What's happened recently...

Stories featured on the site in recent months ... and a link to less recent reports

Summer Specials
Stories from summer and into autumn

CLICK HERE for our Harvest Festival/Parade Service/Francistide/Christian Aid Appeal multi-purpose worship on October 4th
CLICK HERE for the very special joint service at Old Christ Church to mark the foundation of Waterloo
CLICK HERE for 'Jackie's Journey' - reports from our latest ordinand, Jackie Parry, as she prepares for and strts her training for the Minitsry
CLICK HERE for 'Fingers and Toes - a Digital Quest' - a story of Jesus's toes, angel's fingers and the deliberate imperfection theory

Highlights of 2015

Some stories from the first half of the year

CLICK HERE for the special service with the Duke of York celebrating the Merchant Taylors' CCF
CLICK HERE for the quizzes testing your knowledge of St Faith's
CLICK HERE for the story of the Bootle Deanery eucharist and feast at St Faith's
CLICK HERE for the index linking past and present Pentecost pages
CLICK HERE for the ongoing pages linked to the Ordinands of St Faith's index
CLICK HERE for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2015
CLICK HERE for the ongoing pages linked to the St Faith's and the Community index
CLICK HERE for coverage of the services in Holy Week and Easter
CLICK HERE for pictures of the 2015 Mothering Sunday service
CLICK HERE for the excellent report by the Mystery Worshipper on the Ship of Fools site
CLICK HERE for the March Parish Lunch
CLICK HERE for the sad news of the death of former vicar of St Faith's, Fr Charles Billington
CLICK HERE for full coverage of the December 2014 Christmas Tree Festival

Catching up with the rest of 2014
A selection of stories featured since Mothering Sunday


CLICK HERE for the recent Peace and Justice Walk from St Faith's
CLICK HERE for pictures of the Patronal Festival celebrations and parish lunch, October 5th
CLICK HERE for everything to do with the parish retreat to Mirfield
CLICK HERE for the parish barbecue in the vicarage garden
CLICK HERE for the Corpus Christi celebrations on June 20th
CLICK HERE for the Holy Week and Easter gallery 2014
CLICK HERE for everything to do with the Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2014




Mothering Sunday 2014
CLICK HERE for words and pictures from the recent Mothering Sunday family service at St Faith's.



Welcoming Sue to her ministry with us
Our new vicar began her ministry at St Faith's on February 25th, 2014. The new pattern of weekday worship is HERE, her introductory message HERE. She presided for the first time at the Sunday morning Sung Eucharist on March 2nd. Click HERE for the liturgy for the beginning of a new ministry; HERE for pictures of what happened in church - and HERE for the welcome lunch.



The Episcopal Visitation

CLICK HERE  for the index page for all public documents relating to the episcopal visitation to St Faith's, from September 2013 to date.



Candlemass Celebrations 2014
CLICK HERE for the story of our Candlemass service, and HERE for the Senior Citizens' lunch which followed it.



Christmas Tree Festival 2013
 CLICK HERE for the complete story of the 2013 Christmas Tree Festival - and HERE for the index page for five years of Festivals



Uniforms United
CLICK HERE  for recent happenings in the ranks of our busy uniformed organisation.



Patronal Festivities 2013
CLICK HERE  for a report on worship and fellowship on St Faith's day, October 6th, 2013



Celebrating Corpus Christi
CLICK HERE  for a report on the 2013 Corpus Christi service and a few 'facts' about pelicans



Sunday Special

CLICK HERE  for a report on a Sunday service on May 5th, 2013, focussing on youth



Meeting People

CLICK HERE for the record of the recent Annual Parochial Church Meeting at St Faith's



Lent and Easter 2013

CLICK HERE for the record of highlights from the beginning of Lent to Easter Sunday 2013 at St Faith's


Mothering Sunday

CLICK HERE for the happenings on Mothering Sunday ('one man and his dog...!') 


The Pre-Lent Dinner
CLICK HERE for words and pictures reporting the February 2013 United Benefice pre-Lent dinner


Welcoming our new Vicar

CLICK HERE
for pages covering the arrival of Fr Simon Tibbs (including his licensing service, first mass at St Faith's and his welcome message)



Mona Turner, R.I.P.

CLICK HERE for tributes to the late Mona Turner, including her funeral service order



The Interregnum

CLICK HERE for the record of the period between incumbents in the United Benefice, and bulletins on what happened up to the time of Fr Simon's appointment
CLICK HERE for the United Benefice Parish Profile and associated documents



Talking Trees 2012
CLICK HERE for the full story of the fourth annual Christmas Tree Festival



Paula's Progress


CLICK HERE
for pictures of new Reader Paula O' Shaughnessy's licensing at the Cathedral and the events at the Harvest Festival  'Liturgy and Lunch' Sunday at St Mary's




Patronal Pageantry

CLICK HERE for pictures - and a link to Fr Richard Capper's sermon - from the Patronal High Mass on October 5th, 2012 - the Eve of Saint Faith's Day



More Harmony and Jazz

CLICK HERE for the September 22nd fund-raising concert at St Faith's for the Waterloo Partnership



'Hall Change, Please!'
CLICK HERE for the saga of the refurbishment and redecoration of our church hall


Farewell Father
CLICK HERE for the index to all pages marking the final days of Fr Neil's incumbency and his collation at Bushey on July 23rd, 2012


 
Three Days to Remember
 CLICK HERE for pages recording the events at St Faith's (and St Monica's!) between June 22nd and 24th, 2012



The Crumbly Club back on the road
 CLICK HERE for the over-65s Holiday Club week reports




Milestones in a Ministry
CLICK HERE for a sequence of pages marking the highlights of the years from 1999 - 2012, to mark Fr Neil's incumbency, which ended on Sunday, June 24th, 2012



The APCM Account
CLICK HERE for all you need to know about the 2012 St Faith's Annual Parochial Church Meeting



Fair's fair!
CLICK HERE for the illustrated story of the highly successful Spring Fair held at St Faith's on the afternoon of Saturday, May 5th


Joseph Bell and the 'Titanic'
CLICK HERE for the updated page and links detailing the heroism of the Chief Engineer, one of our congregation, and how we commemorated him on the anniversary of the tragedy



The Easter Pilgrimage 2012
CLICK HERE for a sequence of pages recording the events from Palm Sunday to Easter Day 2012



Making ready for Lent
CLICK HERE for pictures of the preparing of the High Altar for Lent - and enjoying a pre-Lent Sunday lunch in the Church Hall



Eating at Epiphany-tide

CLICK HERE f
or pictures from the United Benefice Senior Citizens' Epiphany-tide lunch on January 29th, 2012



Festival Fanfare

CLICK HERE f
or the illustrated story of the highly successful third Christmas Tree Festival, held at St Faith's December 4th - 10th, 2011



Pilgrim People 2011

CLICK HERE f
or pictures from the October 2011 pilgrimage to Walsingham - and links to previous pilgrimages and this year's daily diaries


Patronal Pageantry
CLICK HERE for the events at the 2011 Patronal Festival celebrations


All That Jazz!

CLICK HERE f
or the ground-breaking close harmony and jazz concert for the Waterloo Partnership in St Faith's


Flying the Flag
CLICK HERE for pictures from the annual patriotic extravaganza at St Mary's - the Last Night of the Proms, United Benefice style!


The Ladies at Rydal Hall
CLICK HERE for pictures from the 1980s when the ladies of St Faith's '84 Club were somewhat younger...


Sausages in the Sushine
CLICK HERE for pictures from the United Benefice Barbecue in August 2011


Greeting Father Ged

CLICK HERE f
or a feature on the ordination of our one-time Director of Music, Ged Callacher



Why Do We Do That...?
CLICK HERE for articles explaining some of the features of our worship at St Faith's



Corpus Christi
CLICK HERE for a record of the 2011 celebration and the dedication of eucharistic ministers



Pentecost 2011
CLICK HERE for a report on the colourful happenings at St Faith's at Pentecost 2011



At the A.P.C.M.
CLICK HERE for a blow-by-blow account of the happenings at the St Faith's Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2011



AwayDay Happenings
CLICK HERE for a report on the discussions and decisions at the May Away Day meeting of the United Benefice PCCs



The U.B. Men take to the road again
CLICK HERE for pictures of the Easter Saturday United Benefice Men's Fellowship walk to a pub at Hightown



Easter Workshop 2011
CLICK HERE for pictures of the Good Friday United Benefice children's worskhop at St Mary's



Let There Be Light
CLICK HERE for pictures - and a sermon - of the  Eve of Candlemass service on February 1st 2011


The Late Lunch
CLICK HERE for the very late United Benefice Christmas Lunch 2010/11


'The Bells! The Bells!'
CLICK HERE for an account of Sam Austin's quest to discover the bells of St Mary's


The Tale of the Trees
CLICK HERE for a sequence of pages recording the great success of the December 2010 Christmas Tree Festival

Parading the Flags
CLICK HERE for the recent ceremony of the Royal British Legion standards at St Faith's

Advent Activity
CLICK HERE for the fun and games at the 2010 Advent Craft and Activity morning in the hall and the church

Showing the Flag
CLICK HERE for the colourful happenings at Saint Mary's when the Last Night of the Proms took to the stage

Liturgy and Lunch
CLICK HERE for the first two special events of worshipping and lunching together for our two congregations

Summer Sizzler
CLICK HERE for the sun-soaked United Benefice 2010 summer barbecue pictures

Happy Holiday Clubs
CLICK HERE for words and pictures from the St Faith's Children's Holiday Club week... and HERE for the St Mary's week

65 Not Out
CLICK HERE for three pages of pictures and diaries from the June 2010 United Benefice over-65 Holiday Club week

Sunny Day School Party
CLICK HERE for pictures of the fun and games in the Vicarage garden at the Sunday School's summer party

Pentecost Pages
CLICK HERE for pages of words and pictures about the Church's Birthday in recent years

Help for Heroes
CLICK HERE for the first details of our new Services Family Support initiative

The Youth Pages
CLICK HERE for a new index page to youth organisation reports and data (added February 19th, 2010)

The Tale of the Trees
CLICK HERE for the full story of the highly successful new enterprise of December 2009: the Christmas Tree Festival

Dining Out
CLICK HERE for pictures from the 2009 Senior Citizens' Christmas Lunch

'Look What I made!'
CLICK HERE  for the illustrated story of the annual children's Craft and Activity morning in our church hall.

Reflections on a Ghanaian Experience
CLICK HERE
  for Liz Mooney 's illustrated account  of her October 2009  ' Branches of  the Vine' visit  to Ghana

 Happy Band of Pilgrims
Pictures and Pilgrims' Dairies from the October United Benefice Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

When Walsingham came to Liverpool
Pictures and impressions (and even a poem) from the Liverpool Walsingham Festival on October 10th

Celebrating Saint Faith
Illustrated report on the October 6th 2009 Patronal Festival High Mass

Welcoming Revd Denise!
Our new N.S.M. Curate, Denise McDougall, signs in at St Faith's


Marathon Man!
Fr Neil Kelley's August 2009 sponsored organ play at St Mary's: words...  
24-hour Organ Play. and... Pictures
Holy Smoke!
Pictures from the United Benefice August 2009 Parish barbecue

Holiday Club Happenings
Stories and pictures from the 2009 summer Children's Holiday Clubs:

St Mary's Holiday Club
St Faith's Holiday Club


"Life begins at 65!"
The United Benefice 65+ Holiday Club week report


The Sunday School Sunshine Party 2009
Party time for the United Benefice Sunday Schools in the Vicarage garden - click here for the fun and games.



St Kevin's Night
A highly successful fund-raising Irish evening in  memory of Kevin Walsh was held in June 2009. Click here for words and pictures



Easter and Pentecost
Two great feasts have been celebrated in style recently. Click here for the Easter gallery and here for the Pentecost  gallery - with links here to previous years' galleries and to prayer and poetry resources


Celebration!
Fr Neil Kelley has celebrated the completion of ten years as Vicar of the United Benefice. Click here for party pictures!



Welcoming back Denise
News of the return of an old friend, the Revd Denise McDougall,  joining our Ministry Team in the autumn



From Palm Sunday to Easter 2009
Picture pages from services during Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2009


Rumpelstiltskin Rules!
Pictures and video clips from the February 2009 United Benefice Dramatic Society pantomime


Dressing for Dinner
Words and pictures of the 2009 Men's Group retreat to Marske, Yorkshire



Kevin Walsh R.I.P.
Pages of tributes and pictures in memory of a much-loved member of our church




The Sahara Desert Trek
Read all about Mari Griffith's epic desert trek to raise money for the ClassicFM Music makers charity



'Dressing for Dinner'
Words and pictures from the January 2009 Men's Group retreat to Yorskhire - featuring much sartorial elegance!



All-Age Advent-ures!
Words and pictures from the Advent all-age worship service and the afternoon's Sunday Schools' party



Confirmation and Craft
Reports on the United Benefice Confirmation service and the Craft and Activity morning


A Decade of '+James Liverpool'
Words and pictures of Bishop James' recent 10th Anniversary Cathedral celebrations - featuring some of our churches' children


Pilgrimage to Santiago
Click here for the illustrated story of the recent pilgrimage by members of the United Benefice to sSantiago de Compostela in Spain.


Patronal Pageantry
Click here for the story of the St Faith's Night High Mass on October 6th, 2008 (and a great joke in the sermon!)


Showing the Flag at St Mary's
Click here for pictures of the 'Last Night of the Proms' September extravaganza


A Sunny Day... in August...?
Click here for pictures of the United Benefice Parish Barbecue in the vicarage garden.


All Aboard for the Holiday Club!
Click here for four full pages of pictures from St Faith's annual fun week
at the end of July, 2008


St Mary's All at Sea!
CLICK HERE to read about Chloe Johnson's Tall Ships adventure


Deanery Eucharist Full House
Click here for an illustrated report on the recent Deanery Eucharist at St Faith's and the visit of Bishop Michael Sande from Butere, Kenya.


March Madness!
CLICK HERE to read about Mari Griffith's sponsored Sahara Desert Trek next year.. and to donate online


The Crumblies' Club!
CLICK HERE for pictures and diaries from the 2008 Over-65s Holiday Club week



Junior Church Jollifications

CLICK HERE for the 2008 Sunday Schools' Party pictures.
 

The Southport Stroll
CLICK HERE  for the St Faith's Servers' Sponsored Southport Saunter 2008!


Martin Mass!
CLICK HERE for Fr Martin Jones' first mass on the day of his ordination to the priesthood


The Church's Birthday
CLICK HERE for pictures of our 2008 Pentecost celebrations - and access poems, prayers and celebrations from earlier years


Oh Yes It Was!
CLICK HERE for the pantomime pages, accessing the Snow White saga in stills and video clips.


Men at Marske Again
CLICK HERE for pictures of the St Faith's Men's  Group retreat, a late/early Christmas dinner, a palindrome... and a rather unseemly apron..



Christingle Crowds
CLICK HERE  for two pages of pictures of the Christmas Eve Christingle service



Seventy over-seventies sit down and dine
CLICK HERE
  for pictures from the 2007 United Benefice Senior Citizen's Christmas Dinner


The United Benefice children meet Father Christmas
CLICK HERE for pictures from the Sunday Schools' Christmas party 2007 in St Mary's Church Hall


Advent Sunday: children and toys centre stage!
CLICK HERE for pictures of the Advent Sunday 2007 family and toy service.


Children's Craft and Activity Day

Fun and games for our local children in the Church Hall. For pictures Click here!



Not Just a Christmas Present
The latest container of goods from our Waterloo to Waterloo, Sierra Leone, is on its way and will be there well before Christmas.
Click here for words and pictures from Fred and Linda Nye



 Parishes on Pilgrimage
Click here  for pictures from the recent pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
CLICK HERE
  to read about the Shrine, and some of the previous pilgrimages we have made to this very special holy place.




St Faith's Patronal Festival Celebrations
Click here for words and pictures from the colourful services of the 2007 Patronal Festival: The High Mass for the eve of St Faith's Day, the Dedication Sunday Sung Eucharist, and Festal Evensong... bishops and a banner on display!
Click here for the Patronal Page 2007, with full details of services and access to pictures from previous patronal celebrations, together with information about Saint Faith and the other churches dedicated to her.



The Last Night of the Proms
CLICK HERE for words and pictures from the highly successful concert at Saint Mary's on September 22nd, 2007



Rooftop Parish Panorama


 
CLICK HERE for Denis Griffiths all-round movie of the parish (and beyond!) from the Church bell-tower... and some fine close-up 'stills'


The Musical Marathon



Read Fr Neil's account of his marathon 24 hours
CONGRATULATIONS!
Kelley on the Keys - Non-stop!

Fr Neil completed his 24-hour Organ Play
on the organ at St Mary's Church, Waterloo
  at 4 pm on Monday 20th August  - tired but triumphant
Fr Neil raised a magnificent 6,000!






Other Recent Stories
Stories featured on the site in earlier weeks and months



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