diocese Gold mission’. Read More >

01/05/2019

Creating more happy ‘birth-days’ this Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid is inviting churches to stand up for mums this Christian Aid Week (May 12-18th) against the scandal of life ending when it should be beginning. Read More >

01/05/2019

Josephine Butler Conference
David Thorpe, Senior Diocesan Schools Advisor, reports on the annual conference held at Liverpool Cathedral for students who are in Year 7 at our Church of England High Schools across the diocese.  Read More >

26/04/2019

Making a bigger church doesn’t mean one size fits all
Dan Rogers, Joshua Centre Director is passionate about helping to develop new congregations across the Diocese. So far, the Joshua Centre has enabled 18 congregations. And they’re all very different as Dan explains Read More >

25/04/2019

Discover Your Calling with Church Army
Ahead of the Church Army Discovery Day tomorrow, discover a little bit about the work of the Church Army and hear from members of the community on how Church Army has supported their calling Read More >

25/04/2019

Who's now tackling modern day slavery in our Diocese? Could this be you?
Mal Rogers spoke to us about the triangle of hope and how the Diocese needs your help in tackling Modern Day Slavery.  Read More >

17/04/2019

True love at Easter
Read the Bishop of Warrington's Easter message here  Read More >

12/04/2019

Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight
The Diocese of Liverpool is working with the Clewer Initiative to challenge modern slavery and human trafficking practices. Read More >

12/04/2019

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
There have been a number of moves and ministry appointments in the diocese and we list them here. Read More >

12/04/2019

Distribution of Food bank Real Easter Eggs begins
More than 700 Easter Eggs have been donated to food banks by churches from across the UK. The donation scheme, run by The Meaningful Chocolate Company, allows donors to purchase a discounted Real Easter Egg online for delivery to food banks, including Trussell Trust distribution centres. Distribution of the eggs began in early April. Read More >

09/04/2019

LifeCall – two chances to explore where God is calling
Where is God calling you? As Vocations Sunday approaches (Sunday May 12th), these two events can help you explore whether God is calling you into a new form of ministry and service. Read More >

09/04/2019

Your invitation to the Micah Lecture 2019 - Populism and the Politics of Jesus
This year’s Micah Lecture is your opportunity to hear Rev Canon Dr Angus Richie, Director of the Ecumenical Centre for Theology and Community in East London. Rev Dr Angus spoke to us ahead of the lecture.  Read More >

09/04/2019

‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture comes to Liverpool
Members of Liverpool’s homeless community have unveiled the City’s own ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture before it was blessed by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool.  Read More >

05/04/2019

Diocesan Synod Round up - March 2019
Read our round up of Diocesan Synod from March 30th Read More >

01/04/2019

St Cuthbert’s awarded Eco Church Silver Award
St Cuthbert’s is the first church in our diocese to achieve Eco Church Silver Award, Rev. Laura Leatherbarrow talks to us about the work they have been doing and plans for the future. Read More >

01/04/2019

Church Mosque Twinning
Warrington Council of Faiths are looking to set up a range of Twinning arrangements that bringing people together from diverse places of worship across the Town. At its simplest, it's about friends meeting together for a tea or coffee. Read More >

28/03/2019

Welcoming the stranger
Rev'd Jane Morgan, the newly appointed Bishop's Chaplain for Displaced People talks to us about the role, what she hopes to achieve and how churches across the Diocese can help and support this work. Read More >

28/03/2019

Archdeacon Visitation Dates 2019
We ask all Wardens, Sidespeople and PCC members to attend their Deanery Visitation at the church listed below. Please be punctual. Read More >

27/03/2019

Lay Ministers Study Evening Series will focus on the Rule of Life
Tim Griffiths invites you to attend the Lay Ministers Spring Study evenings taking place in April, May and June at the Halton Stadium, Widnes.
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20/03/2019

'Giving it all away – resourcing others'
Ed Down, Assistant Curate at St James in the City tells us why they wanted to become an ‘Eco Church’.  Read More >

20/03/2019

‘Barbados Built Liverpool’ - Rethinking Mission 2019
“Barbados built Liverpool”, said the Revd Dr Michael Clarke, Principle of Codrington College, Barbados, as he opened USPG’s Rethinking Mission 2019 Conference this year with the theme of ‘Remembering History’,  focusing on the legacies of the Transatlantic slave trade.  Read More >

15/03/2019

Over 350 TellServeGive events held across the Diocese during Bishops in Mission
TellServeGive has been a resounding success as parishes, schools and community groups from across the Diocese welcomed visiting Bishops with enthusiasm and in great numbers.

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15/03/2019

An amazing weekend of Telling, Serving and Giving
Read Bishop Bev's thank you on behalf of the Bishops Read More >

14/03/2019

Make a Mothers' Day Appeal
This week Mothers’ Union has launched its Make A Mother’s Day appeal with an inspiring ethical gifts catalogue. Read More >

14/03/2019

Bishop Bev's Easter message for parish magazines 2019
Go and tell the news this Easter Read More >

07/03/2019

Have you put the Bishops in Mission dates in your diaries?
As the mission of Tell Serve Give approaches on 7th - 10th March 2019, The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is calling on us all to make sure we’ve got the dates in our diaries.  Read More >

21/02/2019

Opening the Box on Welcome
Over 100 delegates attend event to discover more about the importance of a good welcome and of creating a truly welcoming culture.

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21/02/2019

Eco Church St Helens to put the environment at the forefront of mission
Sam Rigby, Tsedaqah Intern and St Helen's Deanery & Eco Churches Lead spoke to us about the project Read More >

21/02/2019

Join us in prayer as Tell Serve Give approaches
As Tell Serve Give approaches and bishops join us across the Diocese, please pray for the mission.
If you’re looking for inspiration Andy Dykes has set up prayer stations in the Chapter House at Liverpool Cathedral.
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21/02/2019

What comes next after Tell Serve Give?
If you’re looking beyond the Tell Serve Give mission at the beginning of March, you find a variety of resources to inspire your church’s ministry.
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21/02/2019

Archbishop of York to visit our Diocese for a weekend of events as part of #TellServeGive19
The weekend of events will take place in venues across the Diocese of Liverpool.  Read More >

14/02/2019

Bishop Bev urges us to Bring One Friend to Tell Serve Give 19
Watch the special message from the Bishop of Warrington Read More >

14/02/2019

Archbishop Blanch School Choir opens national educational conference for the Church of England
The Archbishop Blanch School Choir opened a prestigious educational conference for the Church of England earlier this month Read More >

14/02/2019

Clergy Moves and Ministry Appointments
Click here to find details of recent Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments.  Read More >

13/02/2019

Join Bishop Bev at the LifeCall Lay Ministry event
The conference will open the door on exploration and discernment.  Read More >

07/02/2019

'Youth will learn and pray together connecting their faith to history and today’s world'
In the final part of our interview with Rebecca Richardson, Huyton Deanery Schools and Youth Worker, find out how youth pilgrims learn together, pray together, forge lasting relationships and visit each other’s settings as part of the Triangle of Hope. Read More >

01/02/2019

Bishop Paul publishes the Table
Read our interview with the bishop and find out how you can explore The Table in this year's Lent Conversations Read More >

31/01/2019

Get your Tell Serve Give event noticed
We publish our guide to getting your TellServeGive event noticed including making sure you use www.achurchnearyou.com to publicise your event. Read More >

31/01/2019

Introducing the new online Faculty System
You will now be able to make and process faculty applications entirely online as an online faculty system is being introduced. Read More >

23/01/2019

'Youth Pilgrimage changed my life and let me share my faith'
Rebecca Richardson, Huyton Deanery Schools and Youth Worker spoke to us about her recent appointment to this newly created role, Youth Pilgrimage and the Triangle of Hope. Read More >

18/01/2019

Bishop Paul urges us all to 'do ten things' in 2019
Bishop Paul has started the New Year by urging all of us to 'Do Ten Things' in 2019. Doing Ten Things is an aspect of our Rule of Life, and an important way we can live out our faith by making a bigger difference for those around us. Read More >

16/01/2019

Children's online safety - whose responsibility?
While the government tackles the tech giants, we caught up with Helen Westerman, NSPCC Campaigns Manager for North of England to find out how we can respond. Read More >

16/01/2019

Baptism is now celebrated twice a month and the church family is becoming more involved
St John Ainsdale is one of the churches taking part in the ‘Three Steps to Christenings’ pilot. Here is how focusing on the welcome offered to families has made a huge difference to their church growth Read More >

16/01/2019

'We felt so welcomed by the church'
The churches taking part in the ‘Three Steps to Christenings’ pilot report back on how they have found focusing on the welcome offered to families has made a huge difference. Read More >

10/01/2019

Congratulations to Canon Val
Canon Val Jackson was nominated for an MBE in this year's New Year Honours. Read More >

01/01/2019

Pastoral Reorganisation - West Derby Group Ministry
A Bishop’s Pastoral Order has been made. Please click here to read more Read More >

01/01/2019

Pastoral Reorganisation - Sefton South Deanery
A Pastoral Scheme has been made in relation to Sefton South Deanery. Please click here to read more
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