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Michaela’s Message Everyday on my way to work I pass the famous Strawberry Field gates on Beaconsfield Road. Usually there is a coach parked up and tourists pour out onto the pavement taking photos and chatting excitedly. I’m always slightly bemused by this, after all, it is only a gate, isn’t it? Well no, to some passionate Beatles fans, this is so much more than a gate. This is the very gate that inspired John Lennon’s iconic song Strawberry Fields Forever and his reflections on the Salvation Army children’s home that he lived near. John was said to find peace and refuge in the grounds and now many fans from around the world flock to these gates as a point of pilgrimage. I’m not sure what these fans are looking for but I hope they find the peace and refuge that John spoke about. We live busy lives and it can be hard to find a place of peace and refuge. It saddens me to think how many people are struggling with mental health issues. Some of this, I think can be down to the relentless pressure we put ourselves under. We are driven by a society that pushes us to do more, be more and have more. We find ourselves caught up in a frenzy of busyness and before we know it, we can become burnt out and broken. Perhaps you recognise yourself in this, perhaps like John Lennon, you long for a place of peace and refuge. As a Christian, I believe with my whole heart that the peace and refuge we are all searching for can be found in having a relationship with our loving Father God, through Jesus His son. This relationship does not make us immune to burn out but it’s a relationship that can bring real peace and can teach us our own worth, so we might just look after ourselves a bit better. Jesus said “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 The Message. Doesn’t that sound wonderful, I’m learning to live in it everyday, and you can too. God Bless

Meet The Team...

Lay Pastor Andy Sproston

Deacon Michaela Doherty

Rev. Paul Wilson

Hey, don’t worry.

Do you worry? Maybe you’re worried about an event or a person, or just worried that things won’t go the way that you planned. There are many things in life which are important to us. Worry can be a good way for us to realise the things and the people that matter most to us so that we can be there to support them. Here at Court Hey we care about our community and our world. We try not to worry, because we know that when we pray God listens to our worries and helps them go away, not always in the way that we expect, but he is always there to listen and respond. So if you have any worries or problems do let us know and we’ll see what we can do for you.

Action For Children One hundred and forty eight years ago Thomas Bowman Stephenson, a Methodist minister, saw children living rough under the arches of Waterloo Station in London. He listened to their stories before working out the most practical way to help and a home was opened in a local house in that area. Fred and George were the first children taken in from the streets rather than the workhouse. Thomas Stephenson put John Wesley’s words “Go not only to those who need you but to those who need you most” into action in 1869 and that mission continues to this day working in partnership with the Methodist Church. In 1908 the first home opened where children were divided into families, looked after by house mothers and they were known as the National Children’s Home (N.C.H.) Today there’s no longer homes as such and the new title Action for Children came into being for the centres which some members from Court Hey Church have visited. Support is given to parents teaching them how to cook simple meals and also how to play with their children. Trevor McDonald, Jenny Agutter, Kevin Whately and Angela Rippon are amongst many well known celebrities who support their work. The Duchess of Cambridge is the Royal Patron. Court Hey Church has supported them since its beginnings seventy five years ago and this year we have sent a cheque for £555.75 to the headquarters. At every November’s Family Service children and adults bring gifts for the youngsters looked after by Action for Children. These gifts are distributed at Christmas.

Pat Martin

MerseyCycle The recycling social enterprise was set up nearly five years ago when a bike mechanic and a ride co-ordinator got their heads together and recognised a need for recycling. Since then MerseyCycle has grown from strength to strength with their ability to recover and refurbish unwanted bicycles. Volunteer led, the proceeds from the sales of these bicycles go back into the project to maintain the running costs. Monthly sales are held at their base at Court Hey Park with bikes of all shapes and sizes from child’s balance bikes through to mountain bikes and classic road bikes. When funding permits, they also run recycling courses teaching people mechanical skills. More information is held on their Facebook page and their website at

Volunteering at Marie Curie I have been volunteering at the Marie Curie day centre for 13 years. It is a very rewarding time, but can also be sad. The day starts at 9.30am when I pick up the patients from their homes and take them back to the centre for what we hope will be a good day. Tea, toast and coffee are offered while the nurses catch up with how they have been for the last week, and assess if they need to see the doctor while here. The tables are set for lunch and an aperitif is offered to everyone. A three course lunch is served with a soft drink, tea or coffee. After lunch a craft is organised, painting, cake making, sewing etc. There is also chair based yoga for an hour. Afternoon tea is served with bingo or a quiz or just a chat. Home is at 3.00pm and we hope they have had an enjoyable time. The main thing while volunteering is to be able to listen as some of the people have been alone at home and need a sympathetic ear.

John Hannett

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June’s Kids Activity We’d love to see you at our flower festival this month. Why not join in the fun by decorating or colouring in this flower and bringing it along?




Regular Activities WHAT’S HAPPENING - EVERY WEEK Sunday 10.30 a.m Worship Contact : Deacon Michaela Doherty Mob: 07887878147

WHAT’S HAPPENING EVERY FORTNIGHT Sunday 6.30 p.m Youth Club Contact : Suzanne Rainford Email:

Monday 9.45 a.m Tai Chi Contact : Jean Williams Tel: 0151 280 1482

Monday 2.00 p.m Philatelic Society Contact : Peter Williams Tel: 0151 280 1482

11.00 a.m Line Dancing Contact : Jean Williams Tel: 0151 280 1482

Tuesday 2.00 p.m Methodist Women in Britain (Network) Contact : Pauline Rowe Tel: 0151 489 4572

4.00 p.m. AJM School of Dance & Drama Contact : Alisha McGinn Mob: 07754534252 Tuesday 10a.m - 3p.m Baby Sensory Contact : Chelm Holmes Mob: 07391618073 5.30 p.m. Rainbows 6.30 p.m. Brownies 6.30 p.m. Guides Contact :

Thursday 7.30 p.m Scottish Dancing Contact : Sandra Piper Tel: 0151 724 4966

WHAT’S HAPPENING EVERY MONTH Friday Lunch 12.00 noon Contact : Barbara Metcalf Tel: 0151 480 9042

8.00 p.m. Women’s Club Contact : Kathy Sweeney Tel: 0151 722 3708

Friday 7.00 p.m Film Night Contact : Edna Pye Tel: 0151 724 5267

Wednesday 10.00 a.m Qi Gong Contact : Barbara Shields Tel: 0151 727 7960

Saturday Table Sale 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon Contact : Joan Rutledge Mob: 07984894597

1.00 p.m Indoor Bowls Contact : Tony Burch Tel: 0151 722 9160 4.00 p.m. AJM School of Dance & Drama Contact : Alisha McGinn Tel: 07754534252

Saturday Messy Church 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m Contact : Kevin Chabeaux Mob: 07751167872

Thursday 9.30 a.m Toddler Group Contact : Sue Canavan Tel: 0151 737 1921 Thursday 6.30 p.m Boys’ Brigade Contact: Liz Lloyd Tel: 0151 489 8076 Friday 10.00 a.m Place of Welcome Contact : Deacon Michaela Doherty Mob: 07887878147 Friday 3.45 p.m Acro Contact : Alisha McGinn Mob: 07754534252

CONTACT US CALL. 0151 427 7165 VISIT. Facebook : Court Hey Church Twitter : @courtheychurch


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HEYOU HUMOUR What time of day was Adam created? Just a little before Eve. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible? David - He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep...




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Court Hey Methodist Church Heyou June 2019  

Court Hey Methodist Church Heyou June 2019

Court Hey Methodist Church Heyou June 2019  

Court Hey Methodist Church Heyou June 2019