Canning Street, Catholic Apostolic, Liverpool

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Catholic Apostolic church,
Canning Street,


The church does/did not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1856. It is now closed, but we do not know the date of closure .
Church, Circa 1848, burnt out 1986. Nave, G. B. Nicholls and E. T. Owen, design for chancel revealed to minister by divine revelation. Ashlar with high-pitched (now destroyed) roofs. Decorated Gothic style with flamboyant tracery, now much damaged. 4-bay nave, transepts, that to south with small tower attached, 4-bay chancel with aisles continuing as ambulatory round apse. West front has central forward break with buttresses ending in pinnacles. Entrance of 2 orders with ogival hood mould with crockets, head stops and missing finial. West window of 5 lights with transom (now gone). Nave windows of 3 lights between buttresses. South transept has entrance with continuous mouldings and Tudor flowers, ogival hood mould, crockets and finial gone. Tower to west has flat angle buttresses and 2-light window, upper stage has lancet and Lombard frieze. Octagonal drum (the base of a spire) rises from pyramidal base with bases of pinnacles. Chancel has flying buttresses over aisles and ambulatory, springing from buttressed pinnacles. Chancel aisles and clerestory have 3-light windows, apse and ambulatory have 2-light windows, those to ambulatory are paired. Inside the chancel and chevet aisles are stone vaulted; the main roof now largely destroyed. Interior completely burnt out, all woodwork gone, but stonework survives. One of the more remarkable Non-Conformist churches of its date.




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