Notice about Church Closure 15th Jan 2021

Dear Friends,

Sadly, the clergy and the PCC at Christ Church have made the difficult decision to close our church for communal worship for the time being.

This will be initially up to February 14th, but may have to continue for longer if there has not been a significant reduction to local infection rates and hospital admissions.

The church building will remain open throughout the week for private prayer between  10am and 7pm and will continue to be cleaned every evening.

If there’s anything that we can do to help in any way during this difficult period, please don’t hesitate to call any of the numbers listed below.

With love and prayers,

Mike, Eunice & George xxx

If you are in need of any practical support such as food shopping, picking up prescriptions or dog walking, please call any of the following numbers and we will arrange for someone to help you:

Christ Church Parish Office:

07473 028 991/0151 608 4429

Rev Mike Loach: 0151 609 0943

Rev Eunice Blackmore: 0151 648 5343

Sarah Loach: 07828 166 490

If you feel in need of a chat or just want some advice or reassurance, please call any of the following people, who will be more than happy to speak with you:

June Fogg: 07711 180 491
Heather Whitehead: 0151 608 7205
Cllr Jerry Williams: 07926 062 968
Charles Stephens: 0151 645 4396
Audrey Clare: 0151 334 2145
Alan/Vera Jackson: 0151 608 2466
Cllr Christina Muspratt: 07762 099 381
Laurence Jones: 0151 608 8503

Foodbank and the Ark collection bins

There are now 2 large plastic bin to the left of the Community Centre to receive food bank and Ark items. They will be emptied regularly throughout the day.

Please wipe the lid after use with the wipes provided and put them in the adjacent waste bin.

Thanks for your generosity.

Location of food bank bin

Prayer Box

There is now a wooden box outside the Church, for you to post your written prayers, which will be offered up during our services. Please do send in your prayers.

Hymn playlist

If you feel like a bit of a sing-song, Ian Millington has created a YouTube playlist of some modern worship songs that we might look to test out in future services, in better times, when we are all together.  It includes some favourites, such as 10,000 reasons and some lesser known ones. There are 65 in all, so, something for everyone. You can access the Playlist on the following link:

Community Resources

Wirral Council has an extensive online resource for people who need assistance or support, plus opportunities for volunteering. Click on this link Wirral Info Bank

Online classes for children. Children’s Centre classes may be suspended, but centre staff are still supporting parents by running classes. From cookery to relaxing story times, there are aplenty of ideas to keep the kids entertained. Visit for five online classes you could try this week.

Virtual book club. If you are a book lover who is missing your group or would like to try a club, Wirral Libraries is starting an online club. To join, visit

Select the drop down menu, searching under ‘groups’ for Wirral Libraries Bookbuzz.

Silver Line Tel:    0800 70 80 90 

Silverline is a free, 24 hour, confidential helpline for older people that covers a range of topics and someone to speak to at any time of the night or day.

NHS Mental Health Crisis Line for Wirral, Chester West and Chester East

Tel: 0300 303 3972         24hr helpline

For young people and all adult age groups

What to do if you have symptoms

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advice and recommendations for parishioners at Christ Church Higher Bebington.

The following is advice is compiled, adapted and based on that which is available via the National Health Service NHS website.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms please do NOT come into church.
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
• a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
• a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
If staying at home, please log onto the NHS website at and follow the advice for staying at home.
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111-coronavirus service by logging on to then follow the link (marked with a green circle and white arrow) part way down the page.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• always wash your hands when you get home or into work
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
• try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
• do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


© Christ Church Higher Bebington 2015