Sir William Gladstone RIP

We are sad to hear of the death of the Patron of Liverpool Parish Church, Sir William Gladstone Bt KG. Sir William’s great grandfather, the late Prime Minister, bought the right to appoint Rectors of Liverpool in 1890, and this has been passed down through the family. Sir William has been a friend and support to Rectors for many decades, and a great advocate for the Church. The Patronage of the Church now passes to Sir Charles Gladstone of Fasque and Balfour, the 8th baronet.