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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