Welcome

We are proud to bear the name of the great city of Liverpool, with all its associations of music and culture, learning, sport and enterprise: but 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. 

Current Issues

A new North West District

The Methodist Church is undertaking a review which it is hoped will lead to the merger of five existing Districts (Liverpool, Lancashire, Cumbria, Manchester & Stockport and Bolton & Rochdale) into a new North-West District. You can hear more about this via the link below, where different people talk about their hopes for the impact this new structure will have on our work and mission, alongside some perspectives on the impact on Circuits and the financial implications. A second link is to an interview with Rev. Dr. James Tebbutt, chair-designate of the new district.

YouTube videos about proposals for the new North West District

Interview with Rev. Dr. James Tebbutt

Warm Spaces

Methodist churches have responded to the cost-of-living crisis by opening their doors to ensure that communities are not left out in the cold. More than 450 Methodist churches have now registered on the Warm Welcome website as being willing to offer somewhere for people to find heat, comfort and companionship. This makes the Methodists second only to the Church of England in uptake of the scheme. Click the link to read more.
The Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson
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. 

Methodist Church News Feed

Reflections on Singleness

Revd Miriam Moul, Superintendent Minister of the Oxford Methodist Circuit and member of the working party which drafted the Singleness report, offers her thoughts on the report and what it means.

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Responding to Hurricane Beryl

Last month’s Hurricane Beryl caused catastrophic damage across the Caribbean resulting in a reported 28 fatalities with preliminary damage estimated at more than US$6 billion. While the Methodist Conference met in Leeds, 27 June to 3 July, it responded to the hurricane by sending a letter of solidarity to its…

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Upcoming events

What were they arguing about along the way?

Saturday 8th October 2022, 9.30am for a 10am start until 3.15pm

Register here: https://leadingworshiponthingsthatmatter.eventbrite.co.uk

Venue: Prescot and Whiston Methodist Church.  L34 5QN or join us on Zoom.

Come and join us for a day of conversation and dialogue – preaching and leading worship around tension and conflict.  What does the Bible say about conflict?  How do I bring this to worship and into a sermon?  The day will offer a reflection from the Director of Place for Hope, www.placeforhope.org.uk , interactive workshops and guidance on preaching and leading worship around the theme of conflict and tension.  You can access the day in person or online – but book soon as places are limited.

Click here to view or download further information in pdf format.

District Map

Liverpool Methodist District map showing circuits