Walton Team Ministry
Three Churches One Parish
CORONAVIRUS CRISIS (COVID-19)
10th January 2021 12 noon UPDATE
As infection rates continue to rise very quickly in the city of Liverpool we have taken the difficult decision to now close all 3 churches in the Parish Team for Sunday Worship. They will be available for funerals. Please do contact Revd Fiona on 07941652488 for help arranging a funeral at any of the churches.
We will still post a recorded service each week and make the details available on our social media platforms and A Church Near You.
Please do stay safe and well
The recorded service for Sunday 17th January
Revd Michael's sermon can be read here
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
We have heard much about breath and breathing lately –
The tortured cry ‘I can’t breathe’ of George Floyd and the whole Black Lives Matter protest against oppression, sparked by his death;
The ‘I can’t breathe’ of thousands and thousands of people whose lungs have been attacked by Covid 19, and those who have to listen and respond to their cry
The ‘I can’t breathe’ of our planet, misused by us all in so many ways,. In ways that we are often unaware of
When his disciples were at their lowest ebb, Jesus came to them and breathed the Holy Spirit into them. He breathed new life into them. (John 20: 21,22) They were able to take a deep breath and start all over again.
Perhaps our prayer for this week for ourselves and for so many others could be:
‘Breathe on me, breath of God:
fill me with life anew,
that I may love as you have loved
and do as you would do’. Edwin Hatch 1886
We pray for all those situations where you cannot be recognised
For those excluded by society because of their race, colour, religion or status
For those who are victims of another’s greed:
For those who live without hope
You are made known in gentle touch,
Make yourself known and touch your world
In the places we have mentioned
And in the people we have named in our hearts.
God who sees
Make yourself known through us
And use us to touch your world
and for evermore. Amen
Jean's email address
We have also had the privilege of welcoming the young people of Alsop into church to record an Advent Assembly which has been shared across our city and even over to Canada!
We are working with Alsop High School and the St. Omers Trust to raise funds to help feed the most vulnerable families in our community. If you would like to donate or find out more please visit the 'Gofundme' page.
St Mary the Virgin
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 email@example.com , 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:
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at:
Rev. Fiona Pennie
Appointed 29 March 2020 for 1 year
My Contact details are:
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.