Church of England Diocese of Liverpool Warrington

The Times They Are A Changin'

23 Jan 2019, 3:15 p.m.
<div>For many in 1964 there were never truer words spoken than in the song ‘The Times They Are A Changin’ by Bob Dylan, but the same is equally as true today as they were when they were penned by Bob Dylan. </div>

Many outside the Church of England look at an institution that they see as never changing and inflexible, where many on the inside of the Church feel that change is happening all the time and perhaps even with a view that ‘they are a changin’ too quickly. 

But hopefully one area we might agree on whether we consider ourselves on the inside or outside of the church is that it is there or should be there for all the people of our communities. 

Having listened to people in our Parish of Warrington, the young and the not so young who want to ensure that the church connects to them, be that in, modern language, rather than 16th Century Old English, or the types of worship music used. And it is in response to this feedback we developed the ‘[email protected]’ service which took place on Sunday 18th November 2018 at 4pm in the Community Centre on St Katherines Way. This has launched a NEW modern worship service here at St. Elphin’s, because here in the Parish of Warrington we are a growing church, built on God’s transforming word, and who worship God with passion, intimacy and expectation. 

We are all God’s children, empowered by His Spirit, extending His Kingdom together, everywhere in every way. And following the very successful launch the [email protected] service is now an additional Sunday service and the next few services are:  

 - Sunday 20th January 2019  

 - Sunday 10th February 2019 

And following the feedback from those attending the first [email protected] service we are currently looking at this becoming a fortnightly service from Sunday 10th March 2019. 

This new contemporary service of worship will continue to take place at our community centre on St Katherines Way starting at 4.00pm and is followed by food and time to get to know each other and become a community of God’s mission here in Warrington. [email protected] is based on the believe that we serve the people in this place, especially those seeking answers, worship and prayer, and we communicate the goodness of Jesus with compassion and generosity. We look to make disciples, develop leaders, and contribute to the blessing of the whole Body of Christ. All are welcome at [email protected], so why not put the date in your diary and why not bring your family and friends.