Name changes for two deaneries

A small reorganisation leads to new names for two deaneries in the Knowsley and Sefton Archdeaconry

Two deaneries were renamed recently following a successful period of consultation and approval from the local church and the Church Commissioners. As from July 11th Bootle Deanery was renamed Sefton South with Sefton becoming Sefton North. The names mirror the naming scheme used in Liverpool.  Consultation was extremely smooth with no objections made.

The changes enable us to announce that Revd Anne Taylor is to become Area Dean for Sefton North while Rev Tom Rich is her counterpart in the south.

St Helens, Sefton will join Sefton South deanery and with St Oswald Netherton form a new Team ministry. 

Venerable Pete Spiers said “In many ways this is a small step but it is a significant one. In Sefton North and Sefton South we have two strong deaneries that relate well to their local communities. With Revd Anne Taylor and Revd Tom Rich we have the ability to lead churches in mission and make a bigger difference to their local areas”.