It has been nearly two months since the last letter.  As people have been shut down within their homes, much of the focus has been on meeting  immediate needs in our own lives and those around us, but some  have been looking at their homes and thinking about building projects.   

As the Church, we have been responding to immediate needs, and many have been at the front line caring for those around us.  But we have also had space to reflect and look forward as we emerge from lock down.  One of my architectural enquiries led me to a short book written in in 1995 by Walfred J. Fahrer entitled “Building on the Rock”.   Walfred addresses the identity of Church, being Church and building Church Together from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.  In the discussion questions at the end of chapter two he asks:

“what would happen to your congregation if you could no longer meet together for public worship on Sunday Mornings?” 

How do our church communities build from here?  How is the Spirit guiding us?  May we all be open and pray for our denomination leaders and local leadership as they consider the way forward.    

CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 1.5.20


In the 1st May Update from Hope Together Roy Crowne writes:

‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland’ (Isaiah 43:19)Back in 2019 as we dreamed what 2020 would look like we wrote: ‘Imagine your church at the heart of your community as a beacon of hope for the least, the lost and the lonely. Imagine your neighbourhood transformed as the network of people connected with members of your church discover fresh hope as they come to know Jesus’ love for themselves….Many individuals and ministries are sensing that 2020 is a significant year in which we will see the church in the UK grow.’We had no idea how God would work in this year. Now we see many people looking in on virtual church services and searching online for ‘How to Pray’ and ‘Peace with God’. We are committed to supporting the local church through this season, helping churches to make Jesus known with words and action together. We are developing new online resources and praying that churches will seize the opportunities of this new day, to help people find the hope they are looking for – hope found in Jesus.

Roy Crowne

HOPE Together's Executive Director 


From Peter the co-ordinator of the CTMH bulletin.

I hope you all were able to engage in some of the Easter Celebrations.  I would like to thank those of you who have sent in suggestions of things that may be included in this letter, there has been a longer gap since the last letter as I have been busy, but here are those contributions.

If you have anything to add that may help readers during this time, or services helping those in need please let me know.

I am not putting details of Church Services etc online as there are so many, and if you have not found them already you will be able to obtain details from your own church,  website or social media.   

Another place to search is YouTube as many churches have put recordings of their services on You Tube.  

May we encourage all who are grappling with the technology and assisting in the production of these services, other activities online and newsletters, enabling us to join together in worship.

CTMH Bulletin 3.4.20

From Peter who coordinates the bulletin : - I hope you are keeping safe and well and wish you every blessing as we approach Palm Sunday and Holy Week. At the end of this bulletin I have incorporated an email from Councillor Richard Kemp which I received this morning and may benefit some of groups reaching out to our community at this time.  (BE Webadmin - The text is not being published online but will de circulated to the appropriate parish groups)

CTMH Update 29.3.20

A message from Churches Together in Mossley Hill

On this Sunday I am sure many of us will have been able to engage in one of the rich variety of services being shared online, whether from our own church or another we have connections with. Some are straightforward accessible videos on websites, facebook or youtube and even just down the phone.  Others are more interactive using platforms such as Zoom. 

How ever you are worshipping today it is good to know that though we may be in isolation we are not isolated but part of one family joined together in our Lord Jesus.

BEgreenjpgCTMH BULLETIN 19.3.20 

Within the last few days and in line with Government and National Church Advice,  all the events included in this Bulletin and other events at many of our churches have been cancelled until further notice. 

This includes the Liverpool Passion which has been postponed until Easter 2021., the Christian Aid Conference this Saturday, the EHD Film Evenings and a  B tales event on Saturday 11th April.  

The CTMH walking group meetings have been cancelled until further notice.


With regard to this we have also cancelled the CTMH Stall at Allerton Road Farmers Market.    Apart from the immediate precautions the events and Easter services we were due to promote have either been cancelled already or are now being considered.   This decision has been expressed to the local Liberal Democrats who graciously provide the stall free of charge as a community service.  They support the decision and are asking the council if the market is to go ahead. 


This will be a challenging time, but the challenges are also an opportunity for the Church, please read through this bulletin including the reflections at the end.


Hope Together have produced a Good neighbours Scheme “Help and Hope” Card with versions which is designed to be distributed with or without the magazine and provide an invite for people who are self isolating to contact their local church or other group who can offer help or friendship.   This is available from the  HOPE website


SLLL are closing their weekly over 60’s group at Mossley Hill Church, but are continuing to offer friendship and support to anyone over 65 who is isolated through their  befriending service.

This will now be operating as a telephone befriending service (rather than face to face). People can get in touch to make referrals on their own or someone else's behalf at  or on 07858570301. 


The nature of this bulletin will change.   Whilst their will no longer be a weekly events bulletin , It may be useful to circulate any information on initiatives by churches to assist people during this time.

Watch this space


It is good to see many sharing thoughts online at this time, recognising the potential for the church as it responds to this situation in our communities. The following refelctions are Rev Jude Padfield at  St James in the City.

Firstly; love, compassion and spiritual confidence. The Church in the second and third centuries faced an enormous challenge when a series of plagues swept through the known world of the time. Christians in cities became renowned for their love, compassion and spiritual confidence; not only did they alleviate much suffering, but their witness carried forwards for generations as the Church grew. I don't know what our response will ultimately look like; but may we be known for those same qualities.

Secondly; the power of prayer! If you find yourself anxious through the coming period, use that as a motivation to pray. Prayer is powerful, Jesus encourages persistent prayer (Luke 18:1-8 is a great reminder of this) and prayer is also an antidote to fear. May we all make time to pray regularly for all affected by this crisis. Let's pray.

Finally; one another. God has gifted us to each other to help us on our journey back to Him. Group & ministry leaders will be reaching out to explore ways of staying connected and supporting each other. Let's all take the time to stay connected. How are our friends doing? How can we help? And how can others help us if we find ourselves in a place of need? Let's reach out and encourage others to do the same.

CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 11.3.20

The CTMH Market Stall at Allerton Road Farmers Market is approaching on Saturday March 21st    We have a few people helping, but it would be good to have a few more with all our churches represented .  We will welcome any helpers who can come for 30 minutes or more  between 9:30am  and 1.00pm on the stall near Barclays Bank Allerton Road, simply to talk to people who come to the stall and hand out the cards.  If you can help please contact Peter at  or ring 0151 427 8445.



JINGLE TOTS  All Hallows: 9:30am

A Toddler Group meeting in the All Hallows Centre, small hall, come along for fun, games, singing, art, refreshments and more… no need to book, we look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nicola  or 0151 724 1561 for more information.


All our welcome at the World Day of Prayer Service this Friday and The Mossley Hill Makers market is back this Saturday.




JINGLE TOTS  All Hallows: 9:30am

A Toddler Group meeting in the All Hallows Centre, small hall, come along for fun, games, singing, art, refreshments and more… no need to book, we look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nicola   or 0151 724 1561 for more information.

CTMHsmallCTMH Update 26.2.20

As we enter Lent, please note that a couple of weekly groups which are open to all. If there are any other open groups please email  so they can be added.

Preparations for the Farmers Market Stall on the 21st March are under way.  Please pray for this witness together in our community, and contact   if you are able to attend the stall for any period during the morning.



CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 19.2.20

A special mention this week to the World Day of Prayer Service on Friday March 6th.  

We also have new details of the EHD Film Night, a Place of Welcome training morning,  a musical Evening a Myfyrdod ar y Pasg and the March Walk .  

As mentioned last week we have a stall again at Allerton Road Farmers Market  on Saturday 21st  March.  Please see the information below and contact

  if you are able to assist with staffing the stall.

CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 12.2.20

Following the success of the Allerton Road Farmers Stall in December, CTMH will be running a stall again on Saturday 21st  March.  Please see the information below. Informarion on events/services during holy Week and Easter will be requested soon. This will appear on an Easter Card which will be given out at the stall and can be provided to churches to distribute as they wish.