Birkdale United Reformed Church

  • Grosvenor Road
  • Birkdale
  • Southport
  • Merseyside
  • PR8 2ET


Recent Events

Christmas Fair

This year's Fair took place on Saturday, 26th November, and

raised over £600. Thank you from Alison Chisholm for all the hard work put in by the volunteer helpers, including Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Rainbows and Brownies.


Book Launch

Alison Chisholm's latest poetry book

A Fraction From Parallel 

was launched on Sunday, 30th October.  Alison read selected poems from this anthology, followed by an open mic session.  Sales of the book raised £50 for Church funds.


The Knitted Bible has moved on!

July 3rd saw the launching of the Knitted Bible here at Birkdale URC.  The inaugural service was well-attended, with local dignitaries the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr. Ian Brodie-Brown, our MP Dr. John Pugh and Lord Ronnie Fearn. 

Ian Brodie-Brown, John Pugh and Ronnie Fearn discuss the knitted Last Supper. Iain McNair

It was with us until July 18th and during that time we raised over £900 which will be divided between Queenscourt Hospice and the Spinal Unit Action Group (SUAG).

We had about 700 visitors over the 16 days the Bible was on display. The youngest was Reuben (just over 3 weeks) and the oldest was Chrissie Arnot (97 years) who is still a member and supporter of BURC, but doesn’t attend services since she moved some years ago.

We also had visits from former ministers – Rev. Brian Acty, Rev. Gwen Thomas and Rev. Ken Summers.

Visitors came from as far afield as New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates, and in UK from Glasgow, London, Southampton, Somerset, Surrey, Yorkshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warrington, Derby, Durham, Manchester, St. Helen’s, Wigan, Preston, Rainford, Chorley plus of course, many from Crosby, Formby and Southport.

Our stewards thoroughly enjoyed the interaction and conversation with many of our visitors. Visitors' comments included ”Wow; Wonderful; Amazing; Superb; Absolutely Fabulous; Enchanting; Inspiring; Moving; Beautiful Display” etc. They also enjoyed the refreshments!

It was interesting to see people’s reaction not just to the Bible but to our wonderful Sanctuary – which got many compliments.

Back to normal asap...