Birkdale United Reformed Church

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


Come to Church

Good News!  Church services are back each Sunday!

Doors open by 10:30am and the service begins at 10:45am.  Hymn singing is back!  We still wear face coverings (unless you're exempt) but at least we can now sing through them.  After-church refreshments still won't be available, but at least we can meet and worship God together!  Chairs are back in rows, but the rows are further apart than before.  If you prefer to sit alone, just leave something on the chairs next to you.

We look forward to seeing old friends and new...


If you feel unable to return to church just yet, there is an alternative service from Peter Lyth for you to use at home.

 5 Sep

 Nigel Mawdsley - Communion

 

 12 Sep

Brian Lee - Harvest festival 

 

 19 Sep

Janice Atfield 

 

26 Sep 

 Jean Taylor

 


We hold a retiring collection for local charities after our Sunday services.  Now that we are worshipping on Sunday mornings, you can donate as usual.  If you prefer to not handle cash, but would like to support our charities, please either send your donations direct to the charity concerned, mentioning Birkdale United Reformed Church, or give it to Chris Goley, our treasurer.  You can contact her here.

This month's charity is Transforming Lives for Good.  It first began in 1999, one church responding to the needs of struggling children in the local community. Now it is a nationwide movement of hundreds of churches bringing hope and a future to struggling children and families.

Primarily involved in education, working with children and young people who had been excluded from school, with the aim of helping them back into main stream education. Going on to develop early intervention programmes, where church volunteers provide one-to one coaching for children in local schools who are finding it hard to cope.

One particular feature is “Make Lunch Clubs”, which aims to address holiday hunger during the thirteen weeks of school holidays. Families are invited to come along to meet together. Free, hot, nutritious, 3 course meals are provided for the whole family alongside activities. Since the first lock down Make Lunch Clubs, unable to operate have been part of the “Boxes of Hope” initiative. This involved taking bags of food, toiletries, treats and resources for the children to families who were struggling with food poverty. You can find more information on their website tlg.org.uk

Ainsdale Village Church had been about to launch Ainsdale Make Lunch as we went into the first lockdown. Joan Green writes, 'We delivered “Bags of Hope” to 12 families referred to us by the early years intervention worker. We actually took out our last delivery last week before hosting our very first Lunch Club this Tuesday (27th July). Churches Together in Ainsdale have partnered with TLG. I am the co-ordinator and delivering Bags of Hope was a bit of a family affair with Lucinda and Paul,' (two of Joan’s adult children). 'Now in addition I have a lady from the Methodist Church along with a friend heading the activities. I have a friend from the Anglican Church who made cakes to add to the bags. Now she is the main cook, in the kitchen with me and a friend. Lucinda sorted registration and is going to be the general co-ordinator on the day. As I said we have only started this week, we will host it every Tuesday from 12- 2pm every school holiday, I think that’s 13 weeks. Both the Team and the families really enjoyed it'.

Please support this worthwhile charity supporting local families, if you can. Thank you.


There is a virtual

Julian Prayer Meeting

with Janice Atfield at 10am on Fridays

This is an opportunity for you  to spend 30 minutes in contemplative prayer and meditation.  Feel free to join Janice Atfield for some spiritual renewal.

  Use this link to  Email her here

Click here to learn about The Julian Meetings movement

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