Birkdale United Reformed Church

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

Welcome to Birkdale URC!

Birkdale United Reformed Church exists to worship God and serve the community.

Have a look round our website, come and join us at worship.

There's usually lots going on here, but just now we have had to curtail our normal meetings and gatherings.   The only group which meets at present is Diddikicks, which  has permission to operate.  They have supplied us with a risk assessment which shows that they are operating safely.

Our What's On Each Week page shows what usually takes place here.

Download our new Messenger here

Coronavirus Information

Churches can now run services, and we re-opened on Sunday 6th September.   


However, the risk of catching Coronavirus is still present.  Brian has asked us to present a 

Personal Risk Assessment

for you to consider.  Read his letter and answer the questions.  This could give you an idea of whether you should consider venturing out and coming back to church in September.  Download his letter and the risk assessment here.

Grosvenor Jazz


Regrettably, having consulted all the Government and Church requirements, it has proved impossible in our hall, to meet the distances required between performers on stage, performers to audience, and space out the audience at tables,

As such, we have had to conclude that we are unable to put on these planned events and thus are cancelling our bookings.

Decisions on whether we can proceed in January, February and March 2021 will be considered in late November.

Tickets for the re-arranged Boogie Bill performance on 27th February 2021 are still valid.  Keep them safe!

Iain McNair

Reform Magazine

For as long as people are shut up indoors,Reform magazine will be free online.  Please tell anyone who might like to know about this.

Free, online copies of Reform can be accessed via the webpage at

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and  Rainbows will not be meeting until further notice.

Woodvale Badminton Club, our over-50s badminton and our Lunch Club are also cancelled. 

Sing for Fun, Southport Woodcarvers and Evening Badminton have also cancelled their meetings.  Watch this space for further info or follow our FaceBook page.

If you are concerned about not going to church at present and would prefer to stay at home but would like to be a part of Sunday morning Worship, the Methodist church is streaming Sunday service at 11am on YouTube.

Click on this link at 11am on Sunday or you can view previous services at any time.

Grosvenor Jazz Logo

Sadly our closing gig of the season, 28 March, fell foul of the CV19 lock-down.   We have agreed with Boogie Bill's Billionaires that they will play for us in the spring of next year; as an additional gig to those we had already booked.   Tickets for March 2020 will be valid for the new date, so hang onto them.

The 2020-2021 programme now becomes:

21st November 2020     Trio Nay CANCELLED

23rd January 2021         Emma Holcroft Quartet

27th February 2021        Boogie Bills Billionaires  (postponed from March 2020)

27th March 2021            Swingology

Tickets stay at £10 for next season

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Christmas Fair Time - Support our supporters! 

Our Christmas Fair may not be held this year.  However, last November we received wonderful support from local businesses, who help us maintain our work in the local community. Please support them!

Liverpool Road, Birkdale Village:

 Barrique Wine Br & Deli

 Inspired Flowers

 SJ Carpets

 Birkdale Post Office

 Petcare of Birkdale

 Brian Park - Chocolates & Cards

 Sitting Pretty Beauty Salon


Weld Parade and Weld Road:

 Bombay Blussi

  Sally Bee 

Liverpool Road - Shaws Road and St Johns Road area:

 The Milkbar

  Four Seasons Garden Centre

Tesco Express

 Funky Food

Aldi, Birkdale

Liverpool Road - Norfolk Road area

 Swirls and Pincurls

Please support these traders by using and buying from them.

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