Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Liverpool

Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Liverpool

The Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas stands on the corner of New Quay and Chapel Street, in the heart of Liverpool’s historic docklands. It is the parish church for the entirety of the city’s waterfront area, and has played an important role in its history. Sailors and local traders have been coming to this spot to worship for over 750 years. The small chapel of St Mary del Key has stood here since the 13th century.

The chapel was expanded and redeveloped repeatedly throughout its history, eventually assuming its present name, and finally becoming the parish church for Liverpool’s waterfront as recently as 2006. The church has had an eventful, often troubled history, not least in 1810, when the tower collapsed, falling onto the roof of the partially rebuilt church and tragically killing many of the congregation.

The church is open from 9am to 5pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings. Masses are held on Sunday mornings, each weekday at 12.15pm, and on Friday at 1pm. Visitors are also welcome to tour the church’s building and extensive grounds during opening hours. The building is fully wheelchair accessible and has facilities to accommodate visitors with guide dogs.

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Sight Name: Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas
Sight Location: Liverpool, England (See walking tours in Liverpool)
Sight Type: Religious
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