Service of Eucharist with Ordination of Deacons

Sunday June 25th 2017 - 10.30am to 12 noon

Our candidates, of various ages, are called to their vocation from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and are now on the threshold a new stage in their ministry, working for God in a variety of ways in the parishes of the Diocese of Liverpool.
  • Beth Anderson - St Helen Town Centre Team
  • Felicity Cowling - St Thomas, Ashton in Makerfield
  • Ed Down -St James in the City
  • Rachael Garland -All Saints Liverpool
  • Elliott Ireton -St John, Burscough
  • Andy Liggins -St Simon and St Jude, Southport
  • Tabitha Rao - St Bede and St Clement, Toxteth
  • Poppy Richards - Holy Trinity, Formby
  • Jack Shepherd - St Paul, Skelmersdale
  • Nathan Thorpe - St Peter, Formby
  • Aly Tunstall - St Michael, Garston
  • Mark Wade - St Paul and St James with St Thomas, Goose Green
  • Ryan Cook - St Margaret of Antioch
  • Chris Gregory - St John, Crossens
  • Jackie Parry - St Luke, Crosby
  • Jill Wheatley - Holy Trinity, Warrington

You are very welcome to this special service

If you wish to come and enjoy this special moment for both the candidates, their families and their friends and support them you will need to be seated by 10.15am at the latest, please.

Please note that photography is not permitted during the service. You will have an opportunity to take photographs after the official pictures are taken at the end of the service.

A collection will be taken during this service.

Admission to the Cathedral, the service and car parking is FREE

"Sunday is a day for celebration and for giving thanks for these fine servants of Christ"

News & Events

Bishop Paul Comments:

“On Sunday I will once again have the privilege of ordaining sixteen new deacons. Sharing in the journey of these faithful sisters and brothers of Christ is immensely important to myself and to Bishop Richard. As they engage in their retreat, they will be recalling how they have felt and answered God’s call on their lives to be part of a growing church seeking to make a bigger difference and bring more justice to this world. Please surround them with your prayers as they prepare.

Sunday is a day for celebration and for giving thanks for these fine servants of Christ. As they prepare to serve in parishes across our Diocese, please join me in prayer on Sunday morning for them, their families, friends and congregations, that they may all continue to feel the Spirit’s joy and strength in their lives.”