We are a friendly, welcoming congregation of mixed ages and ethnicity that has seen many changes over past years, and is able to be flexible in responding to them. We are well established in the heart of our community, but as our community continues to change, we are aware that we want to respond to those changes both within and outside of our church community.
We aim to be a church that is a safe and welcoming place for any and everyone. We look to encourage and build one another up in our faith and service to God, to one another and to our parish. We are a community that is growing in faith as well as numbers. We are also a church that participates in local activities as well as building links with other churches in the local area and the deanery of Toxteth and Wavertree.
To Love – Love God, love others and love ourselves.
‘The most important one [commandment],’ answered Jesus, ‘is this: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.’ [Mark 12:29-31]
To be ourselves in the family of God – Accepting diversity whilst seeking unity in Christ.
How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
To reflect the glory of God in all we are and in all we say and do.
Trusting that the Holy Spirit of God will transform us and in recognition that we are all a work in progress we seek to reflect the glory of God in who we are and in all we say and do. To actively deepen in our love and understanding of God, loving and accepting others for who they are and loving and accepting ourselves. To proclaim the Gospel in word and deed, whenever and wherever the opportunity presents.
To develop a Relational Multi-Cultural Church
St Bede with St Clement is working towards becoming a relational multi-cultural church. We want to build strong relationships with our Christian brothers and sisters who worship in our church buildings. Currently we host two congregations, one from the Iranian Church and a congregation from the Apostolic Church Liverpool. Each of our congregations has their own Sunday worship service and we are developing close bonds through joint nurture courses, worship and ministry to our local area.
The leaders of the three congregations regularly meet together to discuss and plan how we move forward in deepening our relationship with God and with one another and in discerning God’s Will for us in this place. We are a church that celebrates both our diversity in culture and our unity in Christ. We also hold the joint vision of seeing the church continuing to grow and being a symbol of Christ’s light in our parish.
Saint Bede with Saint Clement Toxteth parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding