News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool

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Synod 2020 Themes


At the end of September 2019 all the Synod Members gathered at The Edge (Wigan) to receive the report from the listening stage of our Synod journey and to hear the announcement of the four themes that have emerged from all the listening that has taken place from

Liverpool Seafarers Centre named world’s best


A Liverpool ecumenical charity has been named as the world’s best seafarers’ centre in an awards ceremony as part of London International Shipping Week

A facelift for Holy Rosary


Summer 2019 has seen some major changes at Holy Rosary, Old Roan.  It all began with the problem of how to clean the huge curtain that was the backdrop of the sanctuary?

Inspiring children with the Maritime Project


Pupils from All Saints Roman Catholic School in Bootle were treated to a full day of activities in the ‘Sea to Store Challenge’, run by trainee teachers from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

Our Lady of the Assumption, Gateacre


The newly established Lay Formation Fund enabled a group of people to take part in an event in London examining parish renewal


The Tiger and

the Kid


Archbishop Downey was concerned.  How could he ensure that Liverpool’s black Catholics were welcomed into the Church and kept safe from worldly temptations?

New Cardinal in our midst


For Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, Sunday 1 September began with a visit to the Anglican parish of Our Lady and St Nicholas, just a stone’s throw from the Pier Head

Two new appointments at All Saints Multi Academy Trust


All Saints Multi Academy Trust has appointed a new CEO and the Academy of St Francis of Assisi has welcomed a new head of school

Formation Fund grant for SFX


Following a grant from the archdiocesan lay formation fund parishioners from Saint Francis Xavier’s church took part in a Retreat at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre

Bellerive begin bicentenary celebrations


Pupils at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College in Sefton Park have taken part in an ‘International Day of Kindness’ to mark the beginning of a special year of celebrations

Ministry Research Project


The Archdiocese of Liverpool, in collaboration with Liverpool Hope University, has been successful in gaining funding from the Porticus Trust for a Ministry Research Project

Remembering the Liverpool priest


The ripples reached the Archdiocese of Liverpool when the citizens of the Belgian town of Geel commemorated the 75th anniversary of their liberation from Nazi occupation

ASFA students become Language Ambassadors


A select group of students from the Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) have been given the important role of Language Ambassadors this academic year

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