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Church, 35 Upper Parliament Street/Parliament Place, Liverpool 8. 1913 and 2015. | by philipgmayer
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Church, 35 Upper Parliament Street/Parliament Place, Liverpool 8. 1913 and 2015.

Temple of Humanity, Upper Parliament Street. Built (i.e. designed) by W H Ansell in 1913.

As this church was being built it was connected with a double murder and suicide.

www.flickr.com/photos/44435674@N00/15952904032/

The Temple of Humanity sect therefore wasn't successful in Liverpool, and the church reopened in 1914 as the Third Church of Christ Scientist.

It was closed years ago, but by 2015 it was the Catholic Church of St Peter & St Paul.

I saw the door was open, and was told a "Confirmation" was in progress, so I took the above sneaky photo through glass doors, and intended to wait until the service was over, then get permission to take more photos and get up to date on the history of the building.

However, the service went on, and on, and on, presumably in Latin, as I didn't understand a word, and the priests, etc., seemed to ignore the congregation most of the time while they were doing their own thing.

Eventually, the congregation made their way to the front, so, at that point, I sneaked out.

I think the church as it is now (Catholic Church of St Peter and St Paul) www.sspx.co.uk/page_chapel_liverpool.htm is only a few years old, as it always seemed to be unused, and the History of Planning Applications gives that impression.

northgate.liverpool.gov.uk/PlanningExplorer17/Generic/Std...

 

Text by Philip G Mayer.

 

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Uploaded on May 9, 2015