Three Churches One Parish
St Aidan's 10am
St Mary's 10.30am
St Nathanael's 11.00am
May 21st at 4pm
The Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday
Thank you to everyone who came to "Clear, clean and collect" in St Mary's churchyard last Saturday. Our next working party will be on Saturday April 15th from 9.15 am. If you are able to come and help us as we discover long hidden graves and map the churchyard we would love to see you.
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 4002 or Revd Fiona on 07941652488.
Pray with us
Easter is always.
There is the miraculous, and then there is the carrying on. There is Easter Sunday, and then there is the rest of your life. The tomb is empty… so what’s next?
What about all the tombs we've built for ourselves while still alive. All the things we've said like, 'I'm not good enough to…’ Or what about: 'I'm not smart enough.' 'I'm not attractive enough.' ‘I’ve made too many mistakes.’ 'I'm too old.' 'I'm too young.' 'What if I fail?'
And then there are the tombs that other people build for us. Those comments people make that eat their way into us: 'You're a sinner.' 'You're a disappointment.' 'You're not good enough.' We can spend our whole lives trapped in these tombs. Except we're not trapped. We're just so used to our situation that we don't look up to see the truth:
Which is that the stones have been rolled away.
You are not what other people have said about you. You are not those things you have said about yourself in the dark nights of your soul. The stones have been rolled away. The doorway is open. Step out. And keep stepping out, as many times as you need to. Easter is always.
As we let our bodies
sink deeper and deeper
into the depths of our being
the healing Spirit
comes in the stirring of the waters
of our silence
or is felt as a gentle breeze
on the face of our hearts
or is heard by our hearts
calling us to take the step
that love invites and fear resists
or is tasted in the quiet
amid the bustle
of our days
or is savoured in our solitude
as we remember
a moment shared
or is heard in the yearning
of every cell of our being
for oneness with the Beloved
Noel Davies: Heart gone walkabout: poems, prayers, lines and spaces, Shekinah Creative Ministry Co-op, 1991
From the rubble of our hearts – and each one of us knows the rubble of our hearts –
God can create a work of art, from the ruined remnants of our humanity, God can prepare a new history.
He never ceases to go ahead of us: in the cross of suffering, desolation and death, and in the glory of a life that rises again, a history that changes, a hope that is reborn.
Patrick Van Der Vorst
May you forgive me
as I bring you my faults
in thought, word and deed.
Pour your Spirit upon me
so that I may rejoice
in your Resurrection.
I know you will be my strength.
Jean's email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona's email email@example.com
Bible Study Group
Are you free on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 till 9.00? If so, then why not join our Bible Study Group which meets each week at this time in either St Nathanael's or the Old Grammar School in the grounds of St Mary’s Church? If you want to delve more deeply into God’s word and thereby grow in faith, or, if you simply enjoy a good discussion and a sharing of views, then this is for you. There are about ten of us at the moment and we come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. The discussion is so lively and interesting that, although we set off on a clear path, we often lose the original thread and wander off course because the topic is so wide-ranging and so challenging. However, we all sense that this is the way God wants us to go. We may wander off the pathway but, because it’s the way God wants us to go, the result is very rewarding and very positive. We include some prayers and one or two choruses / hymns and we generally leave feeling uplifted and blessed. You don’t need any previous Bible knowledge and the course is designed so that you can fit in and join it at any point. Why not give it a try: you might surprise yourself? If you are interested in joining a group please get in touch with Rev Fiona 07941652488 or Rev Eddie 07787177328.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 AGM was held on 23rd March 2023. We were so pleased to recruit our full complement of 10 trustees AND the we are now registered as a Charity with the Charity Commission.
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
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 4002.
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
Appointment extended for up to 3 years in March 2021
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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.