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Warrington Street Pastors step up their patrols thanks to new recruits
Back in October last year we reported on a successful first year for the Warrington Street Pastors. Since then they have been busy very busy training up new volunteers with the aim of increasing their patrols. We caught up with John Britton, chairman of the trustees:  Read More >


How going to The Sanctuary changed my life
Tracy Cullen tells us of her incredible journey from a user to helper at The Sanctuary. A community cafe project that offers mental health support along with a great welcome.  Read More >


Transform North West looking to build its leadership team
Transform North West are looking for a team of inspired individuals who will make their vision a reality. So we spoke to Rev Greg Sharples, Team Vicar in Widnes, about his calling to be part of the Transform Network Read More >


Clergy Moves and Ministry Appointments
There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments and we list them here. Read More >


How one of our churches provides a mental health sanctuary
This week there has been a national spotlight on mental health issues as the Church of England reported that priests are increasingly dealing with mental health crises among their parishioners. We visited 'The Sanctuary' in Widnes to see how it helps the community Read More >


Sharpening your Listening Skills for Spiritual Direction
Sr Winifred Morley, Cenacle Sister, has joined the Liverpool Diocese Spiritual Direction team.  Read More >


We are working towards partnering with 30 new congregations by the year 2022
We spoke to Dan Rogers, Director for Multiplying Congregations at the Joshua Centre for his thoughts on the development of the Joshua Centre project over the last 12 months and their aims for the future. Read More >


Educate Awards 2018 nominations now open
Our Diocesan church schools have previously celebrated great success at the prestigious Educate Awards as the hard work and achievement of our excellent schools were recognised.  Read More >


Promoting a safer church
Before Christmas the House of Bishops produced an updated Safeguarding Policy Statement for use by churches. Our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Catriona Richardson, explains why it is important to take note and review parish policies accordingly Read More >


Why not try Ashes to Go this Lent?
For Ash Wednesday on February 14th we are encouraging churches to take part in Ashes to Go. We spoke to Father Daniel Howard, Vicar at St Margaret's Orford about his experiences in Anfield and for some hints on how you can get involved in your context.
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Rebuilding your Relationship with God through Prayer
Ahead of his retirement, The Right Rev Richard Blackburn, Bishop of Warrington is a spirituality day to guide you through rebuilding your relationship with God through prayer at Foxhill, near Frodsham on 19th February Read More >


Embracing a new way to engage with people over 60 as a way to start new communities and congregations
Canon Richard White; Director of The Joshua Centre is keen for parishes to embrace an initiative – ‘natter’, first pioneered by John Marsh in Sheffield as a way of developing new communities and congregations. Read More >


Confirmations 2018
Details for our Confirmation services 2018 Read More >


Liverpool Cathedral Lent Lecture Series 2018
Beginning with ‘Who are the Heathen Now?' on 26th February 2018 from 7 pm, this year’s Lent Lecture series offers insight into the changes to the areas of ministry of the resident canons at the period at the end of the First World War Read More >


Heritage Lottery Fund supports essential conservation work at St Nicholas Blundellsands
The Grade II listed church was awarded a grant of £211,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards its third phase of restoration in six years.  Read More >


Thy Kingdom Come 2018 – Ready, Set, Go!
From Kangaroo Flat in South Australia, to the River Cam in Cambridge, things are gearing for the launch of this year’s Thy Kingdom Come movement!  Read More >


Apply now for National Churches Trust Maintenance Grants
Could your church benefit form a National Churches Trust Maintenance Grant? Read More >


Clergy Moves and Ministry Appointments
There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments in our diocese recently and we list them here. Read More >


New Year’s Honours awarded to two people in our Diocese
Congratulations to two exceptional people in our Diocese who were awarded British Empire Medals (BEM) in 2018's New Years Honours.  Read More >


For your diary 2018
Plan your diary by using our brief overview of some key services and events. Read More >


Bishop Paul writes about his sabbatical
As he starts his period of study leave the bishop writes about what that will entail
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Lonely this Christmas - Bishop Richard's Christmas message
We reproduce the Bishop of Warrington's Christmas message to the Warrington Guardian Read More >


Clergy Moves
There have been a number of clergy moves in our diocese and we list them here Read More >


National church invests in a resource church network for the North West
The Church Commissioners have announced they are investing to create a resource church in the North West. The bid seeks to take a model of church and apply its thinking in a new way.
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We commissioned a wide-ranging survey over the late summer to find out what parishes thought of a host of services provided to parishes
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Blue Christmas A Sanctuary away from the longest night
The Sanctuary, a community cafe based at St Ambrose church in Widnes celebrated its first birthday in November. Rev'd Laura Leatherbarrow reflects on the growth of the project and how it is helping people in the community at the point of need for mental health and wellbeing. Read More >


Getting together to share joys, challenges and expertise of urban estates ministry
Rev Canon Dr Ellen Loudon, Director of Social Justice & Canon Chancellor Diocese of Liverpool tell us why she’s instigated an urban estates ministry day Read More >


Knitted angels help Halewood to 'bring one friend' this Christmas
Since the start of the year members of the congregations of St Nicholas’ and St Mary’s churches in Halewood have been busy knitting.  Read More >


Reflecting on the first steps to our approach to modern-day slavery and anti-trafficking
As we approach the anniversary of the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly, Rev Christel Erving, Anti-Trafficking Project Coordinator, reflects on an event held last week to kick-start our Diocese’s response to eradicate modern slavery across the Liverpool city region. 
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