Photos from the 60th Anniversary Celebrations!

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!

Beatles Singalong

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.



Beatles Singalong - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Relive the 60th Anniversary of the Day that John Met Paul at St Peter’s Church, Woolton!

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!


Remembering John

This is still the best tribute to John that we’ve ever seen.  On December 8, 2010, as night fell Colin Hall, the custodian at Mendips, turned the light on in John’s bedroom.  It was still shining the following morning on December 9, the 40th anniversary of the day that the UK woke up to the terrible news from New York..
The photograph was taken by Donna Jackson, one of the members of the congregation at St Peter’s Church.  Donna said, “I took this photo as I was driving home from the Cavern at about 1.30am on December 9, 2010. I noticed the light on as I drove past Mendips, and then turned around and went back to take the photo because I thought it was so beautiful. Colin never announced that he was going to do this; it was just his personal tribute to John and he didn’t really expect anyone to notice. I think it was perfect and I’m glad I saw it.”
It may be 37 years since we woke to the news that John was no longer with us, but Colin’s simple tribute is a beautiful reminder that John’s light will still be shining when we wake up tomorrow morning.

Woolton in Bloom Official Calendar

How about this for a fabulous idea for a stocking filler for Christmas this year?  Or a perfect gift to send to friends?

We at St Peter’s are delighted that the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul at the St Peter’s Church fete was chosen by Woolton in Bloom as the central theme for their calendar this year.  Photos from the celebrations, as well as from the Pepper50 celebrations, including the fabulous fireworks in Camphill Park, and other Beatle-related locations in Woolton, feature on this year’s calendar.

The official Woolton in Bloom calendar is only £5.00 and can be bought from the Woolton in Bloom stall at the monthly Farmer’s Market or Browns Newsagents in Woolton village, as well as from the Beatles Shop in Mathew Street!

If you’d like to support the work of Woolton in Bloom by buying one of these lovely calendars, but can’t manage to visit any of the stockists listed above, please contact the WIB committee by using the contact form on their website — click HERE — and they will try to help.

All the costs of keeping Woolton village blooming, and beautiful for residents and visitors alike, is completely funded by WIB; they do not receive any help from the city council.  The sales from the annual calendar forms the basis of their fund-raising efforts, so please buy one if you can!

Woolton in Bloom is a registered charity run by volunteers and dedicated to keeping the village of Woolton, in Liverpool, blooming all year round.  The society was founded in 2000 by a group of residents keen to improve and enhance the village.  WIB has competed successfully in the annual RHS Britain in Bloom competitions, originally on a local North West level progressing to the National level were they were Gold Medal winners.  In 2014 they were invited to take part in the Champion of Champions competition and were awarded a Gold medal!  And every year they work tirelessly to ensure that Woolton looks fabulous for residents and visitors alike!

Please consider supporting the great work done by the volunteers of Woolton In Bloom!

Buy your calendar now!


Anniversary T-Shirts – Last Chance to Order!

Due to the overwhelming demand for our limited edition anniversary t-shirts, there will be one further opportunity to buy!

T-shirts will be made to order and payment is required in advance.  The price includes postage and packing – although arrangements can also be made to collect your t-shirt from St Peter’s.

The cost of the t-shirts, including postage and packing, is as follows**:

  • UK – £25.00 Adult or £20.00 Child
  • Rest of world – £32.00 or £27.00 Child

**  NB:  If you would like to collect your t-shirt in person from St Peter’s Church, the cost will be £20 per adult t-shirt or £15 per child’s t-shirt.  Please make a note stating that you will collect when placing your order, or email to confirm


  • T-shirts are available in the following sizes:  Small, Medium, Large, XL or 2XL
  • Children’s sizes are also available – (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11)

Please ensure that you state the size required when placing your order!


The t-shirts are Unisex in style and only available in black.  However, there is a choice of colour for the design.  Our idea was to link the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sgt Pepper.  The colour print on the t-shirts has therefore been chosen to represent the colour of the Beatles’ Pepper suits as closely as possible.  Although only colours that symbolised ‘John’ and ‘Paul’ were available to buy in the Church Hall for the 60th anniversary, we are going to include colours for ‘George’ and ‘Ringo’ available for the special orders.

Please ensure that you state the print colour that you require when placing your order!

  • ‘John’ = yellow/green
  • ‘Paul’ = blue
  • ‘George’ = red/orange
  • ‘Ringo’ = pink

Terms and Conditions

Please read the following carefully before placing your order:

  • Orders must be received by 5pm UK time (GMT + 1) on Monday July 31, 2017; the order will be place on Tuesday August 1, 2017
  • Payment must be paid in advance via paypal to (the paypal account is monitored by Donna Jackson on behalf of St Peter’s Church)
  • T-shirts will be made to order. Production time is approximately two weeks, and then please allow up to four weeks for delivery.
  • No order will be placed until August 1, 2017
  • We will provide proof of postage upon request, but please note that we cannot accept any responsibility for any items lost in the post.
  • Please ensure that you state the size that you require as well as the colour print in the “add a note” section on the paypal website. If you would like to email to confirm the size/colour, please feel free to do so
  • Please note that we cannot reproduce the colours from the Sgt Pepper album sleeve exactly, and that the chosen colour should be seen as a representation only.

If you have any questions, please email Donna at BEFORE placing your order.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who visited St Peter’s Church and Bishop Martin CE Primary School as we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul!  We hope you enjoyed your visit — or visits! — as much as we enjoyed welcoming everyone!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll post photographs of each day of the celebrations, news about future events, and much, much more on the history and heritage of the Church and School.

Many pages will be under construction for a while, so please bear with us!  But we hope that you will continue to enjoy this website that will continue to celebrate our historic site.