Voices of Freedom concert

Kelsey Roby and Shannon Gillespie are organising a concert on Friday November 17th at 7:30pm to raise awareness of modern day slavery which is rife in this country. There will be a mixture of worship and relevant secular songs with video clips and stories of lives that have been changed through City Hearts. The concert will be free with the opportunity to donate to City Hearts.

Monthly Prayer Diary

The monthly prayer diary for November is now available. Please consider using this as part of your daily prayer routine and lift to God those people and issues which are listed.

Fairtrade stall

Our next Fairtrade stall will take place in the church hall after the 10.45 service on Sunday 5th November. You can make a real difference to people’s lives by buying some food or gifts. Please try and support this worthwhile cause even if you only purchase one item. If you buy any fair trade goods from our stall, rather from the supermarkets, then you are helping to support Traidcraft who reinvest their profits into the communities of their producers. You can find out more about our support of Fairtrade on our web page.

Church Magazine

The November 2017 edition of the Church magazine is now available.

Alpha Stories

Our Alpha Courses have now started but it isn’t too late to join one. We are delighted to be able to share another short video which tells Beth from Swansea’s story of how Alpha changed her life. Please visit our Alpha web page for more information.

Together Sunday

On Sunday 15 October join us and others from our hub for contemporary worship at St Luke’s, from 6.45 for a 7 o’clock start

Messy Church

We have our first Messy Church of this school year on Thursday 28th September from 3.30-5pm in St Thomas’ school.

Messy Church is for all ages but we do ask that all children under 11 are accompanied by an adult please. Y6 are welcome to come on their own as long as parents/ carers have given permission through school.

Come through front door, right into KS1 and through to KS2 for sign in and a drink with biscuits. We move into the hall at 3.30pm for 10 different activities around the fruits of the Spirit.

At about 4.30 we will move out of the hall for our celebration time in KS2 and then return to the hall for sausages in rolls and muffins.

Messy Church is free but if you can manage a donation of £2 per child then this covers our costs!

If you want to know more (or you have special dietary needs) then please contact Sue (07877 704645 / [email protected])

Alpha Course

Everyone has questions

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. There are ten in total and a day away. Each session covers a different question that people might have about faith. The sessions are designed to create conversation – there’s no pressure or charge; it’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Details of our next Alpha Courses are now available.

Church leaders urge social care to be at the heart of the election campaign

The Hope Charter movement is calling for political candidates to put care for the vulnerable at the heart of their election promises

Church leaders across Merseyside and beyond are backing a faith led campaign to put the protection of services to the vulnerable at the heart of the election campaign. The Hope Charter, a document that affirms social care as a basic human right and calls for the protection of services to the vulnerable.

More information is available on the Diocese of Liverpool web site.

Archbishops of Canterbury and York voice election concerns

Ahead of the general election, the Church of England’s most senior clergymen: the Most Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Most Reverend John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York have written a pastoral letter to parishes and chaplaincies.

The archbishops call for a “just economy”; one not over-reliant on debt that “risks crushing those who take on too much”.