The Perfection of Beauty - Bodley's Gothic Invention
Heritage Open Day: Visit Bodley's greatest masterpiece, a vision of heaven, right here in urban Liverpool. See his conception of the Gothic Revival develop from mediaeval austerity to the gorgeous vibrancy of his later designs, with the sights and sounds of worship. The Church of St John the Baptist is rather ordinary from the outside, and thousands drive past every day without a second thought. However, coming through the doors, you are greeted with a glimpse of heaven, a place where God is especially present, and so enter into a building of gorgeous and outstanding beauty, which lifts your heart to heaven and gives glory to God.
Here can be seen the invention of the Gothic Revival as conceived by G.F. Bodley.
Sat 10 Sep:1000-1500, Tours throughout the day at regular intervals. Sun 11 Sep:Church Open for Services at 0900 and 1100; Visiting between 1230 and 1500. Free Entry.
Church of Saint John the Baptist, Corner of Green Lane and West Derby Road, Tuebrook, Liverpool, Merseyside L13 7HA
Sat 10 September and Sun 11 September