St Bride's Church, Liverpool
|St Bride's Church, Liverpool|
St Bride's Church, Percy Street, Liverpool
|Location||Percy Street, Canning, Liverpool|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Churchmanship||Progressive / Inclusive Church|
|Consecrated||29 December 1830|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed building|
|Designated||28 June 1952|
|Parish||St. Luke in the City Team|
|Deanery||Deanery of Toxteth & Wavertree|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Liverpool|
|Diocese||Diocese of Liverpool|
History and architecture
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.
It is deemed the best surviving Neoclassical church in Liverpool. 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 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.
The building has hosted several events as part of the Liverpool Biennial art festival.
- Buildings of Liverpool. Liverpool: Liverpool Heritage Bureau. 1978.[page needed]
- Sharples, Joseph (2003). Liverpool. Pevsner City Guides. New Haven, London: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-10258-1.[page needed]
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- St Bride's Liverpool – official website
- O'Hare, Andy. "Churches in Canning". Liverpool's Historic Canning Area.
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