Places of Worship: Suburbs (South Liverpool)
St Peter's Church
Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool. L25 5JF • (0151) 428 6810
St Peter’s Church is a lively Anglican Church located in Woolton Village, South Liverpool. Popular with visitors to Liverpool due to its Beatles connection.
"Almost certainly the most important meeting in popular music history” is how the first meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney has recently been described. The meeting took place at St Peter’s Church Hall on the evening of Saturday, 6th July 1957. Whilst waiting to play at the church dance that night, John Lennon and the other members of the Quarrymen Skiffle Group were introduced to the young Paul McCartney by a mutual friend.
Equally as well known is the grave of Eleanor Rigby, featured in the 1966 Beatles’ song, and found in the churchyard. Also in the churchyard, and often overlooked by the numerous visiting Beatles fans, is the grave of John’s uncle, George Toogood Smith. After the breakdown of his parent’s marriage when he was five, John lived locally with Uncle George and Aunt Mimi. It was George who bought John his first musical instrument, a harmonica.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
See the website for service times.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the south east of Liverpool in Woolton, just up from Allerton Road.
Regular bus services to and from the city centre operate to Woolton (Woolton Street/Allerton Road bus stop).
Free parking available nearby.
St Peter's Church, Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool. L25 5JF • (0151) 428 6810
Last Updated Tuesday 21 April 2020
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