#Paisley 100 at St Peter’s

This morning we started our celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bob Paisley’s birth with photos of the memorial to him in the town where he was born.

As the sun goes down, it seems appropriate to share these: photos of Bob Paisley’s grave, at St Peter’s Church Woolton.

Bob Paisley, St Peter's Church
The rays of the setting sun touching Bob Paisley’s grave on his 100th birthday.

We at St Peter’s are so proud of this “ordinary man” and all of his “extraordinary achievements.” Our love and thoughts are with the Paisley family on this special day.

They will never walk alone.

Bob Paisley, St Peter's Church

Happy Birthday, Bob!

Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day that Bob Paisley was born in Hetton-Le-Hole, County Durham.

Bob Paisley, OBE, is widely regarded as one of the greatest football managers of all time.  We certainly think so! During his nine years as Manager of Liverpool FC he won 3 European Cups, 6 First Division titles, 3 League Cups, 6 Charity Shields, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Supercup.

He won the Football Manager of the Year award six times (1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83), was awarded the OBE in 1983 and was an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Over the next year, our website will be updated with more details of Bob’s fabulous career, but today, we thought it was fitting to share these photos with you. They were sent to us by David Willoughby, and show that Bob is still remembered, and loved, in the place where he was born. The photos are reproduced here with David’s kind permission.

Paisley Tribute, Hetton-Le-Hole
Paisley Tribute, Hetton-Le-Hole
Paisley Tribute, Hetton-Le-Hole

#Paisley100

#Paisley100 (with thanks to LFC TV)

A wonderful tribute at Anfield today (January 19) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bob Paisley’s birth on January 23, 1919.

With thanks to LFC TV (all photos are screen captures from the LFC TV broadcast)

Bob Paisley: 100th Birthday of a Liverpool Legend

We at St Peter’s are delighted and proud that Liverpool Football Club will be honouring the 100th birthday of Bob Paisley (on January 23) at the match against Crystal Palace tomorrow. If you are going, we’d love to see your photos!


We will also be honouring Bob throughout the year with special displays in the Church and Church Hall, and via our social media. If any of our followers would be willing to allow us to use your photos or memories of Bob (with full and appropriate credit) in our tributes, please send them in a PM. Thanks in advance!


St Peter’s Church is proud, and privileged, with its ongoing close association with the Paisley family. We know they will never walk alone.

Happy Christmas from St Peter’s

Happy Christmas and happy holidays to you from everyone at St Peter’s Church! We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

And special greetings from Merlin, who played the starring role in the Crib Service on Sunday, December 23!

At the Going Down of the Sun …

… and in the morning, we will remember them.

War Memorial

The Memorial in St Peter’s Church

 

War Memorial in Church

 

Robert Smith on War Memorial

Beatles fans may be interested in this: John Lennon’s uncle, Robert Smith, is honoured for his service on the memorial in St Peter’s Church.

 

After the Remembrance service in Church, as they are every year, poppies will be laid at the Peace Cross outside to honour and remember those who lost their lives in war.

 

We will remember them

Celebrating John’s Birthday with the Quarrymen

It was a pleasure to open the Church Hall today so that the Quarrymen could perform an impromptu mini-concert in celebration of John’s birthday!  Visitors from the Ukraine and the US were in the hall to share the special moment!

Here are a couple of snippets of the Quarrymen’s performance today:

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For more photos of the Quarrymen in the Hall today, check out the flickr album HERE

Thanks to Jackie Spencer for taking some of these photos!

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