The Bishops spent time with service users, volunteers and staff - finding out about the centre’s work supporting people who are homeless and sleeping rough.
This visit comes during a week when the Archbishop and Cardinal are jointly visiting and praying for social projects. It emphasises the strong relationships between the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church and their desire to work together, where possible, for the common good. Liverpool has a strong historic relationship which shows how that can benefit the community and both Bishop Richard and Bishop Tom were keen to demonstrate their support for this.
Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Warrington, said “it is our absolute duty as Christians to work to support the most vulnerable in our society. This reflects the mission and ministry of Jesus – to be alongside the least and the lost. The Whitechapel Centre is an excellent example of these values in practice and I pray our joint visit will highlight the need for all Christians to work together to build a better society”.
During their visit the Bishops were interviewed by Helen Jones for BBC Radio Merseyside. You can listen to their conversation on Sunday 13th April around 8am on Helen's Daybreak show.