Community

Did you know that Methodist churches are interconnected? Churches are grouped locally to form a ‘Circuit’ and ‘Circuits’ are grouped into ‘Districts’.  The ‘Districts’ are all networked together in to the ‘Methodist Connexion’.  West Derby Methodist Church is just a small part of a larger community, and we believe that ‘Community’ is central to everything that the Methodist church does.

We strive to be a part of the community at every level, and do this in various ways:

We run various activities that are open to the whole community, not just church members.

“Chosen Charity” – Woodlands Hospice

Each ‘Church Year’ (September – August), the church chooses a charity to support.  Our gifts from Harvest and Christmas go towards supporting this charity.  This year we are supporting Woodlands Hospice.

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Woodlands Hospice is an independent charity committed to delivering the best possible care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

It aims to improve the quality of life for patients and their carers.

Woodlands is based in North Liverpool and covers a population of 330,000 in North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsley.  You can find more about their work at http://www.woodlandshospice.org.uk

 

Previous charities have included The Bread of Life Primary School in Sierra Leone, Adelaide House, The Circuit Community Lunch which is held at Kensington Methodist Church, CH Trust, CHANNEL, Buckets of Love (Blythswood Care), Zoe’s Place, Teams4U, Action for Children, 1toAnother and The Nazareth Trust, where our previous minister spent some time working at the hospital.  Click on the logo below to read his news!

We have supported all our charities by purchasing much needed items or donating gifts of money.  If you would like us to consider a charity, please contact the church before May of any year.  We cannot guarantee your charity will be chosen, but we do promise to give it serious consideration.

 

Foodbank

“Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.”

We support the work of Foodbank by collecting donations of food, this food is distributed through St Andrew’s Community Network, Roscoe Primary School, Ballantyne Road, Liverpool, L13 9AL on a Friday 10:30am – 2:30pm.

Street Pastors

We support the work of Street Pastors in West Derby and Norris Green.  Whilst our own church members do not currently go out on the street, we have a small team who support in their role as Prayer Pastors.

 

Asda Chaplaincy

We have a team of six people who visit Asda, Norris Green, on a regular basis to offer pastoral help and support.  This team is led by our own minister and is supported by both members of West Derby Methodist Church and members from other churches in our local area.

 

World Vision – Sponsor A Child

For many years the church has sponsored children through World Vision.