Friends Remembered

David Rostron Founding Committee Member 1999 – 2012 Treasurer 1999-2006 until ill health prevented him carrying on that roll. However, David continued his volunteer work and sat for many more years on the committee. Sadly David passed away in 2012 and in remembrance his wife Jean Rostron and committee members planted a Rowan tree at the East boundary of the church grounds. {A photograph can be seen in our Gallery}

Brenda Murray BEM Founding Committee Member 1999 – 2016 Duties Secretary. Brenda a local historian and also founding member of The Liverpool History Society 2001. At the age of 89 in 2012 Brenda also received the British Empire Medal for services to heritage and history. Brenda’s heart was always with her beloved Seaforth and also Old Christ Church. She would talk to our visitors with her vast knowledge of local history and of Christ Church. A well-known face at the visitors welcome table Brenda will also be fondly remembered as The Raffle Queen. At the age of 92 and having given much of her life to history and the preservation of it, sadly Brenda passed away of a stroke in 2016 {see press cutting in our Gallery} Another Rowan tree was planted in the South West Corner of the church grounds by committee members as a remembrance.

Ken Lawrence Committee Member 2006 – 2016 Duties Treasurer 2006 – 2016 Ken also overlooked stock control for the café and any stationery. Kens face would often be the first that visitors would see welcoming them in as he counted visitors coming in to events. Ken passed away 2016 In remembrance a Rowan tree was planted in the South West corner of the church grounds .

Netta Dixon Volunteer 2000-2020 A regular volunteer with The Friends of Old Christ Church for 20 years. Netta helped out with anything she could and was a welcomed volunteer amongst the committee members. Her cheerful smile was a warm welcome for visitors and secret weapon when selling raffle tickets. Netta sadly passed away in 2020 .

Marie Curtis Committee Member 2007 – 2022 In 2007 Marie’s love of art brought her to Old Christ Church to organise our first ever Art Exhibition that was so successful she stayed and joined the committee. The Annual Art Exhibition today is a well known event in the local art world calendar giving many talented local artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work. In later years organising Sefton’s Big Draw, The Waterloo Flea Market & Vintage Fair Marie dedicated many hours as a volunteer for The Friends of Old Christ Church. Marie passed away at home age 82 on 11th March 2022

Chris Dawson Volunteer Member 2016 – Retired 2020 Chris volunteered on a very regular basis until the Corona virus lockdown. However, due to ill health he was unable to continue after the lockdown finished. Chris took over from Ken Lawrence (above) at the reception and did a excellent job welcoming our visitors.  Chris was a highly dependable volunteer, always busy looking for tasks to be undertaken. Chris passed away on Sunday 18th December 2022.