The parish of St Paul and St Timothy serves the local community in West Derby in several ways (eg Education and Ecumenism) and is also part of the wider Catholic community. This page looks at the relationship between the parish and the pastoral area, the archdiocese and the local religious communities.
There has been a change in some of the Pastoral Areas in the Archdiocese which you will find in the 2019 Archdiocesan Directory.
Our Pastoral Area, Stoneycroft, has amalgamated with North Liverpool (Parishes of All Saints, St Francis de Sales, St Francis Xavier, St John, St Michael & Sacred Heart and St Sylvester). The name of the new Pastoral Area is Liverpool North Pastoral area and its patrons are St Joseph and Father James Nugent.
The parishes in the old Stoneycroft pastoral area are St Margaret Mary, St Paul and St Timothy, St Matthew and St Cecilia, St Oswald and St Sebastian. Because St Joseph was the patron saint of the Stoneycroft area, we used to come together for a Novena before the feast day of St Joseph the Worker at the beginning of May. There were other times in the year when we joined each other eg First Fridays. This coming together helped all of us in the pastoral area to prepare for the future and share resources etc.
There will be a Mass for the inauguration of the new Pastoral Area at St Cecilia’s Church on 17th January at 7pm. No doubt we will find out at this Mass how we will come together in future.
There is a list showing Mass Times for the Stoneycroft pastoral area at the back of both Churches but a safer bet is probably to look at the newsletters available via the pastoral area website. You need to click on the names of the churches to find the Mass times for the individual churches.
A coach is organised to take a limited number of parishioners to the Metropolitan Cathedral on the Wednesday in Holy Week each year for the Chrism Mass. This Mass is well attended by people and priests from every corner of the Archdiocese and is a solemn but joyful occasion. There are other special occasions when a coach may be booked to take a number of parishioners from the parish to the Cathedral.
For more information on the Archdiocese, go to their website.
Local religious communities
The Sisters of Mercy, who live at Broughton Hall Convent in Yew Tree Lane, welcome parishioners, interested in 'Meeting God in the Scriptures' on Thursday evenings at 7pm and on Sundays at 4:30pm for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer. Mass is celebrated for the Parish on Wednesday evenings in Lent at 7pm. See Newsletter for details.
The Congregation of Christian Brothers, in St Timothy's Parish House on Rockwell Road, occasionally arrange a series of meetings one evening a month for people to reflect on their lives in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and share their insights.