The Bishop, whose appointment was announced at a Foodbank in north Liverpool, has promised to do what he can to support and spur efforts to eliminate food poverty across the Diocese of Liverpool.
Bishop Paul said: “As the Archbishop of Canterbury said over the weekend, it is shocking that at this time in this country we have people struggling to feed themselves and their families. I have seen this at first hand as I visited our diocese ahead of my installation and I asked for donations at the installation service to be given to some of our foodbanks locally. I was moved and delighted at the generosity of those who donated more than £7000 that day. It is so important that the church is at the forefront of alleviating the effects of food poverty. But we must also work together as a society to eradicate its causes.”
For more on the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger & Food Poverty in Britain, visit foodpovertyinquiry.org