The Diocese of Liverpool was founded on 29 September 1850, and elevated to the status of an archdiocese on 28 October 1911. It consists of the county of Lancashire (south of the Ribble), parts of Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and the Isle of Man. It is the Metropolitan diocese in the Province of Liverpool. The cathedral is in Liverpool, and is dedicated to Christ the King. 208 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2007).