Sefton Parish Church, Sefton

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"Harvesting God's Love at the Cathedral of the Fields"

Sefton Church is dedicated to St Helen and has been a place of continuous Christian worship for more than 800 years. It is one of the oldest Christian sites on Merseyside and is the only Grade I listed building in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

If you have never visited Sefton Church we hope you can do so soon. Sefton Parish Church received 3 stars in Simon Jenkins book ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’ in which he describes Sefton as ‘more than an oasis.’ While you marvel at this glorious building may you also catch a glimpse of the Glory of God and be renewed in body, mind and spirit.

Today Sefton continues to be a living centre of Christian worship and we aim to be an inclusive church where everyone can feel respected and at home. A warm welcome awaits you and we hope that this website will encourage you to come and visit us.

 

 

 

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Rev Debbie Statter
Sefton Parish Church
Bridges Lane
Sefton
Merseyside
L29 7WG
0151 284 2628 (Team Rector) or 0151 520 3141 (Rev Simon Elliott - Team Vicar)

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Sunday

Common Worship Holy Communion
Please note: There is a fairly flat access to the altar area. Communion can be brought to your pew if requested. Gluten free wafers are available. Hearing loop is installed.
Every first Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Common Worship
Morning Prayer
Book of Common Prayer. Refreshments are served after the service
Every second Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion
Please note: There is a fairly flat access to the altar area. Communion can be brought to your pew if requested. Gluten free wafers are available. Hearing loop is installed.
Every third Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Book of Common Prayer
Sefton Praise
Baptism is often included in this service.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:45 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Common Worship Holy Communion (5 week months only)
This service is held during 5 week months, during 4 week months the service will be Sefton Praise. Please note: There is fairly flat access to the altar area. Communion can be brought to your pew if requested. Gluten free wafers are available. Hearing loop is installed.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Book of Common Prayer

Wednesday

Coffee Morning
Join us for a coffee and a chat. Please note that entry is via the vestry door near the car park at the back of church. If you require help for access, please ask one of the organisers. A wheelchair ramp is available. The coffee morning does not take place in January. Please note there are no disabled toilet facilities.
Every third Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Fellowship
A monthly social meeting (except January and August) where we have a speaker and refreshments. £2 donation. All are welcome. Please note that entry is via the vestry door near the car park at the back of church. If you require help for access, please ask one of the organisers. A wheelchair ramp is available. Please note there are no disabled toilet facilities.
Every first Wednesday at 2:30 PM for 1½ hours
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Church Open Afternoon
There will be free guided tours available throughout the afternoon. There are no refreshments or stalls. There are some mobility restrictions in the church. Disabled access to the church is via the lych gate on Lunt Road. Please note there are no disabled toilets.
Sunday 20th August 2017 at 2:30 PM for 2 hours
Church Open Day
The church will be open from 2pm until 4.30pm for guided tours, numerous stalls, cafe etc. There are some mobility restrictions in the church. Disabled access to the church is via the lych gate on Lunt Road. Please note there are no disabled toilets.
Monday 28th August 2017 at 2:00 PM for 150 minutes
Harvest Display - Open Afternoon
Come and see our beautiful harvest display
Saturday 7th October 2017 at 2:30 PM for 2 hours
Harvest Praise
Sunday 8th October 2017 at 10:45 AM for ¾ hour
Service of Remembrance
Join us at this poignant service to remember those who lost their lives to protect ours.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments
Memorial Service for Bereaved
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments
Dickensian Christmas Fayre
The church will be open from 10.30am to 3.30pm for guided tours, numerous stalls, cafe etc. Father Christmas will also be present for children to have their photos taken with him. There are some mobility restrictions in the church. Disabled access to the church is via the lych gate on Lunt Road. Please note there are no disabled toilets.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 10:30 AM for 5 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Sefton WI Carol Service
Monday 4th December 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Christingle
Join us for a family favourite service with proceeds going to the Children's Society.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight
Traditional service held by candlelight and oil lamps. Sefton Parish Church Choir will be joined by the choir from St Michaels Church.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Christmas Holy Communion
As our Lord's birthday approaches, join with us as we come together to take the first holy communion of Christmas. The choir will sing carols from approx.10.20pm with the service beginning at 11pm. Please note: There is fairly flat access to the altar area. Communion can be brought to your pew if requested. Gluten free wafers are available. Hearing loop is installed.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
Plough Sunday
Plough Sunday is a traditional English celebration of the beginning of the agricultural year which involves bringing a plough into a church with prayers for the blessing of the land. Work in the fields did not begin until the day after Plough Sunday. Although the nature of farming has changed over the centuries, Plough Sunday is seen as a way of generally celebrating farming and the work of farmers.
Sunday 14th January 2018 at 10:45 AM for 1½ hours
Candlemas
Sunday 28th January 2018 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Maundy Thursday
Fairly flat access to the altar area. Communion can be brought to your pew if requested. Gluten free wafers are available. Hearing loop is installed.
Thursday 29th March 2018 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Good Friday
Friday 30th March 2018 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Holy Hour
Friday 30th March 2018 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Church Open Day
The church will be open from 2pm until 4.30pm for guided tours, numerous stalls, cafe etc. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt starting at 3pm. There are some mobility restrictions in the church. Disabled access to the church is via the lych gate on Lunt Road. Please note there are no disabled toilets.
Monday 2nd April 2018 at 2:00 PM for 150 minutes
APCM
Sunday 8th April 2018 at 12:00 PM for ¾ hour
Ascension Day
Please note: This is a joint team ministry service with St Oswald's Church at St Helen's Church.
Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Rogation Walk and Service
Sunday 20th May 2018 at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday 10th June 2018 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour

Features

Toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
Guided Tours Guidebooks
Shop
Church Open Monday morning between 10 and 12pm. Easter Bank Holiday, August Bank Holiday - stalls, refreshments and guided tours from 2pm to 4.30pm. On the first Saturday in December we have our Christmas Fair from 10.30-3.30pm.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15179
Built: circa 1170
Archdeaconry: Knowsley and Sefton (223)
Deanery: Sefton North (22304)
Benefice: Sefton (22/157CJ)
Parish Legal Name: Sefton (220020 )
CofE Church Info: (622020 22/20)
Short URL: acny.uk/15179/
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