Even more exciting is that the church has outgrown its current building between Chapel Road and Hoyle Road, and will be trialling meeting for Sunday Morning Services at Hoylake Community Centre from May.
Ray Trainer, current pastor, said, 'These are exciting times at Hoylake Evangelical. Not only can we celebrate 50 years of God's faithfulness to us but we've also seen tremendous growth in recent years causing us to outgrow our building. We're all very passionate about the Hoylake area so it's fitting that we should be trialling bigger accommodation at Hoylake Community Centre.'
All four of the church's past and present pastors will be conducting services on the four Sundays in April. More information is available on the church website.
Background: Ray Trainer has been the pastor of Hoylake Evangelical Church since the Spring of 2007 after relocating from Leamington Spa. He worked for many years in various technical and managerial roles for IBM. His wife Sharon is originally from Southport. They have four teenage children.
Bill Bygroves is the pastor at Bridge Chapel in Garston and is wellknown for his Christian and compassionate work at home and abroad, often connected with football.
Hoylake Evangelical Church, situated on Birkenhead Road, is independent, meaning that it is not part of any particular denomination, although it is part of the Fellowship of Independent Churches (FIEC), which provides legal and administrative support.
The word Evangelical means Bible-based, so all belief, behaviour, and organisation is taken 100% from the Bible; Church means a portion of God's people and is active and welcoming.
This is a very active church that has many meetings, Services and other activities.
Morning Service, Sunday School, and Bible Class: 10.30 a.m.
Evening Service: 6.30 p.m.
Lord's Supper/Communion the 1st Sunday morning of the month and 3rd Sunday evening .
Ladies' and men's fellowship meetings - times vary.
Mums and Tots: 10.00 a.m.
Bible Study and Prayer Meeting: 7.30 p.m.
Seekers (for 6-11 year olds): 6.00 p.m.
Friday Club (secondary school age): 7.30 p.m.
For more information, contact Pastor Ray Trainer.
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