The Prellies Reunite to Join the Celebrations!

It is our great pleasure and privilege to announce that Beatle Week favourites, THE PRELLIES, will be performing at St Peter’s Church Hall on Saturday July 8 as part of our anniversary celebrations!

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Entry is FREE, so make sure you join us for what promises to be a major highlight of our anniversary celebrations!

Fans of the Prellies will be familiar with the band’s great sense of humour as well as their musical talent and so we’re going to leave it to the Prellies to make the full announcement in their own inimitable style!

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“Formed in 2002, the Prellies have bemused and confused Beatle Week audiences ever since with their combination of rock and roll from the late ’50s and early ’60s, terrible personal hygiene and dreadful sense of humour.

In 2012 Prellies fans feared that the band had pawned their guitars and drum sticks, had a nice soapy bath and waved goodbye to Liverpool for the last time. But the temptation to play at the Church Hall, where John and Paul first met and went on to inspire so many musicians, was too great! Says Trev, “I wasn’t born at the time John met Paul, or even just after he met him, but if I had been, I would almost definitely have been there. I wouldn’t have missed summat that important.”

c. Alix Brown

 

And so on Saturday July 8, from 1.30pm, Trev Prellie, Gaz Evans, Julian Heath and Steve Panter (a Beatleweek legend and Chris Prellie approved drummer) will come together again to amaze and amuse us all! They’ve polished their sparkly Danelectros and changed into their best clean underpants (except for Trev, who has just turned his inside out).

During the half time interval, while the other Prellies enjoy their Terry’s chocolate orange segments and Um Bongo, Trevor will be performing his self penned one man musical play, ‘The day when John met Paul’.”

Gaz Evans

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Beatles Singalong at St Peter’s

One of the most popular community groups at St Peter’s Church is the monthly singalong, that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month in the Hub.

We are delighted to announce that the Singalong team, led by Norma Townley, will be recreating the Beatles Singalong to launch our anniversary celebrations in July!

The Singalong is one of the best examples of the ‘magic of community’ — our theme for the anniversary weekend — and so is the perfect start to five days of celebration.

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Beatles Singalong, St Peter’s Church Hall, August 2016

A Beatles Singalong was first held in the Church Hall in August, as part of our Beatle Week celebrations and proved incredibly popular.  Thanks to the wonder of ‘facebook live’ we had people singing along with us from as far away as Japan and the United States!

It’s even more fun in person, though, so please join us in St Peter’s Church Hall on Wednesday July 5, from 10.30am to 12noon to singalong to your favourite Beatles songs with fabulous company, as well as tea and cake!

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Revd Kip Crooks enjoying the Beatles Singalong, August 2016.  Perhaps he’s thinking of Father McKenzie!

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Happy Birthday Len!

Six months today we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul and musical history was made.  Playing with John and the rest of the Quarrymen that day was Len Garry, who today celebrates his 75th birthday!

Happy birthday, Len, from all at St Peter’s and we hope to see you again during the anniversary celebrations!

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Len Garry at St Peter’s Church Hall, August 2016

Church Hall opening over the Anniversary Weekend

THURSDAY JULY 6: 10AM – 3PM (FREE ADMISSION)

St Peter’s Church Hall will be open to visitors on the 60th anniversary of the day that John and Paul met.  Come and stand on the spot where Paul ‘auditioned’ to join the Quarrymen and musical history was made!

The musical legacy of that historic day will be celebrated with live performances from the fabulous Eddie Devlin and Catherine Cook, and some of the current members of the congregation who were at the Church Fete on July 6, 1957, will be on hand to share their memories of that fateful day

There will also be the opportunity to purchase exclusive souvenirs, including t-shirts, key-rings, commemorative posters, badges and postcards, as well as the Hymnals and Prayer Books used during the 1950s.  These items are only available at the Church and cannot be purchased online.

Further details of this and other anniversary events will be announced soon!

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