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The History of St George’s Church

St George’s Church was built at the start of the twentieth century when the first Lord Leverhulme commissioned architect Lomax Simpson to build a church in the Norman style. The Church took a little over one year to build and was opened on 29th May 1907 by Lady Lever. Originally opened as a Congregational Church, St George’s joined the United Reformed Church on its inception in 1972, and is now a member of the Mersey Synod of the United Reformed Church.

A grade II* listed building, the church has outstanding Romanesque-style carvings and impressive stained glass windows. Many patterns of carving both in the stone work and the woodwork can be found throughout the church, which were inspired by visits by the architect to churches across Europe.

The entrance screen and the organ casing are intricately carved, and the altar rails have over a hundred different carving patterns on the columns.

On the capitols of the stone pillars are carvings of many different designs – some mythical, some classical, with those around the crossing depicting Biblical scenes such as Noah’s Ark and Moses with the tablets of stone, and of course there is a carving of St George and the Dragon.

The Church has a 2-manual Norman and Beard fully-pneumatic pipe organ, rated Grade I by British Institute of Organ Studies. The organ has recently undergone a major renovation.