Let Me Take You Down …

Want to find out more about the latest developments at Strawberry Field? Then come along to St Peter’s Church Hall on Monday May 27 from 11am!

We are delighted that members of the Salvation Army will be joining us in the Church Hall with a pop-up display, and the latest news on the redevelopment of the site and the progress of the trainees. If you can’t make it to the hall, check out the latest at Strawberry Field Liverpool

We also will have a special display honouring Bob Paisley in this, the 100th anniversary of his birth and, of course, you can stand on the spot where the Lennon-McCartney partnership began.

The Hall will be open from 10.30am to 3pm, everyone is welcome, and entrance is FREE!

Church Hall Open Bank Holiday Monday!

St Peter’s Church Hall will be open to visitors on Bank Holiday Monday – May 27 – from 10.30 to about 3pm. If you’re in Woolton, please come and say hello!

As well as welcoming you to the spot where the Lennon-McCartney partnership began, we will be paying tribute to Bob Paisley in this, the 100th anniversary of his birth! #Paisley100

We hope to see you soon!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Liverpool Tourism Awards Hidden Gem category. The awards were announced last night (May 16) in a grand ceremony held in Liverpool Cathedral.

Sadly, we didn’t win this year, but we’d like to send our congratulations to Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels who we think were very worthy winners in our category! If you haven’t visited the Tunnels, you should! It really is a ‘hidden gem’ in Liverpool. More detail of the tunnels can be found on the website, by clicking HERE

We would also like to congratulate Aurora, a large-scale art installation by FACT and Leeds-based immersive tech experts Invisible Flock, for their well-deserved triumph in the “Small Event on the Year” category. We were seated with them at the dinner, and it was wonderful to share their excitement and delight at winning!

We are proud to have been shortlisted, and to know that, among all the hidden gems, in Liverpool, St Peter’s Church was in the Top Ten for 2019! Thank you again for your support!

Billy Bragg at St Peter’s

We hope you all enjoyed Billy Bragg’s documentary on Rock Island Line (BBC4, Friday April 12) as much as we did! If you missed it, it’s on iplayer for another three weeks: Rock Island Line: The Song That Made Britain Rock

For those who’ve watched it, you probably noticed that the section with the Quarrymen was filmed in our very own Church Hall, the place where John met Paul and the Lennon-McCartney partnership was born! Now that the documentary has aired, we’re allowed to share some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the filming taking place.

St Peter’s on TripAdvisor

We are on TripAdvisor! If you’ve visited the Church, and enjoyed your visit, please leave us a review by clicking HERE!

Actually, please review us even if you didn’t enjoy your visit. This is a great way for us to get feedback and learn how we can improve the visitor experience.

Thank you!

St Peter’s – a Hidden Gem?

We are absolutely delighted to announce that St Peter’s Church has been shortlisted in the Hidden Gem category for this year’s Liverpool Tourism Awards!

Over 400 nominations were received and, from these, an independent panel of judges selected nine for the shortlist. To have been chosen is such an honour for the Church, and we are all thrilled and humbled to be listed alongside other wonderful places in Merseyside.

The winner is decided by a People’s Vote, and we would be privileged and grateful if you could vote for us if you think St Peter’s Church is the Hidden Gem of Merseyside! Click this link: https://www.liverpoollep.org/awards-landing-page/hidden-gem/ to vote!

Thank you!

Welcome, Ellie!

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ellie Fearn to the St Peter’s History and Heritage team of volunteers! As well as helping out in the Church Hall on occasion, Ellie will be working on our social media and online presence. It means that ‘building’ will soon start on the many webpages that are still under construction, and we may be venturing into other social media platforms, such as Instagram.

It’s an exciting time for us, and we are so grateful to Ellie for her help. It’s only the first day and we’re already in awe of her enthusiasm and ideas!

Thanks, Ellie! We all look forward to working with you!

#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