St. Peter's Church, Liverpool

St Peter's Church is in Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Liverpool South Childwall, the archdeaconry of Liverpool, and the diocese of Liverpool. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building. It is one of the largest parish churches in Liverpool, and its bell tower stands at the highest point of the city. The church also has connections with The Beatles.HistoryIn 1826 a chapel was built near the side of the present church. It was built in sandstone and could hold about 200 people. The chapel was in Neoclassical style. The population of Woolton continued to grow, and the style of the church was disliked by the congregation. A number of wealthy merchants were living in the area, and it was decided to build a new church. The foundation stone for this was laid in 1886. The new church was designed by the local architects Grayson and Ould, and was completed in 1887. An extension was added to the west of the church in 1989, which includes an eight-sided hall.
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  • A really important place to visit on the Beatles taxi tour. It is the place where John Lennon got most of his inspiration for some of the Beatles most famous songs! I won't say anymore as it will spoi...  more »
  • Where John Lennon and Paul Mc Cartney first met and where a lot of song inspiration comes from. Beautiful church with Eleanor Rigbys grav. Well worth the time!  more »
  • Famous for being the resting place of Eleanor Rigby, but is also last resting place John Lennon's Uncle George (Aunt Mimi's husband) and across the road, at the church hall, is the place where John an...  more »
  • Eleanor rigbys grave is here. Found in dark. Brilliant
  • Lovely church always has been but visitors are not showing any respect. It's a church not a showbiz experience.
  • Is a very special place, where John Lennon met Paul McCartney, 60 years ago. The rest is history.
  • A beautiful church and a very friendly vicar and congregation.
  • It's the place where Paul McCartney and Jhon Lennon first met. You also can find here, the grave of Eleanor Rigby.
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