A CHURCH in Maghull which has a 125 year old history, has closed after managing it became too much for the present members.
Maghull Methodist Church on Liverpool Road held its final Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, September 26.
The present church was built in 1965 with the building extended in 1994, and it was a popular venue for social and community groups including a youth club, drama academy and meeting place for the Scouts and Girl Guides.
Ken Nayler, church steward at Maghull Methodist Church said: “For 125 years the Church has followed Jesus’ command to share God’s love with our community.
“People will fondly remember attending the drama group’s productions, socials and taking part in monthly church walks.
“The church has always sought to help charities with collections of food, goods and money.
“Over the years local children have come to our Sunday School, Pram Club, Play Group, Youth Club, Messy Church, Brownies, Guides, Monday Club for children with special needs and underprivileged children were taken on holidays to North Wales.
“The scout group is 65 years old and they are now looking for a new headquarters.
“In recent years the local community has visited our Spring fairs and weekly activities: Age Concern, Jigsaw Group, Ladies Fellowship and Food Bank.”
The food bank, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy and the Scout Group will continue at the church until Christmas and then move to new locations.