Lent – considering a life on Loan


Dethroning Mammon’ is the title of a book written by a former Dean of Liverpool Cathedral – Justin Welby. Themes from his book are being explored in the regular series of Sunday Service and Daily Service programmes that are on BBC Radio 4 this Lent.

Rather than giving something up for Lent why not take up a disciple of daily devotion.

You can listen to the programmes live on Radio 4  Long Wave  (198 LW) and Radio 4 DAB (on your digital radio or TV).

The Sunday Service on Sundays  at 8.10am

The Daily Service on weekday mornings at 9.45am

You can listen ANY TIME of your choosing using your phone or tablet (using iPlayer app), or on your computer or laptop by going to the website of BBC Radio 4 and searching for The Daily Service.

The BBC have produced some basic study material which is available on their Daily Service web site. It can be used by individuals or as part of a small group. Here at Dovedale we will meet up each week to share our reflections, thoughts and prayers.

Sunday 18th December

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Advent    * * * *

At 6.30pm we have our special Candellight Carols Service …

Come along from 6.00pm to enjoy Christmas refreshments.

At the moment our services are in the well heated church hall.

Please use the Olivedale Road entrance at the side of the church building

There is no morning service today.

Sunday 11th December

This Sunday is the this Third in Advent.   * * *

Come along to the All Age family service with Brownies and Guides at 10.30am.               Toys will be received for Radio Merseyside Toy Appeal and gifts for Liverpool City Mission.

Heritage Open Days 10-11th September

As part of the city wide
our building
Will be open on
Grade 2 listed building
Interesting Gothic Perpendicular design
photographs of the local area, interactive tour,
share in tea and coffee
photographs, books and memorabilia on display.
If you are new to the area, or a long term resident or just visiting please call in and meet us and find out more about this church at the heart of the community.

Anointed to do Good


This year the  Baptist Union president is the Rev Rupert Lazar minister of East Barnet Baptist church.He passionately believes in recognising people’s gifts and reminding them who they are in Christ.

His presidential theme ‘Anointed to do good’ is taken from Acts 10:38: ‘… how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.’

Rupert has identified six key aspects of the theme:

  • Relational
  • Physical
  • Integral mission
  • Transformational
  • Spiritual gifts
  • Personal

Over the summer we will be showing one of these short videos (2-3 minutes in length)  as part of our Sunday morning service at Dovedale.    Starting 30th July with the video ‘Relational’.

The theme Anointed to do goodwill provide a common thread through these Sundays – a focus for our thought, prayer and conversation.

With the holidays you may not be able to be there each week but I encourage you to give the different aspects of the theme some thought each week.

Catch up on Rupert’s message, or view again at … http://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/257582/Anointed_to_do.aspx

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Rupert Lazar will be visiting Liverpool later in September. An open event for all Baptist churches on Merseyside is being planned for the evening of Tuesday 27th September 2016 – put the date in your diary now! (time and venue to be announced).

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HOPE 2016

Saturday 2nd July 11am – 4pm

A free event by churches across South Liverpool

@ Mossley Hill Athletics Club,

Mossley Hill Road. L18 6BX

HOPE 2016

BBQ * Refreshments * Messy Crafts * Prayer Tent

Bouncy Castle * Obstacle course *Family Games * Face Painting

Donkeys * Youth Zone … and more