Eleven new deacons for the Diocese of Liverpool

Our new deacons were ordained by the Bishop of Warrington in a service at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday 6th July

This year’s intake of deacons range in age from 24 to 58, come from every part of our diocese (or other places, like Bristol or Guildford) and are going to serve at parishes right across the Diocese of Liverpool. They have wide ranging backgrounds and we will be bringing you interviews to introduce them over the comming weeks. 
Bishop Richard said “Ordination is an important milestone. It marks the culmination of a period of discernment, selection and training. It shows the candidates ready to offer themselves for a new period of service for the church. I am always pleased to be part of these services as we recognise and equip new leaders for service in the church”

We thank God for their journey and pray for them, their friends, families and congregations.
The new deacons and their parishes are as follows:
Jane Morgan MBE , Holy Trinity, Southport
Raymond Whitby , Gateway - Wigan Town Centre Church Plan
Ashley Benson, St George, Everton
Gregory Sharples, St Mary, Hale and St Paul, Widness
David Lowrie, St Luke, Great Crosby
Laura Leatherbarrow, St Luke, Farnworth, St Ambrose, Widness and St John Widness
Daniel Langdon-Griffiths, Benefice of Sutton
Anne Kazich, Oaks, Skelmersdale
David Collier, St James Birkdale and St Peter Birkdale
Daniel Howard, St Columba, Anfield
Paula Bridson, Benefice of Toxteth St Philemon with St Gabriel and St Cleopas