For more than a century the red sandstone tower of Old Christ Church, Waterloo has guided sailors into the Mersey Estuary, standing steadfastly against the gales which regularly blow in off the Irish Sea.

Regarded by Pevsner as one of the very finest churches by Lancashire architects Paley & Austin, Old Christ Church, Waterloo is known locally as the ‘Mariners’ Church’.

The church has been in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust since 1998 and since 2006, the Friends of Old Christ Church have been working to transform the building into a venue for farmers markets, beer festivals, art exhibitions and seasonal fairs, at the heart of local life.

However, after more than a century of being buffeted by the harsh salt winds off the Liverpool Bay, much of the soft sandstone has perished, and the tower stonework needs urgent help.


Please click on the link below to find out how you can help.


Annnual Appeal Link

Merseyside's Mariners Church Needs Your Help

Perishing in harsh salt winds, one of Paley and Austin's finest churches is under attack