Diocese of Liverpool
|Diocese of Liverpool|
Church of England
|No. of parishes:||211|
|No. of churches:||257|
The cathedral of the diocese is Liverpool Cathedral, seat of the Bishop of Liverpool.
The diocese was formed on 9 April 1880, carved out of the Diocese of Chester. It was one of the late Victorian dioceses created to serve the new, great industrial cities: the neighbouring Diocese of Manchester was created in the same wave.
The diocesan bishops is the Bishop of Liverpool. He is assisted by a suffragan, the Bishop of Warrington. Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese who reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the Bishop of Beverley.
|Bishops of Liverpool|
|1880||1900||John Ryle||Nominated on 11 May and consecrated on 11 June 1880. Resigned 1900|
|1900||1923||Francis Chavasse||Consecrated 25 April 1900. Resigned 1923|
|1923||1944||Albert David||Translated from St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Resigned 1944|
|1944||1966||Clifford Martin||Consecrated 25 July 1944. Resigned 1965|
|1966||1975||Stuart Blanch||Consecrated 25 March 1966. Translated to York 1975|
|1975||1997||David Sheppard||Translated from Woolwich. Resigned in 1997, created Baron Sheppard of Liverpool 1998|
|1998||2013||James Jones||Translated from Hull|
|23 July 2014||present||Paul Bayes||Translated from Hertford|
- London Gazette: , 9 April 1880. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- The Bishop of Liverpool: Biography of Bishop James. Retrieved on 24 November 2008.
- "Historical successions: Liverpool". Crockford's Clerical Directory. http://www.crockford.org.uk/listing.asp?id=817. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 257. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.