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.