Archbishop of York to visit the Diocese of Liverpool for a weekend of events


Tell Serve Give Mission in the Diocese of Liverpool

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is bringing bishops from across the north to the Diocese of Liverpool for a weekend of events from the 7th to the 10th March.  The weekend of activities is called Tell Serve Give. The Archbishop and Bishops will be supporting events that take place from Southport to Wigan, Liverpool to Warrington, as the Church of England puts on a range of fun activities across the Diocese of Liverpool.

Archbishop Sentamu will be getting involved in the action in a host of places.

Jason Byassee is a Methodist Minister from Vancouver who teaches preaching at Vancouver School of Theology. He is currently on sabbatical at Durham, and was invited to join the Archbishop of York’s team for the northern bishops’ Tell Serve Give mission in Liverpool. Jason blogged each day about his experiences and you can read his daily blogs below

Particular highlights of the Archbishop’s programme include:-

·       Visiting a Walking Football match at the Anfield Sports and Community Centre Friday 8th March involving former stars from Liverpool’s first team

·       Visiting Alsop School in Liverpool, King George Sixth Form College

·       Taking part in a mass clean-up of Formby beach with the National Trust on Saturday 9th March

·       Starting the St Helens 10k run on Sunday 10th March

·       Attending Civic Breakfasts at Ormskirk Parish Church on Thursday 7th March and at the Western Approaches on Friday 8th March

·       Dropping in on a Messy Church event for children in Bootle and a mass bubble praise party with renowned Christian children’s entertainer Doug Horley at the Halton Stadium, Widnes

·       Meet the Archbishop at Bents Garden Centre on Sunday 10th March

Other highlighted events from the Bishops’ attending Tell Serve Give mission weekend of events include:-

·       A visit to Liverpool Prison on Friday 8th March, led by the local churches

·       On 7th March Churches in Grassendale, Liverpool will celebrate International Lady’s Day where they are appealing for sanitary products for those who can’t afford them

·       Lego fun in Woolston on Saturday 9th March

·       An event “Who’s speaking in our grieving” in Knowsley on Saturday 9th March  

·       A Jazz night in Whiston on Saturday 9th March  

·       A visit to support the work of AppleCast NW which helps young people get out in the countryside in Newburgh on Friday 8th March

·       An evening with the talented comedian John Archer in St Helens Saturday 9th March  

·       A Prosecco and Pizza Night in Toxeth And Wavertree

·       Acoustic night at the Baltic Social on Thursday 7th March

·       Brass band event at the Bombed out church St Luke’s on Saturday 9thMarch

·       A desert Island Discs style evening with Wine and Cheese in Aspul on Friday 8th March

·       Lazerquest Central St Helens on Friday 8th March

·       Haigh Hall Park Run, Wigan Saturday 9th March

·       Grill a bishop at the Grand Central Arcade in Wigan on Saturday 9thMarch  

·       Market chat at Earlestown with a team of people available to answer questions on Saturday 9th March  

·       Colour me beautiful at The Victorian Tea Rooms Glazebury on Saturday 9th March  

·       A Greatest Showman sing a long party at Christ Church Southport on Saturday 9th March  

·       Healing on the streets at Lord Street, Southport on Saturday 9th March  

·       Auction Sale at ST Philip, Paul and Wesley, Southport on Saturday 9th March  

The Archbishop will launch the activities with a special one hour commissioning service at Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday 7th March at 2pm. You can find details of events taking place over the weekend at by searching TellServeGive19

Archbishop Sentamu said “It is wonderful that the churches across the Diocese of Liverpool have committed to Tell, Serve, Give: together we are telling our families, friends, neighbours about the love of God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Churches are engaging in a huge variety of events as they seek to serve others and to show God’s love in their local community. This will be a great weekend. I am looking forward to meeting many people across the Diocese and hope to see you at one of these fantastic events.”

Bishop Paul added "I am delighted to welcome Archbishop Sentamu and my colleagues for this weekend of diverse activities around the Diocese of Liverpool. But I am more excited at the prospect of meeting a whole host of new people who I hope will join in with what’s going on in their local church or worshipping community. From Wigan to Widnes, Southport to St Helens and right across the Liverpool City Region we have activities for all ages, This may be church as people have never seen it before and I would love the curious to look out for their local event and come, see and join in."