About Us

Come to Christ Church just as you are. Come and be. Come and question. Seek a deeper understanding of life and faith in your own time and at your own pace.


Who we are

Our congregation includes an eclectic mix of individuals of all ages, a wide variety of lifestyles and faith backgrounds. Whether you’ve been a church-goer for many years and are new to the area, or are exploring faith for the first time you are welcome to join us.


Where we are

We worship in a beautiful Grade II* listed building, one of Liverpool’s hidden gems. A serene oasis of calm just five minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Lark Lane.

What we believe

We believe that the church is called to be a place where people can dare to hope through the love of God.

A Generous Orthodoxy

If we had to define our ‘church tradition’, we would say we are ‘generously orthodox’.

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Brian McClaren

‘Generous Orthodoxy’ is a term coined by Theologian and Pastor Brian McClaren in his book by the same name. “A Generous Orthodoxy calls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit.” (McClaren).

Generous Orthodoxy is centred on Jesus Christ, His life & teachings, and seeks to welcome all comers and to include everyone fully in the life of His Church.

At Christ Church we subscribe to the historic (‘orthodox’) creeds of the Christian Church, recognising that these are not so much statement of fact, but rather affirmations of great and holy mysteries to be explored and encountered.

Inclusive Church

20171016_164259At Christ Church we are striving to be a community where everyone is welcomed, valued and included. We subscribe to the Inclusive Church Statement of Belief.

We believe in a church which seeks not to discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”

Celtic Spirituality

Liverpool is perhaps the most Celtic of English cities. The ancient Celtic Church was itself an embodiment of a Generous Orthodoxy. At Christ Church are deeply influenced by the Celtic Christian spirituality, and are currently exploring links with the Iona Community.

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