A day for celebration and for giving thanks for these fine servants of Christ

Sixteen new deacons will be ordained at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday June 25th 2017

Our new deacons, of various ages, called to their vocation from a wide spectrum of backgrounds are now on the threshold a new stage in their ministry, working for God in a variety of ways in the parishes of the Diocese of Liverpool. of various ages will be welcomed in this special service on Sunday 25th June.

Bishop Paul said:
"Sunday sees another great - and substantial - group of Christians following God’s call into ordained ministry when Bishop Richard ordains them as deacons in the majestic space of our Cathedral. I'll be praying that they will feel awed, encouraged and inspired as they start their new ministry.
The church both nationally and locally is being blessed afresh, with more and more women and men offering themselves for ordination. In Liverpool Diocese we rejoice with our new deacons, pray for their friends, families and the communities they are called to serve as curates. May the Lord bless each one of us in our different ministries, and may he give our new deacons a wonderful and life-changing day!"

The new deacons are

Elizabeth (Beth) Anderson – Assistant Curate to the St Helens Town Centre Team
Ryan Cook - NSM Assistant Curate to Toxteth St Margaret of Antioch
Felicity Cowling – Assistant Curate to Ashton in Makerfield St Thomas
Edward (Ed) Downs – Assistant Curate to St James in the City
Rachael Garland – Assistant Curate to Liverpool All Saints 
Christopher Gregory - OLM Assistant Curate to                 Crossens St Johns 
Elliott Ireton - Assistant - Curate to Burscough Bridge St John
Andrew Liggins - Assistant Curate to Southport St Simon & St Jude with All Souls
Lily (Jackie) Parry - NSM Assistant to Crosby St Luke
Eleanor (Poppy) Richards – Assistant Curate to Formby Holy Trinity
Tabitha Rao - Assistant  Curate to Toxteth St Bede and St Clement
Jack Shepherd – Assistant Curate to Skelmersdale St Paul
Nathan Thorpe - Assistant Curate to Formby St Peter
Alyson Tunstall - Assistant Curate to Garston St Michael
Mark Wade – Assistant Curate to Goose Green St Paul
Jill Wheatley - NSM Assistant Curate to Warrington Holy Trinity

Over the coming weeks, you’ll get the chance to get know our deacons in our interviews.