Churches in Canning

If you've got a photo of the church which used to stand on the corner of Catharine Street and Canning Street, I'd appreciate a copy for the site.

The Church of Saint Bride

An extraordinary interpretation of a classical temple, designed in 1830 by Samuel Rowland. This is the entrance portico to Percy Street, with six massive Ionic columns.

The Church of Saint Bride

"I am impressed by the work that has gone into assimilating information on an area of great historical interest. If anyone gets the chance, have a look at St Brides Church and check out the egyptianate windows and 'free pews' which remain intact. Also another Liverpool gem exist around the corner at St Margaret's Toxteth - a testament to Victorian high church, tractarian influence. Keep up the good work!"

Chris Burns
Church of Saint Philip Neri
Saint Philip's is a relatively recent addition to the area and takes few architectural clues from its surroundings. Although it is not clearly visible from street level, St Philip's sports a very fetching silver dome. Above the main entrance you can see a deeply sculpted representation of the Last Supper. Next to the church, in the photo below right, is a sadly undertended formal garden which can be glimpsed through a gate on Catharine Street.

 

St Philip's church
The Last Supper
Italian garden
The dome