The Reverend Philip Waldron

Greetings! I am privileged to serve three exceptional congregations within the Merseyside District: Southport Unitarians, Ullet Road Church, and Wirral Unitarians.

Since 2005, I've been an active member of the Unitarian movement in Liverpool. My journey began at Gateacre Chapel, where I discovered a supportive community that fostered spiritual growth within a liberal environment. It was in this nurturing space that I experienced spiritual liberation, and became inspired to contribute by helping others free their spirituality from rigid dogmas and doctrines. Through contemplation and reflection, we can discover what truly matters in our lives and learn how to better serve others.

In the words of the English Unitarian preacher and writer, James Martineau, "Religion is no more intended to peak and pine in solitude than a flower is to waste its sweetness in the desert air." This captures the heart of Unitarianism: an embracing, community-focused spirituality.

For me, Unitarianism has been a transformative journey of self-discovery, one where the divine works through each of us. By quieting ourselves, we can better hear the call of our inner spirit. My goal as a minister is to empower my congregation to think deeply about their lives, embracing their ability to transform and become the person they are meant to be. Is this not the essence of our salvation?

Since July 2015, I have been humbled and honoured to serve these three congregations as their minister. I cordially invite you to join us for a Sunday Service; come as you are, and you will be warmly welcomed. As Martineau also said, "We have not to construct human nature afresh, but to take it as we find it, and make the best of it." So, come as you are, in all your beauty and complexity.

Many blessings,


Currently serving the congregations of Ullet Road Church, Wirral Unitarians, and Southport Unitarians, the Reverend Phil Waldron is deeply committed not only to his pastoral duties but also to advancing his theological education and understanding.

At this time, Rev. Waldron is actively pursuing a Masters in Theology and Ministry, a distinguished program offered by the University of Glasgow. Recognizing the demands and responsibilities that come with being a minister, the course has been designed as a part-time program, allowing Rev. Waldron to balance his studies seamlessly with his pastoral duties. This endeavor further exemplifies his dedication to deepening his knowledge base, enhancing his ministerial skills, and providing the best spiritual and pastoral care to his congregation.

The decision to undertake further studies, even amidst his busy schedule, reflects Rev. Waldron's commitment to lifelong learning and his drive to continually enhance the spiritual experiences of those he serves.

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