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Catholic Pic April 2020

The Friends of SFX recently hosted an afternoon tour highlighting the beautiful architecture of Saint Francis Xavier's Grade II* listed church and its wealth of 19th to 21st Century stained glass.


People were welcomed from across the city and beyond.  Marian Lloyd, who came along with a group of friends, said  the tour was presented with so many interesting facts and good humour, showing the pulpit where the great poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ, would have given many homilies when served as a Jesuit Priest in 1869 and that Charlie Chaplain attended the Junior school during his stay in Liverpool with “The Eight Lancashire Lads Dancing Troupe”’.


The Friends of SFX would like to build on this interest, especially with so many cruise liners visiting the Port of Liverpool,  If you are interested an ‘Afternoon Tea and Tour’ for 5 to 20 people or individuals can be hosted; and larger group tours can be arranged without the Afternoon Tea.  SFX Church is open each morning (except Wednesday).  Contact the Church Office Tel: 0151 298 1911 for more details.

Afternoon tea and tour at St Francis Xavier church, Liverpool

The tour was presented with so many interesting facts and good humour