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St Peter's RC Church; History, Records and Information


St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 
Seel Street
Liverpool L1

St Peter's was erected in 1788 in what was then almost a rural location;
when it was built, the church was almost surrounded by fields. The
church survived as a Catholic building until 1976, after which it served
the local Polish community for- a short time, under the name of Our
Lady of Czestochowa. For this reason it is affectionately known as the
Polish Church'. St Peter's Church is one of the oldest buildings in the
city centre, and although recently its prospects looked bleak, the
building's future has been secured, albeit for secular use.

The above description comes from 
'The Churches of Liverpool' 
by David Lewis
Published by The Bluecoat Press
ISBN 1 872568 76 9

© 2001 David Lewis 

(This book also has many fine photographs of Liverpool churches)

Reproduced with the permission of:
Colin Wilkinson of
The Bluecoat Press 
Bluecoat Chambers 
School Lane
Liverpool
L1 3BX

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Extracts from Archdiocese of Liverpool Directories:

Built:	1788

Parish closed 1978. Registers at St Vincents

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Early registers have been deposited at the Liverpool Record Office

Record Office ref.:	PET 282	
	
Registers:		Bap.		1788 - 1890 *
			Mat.		1812 - 1890 *
			Others		1812 - 1890

Microfilm:		Registers 	1890 - 1941


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Information online:	Marriages at St Peter's, 1812 - 1890

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* ORIGINAL REGISTERS NOT AVAILABLE IF MICROFILM COPY ARE HELD BY
  THE RECORD OFFICE. MANY REGISTERS WERE MICROFILMED IN THE 1940'S
  AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST LOSS DUE TO ENEMY BOMBING. THE QUALITY
  OF SOME OF THESE COPIES IS NOT GREAT.

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