We can announce the names of our diocesan representatives
After a busy couple of days when the Archbishop’s and Prime Minister’s Appointments Secretaries carried out extensive consultation in our diocese we can announce the names of those who will represent us on the Crown Nominations Commission.
The three clergy and three lay members elected bring a range of skills and experience from across our diocese. They are
Paul Hancock - General Synod member from Winwick Deanery
Linda Jones - Reader in Ormskirk and Director of Church Growth
Maggie Swinson - Lay Chair of the Diocesan Synod and General Synod Member
Revd Bob Lewis - Bishop Adviser on Sector Ministry and Chaplain to staff and institutions of Liverpool Univerity and Liverpool John Moores University
Revd Pete Spiers - Vicar at St Lukes Crosby, General Synod Member and former CNC central member
Very Revd Pete Wilcox - Dean of Liverpool
The committee also finalised our Diocese’s Statement of Needs which we will be presenting to the commission before Christmas and publishing on our website at Epiphany.
Bishop Richard said "this process, carried out with the church's customary thoroughness continues to show the strength of our diocese. There seems to be a clear picture emerging of the qualities of and priorities for our new bishop. I'd like to thank all those on the Vacancy in See Committee for the diligent way they have carried out their task. I also thank all those across our diocese who have given prayerful thought to our consultation.
Now we continue to pray as we move to the next stage of this process in the New Year"