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St Bride's Church, Liverpool
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St Bride's Church, Percy Street, Liverpool
53°23′49″N 2°58′08″W / 53.397°N 2.969°W / 53.397; -2.969Coordinates: 53°23′49″N 2°58′08″W / 53.397°N 2.969°W / 53.397; -2.969
Location Percy Street, Canning, Liverpool
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Progressive / Inclusive Church
Status Active
Dedication St Bride
Consecrated 29 December 1830
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade II* listed building
Designated 28 June 1952
Architect(s) Samuel Rowland
Style Neoclassical
Years built 1829–1831
Parish St. Luke in the City Team
Deanery Deanery of Toxteth & Wavertree
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Liverpool
Diocese Diocese of Liverpool

St Bride's Church, Canning, Liverpool, England, is a Church of England parish church.

History and architecture

St Bride's was designed by Samuel Rowland. Building work started on 29 August 1829 and was the church consecrated on 29 December 1830. It was built for the Reverend James Haldane Stewart and is a Grade II* listed building.

It is deemed the best surviving Neoclassical church in Liverpool. It is temple-like in appearance and has a monumental portico of six unfluted Ionic columns across the west end. The east window is of stained glass in a Renaissance style and was installed in about 1905. In the chancel there is a monument to Rev Mr Stewart who died in 1854. There is another monument to Mr WM Foster, his wife and servant, who all drowned in the wreck of the steamship Rothsay Castle in 1831.

Present day

The building has hosted several events as part of the Liverpool Biennial art festival.

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