St. Luke's church was designed by John Foster in 1802 and later redesigned by his son John Foster Junior in 1831. The church, perpendicular in a gothic style is well known for its decorated pinnacles and traceried windows.
In 1941 the church suffered considerable war damage by incendiary bombs. The church and its gardens were then purchased by the city council as a place of rest and tranquility after the war.
On our way to the Chinese Arch Sabs and I passed the bombed out church which remains as a ruin since world war II. It was destroyed by the Germans in 1944. We have the same ruin in Hannover, and I agree with Sabs that it shows that war is stupid! Peace!!!
The Church was bombed out in the Blitz of May 1941 (during WWII).
It was never rebuilt. It is a monument against war. The same idea like St. Alban in Cologne (the twin town of Liverpool)
At the top of Bold street stands St. Like's Church. It was badly damaged by bombing in 1941 but has been left standing as some kind of monument. It stands in a pretty garden that is a pleasant and quiet place.
This church was destroyed in WWII and not rebuilt - it now serves as a memorial.
It feels strange to stand at a place like this in England. After all it was "Germans" who destroyed it. And in Hannover we have a church exactly like this one, too - destroyed by the British. Guess it shows once again that war is stupid!
The church, bombed during the Second World War, stands as a symbol of the courage and spirit of the Liverpool people.
The gardens of St Luke's are a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city just outside. We took a moment to sit on a bench and relax (shoes back on Sabs, we're not staying long!)
In the gardens of St. Luke's church stands this memorial to those who died in the Irish potato famine. One plinth reads in English, the other in Gaelic.