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Crispin Pailing

I’m glad God called me here to a place where I know I can make a difference, where my family and my ministry can and will flourish.

A move to one of this country’s most vibrant cultural cities was a key driver for Crispin. As Rector of Liverpool Parish Church he has found himself fulfilling a varied ministry. From Morning Prayer; to arranging a service for the visit of three Cunard cruise ships; to visiting congregation members before organising a funeral visit; it’s a full varied life. But it’s typical a ministry from an 11th century church in a 21st  century city.

Crispin embraces that and all the city has to offer. A church in a city where clergy are still valued and have a full place in civic life. A church in a warm, welcoming city which is a world class tourist destination.  A maritime church in a city where the port has played, and continues to play, a significant role in shaping its landscape.

Having decided to make the move north Crispin has been delighted by the welcome he received. “It’s unsurprising that a city for tourists can extend a great welcome. This is a fantastic place to live. I, my wife and young family are so well catered for with excellent schools, shops and services and a wealth of cultural attractions both in the city and in the wider region.”

Crispin is also pleased to be ministering in a diocese that is supportive, encouraging and permission giving to its priests in the context of a clear agenda to grow. His advice to someone looking for a new challenge: “Look to the North West! I’m glad God called me here to a place where I know I can make a difference, where my family and my ministry can and will flourish.”

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