It was 61 years ago …
In 2018, St Peter’s Church hosted a five-day music festival celebrating the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul! Although we can’t promise quite the same thing this year, we will be opening the Church Hall to visitors, in honour of the 61st anniversary of that special day, on Saturday July 7. The hall will be open from 10.30am until 2.30pm, entrance is free and everyone is welcome!
Quarryman Colin Hanton will be joining us in the Hall for part of the day, with copies of his new book! Although signed copies are available online (click HERE to buy), this is your chance to get a personalised copy! The full range of exclusive St Peter’s merchandise will also be for sale.
Visitors will also have a rare opportunity to visit Bishop Martin School, which now stands on the land where the Church fete was held on July 6, 1957! The school is holding its Summer Fun Day on Saturday from 12.30pm until 4pm. Entry is only £1.00!
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
St Peter’s Church will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 4 pm** throughout July, August and September!
Please come and have a look round our beautiful building and take time to enjoy the peace and quiet.
For Beatles fans, this is an opportunity to visit the Church that was an important part of John’s childhood. Mimi attended regularly, and John sang in the choir and once tried his hand at bell-ringing. Make sure to ask the volunteers to point out the spot where John sat in the choir stalls, or the area of the Church where Mimi liked to sit for services.
Two of John’s uncles are also remembered in the Church – his uncle Robert is listed on the war memorial, and uncle George is buried in St Peter’s graveyard.
** Please note that access to some areas of the Church may vary during Church Sunday services and for special services such as weddings and funerals, and that all times are subject to change at short notice.
St Peter’s Church Hall will be open to visitors tomorrow – Saturday June 16 – from 11am until 3pm in honour of Paul’s birthday on Monday! If you’re in Woolton, please come in and say hello!
Our new limited edition phone stands will be on sale for the first time (only available at the Church)!
We welcome visitors from all around the world to St Peter’s Church, but today’s visitor was truly special! Marley the donkey joined us to help us celebrate Palm Sunday!
If you’d like to join us, you’d be more than welcome. Full details of all services can be found at the official website for St Peter’s Church by clicking HERE
We’d love to see you — but we can’t promise that Marley will be there every week though!
We received the photographs from our official photographer last week and we’re uploading them to the website as fast as we can!
Available now are photos from Wednesday July 5, Thursday July 6 (daytime in the Church and Church Hall only; more photos from the afternoon and evening dance to come), Friday July 7 (First Annual Celebration of Community party; photos of daytime events still to come), Saturday July 8 (more to come of the Prellies), and Grande Finale party on Sunday July 9 (more to come of the Church Service and Rose Planting ceremony).
Click here for links to all the photo galleries that are available so far!
As we prepare the hundreds of photos of the anniversary celebrations for publication on the website, here’s a little taste of things to come …
Taken in St Peter’s Church Hall on the 60th anniversary of the day that two lads met, and went on to change the world!
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. There was therefore no more perfect way to launch our Celebration of Community, and of the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul, than with a Beatle-themed singalong!
Led by Norma Townley, with fabulous accompaniment from a local ukulele orchestra, the Church Hall was packed with Wooltonians as well as visitors from around the world who sang along to a selection of Beatles songs.
And, thanks to the wonder of ‘facebook live’ we had people singing along with us from as far away as Japan and the United States!
As you can see, a “splendid time” was had by all!
If you didn’t spot yourself in these photos, or would like to see much more of the Singalong, click HERE for the full collection of photos of the launch event for the anniversary celebrations, or click on the Flickr gallery at the bottom of this post.
Those of you who attended our anniversary celebrations last July may have noticed Marie Dixson of The Next Time Photography hard at work at all the events. She took several thousand photos on behalf of St Peter’s and these are now ready for publication!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting the anniversary photos from the anniversary on this website, and reliving all five days of our Celebration of Community!
Photos may be downloaded and shared but please do NOT remove the credit/watermark from the photos. (Please note that photos have been compressed prior to uploading to the website; full quality, high resolution images are available to purchase on request.)
As a taster of what’s to come, here’s one of our favourite photos of three of our favourite men — Rod Davies, Len Garry and Colin Hanton of the Quarrymen!
We thought you might like to know that the Quarrymen are appearing in Liverpool at the Royal Philharmonic Hall on Monday afternoon, 15 Jan, on a special concert in aid of the famous Liverpool charity – The League of Welldoers. The gig starts at 2pm. Also on the bill are Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers plus a load more Merseyside entertainers so one way or another you should be in for a fun afternoon!
Tickets cost £12.00 and can be obtained from the League of Welldoers on 0151 207 1984 or directly from the Philharmonic by clicking HERE!