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Church of St Philip Neri (RC)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Princes Park, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.3992 / 53°23'57"N

Longitude: -2.9687 / 2°58'7"W

OS Eastings: 335689

OS Northings: 389594

OS Grid: SJ356895

Mapcode National: GBR 77R.TG

Mapcode Global: WH877.CTLF

Plus Code: 9C5V92XJ+MG

Entry Name: Church of St Philip Neri (RC)

Listing Date: 25 May 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480346

Also known as: Saint Philip Neri Church

ID on this website: 101380344

Location: St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Princes Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: St Luke in the City Team

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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392/60/10150 Liverpool
R.C. Church


Roman Catholic church. 1914-20. By P S Gilby.
MATERIALS: narrow red-brown brickwork with ashlar dressings and enrichments, metal sheet coverings to main and secondary domes, roof covering not visible.
PLAN: Linear plan, aligned east-west, with entrance and narthex to east, the narthex flanked by a side chapel to the north and a baptistry to the south. Nave with galleried east end, and shallow side aisles to north and south. Nave west end set beneath a dome, at the approach to the apse, behind which extends a vestry.
STYLE: Neo-Byzantine style.
EXTERIOR: EAST FRONT to Catharine Street with twin entrance doorways set within wide banded semi-circular arched opening of 2 orders, with attached columns. Flat-headed doorways with attenuated voussoirs forming part of tympanum with relief sculpture of The Virgin and Child. Above hood mould with head finials . Moulded ashlar coping to parapet with enriched ashlar corner panels and central tripartite panel above arch keystone. Wide central pier between doorways with shallow relief carving of Christ. Flanking the entrance are flat-roofed single storeyed side chapels with semi-circular headed single and 2-light windows Above, and set back behind narthex, east gable wall of nave, with shallow pediment to central part of parapet. Brick walling with masonry banding incorporates wide dentilled band at cill level of Diocletian window to upper part of gable set within banded arch. Below relief sculpture depicting 'The Last Supper'.
NORTH ELEVATION to Blackburne Place with 6 tall aisle windows set beneath stilted semi-circular arches. Plain shallow buttresses to ends and centre, the window to bay 5 shorter with double doorway below. Shallow parapet with ashlar coping and carved panels to pilaster heads. Set back above, tall nave side wall, with semi-circular clerestory windows to 3 eastern bays set on dentilled band, and separated by wide pilasters. Western bays form base to dome, and are raised further, with banded, dome headed pilasters to corners and a wide central
semi-circular arched window set upon dentilled cill band. Set back west end bay with circular light to lower part and semi-circular light above. Semi-circular apse with lower flat-roofed vestry range behind. West gable with semi-circular hood mould above apse roof, supporting an ashlar cross set below the gable pediment.
INTERIOR: Narthex with mosaic decoration to ceiling and inner tympanum. North side chapel dedicated to St Gerald Majella with marble altar and reredos, and mosiac decoration to walls. War memorial to south wall. South chapel forms baptistry with font and less lavish decoration. Nave with barrel vaulted ceiling and 6-bay arcades with semi-circular arches rising from square columns with mostly plain capitals. Above the arcades, the walls are decorated with mosaic representations of biblical scenes and portraits of the Saints. East end organ gallery supported on timber columns and with a curved frontage. Dome of unplastered masonry with 8 circular lights. Tall semi-circular arch to sanctuary, with side altars to flanking walls set before arched recesses with mosaic portraits. Arcaded marble altar rail with decorative metal gates, and with integral pulpit to south side. Apse with mosaic decoration throughout, except for plain backdrop to crucifix above the High Altar.
A distinguished early C20 Neo-Byzantine composition displaying a scholarly appreciation of Byzantine architectural detail and incorporating finely wrought exterior sculpture, and sumptuous mosaic enrichment internally.

Listing NGR: SJ3568989594

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