ON Monday 8th January a group from St Bride's went to Picturehouse @ FACT on Wood Street to see this film. Jackie O' Carroll offers her reflection:Read More
LAST DECEMBER, as part of our Advent theme on Journeys, we heard the story of Margaret, a former Commonwealth sportswoman from Uganda seeking asylum in Liverpool. This year we celebrated with her and her partner Lydia as they won the right to remain in the UK and be together.Read More
Posh Advent calendars. They're a real thing this year - our Rector Miranda Threlfall-Holmes writes:
I'm old enough to remember when you couldn't even get chocolate in a Advent calendar, just either a Christmassy picture behind each window, or a Bible quotation. Chocolate started a few years too late for my childhood, but hell yeah. And then, silently but surely, posh Advent calendars have developed as a thing.
So, you’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and maybe had a little left over for Giving Tuesday? Let’s not forget that December is a marathon, not a sprint. It may be the ‘most wonderful time of year’ for some, it can also be the most expensive and challenging time of the year for many, writes Kieran Bohan. chaplain with Liverpool YMCA.Read More
One of St Brides’ congregation, Lynn McAllister, took part in Amos Trust’s Just Walk to Jerusalem this year, in which a group of people walked from London to Jerusalem to apologise for the consequences of the Balfour Declaration for the Palestinians.Read More
On September 11, 2017, sixteen years after the devastating terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center, an article appeared online about its first recorded victim, which asked: 'Could Father Mychal Judge Be the First Gay Saint?' Father Mychal Judge was a little-known Franciscan friar ministering humbly to the disenfranchised and unloved on the streets of New York City... until September 11, 2001, when he suddenly became a global figure.Read More
AT the monthly communion service in August hosted by Open Table, (OT), an ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA), the Bishop of Liverpool, Rt Revd Paul Bayes, gave a reflection on 'a story of increasing love and boundaries crossed'.Read More
THESE were the courageous words of the keynote speaker at this year's annual conference of Quest, which offers pastoral support for LGBT Catholics in the UK, writes Kieran, one of our Local Missional Leaders.
Sister Jeannine Gramick has cared and campaigned for the LGBT community in the USA since 1971, two years before Quest was founded.Read More
THIS WEEKEND the Bishop of Liverpool, Rt Revd Paul Bayes, will join the celebration of Open Table, an ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) and all who seek a more inclusive Church.Read More
This is a story written by Claire, a member of our Open Table community, which features in the Writing on the Wall anthology, What's Your World Pride Story? which will be launched at Liverpool Pride on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July.
It may have two cathedrals on a street called Hope but I never expected to find God in Liverpool!Read More
Whether you love it or hate it (or somewhere in between), the Bible is central to our faith. This month, four different speakers will explore why their favourite Bible passages are important to them. On July 9th, Mark Waters from our sister church St Dunstan's, reflected on some texts from Isaiah which anticipate the life of Jesus and show that the Christ event was already active, long before Jesus was born. This challenges received ideas about Christianity.Read More
Over 11 days between 26th May and 5th June, our churchwarden Dave Bradley walked the 134 miles of the North Wales Pilgrim Way. The Way visits many sites of historic interest or with spiritual associations, such as ancient pilgrim churches, holy wells and even a 4000 year old yew tree.Read More
On Monday 8th May The Kinematic - a cinema arts collective - hosted their first pop-up cinema event at St Bride’s Church. Tickets for the screening sold out within 24 hours - Alex from Kinematic writes about their experience of the event.Read More
Jonathan Clatworthy, Honorary Assistant Priest at St Bride's and former General Secretary of Modern Church, is leading our new series of gatherings on the fourth Sunday evening each month. This series of talks and discussions in the context of a Communion service & pizza is exploring 'What's so special about religion?' Jonathan gave us the final instalment last Sunday reflecting on 'What's so special about Christianity?'. The following is an extract from this reflection.Read More
Our student chaplaincy intern PJ writes: On Sunday 2nd April, as part of the 2017 Global Greens Congress in Liverpool, I arranged a service at St Bride's examining environmental issues from a fairness and justice point of view.Read More