Some of you may have already seen this place,i thought it was well worth taking pics because of the detail on the building itself.
St Luke's Church, Liverpool was designed by John Foster, with work commencing in 1802. The church was completed by his son John Foster and was consecrated on January 12th 1831.
For just over a century St Luke's was the focus of community life for those who lived and worked in the area. This magnificent example of Gothic architecture stood proudly, looking over the confluence of Bold Street, Berry Street, Renshaw Street and Leece Street.
However, late in the evening of Monday 5th May 1941 St Luke's was hit by an incendiary bomb dropped by the Luftwaffe during the seven day long Liverpool Blitz. The ensuing fire was described by The Liverpool Echo as "magnificent". There was little that anyone could do - the city was burning as a result of a prolonged attack by enemy forces - fire fighters and relief workers were already stretched to the limit. In the early hours of Tuesday May 6th local residents who were sheltering in the basements of Roscoe Place (just behind the church) reported hearing the great bell fall from the tower - the death knell of St Luke's?
More than sixty years later St Luke's Church still stands unchanged, bravely representing a vital chapter in Liverpool's history. The interior of the church still shows fire damaged beams and whilst the majority of the windows were destroyed, small corner pieces remain, undaunted and undamaged by the attacks of enemy aircraft, torrential rain, vandals or the ravages of age.
St Luke's holds a special place in the hearts of the Liverpool population. Known locally as "The Bombed Out Church" St Luke's was bought from the Church of England by Liverpool City Council in 1968 and stands today as a garden of peace and tranquillity for the people of Liverpool. It houses a tribute to the victims of the Irish Famine but the building itself is an un-official War Memorial, one of Liverpool's most loved landmarks.
At the moment its open on certain days of the week so you can go in & have a look around,it also holds events there throughout the year...