Holy Buildings Tour in Liverpool, Liverpool

Holy Buildings Tour in Liverpool, Liverpool
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Rich in religious roots, Liverpool has many noteworthy places of worship for visitors to experience. A number of churches are located in the town and nearby outside of it, such as the two famous cathedrals, the antique Saint Luke's Church and the Swedish Seamen's Church. Take the following self-guided tour to discover the most interesting religious buildings of Liverpool.

Holy Buildings Tour in Liverpool Map

Guide Name: Holy Buildings Tour in 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: 3.6 km
Author: irenes
Gustav Adolfus Kyrka

1) Gustav Adolfus Kyrka

Gustaf Adolfs Kyrka is a Scandinavian church, located close to Albert Dock in the south of the city centre. The church was built in 1883 to serve Liverpool’s growing Scandinavian community, which by that time had surpassed 50,000 immigrants. The city was a halfway house for Scandinavians travelling to the Americas, and many chose to settle in Merseyside rather than head to the uncharted New World. Liverpool and the surrounding region continues to house a large Scandinavian population, and...   view more
Saint Luke's Church

2) Saint Luke's Church

St Luke's Church was designed by John Foster, and construction of the building began on 9 April 1811, with consecration taking place on 12 January 1831. On Monday, 5 May 1941, St Luke's was hit and burned by an incendiary bomb. Today it still stands as a burnt out shell, commonly known locally as "the bombed-out church", and its churchyard is a public park. A memorial to the dead of the Irish famine has been added to the grounds recently. The church is on the English Heritage...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Church of Saint Andrew

3) Church of Saint Andrew

The Church of Saint Andrew is found on Rodney Street, in the heart of Liverpool’s historic city centre. A formerly Scottish Presbyterian church founded in 1823, it lies ruined following a fire in 1983. The church’s main body was designed by Daniel Stewart, whilst the elegant façade was designed by John Foster. At the time, Foster was Liverpool council’s chief surveyor, and he went on to become one of the city’s most famous architects.

A specialist place of worship for Merseyside’s...   view more
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

4) Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (must see)

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. The cathedral is built in concrete with a Portland stone cladding and a lead covering to the roof. Its plan is circular, having a diameter of 195 feet with 13 chapels around its perimeter. The shape of the cathedral is conical, and it is surmounted by a tower in the shape of a truncated cone. The building is supported by 16 boomerang-shaped concrete...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Saint Philip Neri Church

5) Saint Philip Neri Church

St Philip Neri Church is home to the Roman Catholic chaplaincy to the Universities in Liverpool. It features a Byzantine-inspired design and was built between 1914 and 1920. There are exterior friezes depicting the Last Supper and of Our Lady and the Child Jesus inscribed with the two titles given to Our Lady at the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD, i.e. 'Deipara' and 'Theotokos'. The parish grew from the school named 'The Institute' which opened in 1853 in nearby Hope...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St Bride's Church

6) St Bride's Church

St Bride’s Church was designed by Samuel Rowland, and consecrated in 1830. Built for esteemed local reverend James Haldane Stewart, the Grade II* listed building is widely considered to be the finest surviving Neoclassical church in Liverpool. It is situated on Percy Street, in the historic Canning district of the city centre. The church’s exterior is typical of many grand Classical buildings in the city. Fronted by a six column portico entrance, from the main road it resembles a Greek...   view more
Church of St James, Liverpool

7) Church of St James, Liverpool

Church of St James dates from 1774, and was built by Cuthbert Bisbrowne. This building is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the area of Toxteth. It is a rectangular building made of brick, with round-topped windows and castellated square tower. It is situated in a rectangle bordered by Upper Parliament Street, Upper Stanhope Street, St James' Place, and Chesterfield Street. Although the church was purposely built in 1774, it did not gain its own parish until 1844. It has been...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Liverpool Cathedral

8) Liverpool Cathedral (must see)

Liverpool Cathedral is the cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James' Mount. It is the largest cathedral in Britain and the largest Christian cathedral in the world. The foundation stone was laid by King Edward VII in 1904. On the completion of the altar, the church was consecrated in 1924. Construction of the tower was finished in 1942. Liverpool Cathedral occupies a total area of 104,270 sq ft and was built mainly of sandstone quarried from Woolton. The...   view more
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