Annual Archbishop Blanch Lecture

Jane Williams

Dr Jane Williams is to give this year’s Archbishop Blanch Lecture at Liverpool Hope University, titled “The Word, and the words, how does God speak”.

Tim Stratford is the Chairman of the Archbishop Blanch Lecture Trust that organises this and is pleased to have secured such an eminent person to tie in with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of King James Bible.

The lecture is free and open to all, but booking is essential.  It is one of the best attended annual events of its sort in the diocese each year and members of all our churches are encouraged to come along.

Please talk to Tim or contact Lifelong Learning Department on either or 0151 705 2120 to book a place.

Dr Williams teaches Christian doctrine at SPTC. She is also a visiting Lecturer in Theology at King’s College London, having previously taught at Trinity College Bristol.  She is the author of several books, including ‘Approaching Easter’ and ‘Approaching Christmas’, ‘Perfect Freedom’, ‘Who Do You Say That I am?’ and most recently, ‘Angels’.  She is married to Rowan, who is Archbishop of Canterbury, and they have two children.

Find out more about Jane.

Getting to Hope.


Winning Performances

Beth's performance
Beth Collins on stage


On Thursday 29th September, Act were asked to be part of QVC’s got talent in aid of Calder Kids. Act opened and closed the show with performances from the much loved musical Sister Act. The night also hosted a talent contest in which members of the drama group performed by reciting poems that they had written and singing solos. A big congratulations to Bethany Collins and Christine Bott who grabbed 2nd and 3rd place on the night.

Act drama group runs every Monday night at St. Mark’s Church from 7pm and are always looking for new members.

I wonder what Act will get up to next? Watch out Britain’s Got Talent, Kirkby’s got their own!!