Welcome to

Walton Team Ministry

Three Churches One Parish

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Harvest Time is here and our churches are getting ready to celebrate this special time on our church year.

Our Harvest Festival Service will be at 10.00am on the 10th October at St Aidan's, led by the Butterflies.

A big thank you to St Nathanael's and St Mary's for their food collections for the Foodbanks at their services. We are also grateful for the prayer boats from Arnot St Mary's, which added to those from church will be taken to Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 9th October...as part of 'Rise to the Moment'

STOP PRESS  Setting off from St Mary's Walton

Rise to the Moment​ COP 26 Prayer boats

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming children from Florence Melly School to St Aidan's to see our spectacular falling leaves artwork and an exhibition about climate change during the week.

We continue to think carefully about how we interact in our churches and ask, where possible that you wear a mask, observe social distancing and use the hand sanitiser provided

Our 3 churches are now fully open.

The Morning worship is held at St Aidan's at 10.00am

St Mary's at 10.30am

St Nathanael's at 11am.

We pray for all those who are coming for baptism or getting married in the Parish

To arrange any service please do contact either Jo in the Parish Office on 0151 525 3130 or Revd Fiona on 07941652488.

Please do stay safe and well.

In other news

The 'Friends of the Historic Parish of Walton' has been launched.

If you would like to hear about events and other news please do sign up to become a friend. You can do this by email, friendsofwaltonparish@outlook.com or come to St Mary's or the Parish office sometime to say hello!

There is a membership cost of £5 per year for an individual, £10 for a family, £15 for an organisation or company. 

The Bible Course continues in the Old Grammar School, next to Walton Parish church, St. Mary's, but has moved time to Thursday evening at 7.30pm. It is not too late to join so do get in touch if you are interested.

It is written by the Bible Society and will be led by Revd Eddie O'Neill. If you want to come please give Eddie a ring on 07787177328, phone numbers above or just turn up on the day.

If you want to find out more look at their website.

https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/the-bible-course/

or click here to view 

Thank you to everyone who came to St Mary's for the  heritage Open Days It was lovely to see old friends and make new ones. If you would like to be a 'Friend of the Historic Parish of Walton please do get in touch.

The Whatsapp Prayer Group is continuing.  If you would like to join us please do get in touch on 07942652488 for the link.

Revd Jean Flood is leading a small group of us in prayer both via email and as a Whatsapp Group.

This is this week's prayer. If you would like to join us then please email either Jean or myself

Praying for our Churches

It’s scary talking to people we don’t know. I’m an introvert. I really don’t like talking to people I don’t know. I worry that I’ll seem like a weirdo. But as I’ve overcome my fear I’ve noticed something else develops. People start talking to me. They start asking how I am? In other words, opening your mouth invites people into relationship and ultimately experience some of your relationship with God.

 

Lord, 

Help us, with simple words,
to explain the warmth
within our hearts
that we experience
in that encounter
with your love 

So fill us with your love
that it might cascade
into the ordinariness
of our working lives,
and others experience
the warmth of its flow,
spreading from hearts
and words and deeds;
an unbroken stream
bringing refreshment
to all that it touches.

You call us to leave all things,
you who had nothing.
You call us to be servants,
you who came to serve.
You call us to share the load,
you who carried our sin.
You call us to speak your word,
you who lived it daily.
You call us to be followers,
and in your strength, we will.

May this voice
bring words of comfort,
may these hands
be there when needed,
may these feet
walk that extra mile,
may this life
be always centred
on service, Lord, for you.

Be the Life I live
Be the Love I give

We are, all of us,
wonderfully made.
Young or old,
weak or strong,
we are able
to both receive
and give love,
to be blessed
and be a blessing,
to be singers
of the angels’ song
and to point to the one
who gives us life.


We are, all of us,
wonderfully made.
Thank you, Creator God,
who loves each one of us.

John Birch

 

We pray:

For those dealing with Covid, for those we know needing your healing love

For those suffering the effects of violence, in their homes, on the streets, as part of their job

For those in financial distress, for those without the dignity of work…

 

Lord, bless our churches,

May they be places of comfort, friendliness, laughter, warmth, and love.

May they be places of learning, challenge, inclusivity, radical kindness, and love.

May they be places of growth, ideas, vibrancy, excitement, sending out, and love.

May they be places pivotal to each community, and places pivotal to your whole kingdom of love. Amen

Jean's email address       revjflood@hotmail.com

Fiona's email                        revpennie@gmail.com

St. Aidan
Cherry Lane
St Mary the Virgin
Walton Church
County Road
St Nathanael
Fazakerley road

Welcome!

Welcome to Walton Team Ministry, a group of three churches in the Parish of Walton, Liverpool, that includes Walton Church (St. Mary the Virgin) Walton on the Hill, St Aidan, Cherry Lane, and St. Nathanael, Fazakerley Road.

 

Our history of serving this community is long and varied. In 1086  Walton Church is recorded in the Domesday book and it is known that a church was here at least 200 years before then.  The church of St. Mary's that we see today has been rebuilt and changed many times over the past 1200 years.  Both St Aidan's and St Nathanael's were opened in 1909 and have become the spiritual heart of their communities.

Throughout the many years of being places of Christian witness our ethos and values remain the same - to provide a place and sense of belonging to those who want to worship and serve our God. 

We hope you find our website useful. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch through our Parish Office by email at waltonparishteam@hotmail.co.uk , or by phone  0151 525 3130.

Full contact details including addresses can be viewed by clicking on the 'Visit Us' tab. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Walton Team Ministry takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at:   

www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding


If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at:     

http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding

Rev. Fiona Pennie

Interim Minister

Appointment extended for up to 3 years in March 2021 

My Contact details are:

Mobile 07941652488

Email revpennie@gmail.com

 
Giving financial support to Walton Team Ministry

There are a few ways you can give financial support to us:

1. We have an envelope giving scheme in which you can make your donation. This is strictly confidential. (As we cannot meet together for now please keep filling your envelopes and bring them to our celebration service when we can meet again Thank you)

2. You can set up a standing order.

3. You can make a one off donation using our pay pal account. Just click the button below.