New Bishop of Liverpool announced May 2014


undefinedThe Rt Revd Paul Bayes (pictured) � currently the Bishop of Hertford � is to be the eighth Bishop of our neighbouring Diocese of Liverpool. His appointment was announced by 10 Downing Street.

The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster, said: “I am delighted with the news of Paul Bayes’ appointment.  He will receive a very warm welcome to the North West, and bring many gifts to the Diocese of Liverpool.”

Bradford-born Bishop Paul studied drama at the University of Birmingham before training for ordination in the late 1970s. He is married to Kate, a drama teacher and lay reader. They have three adult children.

Bishop Paul was introduced to Liverpool at a local food bank. He said: "This is a great city and a great region with great people. It deserves a great church. I’m beginning to learn just how much the people of our Diocese, alongside our friends and colleagues from other Christian traditions, contribute to this fantastic community.”

A welcome for the new Bishop of Liverpool from the Bishop of Chester (pictured below)