Weekly Notices 22nd April 2018


The flowers today are kindly given by Muriel Gibson in memory of loved ones.


It is with sadness we announce the death on Thursday, 12th April of Sylvia Bradshaw. Sylvia and her husband Neville attended church regularly until Sylvia’s illness prevented them from coming.  A service of thanksgiving for Sylvia’s life took place on Friday, 20th April in church.

 A reminder that Eileen Evans’ funeral will take place at Landican at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 27th April followed by a Service of Thanksgiving here at 12 noon.


The next coffee morning is on Monday, 23rd April at 10.30 a.m. in the Hilda Shore Room.  All welcome.

Arthur Kilshaw


A men’s get together is planned at Wetherspoons (The Dee Hotel) on Tuesday, 24th April from 12.30 to 2 p.m.  All welcome – whether you attend West Kirby Methodist Church or are coming as a friend.  No need to sign up – just come along.  Contact Dirk (07847 039 533) or Graham Gladden for further details.


This event will be taking place at West Kirby United Reformed Church on Tuesday, 24th April from 7.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m.  The workshop will offer practical guidance for parents of children between 8 and 18 on the content of phones, websites, filters and digital dangers. Tickets £3. To find out more see posters in foyer and to book a place contact thepgworkship.com


A reminder that each Wednesday at 1 p.m. a short act of worship takes place at Thingwall.  On the 25th April Emma Sofayo (one of the Circuit Children’s Workers) will be leading a meditative/contemplative service.  All very welcome.  Come earlier and bring a packed lunch.  Details of services over the coming months are on the poster on the noticeboard.


T4U is the new charity which the Wirral Shoe Box Appeal is now connected to. They will be holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 25th April at The Women’s Institute in Thornton Hough from 10.30 to 12 noon. The organiser of T4U is Dave Cook who was the originator the Shoe Box Appeal 27 years ago.  The advantages of joining with this charity are they accept chocolate, home stuffed toys, bubbles and liquids of any volume plus playing cards.  Suggested donations to each shoe box is £2.50 not £5.  They would like to provide home boxes for a family and baby boxes.

T4U would also like to install hand-washing facilities in a school of 800 pupils as well as improving the quality of their lives.

If you would like to come to this Coffee Morning then lifts can be arranged  - please speak to Veronica Ward.

Please note that because of this coffee morning there will be NO craft morning here on Wednesday, 25th April.


A three course lunch for Methodist ladies is to be held on Wednesday, 25th April at 12 noon at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. The speaker will be Mr Roy Taylor and his amusing talk is entitled “To Travel Gleefully”.  If you would like to come please speak to Jill Cumming. Tickets cost £15.


The next meeting is on Thursday, 26th April at 2.30 p.m. in the Hilda Shore Room.  The speaker will be Rod Tann who will be talking about the Wirral Society.


You are invited to a Syrian Evening, celebrating Syrian culture, food and music with stories of the journey on Saturday, 28th April from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. at St. Agnes’ Church Hall.  The evening is being organised by St. Agnes’ Justice & Peace Group and Rasha Yousseff, a Syrian archaeologist who is now settled in the UK and working for refugees in the Wirral/South Manchester area.  Tickets including food are £3.  Children and unwaged free.  Please contact Margaret Smith on 0151 678 6201 or Anna Gibson 0151 625 4359 for more information and tickets.

Carole Barnett


A special Circuit Service to dedicate the Easter Offering takes place here at West Kirby at 6.30 p.m. next Sunday, 29th April.  The preacher will be Rev Sheila Prest.  It is hoped a good number from our church will come and support this service.


An extraordinary meeting of Church Council will be held on Thursday, 3rd May at 7.30 a.m. to discuss the issues  raised at last Sunday’s Annual Church Meeting concerning the heating in church and the future use of our building.  This is an open meeting but only members of Church Council may vote on any matters.


There will be a half hour service at The Dales on Friday, 4th May at 2 p.m.  Come and anticipate the Ascension.

John Barnett


The Circuit Revival Month is here again.  This time we will gather for worship at the Greasby Centre, Greasby Road, CH49 3AT on Saturday, 12th May from 7.30 p.m.  The theme is “Who is this Jesus?”  (John 14:6)

Worship will involve:

-          Praise, celebration and testimonials. A musical band will lead.

-          Preaching the Gospel. Marcus Torchon will be the preacher.

-          Prayer invitation and response. We will pray for each other.

What precisely is required of Group 4 (West Kirby, Greasby & Irby)?  You simply need to advertise it, spread the word, come along and bring a friend and be prepared to worship in a strange place.

Marcus Torchon  (Evangelism Team)