Vicar's Welcome

A welcome to our website from our Vicar Keith Hitchman


Hello and welcome to our website!

I am the Vicar of Christ Church Toxteth Park & St Michael-in-the-Hamlet Church in Liverpool, UK.

Originally from Cornwall, I moved to London in the mid-eighties where I studied Environmental Science before working in the wholefood industry.

In 1990 I entered full-time ministry as a church-based youth minister. I studied theology at Trinity College in Bristol before being ordained in 1995. Over the last 25 years I have served in large and mid-sized churches, in both urban and rural settings. I have also held various chaplaincy positions, including Lead Chaplain at the University of Gloucestershire (1999-2004) and as Lead Chaplain with Merseyside Police (2011-2015).

I am married to Maggie, an artist, art trainer, and mental health campaigner. We have two sons, Ben and Finlay. In my spare time, I like listening to music, walking our dog Joe, and supporting West Ham United!

I am a Co-opted Governor at St Michael-in-the-Hamlet Community Primary School and a member of the Steering Group for Lark Lane Neighbourhood Association.

Its great to have you with us at Christ Church. Don’t forget to introduce yourself to me in church or if you see me in the street!

Keith Hitchman, Vicar