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Pizza and Pub Quiz. Meet at 7:15pm this Tuesday 13 November at the Elephant, Woolton for 2for1 pizza (other meals available) then a Fun Pub Quiz afterwards. Please let us know if you are coming, as we need to book a table for the exact number.

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This week’s bulletin is packed, including an Interfaith “Climate and Faith”,  the latest RADS Production, A Film Night, a Fairtrade Sale,  The Woman Peace and the Church Day Conference, a Weekend with Dr Andy Bannister and a Christmas Fayre.


Friday 9th November

The Coffee Stop Every Friday at Elm Hall Drive Methodist  10:30 – Noon

Meet for coffee and a chat with friends

Saturday 10th November

Open Church Remembrance - All Hallows Church - 10am to 4pm

We are opening at All Hallows on Saturday 10th for quiet contemplation and prayer to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.

The Choir will be singing at 12.00, there will be readings and poetry from WW1 and various displays.

Sunday 11th November

Open Church Remembrance - All Hallows Church -  Noon to  4pm

Following our Remembrance service at 10.15am All Hallows will remain open from Noon to 4pm for quiet contemplation and prayer to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.  The Worship band will be singing and sharing some WW1 reflections.


Monday 12th November


End of Term Get Together    “A Life of Crime”

Meet in the Hughes Room at Bishop Eton (entrance from the large rear car-park).  Doors open at 10.30, for an 11 o'clock start.

Clare-Marie Ion, a solicitor with the Crown Prosecution Service, will be giving us a talk about her work.  After her talk, we will go for a lunch in Hope Uni. Bring money for Lunch.

This will be our last meeting until February 11th, when we will have a tour of Allerton URC, followed by a local walk for which Brendan has kindly agreed to be the leader.

If you are interested please ring Ken or Jenny on 722-5153, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sorry, no dogs.

Tuesday 13th November


Every Tuesday at St Barnabas 10.30am - Noon

St Barnabas Church host a Lodge Lane Credit Union drop-in service in the church.  A full range of Credit Union services is available.

There is also a drop-in support service, run by the Riverside Housing Floating Support Team which promotes the well-being and independence of vulnerable people in Liverpool.   Advice on matters such as budgeting, debt management, accessing benefits and finding/sustaining accommodation is available.

Tea and coffee is available between 10.30am and noon.

Wednesday 14th November

LUNCH CLUB – Elm Hall Drive Methodist – Noon – 1.45pm

We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join our happy group. 

We meet each Wednesday at Elm Hall Drive Church for a freshly cooked two-course meal, followed by tea and cake, for £3.

Friends can, of course, sit together - but we would want to get to know you too!

If you would like to come, why not persuade your friends too,  phone Mo Payne - 724 3103.  We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th November

Reformed Allerton Dramatic Society Present “Secondary Cause of Death” at   Allerton URC Church Hall 

Reformed Allerton Dramatic Society are pleased to announce their forthcoming production of Secondary Cause of Death”, a comedy by Peter Gordon on Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday at 7.30 pm and on Sunday 18th November at 2.30 pm

Tickets priced £7, £6 concessions and £3 children are available on the door or on rehearsal evenings on Monday and Wednesday evenings. We hope an amusing and enjoyable evening will be had by all.

Thursday 15th November

Interfaith Week - Faith & Climate event, Birkenhead 10am – 2pm

Sharing Actions, Advice and Practical Support for Faith Communities on Energy

Please join us during Interfaith week 2018 to learn, share, engage with and inspire others from across faith communities in the Liverpool City Region.

The event is free to attend but booking is essential. Lunch and refreshments are included. N.B Please let us know about dietary and access requirements when booking your ticket.

Wirral Deen Centre, 371-375 Borough Road, Birkenhead CH42 0HA

For more information: phone Faiths4Change on 0151 705 2111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday 16th November

THE COFFEE STOP  Every Friday at Elm Hall Drive Methodist  10:30 – Noon

Meet for coffee and a chat with friends

FAIR TRADE SALE at  All Hallows Church 10 am – Noon

This is a great opportunity for you to buy Christmas cards and gifts supporting the work of Traidcraft. Light refreshments will be available.


Friday 23rd November

FRIDAY NIGHT IS FILM NIGHT – Elm Hall Drive 7.00 for 7.30pm start

A darkly comic crime drama in which a woman pressurises
the police into investigating her daughter's murder.  Certificate 15.   Refreshments before screening and during the interval. All Welcome, Admission free, Donations welcome

Saturday 24th November

Women Peace and the Church – Day Conference Liverpool Hope University, Shaw Street – 9.30am – 4.00pm

Registration: Available at the Liverpool Hope University Online Store, free of charge

Click here to book.

This event will be followed by an Ecumenical service at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday, November 25th 3.00 p.m. attended by Church leaders from Liverpool and Cologne. All welcome.

Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December

A Weekend with Dr Andy Bannister Presented by Long Lane Church

Andy is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and an Adjunct Speaker for Ravi Zacharias Ministries, speaking regularly, from universities to churches, business forums to TV and radio, he regularly address audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.

Andy is the author of numerous books including the humorous engagement with the new atheism The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist.

Answering Life’s Big Questions, 7pm At Childwall Golf Club

An Evening with Andy Bannister £20p.  Price includes a lovely meal followed by Andy’s high energy & humorous answers to Life’s big questions, which would be great for the sceptics in your life.   Booking essential contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 1st December

An Introduction to Apologetics – Long Lane Church, 9.30am – Noon

Apologetics training led by Andy Bannister, Breakfast included.  Booking essential contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 2nd December

Morning Service with Andy Bannister - The Academy of St Nicholas,  10.30am

Andy will be speaking at Long Lane Church’s Morning Service, please note this is held at The Academy of St Nicholas, Horrocks Avenue, L19 5NY 

Saturday 1st December

CHRISTMAS FAYRE  - Allerton URC 11am – 2pm

This year the fayre will be held in our newly decorated sanctuary. As well as a variety of stalls: craft, cakes, Christmas gifts, preserves, jewellery, books etc. There will be a tombola and a raffle with excellent prizes. As in previous year,s Santa will be in his Grotto and you can enjoy hot and cold refreshments in our café. Entrance: adults £1, accompanied children free. We hope you will enjoy us for what is always a most enjoyable event

Christmas Appeal

After last year’s very successful appeal for the Homeless Mission and your outstanding support, we have decided to offer our support again this year. Early notice means you can involve other family members and neighbours. Ever hopeful!

Again, we are asking for items which will make the women’s lives more comfortable and support their self-esteem. e.g. toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, re-useable foil sleeping bags (available through Amazon and eBay UK at astoundingly low cost), undies in small sizes, etc.

Collection Date - Tuesday 27 November 2018

A look back on recent events

Macmillan Coffee morning

A huge thank you to members who supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning in so many ways - baking, faking(!), donating, eating and drinking and being so positive about the whole venture.

You raised £502.00 for Macmillan cancer support

Details of the Raffle Winners are in the bulletin sent directly to all members.

Street Child Africa and Chance for Childhood group for a lunch.

There was an interesting talk on the Wainwright Legacy given by Margaret Guppy and we raised £300 for Street Child Africa and Chance for Childhood. Thank you for your support.

One World Lunch at 60 Hope Street.

A well-supported and successful afternoon; not to mention having the day off from cooking! Thanks to your support £600 was raised.

Congratulations to all who supported these events.  Between 28 September and 14 October, you have raised £1400 towards three very important causes.

Tuesday 30 October - Lunchtime session.

Janet Hollinshead, a member of the history department at Liverpool Hope University, shared her research into the Bishop Eton War Memorial. 

Coming soon

November 2018

Friday 23 November - Visit to Chatsworth House.

This will include a visit to the Christmas Market and to a display in the house.

The cost for the coach and admission is £35. Final booking will be Monday 5 November 2018.

Money should be placed in an envelope with your name and the name of the event.and handed into the Monastery or St Mary’s Presbytery.

More information will follow soon

Tuesday 27 November - Lunchtime session.

Our visiting speaker will be Heather Neilsen who will speak about a charity called Homeshare.  More information will follow.

Please remember we will be taking the collection of items for the Christmas appeal today.

December 2018

Tuesday 4 December - Christmas Castaway 

7.30 in the Fisher-More Hall.If you were stranded on that famous desert island which pieces of music would you choose and why? Kathy Bamber will invite two guests to talk about these questions.Please bring food for a sharing buffet and beverages of your choice. Tea and coffee provided.More information will follow.

Friday 7 December - Coach visit to Bents Garden Centre.

Details will follow

Tuesday 18 December - Lunchtime session

12.30 in the Fisher-More Hall Please bring items for a shared buffet lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Balloons and Santa hats optional!

Redemptorist Lay Associates

The next meeting of the Redemptorist Lay Associates will take place on the 10th November from 9am till 11am

SYNOD 2020 - where to find information

The Funeral of William Jervis RIP will take place on Friday 9 November at 12.00 noon.


If you missed Mass last Sunday you will have missed out on the fantastic news that we have been approved by the Home Office. 

‘This is Me’

The link includes a downloadable form that carers of people with dementia may find useful. The aim is to make visits to unfamiliar places less stressful

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Friday 2nd  November

The Coffee Stop Every Friday at Elm Hall Drive Methodist  10:30 – Noon

Meet for coffee and a chat with friends

THURSDAY IS THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS (Holiday of Obligation) Remember there will be a Vigil Mass at 7.00pm in St Mary’s on Wednesday evening and an extra Mass in Bishop Eton at 7.30pm on Thursday.


As usual, there will be a box in the church throughout November for the names of all our loved ones who have died.


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