Current trends for churches closing indicate that they are running at 20 per year. So it is with great pleasure that I can announce that a new church was opened on the 21st of June this year; St. John & St. James Church on Bailey Drive, Bootle.
The church was officially opened, licensed and dedicated by the Bishop Of Liverpool, the Right Rev. Paul Bayes. On the day, the church was packed out, and because so many people wanted to be a part of this historic day, the numbers had to be restricted by ticket only. These were reserved for the congregation both past and present, clergy and other special guests which included The Worshipful Mayor, Councillor Stephen Kermode and the Mayoress Gwen Kermode.