What We Do: Bigger Church, Bigger Difference

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The Diocese of Liverpool is an exciting, challenging and stimulating place to be. We serve a wide mix of communities in urban, rural and town parishes. We are innovative, seeking new ways to further God’s mission while respecting cherished traditions.

For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. When Bishop Paul was installed he adopted our growth agenda refreshing it by saying ‘

we are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference; more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world

This is how we express our mission.

We think we will achieve this mission if we have
  • 100 new congregations
  • 1,000 new leaders
  • 10,000 disciples

to help us do this we are calling every worshipping Christian in our diocese to
  1. Sign up to the Bishop of Liverpool’s rule of life which will encourage and support us to Pray, Read, Learn, Tell, Serve, Give, 
  2. Bring 1 person into the regular worshipping and serving life of the church #BringOneFriend
  3. Do 10 acts of service or find 10 new points of connection beyond the walls of the church #DoTenThings
Our Diocesan Prayer
As we pursue our vision of a bigger church making a bigger difference more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world we have introduced a diocesan prayer. Please pray it and share it in churches across our diocese as we offer our sustained prayer to Jesus.

Loving Father,
by your 
grace we long to see
more people knowing Jesus,
and more justice in your world.
Help us to live as your disciples in the power of the Spirit
and to work to your praise and glory.


What We Do

Complaints Advice

We expect our clergy to maintain high standards of behaviour but we know on occasion this may not happen. We hope that most problems can be resolved informally.

However formal complaints can be made by using the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. Our leaflet provides general guidance to using that process

Making a formal complaint