Pastoral Reorganisation

Sefton South Deanery

A Pastoral Scheme has been made which:

  • Unites the benefices of St John & St James Orrell Hey; St Paul, Hatton Hill, Litherland; and St Philip Litherland to create a new benefice named ‘The Benefice of Litherland and Orrell Hey Team ministry’.  As the name suggests this will be a team ministry.

  • The area of this new benefice shall comprise the parishes of St John & St James Orrell Hey; St Paul, Hatton Hill, Litherland; and St Philip Litherland. These parishes will remain distinct. 

  • Terminates ‘The Litherland & Orrell Hey Group Ministry’ which had been established for the benefices of St John & St James, Orrell Hey; St Paul Litherland; St Philip Litherland; and Netherton & Sefton.


The scheme come into being on 1st January 2019.