Acclaimed Places of Worship Walking Tour, Liverpool, Liverpool (Self Guided)

The architecture of religious buildings is especially impressive in the United Kingdom. A mix of styles such as Gothic, Victorian, and Scandinavian makes Liverpool's landscape unforgettable. You will find some of the most popular religious attractions on this tour.
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Acclaimed Places of Worship Walking Tour, Liverpool Map

Guide Name: Acclaimed Places of Worship Walking Tour, Liverpool
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: irenes
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Church of St Bridget

1) Church of St Bridget

The Church of Saint Bridget is a Grade II listed building and an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Liverpool. The foundation stone was laid on 21 September 1868. The church is built in the style of an Italianate basilica. It is constructed of common brick with banding of red and blue brick, and a slate roof. All the windows are round-headed. The top stage of the campanile has round-headed, louvered bell-openings and sill courses, a cornice and a pyramidal roof. The altar is free-standing in the apse. The reredos is a mosaic depicting the Last Supper dating from 1866 by Salviati. The pulpit is large and rectangular, made of polychromatic stone and marble with a balustrade of Corinthian columns. The lectern stands on a simple marble column. The fount is square and made of polychromatic marble with a mosaic medallion in each face. The stained glass in the clerestory windows is by Charles A. Gibbs and the glass in the First World War memorial is by H. Gustave Hiller.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Church of St Clare

2) Church of St Clare

The Church of St Clare is a Grade I listed building, the only Grade I listed Roman Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The church was built between 1888 and 1890. The architect was Leonard Stokes, the godson of Francis Reynolds. The high altar, dating from 1890, consists of a large triptych which contains paintings and relief sculptures by Robert Anning Bell and George Frampton. The stone pulpit was designed by Stokes and consists of four sides of a hexagon with openwork tracery. The oldest stained glass in the church is in the Sacred Heart Chapel: the Sacred Heart window, which was installed in 1906. The organ loft is situated above the Lady Chapel. The church is constructed in buff-coloured brick with Storeton stone bands and dressings, and is in Gothic style. Its roof is of slate. The plan of the church consists of a single vessel with a small north transept, long and low north and south chapels at the east end, and two porches.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Unitarian Chapel

3) Unitarian Chapel

The Unitarian Chapel, Liverpool is a Grade I listed building and is an active Unitarian centre. The chapel was built between 1896 and 1898 according to a design by Thomas Worthington and Percy Worthington. It was built to accommodate a congregation which was founded following the Act of Uniformity 1662. The building is of red brick with red sandstone dressings and a slate roof. Its style is Gothic with decorated tracery in the windows. The plan consists of a seven-bay nave with clerestory, aisles, and a chancel with a small polygonal apse. At the (ritual) west end is an enclosed three-bay porch with a parapet. Above this is a circular window with a carved angel at its apex. On the gable is a three-arched structure which appears like a bell-cote, but it has no bells. The doors are of copper with Art Nouveau designs by Richard Llewellyn Rathbone. The interior is lined with stone. The reredos depicts the Last Supper. The light fittings are in Art Nouveau style.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Church of St. Agnes and St. Pancras

4) Church of St. Agnes and St. Pancras

The Church of St. Agnes and St. Pancras is an active Anglican church in the diocese of Liverpool. Pevsner described it as "by far the most beautiful Victorian church of Liverpool...an epitome of Late Victorian nobility in church design." The church was built between 1883 and 1885; the architect was John Loughborough Pearson. The church is built in red brick with red sandstone dressings and a tile roof. Its plan consists of a four-bay nave with lean-to aisles and a clerestory, transepts at both ends, a south chapel with lean-to aisles and a short chancel with a canted polygonal apse. The windows are either lancets or have plate tracery. The interior is lined with Caen stone. The nave has arcades with round piers and balconies above. The high altar reredos and the apse carvings were carved by Nathaniel Hitch. The pulpit is carved in Italian marble and depicts the Apostles and Church Fathers. It is a Grade I listed building.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Christ Church

5) Christ Church

Renowned for its architecture, religious singing and liberality, the Christ Church has become a popular place for a visit. Situated at Linnet Lane, between Princes Park and Sefton Park, you can find it easily. It is a Grade II listed building, having historical and cultural significance. The Christ Church was designed by architects Culshaw and Sumners. It was established on April 27, 1871, but was opened to the public only on 20th May 1872. The famous stained glass designer Henry Gustave Hiller (1865–1946) made the two southern side windows, one of which represents the east end of Liverpool's Cathedral. The church is made of stone and has a slate roof. Its famous spire is situated at the northeast corner and there is a three-light bell cavity. The inside is embellished with six-bay arcades, tall piers and a marvelous altar, crucifix and icons.
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Toxteth Unitarian Chapel

6) Toxteth Unitarian Chapel

Toxteth Unitarian Chapel is located on Park Road, one of the main streets that run through Toxteth, a traditionally working class area southeast of the city centre. A Grade I listed building and still a functioning inner city chapel, this unusual place of worship is also known as the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth. The chapel was built in the early 17th century by Puritan farmers. Richard Mather, a local schoolmaster and Oxford University graduate, became priest here, before being suspended from the clergy due to his nonconformist views. Nevertheless, Toxteth Unitarian Chapel remained a centre for Christian dissenters from throughout the region, and grew in size to accommodate its growing congregation.

In the 18th century, the chapel fell into disrepair, losing worshippers to larger churches across the city, but was rebuilt in 1774. This tiny chapel, still standing next to the school house Richard Mather once ran, holds fortnightly Unitarian services to this day. The chapel is a two storey stone building with a slate roof. A plaque, erected in 1918, sits above the building’s main entrance. Inside, there are a number of historical artefacts to be found. Two of the box pews, used for seating the congregation, as well as a brass monument, date back to the 17th century.
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St Michael's Church

7) St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church, Aigburth, is a Grade I listed building. It was consecrated on 21 June 1815 and was the second of Liverpool's "cast iron churches." The church is built in brick with many cast iron components; these include the parapets, battlements and pinnacles. The roofs are of slate slabs in a cast-iron framework. The plinth consists of a cast iron frame with slate covering. Its plan consists of a six-bay nave with clerestory, north and south aisles, a west tower, and a short chancel with a vestry to the north and a chapel to the south. The aisles, clerestory and tower have three-light windows with perpendicular tracery. The tower also has paired three-light bell-openings, diagonal buttresses, an arcaded, embattled parapet and pinnacles. Inside is a six-bay arcade with cast iron columns. The windows are also made from cast iron. An organ occupies the east bay of the north aisle and there is a west gallery.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St Charles' Borromeo Church

8) St Charles' Borromeo Church

St Charles Borromeo Church is a Catholic place of worship located on Aigburth Road. Serving the parish of Aigburth Road, the church is equidistant between Sefton Park and the River Mersey, in the southern suburbs of Liverpool. It is named after St Charles Borromeo, a medieval Italian priest who famously walked through the streets of Milan with a hangman’s noose around his neck, at the height of the city’s battle with the plague. The church’s statue of Borromeo comes complete with the noose.

Liverpool has one of the largest Catholic populations of any UK city, as a result of extensive Irish and European migration in the 19th century. The church was founded in 1899 to provide a larger home for the city’s growing Catholic congregation. A traditionally Victorian, Gothic Revival style building, St Charles Borromeo Church was a benificiary of a strong Liverpudlian tradition – the use of council and private funds to enhance the city’s public buildings and places of worship as much as possible. It replaced an earlier church, made of iron, which stood for twenty years before being moved wholesale to the nearby town of Wigan. A traditional Catholic church to this day, St Charles Borromeo holds mass each Sunday and has special services for all Christian festivals.

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