As a diocese we are committed to being a bigger church, so we may make a bigger difference. One way of making this happen is establishing networks and partnerships with mission societies such as USPG, CMS or development agencies like Christian Aid or Tearfund. Many parishes have also developed vibrant links with overseas partners, often sponsoring projects or workers.
Our companion links and our engagement as a diocese with mission societies are overseen by Revd Canon Malcolm Rogers
MBE, The Bishop of Liverpool’s Canon for Reconciliation.
We are very blessed by our companion diocesan relationship with the Diocese of Virginia, USA. In 2016, The Rt Revd Susan Goff, Suffragan Bishop of Virginia was licensed and commissioned as an assisting bishop in the Diocese of Liverpool
Malcolm is a leading on the development of an international advocacy project called ‘The Triangle of Hope’. This is expected to be launched mid-2017 and will bring together the Dioceses of Virginia (USA), Liverpool and Kumasi (Ghana).
Reflecting on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, The Triangle of Hope will be a “mutual community of repentance and reconciliation transforming our common and individual missions.” You’ll be able to hear more about this initiative soon.
We have an ecumenical group that oversees our link with Koln. Canon Val Jackson
is the main contact. A major visit to reflect on the beginning of the First World War on the theme of Peace
took place in July 2014.
In the past we have also enjoyed a companion link with The Diocese of Akure in Nigeria. We continue to pray for Akure Diocese, for Bishop Simeon Borokini and his people there, and for God’s continued blessing on the parishes and projects we have been connected with for many years.