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25/06/2020

Christ the Servant Church,Skelmersdale increases food support to six days a week
Christ the Servant Church in Digmoor, Skelmersdale has extended its existing food support to the community during the COVID-19 crisis. The Open Table Community Café would normally meet twice a week, has now opened its doors six days a week. Read More >

19/06/2020

Boxes of Hope to support primary school children in Ainsdale
Churches Together in Ainsdale set up ‘Boxes of Hope’, an initiative to provide support for children who receive free school meals and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More >

12/06/2020

A fresh approach for a community partnership in Knowsley
St Gabriel’s Church in Huyton have partnered with community organisations and local independent businesses to establish Knowsley Kitchen Read More >

05/06/2020

Doorstep for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Knowsley
Volunteers from churches across Knowsley are enabling local grassroots charity SHARe Knowsley to continue to provide practical, emotional and social support for asylum seekers and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More >

05/06/2020

Reducing the causes of climate change is essential to the life of faith
In June's Eco Diocese update, hear from Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury Read More >

05/06/2020

Stuart Harrison appointed Acting Director of Education
We are delighted to announce that Stuart Harrison, currently Assistant Director of Education, has agreed to step into the role of Acting Director of Education. He will start in the role on June 10th 2020. Read More >

04/06/2020

Keeping your building safe during the virus outbreak
You can read about safe access to maintain buildings here Read More >

22/05/2020

How a church in Speke has changed so it could continue serving its community during lockdown
Angela Jones and Rev Phil Saltmarsh explain how their church was able to adapt because of the journey they’d ventured on before Read More >

22/05/2020

LDBF start planning to build back our services
We have started work to build back following the coronavirus outbreak Read More >

22/05/2020

National church offer a further £35m support to dioceses
Financial package announced as conversations in our diocese to secure our long term financial future continue Read More >

22/05/2020

Vicar, this is how it used to be
Rev Juliet Stephenson, Director of the Good Funeral Company reflects on the impact of lockdown on taking funerals. Read More >

15/05/2020

Father Richard announced as the next Sub Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford
The announcement was made by Downing Street that Father Richard Peers is to be the next Sub Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Read More >

15/05/2020

Making a bigger difference in Widnes during the coronavirus
Vicky Ferguson, Project Co-ordinator at Widnes Foodbank tells how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on their work at the foodbank. Read More >

15/05/2020

Eco Diocese May Update 2020
In this month's Eco Diocese update The Venerable Pete Spiers, Archdeacon of Knowsley & Sefton reflects on the journey. Read More >

07/05/2020

Diocese of Liverpool church buildings to remain closed for now
But clergy will be permitted to re-enter for private prayer and the streaming of services provided they follow strict national guidelines Read More >

01/05/2020

Tributes paid to Spencer Webster
Bishop Paul leads the tributes to our former Warden of Readers Read More >

30/04/2020

Towards Silver Eco Diocese
In our February 2020 Eco Dioces Update, Faiths4Change share a host of actions to help drive us forward to becoming a Siver Eco Diocese.  Read More >

30/04/2020

Diocese of Liverpool to pilot a voluntary furlough scheme for curates.
On Monday 27th April a number of volunteer curates across our diocese will start a four week period of furlough. In a first for the Church of England the pilot scheme is part of the many prudent actions we are taken to manage our finances through the current crisis Read More >

30/04/2020

Eco Diocese Update Spring 2020
In this update Faiths4Change keep us posted about adapting to lockdown plus Duncan and Ann from Oaks Community in Skelmersdale tell us about their Eco Church journey. Read More >

30/04/2020

Archbishop of Canterbury launches free worship phone line
This week Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, launched Daily Hope, a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed. The line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. Read More >

09/04/2020

How you can help make sure your digital church is accessible
This week, Rev Dr Hannah Lewis, Pioneer Minister with the Deaf Community outlines how your parishioners who are disabled or deaf may be affected during the COVID-19 and how to help. Read More >

03/04/2020

COVID-19 and guidance on meetings
As charities within the UK, there are still issues of good governance that need to be dealt with and maintained. At this time of national emergency, the organisational structure of our churches, potentially reaching into every community, and their volunteer bases are needed more than ever.  Read More >

03/04/2020

St James House is changing - supporting you at this time
Staff at St James' House are working in a very different way but we still aim to support parishes at this time. Read More >

03/04/2020

Journeying through Holy Week
How we are supporting worship across our Diocese during Holy Week and Easter Read More >

02/04/2020

A Cross in the Window

We’re joining dioceses across the country in a campaign, to encourage as many people as possible to make a cross on Palm Sunday and place it in a window of their home. Read More >

02/04/2020

Making best use of A Church Near You during coronavirus
While our church buildings are closed until further notice to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, making sure that your church’s A Church Near You (ACNY) page is up-to-date is one way of keeping in touch with your community. Read More >

27/03/2020

Make a Bigger Difference as a NHS Volunteer Responder
If you’re looking at ways you can make a #BiggerDifference during the COVID-19 outbreak, why not consider becoming an NHS Volunteer Responder? Set up to support the NHS, they need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Read More >

27/03/2020

Reaching people through the radio
BBC Radio Merseyside Daybreak presenter Helen Jones spoke to us this week on how her Daybreak programme can help bring worship into people's homes. Read More >

26/03/2020

Coronavirus Hub Page
All of our articles, resources, advice and daily updates from Bishop Paul all in one place.  Read More >

20/03/2020

Church is Changing

On Tuesday, in light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. Read More >

20/03/2020

How we can still offer church worship in a virtual world
Although services may be cancelled for the time being, there are still ways for parishes to come together, especially in the digital space. Read More >

20/03/2020

Supporting a Network of Kindness during COVID-19 
Together we have the power to change how those around us feel and experience the next few weeks and months. We have an opportunity to be people of hope, peace, kindness and unexpected joy. Read More >

20/03/2020

Resources for worship at home
There are lots of resources available to help people through this time. Read More >

20/03/2020

A Day of Prayer and Action

Bishop Paul encourages us all to join in, as churches of all major denominations will be marking a national day of prayer and action this Sunday, 22nd March. Read More >

20/03/2020

Financial sustainability during COVID-19
One of the many matters of prayerful and practical concern facing churches in the current crisis is financial sustainability. Many churches will experience a double income shock which will exacerbate cash flow problems. Read More >

20/03/2020

Updated safeguarding guidelines and DBS verifying
A number of churches have contacted us about the implications with safeguarding for the organisation of volunteers responding to the needs of individuals in our communities during this time of ‘social isolation’.  Read More >

12/03/2020

Pastoral reorganisation of Ormskirk
Information on the pastoral reorganisation in Ormskirk. Read More >

12/03/2020

Towards Silver Eco Diocese – March 2020
We’re working towards becoming a Silver Eco Diocese; it’s part of the Diocese of Liverpool efforts to achieve the Church of England’s targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030. Read More >

05/03/2020

We're supporting #EachforEqual this International Women's Day
Equality matters to the Diocese of Liverpool. Over the last year, there have been many inspiring stories featuring women from our diocese.  Read More >

27/02/2020

Advice for parishes on Coronavirus
The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs division has published advice to parishes on practical steps to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More >

27/02/2020

One Good Friday
'In Another Place' is bringing Liverpool Passion to William Brown Street outside Central Library and will tell the story of Jesus in a unique outdoor theatre performance.
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13/02/2020

Displaced People
Our #DoTenThings suggestion for February is to look at how you can help displaced people within our local communities.  Read More >

13/02/2020

I was constantly fascinated by Faith in Action, the social outreach of the church
Lilly Nelson shares her LifeCall story of becoming a university chaplain here. Read More >

31/01/2020

Ashes to Go around our Diocese
Building on the success of last year’s Bishops in Mission, we are seeking to carry out Ashes to Go in as many locations as possible this Ash Wednesday. Read More >

23/01/2020

Building links with Christian communities in India
Mr Lawrence Smye-Rumsby has written a reflection based on a recent visit to Hyderabad, in Southern India. Read More >

23/01/2020

The Council of Christians and Jews call us to pray on 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz 
The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) is asking churches around the UK to join in prayer ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.  Read More >

23/01/2020

The Church of the Ascension, Woolston secures National Lottery support
The Church of the Ascension has received support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the restoration of the building and celebration of its 50th anniversary. Read More >

16/01/2020

St Peter’s Church, St Helens opens its door to celebrate its transformation
On Saturday 25th January 2020 St Peter’s, Parr will open its doors to everyone in the community so they can have a look round at the complete transformation of the building Read More >

15/01/2020

'These lovely, caring people brought the light'
It was reflecting on over 20 years of ministry at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital that led Rev David Williams to draft his booklet “Spiritual Care during the Dying and Death of Children”. Read More >

10/01/2020

Loved ones remembered in Memorial Services across Liverpool
Around 600 local people have attended public memorial services across Liverpool, arranged by Dignity’s Liverpool Funeral Directors, in partnership with the Good Funeral Company, to remember those that have passed away in the area in the past year. Read More >

09/01/2020

Could you be the next Bishop's planning officer or assistant planning officer?
Read more about the new roles and how you can apply here. Read More >

09/01/2020

For Your Diary 2020
Start planning your Diary for 2020 with some key events.  Read More >