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    Default St Jamesís Upper Parliament Street

    ONE of Liverpoolís oldest churches could be brought back into use as part of an ambitious redevelopment project which could cost up to £8m.

    The Diocese of Liverpool wants to attract a congregation from the cityís new dockland area as well as younger churchgoers to worship at historic St Jamesís in Upper Parliament Street.

    The plans for the 234-year-old landmark, would include a three-storey community centre, apartments and offices.

    Almost £2m would be spent restoring the red brick church, which is described on the English Heritage ďat riskĒ list as being in a poor condition.

    Part of the building would also be developed into a performance space.

    A family fun day will take place on the site on September 13 when people will be able to hear more of the plans and have their say.

    A Diocesan spokesman said: ďWe believe this to be the only time a redundant church has been brought back into use as a church rather than turned into a house or given another use.

    ďItís very much a vision at the moment.

    ďA business plan is being put together to put to the Churches Conservation Trust, which currently has ownership, to ask that we take back the church.


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    It is great that areas neglected and torn of their communities for so long are now seeing an upturn in numbers. Whether or not though they are of the ilk in this day and age to become church goers is another matter.

    I obvioisly hope buildings like old churches can be retained in the original use as anything other than that is such a waste but one on Great Howard street has for some time now been a wall climbing centre and enjoyed being inhabited at least. The RLPO wanted to use St. Marys of the angels in Fox st (the friary) but there is some opposition to this and I can see both points really.
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    I did some work in the church about 8yrs ago.I think it will need more than
    £2m spent on it.It has been gutted.

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    http://www.buildingatrisk.co.uk/#/st...rch/4528012854

    I did a one page article - above.

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    That has changed.

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    This project deserves all the support that people can give it. Do go along to the Sept 13th Fun day at St James' Church, Toxteth to learn about its plans for the future.

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