Pastoral Care


We are a friendly welcoming Church community that cares for its family.  We have a team of 30 caring Pastoral Visitors who keep in touch with their groups and offer a listening ear when needed.

 
If you, or anyone you know needs to discuss a matter of personal concern then the Rev Kim Goh (at home: 0151 739 8525 or at the office: 0151 625 3224) will be happy to hear from you.



Our calling

The calling of our Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission within the community of West Kirby and beyond.

We do this through:

 
WORSHIP; LEARNING & CARING; SERVICE; EVANGELISM
 
(A detailed statement can be seen in our Mission Statement.)  



Organisation

West Kirby Methodist Church is part of The Wirral Circuit that was formed on 1st September 2009 in the Liverpool District of the Methodist Church of Great Britain. The circuit covers the whole of the Wirral peninsula in North West England. West Kirby is a small town of about 17,000 persons situated on the North West coast of the peninsula overlooking the Dee estuary.

The Rev'd Sheryl Anderson is Chair of the Liverpool Methodist District of The Methodist Church.




A Brief History

The present church was opened on 26th April 1904 extending from the school chapel next door, which had been built in 1889. Prior to that, Methodists in West Kirby had met in rooms in Tynwald Hall, above what is now Thorntons in The Crescent.

 
Additions were made in 1945 by the purchase of 25 Westbourne Road and in 1971 by the building of the Hilda Shore complex, while in 1997 a new foyer provided a spacious welcoming place. The church has also been enhanced by many gifts, including stained glass windows and an excellent organ. In 1963 the members of Eaton Road Chapel united with the congregation here, in Westbourne Road, as did those of Newton in 1971.
 
These buildings have been and still are home to fellowship, youth and community groups, whilst the Royal Air Force maintains a connection which began in 1948. The buildings may have changed over the years but the welcome is still as warm.

If you would like to read more about our history and the church windows, please click here.