A warm welcome to the website of West Derby Methodist Church, we are glad you are here. We are a small, but growing church family, with a big heart, located in the Liverpool suburb of West Derby. We have a busy church life both in and out of our two buildings.
As a church family we are called to:
Love God and love one another
Serve God through serving our community and beyond
Grow in our faith, as followers of Jesus
Tell others about God’s love
*Statement from Liverpool North Central Circuit Regarding the Re-opening of Church Buildings*
On 11th June 2020, the Liverpool North Central Circuit issued a statement regarding the re-opening of church buildings. This statement can be read by either scrolling down this page or clicking here.
We are currently worshipping online on via Zoom on Sunday mornings, and will be doing so until October 2020 at the earliest. You are welcome to join us – please contact Alison (below) for the details.
Our Facebook Page is updated on a regular basis – you do not need a Facebook account to view our page, please vist: West Derby Methodist Facebook Page
We realise that we are facing uncertain and difficult times. Please remember our circuit staff are still available to help and support you through this.
Statement by Liverpool North Central Circuit 18/3 of the Methodist Church of Great Britain
We are aware that the Government is allowing churches in England to re-open for private prayer from 15 June 2020. The Methodist Church has put in place an extensive risk assessment which must be completed in full before a church’s managing trustees are allowed to agree to this. Included within the overall risk assessment is the need to ensure that 1) people can carry out social distancing in a proper manner and 2) that all property can be kept properly sanitised.
We have all heard the stories about the church in Germany where a number of people became infected with COVID-19 during worship. All trustees have a major responsibility to take care of people who enter church premises for any reason, whether for worship or for use by community organisations, as this is a matter of life and death. It is also unlikely that any church would be insured without following the proper risk assessment process and its agreement by all trustees. We are continuing to receive ongoing guidance from the Methodist Church on a national level. However, we are preparing ourselves for the reality that our church buildings are going to look and feel very different for a long time to come.
Liverpool North Central Circuit is committed to take our time in this process and to ensure that we get this right. While this process of risk assessment and implementation of recommendations is underway, our buildings will remain closed to the public without exception and until further notice when our trustees agree that it is safe for them to be re-opened.
Please take the time to explore our Circuit and Church websites to discover how worship, learning, fellowship, service and care are expanding creatively and in new, fresh ways while our buildings have been closed as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Rev. Ian J. K. Hu
11 June 2020
Revd Ian Hu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Twist: email@example.com (Children and Family Worker)