When We’re 64!

It was 64 years ago today that a young Paul McCartney ‘auditioned’ for John Lennon in St Peter’s Church Hall and the most famous, and arguably most important, partnership in modern musical history began!

“When we get older, losing our hair, many years from now
Will you still be sending us a Valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine?”
The Quarrmen (L-R: Rod Davis, Len Garry, Nigel Whalley, Chas Newby, Colin Hanton and John Duff Lowe) reunited in St Peter’s Church Hall for the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul.

Wherever you are in the world, please join us in our hearts as we celebrate that moment, and send a message of thanks to Ivan Vaughan who had the brilliant idea that his two friends should meet!

And hopefully next year we’ll all be able to meet in person at St Peter’s Church Hall to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the day that John met Paul!

Welcome Back!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that both St Peter’s Church and St Peter’s Church Hall will be open to visitors on Saturday July 3!

Please note that all visitors will be asked to observe all covid safety protocols during their visit.

Enjoy the beauty of St Peter’s Church – open from 9.30am to 2.30pm

You can also see some of the locations for Danny Boyle’s film, Yesterday, which will be shown on BBC1 on July 4, and which featured our very own Revd Kip Crooks as Father McKenzie!

Over the road from the Church, we’ll be celebrating the 64th anniversary of the day that John Lennon met Paul McCartney in St Peter’s Church Hall (July 6, 1957)! In honour of the occasion, visitors will have their first opportunity to buy a very special souvenir of their visit – some of the stained glass from the Hall windows!

In 2019, we learned that the stained glass windows in the Church Hall were in a dangerous condition and couln’t be repaired. They were removed in 2020, but every panel was saved. These have been dismantled and every fragment of glass has been saved. They are available to buy in three different formats:

Individual panes are for sale at £50 each, or £175 for a set of four. The panes are approximately 10cm square but as they were originally hand-cut, there are some minor variations. The colours can vary too, and this image is an example of what they look like. Each pane comes with a printed Certificate of Authenticity.

As you might expect with windows that had been in place since the middle of the 19th century, some of the panes were broken, but we saved these too. These have been broken up into smaller pieces and sealed inside a small glass bottle. The bottles are 3cm tall and have a diameter of 2cm, and no two are the same! They have all been filled and sealed by hand, and are truly a unique souvenir! They are priced at only £10!

We even saved the tiniest fragments, and these have also been sealed inside glass bottles. Fewer of these will be available and they are priced at £20. They also come with a printed card confirming authenticity.

The Stained Glass souvenirs will be available to visitors who visit St Peter’s Church this summer. If you are unable to visit, and would like one, the good news is that they will be added to our online shop by October!

As these are all prepared by hand, we only have limited numbers available at the moment, but more are coming!

St Peter’s Candles Now In Stock!

We have a new item in our online shop!

These gorgeous candles come in two different scents – Clean Fresh Linen or Citrus Lime & Mandarin!

Prices:

  • One candle – £8.00
  • Two candles – £15.00
  • Three candles – £20.00

When ordering, please remember to tell us which scent or scents you would like. If ordering more than one candle, it’s fine to mix and match!

To order please email heritagestpeters@gmail.com

To check out all the other items in our online shop, click HERE! We’re offering a discount of £4.95 (equal to FREE shipping in the UK!) on all orders that total more than £50!

You’ll Never Walk Alone

During the first lockdown our wonderful organist, Mike, filmed a series of videos called “The Organist Entertains in His Pyjamas!”

Given the recent sad news about Gerry Marsden and the new lockdown measures, it seemed like a good time to share this:

Walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone from us all at St Peter’s!

We look forward to welcoming you back to St Peter’s Church and Church Hall in 2021, and we’ll be adding new items to our online shop soon. All details will be posted here, and on our social media in due course.

In the meantime, take care, stay safe, and here’s to a happy, healthy and peaceful new year!

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas to you all from the St Peter’s Heritage Team! We hope that, however you’re spending Christmas, you find some comfort and joy during the holidays. This year may not be what we planned but stay safe and hopefully we can all be together again next year!

We may not be able to be together in Church this year but you might like to light a candle at home and think of this candle burning in Church and know that we’re all together in our hearts.
Happy memories of Christmas 2018
Christmas 2018
Here’s to a happy, peaceful and healthy new year!

Thank you to all the NHS staff, scientists, delivery drivers, teachers and all other key staff who have worked so hard to keep us safe this year, and who are leading the fight against covid. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and here’s to your sucesss, and us all being together again, in 2021! Happy New Year to us all!

Remembering John

Although for us in the UK, the anniversary of John’s death, 40 years ago, will not come until tomorrow, here at St Peter’s we wanted to mark the official anniversary too. This morning, volunteers laid single white roses, representing peace, at some of the places at St Peter’s that were, and are, so important to John.

The roses were laid at the peace memorial, on Uncle George’s grave, on the spot in the choir stalls where John sat and, of course, on the spot in the Church Hall where he met Paul on July 6 1957.

We also united John with another Liverpool legend laid to rest here at St Peter’s.

And we took a rose and laid it at the Strawberry Field gates, uniting St Peter’s with our friends and neighbours around the corner who also were so important in John’s life.

We are so proud, at St Peter’s, to be part of John’s story and privileged to be a custodian of his legacy.

John Lennon 1940-1980

We Will Remember Them

They shall grow not old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

When you go home, tell them of us and say, “for your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

We will remember them.

Shop Now For Christmas!

Special Offer on Shipping!

As most of us will be shopping online this Christmas, and to try to help keep costs down, we are offering a discount of £4.95 on shipping costs for ALL orders that total £50 or more!

This applies to ALL orders, wherever you are in the world!

We have a range of merchandise available in our online shop, including some lovely magnets showing the Church in 1957, which slip easily into Christmas cards!

Special Offer on Magnets!

The magnets cost £1.50 each but we have a special offer of 20 magnets for £25.00 (saving £5.00) – quote MAGNET20 when ordering!

We’ve also got our new design of t-shirts — very nice when you’re relaxing around the house …

Or these adorable phone stands — made of a light rubber and perfect for propping up your phone through those zoom meetings or facetime calls!

The phone stands, pictured with our pens and key-rings

To see all the items available for sale, and information about how to order, click the shop link here or click on the ‘Shop’ tab at the top of the page!

As with all the items in our online shop, all proceeds go towards the upkeep, maintenance and financial commitments (including the support of various charities) of St Peter’s Church and, in these difficult times, every penny really does count!

Email beatlesstpeters@gmail.com if you have any questions or to place your order!