The Diocese of Liverpool is an exciting, challenging and stimulating place to be. We serve a wide mix of communities in urban, rural and town parishes. We are innovative, seeking new ways to further God’s mission while respecting cherished traditions.
Our 250 churches are spread across a region that is both rural and urban, stretching from Southport in the North to Widnes in the South, from Liverpool in the West across to Wigan in the East, serving a population of 1.53 million in an area of 389 sq miles.
The Diocese of Liverpool is working towards a vision set out by Bishop James to see
to achieve this we want to see:
Healthy churches at the heart of healthy communities
Excellent church schools promoting Christian education
Christian disciples growing in faith, hope and number
Outstanding Christian leaders for today and tomorrow
Vibrant and inclusive mixed economy churches in and from all traditions
2 Bishops – the Bishop of Liverpool and the Bishop of Warrington
c. 250 parishes - find your local parish here
c. 275 clergy
c. 275 readers
c. 100 retired clergy active in ministry
c. 50,000 church members
c. 120 church schools
c. 30,000 children attending church schools
1 administrative centre – St James House
The Diocese of Liverpool is one of the 44 Dioceses that make up the Church of England. The Diocese is in the Province of York - overseen by the Archbishop of York.
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Prayer is an important part of the life of the Diocese. You can download our monthly prayer calendars here.
You may also find the Anglican Communion's Cycle of Prayer useful. You can access it on their website www.anglicancommunion.org/acp/
Clergy and parish officers can access our online directory by following this link
Liverpool Diocese has a long tradition of strong international links and we currently have ties with the Dioceses of Virginia in the USA and Akure in Nigeria.
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