Welcome to The Salvation Army Liverpool Walton. Through the Love of Christ, a place of Inclusion, Identity and Connection. This church in your community is here for you.
Where we are
0151 525 4785
The Salvation Army works with some of the most vulnerable people in society. As we face the worst public health crisis in our lifetime, people on the margins need us now more than ever.
From running food banks and checking up on people who live alone, to offering counselling and supporting NHS isolation units, Salvation Army churches all over the country are responding to the crisis in dozens of different ways.
Please visit the Liverpool Walton JustGiving page and donate what you can. Help us support as many people as possible.
We've been trying our absolute best to keep Sunday Worship going during COVID-19 and so have moved our meetings online. These will be available as premieres on our YouTube Channel at 10.30am each Sunday. Our YouTube Channel can be reached through this link https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSalvationArmyLiverpoolWalton
Below are all of our online services to date:
Pentecost Sunday - Sunday 31st May - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH--ugzxJSs
Sunday 24th May - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy2eKptwm2k&t
Sunday 17th May - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSFAOJqPgbM
Candidates Sunday - Sunday 10th May - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p765qcv6NYQ&t
Sunday 3rd May - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSjl0DHGW80&t
Sunday 26th April - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeEzfetL0V0&t
Sunday 19th April - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ME2Dx0L2Y
Easter Sunday Service - Sunday 12th April - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJauOHsqulk
Good Friday Service - Friday 10th April - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g38OGwCqzPc
Sunday 5th April - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4l0sdR1QTo
Sunday 29th March - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF_uARncsYQ
Keep and eye out on our social media and this website for the weekly announcement of the YouTube link for each new online service.
We would like to say a big thanks to our church leaders, our media team and anyone else who helps out with these online services for their dedication and commitment.
Our building is open from 10am - 2.30pm on Sundays
(Please scroll past 'Our Programme' for more detailed info about our Sunday meetings and activities)
10:30am - 12:00pm Morning Worship
11am - 12:00pm Crèche, Primary & Juniors
12:00pm - 1:00pm Refreshments
12:45pm - 1:30pm Singing Company Practice
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break
1:45pm - 2.30pm YP Band Practice
2.30pm - 4.30pm Youth Cell
1st Sunday of each month
Monthly at various peoples homes or parks around the city
About Our Meetings
At Liverpool Walton, our services (or meetings as we call them) attract a wide and diverse mix of people from many different backgrounds, ages and walks of life. Our church is full of friendly, loving faces who’d love to say a big hello. We guarantee a very warm welcome!
Our worship style is aimed to suit all ages, with some traditional hymns, some traditional Salvation Army songs and some much more modern and recent worship. We like to have a mix of lively and reflective. We want our worship to be relevant.
We also have a section in our meetings, KidsZone, designed to engage the kids in family worship. This section involves kids taking to the stage and taking part in practical challenges with a biblical thought.
We love noise at Liverpool Walton, you don’t have to whisper in our church!
Our church is for everyone, no matter what age you are or what background you come from. Why not come and check us out, we would love to see you!
This room is specially designed for mums and dads to take their younger children to during our meetings so they can enjoy the meeting whilst attending to the needs of their children.
The Parenting Room is located at the back of our Main Worship Hall.
There are toys for children to play with in the Parenting Room which is (almost) completely soundproof. The room has a shaded window and its own speaker (with adjustable volume control for when children are asleep) so that everything going on in the main meeting can be seen and heard in the Parenting Room. There is a door on the other side of the room to a corridor for access to the rest of the building for use of toilets etc. If you're interested in using this room, just ask someone from the Welcome Team and they'll guide you in the right direction.
If you wish to, you can check your children into the crèche which starts in the Hub Coffee Shop at around 11am when the other kids activities start. Feel free to then sit in for the rest of the meeting.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the meeting go on for?
Our meetings usually last about 90 minutes.
What do I wear to church?
Come as you are; wear whatever you are most comfortable in. Bring a Bible if you have one. If you don’t, we have loads of Bibles you can borrow in the Main Worship Hall. You could download the Bible App on your smart phone, we highly recommend it! Feel free to bring a note pad and pen to take notes if you like. We often use technology for interatctive slots in our meetings so feel free to bring your iPads, tablets and smart phones.
What time should I get to church?
About 15 minutes before the meeting starts would be a great time so you can park your car, find your seats, have a chat and visit the toilets etc.
Where do I sit?
Anywhere you like! We have a wonderful Welcome team who would help you to find the seat you are most comfortable in.
Are there kid’s activities during the meetings?
Yes, we have activities that start at 11am. Kids will be led out of the main meeting by our Young Peoples Team during a song. Please see the ‘Childrens and Youth Ministries’ section for more info about our kids’ activities.
Do I have to pay to come to church?
There is no cost to attend church. There is an offering collection during our meetings but this is free-will. No one has to give; you are welcome to let the collection plate pass you.
Do you have disabled parking and seating?
We do have disabled parking spaces in both of our car parks but we cannot guarantee that they all be available. As for seating, give us a call and we will reserve a space for you.
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 12.30pm
Sunday: 10am - 2.30pm
This section mainly shows events and groups throughout the week that are run entirely by our church. There are many more groups and adult education classes etc on in the week that are run by different agencies and services. For more information please call our Community Office on 0151 525 4785.
12:00pm - 2:00pm Home League
7:30pm Ladies Fellowship
3rd Monday in the month
6pm - 7:15pm Kidz Club
7:30pm Bible Study
8:15pm - 10pm Band Practice
9:30am - 11:00am Playbox
Parent & Tots
7:30pm - 9pm Body & Soul - 1st and last in the month
9:30am - 11:00am Playbox
Parent & Tots
7:30pm - 9:15pm Songster Practice
7.30pm - 9.00pm Youth Cell
3rd Thursday of each month
9:30am - 11:30am Hope & Crèche
6pm - 7pm Rainbows
6pm - 7:15pm Brownies & Boys Club
7:45pm - 9pm Girl Guides
8.00pm - 10.00pm Fanfara Practice
2nd Friday of each month
Corps Vision Statement
Through the Love of Christ, a place of Inclusion, Identity and Connection.
Corps Mission Statement
We seek to be transformed and empowered by Christ so that we can offer hope and change.
Therefore, regardless of race, creed, colour, gender or age:
We want our Worship to be spirit filled, relevant, inclusive, contemporary and participatory.
In our Discipleship, we seek a deeper sense of God’s presence and a focused, intense prayer-life.
Through our Evangelism, we will offer opportunities to discover and enhance a personal relationship with Christ.
Through Fellowship, we want to participate in people’s lives, working through developed relationships.
Our Ministry, will be integrated so that all we do will be based on serving God and serving others and we will be confident in God’s ability to work in us, through us and amongst us.
On Sundays when kid's activities start, children will be led out of the main meeting by our Young Peoples' Team during a song at around 11am. The children split into their groups depending on school year.
CRÈCHE (AGES 0 - 3)
The Crèche meet together in the foyer. Children in the Crèche get a chance to play together under supervision of adults whilst the rest of the church listen to the message from our Church Leaders. Whats happening in the meeting can be heard in the foyer through the tannoy system and seen through TV's. Adults supervising the children rotate sessions on a monthly rota.
PRIMARY (AGES 3 - 7)
The Primary meet in Room GP3. They are a very valuable part of our church family at Liverpool Walton. Under the leadership of Margaret Lacey, Becky McGinnigle, Janet Wills, Lorna Richardson and an amazing group of helpers, the Primary enjoy hearing stories about Jesus, craft and playing games. The primary sometimes present items to the adults at Christmas and Easter and often take part in the main meetings ‘Kids Zone’.
JUNIORS (AGES 7 - 11)
The Juniors meet each week in the Community Hall. Led by Young Peoples Sergeant Major (YPSM) Sylvia Wills and assisted by a great team of YP Workers, the Juniors like to sing and dance, listen to stories from the Bible, make things, take on challenges, play games and love making a mess!
GAP (AGES 11 - 13)
GAP is our group for our early high schoolers. They meet in Room GP2 and are under the leadership of various members of the congregation who are asked to take a session. Here, they take a look at their faith and the bible in a slightly more indepth way.
YOUTH AT LWSA (AGES 11 - 18)
The Liverpool Walton Youth is a group of passionate young people with strong and courageous faith under the leadership of Corps Youth Secretary (CYS) Chris Longmore. When all together, there are about 35 members in the Youth Group. The youth meet for social time at 2.30pm on Sundays once a month in The Lounge and at 7.30pm on Thursdays once a month for Bible Study in Room GP2. Social time on Sundays usually involves pizza, socialising and a short thought. Bible Study on Thursdays usually helps the youth to look deeper into their faith and their lives as Christian's using published resources, all with coffee, tea, donuts and cake.
YA is our group for young adults in university, apprenticeships and moving into their first jobs. Becomeing an adult bring new challenges in life and here they support one another and explore how their faith can help them in this new era.
Are you or your kids aged 4 - 11 years olds? Then Kidz Klub is for you! Join us for bible stories, drama, games, songs, prizes, fun and mess.
Tuesdays - 6pm - 7.15pm (Term times only) here at The Salvation Army Liverpool Walton for £1
HISTORY OF THE SALVATION ARMY LIVERPOOL WALTON
The Salvation Army Liverpool Walton was founded in March 1881. On Sunday March 27th 1881 Captain Josiah Taylor, aged 25, opened Salvation Army Corps No. 187, then known as 'Liverpool 2', and conducted the first meeting in a converted stable on Walton Road. The corps rented the former stable from 1881 until 1890 when they moved to a larger converted stable on Dane Street. The corps remained on Dane Street for 5 years and then moved back to Walton Road in 1895. Below is the only known photo which exists of the original Liverpool Walton building on Walton Road, which was used for 30 years. The photo was taken in 1911, just before it was demolished.