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St. Peter’s Church



St Peter’s Church is in Church Road, Woolton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Liverpool South Childwall, the archdeaconry of Liverpool, and the diocese of Liverpool. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. It is one of the largest parish churches in Liverpool, and its bell tower stands at the highest point of the city. The church also has connections with The Beatles.

On 6 July 1957, John Lennon first met Paul McCartney in the church hall of St Peter’s when Lennon was playing with his group, The Quarrymen. McCartney eventually joined the group, which later became The Beatles. In the churchyard of St Peter’s is the grave of Eleanor Rigby, who became the subject for one of The Beatles’ songs. Also in the churchyard is the grave of Lennon’s uncle, George Toogood Smith, with whom he lived as a child.


St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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