Welcome to

Walton Team Ministry

Three Churches One Parish

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advent sunday

This Sunday our service will be at 10.00am ant St Aidan's, 10.30am at St Mary's and 11am at St Nathanael's

Do come and join us as we begin our new liturgical year and enter this special time of Advent.

 

A Prayer for Advent

God of hope, who brought love into this world,

be the love that dwells between us.

God of hope, who brought peace into this world,

be the peace that dwells between us.

God of hope, who brought joy into this world,

be the joy that dwells between us.

God of hope, the rock we stand upon,

be the centre, the focus of our lives always,

and particularly in this coming Advent time.  Amen

 

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

                                   

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 Prayer boats for COP26 have arrived in Glasgow and are being hosted in a Glasgow Cathedral and in an art studio window on Dumbarton Road (one of the busiest streets in Glasgow). The Christian Aid Team be taking the boats to key spots around the city during COP26 too.

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 finishes this week in the Old Grammar School, next to Walton Parish church, St. Mary's, but has moved time to Thursday evening at 7.30pm. It has been a great success and we are hoping to run this or something similar again. If you are interested in joining a group please get in touch with myself Rev Fiona 07941652488 or Rev Eddie  07787177328.

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

Pray with us

How do we believe…..?

We believe in God the Father, creator of heaven and earth.

The one who is full of patience,

who is not afraid of silence,

who does not need to fill each moment with activity and noise.

The one who is beyond fluster and flurry,

and does not jostle for attention.

We believe in God the Son, Saviour of creation,

who slipped into Bethlehem one night, mostly unnoticed,

who lived thirty years without headlines or hurry,

who frequently took time alone with his patient Father,

who waited for the right time to become the suffering servant,

who stood quietly before the noise of his accusers,

whose silence overpowered their words,

who died, then rose again on a quiet Sunday morning.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens, empowers, renews and refreshes,

sometimes arriving with obvious power,

sometimes with the quiet breath of a whisper.

We believe in one God

who patiently waits for us,

and who longs for us to do the same.

Dave Hopwood

 

Father we are still learning that your message of hope is for everyone – for every race and culture, for us who have warm homes and plenty to eat and for those have no roof over their heads and are starving. We pray for the displaced people of Afghanistan, Belarus, of many other distressed places in the world,  and for those whose home is in the streets of our city.  God who made us in your image, who sides with the poor, who made the world to be one, may the power of your Spirit forever coming into the world move us into love and action and prayer.

 

We pray:

God of all strength and all frailty, we ask you to uphold all those whose need of you touches our hearts. Be near them as they wrestle with pain in body, mind or spirit.  Let your spirit of love rest on them and may they be aware of your blessing.

Father, we pray for those whose pain is in grieving for someone they love. 

Lord we thank you for those whose lives have shown us the love that speaks of you.

We remember David Lorne and Les.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

Loving God, holy child, 

for all the good that has been done

quietly,

and for all the actions that have been shared 

boldly,

we give thanks

May we know in

the winsome whisper

and the sonorous song

your one, true, holy voice

nudging us deep,

calling us wide

to truth, peace and justice,

now and forever. Amen

Ruth Harvey

 

God of hope, who brought love into this world,
be the love that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought peace into this world,
be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world,
be the joy that dwells between us.
God of hope, the rock we stand upon,
be the centre, the focus of our lives
always, and particularly in this coming Advent time.  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

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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.