The Induction of Revd Geoff Felton

ServiceOver 150 people – including the deputy Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Jane Corbett – attended Crosby URC church to witness the induction of the Revd Geoff Felton as Moderator of the United Reformed Church Mersey Synod. To watch it, click on the video link.


Along with URC churchgoers from around the region, other denominational heads joined the celebration. Pictured below:  from left to right: Revd Clare Downing, URC General Assembly Moderator; Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Jane Corbett; Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Anglican Bishop of Liverpool; Revd Geoff Felton, URC Mersey Moderator; Most Revd Malcolm McMahon, Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Bishop of Birkenhead Rt Revd Julie Conalty and Revd Canon Mike Hindley, who preached at the service.

VIPS after the service

Also in attendance were many people who had travelled by coach from Essex, Geoff’s previous church home. Attendees were split between the main church and the church hall, and masks were worn, in line with Covid precautions.

Geoff was born and raised in Higher Bebington on the Wirral, where he spent his teenage years before moving away to study. He became a Christian in 1984 at Anfield during Mission England, led by late American evangelist Dr Billy Graham. 

Geoff worked for six years in the North Sea on various offshore installations as a geologist before attending the London Bible College and Westminster College in Cambridge.

Revd Geoff Felton URC Mersey ModeratorOrdained in 2000, Geoff is delighted to have returned home to the north west to serve the people of Mersey Synod with compassion. He is excited about his new role. 

‘We live in difficult days, but we have a God who through Jesus Christ is victorious. I’m looking forward to leading the URC Synod through these post pandemic years – years that will help shape the Church of the future and its witness to a world in need of hope and love.”



Discover more

The Revd Geoff Felton joined us as Moderator this Autumn. Find out more about Geoff, his family and his thoughts on the local church and mission by watching these YouTube clips.

Reflecting on the local church


Thoughts on Mission


Geoff the Geologist


Personal prayer requests


Early Christian journey


Introducing Geoff