The Quarrymen record a new album

Today over at the Penny Lane Development Trust in front of a small invited audience, The Quarrymen recorded their soon to be released new live CD “The Quarrymen – Live at Penny Lane”.

With permission, we recorded some videos of the performance (including some in which The Quarrymen refer to their time back at St Peters in July 1957), which will be released in due course (i.e. when the CD is released) but in the meantime, here are a few shots from today’s event.

A Statue for Bob!

Today, Bob Paisley was honoured at Anfield with the unveiling of a new statue. The statue depicts Bob carrying an injured Emlyn Hughes from the field, and very much epitomises Bob’s humility and love for Liverpool FC. As the inscription says, he would “go out and sweep the street and be proud to do it for Liverpool FC if they asked me to.”

Many thanks to Charlotte Martin,  www.livertoursliverpool.com, for the photos!

Update on the Windows

Those of you who are regular readers of our posts will know how sad we were when the original stained glass windows had to be removed from the Church Hall for safety reasons.

The windows in August, 2019. The safety concerns were raised when one of the panels fell out! Luckily it was saved, and is now in the Magical History Museum in Mathew Street.

When it was determined that they could not be repaired, and had to be replaced, we started making plans for the beautiful glass panels.

The next phase of the plans began today, when we started to remove each individual pane of glass from the lead frame. Stay tuned for future updates!

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