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30/06/2017

Bishop Paul welcomes 'Triangle of Hope' initiative
A statement from the Bishops of Kumasi, Virginia and Liverpool
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30/06/2017

Ken Leech True Prayer True Justice Lecture Notes
Download lecture notes from the Ken Leech - True Prayer True Justice event that took place on 20th May 2017. Read More >

30/06/2017

Growing number of new Deacons highlights our vocations success
We explore the hugely encouraging growth we have seen in our diocese as the national figures released by the Church of England show a 14% increase in numbers training for the priesthood.  Read More >

29/06/2017

Over 3000 children take part in energetic and colourful School Leaver’s Services
Liverpool Cathedral was a sea of colour as hundreds of schoolchildren attended School Leaver’s Services over 4 days in June. Read More >

23/06/2017

A day for celebration and for giving thanks for these fine servants of Christ
Sixteen new deacons, of various ages, called to their vocation from a wide spectrum of background are being ordained at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday, June 25th, 2017.
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23/06/2017

Congratulations to Rev Canon Dr Ellen Loudon
Last week the newly elected mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotherham, announced the appointment of Rev Canon Dr Ellen Loudon to LCR Mayoral Advisor for Voluntary and Community Sector.
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23/06/2017

The first commissioning service of spiritual directors
Officiated by The Bishop of Warrington, The Rt Revd Richard Blackburn, the first commissioning service of spiritual directors was held in the Lady Chapel of Liverpool Cathedral on 14th June.  Read More >

19/06/2017

As people of faith we stand together with mutual love and respect
And we invite all people to share in these ideals. Read More >

16/06/2017

Opening the Conversation on "Open to all?"
Ahead of the Open the Box Conversation: "Open to all?" on 24th June at St Johns, Waterloo, Local Missional Leader, Rachel Bray, explains why she is sharing her story about her experience as a parent of autistic twins. Read More >

16/06/2017

Important arrangements for visiting St James House
As Liverpool Cathedral continues building work on its St Aidan's House extension we have important advice for anyone looking to visit our offices while the work is being carried out.
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15/06/2017

Sign up to the CofE Portal to access our new online database
We launch a new imporved online database on Monday. Fund out how you can access it and other resources through the CofE Portal Read More >

15/06/2017

Helping older people live a happier life through a befriending scheme
We interview Janet McLoughlin, from Mossley Hill Church about the volunteer scheme to help improve the lives of older people dealing with loneliness.
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15/06/2017

‘Moving On’ from Primary School
At the beginning of this week, Liverpool Cathedral welcomed year 6 pupils from schools across the Diocese, for ‘Moving On’ Leavers’ Service celebrating and giving thanks for their time at primary school.
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09/06/2017

These last five years have been the most fruitful and fun
We caught up with Dean Pete ahead of his farewell service this Sunday. The Dean reflects on his time in Liverpool as he moves to become Bishop of Sheffield. Read More >

09/06/2017

Widnes Foodbank receive this year's Josephine Butler Award
The Josephine Butler Trust presented three awards at a special ceremony on 24th May. Read More >

02/06/2017

Boosting mental health and wellbeing through art and crafts.
Art, Craft and Photo exhibition held at The Sanctuary in Widnes.  Read More >

25/05/2017

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

25/05/2017

We pray for all affected by the atrocity in Manchester
We pray for all those caught up in Monday night's atrocity. Read More >

25/05/2017

'so many acts of kindness which remind me of our restored image in Christ'
Reflection on the events of Monday 22nd May 2017 in Manchester by Revd Mike McGurk Read More >

24/05/2017

St Ambrose, Widnes awarded their second Disabled Friendly Church Award
Congratulations to St Ambrose, Widnes who have been awarded the Disabled Friendly Church Award for the second time. Read More >

22/05/2017

Fellfield Bookings for Retired Clergy 2017
Bookings are now being taken for holidays at Fellfield for retired clergy for this year. At present, weeks are available in July, September ,November and December.
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19/05/2017

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray... 'Thy Kingdom Come'
The Diocese of Liverpool is all set to take part in the global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come which starts next week. Read More >

18/05/2017

Let’s encourage all candidates to sign the Hope Charter for the sake of the vulnerable
Bishop Paul is urging all voters to encourage their local candidates to sign up to the Hope Charter to place social care at the top of the agenda this election. Read More >

18/05/2017

Open the Box conversation: “Open to all?”
During #DeafAwarenessWeek, we talked to Rev Dr Hannah Lewis, Pioneer minister with the Deaf community about the Open the Box conversation: “Open to all?” event.  Read More >

12/05/2017

Emotional Thanksgiving Service for The Ven.Ricky Panter, Archdeacon of Liverpool
Over 800 people from across the Diocese gathered at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday, 6th May to bid an emotional farewell to Archdeacon Ricky.
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11/05/2017

Learn how planning and preparation are key to the success of capital fundraising
Ahead of the Capital Fundraising Campaign Workshop on 20 June, Cath Gaskell, Finance Resources Officer who’s helping to organise the event; talks about how making sure that you have planned and prepared your capital fundraising programme is so critical to the success of the project.
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04/05/2017

Called to be salt and light in our community
Rachel Bray was commissioned as Local Missional Leader at St Philip & St Paul with Wesley. She spoke to us about her calling and her first year of mission.  Read More >

04/05/2017

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust Update
Fr Richard Peers, Director of Education has written an update on the progress of the formation of the new Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust. Read More >

04/05/2017

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

28/04/2017

Getting involved in the General Election
As the country goes into election mode we offer some advice on how Christians and churches can engage with the General Election 2017. Read More >

27/04/2017

Bishop Paul shares his story ahead of Vocations Sunday
Bishop Paul shared his own vocation story with the Church of England this week in the lead up to Vocations Sunday on May 7th.  Read More >

13/04/2017

Witnessing our Faith on Holy Saturday
Both Bishop Paul and Archbishop Malcolm are taking part in this walk of witness through Liverpool City Centre and encouraging others to do the same. So we spoke to one of the organisers, Father Crispin Pailing Rector of Liverpool about the origins of this walk and how you can be involved Read More >

13/04/2017

Getting to the heart of Easter
Over the last week the Church of England and others have got themselves embroiled in a row over Cadbury’s decision to drop the word Easter from their annual egg hunt.  Read More >

13/04/2017

Hillsborough Memorial Service to be hosted by Liverpool Cathedrals
The Hillsborough Memorial Service will be held at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday, April 15, its 28th anniversary. Read More >

13/04/2017

Liverpool Diocese Organises Summit as a Response to Displaced People
Revd Ellen Loudon is asking anyone from our diocese or Church of England who works with displaced people – asylum seekers, refugees or anybody who’s away from their home country, to share their experience at a summit on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >

13/04/2017

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

12/04/2017

Bishop Paul's Easter Video Message
This week, Bishop Paul has recorded an Easter Video Message for the Diocese of Liverpool.  Read More >

07/04/2017

Dean Pete is announced as the next Bishop of Sheffield
The Queen has confirmed that Dean Pete will be the next Bishop of Sheffield. The Dean was introduced at a press conference this morning. He is set to be consecrated at York Minister in the summer and installed in Sheffield Cathedral in the autumn.
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06/04/2017

Engaging with families in your church and communities….
We speak to Sue Mitchell, Children and Families Missioner, who’s organising this year’s Bishop’s Headline Conference. She shares with us why it’s so important to engage with families successfully so they can develop their worshipping communities.
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06/04/2017

Are you ‘appy to use an App?
If you’re App savvy then why not try our online Service Register App? While it’s still in development, you can help make sure the App works well by trialling it and influencing its development by giving us your valuable feedback. The App is a really good tool for helping you to keep track of your church’s attendance figures.

 

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03/04/2017

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

31/03/2017

Changes in fee arrangements for Anglican Chaplains
A review has been completed by the Archdeacons considering the position of Anglican Chaplains in regard to being able to receive part of the DBF’s fee. Read More >

31/03/2017

500th Anniversary of the Reformation
One of the resonant themes in Paul’s New Testament epistles is his inclination to rejoice with and about the churches to which he is writing.  Read More >

29/03/2017

Bishop Paul's invitation to the Chrism Eucharist
The Chrism Eucharist is an opportunity for us all, as ministers in the Diocese, to gather in the holiest week of the Christian year, renew our commitments and pledge our service to God and the community. Read More >

24/03/2017

The first annual Micah Lecture
In our interview, Revd Ellen Loudon explains to us why the Urban Lecture series has changed its name to Micah Lectures and why it’s much more than simply a name change Read More >

23/03/2017

A missional passion for the town of Skelmersdale
Lawrence Smye-Rumsby was recently commissioned as Local Missional Leader for St Paul's Parish Church and across Skelmersdale. He shares his thoughts with us about his calling and ministry.  Read More >

23/03/2017

Watch Bishop Paul's Presidential Address to Diocesan Syond
Bishop Paul covered three issues in the common life of the church while speaking about the continuing growth agenda in our diocese. Read More >

23/03/2017

We announce the next Archdeacon of Liverpool
The Revd Mike McGurk will suceed Ricky Panter as the next Archdeacon of Liverpool Read More >

23/03/2017

Bishop Paul's Easter Letter - 2017
Bishop Paul has written his annual Easter Letter to parishes.  Read More >

23/03/2017

Statement regarding Michael Fry
Archdeacon Ricky Panter has issued a statement following the the conclusion of the Michael Fry case today. Read More >

22/03/2017

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

16/03/2017

How the teachings of the urban theologian, Kenneth Leech, are relevant to today’s society.
Revd Peter Winn, who’s helping to organise the True Prayer: True Justice conference at Hope University, Liverpool on 20th May, explains why the work of Kenneth Leech has become relevant to society.
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16/03/2017

'I hope many find the scarves a gift in a dark world'
The Sanctuary in Widnes tell us of the impact of their #Lovethyneighbour project and St.Mary’s Church in Warrington has recently become part of the nationwide Places of Welcome scheme. Read More >

16/03/2017

Exploring Mission - the journey to 2019
Earlier this month, Bishop Paul and Bishop Cyril led diocesan teams in the Diocese of Durham’s four days of mission - ‘Talking Jesus’ and is the third mission undertaken by the Northern...
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16/03/2017

God is in the mess, the mundane and the muddle
Archdeacon Ricky Panter give his farewell address to Diocesan Synod Read More >

10/03/2017

‘Mother’s Day Runaways’ will offer a safe space to find God's presence on Mothering Sunday eve.
We spoke to Rev'd Sonya Doragh and Lizzie Lowrie about their motivation for a special service that will be held in Liverpool Cathedral offering a safe space for those who find Mothering Sunday difficult.
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10/03/2017

Follow the Lent Lectures online
Bishop Paul is leading this year's series of Lent Lectures where he reflects on the importance of the disciples prayer. You can follow them online here Read More >

10/03/2017

We are blessed to have so many fantastic, strong determined women around us
We revisit Local Missional Leader Ann Fairhurst's story to see how she, along with other local women are making a real difference to both community and environment in Wigan. Read More >

03/03/2017

Music Supporting Our Mission
We interview Revd Canon Helen Bent our keynote speaker. Read More >

02/03/2017

A free training day to enable you to support young refugees in Liverpool
A letter from Bishop Paul inviting those who come into contact with young refugees in your day-to-day work to a free training event.  Read More >

02/03/2017

Lifecall - is this the start of your journey to ordained ministry?
Have you ever wondered if God might want you to be an ordained minister? Our Lifecall event on 15th March will help you to explore if this is your calling.
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02/03/2017

Top tips for helping people dealing with financial issues
Julia Webster has put together her 5 top tips for workers and volunteers when helping people dealing with money matters.  Read More >

25/02/2017

The most revolutionary change of educational structures in our lifetime
As the advertisement for a Trust Education Officer for our new Diocesan Multi Academy Trust (MAT) is published in the Times Educational Supplement we spoke to Director of Education Father Richard Peers. Read More >

21/02/2017

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

17/02/2017

Hat·tê·ḇāh –we join forces to support vulnerable young refugees
In our interview, Rev. Cannon Dr Ellen Loudon, Director of Social Justice explains why we’ve joined forces with The Children’s Society, Mothers’ Union and Home for Good for Hat·tê·ḇāh; awareness-raising training for all those who come into contact or support young refugees and migrants. Read More >

17/02/2017

Bishop Paul pledges to examine how we explore "Radical Inclusion" in our diocese
The Bishop of Liverpool talks about the implications of Synod's vote not to take note of the House of Bishop's report into marriage and same sex relationships. Read More >

10/02/2017

Liverpool Parish Church joins the Greater Churches Network
Situated at the heart of the City, Liverpool Parish Church (St Nick’s) is one of the more prominent parish churches in the country.   Read More >

07/02/2017

We are sad to announce that Bishop Michael Henshall died peacefully today
Bishop Michael served as Bishop of Warrington for twenty years from 1976 to 1996 serving alongside Bishop David Sheppard.  Read More >

06/02/2017

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

03/02/2017

Rev Malcom Rogers dedicates MBE to the memory of Anthony Walker
Malcom makes the dedication shortly after receiving the award in London Read More >

03/02/2017

Growing Vocations
Telling our story of growth in people exploring vocations at a national conference. Read More >

03/02/2017

Three Churches from our diocese receive Disabled Friendly Award
All Saints, Stoneycroft: St Johns, Knotty, Ash and St Basils, Hough Green received the Disabled Friendly Award at a presentation evening at All Saints , Stoneycroft. 
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27/01/2017

Bishop Paul urges us to read the Marriage and Same Sex relationships document carefully and prayerfully
The House of Bishops has published a report on marriage and same sex relationships for discussion by the General Synod next month. The report comes after two years of shared conversations.
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26/01/2017

The Diocese of Liverpool are going to the Big Church Day Out!
The Big Church Day Out gathers Christians from all over the country, of all ages and denominations for a weekend of worship, family fun, music and celebration.  Read More >

26/01/2017

1,200 pupils from across the Diocese and Archdiocese enjoy a special Schools’ Epiphany service
Dressed in costumes from angels, to donkeys to sheep, over 1,200 pupils from Catholic and Church of England schools across the wider Liverpool area attended a special Schools’ Epiphany service at Liverpool Cathedral on Tuesday 24th January 2017. Read More >

25/01/2017

Diocese plans radical shake up for curacies
New flexible model will enable curacies to become more centred on the individual reflecting their personal journey and experience. Read More >

25/01/2017

Bishop of Warrington gives episcopal oversight to Sodor and Man
Bishop Richard dedicates his time and experience supporting the diocese of Sodor and Man. Read More >

23/01/2017

£1m funding boost to multiply congregations

Our diocese receives £1m grant to enable The Joshua Centre our resource centre to support multiplying congregations.

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19/01/2017

Christ Church, Toxteth gains Heritage Lottery Fund support
Great news for Christ Church, Toxteth Park who have gained the support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for their restoration and repair project.  Read More >

18/01/2017

Confirmations 2017
Details for our Confirmation services 2017 Read More >

18/01/2017

Register now for Cash Smart: Credit Savvy
Julia Webster, Church Credit Champions Network Coordinator is encouraging you to register your interest in a new half day training course coming in March.  Read More >

17/01/2017

Clergy Moves - 17th January 2017
We have had a number of clergy moves recently and we list them here. Read More >

05/01/2017

For your diary 2017
Plan your diary by using our brief overview of some key services and events. Read More >

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