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.
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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 - 11:45am Morning Worship
11am - 11:45am Crèche, Primary & Juniors
11:45am - 12:15pm Refreshment break
12:45pm - 1:30pm Singing Company Practice
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break
1:45pm - 2.30pm YP Band Practice
2.30pm Youth Cell
Monthly at various peoples homes
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 and ages. 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 suite 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!
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 for access to the rest of the building for use of toilets etc.
If you wish to, you can check your children into the crèche which starts in Room GP2 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 between 75-90 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 Ipad, 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 a 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 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 - 12pm
Sunday 10am - 2.30pm
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 3rd in the month
- Lifestyle Club
9:30am - 11:00am Playbox
- Parent & Tots
7:30pm - 9:00pm Songster Practice
7.30pm - 8.45pm Youth Cell (monthly)
9:30am - 11:30am Hope & Crèche
6pm - 7pm Rainbows
6pm - 7:15pm Brownies/Boys Club
7:45pm - 9pm Girl Guides
Vision and Mission Statement
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.
Children's and Youth Ministries
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 their age.
Crèche (Ages 0 - 3)
The Crèche meet together in Room GP2. In Crèche children get a chance to play together under supervision of adults appointed by the Crèche rota.
Please note that there is currently no Crèche. Crèche is due to restart next month.
Primary (Ages 3 - 6)
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 and Becky McGinnigle, 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!
Liverpool Walton Youth Cell (High School - 25 years)
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. There are about 20 members in the Youth Group ranging in age from 12 to 25. 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, social 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.
Kidz Club - Tuesdays - 6pm - 7.15pm
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.
In 1911 the corps was able to purchase the land and demolished the old stable. Plans for a new hall were drawn up and the new hall was built and then opened in the years 1915/16. Additional rooms were added to the new buildings YP Hall in 1925 and an interior renovation took place in 1977.
The building on Walton Road became in need of repair because of age and repeated vandalism. A new building was discussed in the mid 1980's. The new and current building was opened on Cavendish Drive on January 21st 1989 by Comissioner and Mrs J. Read London ICO.
An extension was added to the original build on Cavendish Drive in 2005 and contained facilities for the new Community Centre. The newly extended building and community centre was opened in a dedication ceremony on July 2nd 2005 by Comissioners Keith and Pauline Banks.
- First Sunday School - February 1883
- Liverpool Walton Band - Commissioned 1885
- Liverpool Walton Young Peoples Band - Commissioned 1892
- Liverpool Walton Singing Company - Commissioned around 1900
- Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade - Commissioned 1921
Liverpool Walton, or 'Liverpool 2' as originaly known, was the second Salvation Army Corps to be opened in the City of Liverpool after Liverpool Central Corps or 'Liverpool 1' was opened a few years earlier. At the Salvation Army's peak popularity, Liverpool Walton was one of over 16 Salvation Army centres operating in the City of Liverpool.
Girl's Night Out
On Friday 12th May, Liverpool Walton will be hosting the Salvation Army's Girl's Night Out event. Girl's Night Out is an opportunity for God's Girls to gather from right across North West England and North Wales, for an evening of worship and the word in a relaxed atmosphere.
The event starts at 7.30pm for refreshments and then 8pm for the main event. The guest speaker is Jane Alton from the Salvation Army's William Booth Memorial Training College in London. All are welcome, so you local churches in Liverpool and beyond, bring your girls along...there is no age limit!
Find Girl's Night Out on Facebook and 'like' their page.
Messy Easter - Friday 7th April.
Vintage Tea Afternoon
On Saturday 13th May, Liverpool Walton will be having a Vintage Tea Afternoon in aid of the Salvation Army's Big Collection. We have had 2 of these before which have been excellent. Bring your family along.
More details to come.
Sunday 21st May
On Sunday 21st May, Majors Roger and Noreen Batt (Divional Mission Enablers) will be leading worship here at Liverpool Walton.
Visit of AUS Territorial Youth Band Wednesday 31st May
We are very excited to announce that in May, Liverpool Walton will be hosting the AUS Territorial Youth Band from the Australian Territory of the Salvation Army with special guest Silvie Paladino!
The AUS Territorial Youth Band (B/M Ken Waterworth) is a composite brass band comprising of the most talented young musicians from Salvation Army Bands across Australia. The band will be on a 10 day tour of the UK Territory of the Salvation Army with world renowned singer and award winning West End performer Silvie Paladino. The band consists of about 35 players aged between 15 and 30.
The band will be in concert on Wednesday 31st May. We really hope that you will be able to come along to this fantastic event and hear the message of the gospel through the music played by the young people and sung by Silvie Paladino.
More details to come, so keep updated!
Find AUS Territorial Youth Band on Facebook and 'like' their page.
Visit of Fanfara
On the first weekend of July (1st & 2nd), Liverpool Walton will be hosting Fanfara as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary.
Made up of current and former Salvation Army members, all of Fanfara's players have a passion and a talent for playing brass band music. They come together to rehearse each month, covering a wide range of salvation army and secular music. Fanfara have done numerous concerts around Northern England and in 2013, had their first weekend away at Sunderland Millfield Salvation Army which was a great success.
The band of around 35 people will play in a concert on Saturday 1st of July and participate in worship at Liverpool Walton on Sunday 2nd.
More details to come.
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Young People's Anniversary
YP Anniversary 2017 - Led by Major Kathy Woodhouse
Sunday 9th July
Messy Autumn - Sunday 10th September
Harvest Supper Fellowship - Saturday 30th September
Harvest Festival - Sunday 1st October
Messy Light Night
Messy Light Night - Tuesday 31st October
Toy Service 2017 - In aid of the Salvation Army's Christmas Toy and Gift Appeal 2017
Sunday 3rd November at 10.30am
Community Carol Concert 2017
Community Carol Concert 2017 - A concert capturing the joyous spirit of Christmas through carols, readings, dance, music and traditional nativity - Sunday 10th December
Afternoon Concert - 2.30pm
Evening Concert - 5.30pm
Free tickets will be available from our Community Office in November. More details to come.
Traditional Carol Service
Traditional Corps Carol Service - An evening of classic carols, seasonal readings, and traditional nativity tableau. More details to come.
Sunday 17th December at 4.00pm
Christian Aid 'Light The Way' Vigil
We were very pleased to be part of the Christian Aid #LightTheWay Vigil in the city centre.
Along with other organisations and faith groups we gathered to remember refugees around the world who are displaced from their homes and countries. Shocking to think there are 65 million affected people.
The Band played Christmas music and led the singing of 'All you need is love'.
Liverpool Walton Band at Goodison Park for the Merseyside Derby
The band recently went to play on the pitch at Goodison Park for the Merseyside Derby. Great move, great witness seen by 40,000 people within the stadium and millions around the world.
Stanley Park's Christmas Concert
The band attended the Stanley Park Christmas Concert last week. Here are a few photos
Here at Liverpool Walton we have a committed group of people within our church who will pray for someone as soon as they possibly can. There will always be someone within the building who is willing to pray with you upon request. If you would like the church to pray for you or for a situation you find yourself in, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff or leave a prayer note on the prayer requests notice board in the Prayer Room. Prayers can be left anomalously if you prefer.
Our Prayer Room is open throughout the week during the centres opening times and is a very calm and tranquil place.
Please feel free to use the Prayer Room for quiet reflection and prayer.
Xcel Men's Conference 2016
In November, some of the Liverpool Walton men travelled up to Bradford to the Xcel men's conference at LIFE Church. Great worship from LIFE Worship and Tim Timmons, inspiring talks from Pastor Brian Houston (Hillsong Church) and Pastor Steve Gambil (LIFE Church) and great to be together.
Toy Service and Christmas Jumpers
Another lovely Sunday together. The hall was full (135 people!) and there was a buzz of excitement - and not just because we had our Christmas Jumpers on. In our toy service we gratefully received many gifts. Our Bible thoughts were about the miracle of Jesus coming to be with us, and to be like us. The Children blew up balloons to help us understand this.
We had fun getting all the toys into Santa's workshop. We formed 3 chains of people taking toys from one side of the building to Santa's worskshop on the other side.
And worked hard for our final rehearsal for the Christmas Celebration next week.
Messy Christingle 2016
The Messy Christingle. Packed hall with lots of families hearing the message of Christmas. Great night!
Celebrating Christmas Carol Concerts 2016
Our annual carol concerts went down tremendously yet again this year! The hall was overflowing with over 250 people during both the 2.30pm and 5.30pm concerts.The children did fantastically on stage and we thank the Songsters, Band, Timbrels, Dancers,Singers, technical team and costume crew for making the event truely exciting.
You really can rely on Liverpool people to give generous donations. The 500+ people who came to our carol concerts helped to raise a total of £1300 for our chosen charity Zoë's Place Liverpool! Thank you Zoë's Place for the amazing work you do. We are so glad to be able to support you.
Here are a few photos taken during the concerts. For the full collection, please see the media gallery.
A Big Thank You from Anne Fowler Lifehouse
January Visit to Anne Fowler Life House
Photos from our visit to Ann Fowler Life House this month. Treats, lattes and hot chocolates with motivational discussion quotes for January! Good morning with familiar faces and some new.
Dedication of our newest member
What a fantastic morning, celebrating the dedication of our newest church member. Full hall, wonderful meeting and lovely food afterwards. Thanks for everyone who helped out!
Here are a few photos of the meeting
Follow us on Instagram
Before Christmas we set up an Instagram account for Liverpool Walton. If you haven't already done so, follow us on Instagram and check out our account - salvationarmylw
Welcome to our new Corps Youth Secretary
We had another wonderful Sunday morning as we commissioned out new Corps Youth Secretary (CYS), Chris Longmore. We pray that God will bless him and the Liverpool Walton Youth as he takes on his new role.
Community Centre Courses
The Hub Coffee Shop
The Hub Coffee Shop has been open since 2013 and is run entirely by a group of hard working volunteers. The hub offers a range of reasonably priced snacks, hot and cold beverages and some tasty lunches as well as a listening ear.
The Hub Coffee Shop is open Monday to Thursday (9.00am – 3.00pm)
Please note that The Hub Coffee Shop is only open during term times and therefore is closed throughout all school holidays.
Food Hygiene Rating – 5/5 (Very Good) by Food Standards Agency
Winter Warmer Menu
A warm welcome awaits all students at Liverpool Walton! Liverpool has 3 large universities, University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University. Liverpool also has the City of Liverpool College and LIPA as well as Edge Hill University just down the road in Ormskirk.
At Liverpool Walton we have the privilege of welcoming many students studying in Liverpool to our church each year. We have a fantastic bunch of youth, students and graduates who’d make you feel really welcome.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by phone, email or social media.
IMPORTANT INFORAMTION: Free Sunday dinners easily arranged!!!
At Liverpool Walton, we have a number of agencies and groups who rent our rooms. Ours rooms are available for hire from Monday to Thursday (9.00am - 5.00pm).
To see a map of our building, please scroll to the end of this Room Hire section.
There are buffet options available for all of the rooms below at some extra cost.
To book a room or for more information, please contact Jeanette Griffiths (Community Programme Co-ordinator) by calling our Community Office on 0151 525 4785
Main Worship Hall - ideal for conferences, award ceremonies, school assemblies & productions, examinations and gala/banquet meals etc. The Worship Hall has a large alterable stage and soundproof facilities for children. There is a large Yamaha grand piano, amps for bass guitars and electric accoustic guitars and a drum kit. The AV system is relatively up to date and includes 4 hand-held mics, 2 head-set mics, stage mics and a soundboard for mixing these channels (and channels for PC sound, CD Player, Aux Cable), stage monitors, screen & OHP and white & coloured lighting. There is a Loop system for those with hearing aids. The AV system in the Worship Hall is connected to screens and speakers in the foyer. These can be used or switched off. The Worship Hall costs £30/hour.
Capacity: Theatre Style - 250, Cabaret Style - 100.
Youth Hall - ideal for use as for conferences, a classroom and for childrens activities. There is a servery area through the wall to Kitchen 1. The Youth Hall costs £20/hour.
Capacity: Theatre Style - 80, Cabaret Style - 54.
Community Hall - ideal for conferences, a classroom, a training room and a canteen. There is servery area through the wall to Kitchen 2. The Community Hall costs £20/hour.
Capacity: Theatre Style- 56, Cabaret Style- 40.
IT Suite - Conisists of 11 Lenovo PC's with Windows 10. The room also has a Smart Board with OHP, 2 HP laser jet printers and HP 2 scanners. This room costs £25/hour.
GP2 - ideal for use as a classroom, larger meeting room and training room. GP2 has a sink and worktop area as well as its own private WC. This room costs £20/hour.
Capacity: Theatre Style - 20, Cabaret Style - 12.
GP3 - ideal for use as a classroom, larger meeting room and training room. GP3 has a sink and worktop area as well as its own private WC. This room costs £20/hour.
Capacity: Theatre Style - 20, Cabaret Style - 12.
Small Meeting Room - ideal for small meetings of up to 6 people or a one to one room. This rooms costs £10/hour.
The Lounge - a modern and comfotable setting with sofa seating for 18/22 peoples. The Lounge has 4 large oak coffee tables and a Plasma Screen TV with Freeview and a DVD Player. There is a servery area through the wall to Kitchen 1. This room costs £18/hour.
Car Parking - We have 2 car parks at Liverpool Walton, consisting of 40 spaces, plus plenty of street parking. Car Park A (front of building) has 10 spaces and Car Park B (Back of building), which is shared with the Childrens Centre next door, has 30 spaces. There is disabled parking in both car parks. CCTV cameras cover both car parks. Vehicles are left in the car parks at the owners risk. The Salvation Army will not take responsibility for theft or damage to vehicles.
Meet the people
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