St Peter's in 2020!

It may be cold and wintry outside, but we’re looking forward to another exciting and wonderful year of welcoming visitors to St Peter’s Church.

More details on all our planned events will be published nearer the time but here’s a quick rundown of some of our plans for the year.

Saturday June 13 – Church Hall open to mark Paul’s birthday! (Before anyone worries, we know it’s the 18th 😉 We always try to open on a Saturday because it’s more convenient for most visitors)

Saturday July 4 – Church Hall open to mark the anniversary of the day that John met Paul at the Church fete on July 6, 1957, and the Lennon-McCartney partnership began.

Beatle Week

The Church and Church Hall will be open throughout Beatle Week as usual! Times will be confirmed nearer the time.

Open Church

St Peter’s has considered it a privilege to take part in Open Church in the past two years. Plans are underway to do it again this year, and the hope is the Church will be open every weekend in July, August and September.

#John80

We can’t, of course, forget that John, had he lived, would be 80 this year, and we will be marking his very special birthday with a two-day celebration in the Church Hall. The Hall will be open during the day on Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10, and the celebrations will culminate with a special party in the Church Hall on Saturday night! The event, which will be ticketed, will be run in the same way as our Celebration of Community during the 60th anniversary celebrations in 2017. Live music and a buffet will be provided, with guests able to bring their own drink! There will also be a raffle As it’s the Harvest Festival at St Peter’s that weekend, all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Trussell Trust.

More details on all the events will be published throughout the year, as well as anything else we are doing! We really look forward to seeing you all during 2020!

Cavern Tribute to the Quarrymen

It was so lovely to see St Peter’s Church included in the tribute to the Quarrymen in the Cavern Club!

A floor block from St Peter’s Church (right hand side of the photo) with the Certificate of Authenticity on display in the Cavern Club.

The Cavern directors and staff have always been great friends of St Peter’s and we very much appreciate their support and acknowledgement of the importance of St Peter’s Church in the Beatles’ story.

Christmas Shopping for the Beatle Fan in Your Life!

Are you looking for a Christmas present for the Beatle fan in your life? If so, how about one of our exclusive t-shirts?

Please note that the copyright notice for St Peter’s Church does NOT appear on the t-shirt!

Until recently, these have only been available to buy at St Peter’s Church, but recently we launched an online shop on eBay, and so now these are available worldwide!

The t-shirts retail online at £18.99, which includes postage and packing to the UK. (There will be an additional postage cost to send overseas.) Packaging is biodegradeable, and we will be making a donation to a carbon-offsetting charity for every t-shirt purchased.

The full range of merchandise will continue to be on sale to all visitors to the Church. But, if you can’t wait to visit, or if you’re not able to visit, here’s your chance to surprise the Beatle fan in your life at Christmas! Or why not treat yourself?!

Click HERE to visit our eBay shop!

Christmas at Strawberry Field!

Our very own Kip turned on the Christmas lights at Strawberry Field tonight!

c. Karen Allen
The Strawberry Field angel of light! Let the light shine!
No Baby Jesus yet in the Nativity yet; he won’t be born for another month!
Our Kip with the wonderful Freda Kelly! c. Jackie Spencer

Strawberry Field Christmas Tour!

How about this for a special pre-Christmas treat?! An amazing tour with Liverpool’s top Beatle guide, Jackie Spencer, and all for a great cause! Tickets still available!  

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Tour starts 10.45am:
🎄Fab send off from Hard Days Night Hotel with music from the Mona Lisa Twins
🎄Musical Beatles tour via City centre with stops at Ringo’s and George’s
🎄Singalong with Chris Campbell at St Peter’s Church Hall where Lennon met McCartney with the theme of Christmas #1 hits.
🎄St Peter’s Church walking tour
🎄VIP visit to Strawberry Field including exhibition and gardens
🎄Festive buffet lunch in private room with songs from the MonaLisa twins’ Christmas album
🎄Question and answer session with ‘Good Old Freda’ Kelly (as she was named in Beatles first Christmas record)
🎄Book signing with Charlie Roberts, friend of the Quarrymen and the man who took the first known photo of the Quarrymen on stage

🎄Resume our coach tour via John and Paul’s homes
🎄Visit to Christmas Fayre at Penny Lane Development Trust with Meet and greets by Colin Hanton and Len Garry of The Quarrymen
🎄Tour back to City via waterfront
🎄Free entrance to Cavern Club to end your day with a twist and shout!
🎄Exclusive festive gift as part of a Strawberry Field Goody bag.
Finish approx 4.30

Everybody involved has donated their time and venues for free, Maghull coaches have provided the transport, and proceeds will go to Strawberry Field and their Steps To Work programme. We will meet some of the wonderful trainees on our tour.

All inclusive £60 for a day of Fab Festive Fun, raising money for a wonderful cause.

Email Lesley.Theodorus@salvationarmy.org.uk to book.

We Will Remember Them

At St Peter’s Church today, we paused at 11am to remember and honour all those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and all those affected by war.

After the service, tributes were laid at our Peace Cross.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

We are in the process of ensuring that every single serviceman and woman who is listed on the Church War memorial or buried in St Peter’s graveyard will never be forgotten. Our page “Remembering the Fallen” will, when complete, contain a brief biography for every single person, with photos and other information where available.

This is a work in progress, so please bear with us! But it is something that we are determined to do.

We will remember them.

Ebay Warning: Fete Programme

Since we listed our tshirts on eBay, we’ve noticed a few other items related to the Church. We are shocked at some of the prices, especially those of the photocopied programmes that we give away for free to visitors to the Church! We’ve seen one listed for nearly £10, but we’re more concerned by other listings where sellers have more than one for sale. We suspect that the seller may be photocopying the programme or printing it for themselves off the internet and then charging very high prices.

We wanted our supporters to be aware that this is happening, and that the Church receives nothing from the sale. We can understand why people might want a copy of the programme but please don’t pay over the odds. In fact, why don’t you download these images of the programme (for free!!) and print it for yourselves!

c. St Peter’s Church, but shared for free with all Beatles fans!
c. St Peter’s Church, but shared for free with all Beatles fans!