Category Archives: Bishop of Liverpool

Uphill Struggles and the Road to Peace

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and the Chair of the Ozanne Foundation One positive side-effect of the first lockdown was that I began regular exercise again, and I’ve kept it going. Every other day I jog … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….Remember, These Are Early Days

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation A few weeks ago I broke a tooth. It was a big molar that had done great work for me for well over fifty years, … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid!

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation People cope with anxiety in different ways. For Christians, the hope and the truth of our faith gives us resources to cope. And the fact … Continue reading

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A ‘Low & Dishonest’ Decade?

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation  Just over 80 years ago W H Auden, in New York, wrote his poem “September 1 1939”: I sit in one of the dives On … Continue reading

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A Call to “Take Sides”!

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In an increasingly polarised and angry West it may seem perverse to say that we need to be clear about taking sides. Surely the work … Continue reading

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The Rainbow of Non-violent Advocacy

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation Last Thursday I stood with a number of colleagues, lay and ordained, as part of the Christian Climate Action contribution to the Extinction Rebellion protests … Continue reading

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The (Rebel) Alliance of Allies

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation One of the delights of being involved in the Methodist-Anglican Covenant (I co-chair the national Advocacy and Monitoring Group) is the opportunity to build friendships … Continue reading

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Is Agreement Over-Rated?

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool In 2012 Rowan Williams published a collection of lectures under the title “Faith in the Public Square”. They are significant contributions to a whole range of issues, and each lecture was … Continue reading

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“Welcome to My Church!”

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool  When I was a Team Vicar, 25 years ago or so, my church had a car park. Arriving at church on my day off one day I found a man parked … Continue reading

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Tapping Into Love – Democratising Evangelism

By the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool Last week the General Synod met to address a wide-ranging agenda which included listening to victims and survivors of abuse, debating the Church’s approach to climate change, to appropriate investment in … Continue reading

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