Category Archives: Bishop of Liverpool

“It’s a Sin…Not to Care and Listen”

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In 1982 I moved to west London to minister as a University chaplain there. I had been ordained for three years. The West London Chaplaincy … Continue reading

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Wise Words for this Year’s End…

by the Right Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”And … Continue reading

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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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