Thursday, 4 May 2017

Christ Church, Port Sunlight

Liverpool trip
Like Sir Titus Salt, William Hesketh Lever (he later became the 1st Viscount Leverhulme) who founded Port Sunlight, wanted his employees to have a place to worship where they "would learn that the way was clear and open between their souls and God". Christ Church, opened in 1904, was a 'free' church, open to all who confessed themselves disciples of Jesus Christ. 

It's a wonderful building, built from local red sandstone and open and spacious inside. The interior is much richer than many nonconformist churches, with wonderful stained glass, an Italian marble floor and English oak pews and screens.

Outside, in a open mausoleum, are the tombs of the 1st and 2nd Viscounts Leverhulme and their wives, with bronze and green marble sculptures by Sir William Goscombe John RA.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful church. It seems older than its years.


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