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St James in the City

Enjoying a new lease of life after reopening following almost four decades of closure.

Toxteth, Merseyside

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St James in the City
Upper Parliament Street
L8 1YY

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.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £40,000, 2011

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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