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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.

What's On

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Sundays

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)

Our Programme

  • 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 

    • 1st Sunday of each month

  • CORPS FELLOWSHIP

    • 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, 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! 

 

Parenting Room

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 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 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 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 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 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. 

Weekdays

Our Hours

Monday - Thursday       9am - 4pm

Friday                         9am - 12.30pm

Saturday                                   Closed

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 as well as these ones. For more information please call our Community Office on 0151 525 4785. 

 

  • Monday

    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Home League
    • 7:30pm Ladies Fellowship
      • 3rd Monday in the month
  • Tuesday

    • 6pm - 7:15pm Kidz Club
    • 7:30pm Bible Study
    • 8:15pm - 10pm Band Practice
  • Wednesday

    • 9:30am - 11:00am Playbox
      • Parent & Tots
    • 7:30pm - 9pm Body & Soul - 1st and last in the month
      • Lifestyle Club
  • Thursday

    • 9:30am - 11:00am Playbox
      • Parent & Tots
    • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Songster Practice
    • 7.30pm - 8.45pm Youth Cell
    • 3rd Thursday of each month

  • Friday

    • 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 the Hub Coffee Shop. Under the leadership of Julie Ferns-Morgan, 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. Adults supervising the children rotate sessions on a monthly rota. 

 

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 Klub

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

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. These new facilities included, a new main entrance and foyer, new general purpose rooms, a second community hall, extra offices, a second and larger kitchen and an IT Suite. The original 1989 part of the building was also rennovated inside at this time. This involved turning the main worship hall around from its orignal length ways, to its present width ways and a general facelift to the rest of the building. 

The newly extended building and community centre was opened in a dedication ceremony on July 2nd 2005 by Comissioners Keith and Pauline Banks.  

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Dates

  • 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', was the second Salvation Army Corps to be opened in the City of Liverpool after Liverpool Toxteth Corps or 'Liverpool 1' was opened in 1879. At the Salvation Army's peak popularity, Liverpool Walton was one of over 20 Salvation Army's in the City of Liverpool. 

 

​History of The Salvation Army in Liverpool

The Salvation Army itself was founded in 1865 in East London. The Salvation Army became active in Liverpool in 1879 when the first corps (church), Liverpool Toxteth (also known as ‘Liverpool 1’), was opened. Archives from The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre in London have shown that at The Salvation Army’s peak popularity in the early 1900’s, there was a total of 20 Salvation Army corps in Liverpool alone!

The corps were Liverpool Toxteth (1), Liverpool Walton (2), Liverpool Bootle (3), Liverpool Beacon (4), Liverpool Roscommon, later renamed Liverpool China Street (5), Liverpool Temple, later renamed Liverpool Congress Hall (6), Liverpool Seaforth (7), Liverpool Toxteth Park, later renamed Liverpool Dingle (8), Liverpool Kensington (9), Liverpool Waterloo (10), Liverpool Edge Hill, also known as Liverpool Wavertree (11), Liverpool Garston (12), Liverpool Old Swan (13), Liverpool Aintree (14), Liverpool Clubmoor (15) and Liverpool Tuebrook (16). After the 1920’s The Salvation Army stopped naming corps using numbers and so the last four corps to open only had area names. They were Liverpool Speke, Liverpool Belle Vale, Liverpool Childwall Valley and Liverpool Stoneycroft.

Each corps in the city differed. Liverpool Temple/Liverpool Congress Hall was the most central corps in the city and opened in 1883. Being right in the heart of Liverpool it was often unofficially referred to as Liverpool Central Corps. It was a very large corps which also, for some time, held the Liverpool and North Wales Divisional Headquaters. However, when living space in the suburbs became cheaper, people moved out of the city centre. This led to the corps becoming smaller. In the end, because of its facilities and sheer size (originally being a music hall with a 1000+ seater auditorium and a skating rink), Liverpool Congress Hall was used as a meeting place for huge divisional/regional Salvation Army events where hundreds of people from corps all over the Liverpool and North Wales Division, as it was known back then, would meet for special services and events like Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas and Youth Councils etc.

The Salvation Army in Liverpool also has an extensive and very impressive history of social work.

Many hostels were opened in the city like Ann Fowler House Women’s Hostel and Norton Street Men’s Hostel. The Salvation Army also opened children’s homes like Strawberry Field which was made famous by the Beatles. We also ran retirement homes such as Mary Fowler Eventide Home and the Oriel/Irlam Road Eventide Home in Bootle and had women’s hospitals and homes such as the Elmswood Maternity Hospital and Cradlehurst Home for Mothers and Infants/Chesterfield House. Social centres such as Park Lane and Great George Square Men’s Social Services Building were also being run by The Salvation Army. From the 1940’s The Salvation Army even had a hotel and tearooms in Liverpool.

The Salvation Army continues to work in the great City of Liverpool today through its church & community centres, charity shops and its Lifehouses. Today Liverpool Walton, Liverpool Stoneycroft, Liverpool Valley and Liverpool Bootle Corps are still very active in serving the city. There is also the Ann Fowler Lifehouse, Darbyshire Lifehouse and Green Lane Lifehouse helping those in need.  There is also a Salvation Army charity shop within the Liverpool Bootle building. The Salvation Army will also be reopening Strawberry Field to the public where there will be a new centre featuring a training centre for young people with special educational needs, and a new exhibition space dedicated to the story of the place. Check it out using the link below. http://strawberryfieldliverpool.com/

 

Over the years there have been corps in the following locations:

  • Liverpool I (Liverpool Toxteth), Park Place, Toxteth, opened 1879.
  • Liverpool II (Liverpool Walton), Walton Road, Walton, opened 1881. Corps located on Cavendish Drive, Walton as of January 1989.
  • Liverpool III (Liverpool Bootle), Stanley Road, Bootle, opened 1881.
  • Liverpool IV (Liverpool Beacon), Breck Road, Everton, opened 1881 and closed in 2006.
  • Liverpool V (Liverpool Roscommon), China Street, Everton, opened 1881. The corps was renamed Liverpool China Street a few years after its opening.
  • Liverpool VI (Liverpool Temple), Pembroke Place, Liverpool City Centre, opened in 1883. The corps was renamed Liverpool Congress Hall and was also unofficially known as Liverpool Central Corps. A large office block now stands in the corps place.
  • Liverpool VII (Liverpool Seaforth), location unknown, Seaforth, opened in 1888.
  • Liverpool VIII (Liverpool Toxteth Park), Park Road, Dingle, opened in 1889. The corps was renamed Liverpool Dingle later on.
  • Liverpool IX (Liverpool Kensington), Coleridge Street, Kensington, opened in 1899. Now the home to Elim Church Kensington. 
  • Liverpool X (Liverpool Waterloo), location unknown, Waterloo, opened 1891.
  • Liverpool XI (Liverpool Edge Hill), Earle Road, Wavertree, opened in 1892. Also known at one point as Liverpool Wavertree Corps.
  • Liverpool XII (Liverpool Garston), Woolton Road, Garston, opened in 1902.
  • Liverpool XIII (Liverpool Old Swan), Prescot Road, Old Swan, opened in 1902.
  • Liverpool XIV (Liverpool Aintree), Longmoor Lane, Aintree, opened in 1904.
  • Liverpool XV (Liverpool Clubmoor), Daneville Road, Clubmoor, opened in 1907 and closed in 2006.
  • Liverpool XVI (Liverpool Tuebrook), location unknown, Tuebrook, opened in 1929.
  • Liverpool XVII (Liverpool Speke), location unknown, Speke, opened in 1959.
  • Liverpool XVIII (Liverpool Belle Vale), Mildenhall Road, Childwall, opened in 1961.
  • Liverpool XIX (Liverpool Childwall Valley), Mildenhall Road, Childwall, opened in 1974.
  • Liverpool XX (Liverpool Stoneycroft), Prescot Road, Old Swan.

There are also records at The Salvation Army's International Heritage Centre of there being a Liverpool Stancombe Corps, opening in 1909, a Liverpool Knotty Ash Corps and a Liverpool Breckfield Corps, but little is known about where these corps were located, the year in which they opened or how long they were around for.

There was also a small corps in Kirkby, however this didn't bare a Liverpool name or number as Kirkby wasn't considered part of the City of Liverpool at the time of opening.

Other nearby corps included:

  • Birkenhead I (Birkenhead Central), Wesley Street, Birkenhead, opened 1881. Now located on Vincent Street in Birkenhead Town Centre.
  • Birkenhead II (Birkenhead North), Brook Street, Birkenhead, opened 1882.
  • Moreton, Barnston Lane, Moreton.
  • New Ferry, Back New Chester Road, New Ferry.
  • Rock ferry, Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, opened 1882.
  • Wallasey, Poulton Road, Wallasey.

 

Events

The Alpha Course

Every Tuesday from 12th September til 7th November

 

Got questions about life? Explore life, faith and meaning. The Alpha course introduces the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. You are welcome to come along on Tuesday 11th September at 7:15pm for a light supper and in good company have ... "an opportunity to explore the meaning of life". For more information call 0151 525 4785.

 

BE

Do you need some good wisdom and inspiration for September and the coming months?? Then 'BE' is just for you. Come along and watch a great message with good coffee, croissants and conversation.

 

Harvest Weekend

Our Harvest Weekend will this year kick off with a supper with a barn dance and live Keilidh Band, followed by a Harvest Celebration on the Sunday. The weekend will be led my our Divisional Commander, Roger Batt and our Divisional Leader for Leader Development, Noreen Batt. 

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October

 

Christmas Toy Service

Toy Service in Aid of The Salvation Army's Gift and Toy Appeal

Sunday 9th December 2018, 10.30am

 

Community Carol Concert

A concert capturing the joyous spirit of Christmas through carols, readings, dance, music and traditional nativity. 

Afternoon Concert - 2.30pm

Evening Concert - 5.30pm 

Sunday 16th December 2018 

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 23rd December 2018, 4pm

 

Visit of the International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army to Liverpool Walton

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 2019 

The weekend will consist of a Saturday night concert, the ISS being involved in morning worship on the Sunday Morning and then a Sunday afternoon concert. Details are to be confirmed so watch this space for any changes.

​For more information about this weekend, please see our visit of the International Staff Songsters section of the website.

 

Visit of the International Staff Songsters 2019

We are very excited to announce that on the weekend of the Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019, Liverpool Walton will be hosting the International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army. Tickets will be on sale for the Saturday evening concert in the next few months. The ISS will be taking part in morning worship at Liverpool Walton on the Sunday.

The last time they visited Liverpool Walton was over 15 years ago. This was in fact the last time the ISS visited the North West England and North Wales Division.

Keep checking this website, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more details about the visit of the ISS and below this poster for ticket information.

 
International Staff Songsters at Liverpool Walton Salvation Army

 

Ticket Information

The Saturday night concert is a ticket only event, with tickets costing £10.

For tickets, details on how to pay and how receive your tickets, please email (preferred) Liverpool Walton Salvation Army Songsters on LWSongsters@outlook.com or call our Community Office on 0151 525 4785.

Please send cheque and SAE to Betty Elliott at The Salvation Army Liverpool Walton, Cavendish Drive.

For further information of about all of the events planned for the weekend, please contact us Liverpool Walton Salvation Army Songsters by emailing LWSongsters@outlook.com (preferred) or call our Community Office on 0151 525 4785.

 

 

About the ISS

The International Staff Songsters is the premier choir of The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. The group was formed in 1980 by General Arnold Brown to inspire people with the 'heart songs' of The Salvation Army all around the world.

 

The men and women in the 30-strong choir have a personal Christian faith and are active members in their local Salvation Army corps (churches). Once a month, from September to June, the group comes together to present a varied musical programme and leads Christian worship at a Salvation Army centre. The Songsters' repertoire includes music from The Salvation Army, as well as composers such as Eric Whitacre, Will Todd and Sir John Taverner.

With a reputation for musical excellence, the Songsters regularly reach millions of people via television and radio appearances, and concerts all over the world. They have sung in a wide variety of locations: from cathedrals to squatter camps, from community centres to London's Royal Albert Hall.

International tours, to support members of The Salvation Army around the world in their service to local communities, include the United States of America, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Scandinavia, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. 

Listen again to ISS performances on CD or digital download. All profits from recordings and performances support the work of The Salvation Army.

 

Wherever they go, through music the ISS seek to introduce people to Jesus Christ and his power to transform lives and communities. Songsther Leader Dorothy Nancekievill says: "The privilege and joy we get from singing together as the ISS is immeasurable. We aim to excite, challenge and inspire as we share the Christian message through song."

Music

Liverpool Walton Band of The Salvation Army

The Liverpool Walton Band of Salvation Army is a group of talented and dedicated brass players and is about 28 in size. Players are all members of the church and range in age from mid-teens to 80+. Members share a desire to praise God through playing. The band was established in 1885, 4 years after the corps opening. Still today, over 130 years later, the band plays an essential part in our worship at Liverpool Walton, and in delivering the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people in Liverpool. The band is currently under the leadership of Bandmaster Peter Elliott. The Band can be seen bringing the message of the gospel at events in the city, such as LightNight, religious festivals like the Pentecost Pageant and at Christmas which is a particularly busy time for the band.

Liverpool Walton Band of The Salvation Army

 

​Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade

The Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade was established in 1921, almost 100 years ago, and is our senior choir. It currently consists of about 50 passionate members ranging in age from early-teens to 80+. The songsters bring the message of the gospel to people through singing and can be heard each Sunday during our meetings. The Songsters play a vital role in our worship. The brigade is currently under the leadership of our Songster Leader, Lynsey Lacey, and Deputy Songster Leader, Kevin Elliott, assisted by our secretary, sergeant, librarian, treasurer and Songster Pianist, Glyn Griffiths. We also have bass and percussion to accompany the pianist. We are very blessed to have our own Girl's Chorus within our songsters. The songsters often take part in special events and deliver programmes to churches and other Salvation Army corps all over the UK. In 2001, Liverpool Walton Songsters travelled down south to take part in the Boscombe Easter Convention where they sang the song 'Easter Tale' which had been specially written for them by Wayne and Darren Bartlett. They have even travelled over-seas, like when the brigade travelled to Holland to deliver programmes there.

The songsters recently visited Wigan Salvation Army in November 2017 as they celebrated 130 years of The Salvation Army's work in the town and Nelson Salvation Army in February 2018 to help them celebrate 137 years of work in the town. The Songsters are hosting the International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army in February 2019. For more information on the ISS visit, please see the 'Visit of the International Staff Songsters 2019' Section at the bottom of our website.

Liverpool Walton Salvation Army Songsters

Liverpool Walton Songsters at Wigan

 

Liverpool Walton Songsters

 

​Liverpool Walton Singing Company

The Liverpool Walton Singing Company is the junior choir and was established in the early 1900’s. It consists of 20 members, their age raging between 7 and mid-teens. The Singing Company takes part in worship each week and delivers the gospel to our congregation through some truly fantastic songs. The Singing Company is currently under the leadership of our Singing Company Leader, Kat Samuel.  

 

Liverpool Walton Young Peoples Band

The Liverpool Walton Y.P. Band (our junior band) was commissiomed in 1892 and is another important section at Liverpool Walton, inspiring the younger generation through brass music. They are just over 20 in size and take part in worship on the first Sunday of each month. The Y.P. Band is currently under the leadership of our Young Peoples Band Leader, Neil Lacey, and Assistant Young Peoples Band Leader, Steph Samuel, not to mention a team of helpers constantly tutoring new members to play their instruments. The Singing Company and Y.P. Band work closely together and much is planned for them to take part in, in the future.

 

​The Worship Band

The worship band at Liverpool Walton is responsible for our modern and contemporary worship. The worship band consists of about 12 members. They lead several songs during Sunday meetings. Instruments include piano, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, drums, brass and vocals. The worship band leads the congregation in songs produced by the likes of Hillsong, Spring Harvest, LIFE Worship and many other contemporary Christian artists.

 

Liverpool Walton Sections - Oldies

Liverpool Walton Salvation Army Band in 1911

Liverpool Walton Salvation Army Band in 1911

 

Liverpool Walton War-time Band in 1916

 

Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade in 1924
Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade in 1924. This picture, taken nearly 100 years ago shows the spirit of our church that still exists today. Look at all those laughing and joking faces!

 

Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade circa. 1920s
Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade circa. 1920s

 

Liverpool Walton Singing Company and YP Band in 1933
Liverpool Walton Singing Company and YP Band in 1933

 

Liverpool Walton Band circa. 1930s
Liverpool Walton Band circa. 1930s

 

Liverpool Walton Band in 1981
Liverpool Walton Band in 1981.

Bandmaster - Brian Twist

 

Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade in 1981

Liverpool Walton Songster Brigade in 1981. Songster Leader - Tony Stephens

 

Liverpool Walton Singing Company in 1981
Liverpool Walton Singing Company in 1981. Singing Company Leader - Avis Elliott

 

Liverpool Walton YP Band in 1981
Liverpool Walton Young Peoples Band in 1981. YP Band Leader - Kevin Elliott

 

Liverpool Walton Timbrel Brigade in 1981
Liverpool Walton Timbrel Brigade in 1981. Timbrel Leader - Betty Elliott

 

Liverpool Walton Home League Singers in 1981
Liverpool Walton Home League Singers in 1981. Home League Singers Leader - Mary Elliott

Prayer

Prayer changes things! 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 and offer pastoral support. 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 has just been refurbished and is open throughout the week during the centres opening times, It is a very calm and tranquil place.

Please feel free to use the Prayer Room for quiet reflection and prayer.

Liverpool Walton Prayer Room

 

Liverpool Walton Prayer Room

 

Liverpool Walton Prayer Room

 

Liverpool Walton Prayer Room

 

Latest News

Welcome Back!

Well as we draw to end of another summer holiday, we welcome back all of our activities. As of Monday 10th September, classes and groups will be returning, childrens activities will be back on (On Tuesday and Friday nights), church mid-week activities and section rehearsals will be back up and running and The Hub Coffee Shop is back in business. The building has been redecorated in many parts to freshen things up. Our staff and volunteers are excited to be welcoming you all back! 

 

Whatever The Weather Thursdays

This years round of Whatever the Weather Thursday's went down amazingly yet again. We saw hundreds of people using our building and attending the various summer activities. Activities included Funky Science, cake decorating, quiz time, knit & knatter, Music Makers, Funky movers and Stay and Play, kids craft time, baby massage, BE, Mini Melodies and hand massage and nail painting. The Hub Coffee Shop made record sales, and the new slush machine went down a storm. Well done to everyone who helped makes these Thursdays work and thanks to everyone who came along! 

 

Community Centre & Courses

We've been running our Community Centre since its opening in 2005. We currently host a number of courses each day ran by Liverpool City Council Adult Learning Service, WEA and many other organisations. The courses vary from IT, Art, Dressmaking and History to English and Maths. Please don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email for further information about the latest courses. 

If you would like to rent a room for a course or conference etc. please see the 'Room Hire' section of our website for details.

 

This is a new group that has started over the last few weeks and it's fantastic for your little ones! Give Francesca a call for more information or just come along next Tuesday Mini Melodies UK

 

 

The Alpha Course

 

Got questions about life? Explore life, faith and meaning. The Alpha course introduces the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. You are welcome to come along on Tuesday 11th September at 7:15pm for a light supper and in good company have ... "an opportunity to explore the meaning of life". For more information call 0151 525 4785.

 

Creative Support

We have been partnering the Creative Support for quite a while now and they have been able to support a number of our people. If you know of anyone who would benefit from their services, John will be in The Hub Mondays 10:00 - 12:30 each week.

 

Do you need FREE INTERNET and use of a LAPTOP...

to help with job searches, paying bills, making appointments, benefit applications/changes, emailing and other matters? ... WE CAN HELP ... ask in the office and we can provide access to both whilst you are in the centre.

 

Job Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hub Coffee Shop

The Hub Coffee Shop has been open since 2013 and is run entirely by a group of hard working volunteers from our church. 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

Students

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.

If you are coming to study in Liverpool and are looking for a church or looking to continue worshipping at a Salvation Army corps, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by phone, email or social media. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about our church or student life in Liverpool.

Our Corps Youth Secretary, Chris, studied in Liverpool at University of Liverpool only a few years ago and our Student Contact/Assistant Corps Sergeant Major, James, is currently studying in Liverpool at Liverpool John Moores University. They are happy to answer any questions you may have. Their contact details are below...

Email our CYS, Chris Longmore - longmore.cj@gmail.com

Email our Student Contact, James Griffiths - j.o.griffiths@ntlworld.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Free Sunday dinners easily arranged!!! 

Students at Liverpool Walton Salvation Army

Room Hire

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 or via email - jeanette.griffiths@salvationarmy.org.uk 

(Please be aware that our entire building has just been redecorated and some rooms refurbished. We are awaiting new photos of these rooms to upload to this website) 

Our Facilities

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 a soundproof room for children. There is a large Yamaha grand piano, amps for bass guitars and electric accoustic guitars and a drum kit. 

AV/Mulitmedia - The AV system was replaced in November/December 2017 with the latest Martin Audio and Allen & Heath equipment. There are two large passive Martin Audio speakers suspended from trussing in the ceiling and two Laney monitors on the floor for stage/band use. In terms of microphones, we have 5 hand-held mics (3 wireless and 2 wired), 2 head-set mics, stage mics and a brand new digital soundboard for mixing these channels (and channels for PC sound, CD Player, Aux Cable). 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 and around the building. These can be used or switched off depending on your needs. In terms of visual equipment, we have one large screen & OHP in the centre of the front wall. In terms of lighting, we have the normal ceiling lighting, white spotlights & LED colour lighting and the option to put uplighter silver floor lamps around the perimeter of the room. The Worship Hall costs £30/hour.

Capacity: Theatre Style - 250, Cabaret Style - 100. 

 

 

Secondary (YP) Hall - ideal for use for conferences, a classroom and for childrens activities. There is a servery area through the wall to Kitchen 1. The Secondary Hall costs £20/hour

Capacity: Theatre Style - 80, Cabaret Style - 54. 

 

Worship Hall with Expansion Zone (Secondary Hall)

The wall between the Main Worship Hall and the Secondary Hall is a bi-folding wall and can be opened to increase the size of the Main Worship Hall from 228m² to 320m². This setting is ideal for the larger conferences & events we host and for examinations etc. In terms of multimedia, there are speakers in the expansion zone that are linked the main sound system. There are no screens but the screen in the Main Worship Hall can still be clearly seen. The ceiling in the expansion zone is a dropped/suspended ceiling and so is lower than the ceiling in the Main Worship Hall, but again this doesn’t obstruct acoustics or view. The Main Worship Hall with Expansion Zone costs £40/hour

Capacity: Theatre Style - 350, Cabaret Style - 160, Examinations - 100

Main Worship Hall with Expansion Zone
Main Worship Hall with Expansion Zone

 

Main Worship Hall with Expansion Zone
Main Worship Hall with Expansion Zone

 

Main Worship Hall with Expansion Zone

 

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 2 HP 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.

 

Kitchen - ideal for culinary courses for around 8 people and for catering for your own event, Kitchen 2 is the largest kitchen of the 3 in our building. The kitchen is fully equipped, containing refrigerators, freezers, a large gas oven and 6 ring hob (with industrial extractor fan), a chinaware warmer & heated buffet server (6 buffet pans), a gas grill, a microwave, 3 sinks (hand wash, utensil wash & food wash), a hot water urn and a large dish washer. Utensils such as knives, rolling pins, pots, pans and trays etc are available.

We provide cleaning products (washing up liquid and sterilising surface spray) and tea towels. There are plates (small, medium and large), bowls, mugs, glasses and cutlery etc also available. In the centre of the kitchen are 2 stainless steel prep tables. Toasters and smaller kettles can be provided.

This kitchen has one serving hatch opening to the Community Hall.  

Kitchen 1 costs £15/hour

 

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 people. 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. Both car parks are well lit at night and 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

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Major Jim Duff

Church Leader

Major Sharon Duff

Church Leader

Heather Elliott

Corps Sergeant Major

Jeanette Griffiths

Community Programme Co-ordinator & Recruiting Sergeant

Becky McGinnigle

Community Support Worker

Gill Collings

Community Administrator

Graham Turner

Corps Treasurer

Geoff Kendal

Stewardship Secretary

Peter Elliott

Bandmaster

Lynsey Lacey

Songster Leader

Kevin Elliott

Corps Strategy Council

Glyn Griffiths

Corps Strategy Council

Megan Birchley

Corps Strategy Council

Sylvia Wills

Young People's Sergeant Major

Chris Longmore

Corps Youth Secretary

Neil Lacey

Young People's Band Leader

Kat Samuel

Singing Company Leader