Visit Christ Church building and you won’t be disappointed.
Situated in Linnet Lane, just south of the city centre Christ Church, Toxteth Park was consecrated on April 27th, 1871 by Bishop Jacobson of Chester
The most visible feature of the church is the tall, bowed broach spire, designed to make both a statement within and a contribution to, the landscape of the residential district and Sefton Park beyond; it remains to this day a landmark visible across a large area of south Liverpool.
As you approach the church, the attention to detail in the design becomes clear. The cream stonework contrasts effectively with the banded slate of the roof; the fascinating menagerie of gargoyles, the angels on the tower and the frieze above the entrance porch all showcase stonemasonry of the highest quality.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described the design as “highly original, with many touches of roguery”
Christ Church’s collection of stained glass windows encompasses a good range of 19th- and 20th Century artists. The three-light East window is believed to come from the prolific Hardman & Co. studio as is the rest of the glass in the chancel.
Christ Church has the finest set of WWI memorial brasses in Liverpool. These commemorate young men of the parish who fell during the Great War, The memorial to James Irvine is of particular interest as it is by Herbert Tyson Smith (1883-1972) whose work includes the excellent reliefs on the Cenotaph at St. George’s Plateau among many other significant WWI memorials.
We take part in the Heritage Open Days initiative each year, when our building is open to the general public free of charge.
Alternatively, come and join us on Sunday mornings 10:30am for our weekly service and a chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the building.