“We are excited to be hosting such a fantastic event right in the heart of Liverpool in a historic venue that is special to all who call Liverpool their city” said Andrew Evans, one of the event organizers and leaders of Christ Church Liverpool. St Luke’s Church, built between 1811 and 1832 was nearly destroyed during the World War II blitz. Called the bombed-out church, the roofless shell remains as a memorial to those lost in war as well as one of the city’s greatest historic landmarks. It is now used as an arts venue and run by Urban Strawberry Lunch.
The choir, directed by Maurice McCracken will perform a feast of festive favourites, including O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels in this atmospheric setting with opportunities for the audience to join the choir in many well-loved carols. Adding to the Christmas spirit, minced pies and hot drinks will be served.
“Bringing grace to all people and influencing the city’s life for good is the mission of our church” said McCracken, choir director and one of Christ Church Liverpool leaders. “Through this carol service we hope to spread cheer through the city and extend joy to the people of Liverpool, as we remember a humble event thousands of years past in a landmark building that holds deep meaning in our hearts.” Voluntary donations will be raised during the event for the Liverpool Foodbank, a local charity bringing emergency food for local people in crisis.
About Christ Church Liverpool: Christ Church Liverpool was launched in 2003 by a group of people with a vision to reach the city with the good news of Jesus Christ and influence every area of the city’s life for good. Since then Christ Church has grown to hundreds of people and it has planted other churches in different areas of the city including Aigburth, Everton and Beechwood. The church meets at Archbishop Blanch School on Sundays at 10.30 am and 7 pm. To learn more, visit: www.christchurchliverpool.org/