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.

Grosvenor Jazz is back!

Grosvenor Jazz evenings have returned with a performance by Boogie Bill's trio.  An enthusiastic audience enjoyed jazz and swing standards played on clarinet, sax, keyboard, and singer.

Our next event is on March 19th, when we feature Swingology, Liverpool's Gypsy Swing Band.

See grosvenorjazz.com for details.


We have a new minister!

We welcome Rev Hilary Smith, who has joined us from Parkgate and Neston URC.  She joins Rev Peter Lyth in looking after the Southport and Formby team of URC churches.

Her next service at Birkdale will be on 13th March.  Do come along to meet her.

If you would like to get to know a bit about her look to our News page.

Sunday Morning Worship is changing.  

Following advice from our Synod, we are asking worshippers to use masks while moving around church and between the sanctuary and dining room for coffee after the service.  Those who are unable to use masks are still welcome to join us. 

There will be plenty of ventilation and rows of chairs will still be well-spaced.  You can sit with your families and friends, but 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 encouraged and should sound much better without masks!  Services will continue to start at 10:45am and last for 40 to 45 minutes.  See our Come to Church page...

We look forward to seeing you!

We're opening up!

There's usually lots going on here, but we had to curtail our normal meetings and gatherings.  However, we are now re-opening our premises to our regular users.  We've been making everywhere as Covid-safe as possible.  Look at our What's On page to see which groups are meeting and when.

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.