Tuesday, April 5, 2016

'PEARLS' Talk "Safer Families for Children" Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 2pm



Join us at St Hildeburgh's Church Centre 
for a fascinating talk by 

Rachel Ward
about her work with 
'Safe Families  for Children'

The afternoon is hosted by our 
discussion and fellowship group called 


12 April 2016
St Hildeburgh's Church Centre
Stanley Road

Safe Families for Children .....
as an organization originates in the USA and was first established in the UK in the North-East of England.

Safe Families for Children works by bringing together:

  • A safe and friendly temporary home for children
  • Befriending and support for struggling parents
  • Access to useful goods and services

Safe Families for Children is now open for business on Merseyside (with our 100 and counting volunteers) to receive referrals from Liverpool Social Services and offer families in crisis an alternative.

Safe Families for Children has a strong relationship to churches in local communities, which is where it finds most of its volunteers. Safe Families is a very broad-based organisation spanning all the major church denominations and traditions – Anglican, Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Reformed etc. Safe Families’ patron is the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Rev Justin Welby.

Mothers' Union: Lady Day at St Hildeburgh's Church, 4 April 2016

It was good to welcome 
a great many members of the  
Mothers' Union 
from around the district to 
St Hildeburgh's Parish Church in Hoylake 
Monday 4 April 2016
for a special 
'Lady Day Service'

St Hildeburgh's has just found a branch of this amazing organization, following an absence of some years.

Pictured are members of 
St Hildeburgh's Mothers' Union 
making a symbolic 
offering of flowers 
as a symbol 
of re-dedication

The service was uplifting and it was good to welcome members of branches from around Wirral. 


Refreshments were 
served in the 
St Hildeburgh's 
Church Centre, 
following the service.

Why not contact St Hildeburgh's 
and find out more about the 
Mother's Union and membership?

More about the Mothers' Union:

The Mothers' Union ...  
is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.

It is working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.

The aims and objectives of the Mothers' Union are:

  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity

Monday, April 4, 2016

God of Judgement? God of Mercy? 'OPEN WORSHIP', Sunday 10 April 2016

Join us for
St Hildeburgh's Church Centre
10 April 2016

Our theme will be ....

Discussion, Scripture, Worship Songs & Prayer
Watch the trailer for details:

Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Fantastic time at Messy Church, April 2016!

We all had a  
time at 
Messy Church 
April 2016!

The theme was 'New Beginnings & God's Creatures'. Over 100 people shared worship with lively songs, craft activities, games, make your own pudding ... and all rounded off with a hot meal. WOW!

Join us for next Messy Church!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Rev Paul's Message for April 2016

HOW quickly time moves on! We have just celebrated the greatest and most important festival of all, the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Alleluia, he is risen!

The season of Easter is a great time to look back and reflect on all the blessings that we as a church community have been given. The Easter service was full of fantastic music and all credit to Rob and the choir who led our worship so beautifully both on Easter Day and through Holy Week.

The flowers, the lovely new banners all played a part in making Easter special. It is of course people that make a church through their commitment and dedication to use their gifts to the glory of God. It’s also the people who come to our services that say something about how God has blessed us in the work we have done and are doing for our congregation and community.

WHEN Mary and the other women walked together to anoint the body of Jesus, little did they know what to expect when they arrived at the tomb. No stone! No Jesus! Rather they found two angels who told them he was risen and to go and tell the others the good news. This encounter set off a series of events that eventually led to many others becoming witnesses to the resurrection.

I wonder what are the signs of the resurrection at St Hildeburgh’s? I wonder do local people witness us changing? Sometimes as we change it can feel much more like Good Friday as we become more open, more available more accepting and of course more loving.

James 1:17: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."

MY reflection over Holy Week has been to think of the cost of serving Christ in our generation. We are called to be a little more like Jesus who challenged some of the rules and practices of his day.

Jesus was about accepting all people, no matter what age, gender, colour or creed they were, all were welcome. In our church life we have to be flexible in all things and adapt our worship in a way that keeps our tradition but never excludes anyone. I know we have made changes and include a lot more modern worship songs but we also continue to celebrate and sing the old favourites. There is room for both and we must find that level of generosity in our hearts as we continue to be God’s people in our generation.

Luke 6-37-38: "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you."

As we continue through the season of Easter I would ask your prayers for all God’s people, for peace and justice in our world. To pray for the many initiatives of the past few years, especially our children’s work, the school and head teacher, Messy Church and all who help with Voyagers. Please pray for the Soup and Sandwich lunch and those who help; also our Bacon Butty morning, and our services for carers and nursing homes.

Finally, to pray for our ministry team and Parochial Church Council and all involved in the work of the Gospel.

Your friend, Rev’d PAUL
Eastertide 2016