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!

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!


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.

Raffle Results!!


Winning Numbers!!!


Winning Number
1. One night’s stay at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel, Liverpool, including dinner for two and breakfast (donated by the Hard Day’s Night Hotel) 2785
2. Signed Jamie Carragher LFC shirt (anonymous donor) 1597
3. One night’s stay, including breakfast, in a superior room at the Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool (donated by the Titanic Hotel) 1963
4. Signed Bill Zygmant Photograph, created especially for the anniversary celebrations by Bill Zygmant and not previously available (donated by Bill Zygmant) 798
5. VIP evening at the Cavern Club with champagne (donated by Cavern City Tours) 1936
6. Print of the first ever photo taken of John and the Quarrymen, performing on June 22, 1957, in Rosebery Street, Liverpool, signed by Rod Davis, Len Garry, Colin Hanton and Charlie Roberts (the photographer) (donated by Charlie Roberts) 289
7. Print of Geoff Rhind’s photograph of John and the Quarrymen performing at St Peter’s Church fete on July 6, 1957, signed by Geoff Rhind, Rod Davis, Len Garry and Colin Hanton (donated by Geoff Rhind and the Quarrymen) 1707
8. Floor block from St Peter’s Church Hall (donated by St Peter’s Church) 820
9. Signed copy of Imagine This: Growing Up with my Brother John Lennon by Julia Baird (donated by Julia Baird) 167
10. Afternoon Tea for Two at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool (donated by the Radisson Blu Hotel) 5
11. Two tickets for George Day – a special tour organised by top Liverpool Beatles guide, Jackie Spencer, in honour of George Harrison’s 75th birthday (donated by Jackie Spencer) 44
12. Breakfast with unlimited drinks at the Elephant, Woolton (donated by The Elephant) 1704
13. A family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) for Liverpool City Sights, an open-topped bus hop-on/hop-off tour valid for 48 hours (donated by Liverpool City Sights) 4609
14. Photo, signed by all the cast, of The Big Bang Theory. The image has been cropped for publication here.  Please note that this is being sent from LA and may not be available to collect on July 9.  If this is the case, it will be posted to the winner ticket-holder (donated by The Big Bang Theory) 3602
15. Limited edition Please Please Me plaque (donated by The Beatles Shop, Mathew Street) and signed photograph of Richard Langham (Abbey Road Studio Engineer for Please Please Me) with The Beatles (donated by Richard Langham) 2420
16. £50 voucher for House Beauty Spa (donated by House Beauty Spa) 2229
17. Yellow Sub soft play area – admission for 2 adults and 2 children (donated by Yellow Sub) 4577
18. Electric Cycle Beatles Tour for 4 (donated by Liverpool Cycle Tours) 1736
19. £30 Voucher for Ying Wah, Woolton (donated by Ying Wah) 6
20. A family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) for Liverpool City Sights, an open-topped bus hop-on/hop-off tour valid for 48 hours (donated by Liverpool City Sights) 809
21. A set of 3 flying ducks (wall art), themed to the winner’s choice (donated by Zip It Liverpool) 4533
22. One month membership at Fitness For All (donated by Fitness For All) 1536
23. Two-hour Fab Four Taxi Tour for up to five people (Epstein package) (donated by Fab Four Taxi Tours) 386
24. 14-day free pass to David Lloyd Club (donated by David Lloyd Club) 221
25. Yellow Submarine (modern) tabletop pinball machine (donated by the Beatles Shop, Mathew St) 3604
26. A bottle of Liverpool Gin with two glasses (donated by Liverpool Gin) 3100
27. One pair of tickets for the Magical Mystery Tour (donated by Cavern City Tours) 4559
28. Wash, cut and style at First Quarter (donated by First Quarter) 3518
29. One Family Ticket for the Beatles Story (donated by the Beatles Story) 1767
30. Free entry for 3 children at Fun Town soft play area (donated by Fun Town) 1762
31. A pair of tickets for Liverpool City Sights, an open-topped bus hop-on/hop-off tour (donated by Liverpool City Sights) 1624
32. The Beatles Mono Box Set (anonymous donor) 261
33. Four free games at Hollywood Bowl (donated by Hollywood Bowl) 2758
34. Yellow Submarine Coffee set (anonymous donor) 1503
35. £20 Tesco voucher (Donated by Tesco, Woolton) 2517
36. One pair of tickets for the Magical Mystery Tour (donated by Cavern City Tours) 2591
37. Cake and coffee for two at Coast, Woolton village (donated by Coast, Woolton) 1755
38. One Family Ticket for the Beatles Story (donated by the Beatles Story) 173
39. Free admission for 2 children at Go Kids soft play area (donated by Go Kids) 295


40. 2 tickets for the National Trust tour of Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road (donated by Colin Hall on behalf of the National Trust) 2770
41. Prosecco at Pickled Olive (donated by Pickled Olive) 753



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Robes Worn by the Rose Queen

We had it confirmed today from a member of the Rose Queen’s retinue that the robes that were recently discovered in a store-cupboard at St Peter’s Church ARE the original robes from 1957!


The robes worn by the incoming Rose Queen, Sally Wright (left) and the retiring Rose Queen, Susan Dixon (right)

The robes will be on display in St Peter’s Church Hall from Wednesday July 5 to Sunday July 9, as part of our celebration of community and the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul!

Travel to Woolton

We are looking forward to welcoming the world to Woolton Village as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul and the importance of community!

Some information on travel options is available on our “Useful Links” page, but below are some more specific suggestions.  Click on the bus numbers to download timetables or click HERE for the Merseytravel Planner app

By Car

There is limited public parking in Woolton Village and we encourage you to use public transport wherever possible.  On Saturday and Sunday, one option is to park at Liverpool South Parkway and take the Garston Circular 166 or 266 to Woolton Village (every half hour weekdays/Saturdays; hourly on Sunday)

By Taxi

Woolton Village is approximately 6 1/2 miles from Liverpool City Centre, and taxi prices vary depending on the service you use.

By Bus

From Liverpool One bus station: No 75 (every 10 minutes weekdays; every 15 minutes Saturdays; every 20 minutes Sundays ) or No 76 (every 30 minutes daily)

From Queen’s Square bus station: No 78 (every 30 minutes daily)

By train

Many mainline train services stop at Liverpool South Parkway (or take mainline services or Merseyrail from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway), and then take the Garston Circular as above

Alternatively take Merseyrail to Hunt’s Cross Station, and take bus No 89 to Woolton Village (every 20 minutes weekdays/Saturdays; every half hour Sundays)


By air

Bus No 89 runs directly from Liverpool John Lennon airport to Woolton village (every 20 minutes weekdays/Saturdays; every half hour Sundays)

Bell-Ringing and the Beatles!

A first for Woolton!

The St Peter’s bellringers will be chiming some well known Beatles songs on the tower bells on and off throughout the afternoon on Wednesday and Thursday!

Nick Willasey and fellow ringers look forward to seeing you up in the tower!

And don’t forget that the bell-tower will be open for tours both days too!  Learn more about the history of the bells and bell-ringing at St Peter’s, and try your hand at bell-ringing, just as the young John Lennon did.

The ringers standing ready to ring the bells!