Bishop Pete Wilcox receives an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University


Congratulations to our former Dean, the Rt Revd Pete Wilcox, who received an Honorary Fellowship for his for his outstanding contribution to inter-faith relations and community in Liverpool.

Accepting his Honorary Fellowship, the Right Reverend Bishop Wilcox reflected on a mantra learned during his time as Dean of Liverpool Cathedral:

“Liverpool  Cathedral is a safe place to do risky things in Christ’s service.  This taught me the value of judicious risk-taking, pushing boundaries and embracing the inevitable failure that sometimes happens.

If you can’t remember the last time you failed you probably aren’t taking enough risks. So I commend that statement to you!”

He finished his address by setting assembled graduands with a new mantra to live by, now they have degrees:

“The challenge I set to you graduands today is this: this  Now that you have  received your hard-earned degree,  use what you have learned to make a difference in this world, which so badly needs difference-makers of every kind.”

Pete is pictured with Sir Brian Leveson, Chancellor of the University (courtesy LJMU)

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