St Bride's Church, Liverpool

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St Bride's Church, Liverpool
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St Bride's Church, Percy Street, Liverpool
St Bride's Church, Liverpool is located in Merseyside
St Bride's Church, Liverpool
St Bride's Church, Liverpool
53°23′49″N 2°58′08″W / 53.397°N 2.969°W / 53.397; -2.969Coordinates: 53°23′49″N 2°58′08″W / 53.397°N 2.969°W / 53.397; -2.969
LocationPercy Street, Canning, Liverpool
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipProgressive / Inclusive Church
Websitestbridesliverpool.co.uk
History
StatusActive
DedicationSt Bride
Consecrated29 December 1830
Architecture
Functional statusParish church
Heritage designationGrade II* listed building
Designated28 June 1952
Architect(s)Samuel Rowland
StyleNeoclassical
Years built1829–1831
Administration
ParishSt. Luke in the City Team
DeaneryDeanery of Toxteth & Wavertree
ArchdeaconryArchdeaconry of Liverpool
DioceseDiocese of Liverpool

St Bride's Church, Canning, Liverpool, England, is a Church of England parish church.

History and architecture[edit]

St Bride's was designed by Samuel Rowland. Building work started on 29 August 1829 and was the church consecrated on 29 December 1830. It was built for the Reverend James Haldane Stewart and is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

It is deemed the best surviving Neoclassical church in Liverpool.[2] It is temple-like in appearance and has a monumental portico of six unfluted Ionic columns across the west end. The east window is of stained glass in a Renaissance style and was installed in about 1905. In the chancel there is a monument to Rev Mr Stewart who died in 1854. There is another monument to Mr WM Foster, his wife and servant, who all drowned in the wreck of the steamship Rothsay Castle in 1831.

Present day[edit]

The building has hosted several events as part of the Liverpool Biennial art festival.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Saint Bride's Church  (Grade II*) (1365835)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ Ltd, Insider Media. "Proposals for neoclassical church refurbishment unveiled". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 15 May 2017.

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