Our diocese is a stimulating place to be. Our 250 churches serve a wide mix of urban, rural and town parishes.
We're innovative, seeking ways to further God’s mission while respecting cherished traditions.
Our churches are spread across a region that is both rural and urban, stretching from Southport in the
North to Widnes in the South, from Liverpool in the West across to Wigan in the East,
serving a population of 1.53 million in an area of 389 square miles.
The Diocese of Liverpool wants to be a bigger church to make a bigger difference.
We can become a bigger church through multiplying congregations; through creating new, fresh expressions of church; through working out in our context what it means to be Disciples of Christ.
Being a bigger church is not enough. We want to make a bigger difference through our social action; through our relationships with the wider community; through being a meaningful presence in people lives.
We want to encourage those who are hearing God’s call on their lives to explore their vocation.
We do this because we want to serve Christ better and enable others to know him.
Our bishops and clergy share this vision and want to see it worked out locally through strong devolved Deanery mission planning. We support those who want to make a difference in the service of Christ..
to achieve this we want to see:
Healthy churches at the heart of healthy communities
Excellent church schools promoting Christian education
Christian disciples growing in faith, hope and number
Outstanding Christian leaders for today and tomorrow
Vibrant and inclusive mixed economy churches in and from all traditions
2 Bishops – the Bishop of Liverpool and the Bishop of Warrington
c. 250 parishes
c. 275 clergy
c. 275 readers
c. 100 retired clergy active in ministry
c. 50,000 church members
c. 120 church schools
c. 30,000 children attending church schools
1 administrative centre – St James House
The Diocese of Liverpool is one of the 44 Dioceses that make up the Church of England.
The Diocese is in the Province of York - overseen by the Archbishop of York.
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