SFX Liverpool

Jo Boyce & Friends at SFX in Liverpool
Christmas concert-goers at St Francis Xavier’s Church in Liverpool (SFX) have supported a local initiative for homeless people, as well as raising funds for the church's own ministry in the city, with an event to celebrate the Feast of their patron saint, St Francis Xavier. The SFX Advent and Christmas Concert featured Jo Boyce and Friends (CJM Music Collective); it was sponsored by the Jesuit Fund for Social Justice to help the parish raise much needed funds for the church to...
SFX Church Liverpool are hosting an evening of thanks for all the good work that takes place within the community on Thursday, 1st December.There will be supper from 6pm followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 7pm when ‘Community Christmas Trees’ will be lit in celebration of the different activities and gatherings that take place in our community.These trees will remain in place for Saint Francis Xavier’s Feast Day Advent & Christmas Concert on Saturday, 3rd December 2016,...
The group from SFX Liverpool at St Margaret's, Anfield
Members of Saint Francis Xavier’s Church (SFX) have visited one of their neighbouring parishes in Liverpool, where they experienced an artwork that prompted mixed interpretations – from pain and suffering to gentle tranquillity. The parish’s Christian Life Community (CLC) visited their Churches Together neighbours, St Margaret’s in Anfield, to view their ‘Windsails’ Installation.‘Windsails’ is the work of Wendy Rudd, who came up with the idea...
Jasper van Rosmalen delivers the window designs to SFX parishioner Judith Callaghan
The original designs for the post-World War II stained glass windows of St Francis Xavier’s Church in Liverpool (SFX) have been bought from a collector in the Netherlands. The windows over the High Altar, which were smashed during the 1941 Blitz, were designed by Hardmans of Birmingham and depict the life of St Francis Xavier.In early 2015, the parish managed to secure the original watercolour design of the stained glass window of the Jesuit martyr St Edmund Arrowsmith; and Pastoral...
The memorial to Gabriel Coury is unveiled in Sefton Park, Liverpool. Credit: Christian Smith
A First World War Jesuit alumnus has been honoured in Liverpool, 100 years after being awarded the Victoria Cross.Gabriel Coury was born on 13 June 1896 in Liverpool to an Armenian father and French mother. He was taught by the Jesuits at St Francis Xavier’s College in Liverpool and subsequently at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire (1907 to 1913). On leaving Stonyhurst, he worked as an apprentice in a cotton brokerage and when the war broke out in 1914, he volunteered to join Kitchener...
Living Theology helpers and speakers
The July weekend Living Theology course at St Francis Xavier’s Church, Liverpool proved to be a mix of theology and food!  About 40 people attended, starting with a buffet supper on Friday evening.  This was followed by the first of three talks by Fr Jim Crampsey SJ on aspects of Pope Francis’ teachings, particularly on the Joy of the Gospel and Mercy and Creation.  On Saturday and Sunday mornings participants could choose from four options. They included Fr Mike...
St Francis Xavier SJ
Feast of Saint Francis Xavier celebrated at St Francis Xavier Jesuit ChurchMass at 12 noon followed by light refreshments.Thanksgiving Service at 7pm with an evening of Information Stalls of what good ministry is taking place within the area  between 5 and 7pm. Community and education organisations based in the West Everton district of Liverpool will be showcasing the work they do at St Francis Xavier’s Church, Salisbury St.  The Whitechapel Centre, West...
The organ at SFX
The Friends of St Francis Xavier's Church Liverpool are organizing its participation in the national heritage open day this year.St Francis Xavier's Church is a Grade II* building, decorated in gothic revival style. It is full of intricate stonework, beautiful stained glass from 1850 to the present day, and artefacts which reflect the history of Liverpool. The Jesuits have served the church for the whole of its 216 years existence.SFX is two churches in one: the original designed by J J Scoles...

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