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The theme for the 2022 National Deacon Assembly is ‘50 years and counting. Permanent Diaconate – past, present….future’. It marks the renewal of the permanent diaconate as an active, permanent order of ministry and looks forward in a changing world to how the diaconate will continue to be “a driving force for the Church’s service or diakonia toward the local Christian communities and a sign or sacrament of the Lord Christ Himself” (Paul VI, Apostolic Letter Ad Pascendum, Introduction).

Due to COVID, this event was postponed from 2021 to September 2022. In this pandemic Liverpool Hope University has acted consistently in the interest of public health concerns and the protection of staff, students and visitors. The University has a duty of care to ensure safety on campus and has a range of measures in place to do this. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Hope Park campus.

Summary information

Venue: Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park campus
Dates: Friday 2nd September - Sunday 4th September 2022
Assembly Title and Theme: 50 years and counting. Permanent Diaconate – past, present…..future
Official Language: English. Translation facilities will not be offered.
Contact: deacon@hope.ac.uk


The venue is Hope Park, a beautifully landscaped campus set within the leafy suburbs of Liverpool. It is situated in England's North West and is an ideal location if you are travelling from within the UK, Europe, or internationally.

View a virtual tour of Hope Park.

Liverpool is famous for its cultural and sporting attractions. It has more museums and galleries than any other UK city outside of the capital. It even has two cathedrals! The city itself has gone through huge regeneration in the past two decades. With an international perspective and exceptional economic strengths, Liverpool is recognised as one of the UK’s leading business, leisure and tourism destinations.

The Liverpool city region includes sites of international importance for the natural environment. These are between 10 minutes and 1 hour travel time of the conference venue. The coast of Liverpool offers an amazing combination of wildscapes that contrast starkly with an urban coastline and one of the busiest port complexes in Europe.

Accommodation and facilities

All accommodation for this event is on site in single or double en-suite rooms, including facilities for disabled guests. Double rooms are reserved for couples.

Assembly organisers, exhibitors and sponsors

The national organising body for these annual events is the National Diaconal Conference.

The local organising team is the Ministry Research Project team based at Liverpool Hope University.

If you wish to exhibit at the event or join as a sponsor please e-mail deacon@hope.ac.uk.