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December 2002

Church News
Christmas and December 2002!

This page will be updated as soon as we get information in!

Ainsdale Methodist Church and Victoria Methodist Church.

Victoria Methodist Church 

Sunday 22nd December at 10.45am Carols by Candlelight - a Family Carol 
Christmas Day 10am Christmas morning worship

Ainsdale Methodist Church 

Sunday 22nd December 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight 

Christmas Eve 10 - 10.30am Carol singing outside Kwiksave in the Village 
with Churches Together in Ainsdale

11.30pm Christmas Eve Communion
Christmas Day 

10.30am Christmas Morning Family worship.

Have a Happy Christmas!

United Reformed Church Christmas Events

A fun packed array of events for United Reformed Church on Hampton Road, Southport, promises a joyous festive period. 

Parents and toddlers are to be treated to a Christmas party with a friendly pre-Christmas call from Santa at 10 am on December 4. Followed by the Ladies guild are to have their final meetings with carols and readings on December 10, 12 at 12.30 am and 2.15pm on December 17. Where tea and a meal will be served.

Also the wives group will meet on the evening of December 8, where coffee and mince pies will be the food for thought for their part in celebrations over advent. 

Finally a family day service on December 15 at 11 am, led by Reverend Brown will be followed by a charity event for Blind aid at 4.15pm will also be treated to Christmas tea and rounded off at 6.00 pm by Reverend Jarrett for carols and readings.

For a full list of services for the Christmas period please contact Minister Reverend N. Jarrett on 01704 211919.

Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph Christmas and New Year 2002/2003

Services for Christmas 4th Sunday of Advent: 3.30pm Nativity Tableau For both Churches, at OLOL, followed by Children's party in the Parish House. Dec. 23rd. Monday: 10.00am Mass (St Joseph) Dec.24th Christmas Eve 9.00am Mass (OLOL) First Mass of Christmas: 8.30pm Mass (St Joseph) 11.00pm Mass (OLOL) Christmas Day: 9.30am Mass (St Joseph) 11.00am Mass (OLOL) Boxing Day: St Stephen's Day 11.00am MAss (OLOL) Dec. 27th Friday 10.00am Mass (St Joseph)
No Evening Mass Dec 28th Saturday 10.00am Mass (OLOL) No Morning Prayer. Dec 28th Evening Mass of the Holy Family 5.30pm MAss (OLOL) 7.00pm Mass (St Joseph) Dec 29th Sunday 9.30am Mass (St Joseph) 11.00am Mass (OLOL) Dec 30th 10.00am Mass (St Joseph) Dec 31st 10.00am Mass (OLOL) No Exposittion.
New Year's Day 10.00am Mass (St Joseph) Jan 2nd 10.00am Mass (OLOL) Jan 3rd Friday 7.30pm Mass (St Joseph) Jan 4th 10.00am Mass (OLOL) No Morning prayer

The Feast of the Epiphany (Celebrated on Sunday 5th January)

Saturday 5.30pm Mass (OLOL) 7.00pm Mass (St Joseph)
Sunday 9.30am Mass (St Joseph) 11.00am Mass (OLOL)
Sunday Afternoon 4.00pm "12th Day of Christmas"  Come along for carols and reading in OLOL and afterwards enjoy a glass of mulled wine in the Parish Meeting Room.

Sacrament of Confession 18th Dec Wed 'Penance Service with Forgiveness' 7.30pm (OLOL)
20th Dec Fri 2.00 to 3.00pm Exposition (St Joseph)
with Personal Confession. 21st Dec Sat Confession after 9.00am Mass (OLOL) 23rd Dec Mon Confession afer 10am Mass (St Joseph) Until 11am. 24th dec Tues Confession after 9am Mass (OLOL)

May the joy and peace of christmas be with you all. may your hopes and resolutions for the new year bring you happiness and love Fr. Gerard Conham.

St Joseph's Rectory Our Lady of Lourdes Presbytery
40 York Road 56 Arundel Road Birkdale Birkdale
Southport Southport Merseyside Merseyside PR8 2AY PR8 3DA Tel: (01704) 568313 Tel: (01704) 568286

Liverpool Road Methodist Church Birkdale (Birkdale)

Liverpool Road Methodist Church exists to proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the people of Birkdale, and beyond, can  come to know God and grow in His love.

Minister, Rev, Peter O. Hughes. Telephone. 01704 567 192

Special Christmas Services

Sunday 15 December, 4.00 p.m Christingle Service.
Sunday 22 December, 6.45 p.m Carol Service.
Tuesday 24 December, 11.30 p.m Christmas Communion.
Christmas Day, 10.45 a.m Christmas Family Worship.

We welcome everyone to our srvices. Come and join with us at 
Liverpool Road, as we celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

telephone 01704 577 327

Christ Church
(Lord Street, Southport)

Sunday December 15, 6:30pm. "Who's Party is it Anyway?"

Tuesday December 17, 6:00pm.  Linaker Street Primary School, Christmas Presentation.

Friday 20 December, 7:00pm.  Young Peoples "Talent Show" In aid of the Nursery School in the Sudan. 

Sunday 22 December, 11:00am  Children's Christmas Presintation.

1:00pm Sunday 22 December, Church Family Lunch at the Shelbourne Hotel.

6:30pm Sunday 22 December, Carol Service.

Monday 23 December, 7:00pm.  Carol Singing.

Tuesday December 24, 11:30pm Christmas Eve Holy Communion Service.

Wednesday 25 December, 10:30am Christmas Day, Family Service followed by Holy Communion.

Tuesday 31 December, 11:30pm New Years Eve Service.  

St. Georges, Lord St, Southport.

Pastors:- Rev. Adam Laughton

Rev. Dyfan Williams

40 Market Street, Southport, PR8 1HJ. 

Tel:- 01704-531751

web page:- 

Here are the REGULAR events of the church:

Sunday services:-

10.30am Family Service (with crèche & Sunday school) All welcome

6.45pm Evening Praise (refreshments after the service)


9.45am Mums on Monday - ladies Bible study & coffee

Tuesday & Friday:-

9.20am Playgroup for 2 ½ to 4 ½ years - full qualified staff. (Contact Mrs C. Williams for details. 01704-531676)


10.30am Men’s Fellowship

Ladies Fellowship both include, tea, coffee & bible speaker 

7.30pm Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


10.00am Babytime - Toddler group from birth to 3 years. (Contact Mrs. J. Laughton for details. 01704-514996)

4.20pm Thursday Club - games, bible stories, crafts for children from reception to Year 2. (Finish 5.30pm)


6.00pm Friday Club - games, bible stories, activities, for children from Year 3 to Year 6. (Finish 7.20pm)

7.30pm FOY - games, activities, bible teaching for children from Year 7 to Year 11. (In two separate groups - young & old) 

Here are the Christmas specials:-

Sunday 15th December

10.30am Christmas family service - with carols & songs from children of the church. All welcome.

Sunday 22nd December

6.45pm Christmas Carol Service - with traditional carols and readings - and full choir. 

Coffee & Mince Pies afterwards. All welcome.

Wednesday 25th December

11.00am Christmas Day Family Service

Hope this all helps. I’ve attached a JPEG of our logo. Other photos may be forthcoming!

Our big news is that of the construction of a new building for public worship, in joint venture with Quest Housing Association, in Princes Street, on the piece of derelict land currently shielded by green fencing. It will hold seating for between 250-300 people and is due to be finished, God willing, September 2003. 

Parish Church of St Luke (Formby)

Services for December 2002

Below is a list of the following services to be held at the Parish Church of St Lukes in Formby over the festive period.

9.15 am Thursday, 3rd December, Holy Communion.

8.30 am Sunday 1st December, Advent Sunday, Holy Communion.

10.30 am Morning service with Baptism.

7.00 pm Monday 2nd December - Prayers in Church.
8.00 pm Meditation.

8.30 am Tuesday 3rd December - Morning Prayer CCP.

9.15 am Thursday 6th December, Nicolas, Myra Bishop - Holy Communion.

8.30 am Sunday 8th December, Advent week 2 - Conception of the Blessed Mary, Holy Communion.
10.30 am Family Holy Communion.
4.00 pm Christingle.

7.00 pm Monday 9th December - Prayers in Church.
8.00 pm Meditation.

8.30 am Tuesday 10th December - Morning Prayer CCP.

8.30 am Sunday 15th December Advent week 3 - Holy Communion with Healing.
10.30 am Holy Communion with Healing.
4.00 pm Christingle.

7.00 pm Monday 16th December - Prayers in Church.
8.00 pm Meditation.

8.30 am Tuesday 17th December - Morning Prayer CCP.

8.30 am Sunday 22nd December, Advent week 4 - Holy Communion.
10.30 am Lessons and Carols.

8.30. am Tuesday 24th December, Christmas Eve - Morning Prayer CCP.
11.15 am Holy Communion.

8.30 am Wednesday 25th December, Christmas Day - Holy Communion.
10.30 am Family Service.

8.30 am Sunday 29th December, Thomas Beckett, Canterbury Archbishop, Martyr - Holy 
10.30 am Morning Prayer and Carols.

7.00 pm Monday 30th December - Prayers in Church.
8.00 pm Meditation.

8.30 am Tuesday 31st December - Morning Prayer CCP


1st Mass (Saturday) 

Our Lady of Lourdes 5.30 pm 
St Joseph's 7.00 pm 


St Joseph's 9.30 am 
Our Lady of Lourdes 11.00 am


After 9.00 am mass on Saturdays.

Parish Priest:- Fr G Cobham

This list will be updated as we get times in.

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