21st/22nd September 2019: 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

The story of the Unjust Steward needs careful reading since it appears on a casual look to be saying that it is OK to cheat! Instead, the message is to be astute and careful with money so that you can spend it wisely, helping others, for instance.

No servant can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat the first with respect and the second with scorn. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.

For more on this gospel or the one for last week, please look at the Faith in Focus section of the Newsletter.


St Paul's church

St Paul's church

Brief welcome and history

Welcome to the Parish of St Paul and St Timothy in the  West Derby area of Liverpool. We are a growing parish with at present around 700 people attending our three weekend Masses, Saturday 5:30pm at St Timothy's, Sunday 8:30am and 11:15am at St Paul's.

St Paul's church was opened in 1914 and consecrated in 1915. St Timothy's parish was established in 1957 and the two parishes amalgamated in 1997.

Another paragraph will be eventually inserted from the About page (which is being written by one of the History group set up in 2015).

The parish history is only important if  it helps us to build our community spirit and we move on from the past. 

St Timothy's church

St Timothy's church

Have a look at these two videos of St Timothy’s!

One showing Pat with Brother David (in 2017) and another showing the new cross


We are starting a monthly series of Special Articles written by parishioners on behalf of various teams or groups. After contributions from the RCIA team in September and the Knights of St Columba in October. It is the turn of the Social and Welfare Group in November. There has been a lull but we do hope to create a timetable soon and restart this initiative.

Recent events

In our own Lourdes at Home week, one Sunday Mass was celebrated with an international theme including  prayers and readings in other languages. At the end of the week there was an opportunity for Mass with anointing for parishioners who are ill.

 We have set up a new page (latest news section was updated on 10th July 2019) that describes our own preparation for Synod 2020.

The sanctuary lamp in St Paul’s has recently been cleaned….

See the Youth News page about the AGM for uniformed groups, held in Bonsall Hall on June 14th…..

UCM did a sponsored walk on June 2nd …….

The Parish Retreat was held on May 11th at St Joseph’s, Freshfield.

A Day of Reflection at Broughton Hall Convent was held on Thursday May 9th

The Easter services were all celebrated in the parish and some photos of both churches were taken……

The annual social for St Patrick’s feast day was a happy occasion for parish…….

Mark Chamberlain came to St Paul’s Parish Centre on Wed, February 20th to speak about the work of CAFOD in Kenya…...

See the Youth News page for photos of Beavers at a recent investure and other Cubs being awarded a Silver Medal…

A few parishioners did the CAFOD Fun Run …..

The annual Christingle Service and the annual Ecumenical Carol service have both been held. Photos available…

KSC organised another collection of goods for the Foodbank……..

A page has been added about the Christian Brothers at St Timothy’s, their way of living and their work.

Sacramental Events this week

Congratulations to our children who made  their First Holy Communion at weekends of May and June.

Please keep them in your prayers

Also congratulations to children who have been baptised recently and to recently married couples.....

Brief Contact Details

address: The Presbytery 10, Spring Grove,  West Derby, Liverpool L12 8SJ

Parish office number: 0151 228 3405

email: (for attention of Fr John Southworth)

email: (for general enquiries)

email: (for comments on web pages)

Upcoming Events

Summer holidays are now nearing their end and here is one event at least!!

Foodbank Collection next weekend (Sept 7/8), organised by KSC.

The items needed are as follows: Biscuits - UHT Milk - Tinned Fruit - Tinned Fish - Jam - Tinned Meat - Rice Pudding - Juice - Toiletries.


The Diocesan Safeguarding Department

is hosting a Conference on 14 September ……

St Paul's and St Timothy’s Catholic Infant School

St Paul's and St Timothy’s Catholic Infant School

St Paul's Catholic Junior School

St Paul's Catholic Junior School

For brief details about services, meetings, future events etc,  please look at the calendar.

If any parish event or meeting is missing from the Calendar  or is incorrect, please give the information required by emailing

Note, though, that weekday masses are subject to change and so they have only been inserted for the current week.

Notes from the webmaster:

1. Many photographs  are altered by the webmaster. Some are cropped, some are made brighter, some have minor details removed. After advice, some of the older photos that were inserted at the start of the website process did have faces slightly pixelated because of lack of consent  from parishioners  at  the time. Some people may have objected to this -  so the pixelation has now been removed. It is hoped that the webmaster is not attacked by former parishioners who have left this world!  All pictures have their resolution reduced to save space and, hence, loading times are shorter.  Anyone who wants a copy of the original photo can apply to the webmaster who will ask the original owner of the photo for permission to be sent. 

2. Apologies for any unintended insertion of  material (particularly if copyrighted) that should be attributed to others