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    Does anyone have any old pics of this church ?
    I have never seen any old pics of it. Very strange....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    Does anyone have any old pics of this church ?
    I have never seen any old pics of it. Very strange....
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    The original belonged to a friend, no longer with us.

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    oooppppsss!!! sorry philip!
    my boyfriend is actually sitting next to me reading your book!
    i was just thinking out aloud in the thread really!!

    great pic!

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    http://www.stjamestoxteth.co.uk/pdf/...lighthouse.pdf

    Great website, and pics of the interior of the church.

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    Hello MissInformed

    Here is another PDF on St. James that provides more information and pics:

    http://www.stjamestoxteth.co.uk/pdf/...exhibition.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hello MissInformed

    Here is another PDF on St. James that provides more information and pics:

    http://www.stjamestoxteth.co.uk/pdf/...exhibition.pdf

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    "St James became redundant in 1974, "

    My cousin was one of the last to be married there. Friends of mine helped out painting the place.

    "and was vested into the care of the Churches Conservation Trust in 1976. It may have become redundant because of plans to construct Junction 1 of the M62 motorway on the site."

    Pull it down to make a motorway junction!! Those people must have had brain damage.
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    I need to have a nose up the tower at some point! Never been in that church yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    I have some recent internal photos if that's of any help. The Churches Conseravation Trust who own the building have carried out some major repairs. There are plans to turn it into a local mosque I believe
    that would be fascinating sir!

    dunno if i want it to be a mosque but it would be better than having it pulled down or left to rot as it is now

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    There were plans to turn it into flats in the 1980s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunf View Post
    that would be fascinating sir!

    dunno if i want it to be a mosque but it would be better than having it pulled down or left to rot as it is now
    The building is not being left to rot. It has been substantially repaired a, replastered, rewired, reglazed, roof fixed etc. It's sad that it had to close and then was severely vandalised by the locals. So there was extensive internal damage only part of which has been repaired. Of course if people had continued to use it as a church, there would have been no need to close the building with the conseqent need to now find other uses such as a mosque.

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    Thanks for the pics Taffy

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    such a beautiful interior.
    Thanks for pics

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    Does anyone have a contact for the church - when it is next open and the like? I did contact one of the bods via their e-mail address which was posted on a previous posting but no reply as such.

    A crime to let this go to waste and a crime to turn it in to anything else other than its purpose.

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    I did hear half-a-milion Pounds was spent repairing this this church a few years ago. I wonder when all the clocks will be returned?

    This building is usually on the Heritage Open Day list...Sept or Oct usually?

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