Bishop Paul Bayes

Church of England Bishop of Liverpool

The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes comes from Bradford, West Yorkshire. Ordained in 1979, Paul served as a curate in Whitley Bay, Tyneside, before moving to London as a University chaplain. Paul served as national co-chair of Christian CND and he and Kate were heavily involved in what was then called the Ecology Party, now the Greens.

After five years in London Paul moved to become Team Vicar and then Team Rector in St John’s High Wycombe Buckinghamshire. In 1995 the family moved to Totton, on the edge of Southampton, where Paul served as Team Rector.

In 2010 Paul was invited to move to St Albans Diocese as Bishop of Hertford. He was installed as the eighth Bishop of Liverpool in November 2014

Paul is married to Kate qand has three adult children - Honour, Sam and Philippa.