to the Parish Church of

St Mary by moonlight: photo by Denis Griffiths

 Waterloo Park
Part of the United Benefice of St Faith, Great Crosby
and St Mary the Virgin, Waterloo Park

Click here for a map showing the location of St Mary's and St Faith's


The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
Sunday 7th June (transferred) at 10.30am

Preacher: Canon Brian Watchorn
(former Dean of Pembroke College, Cambridge)

Followed by BBQ lunch
(tickets now available)

Recent updates and additions: (details lower down...)

November 6th, 2008 (posted music lists for the United Benefice)
September 21st, 2008 (Last night of the Proms' story)
August 4th, 2008 (The Summer Children's Holiday Club scrapbook)
July 17th, 2008 (Chloe Johnson and the Tall Ships Race story)
July 5th, 2008
(the 2008 over-65s Holiday Club)
June 17th, 2008 (Joint Sunday School's Summer Party) added
December 28th  (Joint Sunday Schools Party and Senior Citizens' Christmas dinner added)
September 23rd (Last Night of the Proms 2007 report)
August 23rd, 2007 (parish officials' list updated)
August 5th, 2007  (links to the 2007 St Mary's Holiday Club added)

The PARISH BULLETIN (follow this link)  is updated weekly.
Click here to see what music will be used at all services in  the United Benefice in the weeks ahead.

This web site for St Mary the Virgin, Waterloo Park is still being developed and expanded. St Mary`s forms part of a United Benefice with St Faith`s, Great Crosby and a link to the web site of St Faith`s can be found at the bottom of the page. On this page you can find the current PARISH DIRECTORY and a link to the weekly BULLETIN, which forms part of the order of service handed out in St Mary's every Sunday. Links at the foot of this page take you to a brief HISTORY of the church, together with a PICTURE GALLERY and an expanding list of other features.

St Mary's extends a warm welcome to its services and activities. The main act of worship each Sunday is the PARISH EUCHARIST at 9.30 a.m.


The Revd Neil Kelley, the Vicarage, Milton Road, Liverpool L22 4RE

Assistant Priests
Canon Peter Goodrich, telephone 01695 573285
The Revd Dennis Smith, telephone 928 5065
The Revd Mark Waters, telephone 931 1031

Dr Fred Nye, telephone 924 2813, email frednye@blueyonder.co.uk
Mrs Jackie Parry, telephone 928 0726, email JacNParry@aol.com
Mrs Cynthia Johnson, telephone 286 8155, email cynthiajohnson191@msn.com

Mrs Lynda Dixon, Lynton, 11 Park Road, Waterloo, L22 3XA. Telephone 928 3770
Mrs Doreen Whitlow, Flat 7, 1 Bramhall Road, Waterloo Park, Liverpool L22 3XA. Telephone 920 5386/07708581317

Deputy Churchwardens
Mrs Joy Roderick, telephone 474 6162 
Mr Howard Pate, telephone 920 8437

PCC Secretary
Mrs Laura Caddick, telephone 928 6589

Stewardship Recorder and Magazine Editor
Mrs Joan Withey, telephone 0151-928 2936

Mrs Jill McElroy, 4 Allenby Avenue, Crosby, Liverpool L23 0SU. Telephone 928 2082

Magazine Distributor
Mrs Joan Withey

Acting Organist
Mr Stephen Hargreaves, telephone 07939 119220

Sunday School
Mrs Laura Caddick

Child Protection Officer
Mrs Lynne Connolly, telephone 928 6334


Sunday:       9.30 am Parish Eucharist
                    Parade Service (1st Sunday)
Wednesday: 10.30 am Holy Communion


The Parish Bulletin for the current week is posted weekly, together with that for the following week, which is added as soon as it is available. Click on  THIS LINK

St Mary's Choir

The choir is always ready to welcome new members, including children aged 7 and upwards.
Choir Practice Thursdays at 7.30 pm

Sunday School

Sunday School for children aged 3 and upwards meets on Sunday mornings at 9.30 am in the church annexe.
Enquiries to Mrs L. Caddick (928 6589)

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
Each group meets in the church hall:
Rainbows: Tuesday 5 pm
Enquiries to Lynne Connolly (928 6334)
Brownies: Wednesday 6.15 pm
Enquiries to Lynne Connolly (928 6334)
Guides: Thursdays 7.15 pm
Enquiries to Cynthia Johnson (286 8155)

St Mary's Fellowship
Indoor meetings are held on alternate Tuesdays at 2 pm in the church hall. During spring and summer coach outings are arranged.
Enquiries to Secretary, MrCharles Sutherland, telephone 929 8171

Contacts for other groups using St Mary's Hall and Annexe
Sefton Self Help Group: (SSHELP): Mrs Betty Roberts, telephone 924 1459
Talking Newspaper for the Blind: Mrs Joan Withey (928 2936)
Waterloo Churches Badminton Club: Secretary, Mrs B. Parkes (920 5744)

All enquiries for booking of hall and annexe through Lettings Officer:
Mr Bert Whitehead (928 3824)

 For Baptism. Marriage, Confirmation or other matters please ring 0151-928 3342



Follow this link for the full programme of events in the United Benefice.


Summer Scrapbook
Peter Connolly's pictures from the 2008 Summer Children's Holiday Club happenings

St Mary's Guider All at Sea!
Chloe Johnson sails off from Liverpool with the Tall Ships

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

Joint Sunday Schools Summer Party
The jollifications in the vicarage garden at the June 2008 party

Senior Citizens' Christmas dinner

More than seventy more than seventies sit down for Christmas dinner 2007

Joint Sunday Schools Party
The fun and games at the December 2007 party in the Church hall. Santa came too!

The 2007 St Mary's Holiday Club
Pictures by Peter and Lynne Connolly - and words from the 'Holiday Club Rap'!

The Last Night of the Proms' concert
(online September 24th, 2006)

The July 2006 Holiday Club
Four pages of words and pictures (by Joy Roderick, Joan Tudhope and Peter Connolly) of this year's fun and games.

  Showing the Flag
  at Saint Mary's!

   Follow this link for words and
   patriotic pictures from the annual
'Last Night of the Proms - with a 
extravaganza on
   September 22nd, 2007

Sermons from St Mary's
  The text of three sermons preached by Fr Neil at St Mary's.

Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Departed  The form of worship used in the 2004 Memorial Service.

Picture Gallery  Pages of photographs of features of the church (with link to stained glass window gallery, added April 2005)
Church History Page  Outlining the history of St Mary the Virgin, Waterloo Park

The Holiday Club 2004  Pictures of last year's event.

'The Last Night of the Proms' 2004  Pictures and the programme from last year's flag-waving extravaganza!

'Away in a  Manger'  Pictures of the new Christmas crib, installed in December 2005, scenes from its Christmas Eve blessing and at the United Benefice joint service on New Year's Day..

Crowning the 2006 Rose Queen.  Pictures from Katie Linacre's big day at the Patronal Festival.


Go to Saint Faith`s home page

e-mail to: Jill McElroy
e-mail to: Chris Price