We are delighted that, after more than a year of work, the scaffolding is down from the tower of St Mary’s.
The Vicar of Prescot would like to thank the Heritage Lottery Fund for their investment of approximately £300,000 in this project.
It has been a massive job involving great skill and labour to bring this majestic edifice back to its original glory. It is appreciated not only by the Sunday congregants, but by the thousands of people who visit Prescot Parish Church for weddings, baptisms, funerals, concerts and other community occasions throughout the year.
The works have included replacing, repairing and repointing of stones, replacement of decayed stonework, leadwork and louvres (slatted windows), repair of broken and damaged masonry, and restoration of historical features such as the cherubim and lion’s head above the west doors.
Vital repairs have also taken place at the opposite end of the church, around the clergy and choir vestries.
Please pop along any time to see the finished work. The church itself is open every Saturday throughout the summer months, from 10am to 2pm. As Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building it is well worth seeing.