Anglican Diocese of Liverpool

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For the Catholic diocese, see Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool.
Diocese of Liverpool
Location
Ecclesiastical province York
Archdeaconries Liverpool, Warrington
Statistics
Parishes 211
Churches 257
Information
Cathedral Liverpool Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Bishop of Liverpool (Vacant; bishop-designate: Paul Bayes)
Suffragan Richard Blackburn, Senior bishop & Bishop of Warrington
Archdeacons Peter Bradley, Archdeacon of Warrington
Ricky Panter, Archdeacon of Liverpool
Website
liverpool.anglican.org

The Diocese of Liverpool is a Church of England diocese based in Liverpool, covering Merseyside north of the River Mersey, part of West Lancashire, part of Wigan in Greater Manchester, Widnes and part of Warrington and in Cheshire (it was originally formed from the then West Derby hundred of the historic county of Lancashire). The cathedral is Liverpool Cathedral and the bishop is the Bishop of Liverpool. The diocese was formed on 9 April 1880[1] from part of the Diocese of Chester. It was announced on 7 May 2014 that Paul Bayes, Bishop of Hertford is to become the next Bishop of Liverpool.[2]

Bishops[edit]

The diocese's House of Bishops comprises the diocesan Bishop of Liverpool (currently vacant), the suffragan Bishop of Warrington, the Rt Revd Richard Blackburn (currently acting diocesan bishop), and the honorary assistant bishop (since 1999) and pro-vice chancellor emeritus at Liverpool Hope University, the Rt Revd Ian Stuart[3][4] (a former Assistant Bishop of North Queensland.) Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese who reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor (PEV) the Bishop suffragan of Beverley, Glyn Webster. He is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese in order to facilitate his work there.

There are two retired bishops living in the diocese:[5]

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Coordinates: 53°23′51″N 2°58′23″W / 53.39750°N 2.97306°W / 53.39750; -2.97306