Three Churches One Parish
St Aidan's 10am
St Mary's 10.30am
St Nathanael's 11.00am
WPFC Messy Church THIS SUNDAY
26th March at 4pm St Nathanael's
Walton Council of Churches
Lent Group 1pm Mondays in the Old School House next to the Black Horse Pub
The Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday.
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
Do they know it’s Lent…?
Lent, is an imitation of Jesus Christ, who spent 40 days fasting in the desert as he prepared for the world’s first evangelization. Jesus didn’t need to do that. He lacked nothing. He didn’t need to prepare himself for the proclamation of the kingdom. He’s God. He’s all-powerful and all-knowing. Unlike you and me, he didn’t need to purify himself of sins, because he is sinless.
So why did he do it?
He did it so we would know how to do it!
Don’t let your Lent be wasted. Don’t let it be less than it can be — or less than God wants it to be. It’s there in our year so that we’ll seize the grace God is offering us.
You do it, and I’ll do it, too.
Let’s make a space for our Lenten prayer, Lenten sacrifice, Lenten giving.
Scott Hahn - adapted
Over the Great City
Over the great city,
Where the wind rustles through the parks and gardens,
In the air, the high clouds brooding,
In the lines of street perspective, the lamps, the traffic
The pavements and the innumerable feet upon them
I Am: make no mistake - do not be deluded
Think not because I do not appear at first glance
because the centuries have gone by and
there is no assured tidings of me – that therefore I am not there
Think not because all goes its own way that
therefore I do not go my own way through all.
The fixed bent of hurrying faces in the street-
each turned towards its own light, seeing no other
-yet I am the light towards which they all look.
The toil of so many hands to such multifarious ends,
yet my hand knows the touch and twining of them all.
All come to me at last
There is no love like mine;
For all other love takes one and not another;
And other love is pain,
but this is joy eternal.
Blessed are they who doubt. Those who aren’t sure,
who can still be surprised.
Blessed are those who have nothing to offer.
Blessed are they who can’t fall apart
because they keep it together for everyone else.
Blessed are the meek, blessed are the ones who never take a break,
the ones for whom life is hard,
for Jesus chose to surround himself with people like them.
Blessed is everyone who has ever forgiven me,
when I didn’t deserve it.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they totally get it.
Nadia Bolz-Weber - adapted
A starkness after all has been withdrawn
Of surplus and superfluous,
Leaving no hiding place, only an emptiness
Between black branches, a most precious space
Before the leaf, before the time of flowers,
Lest we should see only the leaf, the flower,
Lest we should miss the stars.
Jean M. Watt -adapted
Jean's email address email@example.com
Fiona's email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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 AGM will be on Thursday 26th May 7.30pm in the Old Grammar School
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
We are hoping to have the flag reinstated on top of St Mary's. We are raising funds to do this. If you can help please donate by calling in to the Parish Office on 2 Liston Street or by going to our facebook page and the just giving link there. Many thanks!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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
Appointment extended for up to 3 years in March 2021
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.