Diocese of Liverpool
As part of its growth agenda, the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev Paul Bayes, has collated three new Archdeacons. The three, Jennifer McKenzie, Pete Spiers, Roger Preece, each become Archdeacons of three new areas. They join the Archdeacon of Liverpool, the Ven Ricky Panter, as part of the senior clergy team in the diocese.
The impetus came from Bishop Paul’s paper on Fit for Mission, which was endorsed, by Diocesan Synod and Bishop’s Council in 2014. The aim is to create a structure of support with Archdeacons having smaller areas to relate to, giving them greater ability to offer practical support to parishes. The four Archdeaconries are: Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton, St Helens and Warrington and Wigan and West Lancashire.