Since before the Doomsday Book the spiritual needs of Childwall were met by All Saints but in 1930 the land to build a Church and Vicarage was donated by Lord Salisbury. The consecration of the church took place on the 9th March 1940. St David was the first Church in the Diocese to be completed during the second World War.
However, the history of St David’s goes back further than 1930. It’s roots are in the Gladstone Mission Hall of the 19th century. This was first founded as a school by the Gladstone family, who had property not far away. St David’s also has links to St Stephen’s Church, Byrom Street, which was sold off in 1937, the money from the sale going part way to the cost of the new building. St Stephen’s started life in 1722 as a Baptist Chapel! Today, St David’s has a chapel dedicated to St Stephen.
Whilst it is nice to have a history, we at St David’s know that, if we are to meet the challenges of the 21st century then we have to move forward. With this in mind the congregation are looking deeply into how we function, beginning with the Youth Work. We need much prayer and listening to God if we are to succeed. Please pray for us.
The important thing we want all enquirers to know is that you are all very welcome. We are available for you to get married, have your children christened and have your funeral here at St David’s. With baptisms and weddings residence of attendance, requirements usually apply. Please do ask.
You may not require any of these things, but you feel that there is more to life than the things we all seem to need to do in the 24/7 society in which we find ourselves. We are available -no pressure – no hard sell.
St David’s is a very welcoming Church with activities, for all age groups. We have an active choir, Mothers Union and Guild of St Raphael. There is a Sunday School, Youth Group, House Groups, Men’s Group, Parents and Toddlers Group and even a Rambling Group.
Please look through what we have to offer and feel free to either visit in person or contact us through this website.