St Agnes & St Pancras

The stunning interior of Caen stone evokes the great Gothic cathedrals of Amiens and Reims; the church is also home to a superb collection of stained glass windows by Kempe and others. 

Toxteth Park, Merseyside

Opening times

Between 1st March and 30th September: open Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 3pm plus for sepecial events as advertised on the church website.
Other times and during winter by arrangement (contact the Vicar on 0151 733 1742 or Ian on 0791 643 5395).


Buckingham Avenue
Toxteth Park
L17 3BA

The exterior of pressed red Liverpool brick, whilst attractive in its own right, gives visitors no hint of the glories which await them within. Our founder H Douglas Horsfall intended it to be the church which would 'most readily bring a man to his knees' when he commissioned John Loughborough Pearson to design it in 1882 as a memorial to his father Robert.

The church was consecrated in 1885 and has been noted for the quality of its interior ever since. The quadripartite rib vaulting which soars some 13 metres overheads will immediately put the visitor in mind of Amiens, or perhaps Reims, both great Gothic masterpieces of the 13th century. Add to this the exquisite carvings, the frieze around the apse and the playful corbels, and it is clear that St Agnes's is the work of the best stonemasons around.

The church has a fantastic collection of stained glass windows by Charles Eamer Kempe, his studio and successors, plus the great west window by AG Moore which was given by Douglas Horsfall who amazingly lived to see the Golden Jubilee of the church he founded. The reredos is by Nathaniel Hitch, the Lady Chapel screen is by Bodley. Don't miss the exquisite carvings of the font and the pulpit, either!

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

  • Repair Grant, £20,000, 2016

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

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