Can I just say a big thank you to everyone for welcoming us in the last month. It is so lovely to be with you at St Mary's and to start beginning to recognise names and faces.
Thanks for all you've been doing in the interregnum to keep the church and all the activities going. Thanks for the food and the fellowship we encountered at my licensing service on 12 October and for your support in our first few weeks.
It's been lovely to begin to share with you in your faith journey and to hear some of your stories. It's also lovely as we begin to find our way around the parish and meet people on the road. I've found my way to the sports centre and had a swim in the Olympic-sized pool - wow! Eric has enjoyed his walks around the parish and the diversity of different roads and lanes.
Mum has enjoyed her outings to Costa (am I allowed to advertise?) And we can't believe how close it is to the city centre from Wavertree.
We're looking forward to sharing with you in all the Christmas activities ahead and in the New Year. Please do join us, if you're not a regular worshipper at St Mary's, and you're reading this. Our services over Christmas are:
Sunday 14 December 4 pm Christingle
Sunday 21 December 6.30 pm Carol Service
Christmas Eve 4 pm Crib Service
Christmas Eve 11.30 pm Midnight Holy Communion
Christmas Day 10 am Family Holy Communion
Happy Christmas to everyone reading this and may you know God's blessing in the year ahead.
June Asquith, Rector