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St Luke's Church, Liverpool

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St Luke's Church, Liverpool, is a former Anglican parish church, which is now a ruin. The church was built between 1811 and 1832, and was designed by John Foster, senior and John Foster, junior, father and son who were successive surveyors for the municipal Corporation of Liverpool. In addition to being a parish church, it was also intended to be used as a venue for ceremonial worship by the Corporation, and as a concert hall. It was badly damaged during the Liverpool Blitz in 1941, and remains as a roofless shell. It now stands as a memorial to those who were lost in the war, and is also a venue for exhibitions and events.

On 6 May 1941, during the Liverpool Blitz, the church was hit by an incendiary device that caused a large fire, leaving only the burnt-out shell of the former church. It has since been nicknamed "the bombed-out church"] It has been decided to maintain the church as it is, a burnt-out shell, as a memorial to those who died. The church was designated as a Grade II* listed building on 28 June 1952. This is the middle of the three grades, which is defined by English Heritage as containing "particularly important buildings of more than special interest"

It is used as a venue for entertainment, meditation, counselling, teaching, poetry, counselling etc. The pictures show the interior of the building, the staging and other elements. It's well worth a visit.

Tags: Photo journalism City Church General Liverpool Architecture Specialist and abstract Dereliction Landscape and travel

Voters: S_Psharma, moiral,

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S_Psharma 8 1 India
26 Aug 2013 5:02AM
Very well framed and composed.
moiral 10 12 Scotland
26 Aug 2013 3:05PM
Interesting set of shots and narrative. Moira

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