Visit St Peter’s Church and the Bell Tower!

St Peter’s Church has extended its opening hours (part of the Open Church initiative) over Beatle Week!

The Church will be open for tours from 10am to 4pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  There will be services going on during this time, including two weddings and a baptism, and so access to some areas might be limited on occasion.  Visitors are, of course, welcome to attend any public service in the Church.

This is a great chance to learn more about this beautiful building that was an important part of John’s childhood and, without which, there might be no Beatles!

 

Some of the visitors to the Bell Tower trying their hand at bell-ringing during the 60th anniversary celebrations last year.

In addition, Nick, the Bell Tower Captain at St Peter’s, and his wonderful team of bell-ringers have arranged to open the Bell Tower for tours on Saturday August 25!  John tried his hand at bell-ringing on one occasion, and you might also have the opportunity to ring Bell Number 3, the bell that all the beginners used.  Tours will take place from 10am to 1pm, and then again from 2pm to 4pm.

Between 1pm and 2pm, Nick and the team will be ringing a ‘quarter peal’ on the bells.  This is a continuous period of bell-ringing and is a perfect way to mark this year’s Beatle Week celebrations!

The team will also be ringing before the morning service on Sunday August 26 and visitors will have the opportunity to visit the tower then.

The professionals at work during the 60th anniversary celebrations last year.

And don’t forget that the Church Hall is also open throughout Beatle Week!

 

 

The Cool Hand Ukes Celebrate Beatle Week at St Peter’s

The Cool Hand Ukes

St Peter’s Church Hall

Saturday August 25

10.30am – 12 noon

 

One of the great things about opening up St Peter’s Church Hall to the public is the chance to make people happy.  Last year, everyone who visited the hall was treated to a beautiful exhibition of Beatles quilts, made by Yoko Kaji from Japan.  It had been her dream to have her quilts exhibited in Liverpool, and it was our absolute pleasure to make her dream come true.

This year, we are making dreams come true for people much closer to home.  On Monday, the Cool Hand Ukes performed for Woolton Wanderers WI, who hold their meetings in the Simon Peter Centre at St Peter’s Church.  When we found out how disappointed they were that they hadn’t performed in the Church Hall, there was only one solution!

We are therefore delighted to announce that the Cool Hand Ukes will be performing a special set of Beatles music in St Peter’s Church Hall on Saturday August  25 from 10.30am to about 12 noon!

The Cool Hand Ukes have previously performed at the Cavern Club, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the cruise terminal, and at special events including Ken Dodd’s 90th birthday party at Liverpool Town Hall, so we really are honoured that they want to add St Peter’s Church Hall to their already impressive resume!

Please join us as celebrate the music of the Beatles and make dreams come true!

Entry is free and everyone is welcome!

Memories of the Quarrymen’s Early Years!

We are delighted that Charlie Roberts, friend of the Quarrymen in the early days, will be in the Church Hall on Monday August 27 to share his memories with our visitors.  Charlie took the very first photo of the Quarrymen performing at Rosebery Street in June 1957, and has written a book about those early years!

Come along to St Peter’s Church Hall between 10am and 4pm on Monday, where Charlie will have signed copies of his book, as well as his historic photographs, available for sale!

St Peter’s Church and Strawberry Field

St Peter’s Church has supported the redevelopment plans for Strawberry Field from the very beginning, and we are all so excited to see the work underway!

We are also delighted to welcome the Salvation Army to St Peter’s Church Hall for International Beatle Week.

This is a great opportunity to come along, chat to some of the people most involved with the project, see the display showing the current progress and future plans, pick up leaflets on the project, and show your support by buying some of the exclusive Strawberry Field merchandise!

Opening times:

Let’s help to Open the Gates!  It matters to St Peter’s Church too.

For more information on the Strawberry Field development, visit the official website HERE

St Peter’s Church Hall Open For Beatle Week

St Peter’s Church Hall will once again open its doors throughout International Beatle Week!

 

The iconic Beatles Singalong featuring the 3A Formby Ukulele Band is back by popular demand on Friday from 10.30am.  Everyone is welcome, entry is FREE and refreshments will be available.

Great memories of the Beatles Singalong last year!

 

 

St Peter’s Church will also be open on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Open Church programme.  Don’t miss this chance to take a tour of this beautiful Church that was an important part of John’s childhood!

Entry is FREE to the Church and the Church Hall, and everyone is welcome!

St Peter’s Church Hall Open!

St Peter’s Church Hall will be open to visitors tomorrow – Saturday June 16 – from 11am until 3pm in honour of Paul’s birthday on Monday!  If you’re in Woolton, please come in and say hello!

Our new limited edition phone stands will be on sale for the first time (only available at the Church)!

 

60 Years On …

As we prepare the hundreds of photos of the anniversary celebrations for publication on the website, here’s a little taste of things to come …

Taken in St Peter’s Church Hall on the 60th anniversary of the day that two lads met, and went on to change the world!

Beatles Singalong

One of the most popular community groups at St Peter’s Church is the monthly singalong, that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month in the Hub.  There was therefore no more perfect way to launch our Celebration of Community, and of the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul, than with a Beatle-themed singalong!

Led by Norma Townley, with fabulous accompaniment from a local ukulele orchestra, the Church Hall was packed with Wooltonians as well as visitors from around the world who sang along to a selection of Beatles songs.

  

  

And, thanks to the wonder of ‘facebook live’ we had people singing along with us from as far away as Japan and the United States!

  

As you can see, a “splendid time” was had by all!

  

  

If you didn’t spot yourself in these photos, or would like to see much more of the Singalong, click HERE for the full collection of photos of the launch event for the anniversary celebrations, or click on the Flickr gallery at the bottom of this post.

  

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New Song from Eddie Devlin!

Eddie Devlin has always supported the various events at St Peter’s Church, and we are proud to consider him our ‘resident’ musician.  He will be performing in the Church Hall between 10.30am and 2.30pm, and has written this song in honour of the occasion!

Beautifully Beatle-esque in tone, enjoy “Paul and John” by Eddie Devlin!