St. Peter's Church, Liverpool

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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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  • 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 »
  • It was over the road from here, in the Chruch Hall, that John Lennon met Paul McCartney, and it's in the graveyard here that is buried the famous Eleanor Rigby.  more »
  • It's true: they did - at a church fete right here and it's interesting to ponder how things might have been very different if that meeting had never happened. The other reason Beatles fans come here i...  more »
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  • It's the place where Paul McCartney and Jhon Lennon first met. You also can find here, the grave of Eleanor Rigby.
  • BE RESPECTFUL this place is graveyard not a tourist attraction, vistors are welcome just be respectful
  • This is pastor Brown from Florida, USA. Can the pastor of St. Peter's be contacted? If so, how? Would love to talk to him. Thanks!
  • Fantastic history around the Beatles and Eleanor Rigby
  • She died in the church and was buried along with her name.

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