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Saint Agnes and Saint Pancras,
Toxteth Park

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The PCC consists of the Parish Priest, the two Churchwardens and eight other parishioners who are elected at the AGM. The Deanery Synod Representative and any parishioners who are members of the Diocesan Synod are ex officio members. The PCC meets about four or five times each year. The agenda is set by the Standing Committee, which consists of the Parish Priest, the two Churchwardens, the Parish secretary and the Parish Treasurer.



Music is an important part of the liturgical tradition at St Agnes's. We have a professional Director of Music, currently Mr Keith Orrell, who has previously served in that capacity at both the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, and Shrewsbury Cathedral. He also spent seven successful years as Chorus Master of the Hallé Choir. He currently also conducts the William Byrd Singers of Manchester and is Chorus Master of the Liverpool Welsh Choral. He works extensively promoting and developing choral singing at all levels. The choir at St Agnes's is a voluntary choir drawn from members of our congregation, and it can well be appreciated how lucky they and we all are to be able to benefit from Mr Orrell's experience and expertise. We are always keen to recruit new members to the choir: please just turn up on a Sunday and make yourself known, or get in touch with the vicar on 0151 733 1742.


The inspired architecture of St Agnes's has well been described as that which can soonest bring a man to his knees, and in the liturgy we attempt to do the same. God is perfect beauty and all earthly beauty points towards God, and so our earthly liturgy should always strive to reflect that beauty. Our team of servers plays an invaluable role in producing a liturgy at our principal masses which meets that high standard. We are always ready to recruit new servers to assist at the altar, and any such volunteers should in the first instance contact the Vicar. Proper training is given, at the end of which the new server is commissioned.



Meetings take place on a weekly basis during Advent and Lent, and usually a specific Lent course or something similar is followed. From May to July each year a course of weekly bible studies takes place. All these meetings take place in the vicarage, normally on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, starting at 8pm. For details see the "sevices and notices this week" section.



The social committee meets periodically to plan and organise social events and to arrange refreshments after the Sunday Mass and other important services throughout the year. In the last year we have had, amongst other things, a Wine and Cheese Evening, a coach trip to Skipton and several Parish Lunches.



Flowers remind us of the beauty of God's creation and can powerfully augment the beauty of the liturgy. We are always on the lookout for new people to join the flower rota, but others prefer to contribute money to the flower fund in memory of a loved one.





Many parishioners are members of the Society of Mary, which is originally an Anglican, but now ecumenical society which has its objects to love and honour Mary, to spread devotion to her in reparation for past neglect and in the cause of Christian unity, and to take Mary as a model in purity, personal relationships and family life. Members follow a simple rule of life. We are part of the (NW) Ward of Our Lady of Victories.

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Various members of the parish belong to the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, which meets every two or three months at St Paul's, Croxteth on a Saturday afternoon for Vespers of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Occasionally the meeting is at St Agnes's.




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