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Bombed Out Church

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Address: Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, England
Phone Number: 07714328415
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Description: An iconic landmark, St Luke's 'Bombed Out' Church has been at the heart of...
An iconic landmark, St Luke's 'Bombed Out' Church has been at the heart of Liverpool since 1832. Hollowed by an incendiary device in the May Blitz of 1941, the church today functions as a living war memorial and creative community hub. Since 2007 the church has been operating as a managed ruin and multidisciplinary arts venue with a programme of curated events, community engagement and creative learning projects. A gateway building within the city, crucial to both its past and present, the Bombed Out Church is a place for everyone. A committed team from diverse backgrounds have devoted tens of thousands of hours to keeping St Luke's Church open to the public and reinvigorated by the arts. Bombed Out Church recently became a Community Interest Company and has been supported on its route to international recognition by a dedicated community of friends and volunteers. Together, Bombed Out Church stands as testament to history and to the spirit of Liverpool.
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Finally got inside the bombed out church!

Since a child I have wanted to explore inside the bombed out church, finally it was possible! I was sad to see that the council want to now close it again, I think this is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Since a child I have wanted to explore inside the bombed out church, finally it was possible! I was sad to see that the council want to now close it again, I think this is an important and beautiful part of our history and culture and it should be preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Known as the Bombed out church a place to meet Scousers and others...started doing art Exhibits on steps real nice to see .was Damaged On 6 May 1941, during the Liverpool Blitz, the church was hit by an incendiary device that caused a large fire, leaving only the burnt-out shell of the former church. It has since been nicknamed "the... More 

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LIVERPOOL UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love this place,it works on so many levels,as a reminder of the war,as a place to sit and reflect,as a venue for bands and beers and simply as a lovely piece of architecture. Its future is in the balance again at the moment so please support it as it is far too special to lose.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A truly iconic Liverpool landmark, and an excellent place for a beer festival. Top quality ale - all free. What more could I ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A beautiful bombed out church from WW2. Lots of history behind it lovingly captured by the volunteers who work there now. It's a great sight, lots of stalls, food, photos plus mini shows going on. It's very peaceful. You should donate as you go in to help the upkeep.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A true landmark to the spirit of scousers never put down no matter what is thrown at them this is a place to visit and help in any way to survive

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Hosts events like movies, music and such in a bombed out church, which happened during world war II. It's so sad but so beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was an amazing community project, it was so well loved and cared for and an inspirational place to visit. I would love to come back and experience a concert here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a place for the people right in the heart of the city. It's so unique due to the nature behind why it is hollowed out. Its a complete marvel that it stood the blast and still stands strong today. I would defiantly recommend going here, there are always fun, family oriented events on throughout the year and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

St. Lukes Chruch was bombed in WWII and it blew the roof off and windows out, although a little of the stained glass has hanged on, and was never restored. Its just an empty building but it is a very evocative and the grounds are nice if small.

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