From the very early days of its origins and starting to build just after the turn of the 20th century, through to its completion in 1978, the story of this great cathedral, the largest in the UK and the fifth largest in the world, is unique and fascinating.
St James church, was opened for its first service on June 4, 1775. To local historians, it is of huge interest as one of the oldest standing churches in Liverpool and the oldest remaining building in Britain to use cast iron columns.
St James is a much loved treasure and a link to history with a long standing association as ‘the slave church’. Of the nineteen monuments inside the church, many are to the memory of people connected with the slave trade. The registers of St James feature the names and origins of people from all over the world, including several who were black people.