Whilst The Bread Church remains closed due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions, you can keep in touch with our community via this website, our facebook page Somewhere Else - The Bread Church and also our Instagram account.
During this time of closure, we have added pages about on-line worship, prayer, help in Liverpool and activities to do at home to keep us all connected.
Look at our Action for Children charity section for help with your children during the coronavirus (Covid 19 ) pandemic.
Do scroll through the other pages; to see how we normally work. We look forward to welcoming you to Somewhere Else in the future.
If you need to contact SWE, then email firstname.lastname@example.org as Lorraine, the administrator and pastoral assistant, continues to work from home.
The Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council has requested that the video below be circulated through our website, so that as many people as possible can see it, in order to help to protect each other.
Please do watch the video and share it with as many people as possible.
The Bread Church (also known as Somewhere Else) is an inclusive community that meets around the making and sharing of bread. We offer a warm welcome, hospitality and friendship to those of all faiths and none.
We are open twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10.30 - 2.00 to make bread by hand, with individuals and community groups of all ages and abilities. The sessions include time for:
Anyone wishing to make bread is asked to arrive by 11a.m. To share in other parts of the fellowship - coffee, conversation, Reflections and lunch - people arrive at any time from mid-morning onwards.
The activity is usually led by our resident Minister, the Revd Ian Hu, and facilitated by a team of volunteers who help with hospitality, and guide visitors through the steps in bread-making.
We also hold meetings for worship and contemplation at other times. Scroll down this page to read about our Quiet space on Tuesday sessions last year.
Check this website or our facebook page to keep up to date.
On Tuesday, the 22nd of September, five members of the Somewhere Else community held a trial baking session on Zoom. It was great to be back baking and sharing stories together. Read more ….
Image by Marcel Gaelle - Unsplash
The community of Somewhere Else would like to welcome the Chair of the Liverpool District of Methodist Churches - the Reverend Doctor Sheryl Anderson - to the team here at Bold Street for the new Connexional Year in Methodism.
Welcome to our new Vincentian Volunteer, Josie. We hope that you will get to meet her either online, or in person (when restrictions are lifted).
Hi, my name is Chris and I am delighted to have been appointed as the One Programme Participant for this year at Bread Church. I look forward to meeting everyone in this community and bringing something to contribute to its work.
Turn to .... our OPP page to find out more.
Be thou my vision,
O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me
Save that thou art
Thou my best thought
By day or by night
Waking or sleeping,
Thy presence my light.
During November, please follow this link for the daily prayer. Thank you for joining our community in prayer since lockdown. You can also join the community in prayer on our Facebook page every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Psalm of the week - Psalm 33
The Greatness and Goodness of the Lord
"Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.
Praise befits the upright. (v. 1)
Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and shield.
Our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you." (v. 20 -23)
Read more about this psalm on our Positive Thoughts page .
Image by Austin Neill - on Unsplash
Praying the breakthrough prayer
A prayer for God to break through in the life of our churches:
God of love, God for all,
your purposes are more beautiful than we can possibly imagine.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit.
Help us let go of all that holds us back.
Open our lives and our churches to new seasons of humility and faith, of change and growth.
Shake us up with the Good News of Jesus and show us the way.
The Methodist Church in Britain is focussing on a Year of Prayer for Evangelism and Growth 2020/2021. The breakthrough prayer forms part of daily/weekly devotions that we, as Methodists, are being asked to pray.
At the moment, the community of SWE is separated from each other, but joined through their love of God, prayers, and especially when we think of each other as we bake bread and knit or crochet our squares for our blankets at home. Last week, I heard this new song on the Radio 4 Morning Service – adapted from the original by John Bell (a leader of the Iona Communty), which was originally written by his Norwegian friend Hans-Olav Moerk. May it give you peace.
Click on the image to play the video.
We will meet; when the danger is over,
We will meet when the sad days are done;
We will meet sitting closely together and be glad our tomorrow has come.
Words copyright 2020 Hans-Olay Moerk and WGRG, c/o Iona Community, Glasgow, Scotland.
Music copyright 2020 WGRG, c/o Iona Community, Glasgow, Scotland www.wildgoose.scot
Take time out to pause and take inspiration from our Positive Thoughts page.
Listen to a song, read a poem, psalm or passage from the Bible.
If you have any inspirational passages or songs that you think others would enjoy, then please send them to email@example.com
Andrew, our Treasurer and Senior Steward at Somewhere Else, 'slept out' for Action for Children on the 21st of August, 2020.
Here you can see him trying to decide where to sleep. Find out where he eventually did and the magnificent sum of money he raised by clicking here.
Our Clicking and Connecting project to keep us connected has really taken off! If you have sent squares that you have knitted or crocheted; please let us know, so that we can give you a great big thank you!
If you have not already started, then search out your knitting and crochet needles.
Read more .....
Here at Somewhere Else, we have a wish wall in the main room. When we are waiting for the kettle to boil or our bread to prove, then people may physically write their wishes for local and national issues on a post-it and glue it to the wall. If you log on to the Methodist Website https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/prayer/prayer-wall/ you will find a prayer wall, where you can add your concerns.
Do take time to have a look, as it is another way for us to feel connected.
The Methodist Church Website has also added prayers connected with the pandemic not only from the UK, but from our brothers and sisters around the world. https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus/prayers-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
Follow this link for A prayer for Home https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Z9KRMAFgk7o&feature=emb_logo
A prayer for all people during lockdown
Members of the SWE community say a prayer together, which is posted to our Facebook page, every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 pm.
Each Sunday morning, you can join in worship from Central Hall Westminster at 11 am by following this link.www.youtube.com/mchwevents
You can also join in worship led by the Minister of Wesley's Chapel London at 11 am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA
Sthie ('At home')
This is a different form of worship experience from the Isle of Man. Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see https://andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at https://www.youtube.com/andyfishburne
Find out more about Sthie by turning to....
We trust that these will help you to feel connected to the wider Christian community.