What's so special about Christianity?

What's so special about Christianity?

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.

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What's so special about the Bible?

What's so special about the Bible?

Jonathan Clatworthy from St Bride's and 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 third instalment last Sunday reflecting on 'What's so special about the Bible?'. 

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Former Commonwealth sportswoman from Uganda seeking asylum in Liverpool

Former Commonwealth sportswoman from Uganda seeking asylum in Liverpool

THIS ADVENT we have been reflecting on the theme of journeys, and hearing each week from members of our community.

On Sunday 11th December we heard a reflection from Margaret Nankabirwa, a former Commonwealth Games competitor from Uganda, who first came to Hope+ Food Bank in autumn 2015 with her partner Lydia. Together they are seeking asylum in the UK because their lives would be at risk if they return to Uganda.

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World AIDS Day reflection

World AIDS Day reflection

ON SUNDAY 27th November in our morning service we commemorated World AIDS Day - the global health awareness campaign to combat HIV, support people living with the virus and honour people who have died. Our church was decorated with red candles and ribbons for the occasion, and we heard a moving personal reflection from Martin Fenerty, manager of the Armistead Centre, a specialist sexual health service in Liverpool, on the theme of this year's campaign: 'HIV stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong'.

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Can liberals embrace the Growth Agenda? Part 3 of 3

Can liberals embrace the Growth Agenda? Part 3 of 3

by Guy Elsmore - Originally posted on modernchurch.org.uk

The future Church


We often ask ourselves: ‘Does the church have a future?’ The trouble with that question is that it is rooted in the baggage of the existing institution and hence it is a philosophically conservative question. Perhaps the liberal paradigm might cause us to ask a far more exciting one: ‘Does the future have a church?’

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Somewhere under the rainbow - Messages of love, thanks, wishes and prayers from Liverpool Pride

Somewhere under the rainbow - Messages of love, thanks, wishes and prayers from Liverpool Pride

KIERAN, one of our Local Missional Leaders with the Open Table ecumenical worship community for LGBTQIA+ Christians, writes:


The last two posts have told the experiences of members of the  at this year's Liverpool Pride - Jen's first experience of walking with a Christian group in a Pride march, and Richard's experience of being on the Pride community stall. This post was inspired by the words of the visitors to the Open Table stall who left messages of love and thanks, wishes and prayers.

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Sharing the Open Table at Liverpool Pride

Sharing the Open Table at Liverpool Pride

THIS IS a guest post by Richard Bibby-Brooke, a member of Open Table at St Bride's Liverpool, who writes about being on our community stall at Liverpool Pride for the first time:


When I offered to help look after the Open Table community stall at Liverpool Pride this year, I did not expect the experience to be quite so enriching and educational as it turned out to be.

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