Local Mission

Former church buildings of St Gregory’s & St Cyril’s

The former church buildings house two well needed community projects. Both continue with parish support through finance, governance and through regular food collections for a Food Bank. St Cyril’s Children’s and Youth Project (SCYYP) runs after school and holiday activities for hundreds of children and young people, many from some of the most families in the area.  In 1994, St Gregory's Youth and Community Initiative (SGY&CI) was founded by the parish to meet the needs of the community in Liverpool 27. It provided an informal, friendly and safe environment where young people can socialise whilst developing their skills and learning. Today it is its own charity which aims to provide social welfare recreation, education opportunities and leisure provisions in the community with a view to improving quality of living. Netherley Youth & Community Initiative is operated from the former church of St Gregory.

Amber: Amber Crisis Pregnancy Care helps and supports: those facing decisions about an unintended pregnancy, those suffering as a result of an abortion, miscarriage or failed IVF. Each Advent the parish collects hundreds of items for mothers with young children as a gift for them and their families at Christmas.

Nugent Care: Inspired by Gospel values, Nugent is committed to promoting the dignity and well-being of the most vulnerable. Nugent Care strives to put the needs of people with disabilities at the heart of everything we do and make every effort to be a fully inclusive and welcoming community. The parish supports Nugent Care in various ways and also receives help in sacramental preparation for those with different disabilities.

Monday Club: For the past forty years the parish has run a group for those with different disabilities. This groups meets every other week and regularly has trips away and arranges pilgrimages for its members.

Schools: By running two schools in the local area, the parish serves the local community : In 2009 over a third (36.2%) of the children in Belle Vale were living in poverty, which is above the Liverpool average (33.1%). In some areas of the ward the number of children living in poverty is up to three times the national average. It is the parish’s mission to support people at every step of their life journey and particularly by giving children a firm foundation for the rest of their lives.