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29/12/2018

The God who makes a pitch
Read Bishop Paul's Christmas sermon here Read More >

17/12/2018

Knife Angel arrives in Liverpool Diocese
The sculpture, which stands 27ft high, will be installed outside Liverpool Cathedral on 29th November and will remain in place until 31st January 2019. Created by Alfie Bradley, it is memorial to those whose lives have been affected by knife crime. Read More >

30/11/2018

Social Action and Church Growth in the Diocese of Liverpool
We publish the Church Army research into social action in our diocese. Read More >

29/11/2018

Josephine Butler awards presented at Women, Peace and the Church conference
Two Josephine Butler awards were presented at last Saturday's 'Women, Peace and the Church' conference. a joint initiative between the Desmond Tutu Centre at Hope University, Churches Together in the Merseyside Region’s Cologne Link Group and the Josephine Butler Memorial Trust.  Read More >

23/11/2018

Bishop Bev highlights loneliness in first sermon
Preaching at her installation service Bishop Bev said: ..."When the church is effectively being church, it makes space for all to find their place as a beloved child of God." Read More >

21/11/2018

It’s a gift to have a spiritual director and such a privilege to be one
Sharon Boden became a spiritual director after completing the spiritual direction course earlier this year. Sharon talks to us about her journey to become a spiritual director. Read More >

16/11/2018

Bishop Paul's Christmas Message 2018
Bishop Paul writes his annual Christmas message for Parish newsletters  Read More >

05/11/2018

Our commitment to you
We publish our commitment to worshipping communities  Read More >

02/11/2018

New Dean of Women and Diversity
Rev'd Amanda Bruce has been announced as the new Dean of Women and Diversity at the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >

25/10/2018

Dean of Sector Ministers for the Diocese of Liverpool explains how she wants to bring together workplace chaplains
This week Rev Katy Canty tells us about her role as Dean of Sector Ministers for the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >

18/10/2018

Consecration of the new Bishop of Warrington
The Rt Revd Beverley Mason has been consecrated as Bishop of Warrington at York Minster. Read More >

18/10/2018

The role of Chancellor is a vocation which brings together my Christian faith, professional and legal knowledge and judicial experience.
His Honour Judge Graham Wood QC has become Chancellor of the Diocese of Liverpool. We talk to him about his role, the challenges following in Sir Mark’s footsteps and embracing the online faculty. Read More >

18/10/2018

How national digital success can lead to local growth
Director of Communications, Stuart Haynes, talks about the important link between #FollowTheStar and A Church Near You Read More >

17/10/2018

Be brave and have a go
Kirsty O'Grady shares her leadership journey of establishing the Spoons Young Adults Congregation in Widnes.  Read More >

17/10/2018

An alternative to trick or treating
A great example of how churches in one of our deaneries are working together to be a bigger church making a bigger difference. Read More >

12/10/2018

New Honorary clergy Canons at Liverpool Cathedral
Bishop Paul has invited five of our clergy to join the College of Canons at Liverpool Cathedral.  Read More >

11/10/2018

Congratulations to June Houghton who has been announced as Mothers’ Union Provincial President.
June said “I feel very humble and privileged to have been elected to this special role by the Diocesan Presidents of the York Province.  Read More >

11/10/2018

Funding boost to help repair cast iron church
St Michael in the Hamlet is almost unique, one of only two surviving cast iron churches.  Read More >

11/10/2018

Diocesan Synod October 13th 2018
The first synod of the new triennium is held at the Hope Academy Read More >

04/10/2018

Call for 'Big Conversation' on clergy care and well-being
The Church of England is being invited to take part in a ‘Big Conversation’ on a new deal to coordinate and improve its approach to clergy care and well-being. Read More >

04/10/2018

Our Lay ministers bring a whole range of skills, gifts and leadership experience
We caught up with Tim Griffiths as he takes on a new role as Warden for Lay Ministers.  Read More >

27/09/2018

I thank God for all those who have supported me in the Warden's role
Spen Webster reflects on his time as Warden of Readers and what the future holds for Reader Ministry within the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >

27/09/2018

Bob Lewis appointed as Dwelly-Raven Canon
Canon Bob Lewis has been appointed the Dwelly- Raven Canon.  Read More >

27/09/2018

If this is church, count me in
Find out what happened as Bishop Paul launched our latest church - Transform North West Read More >

20/09/2018

Bishop Paul says "Rethink Universal Credit"
And you can join the calls for the government to rethink the rollout by signing the End Hunger Uk petition Read More >

20/09/2018

"Do nothing and nothing happens, do something and something happens"
Bishop Geoff Pearson gives his ten learning points from Newcastle's Pathways to Mission Read More >

20/09/2018

Not just on a Sunday - does your church want to help set God’s people free?
Does your church want to support people to live out faith in their daily lives? Find out how you can gain insight with help from a South Liverpool Deanery initiative.
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20/09/2018

Safeguarding your congregation
Catriona Richardson, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, is calling on all parishes to ensure safeguarding is one of their top priorities. 
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19/09/2018

Could you be the next Anti-Trafficking Project Coordinator for the Diocese of Liverpool?
Rev Christel Erving, reflects on her role as Anti-Trafficking Project Coordinator for Liverpool Diocese as leaves for pastures new.
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13/09/2018

Light in a dark place - being God’s voice of conscience
Rev’d Katy Canty will be speaking at this year's Prison Lecture on 15th October.  Read More >

13/09/2018

What can we learn from the spread of Christianity in the earliest centuries?
Interested in discovering how Christianity spread in its earliest centuries, despite being an underground minority facing opposition and persecution?  Read More >

13/09/2018

Bible Course will help respond to Rule of Life: Read and Learn
Rev'd Peter Whittington, Diocesan Director of Studies explains how The Bible Course starting on 4th October connects to the Rule of Life. Read More >

06/09/2018

Be vigilant on metal theft
Find the updated booklet for September 2018 here.  Read More >

06/09/2018

Mothers Union announce next Diocesan President
Bishop Paul has appointed Mrs Caroline Collins as the next Diocesan President 2019-2021 inclusive. Read More >

30/08/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
We have had a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments and we list them here. Read More >

14/08/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
We have a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments and we list them here. Read More >

01/08/2018

Lathom Park Chapel commemorates the Fallen with acts of Remembrance
Lathom Park Chapel in this centenary year since the end of the 1st World War, will be commemorating the Fallen with a number of acts of Remembrance during the summer, culminating in an Armistice Day service on 11th November. Read More >

25/07/2018

Ven Bev Mason to be the next Bishop of Warrington
Downing Street has announced that the Ven Bev Mason is to be our next Bishop of Warriington. Read More >

20/07/2018

Diocese awards first Church School Worship Award
Congratulations to Wellspring, based at St Pauls Goose Green CofE Primary School and St Pauls Church who were awarded the first ever Church School Worship Award from the Diocese of Liverpool. Read More >

19/07/2018

Join Bishop Paul in his challenge to 'Read Mark' this Summer
I am challenging myself, and all of us, to read. To read scripture. And specifically to read the book that Mark wrote, perhaps based on Peter’s preaching, about the Lord he loved and followed. Read More >

19/07/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
We have had a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments and we list them here. Read More >

18/07/2018

How a vicar is seeking to make a bigger difference in the real and cyber community
Rev Nicola Milford, Team Vicar in the Mossley Hill Team Ministry was so inspired by an NSPCC-run workshop about online safety that she decided to run one in church.
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18/07/2018

Mossley Hill Church gets a Green Apple
This week Mosssley Hill received two prestigious awards at the Annual Green Apple Awards for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage  Read More >

12/07/2018

Find out how you can mark the WW1 centenary with Inspire
Many churches and schools are beginning to think about how to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War this autumn.   Read More >

06/07/2018

Responding to your feedback - our commitment to you
Last summer (many of you responded to our survey which asked for detailed information about how we spend our time in the diocesan offices and how we can better focus our work on supporting you. Read More >

06/07/2018

Taking practical steps on the Rule of Life
Following his six-part series on the Rule of Life and ahead of a challenge next week, Bishop Paul outlines six practical steps you can take.
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05/07/2018

Our #NewRevs 2018
Learn more about our 14 new deacons that were ordained this year Read More >

05/07/2018

Helping the Diocese to explore the riches of Christianity
Rod Garners time as Diocesan Theologian draws to a close as he delivers his final Reader Summer Study Evenings. He reflects on his highlights of his time with the Diocese here. Read More >

05/07/2018

Greatest story Ever Told - discounted tickets for groups available
Do you help a group that would love discount or even free tickets to a theatrical performance?  Read More >

29/06/2018

Sent to Give: Bishop Paul on the Rule of Life
Bishop Paul concludes his series introducing us to the Rule of Life through asking what it is like to be sent to give. Read More >

29/06/2018

Eucharist The Bread of Life
What place the Eucharist holds in the life and faith of the average churchgoer will be one of the interesting questions posed at a lively ecumenical discussion involving Bishop Paul in September. Read More >

28/06/2018

Diocese’s Spiritual Direction Network grows as thirteen are commissioned.
The second commissioning service of spiritual directors was held on 27 June at Liverpool Cathedral. Read More >

28/06/2018

“So there's this table…”
A public theology lecture by Bishop of Liverpool will take place on Monday, July 2, 2018 6:00pm at St Bride’s church. Read More >

28/06/2018

More than 3500 Y6 children celebrated moving on
This year’s annual School Leavers Services were held on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th June and Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th June.  Read More >

26/06/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
There have been a number clergy moves and appointments and we list them here. Read More >

22/06/2018

Sent to Serve: Bishop Paul on the Rule of Life
In the fifth part of our series, Bishop Paul reflects on what it means to be sent to serve Read More >

22/06/2018

We pray for those being ordained Deacon on Sunday
All are welcome to this Sunday's (24th June) service at Liverpool Cathedral starting at 10:30 am.  Read More >

21/06/2018

Independent community theologian, Ann Morisy, presented this year’s Micah Lecture: ‘Resilience and the risk of lopsided justice’
Resilience described as "the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress - such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means 'bouncing back' from difficult experiences." Read More >

15/06/2018

Called to learn - Bishop Paul on the Rule of Life
In the third part of our series on the Rule of Life, Bishop Paul reflects on being called to learn Read More >

15/06/2018

Sent to Tell: Bishop Paul on the Rule of Life
In the fourth part of our series on the Rule of Life Bishop Paul reflects on what it is like to be sent to tell Read More >

14/06/2018

Eden Bus on route to St Cleopas
The Eden Bus will be at St Cleopas on 25th June from 7 - 8:30pm. Kirsty Jamali Merseyside Eden Bus Manager explains more… Read More >

14/06/2018

Archbishop Blanch CofE High School gain prestigious awards
Congratulations to Archbishop Blanch CofE High School on being recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017. Read More >

14/06/2018

Liverpool Networking Event for Workplace Christians
Steve shares his journey in relation to being a Christian in the workplace. Read More >

07/06/2018

Come As You Are – LGBT+ Christians celebrate ten years of inclusive welcome
A Christian community which warmly welcomes people who are LGBTQIA+ celebrates its tenth anniversary in Liverpool this month. The inclusive celebration is known as ‘Open Table’. Read More >

01/06/2018

Josephine Butler Awards 2018 Presented
The Josephine Butler Awards were able to give out an amazing eight awards this year thanks to a generous legacy gift.  Read More >

31/05/2018

A Giant Production not to be missed!
The award-winning producers of The Alice Experience, In Another Place, is delighted to be bringing back The Greatest Story Ever Told.  Read More >

31/05/2018

Called to Read- Bishop Paul on the Rule of Life
In the second part of our series on the Rule of Life Bishop Paul considers what it is like to be called to Read Read More >

30/05/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments we list them here. Read More >

25/05/2018

Called to Pray - Bishop Paul on the Rule of Life
Following the launch of the Rule of Life, we start a six week series of reflections on the Rule of Life as Bishop Paul considers what it means to be called to pray. Read More >

24/05/2018

Church In The Square
The churches of St Helens joined together to mark both the 150th Anniversary of the Borough’s incorporation and the birthday of the church on Pentecost Sunday.  Read More >

23/05/2018

100 churches and 2000 givers can have their cake and eat it
We celebrate a milestone reached as the 100th church and the 2000th giver signs up for the Parish Giving Scheme  Read More >

18/05/2018

Bishop Paul introduces a diocesan rule of life
As the church marks Pentecost, Bishop Paul talks to our diocese about the importance of following a rule of life as disciples of Jesus Read More >

17/05/2018

Tour de Deanery for Thy Kingdom Come
Sefton North Deanery was inspired to do something a little bit different for the start of #ThyKingdomCome 2018.  Read More >

17/05/2018

God gave me an opportunity to lead a dementia friendly cafe in my local community
We spoke to Alison Brown who has been appointed Local Missional Leader at Wigan St James with St Thomas for the work she does running a  dementia friendly café and community choir.  Read More >

10/05/2018

Having a Parish Nurse based at our church has made a big difference
Rachel Sutton is a Parish Nurse at St Andrews, St Helens. She tells us about what her work as a parish nurse involves and how it fulfils her calling from God to live out her faith in action.  Read More >

10/05/2018

Let's talk about Mental Health
Revd Sara Doyle bravely shares her story of how her own lived experience has allowed her to help others battling mental health issues. Read More >

09/05/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments we list them here. Read More >

04/05/2018

Taking three steps to Christenings
Sunday, May 6th is the third annual God Parents’ Sunday. It’s an opportunity to invite recent baptism families to come along with godparents to a special service. And it would seem that contact like this is crucial for church growth as Sue Mitchell, Children & Families’ Missioner explains. Read More >

03/05/2018

A triangle of hope has formed from despair, slavery and exploitation
Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers, Bishop of Liverpool's Canon for Reconciliation has spent two years bringing an initiative – the Triangle of Hope to fruition. Read More >

03/05/2018

Ordinations training myth busters
Being an ordained minister isn’t just one type of thing. As well as ‘full-time vicars’ there are people, full-time and part-time, serving God in a wide variety of different roles.  Read More >

03/05/2018

How can we build a fairer financial system in Liverpool?
That is a question that the Just Finance Foundation’s ‘Building a Fairer Financial System in Liverpool City Region Summit’ hopes to address.  Read More >

26/04/2018

Eucharistic service gives thanks for the ministry of Bishop Richard on his retirement
Over 800 people from across the Diocese gathered at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday, 21st April to bid an emotional farewell to Bishop Richard. Read More >

26/04/2018

What's the link between church growth, social action and discipleship?
Could your parish help take part in this research project seeking to understand the relationship between church growth, social action and discipleship within the Church of England? Read More >

25/04/2018

Different Faiths – Shared Interests
Across the Diocese many churches have connections with other faith communities.   Read More >

19/04/2018

Diocesan Synod to revisit the question of Parish Share
As Diocesan Synod meet on March 24th to look at a different option for our Parish Share System, we find out more about what’s called Option 2. Over the next couple of weeks we ask what it is, how it works and why the time may be right for it to be considered again.
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19/04/2018

Get involved with Thy Kingdom Come
***6 Ways your church can get involved with Thy Kingdom Come*** Read More >

19/04/2018

Resilience is not an even handed idea
Independent community theologian, Ann Morisy, will be presenting this year’s Micah Lecture: ‘Resilience and the risk of lopsided justice’ on 18 June at Liverpool Cathedral. Ahead of the lecture, we spoke to Ann to find out more about her life as a community theologian and author.   Read More >

19/04/2018

Bishop Richard says farewell to our diocese
On Saturday we hold Bishop Richard's Farewell service in our cathedral. To mark this today we publish a series of reflections from the Bishop from his time here. We also publish his final address to Synod Read More >

18/04/2018

CofE encourages every minister to join The Great Vocations Conversation
The Church of England this week have launched a national campaign focusing on vocations. Read More >

17/04/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments we list them here.  Read More >

17/04/2018

Environment Summit
We spoke to Phil Leigh Diocesan Environmental Officer about what he hopes this spring’s Environmental Summit will achieve. Read More >

13/04/2018

Church of England Calling?
If you are a vicar, curate, youth or children's leader, churchwarden, or an LML or Reader - when did you last talk to someone about how God might be calling them? Not too recently, then Vocation Sunday on 22nd April is a great chance to get vocations into the conversation.  Read More >

12/04/2018

Diocesan Synod votes to introduce Parish Share Option 2
Following a full and engaging debate at Diocesan Synod in March, members overwhelmingly endorsed new Parish Share Option 2 proposals.  Read More >

04/04/2018

Keystone has been our solace in dealing with the reality of a loved one with dementia
Following on from our article about Keystone that helps carers and cared for with Dementia, we spoke to two of the carers that use the service about their experiences.   Read More >

22/03/2018

How we are focusing on developing spiritual direction and planting worship communities in schools
Dawn Harrison spoke to us about what her role as Schools Development Minister involves and how it fits in with her work as Bishops Officer for Spiritual Direction. Read More >

22/03/2018

Contactless Card Readers
Following a national trial of contactless card readers, the Parish Buying service now has contracts with two companies: SumUp and iZettle.  Church of England parishes are able to buy card readers at a discount through the Parish Buying website and use them with specially negotiated low transaction rates. Read More >

22/03/2018

Our Bigger Church -physically and spiritually - has helped us to make a Bigger Difference
Standing proudly at the top of Rose Lane in South Liverpool is Mossley Hill Church’s Hilltop Centre. Since 2011 the Church has been on a transformational journey, reordering inside the church building and renovating the church rooms Read More >

22/03/2018

Keystone revisited during Week of Prayer for Dementia
Keystone operates in Crosby and Thornton helping carers and cared for with Dementia or any memory problem. Their aim is to support carers and to provide a safe place for them to express their emotions honestly. They meet three times a month in different locations. Read More >

19/03/2018

Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments
We have had a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments and we list them here. Read More >

14/03/2018

Meet Rev Dr Anne, GP and Community Priest
Rev Dr Anne Kazich was licenced as Community Priest in the parish of St. Paul's, Skelmersdale by Archdeacon Jennifer McKenzie on 4th March. Anne will be combining ordained ministry with her work as a GP. Read More >

06/03/2018

Diocese joins in with Moving Mountains
As Carlisle Diocese prepares to welcome bishops and their teams from across the northern province for its Moving Mountains mission we talk to Rachel Bray who is part of a team from our diocese. Read More >

01/03/2018

Bishop of Warrington's Easter Message 2018
Bishop Richard has written his Easter message to parishes. Read More >

23/02/2018

Archdeacon Visitations 2018
We ask all Wardens, Sidespeople and PCC members to attend their Deanery Visitation at the church listed below. Please be punctual. Read More >

23/02/2018

Be part of growing a movement for real environmental change
We spoke to Phil Leigh Diocesan Environmental Officer about what he hopes this spring’s Environmental Summit will achieve. Read More >

22/02/2018

Tackling Modern-Day Slavery and how you can help
This Lent the Clewer Initiative is asking you to do something different - they want you to give up slavery. Together with the Clewer and the Gangmasters and Abuse Authority, on  29th April, we are organising a train-the-trainer event for people in churches across our Diocese who work with people who may be in vulnerable situations.  Read More >

22/02/2018

The Happiness Course: exploring emotional health and well-being
We spoke to Angela McCormick, from Huyton Parish Family Project about how the Happiness course has helped reach out to community, exploring emotional health and wellbeing and creating choices that lead to real change in people’s lives. Read More >

15/02/2018

Transform North West looking to build its leadership team
Transform North West are looking for a team of inspired individuals who will make their vision a reality. So we spoke to Rev Greg Sharples, Team Vicar in Widnes, about his calling to be part of the Transform Network Read More >

15/02/2018

How going to The Sanctuary changed my life
Tracy Cullen tells us of her incredible journey from a user to helper at The Sanctuary. A community cafe project that offers mental health support along with a great welcome.  Read More >

09/02/2018

Sharpening your Listening Skills for Spiritual Direction
Sr Winifred Morley, Cenacle Sister, has joined the Liverpool Diocese Spiritual Direction team.  Read More >

09/02/2018

How one of our churches provides a mental health sanctuary
This week there has been a national spotlight on mental health issues as the Church of England reported that priests are increasingly dealing with mental health crises among their parishioners. We visited 'The Sanctuary' in Widnes to see how it helps the community Read More >

01/02/2018

Educate Awards 2018 nominations now open
Our Diocesan church schools have previously celebrated great success at the prestigious Educate Awards as the hard work and achievement of our excellent schools were recognised.  Read More >

31/01/2018

We are working towards partnering with 30 new congregations by the year 2022
We spoke to Dan Rogers, Director for Multiplying Congregations at the Joshua Centre for his thoughts on the development of the Joshua Centre project over the last 12 months and their aims for the future. Read More >

26/01/2018

Why not try Ashes to Go this Lent?
For Ash Wednesday on February 14th we are encouraging churches to take part in Ashes to Go. We spoke to Father Daniel Howard, Vicar at St Margaret's Orford about his experiences in Anfield and for some hints on how you can get involved in your context.
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26/01/2018

Promoting a safer church
Before Christmas the House of Bishops produced an updated Safeguarding Policy Statement for use by churches. Our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Catriona Richardson, explains why it is important to take note and review parish policies accordingly Read More >

25/01/2018

Embracing a new way to engage with people over 60 as a way to start new communities and congregations
Canon Richard White; Director of The Joshua Centre is keen for parishes to embrace an initiative – ‘natter’, first pioneered by John Marsh in Sheffield as a way of developing new communities and congregations. Read More >

18/01/2018

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 – Ready, Set, Go!
From Kangaroo Flat in South Australia, to the River Cam in Cambridge, things are gearing for the launch of this year’s Thy Kingdom Come movement!  Read More >

18/01/2018

Heritage Lottery Fund supports essential conservation work at St Nicholas Blundellsands
The Grade II listed church was awarded a grant of £211,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards its third phase of restoration in six years.  Read More >

18/01/2018

Rebuilding your Relationship with God through Prayer
Ahead of his retirement, The Right Rev Richard Blackburn, Bishop of Warrington is a spirituality day to guide you through rebuilding your relationship with God through prayer at Foxhill, near Frodsham on 19th February Read More >

18/01/2018

Confirmations 2018
Details for our Confirmation services 2018 Read More >

18/01/2018

Liverpool Cathedral Lent Lecture Series 2018
Beginning with ‘Who are the Heathen Now?' on 26th February 2018 from 7 pm, this year’s Lent Lecture series offers insight into the changes to the areas of ministry of the resident canons at the period at the end of the First World War Read More >

11/01/2018

Apply now for National Churches Trust Maintenance Grants
Could your church benefit form a National Churches Trust Maintenance Grant? Read More >

08/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

New Year’s Honours awarded to two people in our Diocese
Congratulations to two exceptional people in our Diocese who were awarded British Empire Medals (BEM) in 2018's New Years Honours.  Read More >

04/01/2018

For your diary 2018
Plan your diary by using our brief overview of some key services and events. Read More >