SJ3589 : St Luke's Church

3 km from Liverpool, Great Britain

St Luke's Church
St Luke's Church
St Luke's Church which stands at the top of Bold Street on the junction of Berry Street and Leece Street is a building of great historical importance. Building work commenced in 1802 and the church was consecrated on January 12th 1831. Alas, only its outer wall and tower remain standing as on Monday 5th May 1941 St Luke's was hit by an incendiary bomb dropped by the Luftwaffe during the week-long Liverpool Blitz. One of Liverpool's most loved landmarks, known locally as "The Bombed Out Church", St Luke's holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Liverpool. It was bought from the Church of England by Liverpool City Council in 1968, standing today as a garden of peace and tranquillity. It houses a tribute to the victims of the Irish Famine but the building itself is an unofficial War Memorial to the casualties of the blitz, its shell a symbolic reminder of Liverpool’s resolute attitude in the war. The church is one of many buildings to be illuminated as part of the £1.2m City of Light project.
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