Brick by Brick. Wirral’s Dome of Home.
First, a related story: Mass marks re-opening of Wirral church (with video). The accents tell you we are close to Liverpool!
From the Beeb.
Catholic order could reopen Wirral’s Dome of Home
St Peter and St Paul’s The church was closed in 2008
Church officials are in talks with a Roman Catholic religious order to reopen a landmark Wirral church.
Ss Peter and Paul’s in New Brighton was closed by the Diocese of Shrewsbury in 2008 because it was deemed too large and expensive for its congregation.
Its side chapel was recently reopened to the public after a local campaign.
Now the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, a group which has experience of reopening churches, has expressed an interest in the site.
Should the order take over the running of the church, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Right Reverend Mark Davies, will consider provision of Mass in English.
The Grade II-listed church, which first opened in 1935, is known as the Dome of Home because it is one of the first things seafarers see when they sail back to Liverpool.
It stands above the Bay of Liverpool on a sandstone outcrop and can be viewed from as far away as Llandudno in North Wales.
Although its side chapel was recently re-opened for use, the main part of the church needs significant investment and repairs, the diocese said.