Prayer vigil for Our New Bishop

The Bishop of Warrington and the Dean of Liverpool are using the season of Epiphany to encourage our diocese to pray for Our New Bishop

As we prepare for the meetings of the Crown Nominations Commission meetings in the spring we can pray for the discernment of our new bishop.

Services are being held in the main towns around our diocese which you are welcome to attend.

Those confirmed are:-

Liverpool Cathedral            Tuesday 21st Jan, from 6.15pm to 7.15pm
St Elphin’s Warrington      Wednesday 22nd January, 7:30 pm
Ormskirk Parish Church   Wednesday 22nd January 7:30pm
Wigan Parish Church         Wednesday 29th January, throughout the day and including Eucharist at 12:30pm
Holy Trinity, Southport         Tuesday 28th January. Communion 10:30am
then prayer throughout the day until Evening Prayer at 3.30pm
St Helen’s Parish Church Thursday 30 January, 7pm
St Paul's Widnes                   Monday 3rd February 8am to 8pm
St Luke’s Crosby Sunday 9th February, 6:30pm

They will be using the special prayer liturgy composed by Canon Myles Davies, Canon Precentor at the cathedral. If you can't make one of the events then you can download it from this page to use in your own worship. 


A prayer for our diocese

Heavenly Father,
whose risen Son gives gifts of service and leadership to his Church:
grant the wisdom of your Holy Spirit to all who will discern and choose the next Bishop of Liverpool.
Lead us, Lord, in your righteousness and make your way plain to us all.
Grant strength to your servant called to serve you as Bishop in this place,
that he may be a faithful and wise steward of your grace.
We ask this through him who came not to be served but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Prayer for our new bishop

A Prayer Vigil 

You can downlad the liturgy for use at Epiphany to support the process of discernment in the appointment of our new Bishop.

Our prayer

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