Welcome to the parish church of
               St Philip, Litherland, L21 8NG

                    Part of the Litherland and Orrell Hey Team Ministry

PLEASE HELP SAVE YOUR PARISH CHURCH
We are launching an appeal to raise funds for much needed repairs to our stonework.  Can you help?
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Latest  pictures of visit to Stonemasons Mather and Ellis now available (click above)

Our lovely window has been completed click here to see latest pictures

 



 

 

 

Christmas at St Philips
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A huge thank you to all involved in our
Christmas Fair
Because of your generosity
we raised 1,300

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Parish Office is open on
 1st Thursday each month
 7-8pm for
 Weddings and Baptisms

Safeguarding Policy

 

St Philip's -
Linking Litherland with Our Lord Jesus Christ -  Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."                                                             Proverbs 3: 5-6

 

St Philip's began its worshipping life 1859 in a rented room above the stables of the 'Litherland Hotel', now the 'Priory' (sadly this has now been demolished).  When it outgrew its premises,  a group of local business men got together to provide the vision and finances to create the present Church.

The Earl of Sefton (Philip) generously donated the land and laid the foundation stone on the 25th September 1861.  The sandstone used was taken from a local quarry which the architect, Mr Gee, used with great expertise to build this beautiful Gothic style building within its own extensive grounds.

After its completion and in gratitude it was named St Philip, Orrell Hey, Litherland after Philip Earl of Sefton and dedicated to St Philip the disciple.  It was officially opened by Rector Duffield in 1863 and consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Chester in the following year on the 9th August 1864.  Due to the ever-growing populace, the North and South Transepts were lengthened (1868-69) to accommodate another 260 seats bringing the overall seating capacity to 680.

Today, the congregation enjoys both modern and traditional worship reaching old and young alike.

 Enjoy your visit!