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.

Sunday Morning Worship is changing.  

On the advice of the Mersey Synod, we are asking worshippers to continue to use face coverings where possible, but we will be adding more chairs and allowing you sit with your friends.  If you would prefer to sit apart from others just place something on the seats either side of you. (It could be a hymn book, for example.)  Hymn-singing is allowed, but could be a bit awkward wearing a mask.  The sanctuary will continue to be as well-ventilated as it can be.  Services will continue to start at 10:45am and last for 40 to 45 minutes.

We look forward to seeing you!

Diddikicks are back!

They are operating under Covid-safe conditions to keep your little ones safe.

Contact them here for vacancies

There's usually lots going on here, but just now we have had to curtail our normal meetings and gatherings.  However, we are now making plans for re-opening our premises to our regular users.  We've been making everywhere as Covid-safe as possible.  We'll keep you informed as decisions are made...

We hope you had a happy and meaningful Easter despite not being able to share it with family and friends.  Sadly, too many people have had a lonely time recently.  Why not join us at Birkdale URC?  We will make you feel welcome, despite the current restrictions we're living with.  In the mean time, look at our Messenger magazine and contact us.

40 years ago our new sanctuary was opened!

Comemorative plaque for opening of our new sanctuary

The old church started collapsing and had to be demolished.  With the support of the community we raised funds to build our new church building, which was opened on 14th December 1980

Where has the time gone???? 

Coronavirus Information

 See our Come To Church page for details.   

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 all this season's events are cancelled.

All tickets can be returned for a full refund.  Please contact Brian on 07817 540133.  

To contact Iain, use this form.

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. 

Diddikicks, 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

Church News has moved!  Click here...

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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