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Welcome

The Revd Dr Sheryl Anders

THE MERSEYSIDE COUNCIL OF FAITHS 


Patron: The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside: Dame Lorna Muirhead, DCVO, DBE

Co-Chairs: Dr Shiv Pande MBE, DL & Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson

Honorary Secretary: Ultan Russell. Honorary Treasurer: Revd Canon Cynthia Dowdle, OBE

The Council represents Merseyside’s major faiths. It is an Un-Registered Charity

c/o 19 Belvedere Hse, 4 Ullet Rd, Toxteth Liverpool, L8 3SR (bsrliverpool@hotmail.com)


STATEMENT BY MERSEYSIDE COUNCIL OF FAITHS


On behalf of Merseyside Council of Faiths, we wish to express our shock and concern following the atrocities last night at the Manchester Arena.


We remember and offer our condolences to the family and friends of those killed and maimed notably many children and young people. We also rejoice at the generosity and solidarity shown by so many Manchunians and the speedy and effective response of the Emergency Services.


Merseyside and Greater Manchester have a long history of faith communities working together to promote equality, social justice and community harmony. We send our good wishes to all those involved in working for community solidarity in the wake of this atrocity notably to all the faith communities in Manchester notably our sister body the Faith Network for Manchester (FN4M).


We send a strong message to all who want to use religion to divide our communities that all the faiths stand together today.  There is no place in our society for hatred and violence.


We again encourage all people (including gatherings of faith communities, in schools and of community groups) to use the Universal Prayer of Peace as a sign of our solidarity with all those affected:


Lead us from death to Life, from falsehood to Truth.

Lead us from despair to Hope, from fear to Trust.

Lead us from hate to Love, from war to Peace. 

Let Peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.

Peace, Salaam, Shalom


Dr Shiv Pande MBE DL and the Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson (Co-Chairs)


Circulated 23/05/2017


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Welcome to the website of the Liverpool District of the Methodist Church

Although we bear the name of the great city of Liverpool, with all its associations of music and culture, learning, sport and enterprise, the District is much more than the city. We stretch from Southport in the north to Wirral in the south and include parts of Lancashire and Cheshire to the east. Although predominantly urban, the District does include some rural communities and Churches.

It is a varied and vibrant part of the world filled with much to encourage and excite. And this is true also of the Church, where many faithful people seek to follow the way of Jesus. Across the District, Churches are reaching into their communities in service; new ways of worship and service are being explored; and the District seeks to support and encourage them in this.

In recent years the District has engaged seriously with the issues surrounding our more effective use of the God-given resources available to us in people, time, money and buildings. As a consequence we now comprise 9 Circuits for our, approximately, 6500 Methodist members. This is a process which will need to continue as we seek to be ever more effective in our witness for Jesus Christ and our desire, in all parts of the District, to offer to the communities we serve that hope which is God’s gift to the world in Jesus.

I am glad that you have found your way to our website. Here you will find links to many of the Churches and Circuits of the District. As you browse its pages, I hope that you will find what you are looking for. And the welcome that I offer to you now, I know that you will find within our Churches and from our people.