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The weekly St Faith's bulletin page, which reproduces the text of the Sunday notes and news sheet, with links to the full liturgy for the Sunday concerned, is updated each week,
and can be accessed directly from the front page (via the 'Way of Faith' banner) or by clicking HERE
 
For general links to a wide range of topics, access the home page; to search in more detail use the index page - or the search facility on the front page.



April 24th
Photo gallery from Mothering Sunday to Easter is linked from the front page and here
April 22nd
Feel the heat with an addition to the jokes page here
April 21st
Notes and news for Low Sunday and week are here
April 20th
Not a day too soon, you may well think, the March/April edition of Newslink is online here
April 19th
'Windows into Heaven' - Fr Dennis's Easter Day sermon is here
April 15th
A timely and gently entertaining addition to the jokes page here -not to be missed!
April 14th
The Church Registers saga is heading for the Swinging Sixties - read it here
April 13th
Notes and news for Easter Day and week are here
April 10th
The Holy Week and Easter bulletin for the Waterloo Anglican Churches is here
April 9th
The early Bath for Mattins: no more morning prayer at the Abbey. The story is here
April 7th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Palm Sunday) and Holy Week are here
April 6th
'Dry Bones and New Life' - Fr Dennis's sermon preached last Sunday, here today
April 5th
Easter egg on their faces - the National Trust in trouble on the jokes page
April 4th
The programme of Saturday concerts for the season beginning on April 22nd is linked from the front page and here
April 3rd
APCM pages: updated index to all Annual Parish Meetings is here; the 2017 Chairman's remarks are here
The Waterloo Anglican Churches' joint bulletin for April is here

April 2nd
The latest addition to the cartoon collection may be accessed here
April 1st
Despite the date, this latest outbreak of political correctness is genuine. Marvel at it here
March 29th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Passion Sunday) are here
March 28th
A happier press story for the episcopacy - a bishop for the ethnic minorities - is here
March 24th
An entertaining cartoon, filling the vacuum for Lady Bishops, is here
March 23rd
Notes and news for next Sunday (Mothering Sunday) are here
March 21st
Fr Dennis's watery sermon preached the day before yesterday and uploaded today, here
March 18th
Lent, Holy Week and Easter worship schedule from tomorrow through to Easter Day is here
March 17th
A tribute by Fr Peter and Margaret Goodrich to the late Bishop Michael Henshall linked from the home page and here
March 16th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Lent 4) are here
March 14th
'Doctor Nicodemus' - Fred Nye's sermon preached last Sunday is to be read here
March 12th
Bishop Philip North (who paid us a visit a while back) is in the news again. Read a sad saga of uncharitable utterances and pusillanimous leadership here (click on the 'Bishop's Move' story)
March 10th
Paula O' Shaughnessy's sermon last Sunday is here
March 9th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Lent 2) are here
March 8th
The official report to the diocese for 2016 is here (in advance of the APCM on 19th March)
March 7th
'Students accused of intellectual vandalism': another hackles-raising report here
March 5th
An addition to the 'What the Papers Say' archive, which will doubtless polarise readers' reactions. It's here
March 4th
Fr Dennis's Ash Wednesday sermon is here
March 2nd
Notes and news for next Sunday (Lent 1) are here
March 1st
Fr Dennis's sermon preached last Sunday is here
February 27th
Waterloo Anglican Churches monthly bulletin for March is here
February 26th
A controversial item added to the 'What the papers say' pages. Unpardonable attempt to rewrite history or a triumph for anti-racists?
February 25th
Online edition of the February Newslink is available here (just before the end of the month, what's more)
February 23rd
Notes and news for next Sunday (1st before Lent) are here
February 21st
'Give her an Oscar!' Paula's sermon preached last Sunday is here (blame me for the title, not her, please...)
February 18th
Notes and news for tomorrow and week following belatedly posted here

February 16th
Matt hits the spot again following the thwarting of the bishops at General Synod yesterday - share the mirth here
February 15th
'Hard Words' - Revd Denise's sermon preached last Sunday is here
February 12th
The Bears of Bedale - the installation of Faith Bear at St Gregory's, Bedale, pictured here
February 9th
Notes and news for next Sunday (3rd before Lent) and week following are here
February 8th
The latest chapter in the story of our registers is here
February 7th
Sad news of the death of Bishop Michael Henshall, who with his family was for many years connected to St Faith's. Read the Liverpool Diocese's report on our facebook page: 

February 6th
Fred's no less memorable sermon preached yesterday and here today
February 3rd
Fr Dennis's memorable sermon 'Nunc Dimittis' , with illustration by Bellini, is uploaded here
February 2nd
Notes and news for next Sunday (4th before Lent) and week following are here
February 1st
A little smile on the jokes page here
January 31st
The February bulletin from the Waterloo Anglican Churches is here
January 30th
A fine example of modern thinking: see 'Mum's the Word?' here
January 26th
Notes and news for Sunday (Candlemas) and week following are here
January 24th
Fr Dennis's sermon from last Sunday is here
January 20th
Notes and news for next Sunday posted here
Paula O'Shaughnessy's sermon preached last Sunday, here today
January 18th
A cartoon for churchwardens is recycled here
January 13th
Read about Good Queen Bess's royal skirt at a rural St Faith's - and maybe not the St Faith we know and love. An entertaining story, whimsically entitled 'skirting round St Faith' is here
January 12th
Notes and news for Sunday and week following are here
January 9th
Another politically correct story to raise hackles and reinforce stereotypes is to be found here
January 6th
A smile for the Feast  of the Epiphany is here
January 5th
'What's in a Name?' - Jackie Parry's New Year's Day sermon is here
January 4th
Summary notes and news for the next ten days or so are here (no service at SF this coming Sunday)
January 3rd
What was to have been the December magazine is reborn for the New Year as the January issue. Here it is
January 2nd, 2017
Waterloo Anglican Churches' January bulletin is here
Every good wish for 2017 to all friends and visitors
December 30th
Fr Dennis's Christmas morning sermon is here
December 29th
Notes and News for next Sunday and week following here
December 27th
Denise's Christmas midnight sermon sees the light of day here
December 25th
A happy and peaceful Christmas to all friends and visitors. A timely cartoon for the day is here
December 22nd
A brief burst of 'Wachet Af' is now linked from the front page
Notes and news for Christmas week are here

December 21st
'Questions and Answers' - Fr Dennis's sermon preached last Sunday is here
December 20th
'Hark a Thrilling Voice is Sounding ' uploaded via the front page link 
December 19th
Counting down to Christmas - our choir sing Advent hymns and carols, the first of which can be heard by following the link from the front page here
December 18th
Let daily Mattins begin' - the saga of the parish registers reaches 1958,  here
December 16th
'The King and the Kingdom': Fr Dennis's sermon preached last Sunday, is here
December 15th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Advent 4) and week following are here
December  14th
A seasonal cartoon on the jokes page (with an obscure heading)
December 12th
Bishop Philip North speaks up for patriotism and family values in a hard-hitting polemic here
December 11th
A seasonal addition to he jokes page here
December 9th
'Hope for a New Start' - Fred Nye's sermon preached last Sunday is here
December 8th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Advent 3) are here
December 7th
'Skiffling and sweeping up': the final set of photos and words from the 2016 Christmas Tree Festival is  here
December 6th
'Singalong sessions' - pictures from Christmas Tree Festival events last week - here
December 5th
Better late than never, the editor trusts, the November online ediion of Newlink is finally available here
December 4th
'Patronal Indulgence' - worth waiting for Fr Mike Finlay's sermon of October 9th last! Remember it here
December 3rd
'Listen to the Band!' - photographic record of Wednesday's fine carols and brass event are here
December 2nd
'Coming! Ready or Not?' Matt hits the spot again on the jokes page
December 1st
Notes and news for next Sunday (Advent 2) and week following are here
The daily routine of the Christmas Tree Festival is recorded here

November 30th
Waterloo Anglican Churches December schedule is here
November 29th
'Everything Coaming Together' (Advent play on words!) - the happenings of Advent Sunday  are recorded here
November 28th
'Wot - no trees?'... the first pictures from the 2016 Christmas Tree Festival - the tale of the non-appearing Trees!  See them (or not) here
November 25th
Getting Really Incensed: a timely cartoon from Matt is to be enjoyed here
November 24th

Notes and news for next Sunday (Advent) and the week following are here

November 22nd
A Tale of Teddy Bears and Tea Towels - updated upload of everything to do with the animals is here
November 20th
Sermon preached at St Faith's yesterday by Archdeacon Pete Spiers is here
November 19th
Announcing the arrival of the Teddy Bear presentation tea towel and guide booklet  - on sale in church for 6 - here
November 18th
Bear with us - the 21st Teddy (Hilda Ogdeena Cleaner!) brings up the rear on the bear necessities parade. See her here
November 17th
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following (Christ the King) are here
November 16th
Dates, times and events for the Christmas Tree Festival week are here

November 14th
Yet more amazing revelations from the church registers of the 1950s - including a flu epidemic and thick fog. It's all not happening here
November 12th
'Children of the Resurrection' - Denise's sermon preached last Sunday available here
November 11th
Final Notes and news for next Sunday and week following are here
November 9th
PROVISIONAL Notes and news for next Sunday and week following are here. Don't forget 10.30 am start - Remembrance Sunday
November 8th
'More Goat, Vicar? - another terrible addition t
o the jokes page here
November 7th
Gerry the Sacristan Bear - late for the service but uploaded on the Bear Necessities page - here
Another late arrival: Fr Dennis's sermon, reached on October 16th, uploaded today - here
November 6th
Crsoby Symphony Orchestra concert schedule for 2016/2017 season is here
'Curtains for Aida?' - political correctness gone mad (!) in the Curiouser and Curiouser archive, here
November 4th
All the rest of the bears are now portrayed and described here
November 3rd
Notes and news for next Sunday (3rd before Advent) are here
'The Tax Collector and the Pharisee' - a sermon by Jackie Parry is here

November 2nd
Teddy the Beaver Cub Bear is the latest to take a bow on the Bear Necessities page- here
November 1st
Ducking the issue - a story for litter louts is uploaded here
October 31st
'Church is so bland, laments retiring Dean' - read (and possibly agree?) in 'What the papers say' here
October 29th
November schedule of worship and activities for the four Waterloo Anglican churches is here
October 28th
Announcement posted on home page following last Monday's interviewing of prospective incumbents
Notes and news for next Sunday (All Saints) are here

October 27th
Bonnie the Brownie Bear introduces herself here
October 26th
An unlikely tale of a burglar and a parrot may be enjoyed here
October 25th
Rosie the Rainbow Bear takes a bow here
October 24th
'Lavatory Break ' a salutary tale from gaol is to be enjoyed here. Also changes to the home page uploaded
October 23rd
Featuring Flora Dora the Flower Bear - the latest addition  to the Bear Necessities gallery here
October 22nd
'All Together Now! - pictures from last night's A Capella Extravaganza are here
October 20th
Notes and news for next Sunday (last after Trinity) and week following are here
October 19th
At last, the October Newlink is published. Online edition is here
October 18th
A whimiscal tale about squirrels on the jokes page
October 17th
The letter of support and encouragement from the Bishop of Liverpool, delivered by the Archdeacon in church yesterday, may be read here

October 14th
'If you go down to the woods today...' - headline features about our Teddy Bears are on the Liverpool Diocese websites, linked from here

October 13th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Trinity 21) and week following are here
October 11th
Introducing Herbert the Choir Bear - see him here
October 9th
'Bring on the bears!' - photos of yesterday's colourful and possibly unique patronal celebrations at St Faith's are here
October 7th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Patronal Festival) and week following are here
Updated photos and information about Corporal Jones bear, now on duty, are here

October 6th
Patronal greetings on the Feast Day of Saint Faith, Virgin and Martyr. Celebrate with Fr Dennis's sermon preached last Sunday, here
October 5th
Introducing Prudence, the PCC Secretary Bear, who is looking understandably flustered. She's here.
October 4th
A heavenly referendum cartoon here
October 3rd
Meet Nigella Pawson the catering bear here
October 1st
'A Wing and a Prayer'. Enjoy a rather sweet little story on the jokes page
September 29th
Thee 'F' Word again. Read about insufficiently uncomfortable church seating on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
September 28th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Michaelmas) and week following are here
September 27th
Registering R.A.K.Runcie - a further chapter in the Saga of the Registers added here
September 26th
Introducing Alice the Chalice - the latest bear to feature in the growing menagerie. See her here.
September 25th
A cartoon for the electronic age is here
September 22nd
Notes and news for next Sunday (Harvest, St Francis and Parade) and week following are here
September 21st

Fr Dennis's sermon preached last Sunday is online here
September 18th
Wrong bus? Belated update (with correct bus services!) to the instructions for travelling to St Faith's now posted here. Apologies to any stranded elsewhere.
September 17th
'What's all this? A woman pope coming down the tracks?' An entertaining addition to the 'What the papers say' archive is here
September 16th
The Bishop's Back... see the cartoon on the jokes page
September 15th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Trinity 17) and week following are here
September 9th
Notes and news for next Sunday (Trinity 16) and the week following are here
September 7th
The September online edition of our magazine Newslink is here
September 5th
'True Discipleship': Denise's sermon preached yesterday is here
September 4th
An update to the story of Joseph Bell and the Titanic is here
September 2nd
James the Churchwarden Bear introduces himself on the Bear Necessities page
Sptember 1st
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
August 31st
September diary of events for Waterloo Anglican Churches is here
August 29th
It's all gone quiet just now - time to recycle an old cartoon or two. Here's one
August 26th
The latest episode of the Church Register saga - Elizabeth Taylor at St Faith's. It's here
August 24th
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
August 23rd
Fr Dennis's sermon from last Sunday is here
August 21st
Flagged up the arrival of Angie the Superbear, on the front page and here
August 19th
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
August 17th
Fred Nye's sermon from last Sunday is available here
August 15th
Alleluia! The Diocese has uploaded the job advert, parish profiles and associated bumf for the vacancy here 
August 13th
The latest addition to the jokes page is here
August 12th
Updates and corrections to online Diary of Events  - access via front page 
August 11th
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
August 9th
Cheerful statistics on Christianity for once, according to a report here
August 7th
'Appy Days'? - electronic initiatives for the good old C of E reported here
August 4th
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
August 3rd
'Growth Conversation': the Liverpool Diocese's frank statement of decline and retrenchment makes interesting reading. See it here
August 1st
Grave Matters - a cartoon uploaded here
July 31st
August diary for Waterloo Anglican Churches here
July 30th
Updated the Teddy Bear Trail pages with the impending arrival of Corporal Jones bear - here!
July 29th

Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
July 28th
Two for the Price of one - the July/August edition of Newslink is here
July 27th
'Father, forgive...' - Fred Nye's sermon from last Sunday is here
July 24th
A surely unwarranted slur on the monastic life is here
July 23rd
'Martha and Mary' - Fr Dennis sermon from last Sunday, is here
July 22nd
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
July 19th
The latest instalment in the endless saga of the church registers is here
July 18th
The All-Age Parish Dinner - pictures from last Sunday's event are here
July 16th
'Neighbours': Fred Nye's sermon, preached last Sunday and here today
July 14th

Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
July 11th
'Open and Shut?' - a wry look at an old game is here
July 8th
Notes and news for next Sunday and the week following are here
July 6th
The Deanery 'Do' - pictures from last Sunday's South Sefton Deanery joint eucharist at Old Christ Church, Waterloo, are to be seen here
July 4th
'The Vicar's Knickers' - an irresistible addition to the eccentric news items on our 'curiouser and curiouser' page is here
July 2nd
Outline information for week beginning Sunday 3rd July is here- remember there's no morning service at St Faith's (Deanery service at Old Christ Church)
July 1st
'The Bear Necessities' - the first chapter of the story of Joseph Bear is here
June 28th
An ironic little cartoon on the jokes page
June 27th
Denise's sermon, 'No Looking Back', preached yesterday, is here
June 25th
Waterloo Anglican Churches bulletin for July is here
June 23rd
IN? OUT? (shake it all about). Either way, the delayed June issue of Newslink is here
June 22nd
Notes and news for next Sunday (Trinity 5) and week following are here
June 21st
'Pity the poor pigs!' - Fr Dennis's sermon from last Sunday is here
June 18th
Bishop Bayes and same-sex partnerships - an encouraging report here
June 17th

Notes and news for next Sunday (Trinity 4) and week following are here
June 16th

'A Right Royal Weekend' - retrospective words on events in London and Crosby - here
June 14th
'Cub Cakes All Round' - the rest of the pictorial highlights from yesterday's celebrations - are here
June 13th
Words, and a first batch of photos, reporting on yesterday's Queen's Birthday joint service and junketings - here
June 11th
A gentle smile to lighten the day on the jokes page
June 9th
Notes and news for Sunday and the following week are here. Joint Churches' Sunday service 10.30 am, then  Parish Picnic ('If wet, in the Hall!)
June 8th
Catholic parishes for the Chop: the R.C. Bishop of Salford proposes halving the number of churches in his Manchester diocese. Read about it here
June 7th
Another gloomy take on the future of the good old C of E.  Read 'Crumbly Clergy' here
June 6th
The rest of Kathy's pictures from the Expedition to the East End are here. Captions and the day's story coming soon.
June 5th
A solution to the problem of people nodding off during sermons. Read about it here
June 4th
Kathy Zimak's pictures of Sue's installation in the East End are here.
June 3rd
Notes and news for the week beginning next Sunday (Trinity 2) are here
May 31st
Another episode in the long-running saga of gleanings from the service registers of our church - now at 1951. Read it here
May 30th
Another gentle smile from St Gargoyle's (whom God preserve) here
May 29th
June diary of events for the Waterloo Anglican Churches is here
May 28th
A timely recycling of a sideways look at censorship - not without possible relevance here. It's here
May 26th
Blowing the whistle on blowing the whistle. You couldn't make it up - click here
May 25th
Notes and news for the week beginning next Sunday (Trinity 1) are here
May 24th
Another intriguing piece from the papers: read about the Virtual Sacraments scheme in Scotland here
May 23rd
Talking about the Trinity: Paula's sermon, preached yesterday, here today
May 22nd
Christianity facing extinction in Iraq - read the sad story here
May 20th
Go to church and live longer - read the story here
May 19th
Notes and news for week beginning this Trinity Sunday are here
iMay 18th
The May edition of Newslink is here
May 17th
There's too much Christianity on the BBC says a report. Read the depressing piece here
May 13th
Luckily, we have the full Summer Saturday Concert schedule for 2016 here
May 12th
Notes and news for week beginning this Sunday (Pentecost) are here
May 11th
'Evengong' and the poorly ladies - the latest cullings from the service books are here
May 10th
Fred Nye's earthquake sermon from last Sunday is here
May 9th
Flagged up two special events at St Faiths' this week: 'Dying Matters' with Barringtons funeral directors here and the Liverpool Bach Collective evensong and cantata here
May 7th
Denise's Ascension Day sermon has gone up online here
May 5th
Notes and News for week beginning this Sunday are here
May 4th
A genteel Anglican cartoon here. Oh, and it's Star Wars Day... May the Fourth be with you!
May 2nd
May worship and events bulletin from the Anglican Churches in Waterloo is here
April 29th
The 2016 Summer Saturday concert series starts this Saturday. The schedule for the first five recitals is here
April 28th
Notes and News for week beginning this Sunday are here
April 27th
In the wake of the long-awaited Hillsborough inquest verdicts, a tribute in prose and verse is uploaded here
April 25th

'God alone sufficeth' - Paula O'Shaughnessy's sermon preached yesterday, here today
April 23rd
It's all gone very quiet. Time to recycle an old cartoon here
April 21st
Notes and News for week beginning this Sunday (now St George) are here
April 20th
The aforementioned sermon is now available here
April 19th
'Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness' - a possibly unique sermon, and pictures of us tucking in to Sunday's lunch in the hall. See it here
April 18th

Experimental launch of Google Calendar as St Faith's dairy of worship and events. Try it here
April 17th
Somewhat belatedly, the April magazine is online here
April 16th
St Gargoyle's raises a smile again here
April 14th
The new look Notes and News for week beginning next Sunday (Easter 4) are here
April 13th
The latest music report from Robert Woods (all about Gregorian Chant) is here
April 12th
'Alleluia is our song' - Fr Dennis's sermon from last Sunday is here
April 11th
'Lovely Jubbly'  - more about the 1950 Jubilee in the registers saga here
April 10th
Fr Dennis's sermon from last Sunday is uploaded here
April 9th
A welcome addition to the ordinands' stories. Margaret Dixon (Goodwin as was!) tells her tale here
April 6th
Notes and news for week beginning next Sunday (Easter 3) are here
April 5th
The order of service used at Sue's farewell is  here
And her final sermon is here

April 4th
The photo gallery of yesterday's momentous events is posted here
April 2nd
Sue's Easter Day sermon is uploaded here
April 1st
No fooling - three Holy Week sermons on one page uploaded here
March 31st
Consolidated Lent and Easter galleries index here; new schedule for Easter Tuesdays here
Notes and news for Low Sunday week are here

March 30th
The resurrected Stations of the Resurrection are here
The notes and news for the current week are here - apologies for the delay

March 29th
The final picture gallery - the Easter Vigil and Easter morning - is here
March 28th
The April bulletin from the Waterloo Anglican churches is here
March 27th
Easter greetings to all friends and visitors. Pictures from Good Friday and Holy Saturday now online here
March 26th
The picture gallery for Maundy Thursday is hung up here
March 25th
A gentle joke for Good Friday is here
March 23rd
Taking Christianity out of Easter (well, Easter eggs anyway). Read about it here
March 22nd
A page of poetry for Holy Week and Easter is here. Several verses are by the editor: other poets are available ...
March 21st
Picturing the Palm Procession - Sunday's happenings from the hall to the church are here -
March 20th
To mark Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week, a new set of higher resolution photographs of the Stations of the Cross at St Faith's are posted here
March 19th
Thumbs Down in Heaven? A pleasing cartoon to enjoy here
March 16th
Notes and news for the week beginning this Palm Sunday are here.
Cockerels and Correctness - another fine addition to the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page here
March 15th
The Waterloo Anglican Churches' e-bulletin for March is here, and for Easter here
The complete documentation from last Sunday's Annual Parochial Church Meeting is here
March 14th
'Pray connect me, vicar' - a vision of the future here
March 13th
Sue's sermon today for you to read this afternoon - here
March 11th
The ABC speaks out about immigration and racism in 'What the papers say' - here
March 10th
Notes and news for the week beginning this Passion Sunday are here
March 9th
Sue's penultimate letter to the congregation, as published in the current magazine (q.v.) is also here - and linked to earlier writings
March 8th
Picture from our Mothering Sunday Parade service - starring the Centenary Cubs - are here
March 7th
'Ducking: the Issue' - a pleasing cartoon is here
March 5th
Notes and news for week beginning this Mothering Sunday are here
The new edition of Newslink is uploaded here (the printed version will be out towards the end of next week)
March 4th
An addendum to the Annual Report is online here
March 2nd
Cross Purposes - a new offering on the jokes page here
February 29th
Worship for Holy Week and Easter added to the diary here. Greetings to any Leaplings!
February 28th
Today's sermon for your edification even before it is delivered - here
February 27th
The latest gleanings from the service registers at the foot of the page here. Holy Smoke!
February 26th
The official Annual Report for 2015,to be presented at the APCM on March 13th, may be read here
February 25th
Notes and news for week beginning this Sunday are here. Access the Sunday liturgy via the 'Way of Faith' on the front page henceforth, if you would be so kind.
February 24th
Folk trust hairdressers more than clergy, according to the Church Times. Wonder at this story here
February 21st
'Becket's bones' - another depressing addition to the press cuttings archive here
February 20th
'Ring Out, Wild Bells' - a new cartoon here
February 19th
Notes and news for next week are here
February 18th
The Liturgy Library: completing the 'Way of Faith' resource. Some 50 liturgy booklets accessible here
February 17th
'The Way of Faith'  liturgy and resources through the church's year. A new, consolidated approach may be accessed and evaluated at the top of the front page here
February 16th
'It's very tempting!' - Fr Dennis's sermon last Sunday is herae
February15th
'More Tea, Bishop?' - a gentle smile here
February 13th
'Belt up, Vicar!' - a cartoon to enjoy (or deplore) here
February 12th
Preliminary work on reshaping the website front page may be admired, or otherwise, here
February 11th
Notes and news for week beginning this Sunday and liturgy uploaded here
February 10th
Ash Wednesday liturgy added here
February 9th
'Alan Morgan - a Gentleman and a Gentle Man' - Fr Dennis's tribute at yesterday's requiem mass is here
'It's an Ill Wind..' - Matt hits the spot once more with today's breezy cartoon here
February 7th
Today's text of the 'ordinary time' liturgy, with commentary and explanatory appendix, is added to the Resources for Prayer and study index here
February 5th
'Father Folbert's Hoverboard' is here. (If that doesn't make you click the link, nothing will...)
February 4th
Notes and news and liturgy for next Snnday (last before Lent) are here
February 2nd
Tonight's Candlemas sermon from Fred Nye is already here
February 1st
Robert Woods, our musical maestro, has supplied another Music Report- read it here
January 31st
'Into the Wilderness' -Sue's introduction to the Lenten programme is here
January 30th
Diary of worship and events from February to mid-March is here
January 29th
Online edition of Newslink for January and February 2016 has eventually appeared here
January 28th
Notes and news and Sunday liturgy for next Sunday (Epiphany 4) are here
January 27th
Paula's sermon from last Sunday is here
January 24th
Notes and news and Sunday liturgy for next Sunday (Conversion of St Paul) are here
January 21st
'Many a True Word' - see today's cartoon here
January 19th
Denise's sermon from last Sunday is online here
January 16th
Liturgy for tomorrow (Epiphany season) here today
January 15th
Notes and News for the week beginning this Sunday are here
January 14th
'Drink ye all of this' - a topical cartoon appears here
January 13th
Fr Dennis's sermon from last Sunday is here
January 12th
'A Last Throw of the Dice?' - a gloomy outlook for the current Anglican Primate's conclave here
January 10th
'We won't go until we've got some! - a belated Christmas cartoon worth waiting for here
January 9th
More from the church registers: a home service on the Home Service - here
January 7th
Marking epiphany the modern way in a cartoon here
January 6th (The Feast of the Epiphany)
The final page of the 2015 Christmas Tree Festival record (the Tree Master's thanks and the visitors' book cullings) are to be found here
January 5th
Notes and news and liturgy for next Sunday (Baptism of Christ) uploaded here
January 4th
The sermon preached on Christmas morning is here
January 2nd
'Political Correctness Gone Mad' - a catalogue of student stupidity culled from the press and on display to please many and annoy others - here
January 1st, 2016
A happy and peaceful new year to all visitors to the site. The New Year page (prayers, poems etc) is here - with some balloons to pop here
December 31st
Sue's Christmas midnight mass sermon here
December 30th
Notes and news for the next ten days (January 1st and week beginning January 3rd) with liturgy for the former are all here
December 28th
Paula's sermon from yesterday's service is here
December 27th
Christmas 2015 at St Faith's - the picture gallery is here
December 26th
A cartoon (early, I know, but enjoy it while it's topical) here
December 25th
We wish all who visit our site a happy and blessed Christmas. St Faith herself echoes the wish here
December 24th
Today's Entertainment (the silent monastic Hallelujah Chorus) is here
Christmas morning liturgy and news tagged on to the Midnight bulletin here
December 23rd
Christmas Pages daily update: reindeer on the roof are here
December 22nd
Updated and reinstated the annual Christmas Pages here, and flagged up the first Entertainment here
Christmas Midnight liturgy and notes and news for Christmas week here
December 21st
See St Faith's as you've never seen it before: the Byzantine Basilica is here
Britain no longer a Christian country? Read about a report here

December 20th
Sue's sermon this morning (Mary and Elizabeth) here already
December 18th
The decline of the 'silver ladies' - an all too true article added to the 'What the Papers  Say' collection - here
December 16th
Notes and news and liturgy for next Sunday (Advent 4) are here
December 15th
The final gallery of pictures from the Tree Festival 2015: the St Nicholas Singers... and the big clean up, here
December 14th
A seasonal offering from Matt here
December 13th
'Washboards and Wayfarers' - skiffle and barbershop at Friday evening's Tree Festival concert here
December 11th
'Listen to the Bands!' - pictures here from Wednesday afternoon and evening activities during the Christmas Tree Festival.
December 10th
Notes and news and liturgy for next Sunday are here
December 9th
The Tree Festival gets under way: pictures of trees, tall and short folk and some elves here
December 7th
'The Bishop of Waterloo' presides here
December 5th
Second picture gallery, this one of the tree decorating and preparations for tomorrow's opening, here
December 4th
First picture gallery from the imminent Christmas Tree Festival - cubs and trees on show here
December 3rd
Liturgy for Sunday (Toy and Parade Service) and notes and news for next week are here
December 1st
Fr Dennis's Advent Sunday sermon is here
November 30th
The online magazine for December (and January 2016) is uploaded here
November 27th
Belated posting of liturgy for Advent, notes and news here
November 26th
'Priest and Parish on the move' - Sue writes in detail about her future and ours in the forthcoming edition of Newslink, uploaded in advance of publication here
November 25th
A depressing piece about 'Downton Abbey' and religion (or the lack of it) in the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' collection
November 24th
Parish Diary updated with services and events for November, December and early next year; flagged up on the home page and here
November 22nd
The full schedule of events and opening times for the Christmas Tree Festival is here
November 21st
An important announcement about Sue's departure is flagged up here
November 20th
'Living on the edge' - last Sunday's sermon from Brenda Cottarel is here
November 19th
'Flagging up the Festival' - opened a new ongoing page as preamble to next month's Christmas Tree Festival. It's here
November 18th
Liturgy for Sunday (Christ the King) and Notes and News for the week are here
November 16th
Rev. Denise has moved house and telephone. See the updated Directory
November 15th
Lunch time again! Pictures from yesterday's parish lunch are here
November  14th
A topical cartoon to enjoyed here
November 13th
A cartoon from heavenly cyberspace (Bill 'Pearly' Gates?)  here
 November 11th
Liturgy for Sunday (Kingdom Season) and Notes and News for the week are here
November 9th
Images of Remembrance Sunday's service are here
November 7th
More from the church registers: 1948 and 1949, with a link to a flamboyant illuminated page - here
November 5th
An entertaining and doubtless innocent cartoon here, from the Church Times. It may cause some fireworks...
November 4th
A new page added to the St Faith's and the Community page. Read about Sabeel here
November 3rd
Does preaching to people put them off God? Read a report from the C of E here
November 1st
Facing the music - a new cartoon on the jokes page
October 29th
Jackie's sermon preached last Sunday, here today
October 27th
Liturgy, notes and news from next Sunday are here
October 26th
A sickening cartoon on the jokes page
October 24th
Country churches to open only on big festivals? Read what the C of E is considering here
October 23rd
A grim (reaper) cartoon on the jokes page
October 22nd
A more familiar story added to the ordinands pages: Myles Davies' journey is here
October 21st
Liturgy, notes and news for next Sunday onwards here
The online edition of Newslink November issue is here

October 20th
Flyers for the Crosby Symphony Orchestra's concerts on November 15th  and for the full 2015/2016 series
October 19th
Paula O'Shaughnessy's sermon, preached yesterday, here today
October 17th
The fourth in Robert Woods' series of music reports is here
October 16th
Eunice writes about plans to support 'Scotty's Little Soldiers' on our Armed Forces page here
October 15th
John Woodley's research on an early ordinand from St Faith - Henry Lionel Gibbs - is here
October 14th
Liturgy for next Sunday (St Luke)  and notes and news for next week here
Another feeble joke on offer here

October 12th
Pictures from yesterday's Patronal celebrations in church and hall may be enjoyed here
October 10th
Note and news for tomorrow (Patronal Festival celebration) here
October 6th
Patronal greetings to all browsers on the official Feast Day of Saint Faith, Virgin and Martyr.
The liturgy for next Sunday (president and preacher, the Bishop of Burnley) is here
October 5th
Harvest Festival, Church Parade, St Francis and the wolf and Christian Aid - pictures of yesterday's service are here
October 4th
An addition to the Community Index links - the Crosby Justice and Peace Group - is here
October 3rd
The background to tomorrow's Harvest Sunday appeal for Christian Aid is flagged up here
October diary for the Waterloo Anglican churches is here

October 1st
'Cross purposes?' - another believe-it-or-not story added to the Curiouser and Curiouser collection here
September 30th
The liturgy for next Sunday (Francistide and Harvest Festival) and the notes and news for the week following are here
September 29th
A newly-written handbook for altar servers at St Faith's is added to the prayer and resources index page here
September 28th
An illustrated report on yesterdays' 'back to church' Waterloo celebration service at Old Christ Church is here
September 26th
The liturgy for tomorrow's special service at Old Christ Church, and the notes and news for the coming week, are here. NB No service at St Faith's
September 25th

A jumbo-size cartoon here

September 23rd
The October online edition of Newslink is uploaded here
September 21st
Sues' sermon from the Sunday before last is here (worth waiting for)
September 19th
'Anglicans to move into separate bedrooms? Archbishop's efforts to keep the worldwide Anglican Communion together are here
September 18th
Table Sale dates for 2016 are posted here

September 17th
Notes and news for the week beginning this Sunday are here
September 15th
Yet more from the registers. The 31st distillation (if anyone is still on board) records the arrival of Fr Hassall, and the first recorded 'Mass'! Thrill to it here
September 14th
Celebrating Jackie Parry's commencement of training for the ministry, her story in her own words is told here
September 11th
Notes and news for the week beginning this Sunday are here
September 10th
An unharmonious cartoon here
September 9th
Sue's sermon from last Sunday available here today
September 8th
'Health and Well-being Days' are coming to the Church Hall next month. Read about it here
September 7th
'Fingers and toes' a digital quest. featuring rabbits and deliberate imperfections. Read the unfolding story here
September 5th
'Fading respect for religion in public life, say faith leaders.' Read the story in 'What the papers say' here
September 4th
The Waterloo Churches' diary for September is here
September 3rd
In or Out? Matt's timely cartoon comment on the referendum wording is here
September 2nd
Notes and news for the week beginning this Sunday are here
August 31st

Sue's sermon from yesterday available here today
August 30th
An irreverent cartoon offering on display here
August 27th
Notes and news for week beginning this Sunday are here
August 26th
The September 2015 online edition of Newslink is here. It contains extra material, including details of all our new Archdeacons
August 24th
Sue's sermon from yesterday available here today
August 22nd
'Not with a bang but a whimper' - a further instalment of cullings from our service register. The 1947/8 saga is here
August 20th
Notes and news for week beginning this Sunday are here
August 18th

Sue's sermon: 'You are what you eat!' preached last Sunday, online here
August 17th
In his latest music report, Robert Woods sounds forth here on the service of compline
August 16th
Lord Carey's controversial acceptance of assisted suicide as 'Christian' is uploaded on the ''What the Papers Say' page - here
August 14th
A nice little cartoon added to the jokes page here
August 13th
Notes and news for week beginning this Sunday are here
August 11th
Belated August Waterloo Churches diary here
August 9th
Two Brendas in as many days: her sermon from August 2nd is here
August 8th
A lavatorial cartoon to brighten up the weekend is here
August 7th
Brenda Cottarel's sermon from July 26th is here now
August 6th
Net week's notes and news and Sunday liturgy are here
August 5th
'Six days shalt thou labour' - a talking point article about Sunday trading hours and the church is here
August 2nd
One for the 'Frannies' - a cartoon to enjoy here
July 30th
Violence with a back-scratcher - a little entertainment from the papers on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page here
July 29th

Next week's notes and news and Sunday liturgy are here
July 27th
The latest addition to the stories of the ordinands of St Faith's over the years is that of our very own Denise McDougall - here
July 26th
Advertising the Sefton Old Persons' Forums meetings, accessed via the Community links or the Noticeboard
July 24th
'Religious Rights Spare Seagulls' - an entertaining addition to the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' archive here
July 23rd

Next week's notes and news and Sunday liturgy are here
July 22nd
A wry comment on the call for weekend medical availability here
July 21st
A new addition to the story of St Faith's ordinands: read about Brian Prothero here
July 20th
'Compassion' - Fr Dennis's sermon from yesterday is here
July 18th
A prayerful cartoon is to be enjoyed here
July 17th

Next week's notes and news are here
July 14th
An all too likely situation on the jokes page
July 12th
Change of date for October Patronal Festival posted in the diary here
Another story added to the ordinands of St Faith's feature - read about Fr Colin Oxenforth here

July 10th
A cartoon for churchwardens is here
July 9th
Next week's notes and news are here
July 8th
'Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway' - Fr Dennis' sermon from last Sunday is here
July 7th
The joint July and August 2015 magazine is published here - including on page 7ff the landmark article about the future of St Faith's and the Waterloo Anglican churches. Devour it here
Consolidated page of the St Faith's quiz - 'How well do you know your church?' is here
Belated update to the recent stories index here

July 6th
A nice little cartoon, especially for our tallest member, may be enjoyed here
July 5th
A new feature: monthly diary of worship and events in our four local churches, is posted here
July 3rd
An entertainment that will appeal to all lovers of discussion groups, church or otherwise, here
July 1st
Next week's notes and news here
Information about Kairos Britain linked to the Community page here

June 30th
The second in the series of music reports from Robert is here
June 29th
Minor adjustments and updates to the parish portraits page here
June 28th
Photos of last Thursday's special service celebrating 150 years of Merchant Taylors' Combined Cadet Force are here
June 27th
Some updates and additions to the church diary of events are here
June 25th
For those still following the trail, a further episode from the church registers (1947: the vicar's final year) - is here
June 24th
Denise's sermon preached last Sunday, published today here
Next week's notes and news available here

June 23rd
An irreverent cartoon here
June 19th
The fifth in the series of stories of the ordinands of St Faith's features Fr Russell Perry - here
June 18th
Liturgy for Sunday and notes and news for the week (including details of civic service arrangements) are here
June 17th
A female footie cartoon from Matt here
June 16th
The rest of the pictures from Sunday, including the bishop at the sink - here
June 15th
The first page of pictures from yesterday's Bootle Deanery Sung Euchari st at St Faith's are here
June 13th
Something of an 'in joke', but which will resonate with many church officials, is here
June 12th
The fourth in the series of stories of the ordinands of St Faith's features Lord Runcie, one-time Archbishop of Canterbury, and is to be found here
June 11th
A dead funny cartoon here
June 10th
A thought-provoking analysis of falling Anglican numbers and rising Muslim ones in the papers here
June 9th
The next in the unfolding stories of the ordinands of St Faiths - the saga of Fr Dennis - is here
An unwarranted jibe, recently received,  at the expense of the episcopacy is here

June 8th
Information about Global Justice Now on the Community page and here; Kathy's report on the successful Christian Aid Week here
June 6th
Notes and news for the week beginning tomorrow are here
'In Her image' - Time to make God a woman? Read it in the papers here

June 5th
St Gargoyle's again provides the entertainment here
June 4th
Last Sunday's Trinity sermon is here
June 3rd
The sorry tale of the Oxford Union's Racist Cocktail features in the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' collection here
June 2nd
An Epistolary Pussycat may be seen here
June 1st
No ticket to heaven - a sad story added to the 'What the papers say' collection - click here to despair of the C of E
May 30th
A nice little cartoon with a dreadful caption here
May 28th
Liturgy for Trinity Sunday and the week's notes and news are here
May 27th
Archives resurrected: transcriptions of a century of baptisms, confirmations and weddings updated and online from the front page and here
May 26th
Announcement of the sad death of Reg Williamson, R.IP, aged 101 years
May 25th
Pentecost pictures: images of yesterday's service are here
May 24th
A new index page to introduce and celebrate the Feast of Pentecost is here
May 23rd
'Faith groups filling the gap' - a welcome report and commentary by Archbishop Welby is worth reading here
May 22nd
Liturgy for Pentecost and notes and news for the week are here
May 21st
A cartoon for Creationists and Computer nerds is here
May 20th
The online edition of Newslink is here
Last Sunday's sermon from Paula is uploaded here

May 19th
'How well do you know your Church?' - answers to part 1 questions, together with the second batch are here
May 18th
'Nothing to laugh about?' - an entertaining piece about entertaining sermons is uploaded here
May 17th
The first regular column 'Music Report' by our Director of Music is uploaded to the music home page or directly here
May 16th
Notes and news for the week beginning tomorrow is/are here today
May 15th
Yet another instalment in the Church Registers saga - here it is
May 14th
Revised schedule for remaining Saturday Concert series here
May 13th
Novena of Prayer for the four Churches in Waterloo is uploaded here
Liturgies for tomorrow's Ascension Day service and the Sundays from Ascension to Pentecost are here

May 12th
An interesting piece on women bishops and the rise of conservative evangelical Anglicans is uploaded here
May 11th
Yesterday's sermon by Fr Dennis is enshrined here
May 10th
Whether,  post election, you're feeling like rejoicing or just drowning your sorrows, a cheerful cartoon to enjoy is here
May 8th
Next Sunday's notes and news (Easter 6) are here
May 7th
To mark election day, a spoof on church democracy, which hits the spot, and is to be enjoyed here
May 6th
Links and details added to four more good causes on the St Faith's in the Community webpages: on the front page and here
May 5th
Last Sunday's sermon from Sue is available here
May 4th
Many a true word spoken in jest in a joke reposted here
May 1st
A new feature, flagging up the good causes we support at St Faith's, is headlined here and on the front page
April 30th
Next week's notes and news (Easter 5) are here
April 29th
Fr Dennis's sermon, preached last Sunday, uploaded here
April 28th
A terrible cartoon with an even worse heading is here
April 27th
Belated posting of Paula's recent sermon here
April 26th
Flagged up the Stations of the Resurrection gallery here in advance of next week's  service
April 25th
Confession parrot fashion - click here
April 24th
Updated Saturday concert schedule from the front page and here
April 22nd
The online edition of Newslink for May is uploaded here
April 21st

Next week's notes and news (Easter 4) here
April 20th
A new entry on the records of St Faith's ordinands: for the story of John Edwin Bebb click here
April 18th
'Don't mention the War!' - yet another episode from the church registers is appended at the foot of the long page here
April 17th
'How well do you know our Church?' Part One of a teasing quiz about things to be found in St Faith's is here
April 16th
Next week's notes and news are (or is) here
April 14th
A cartoon for all PCC-watchers to be enjoyed here
April 9th
The liturgy for Eastertide (from this week onwards) and next week's notes and news are  here
A new St Gargoyle's cartoon may be viewed here

April 7th
The final pictures from Holy Week: the services of Easter Sunday are here
April 6th
Images of Saturday night's Easter Vigil are at the foot of the Holy Week picture gallery here
April 5th
A happy and blessed Easter to all site visitors. Pictures of the church decked out for Easter are here
April 4th
The vicar's Maundy Thursday sermon is online here
The liturgy for Easter Day morning is here. Also a sound file worth listening to again is linked from here
April 3rd
Images of last night's Maundy Thursday liturgy may be seen towards the foot of the Holy Week gallery here
The liturgy for the Easter Eve Vigil is here

April 2nd
The liturgy for Good Friday and the notes and news for Easter Sunday and following week are uploaded here
April 1st
The liturgy for Maundy Thursday is uploaded here
No fooling - a splendid cartoon from Ron is here

March 31st
Pictures from last night's Stations of the Cross service are at the foot of the page here
March 30th
Another addition to the (supposedly) funny stories on the jokes page here
March 29th
Holy Week begins: pictures from this morning's (short, wet!) procession are here
March 27th
A dead funny story on the jokes page here
March 26th
'Pope mobbed by nuns' - read all about it in a new story in 'What the papers say' - here
March 25th
Notes and news for Holy Week and liturgy for Palm Sunday uploaded here
March 24th
The April issue of our magazine is online here
March 23rd
The schedule for the summer Saturday lunchtime concerts is here
March 20th
Another uploading to the jokes page here
March 19th
The schedule for Holy Week and Easter services and events is here
Rejoice! Reader Jackie Parry has been recommended for training for the priesthood. The announcement is here

March 18th
Liturgy and notes and news for next Sunday - Passion Sunday - are here
March 17th
'Called to serve': the story of the first woman priest to trace her vocation to St Faith's is here. The list of ordinands is here
March 15th
Highlights of this morning's Mothering Sunday parade service are here (already)
March 14th
Jackie Parry's sermon: 'Cleansing the Temple' is here
March 13th
To take the mind off Friday 13th, a joke is to be found here
March 12th
Flagged up a link to last year's Mothering Sunday family worship pictures. They're here
March 11th
Liturgy and notes and news for next Sunday - Mothering Sunday - are here
March 10th
A new index page with the background to the visit and the report on us (and other local churches!) is here. Much to enjoy...
March 8th
The Ship of Fools' Mystery Worshipper's splendid report on a recent visit to us is here

March 7th
Liturgy and notes and news for tomorrow (Lent 3) are here. The Ship of Fools is on its way....
March 5th

Another intalment of the analysis of St Faith's service register - 1940 and 1941 - is waiting for you here
March 4th
Paula O'Shaughnessy's sermon from March 1st is here
March 3rd
Uploaded the final (for now anyway) version of the biographies of the war dead from St Faith's, with renewed thanks to diligent archive researcher John Woodley! Access it here
March 2nd
'Food, Glorious Food' - pictures of yesterday's Parish Lunch may be seen here
March 1st
A very unfair and certainly un-ecumenical cartoon is here
February 27th
The 500th entry on the jokes page is an old favourite of the editor, who has often used the F-word! Enjoy it here
February 26th
The text of the 3rd and 4th sessions of the 'Doxa' course have been added to the resources pages and are here
February 25th
Liturgy and notes and news for next Sunday (Lent 2) here
February 24th
Another sideways look at lady bishops here
February 23rd
Sue's Ash Wednesday sermon: 'God's Abundance' is here
February 22nd

Online edition of the March issue of Newslink is here. The printed version delayed through printers' holidays - sorry!
February 21st
With the annual church meetings coming over the horizon, the official Annual Church Report is here
February 20th
A cartoon for suspicious church treasurers is here
February 19th
Liturgy and notes and news for next Sunday (Lent 1) are here
February 18th
A grizzly story on the jokes page
February 17th
Ash Wednesday liturgy for tomorrow is here
February 16th
Flagged up the impending Fairtrade Fortnight here
February 15th
Falling congregations - the
ultimate comment is here
February 14th
Parish diary updated to include principal events from Easter to the end of the year. Click here
Full schedule of all worship and events from Ash Wednesday to Easter are on the Lent diary - here

February 13th
Friday 13th - luckily there's an uplifting sermon from last Sunday to be read here
February 12th
Liturgy and notes and news for next Sunday (Sunday before Lent) are here
More photos of Fr Charles Billingon, this time at Marske with the Men's Group, to be seen here

February 11th
St Gargoyles rejoices in the woes of wi-fi reception here
February 10th
Another addition to the Billington memorial pages: the first of two pages of photos here
February 8th
An addition to the Fr Charles memorial archive: an affectionate memoir from 'old boy' Anthony Walker is here
February 7th
Diary of worship and events until Easter Day posted here
February 6th
An addition and an update to the ordinands list here
Liturgy and notes and news for next Sunday (second before Lent) are here

February 5th
A wonderful you-couldn't-make-it-up story for church flower arrangers is to be found on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
February 4th
Biographies of the final four of our war dead added to the memorial page here
February 3rd
For better, for worse... a not impossible cartoon added here
February 2nd
An addition to the Charles Billington archive: Fr Dennis's sermon at Charles Golden Jubilee mass - here
February 1st
The latest (and penultimate) archives of the war dead from St Faith's have been added here
January 31st
In Memoriam: Charles Alfred Billington R.I.P. New pages in tribute to the sixth vicar of St Faith's launched here
January 29th
Liturgy for next Sunday (Candlemas) and notes and news for the week are here
January 28th
A cartoon with an excruciating pun for a title may be seen here
January 27th
More biographies of the war dead of St Faith's, including Kenneth McCulloch, father of Bishop Nigel, are here
January 26th
Fr Dennis's sermon: 'The Perils of Paul(ine) preached yesterday, is here

January 25th
St Gargoyle's hits the target - a nice cartoon here
January 23rd
Further additions to the biographies of the war dead from St Faith's, including two pairs of brothers - here
January 22nd
Following a (relatively!) brief PCC meeting last night, a cartoon to entertain members may be appreciated here
Liturgy for next Sunday and notes and news for the week ahead are here

January 20th
'Hear! Hear!' - an entertaining funny story may be enjoyed here
January 19th
A paean of praise for the achievements of Pope Francis is here
January 18th
Thanks to John Woodley's tireless efforts, three more biographies of the war dead from St Faith's are added here
January 17th
An addition to the jokes page - not quite a joke, more of a wry observation - here
January 16th
Notes and news for next week added here
January 15th
A belated Epiphany cartoon added here
The Sunday liturgy for the Epiphany season uploaded here
January 14th
The February edition of Newslink  is uploaded here
January 13th
Two sermons for the price of one: The Holy Innocents and The Baptism of Christ. Are you sitting comfortably?
January 12th
A  brilliant idea, embodied in a Church Times cartoon, is here
January 10th
An entertaining cartoon is published here
January 8th
Recycled an old Magi cartoon to mark the Epiphany season here
January 7th
Notes and news and liturgy for next week (Baptism of our Lord) are here
January 6th
Uploaded flyers for the February and April Crosby Symphony Orchestra concerts at St Faith's to the music index page here
January 5th
Flagged up the Epiphany resource page (service tomorrow at 7.00 pm) here
January 4th
A further instalment in the long story of our church's registers: war breaks out and there are bombshells here
Notes and news and liturgy for the Feast of the Epiphany (Tuesday at 7.00 pm) are here
January 3rd
'Christmas peaks too early' -  read Melanie McDonagh's well-argued newspaper article here
January 2nd
'The Renewal of the Covenant at the start of the new year' - prayers used at yesterday's eucharist are here
January 1st, 2015
Congratulations to our Treasurer, David Jones, awarded an M.B.E. in the New Year Honours list
A very happy new year to all readers and visitors. Eucharist and renewal of covenant service 12 noon today. Pop a few balloons here to celebrate

December 31st, 2014

Notes and news and liturgy for this coming Sunday are here

Another addition to the short biographies of the fallen of St Faith's - the son of one of our first church wardens - here
December 30th
The New Year page - prayers, poems, and balloon popping - updated and flagged up here
New Year's Day liturgy posted on the bulletin page

December 29th
The Magi are, we hope, on the way ... but will they get there? See Matt's cartoon here
December 28th
Rev Sue's Christmas midnight mass sermon is here
December 27th
Today's frivolity features silent monks performing the Hallelujah Chorus. They are here

December 26th
Launch of a new feature listing the men and women whose vocation to the sacred priesthood was nurtured at St Faith's. See it here
Reindeer may be espied dancing on the roof if you click here
The liturgy for next Sunday and the notes and news for next week are posted here
December 25th
Christmas Day greetings to all visitors to the site from the clergy and people of St Faith's. Our patron herself (no less) wishes you an animated Christmas greeting if you click here.
Bishop Richard's Christmas message is here
December 24th
Brenda Cottarel's maiden sermon, preached last Sunday,  is uploaded here
On a less exalted note, an entertaining little animated Christmas card for you to create here
December 23rd
The Christmas pages updated and relaunched (services, resources, archives, prayers and poetry, flippant animations...) here
December 22nd
The liturgies and notes and news for both Christmas Midnight and Christmas Day are posted here
Matt takes a wry look at the role of women here
December 21st
The sad news of the death of former vicar of St Faith's Fr Charles Billington, posted
Two further brief biographies of the fallen from St Faith's added here

December 20th
A somewhat un-ecumenical joke is to be found here. Blame one of our churchwardens...
December 19th
Brief biographies of three more of the men of St Faith's who fell in the two world wars are added here
December 18th
Next week's notes and news and this Sunday's liturgy here
December 17th
St Faith's at Sacred Heart School - a report added to the Notice Board page
December 16th
Fr Dennis's sermon: 'The Forerunner' preached yesterday, is here
December 15th
Margaret reports here on the success of the Christmas Tree Festival and says how much was raised for charities and church
December 13th
Two weather related offerings in two days - it's the quiet season...  Here it is
December 12th
A cartoon blown in on the wind here
December 11th
Next week's notes and news and this Sunday's liturgy here
December 10th
Consolidated index linking all Christmas Tree Festival coverage from 2009-2014 is here
December 9th
Paula O'Shaughnessy's sermon, preached last Sunday and online here today
December 8th
The final page from the Christmas Tree Festival: pictures of the clean-up and words from appreciative visitors here
December 7th
Here are the pictures from Friday and Saturday at the Christmas Tree Festival
December 6th
More festival pictures tomorrow (exhaustion) - meanwhile, a little cartoon to tide you over here
December 5th
Tree Festival diary for Thursday (uniforms and uniforms) is here.
Links now working, I hope...
December 4th
Tree Festival diary for Wednesday (including the band concert) is here. Some broken links - work in progress!
December 3rd
Pictures from the Tree Festival on Monday and Tuesday are here
Next week's notes and news and this Sunday's liturgy are here

December 2nd
In an interlude, a further biography of one of St Faith's war dead, together with an updated tabular record of them all, is uploaded here
December 1st
All the pictures from yesterday's Toy Service and Tree Festival opening are here
November 30th
Advent Sunday brings the opening of the Christmas Tree Festival and yesterday's entries in the Festival Diary - here
November 29th
As the Christmas Tree Festival approaches ever nearer, the Daily Illustrated Diary is uploaded here
November 28th
Next week's notes and news and this Advent Sunday's liturgy are here
November 27th
Flagged up the Advent resources page (meaning, poems, prayers, recorded carols) here
Tabulated dates of St Faith's war dead added to the record page here

November 26th
An update to the roof saga, reporting the latest and (we trust) final stage in the ongoing story, is here
November 25th
The latest Newslink  - a king-size double issue for December 2014 and January 2015 - is here
November 24th
Another tasteless cartoon is here
November 22nd
John Woodley's strange tale of the name changes of our second vicar is to be read here
November 20th
Next week's notes and news and this Sunday's liturgy are here
Sue's sermon from last Sunday is here

November 19th
Matt makes a move here
November 17th
A somewhat silly cartoon uploaded here
November 16th
A landmark, and very welcome, announcement of the ending of the Episcopal Visitation and the plans for the future of our local churches is HERE
November 15th
Story and pictures from our recent Services Support Group Remembrance service uploaded here
November 14th
A somewhat surreal cartoon for church cleaners everywhere is here
Table Sale Dates for 2015 available here
November 13th
Flagged up Churches Together Advent events here
Details of two more men (both 'Liverpool Pals') from the St Faith's record of war dead added here

November 12th
Next week's notes and news and this Sunday's liturgy are here
November 11th
The stories of two of St Faith's war victims (Robert Horsfall and Niel Brook) added to the War Memorial page here.  On Armistice Day, 'We will remember them'.
November 10th
Launch of a page featuring the names and stories of the men of St Faith's who fell in two world wars here
November 9th
The updated full weekday service schedule is posted here
November 8th
Flagged up imminent arrival of 'Raising the Roof' - the new recipe book in aid of the roof fund: it's here
November 7th
Various updates and additions to the Directory and Notice Board pages
November 6th
Next week's  notes and news and this Sunday's Remembrance liturgy (which starts at 10.30 am!) here
November 5th
Only nine or ten weeks late,  links to various recent stories from St Faith's have been updated here
November 4th
A lofty view of a wedding here
November 3rd
Jackie's All Saints sermon preached on Sunday, available here
November 2nd
A wondrous story in today's papers... police guards at a church APCM. Read it here
October 31st
Next week's notes and news and this Sunday's liturgies (morning and evening worship) are here
October 29th
Words and pictures of the recent Hunger for Justice Walk here
October 28th
Flagged up forthcoming Christmas Shopping Evening here
October 27th
A nice little church cartoon from the Church Times is here
October 26th
Bubble and Squeak given go-ahead for Boxing Day. Read about the church's pronouncement here
October 25th
The sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll vicar story mentioned below is now enshrined in the 'What the papers say' page here. As may be seen, it's a quiet time with our vicar on holiday
October 24th
Another tasteless cartoon, probably best ignored, is to be seen here
October 23rd
The electronic edition of the November Newslink is here - with an online extra article on sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll in the C of E!
October 22nd
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's liturgy are here
Flagged up forthcoming All Souls' memorial service on the front page
October 21st
Enjoy a Youtube upload of the recent Wayfarers Close Harmony Singers (including a churchwarden!). Follow the link from the Sounds of St Faith's page for this and other entertainments.
October 20th
Sue's sermon: 'Unseating Idols' preached yesterday, is available here
October  19th
This afternoon's Waterloo Walk or Justice from St Faith's flagged up here
October 18th
An episcopal cartoon may be enjoyed hereat
October 16th
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's liturgy are here
October 15th
Additions to the music home page, featuring our new Director of Music's c.v. - here
October 14th
Two more chapters in the endless saga of the Church Registers are uploaded here
October 13th
Denise's sermon: 'Missing the Party' preached yesterday is online  here
October 12th
The recent handout to the congregation about the new damage to the church roof is here
October 11th
Fr Ged Callacher's sermon at the Patronal Festival is here
October 10th
The new 'Doxa' course at St Faith's flagged up on the prayer and resource page here and explained fully here
October 9th
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's liturgy are here
October 8th
A new chapter in the story of the Titanic, as told by Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer and one-time member of St Faith's, is told here
October 7th
The final chapter in the Mirfield story is Judith Moizer's account of the weekend... it's here
October 6th (St Faith's Day)
'Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness' - pictures from yesterday's parish lunch may be seen here
October 5th
Pictures (already!) from this morning's service posted here. You'll have to wait until tomorrow for the lunchtime pictures
October 4th

Posters for the November 14th CSO cocert in St Faith's and the 2014-2015 schedule are here and here
Full liturgy for tomorrow (Patronal Festival) and notes and news for the week are here

October 1st
Third page from Mirfield is here
September 30th
Flagged up this weekend's Patronal Festival on the home page and on the patronal page
September 29th
Second pictures from the parish retreat at Mirfield are now here
September 28th
First pictures from the parish retreat at Mirfield are already here
September 27th
No more Singing in the Rain - new pictures from the roof repair work here
September 25th
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's liturgy are here
September 24th
A cartoon for sparring sidesmen is here
September 23rd
The September online edition of Newslink is here
September 21st    
A nice little cartoon here
September 18th
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's Harvest  liturgy are here
September 17th
Latest progress report on the roof repair work and the appeal to be read here
September 16th
Introducing our new Director of Music, Robert Woods - read about him here
September 15th
Pictures of the roofers at work on the church porch are here
September 14th
Paula's sermon from August 31st is uploaded here
September 11th
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's liturgy are here
September 10th
Photos from the church roof as stage I of the repairs is completed - see them here
September 9th
A last word from Robin Williams here
September 8th
Jackie Parry's sermon 'Relationships' preached yesterday, online today here
September 7th
Updated version of Notes and News, with full autumn schedule of weekday services for this week, uploaded here
A nice little cartoon for a Sunday is here

September 4th
A cartoon for peace-loving Muslims everywhere is here
September 2nd
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's liturgy are here

August 31st
Further update to the Roof page: men at work and Christmas Cards for sale: both here
Updated the notice board with details of upcoming concerts: the 'Raise the Roof' National Youth Orchestra concert next Saturday is also flagged up here
August 29th
Updated the parish diary September 2014 - January 2015 is here
August 28th
Next week's notes and news and next Sunday's liturgy are here
August 27th
A week later than planned, the September church magazine is online here
August 26th
A sexist cartoon may be enjoyed here
August 25th
The latest update on the roof repair and fundraising (and the hall window!) is here. Work starts tomorrow...
August 24th
The new schedule of worship and related activities for the auutmn is linked from the home page and is also here
August 23rd
Tomorrow's liturgy and next week's notes and news are here
August 20th
Sue's sermon from last Sunday is here
August 19th
Another happy little cartoon to lighten the day here
August 18th
Words and pictures from yesterday's parish barbecue, when the sun shone on St Faith's. Smell the beefburgers here
August 17th
A cartoon for flower ladies everywhere is here
August 16th
'Raising the Roof' - an update on the imminent start of repair work, the state of the roof appeal and planned fund-raising events is here
August 15th
The Saga of the Registers continues with another episode, from 1935. Be excited at the bottom of the page here
August 14th
Next Sunday's liturgy and notes and news for next week are here
Interested in being de-cluttered? Feng Shui sessions being planned at St Faith's - click here

August 12th
Fr Dennis's miraculous sermon from last Sunday available here today
August 9th
The 'Links' page belatedly updated with URLs of the various charities, good causes and organisation with which St Faith's is connected or which we support
August 7th
A smile for today on the jokes page
August 6th
Next Sunday's liturgy and notes and news for next week are here
August 4th
Fred Nye's sermon, preached yesterday, here today
August 3rd
Not often you see a joke about Martin Luther... there's one here
August 1st
Pictures of the scaffolding and waterproofing of the roof added to the metal theft page here
July 31st
Next Sunday's liturgy and notes and news for the week are here
July 30th
An unwanted slur on godly puritans may be enjoyed here
July 29th
A joke with grave consequences is inflicted here
July 28th
Flagged up here next Monday's candle-lit Vigil to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War
July 27th
Rev Denise's sermon preached this morning is here this afternoon
July 26th
A nice little non-extremist cartoon here
July 24th
Next Sunday's liturgy and notes and news for the week are here
July 23rd
Jackie Parry's sermon from last Sunday uploaded here
July 22nd
A cartoon for Christians and Computer geeks - a whole new slant on 'The Cloud'! - here
July 21st
Belated uploading of the most recent Services Support Group meeting here
July 20th
Welcome headline news of the appointment of a new Director of Music for St Faith's flagged up here
July 19th
An update on the church roof situation: the launch of the 'Raise the Roof' campaign and the likely cost of the job - here
July 17th
Next Sunday's liturgy and notes and news for the week are here
A heartening comment on the C of E in the wake of the Women Bishops Synod vote, written by a Roman Catholic commentator, is here

July 16th
The August edition of Newslink  is here
July 15th
As usual Matt is quick off the mark here following the historical Synod vote yesterday
July 14th
Last Sunday's sermon (with a flippant title supplied by the editor) is here
July 11th
A grim cartoon added here
July 10th
Last Sunday's sermon by Paula O'Shaughnessy is here
July 9th
Notes and news for next week, and the liturgy for this Sunday, added here
July 8th
Unearthed a strangely topical cartoon here
July 7th
Yet more gleanings from the 1930s church registers are available at the end of the page here
July 6th
A thought provoking cartoon for the computer-savvy is here
July 5th
An updated and fuller announcement on the metal theft situation, to be presented to the congregation tomorrow, is posted here
July 3rd
Notes and news for next week, and the liturgy for this Sunday, are here
July 2nd
A new page of resources for prayer and study launched here and linked from the home page
July 1st
'A somewhat special Sunday' - words and pictures for three happenings (musical and comestible) at St Faith's last Sunday here
June 30th
Sue's sermon from yesterday morning is here this afternoon
June 29th
A gruesome cartoon on the jokes page
June 28th
An announcement abut the recent and deplorable theft and damage to the church roof is here
June 27th
Official advertisement for the vacant post of Director of Music at St Faith's is here
June 26th
Notes and news for next week, and the liturgy for this Sunday, are here
June 24th
A gentle smile on the jokes page
June 23rd
Fr Dennis's sermon, preached yesterday is here today (but not gone tomorrow)
June 22nd
As the nights begin to draw in (sorry, tasteless comment!), website addresses provided for St Faith's North Dulwich, whose one-time vicar, now Bishop Urwin, spoke of when he visited us for Corpus Christi.
June 21st
A cartoon for all altar servers is here
June 20th
Pictures from yesterday's celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi, with Bishop Lindsay Urwin,  are here
June 19th
Next week's bulletin - including full details of the reduced summer worship schedule for July and August - and next Sunday's liturgy online here
June 18th
Last Sunday's sermon is uploaded here
The July Newslink is online here

June 17th
One more clever (?) church notice board here
June 15th
Musical Director Daniel Rathbone sends us his farewell message here as he prepares for his exit
June 14th
Another church notice board entertainment here
June 12th
Matt weighs in here to the controversy over Muslim schools, but is unlikely to attract any fatwas
June 11th
Next week's notes and news, and Trinity Sunday liturgy pages are here
June 10th
The first in a series of eye-catching church notice boards uploaded here
Yet another instalment of the researching of our service registers is to be read here

June 9th
Updated, corrected version of old St Faith's parish map, with additional information, posted here
June 8th
Another silly cartoon on the jokes page
June 7th
Maps showing the parish and its streets in 1900 and today are uploaded here
June 6th
This Sunday's liturgy and next week's notices are here
June 5th
An interesting piece about the Chapels Royal is added to 'What the papers Say' - here
June 4th
A hate-full cartoon here
June 3rd
'Are we still a Christian Nation?' - a new addition to 'What the papers say' is here
June 2nd
Sue's sermon preached yesterday is here today
May 31st    
Something to smile at on the jokes page
May 28th
Liturgy, notes and news for next week are here. Details of forthcoming funerals and departure of our Director of Music are here
May 27th
Another 'Christian Cracker' to be enjoyed on the jokes page
May 26th
Sue's sermon preached yesterday is here
Notes and news updated (no morning eucharist on Ascension Day) here
May 25th
A thought-provoking posting on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
May 24th
Notes and news for the coming week are here
May 18th
As he departs for week's holiday, the editor uploads an entirely irrelevant funny story here
May 16th
The June edition of Newslink, with extra material and in full colour, is here
May 15th
In honour of feminists everywhere (and especially in St Faith's), a secular spoof is here
May 14th
Notes, news and readings only in the new bulletin, as it's the Deanery service at St Mary's. Read them here
May 12th
Another absurd comment on a current issue from Matt here - well, it made me laugh, anyway...
May 11th
Yet another old joke to be groaned at here
May 10th
Updated the Notice Board, highlighting Christian Aid Week, which begins tomorrow
May 9th
Belated addition of Revd Sue's picture and word portrait added to the parish portraits page here
May 8th
Liturgy, notes and news for next Sunday are here
May 7th
After a regrettably long interval, three 'believe it or not' stories uploaded to the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' collection
May 6th
Uploaded a provisional diary of events for the remainder of 2014 here
May 5th
An addition to the jokes page - more of a home truth, perhaps... here
May 4th
A little Sunday School joke is here
May 1st
Next Sunday's liturgy, notes and news are here
April 30th
An old joke recycled to see the month out, here
April 29th
John Woodley's research of an early St Faith's stalwart is here
April 28th
A bad joke, and a worse caption, are to be groaned at here
April 27th
The Daily Telegraph's Matt (whom God preserve) does it again here
April 26th
A cartoon with a woeful heading added to the jokes page
April 25th
'Windows into Heaven': details of a new series of Tuesday evening talks on our church's stained glass windows are available here
April 24th
Next week's Sunday liturgy, notes and news are here
April 23rd
Back to the jokes: a cartoon to annoy Man Utd fans (if any) is here
April 22nd
Pictures of the Easter Day services form the final chapter in the story of Holy Week and Easter 2014 at St Faith's
April 21st
Images of Holy Saturday at St Faith's: the penultimate pictures here
April 20th
Good Friday pictures: the third batch of Holy Week and Easter images is here 
April 19th
The final poem in the Holy Week sequence is here

April 18th
Maundy Thursday pictures: the second batch of Holy Week and Easter images is here
A poem for Holy Saturday is here

April 17th
The Easter Day liturgy and the week's services, notes and news are here
A poem and a spiritual for Good Friday are here

April 16th
A grim (reaper) cartoon is here
A poem for Maundy Thursday is here

April 15th
Palm Sunday pictures: the first page of a developing Holy Week and Easter gallery - is here
A poem for Wednesday in Holy Week is here

April 14th
The May edition of Newslink is here
A poem for Tuesday in Holy Week is here

April 14th
A poem for Monday in Holy Week is here
April 13th
A new page of daily poetry for Holy Week opened with a Palm Sunday poem here
April 12th
A silly joke to get out of the way before Holy Week - read it here
April 10th
Palm Sunday liturgy, readings, notes and news are here
April 9th
'Uniformed Organisations - In Their Own Words': two of our Scouting Young Leaders' inspiring reports as presented at the APCM are to be enjoyed here
April 8th
A new index page to last Sunday's Annual Parochial Church Meeting, including the Vicar's Address to the meeting, is here
April 7th
New Churchwardens elected at yesterday's Annual Parochial Church Meeting are posted in the Directory here
Padres on Parade - an updated report on our Services Support Group meetings here

April 6th
Today's sermon by Rev Denise is available here
April 5th
A joke from Fiona to annoy women and Italians may be deplored here
April 4th
Front page reorganisation and updates may be viewed here
April 3rd
Liturgy and notices for next Sunday are here
April 2nd
Yet more delvings into the church registers reveal attendances of 1,130 on Easter Day 1929. Read it here
April 1st
No fooling - the pictures from Mothering Sunday celebrations are here
March 31st
Th full schedule of services and events from Palm Sunday to Easter Day is here
March 30th
Matt marks today with a typical offering here
March 28th
Another somewhat silly joke on the jokes page
March 27th
Detail changes to Saturday Concert performers (a shrinking ensemble) are here; speaker dates for Tuesday School of Prayer here
The notices are hereby added, as promised, here

March 26th
The full liturgy for Mothering Sunday added to the bulletin page - notices to be added in due course
March 25th
The schedule of the 2014 Saturday morning concerts (beginning at St Faith's on 26 April) is posted here and on the music home page
March 24th
Not much news about, so room for an old joke recycled here
March 22nd
St Gargoyle's does it again: an unfortunate cartoon is here (sorry, Sue...)
March 21st
The Annual Report for 2013, as approved by the PCC for the forthcoming APCM, may be read, marked, learned and inwardly digested here
March 20th
Combined liturgy and notices for next week are here (below current pages)
March 19th
Updated the home page and added link to new Lenten online retreat resources here
March 18th
The April online edition of Newslink, with extra party photographs, is here
March 17th
A joke about a new (male!) vicar is here
March 16th
Mother (sic!) Sue's sermon this morning is available here
March 15th
A cartoon, not suitable for animal lovers, is nevertheless uploaded here
March 13th
New-look weekly bulletin, reproducing full Sunday liturgy as well as notices, online here
March 12th
In anticipation of a keenly-fought election at our APCM, a St Gargoyle's cartoon is recycled here
March 10th
Fr Dennis's sermon: Choice and Commitment, preached yesterday, uploaded here
March 9th
A sick-making cartoon is here
March 8th
Yet more gleanings from the church registers, this time from 1927-8 are at the foot of the page here
March 7th
To welcome back Mirfield students to St Faith's, an apposite cartoon is here
March 6th
Next week's bulletin is here
Rev Sue's inaugural sermon last Sunday is here

March 5th
A full schedule of worship and events for Lent at St Faith's is online here
March 4th
The final offering of images from the celebrations of March 2nd are here
Happy Birthday to Reg Willamson - 100 years young today!
March 3rd
Red Letter Day: the first set of pictures from yesterday's welcome lunch are
here

March 2nd
Red Letter Day: pictures of this morning's happenings in church are
here
March 1st
An amusing but possibly inappropriate cartoon on the jokes page
February 28th
In advance of Sunday's inaugural service at 11.00 am, here is the liturgy for the beginning of a new ministry, which will form part of the worship
February 27th
Next week's bulletin is here
February 26th
A timely cartoon from St Gargoyle's (whom God preserve) here
February 25th
A red letter day at St Faith's as we welcome the official beginning of the ministry of the Revd Sue Lucas as our priest in charge
February 24th
Last Sunday's sermon by Jackie Parry is here
February 22nd  
Corrected Rev. Sue's mobile number in the online magazine!
February 21st
Another overdue updating - the site index is now up to date (D.V.)
February 20th
Next week's bulletin is here
February 19th
Belated update to the Notice Board page, including Emily's Quiz Night, is to be found here
February 18th
The March online edition of our parish magazine Newslink is here
February 17th
Fr Dennis Smith's sermon, preached yesterday on 'Homicide and Sex' is here. It's not as sensationalist as it sounds, by the way...
February 16th
Those still anxious to follow the unending sagas of the St Faith's Church registers may enjoy the latest instalment here ('Woodbine Willie in the pulpit')
February 14th
A secular but timely offering from the inestimable Matt to spread the love around today... here
February 13th
Next week's bulletin is here
February 12th
Fr Dennis Smith's sermon preached last Sunday, may be read here
February 11th
Reshaping of the home page, including an introductory message from Revd Sue Lucas, is here
February 10th
Once more attempting to lighten the mood - an old archdiaconal cartoon is recycled here
February 9th
The sad news of the resignations of St Faith's Churchwardens is online  
The new schedule of worship has been added to the Diary page here
February 8th
Another recycled offering from St Gargoyle's here
February 7th
Flagged up new greatly expanded weekday worship pattern from Ash Wednesday here
Next week's bulletin is here
February 6th
Yet another cartoon (but this time from The Oldie) is here; tomorrow, however, some real news....
February 5th
Still recycling old cartoons - this one totally unrepresentative of our welcoming folk at St Faiths (!) See it here
February 4th
Another light-hearted St Gargoyle's cartoon is here
February 3rd
Here it is: what went on at the Senior Citizens' Candlemass Lunch yesterday
February 2nd
Words and pictures from this morning's Candlemass service are here... the Candlemass lunch should be uploaded tomorrow
February1st
Front page updated with picture of our new priest-in-charge here
January 31st
Coincidentally, an old cartoon from St Gargoyle's about a bishop is here
January 30th
Nest week's bulletin is here
January 29th
To cheer us all up, a re-run of a nice cartoon here
January 28th
A new posting on the 'What the papers say' contemplates the end of printed church magazines
January 27th
Updated diary of events (no more Tuesday talks!) posted here
A scurrilous joke delivered from the pulpit yesterday may be tut-tutted over here

January 26th
Revd Denise McDougall's landmark sermon from this morning is here

January 25th
Announcement and press statement concerning Episcopal Visitation reports is here
The February 2014 full-colour edition of Newslink is here
January 24th
Revised bulletin is here

January 23rd
Next week's bulletin is here
January 21st
In the wake of last night's momentous Congregational Meeting, a report on the decisions is uploaded here
January 20th
'The better the day...' - a timely story uploaded to the jokes page
January 17th
An entertainingly appropriate cartoon is here
January 15th
Next week's bulletin is here
January 14th
Fr Dennis's sermon: 'On Baptism', uploaded here
January 12th
Flagged up information about the forthcoming congregational meeting on January 20th on the home page
Uploaded the season's concert schedule for the Crosby Symphony Orchestra here (scroll down the music page for the links)

January 11th
A response to 'Sin no More' (January 8th): Christine Odone pleads 'Don't Drop the Devil' here
January 10th
Next week's bulletin is here
January 9th
'Registering the Past' - the latest instalment (crowds at the 1925 Parish Mission), archived here
January 8th
'Sin no More...' - a recommendation to drop references to sin and the devil in Anglican baptisms may be read here, and will doubtless annoy many of us
January 7th
Posted details of all Church Hall activities and dates for 2014 here; updated the Notice Board here
January 4th
Matt's take on the impending arrival of the Magi may be seen here
January 3rd
Reopened the Epiphany page (poems, prayers and sermons) here
January 2nd
Next week's bulletin is here
January 1st, 2014 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Another St Faith's Church discovered. Read the fascinating story here
The New Year page resurrected and updated here
December 31st
Last Sunday's sermon by Fr Dennis is here
December 30th
An article bemoaning the excessive use of criminal record checking for church workers and volunteers is here
Resurrected and updated the seasonal silly animations. Click here for reindeer on the roof and a message from St Faith herself
December 29th
Celebrating Christingle - the pictorial record of last Christmas Eve's service is here
December 28th
The Diary of Events for January - March 2014 is posted here
December 27th
Next week's bulletin is here
Yesterday's sermon by Fr Mark Waters, for the Feast of St Stephen, is here
December 26th
A cartoon just for today, with a dubious title for those who will be singing a certain carol, is here
December 25th
A silly cartoon for Christmas Day - with good wishes to all who access it! Click here
A tweaked picture of St Faith's in the snow now adorns the home page
December 24th
Thought-provoking reading about the church's future to be read here
December 23rd
Once again Matt brings a new twist to an old story here
December 22nd
In the wake of the Apollo Theatre happening,the first seasonal cartoon is inflicted here
December 21st
An addition to 'What the Papers Say' - Prince Charles speaks up for persecuted Christians here
December 20th
Next week's bulletin is here
December 19th
And finally ... touching (and entertaining) petitions from the 2913 ChristmasTree Festival Prayer Tree end this long-running chronicle here
December 18th
Nearly the end of the Trees saga: Visitors' Book extracts uploaded here (and links update)
December 17th

The January 2014 online edition of Newslink is posted here
The latest unmissable (!) episode in 'Registering the Past' (now in the 1920s) is added here

December 16th
Uploaded the Christmas 2013 pages, with details of all Christmas and New Year services here
December 15th
By way of a change, an entertaining Oldie cartoon is posted here
Eunice Little's report on the Carol service is added here

December 14th
Dates for the 2014 series of Table Sales in our Church Hall are posted here
New Tree Festival consolidated index page (all five years) on the home page

December 13th
The first collection of reflections on the Christmas Tree Festival are posted here
December 12th
Next week's bulletin is here
December 11th
Sermon by Denise, marking her welcome return last Sunday, is here
December 10th
Tree Festival aftermath... pictures from the day after are here
December 9th
For a change, two entertaining additions to the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page ('Funny but Armless' and 'Elf'n Safety')
December 8th
Reporting on the final day of the Festival here
December 7th
Later on, even more photos uploaded here
Still more pictures of trees and people may be seen here

December 6th
Pictures of the splendid carol service with military band uploaded here
December 5th
Next week's bulletin is here
Some of the images of yesterday's busy Christmas Tree Festival are here
December 4th
The record of the first two weekdays of the Christmas Tree Festival are here
December 3rd
The advent of Advent: the services, the first Day of the Trees and the festivities are here
December 2nd
The final preparations for the Tree Festival are recorded here

December 1st
The record of the final days of preparation for today's opening of the Christmas Tree Festival is here
November 30th
A further chapter in the Chronicles of a Choirboy online here
November 29th
Latest developments on the Christmas Tree Festival front - it's all really starting to happen here
November 28th
Next week's bulletin is here
November 27th
Opened the daily record of the Christmas Tree Festival with the arrival of the trees yesterday. See it here
November 25th
You couldn't make it up - a hugely entertaining obituary is to be accessed here

November 24th
Today's sermon by Paula O'Shaughnessy: 'Christ the King' is here
November 22nd
Flagged up the imminent Christmas Tree festival here and on the home page
Pruning the Prelates? -  a new posting in 'What the Papers Say' is here

November 21st
Next week's bulletin is here
November 20th
December Newslink online here - with five extra pages of photos...
November 19th
Fr Dennis's sermon 'Us' and 'Them' from last Sunday uploaded here
November 18th
A nice little cartoon uploaded to the jokes page. It happens to be the 400th such offering to go online: several of them funnier than others...
November 16th
'We will remember them' - our uniformed organisations on Remembrance Sunday here
November 15th
Next week's bulletin is here
November 14th
Another episode in the 'Chronicles of a Choirboy' saga is here
November 13th
An encouraging report on faith and politics may be read here
November 12th
Captain 'H' Calls In - a report on a recent meeting of our Services Support Group
November 9th
Updated and corrected version replaces the previous bulletin here
November 8th
Next week's bulletin is here
November 5th
A spankingly good addition to the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' archive
November 2nd
A nice little story on the jokes page
November 1st
Read about the Bobcats' Space Camp!
October 31st
Next week's bulletin is here
October 30th
Another dubious addition to the jokes page
October 29th
Read about the 'Bishop of Bling' on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
October 28th
A further instalment of Graham Barry's Chronicles of a Choirboy uploaded here
October 27th
A news story featuring everyone's favourite professor is here
October 23rd
A matter of grave concern on the jokes page
October 20th
Following the recent publication of a biography of 'Titanic' Chief Engineer, Joseph Bell, information and an introduction to the book are linked from our our 'Titanic' page or accessed directly here
October 19th
A heavenly cartoon on the jokes page
October 18th
Next week's bulletin is here
October 17th
The latest addition to the jokes archive is here
October 16th
Update to the youth index page information: this includes the 'Scouting around the Garden' saga, as told by tireless leader Mike Carr. It's here
October 15th
The November Newslink is online here
October 14th
A news story about progress on the inter-communion frnt with the Roman Catholics uploaded here
October 11th
The latest irresistible digest from the service registers (taking us up to 1923) is here
October 10th
Next week's bulletin is here
October 9th
A new news story on the 'What the Papers say' page - about the growing ignorance about Christianity in schools
October 8th
Added a report on the Combat Stress talk at our recent Forces Support Group meeting here
October 7th
And then we had lunch. Completing the Patronal Festival pictures with a page of the guests at the lunch - see them here

October 6th
Celebrating our Patronal Festival: first pictures of the High Mass for St Faith's Day are here
October 5th
The next instalment of 'Chronicles of a Choirboy' is posted here
October 4th
Next week's bulletin is here
October 3rd
An entertaning commentary now supplied to the 1950 Wolf Cubs photo here
October 2nd
Archbishop Welby holds forth on contemporary Christian martyrdom here
October 1st
Link to the Patronal Festival pages (past and present celebrations) posted here
September  30th
Added a nice picture of the church cubs on parade in 1950 to Chronicles of a Choirboy
Sad news of the death of Fr Bert Galloway, an old friend of St Faith's

September 27th
United Benefice Diary October-December uploaded here
September 26th
Next week's bulletin is here
September 25th
A rather poor joke added to the jokes page
September 24th
A new series of eucharists and talks by Fr Paul Nener are flagged up here
September 22nd
Church schools are too middle class - see the debate on the 'What the Papers Say' page
September 20th
Next week's bulletin is here
September 19th
A lighter moment with a cartoon from The Oldie here
September 18th
The October edition of Newslink is here
September 17th
Matt hopes not to offend any Muslims in his latest cartoon
Various updates to the Parish Directory may be inspected here

September 16th
A very important announcement by the Archdeacon of Liverpool is posted here
September 15th
The church registers archive updated by adding recent episodes: 'Registering the Past'. Read about squeezing in over 1000 people at a 1920 evensong here
September 12th
Next week's bulletin is here
September 11th
An entertaining rant by a Roman Catholic priest is uploaded to the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
September 9th
Terry Wogan adds his profound thoughts to the heavenly politics furore... an update to the 'What the Papers Say' column
September 5th
Which political party does Almighty God favour? Find the answer in 'What the Papers Say'
September 3rd
Next week's bulletin is here
September 2nd
The second instalment of 'Chronicles of a Choirboy' (Graham Barry's epic story of life at St Faith's in the 1950s) is here
August 30th
'Welby: Church on the edge of a precipice'. Read all about it in 'What the Papers Say'
August 27th
Earlier than usual, here's next week's bulletin
August 26th
Newspaper articles coming thick and fast - here it's about the new Girl Guides oath and the use of church halls
August 25th
A thoughtful piece of journalism about persecuted Christians uploaded to 'What the Papers Say'

August 24th
Additions to the controversy about fracking and the church's (questionable?) views about it are here
August 23rd
Next week's bulletin is here
August 22nd
A nice little cartoon for golfers, from The Oldie here
August 21st
The September edition of Newslink is online here. No extra pages, but there's still quite a lot to read...
August 20th
An upload to the 'What the Papers Say' - about fracking and the C of E's view(s) on this controversial issue
August 19th
Entirely without comment (can't be too careful) , an entertaining story for the silly season, about perceived racism, is reproduced in the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' column
August 18th
This week's bulletin is here
August 15th
A new index page, bringing together Comedy and Comment (jokes, curiosities and journalism) is launched here and from the home page
August 14th
A thoughtful newspaper piece on the possible removal of the bible from the Desert Island Discs programme is here
August 13th
Fr Simon's sermon at Merchant Taylors' end of term service on July 10th last is here
August 12th
A very tall - even nutty - story on the jokes page
August 10th
It's all happening - another tasteless item from the papers - this time advertising a Vicars and Tarts party - is posted on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
August 9th
Two national papers report the same story and add some interesting embellishments (same link)
A fine story unearthed in a local free sheet on a local bus: see 'What the Papers Say' for the vicar who swears by Jesus

August 8th
Next week's bulletin is here
August 7th
An addition to the Forces page: more information about the Sailing Soldiers
August 6th
Fr Denis sermon: 'Money Matters' preached last Sunday, is here
Updated weekly bulletin showing cancellation of the United Benefice Barbecue planned for next Sunday, 11th August

August 5th
First instalment of 'Confessions of a Choirboy' (1946-1955) Click here to read all about it
August 4th
Correction to this week's bulletin: the Feast of the Transfiguration is on Tuesday not Thursday as originally shown. Tuesday service at 10.00 am; no service on Thursday
A marvellous true story, worthy of Fawlty Towers, is recounted in the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' columns

August 1st
Next week's bulletin is here
July 31st
Launch of a new page: 'What the Papers say' posting articles of concern to the Christian community. First topic: CRB checks on church folk
July 30th
Belated posting of the current week's bulletin - apologies
July 29th
Matt's follow-up cartoon is on the jokes page
July 28th
Matt's first 'take' on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Credit Union ambitions - on the jokes page
July 25th
A gentle smile on the jokes page
July 17th
The online edition of the August Newslink is here
July 15th
Yesterday's sermon by Fr Dennis Smith: 'The Good Samaritan' online here
July 14th
One more awful story on the jokes page
July 12th
Next week's bulletin is here
July 11th
Another groanworthy item from the same show added to the jokes page
July 10th
An irreverent golfing joke (of sorts) uploaded to the jokes page from a television show
July 9th
Updates to weekday service times posted on the Directory
July 4th
Next week's bulletin is here
June 29th
Flagged up today's ordination to the priesthood of Lucy Davis (the Nyes' daughter) - 4.00 pm in St Albans Cathedral
June 26th
Newspaper reports on the seeming secularisation of the Scout and Guide movement are deposited in the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' archive here
June 25th
Next week's bulletin is here
June 23rd
Fred Nye's sermon, preached this morning, is here already
June 21st
The United Benefice Diary of Events for July, August and September is posted here
June 20th
Next week's bulletin is here
June 19th
The July 2013 online edition of Newslink posted here
June 18th
Another instalment of gleanings from St Faith's early service registers as our second incumbent starts to move us 'up the candle' Read episode 10 here
June 13th
An entertaining cartoon - not religious, but should appeal to all the teachers and ex-teachers in our congregation, here
June 11th
Bulletin time already (a quiet week!). It's here
June 7th
Next week's bulletin is here: it has appended a report on the last PCC meeeting
June 2nd
Pictures of last Thursday's Corpus Christi celebrations - and words about the symbolism attached to the feast are here
May 31st
Next week's bulletin is here (although headed 'St Mary's', it's a joint one)
May 30th
An update on the forces page, recording an expedition for wounded soldiers partly funded by our Services Family Support Group
May 29th
The sad news of Joan Utley's death yesterday, posted on the home page, with funeral details.
A cartoon on the jokes page, which will appeal especially to St Faith's congregation

May 26th
More oddities from the papers, including the exploding Crosby Eccles cakes horror, may be found here
May 23rd
The Chairman/person's report to the 2013 APCM is belatedly uploaded here
May 22nd
Next week's bulletin is here
May 19th
After a long interval, a few absurdities from the newspapers, not even vaguely religious for the most part, are here
May 16th
The June edition of Newslink is online here
May 15th
Fred Nye's sermon: 'Revelation' preached last Sunday and online here
May 14th
Added details of new 'Jumping Jacks' classes in the Church Hall here
May 11th
First joke for weeks - and just in time for Christian Aid Week - here
May 10th
Words to accompany the pictures of last Sunday's service are added here
May 8th
Next week's bulletin is here
May 7th
Pictures from last Sunday's special service at St Faith's are here
May 4th
The final digest of entries gleaned from St Faith's first register of services is at the foot of the page accessed here
May 3rd
The Church Organisations and Groups reports presented to the APCM are here
May 2nd
Next week's bulletin is here
April 30th
More from the recent APCM (agenda and previous year's minutes) filed here
April 29th
Index page to the recent Annual Parochial Church Meeting opened here
April 27th
Updates to the Saturday concert schedule here
April 26th
Next week's bulletin is here
April 18th
Next week's bulletin is here
April 15th
Newslink for May 2013 is here
April 14th
Updates to the Capriol Singers' information (concert flyer, facebook and twitter links) posted here
April 11th
Schedule for the 2013 Summer Saturday concert series (which begins on April 20th) is here
April 10th
'Hunting for Horsfalls': another article by John Woodley, this time about Charles Horsfall, Douglas's grandfather (and his slaves!) is here
April 9th
Next week's bulletin is here
April 8th
Reader Paula O'Shaughnessy's sermon preached yesterday at St Faith's is here
April 7th
The Annual Report, as approved by the PCC today, to be presented to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on April 23rd, is here 
April 4th
Next week's bulletin (first week of new A5 format for printed sheets) is here
April 3rd
The three Triduum sermons preached last week by Fr Simon (on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Eve) are here
April 2nd
Consolidated index to all Lent and Easter photo galleries and other resources is here
April 1st
No fooling - the Easter Day gallery of pictures is here
March 31st
Straight from the camera to the site - highlights of last night's Easter vigil service are here, with every good wish to all visitors for a happy and blessed Eastertide
March 30th
Pictures from Good Friday and Holy Saturday (i.e. today!) are here
Announcement that the Saturday Concert series will begin a week later this year - April 13th
March 29th
Pictures from yesterday's Maundy Thursday night service are here
March 28th
Fr Dennis Smith's sermon: 'Reconciliation' preached last night, is here
March 27th
Next week's bulletin here

March 26th
A nice little cartoon here recently recycled in the Telegraph
March 25th
The Wintry Walk: pictures from yesterday's Palm Sunday walk of witness here
March 24th
An account from 1900 of the completion and first recital played on St Faith's organ is here
March 23rd
Next week's bulletin, with Holy Week and Easter details is here
March 20th
Updated UB diary online here - Deanery Eucharist on April 21st at St Oswald's, Netherton
The April Newslink with the usual extra pictures, is here

March 19th
Yesterday's sermon by Fr Simon Tibbs is here
March 18th
More from the archives: our founder and our first vicar meet the people in 1899 while St Faith's is still under construction... click here
March 17th
Yet again, Matt has an angle here on Pope Francis... younger than most tortoises, anyway!
March 16th
Matt has a second take on the new Pope here
March 15th
The story of Mothering Sunday 2013 at St Faith's is here
March 14th
Cartoonist Matt celebrates the papal election here
March 13th
Next week's bulletin - with Holy Week and Easter services - here
March 9th
Added information about Holistic|Therapy sessions and Craft Fayre days in the church hall here
March 8th
A new chapter added here to the 'Registering the Past' archive, giving the historical perspective on the events of 1915 and the following years
March 7th
A barbed addition to the jokes page
March 6th
Next week's bulletin here
March 5th
'The Barren Fig Tree': Fred Nye's sermon preached last Sunday is here
March 4th

A contemporary newspaper account of the consecration service of St Faith's in 1900 (and the very first protest demonstration!) is here. It throws up several questions - analysis to follow
March 2nd
Photo and brief biography of Fr Simon added to the United Benefice Ministry Team portraits here
February 28th
The promised new page added to the Horsfall archive: 'Howard Douglas Horsfall - Delving into the Past', by John Woodley, added here, featuring a fine painting of our founder
February 27th
Next week's bulletin here
February 26th
Reports from the St Faith's Services Support Group meetings added to the forces online page here
February 24th
Updating and making minor corrections to pages linked from the Horsfall story (the founding of St Faith's, our benefactor's story etc), a new page to which is to be added soon
The latest chapter in 'Registering the Past' (the story of our first service register) uploaded here
February 23rd
An irreverent addition to the jokes page
February 21st
Next week's bulletin here
Crosby Symphony Orchestra April
concert flyer is here
February 20th
March online edition of Newslink, with extra photos - online here
February 18th
Yesterday's sermon by Fr Dennis online here
February 16th
A new Lenten addition to the jokes page
February 15th
Services and events for April, May and June added to the United Benefice 2013 diary here
February 14th
Next week's bulletin here
Details of all Lent services and activities, with links to various archives and resources, uploaded here
February 12th
Updated diary of events online here
February 11th
The rest of yesterday's pre-Lent lunch pictures are here
February 10th
First batch of pictures from today's United Benefice Senior Citizens' Pre-Lent lunch are here

February 8th
Added diary of  church hall bookings for 2013 here and from the church hall page
February 7th
Matt's irreverent take on the same-sex marriage vote is here  
February 6th
Next week's bulletin online
February 3rd
Revd Denise's sermon this morning on 'Candlemas' uploaded here
February 1st
Someone a bit like Gandalf features on the jokes page
January 30th
Next week's bulletin online
January 27th
Updates to United Benefice diary: (Quiet afternoon, Sunday evening extra services) here
January 24th
Next week's bulletin online
January 23rd
Online edition of February Newslink - with extra pages - uploaded here
January 21st
Fred Nye's sermon preached yesterday is here
January 18th
Next week's bulletin is online - henceforth as a pdf file - here
January 15th
Updated details of uniformed organisations in the Directory
January 14th
Fr Simon's first sermon at St Faith's is here
January 13th
Pictures from today's first service with our new vicar, and a verbal impression of the induction here
January 12th
In memory of Mona Turner, R.I.P., a dedicated page featuring her funeral service and address and two tributes
January 11th
The rest of the pictures from Wednesday night (one man and his dog?) are here
January 10th
First batch of pictures of last night's installation and licensing service are here
Next week's bulletins are here
January 9th (welcome Fr Simon Tibbs!)
Several more details updated on the 2012 United Benefice Diary (all highlighted) and may be accessed here
Crosby Symphony Orchestra February concert flyer uploaded to the music page here

January 8th
Tomorrow evening's licensing service is available for those who can't be there (or are simply curious!) here
January 7th
Updates to the 2013 diary for February 2nd, 10th and 17th highlighted here
January 6th
To mark the Feast of the Epiphany, a final Wise Men joke here
January 5th
Flagged up the Epiphany resource page, which is here
January 4th
A further instalment of 'Registering the Past', taking the story up to the outbreak of World War 1, is here
January 3rd
Another take on the Epiphany visit on the jokes page
January 2nd
Next week's bulletins are here
January 1st, 2013
We wish all visitors to our site a happy, joyful and peaceful New Year
December 31st, 2012
The last sermon of the old year: Revd Denise's words delivered yesterday are here
December 30th
Relaunched the New Year page here - and a cheerful New Year animation is here
December 29th
The Magi are on the way... see the jokes page
December 27th
Next week's bulletins are here
December 26th
The sermon preached on Christmas morning by Revd Denise is here
December 25th
No new postings - just every good wish and blessing for a joyful and peaceful Christmas 2012
December 24th
While we're waiting for Christmas, why not build a snowman here
December 22nd
A tasteless variation on the Advent calendar theme online here
December 21st
Matt finds yet another angle on the gay marriage controversy on the jokes page
December 20th
The website's Christmas pages, linking services, poems, pictures and sermons and  updated for 2012 are here
Next week's bulletins - with Christmas week services - is here

December 19th
Despite yesterday's false dawn,
- the January 2013 Newslink (with extra pictures and a poem) really is online here
December 18th
'Trusting the Peace': Cynthia Johnson's sermon preached last Sunday is online here
December 17th
Back with Matt and another angle on the gay marriage controversy here
December 16th
Diary update to flag up joint service at SF on Sunday January 13th
The Oldie
puts the boot in to monastic vows here
December 15th
The final page of the Tree Festival record: extracts from the Visitors' Book and the Prayer Tree are here
December 14th
Margaret Houghton looks back on the Tree Festival here
December 13th
A final posting on the Interregnum page as we await Fr Simon's licensing in less than four weeks' time
Matt takes up an Anglican position on the jokes page
December 12th

Next week's bulletin here
Portraits and biographies of the Ministry Team uploaded to the Directory page

December 11th
Cartoonist Matt's sideways look at same-sex marriage is on the jokes page
December 10th
An introduction from Fr Simon is here
December 9th
Final batch of Tree Festival photos - the last hours and the big clean-up are here
Updates to the United Benefice 2013 diary - Epiphany and Candlemas evening services; Parade services in March
December 8th
Back amongst the trees, more images of schools and soup-eaters at the Christmas Tree Festival here
December 7th
Interlude - further extracts from the earliest St Faith's service register added to the archive accessed here
December 6th
'And the Band played on...' - pictures from last night's concert at the Christmas Tree festival are here
Next week's bulletin here

December 5th
A handful of pictures from the first three weekdays of the Christmas Tree Festival here
December 4th
Revd Denise's Advent Sunday sermon is here
December 3rd
Updated report on the Christmas Tree Festival and the Advent Toy Service here
December 2nd
Diary updated with postponement of Epiphany lunch and addition of induction service
December 1st
Two days of preparations for tomorrow's Christmas Tree Festival recorded here
November 30th
In the wake of the Leveson report, Matt considers its significance for the C of E on the jokes page
November 29th
Today's activity on the Festival front is recorded here
Next week's bulletin here

November 28th
The first instalment of 'Talking of Trees' - the record of the 2012 Christmas Tree Festival - uploaded here
November 27th
A small addition to the incumbent announcement notice - the location for the Induction service - added here
November 26th
Yesterday a new vicar - today a new joke - or one out of the Ark?
November 25th
A splendid newsflash - the announcement this morning of the appointment of our next vicar.  Read the headlines HERE
November 24th
And another one....here
November 23rd
Just time for a quick cartoon on the jokes page
November 21st
Next week's bulletin here
November 20th
On the day the Synod votes, Matt's cartoon lightens the mood here
The December edition of Newslink online here

November 18th
Yesterday's sermon by Fred Nye: 'Back to Basics' is here
Uploaded dates for Table Sales in 2013 here

November 17th
'The Oldie' nails i
t (!) in another cartoon on  the jokes page
November 15th
A rather silly cartoon from 'The Oldie' calendar here
November 14th
Next week's bulletin here
November 13th
Posted last Sunday's Remembrance Day sermon by the Archdeacon  of Liverpool: 'An End to War?' here
November 12th
Uploaded information about the December Christmas Tree Festival here
November 9th
Flagged up and updated pages of poetry for Remembrance Sunday and season here
The Daily Telegraph's cartoonist, Matt, celebrates the new Archbishop of Canterbury's appointment on the jokes page

November 8th
The provisional diary of services and events in the United Benefice from January - March 2013 is here
November 7th
Next week's bulletin here
November 4th
Revd Denise's sermon at the All Souls' night service is here
November 2nd
Next week's bulletin here
October 31st
A nice little addition to the jokes page
CSO full concert schedule for 2013 - and the rest of this year - published here; music home page updated
For anyone interested, the website counter has just passed 150,000 hits

October 30th
A batty story on the jokes page
October 28th
A new take on a biblical story on the jokes page
October 27th
Two impressions of the recent parishes weekend in North Wales are posted here
October 26th
You may have seen this offensive cartoon before as well ... on the jokes page
October 25th

Next week's bulletin here

October 23rd
A wicked joke - maybe you've heard it before, but it's worth repeating - on the jokes page
October 22nd
Fr Dennis's sermon, preached yesterday, is online here
October 19th
Another daft cartoon from The Oldie  on the jokes page
October 18th

Next week's bulletin here
 October 16th
November Newslink - with the usual extra colour photos - uploaded here
October 14th
An entertaining photograph added to the jokes page
October 12th
The great home-made jam saga - read about it on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page

October 11th
Next week's bulletin here
October 8th
Fr Richard Capper's sermon on the Eve of St Faith is here
October 7th
The rest of the 'Patronal Pageantry' photos are here
October 6th (St Faith's Day, 2012)
First batch of photos from last night's High Mass for the Eve of St Faith here
October 5th
Information about the new Active Workforce Zumba sessions in the church hall is here
October 4th
Messages and pictures about the recent cathedral Reader licensing from new Reader Paula O'Shaughnessy and old Reader (!) Jackie Parry at the foot of the 'Morning at St Mary's' page are here
October 3rd
Next week's bulletin here
October 2nd
Updated index page for Patronal Festival weekend celebrations, archives of previous year's events and what we know (or don't!) about St Faith and her world-wide churches is here
October 1st
Pictures and words from St Mary's yesterday (Harvest, Lunch, a new Reader!) here
September 29th
Rick Walker's account of the harmony and jazz evening
for the Waterloo Partnership added to the picture gallery - click here
September 28th
A nice little Sunday School joke on the jokes page
September 27th
Next week's (joint) bulletin here
September 26th
Updates to the United Benefice diary, including changes to Christmas services, posted here
September 23rd
Picture gallery (article to follow) of last Friday's Barbershop and Jazz concert in St Faith's for the Waterloo Partnership here
September 22nd
Text and pictures of George Houldin's book 'Fifty Years', telling the story of St Faith's up to 1950, is here and via the history index page
September 21st
Revised text of October Newslink with restoration of inadvertently omitted chunk of Maureen's key article on interregnum progress is here
September 20th
Next week's bulletin posted
September 19th
The 1930 booklet telling the story of the early years of St Faith's is here and via the history index page
September 18th
The October Newslink published. No pictures in the printed edition this month - but there are some here!
September 17th
Added a new feature: 'Registering the Past' to the Story of St Faith's historical archive feature
September 14th
Index page for all documents appertaining to and including the PARISH PROFILE uploaded here
September 12th

'The Story of Section Twelve' - the latest bulletin in the developing saga of the interregnum, the PCCs and the Parish Profile
September 11th
Next week's bulletin posted

September 10th
New index page: 'The Story of St Faith's', accessing all historical material and photographs, uploaded here
September 9th
This morning's sermon by Fred Nye: 'Does religion work?' online here
September 8th
Flagged up forthcoming collation of all pages relating to the history of St Faith's
September 7th

A sideways look at the economy on the jokes page

September 6th
Ruth Winder's account of the hall refurbishment saga is online here
September 5th
Next week's bulletin posted
Website address for St Faith's Gaywood, Norfolk added to list of St Faith's churches UK
September 4th
Updates and corrections to uniformed organisations information in the directory
September 2nd
Yesterday's sermon by Reader-in-waiting, Paula O'Shaughnessy, here
August 31st
More pictures of the final day's work here as the 'in-house' team apply the finishing touches to the church hall
August 30th
Picture gallery of the almost-completed church hall redecoration here
August 28th
Next week's bulletin posted
August 26th
Today's sermon by Fred Nye - 'Desertion' - online here
August 25th
After a long wait, a new addition to the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
August 24th
A new take on an old festival on the jokes page
August 23rd
Next week's bulletin posted
August 22nd
Flagged up forthcoming Opera Viva concert at St Mary's here
August 18th
Not exactly a joke, more a wry commentary. And not exactly religious, but it is reprinted from a church magazine. Read it here
August 17th
A new ongoing feature - the Interregnum Bulletin - open for business here
August 16th
Next week's bulletin posted
August 15th
September 2012 edition of Newslink uploaded here
August 14th
Rationalised the home page display consolidating all archived records of recent weeks
August 13th
A pleasing little clerical golfing joke may be enjoyed here
August 12th
Today's sermon, by Fr Ian Wynne, uploaded here already
August 9th
Next week's bulletin posted
August 5th
A rather tasteless lavatory joke added to the jokes page
August 3rd
Flagged up planned parishes weekend at Noddfa in North Wales here
August 2nd
Next week's bulletin posted
August 1st
Various changes to the United Benefice diary of services and events recorded
July 31st
The full account of the attack of the Bushey Battalion is here
July 30th
Sermon preached yesterday by Fr Mark Waters uploaded here
July 28th
The second page of words and pictures recording the installation of Fr Neil to the benefice of Bushey
July 27th
An obscure joke for intellectual scientists on the jokes page
July 25th
'The Day we went to Bushey' - first page of pictures from St Albans and Bushey of the pilgrimage down south to see Fr Neil read into office there
July 24th
Another joke (of sorts) on the jokes page 
July 23rd
The text of Revd Denise's sermon preached yesterday uploaded here
July 22nd
Link to Fr Neil's new parishes' website added here
July 19th
Next week's bulletin posted
July 18th
The online August Newslink - with extra pages as usual is here
July 17th
Further updates to the church hall events and activities page posted here
July 12th
Next week's bulletin posted
July 11th
'Rock Choir' is coming to St Faith's in September. Read about it here (
and even join in!)
July 10th
As a taster to a DVD of St Faith's music to be released in the autumn, the final verse of Fr Neil singing 'Were you there...' may be heard here
July 6th
Fr Dennis Smith's sermon preached last Sunday is here
July 5th
The final (half a...) Milestone, for the current year, posted here
Next week's bulletin posted

July 4th
As a change from all the pictures, a little cartoon which surely won't upset anyone...?  See the jokes page
July 3rd
'Three Days to Remember' - the final (presentations and last service) page of last weekend's events  uploaded here
July 2nd
'Three Days to Remember' - second (party time!) page of last weekend's events in retrospect uploaded here
July 1st
The 2011 milestone here
June 30th
'Three Days to Remember' - first page of last weekend's events in retrospect uploaded here
June 29th
The 2010 milestone here
June 28th
Diaries and pictures from the recent United Benefice over-65s holiday week posted here
Next week's bulletin posted
Several alterations to services and events posted in the updated United Benefice Diary
June 27th
Last Sunday's sermon (Fr Neil's last at St Mary's) uploaded here
June 24th
The 2009 milestone here
June 22nd
The 2008 milestone here
June 21st
The 2007 milestone here
Next week's joint  bulletin posted

June 20th
July edition of Newslink online here
June 19th
Last Sunday's sermon (Fr Neil's last at St Faith's) uploaded here
June 18th
The 2006 Milestone here
June 17th
The 2005 Milestone (half-way through the sequence) here
June 15th
The 2004 Milestone (remember Conques and the BBC broadcasts?) here
June 14th
Next week's bulletin posted
Matt strikes again, on the jokes page
June 13th
The 2003 Milestone retrospective here
June 11th
The Milestone retrospective for the year 2002 here
June 9th
A wordless cartoon posted on the jokes page
June 8th
The Milestone retrospective for the year 2001 - Walsingham visits and the first pantomime - here

June 7th
Next week's bulletin posted
June 6th
The Milestone retrospective for the year 2000 - the Centenary Patronal and the Banners - here
June 5th

A shaggy dog story apologetically uploaded to the jokes pages
June 4th
The Diamond Jubilee sermon preached yesterday by Fr Steve Holt is here
An addition  to the jokes archive is here

June 3rd
The first instalment of a year-by-year scrapbook - Milestones in a Ministry - to cover the years from Fr Neil's arrival to his departure. Milestone 1999 features his induction and the centenary window
June 2nd
An all too likely scenario in a cartoon from The Oldie on the jokes page
June 1st
Revised pattern of weekday worship from June 4th posted in the Directory
May 31st
Next week's bulletin posted
May 29th
Flagged up Thursday's Patronal Festival at St Mary's
May 27th
Today's sermon by Fr Neil: 'Praying at Pentecost' uploaded here
May 25th
Next week's bulletin posted
May 18th
Next week's bulletin posted
May 17th
Fr Neil's Christian Aid Sunday sermon uploaded here
May 16th
June edition of Newslink uploaded, with the usual extra pictures
May 11th
Assorted housekeeping: diary changes updated, Deanery service flagged etc
May 10th
Next week's bulletin posted
May 8th
Second page of pictures of the Spring Fair event here
May 7th
First page of pictures of last Saturday's highly successful Spring Fair event here
May 3rd
Next week's bulletin posted
May 2nd
After a long gap, a nice little addition to the jokes page
May 1st
More details about this Saturday's grand SPRING FAIR posted HERE
April 28th
Five addresses given by Mirfield students during Lent at St Faith's now uploaded here
April 27th
Next week's bulletin posted (joint with St Mary's)
April 25th
Event flyer for the grand SPRING FAIR on Saturday 5th May uploaded here
April 24th
A blow-by-blow account of Monday's A.P.C.M. - agenda, minutes, reports, accounts - and Fr Neil's valedictory report to the annual meeting....
April 22nd
Today's Sermon - 'Ghosts' -by Revd Denise uploaded here
April 20th
In advance of next Monday's Annual Parochial Church Meeting, the statutory reports and accounts are available here
April 19th
Next week's bulletin posted
April 17th
The May edition of Newslink uploaded
April 14th
To mark the 'Titanic' centenary, words and a music link from today's Act of Commemoration at St Faith's here
April 12th
New material on the Joseph Bell and the Titanic Disaster page: notably extracts from the church registers for 1912 and 1913
April 11th
Next week's bulletin posted
April 9th
The final page of the Holy Week illustrated record - Easter Day is here
April 8th
The illustrated story of the services on Good Friday and Holy Saturday uploaded here
April 7th
The record of the Maundy Thursday service online here
April 6th
From the sublime to the ridiculous on the jokes page
April 5th
Words and pictures of Tuesday's powerful liturgical performance of Liszt's 'Via Crucis'
April 4th
Next week's bulletin posted
A heavenly little addition to the jokes page
April 3rd
'Journeying to Easter - pictures from Palm Sunday at St Faith's launching a pictorial record of Holy Week and Easter
March 31st
The latest addition to the jokes page
March 27th
 
(includes all Holy Week and Easter details)
March 25th
Yet another new cartoon on the jokes page

March 23rd
Another Oldie contribution to the jokes page
March 22nd
Next week's bulletin posted
March 21st
Matt's wry look at the same-sex marriage controversy uploaded to the jokes page
March 20th
Full schedule of Holy Week and Easter services posted here, including a very special service on the Tuesday here
March 19th

Yesterday's Mother Sunday sermon - 'Special Relationships' - uploaded
March 17th
Matt hits the spot as usual with a comment on Archbishop Rowan's retirement announcement - on the jokes page
March 16th
April edition of Newslink, with extra feature, uploaded. Cancellation of Sandymount quiet afternoon notified on the bulletin
March 15th
Next week's bulletin posted
March 14th
Marking the Titanic centenary, an update to the Joseph Bell memorial page, announcement of a service on April 15th,  and a link to a new website.
March 13th
A biblical story for our times added to the jokes page
March 12th
Yesterday's sermon by Fr Dennis - ''Cleaning up the Temple' - added to the sermons archive
March 11th
A trio of odd stories added to the Curiouser and Curiouser collection
March 10th
A somewhat less sweet offering from The Oldie on the jokes page
March 9th
A rather sweet little cartoon from The Oldie on the jokes page
March 8th
Next week's bulletin posted
Cartoon comment on the row over same-sex marriages: on the jokes page
March 7th
Daniel Rathbone - our new musical supremo -  introduces himself here
March 4th
Details of the 2012 Summer Saturday concert programme published here, on the music index page and on the notice board
March 3rd
Matt strikes again on the jokes page, as the 2012 Tablet comes down from the mountain
March 1st
Addition of material about our founder's son, Great War casualty Robert Horsfall, added to the Armed Forces page
Next week's bulletin posted
February 29th
Announcement of the appointment of Daniel Rathbone as Acting Director of Music at St Faith's
Various updates to the United Benefice 2012 Diary (mainly Saturday concerts)

February 28th
A new feature, about the Liverpool Pals and their connections with St Faith's, added to the
Armed Forces pages
February 27th
Bureaucratic idiocies coming thick and fast on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
February 26th
The first update of additional material on the
Armed Forces pages
February 25th
Opening of a new page featuring our connections with the Armed Forces
February 24th
Updated links for Crosby Symphony Orchestra concerts here
February 23rd
Announcement of Fr Neil's move in June to be Rector of Bushey posted here
Next week's bulletin posted

February 22nd
More examples of frustrating bureaucracy on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
February 21st
Words and pictures of Sunday's High Altar preparations and the pre-Lent lunch
February 20th
Fr Neil's pre-Lent sermon: 'Reconciliation' - posted here and on the Lent page
February 18th
An allegedly true story (from the Daily Mail!) posted on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
February 17th

March edition of Newslink
online here

February 16th
Next week's bulletin posted
February 15th
New page about our Fairtrade involvement and activities linked from the Notice Board and here
February 14th
Matt hits the spot once again in this offering on the jokes page
February 13th
Uploaded a new page introducing the forthcoming season of Lent and linking to various resources and archived material
February 12th
Matt's splendid cartoon commenting on the ban on prayers by a certain local council
February 11th
New page with details of all United Benefice and Churches Together activities during Lent posted on the home page and here
February 10th
A fine fulmination from The Oldie reproduced in the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' archive
February 9th
Next week's bulletin posted
February 7th
A more seemly cartoon (actually the 300th uploading to this page since its inception!) on the jokes page
February 6th
Another scurrilous joke on the jokes page
February 5th
To celebrate the return of normal services, a wicked little video about the C of E (with apologies to anyone upset thereby) linked from the jokes page (and direct access here)
February 3rd
Sorry about temporary loss of access to the site.. the problem was caused by 1and1! Full normal service (including the front page) is promised before too long....
Details of the forthcoming Lent Sunday evening addresses linked from the home page
February 2nd
Next week's bulletin posted
February 1st
Another offering on the jokes page
January 31st
The rest of the pictures from the Senior Citizens' Epiphany-tide lunch uploaded here
January 30th
'Eating at Epiphany-tide' - first pictures from yesterday's United Benefice Senior Citizen's lunch here
January 29th
A choice bit of Health and Safety nonsense added to the Curiouser and Curiouser page
January 28th
Updated various items on the Church Hall activities page
January 26th
Next week's bulletin posted (joint with St Mary's)
January 25th
Home page and Notice Board updated with details of Candlemass service
January 24th
Fr Dennis's sermon: 'Visiting Uncle George' online here
January 23rd
Diary updates affecting February 6th, February 7th and October 20th online here
January 21st
A clerical joke on the jokes page
January 20th
Information about the special service on February 6th to mark the Queen's Jubilee posted here and on the home page
January 19th
Next week's bulletin posted
February edition of Newslink online
January 18th
Crosby Symphony Orchestra's 2012 concerts
details posted on the Notice Board
January 17th
An entertainment about mothers and children on the jokes page
January 16th
Yesterday's sermon by Fr Neil's launching the 2012 Stewardship Campaign uploaded
January 13th
Diary updated (Spring Fair and Fun Day now scheduled for May 5th)
January 12th
Next week's bulletin posted
January 11th
Not exactly a religious cartoon, but this ex-English teacher couldn't resist it...
January 10th
An ecumenical joke to say farewell to Christmas
January 9th
Apologies for failing to update the bulletin two days ago. It's OK now!
January 7th
Belated update to the notice board
January 5th
Next week's bulletin posted
January 4th
Updates to the United Benefice Diary; flagged up the Epiphany page
January 2nd
'The Holy Name of Jesus' - Fr Neil's sermon preached yesterday
January 1st, 2012: 0020 hrs
Fireworks from Liverpool on the home page... and New Year greetings!
December 30th
Annual relaunch of the New Year page
December 29th
Next week's bulletin posted
December 28th
After a short festive break, a return to recording some of the absurdities of contemporary life
Beetle Drive event removed from 2012 diary of events
December 25th
Fr Neil Kelley's sermon from last night's Midnight Mass here
A very happy and blessed Christmas to all visitors to our site from the people of St Faith's. Full details of all services during Christmas week here 
December 24th
The full year's diary of services and events in the United Benefice online here and from the home page
December 23rd
Next week's bulletin posted
December 22nd
United Benefice Diary of Events for January - March 2012 online (pdf file) via the home page and here
Dates for the 2012 Saturday Table Sales in the Church Hall online here
December 21st
A wondrous piece of political correctness in a newspaper report on the 'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
December 20th
'Baby Talk' - Fr Dennis's sermon last Sunday uploaded
December 19th
Another nice little cartoon from The Oldie added to the jokes page
December 18th
It's still Advent, of course, but an interactive Christmas Card animation has been reloaded here
December 17th
A pleasing item uploaded at the top of the church choir page
December 16th
Another cartoon uploaded to the jokes page
December 15th
The January 2012 issue of Newslink uploaded
December 14th
Next week's bulletin posted
A whimsical addition to the cartoons on the jokes page
December 13th
Tailpiece to the Trees: a selection of visitors' comments and prayers
December 12th

A splendid piece about 'independent bishops' on the
'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
December 11th
Final pictures from the Tree Festival as we cleaned everything up today!
December 10th
An interlude from the Trees to enjoy some P.C. absurdity on the
'Curiouser and Curiouser' page
December 9th
Today's Tree Festival update
December 8th
Another instalment of the week's events at the Tree Festival
Next week's bulletin posted
December 7th
The second instalment of the week's events at the Tree Festival