Christ Church, Port Sunlight

Our Mission Statement: To offer our best to God through Worship, Fellowship and Care for the Community

Church Exterior

Church Banner

Christ Church opened for worship on 8th June 1904. The church was the gift to Port Sunlight village by the founder of Port Sunlight William Hesketh Lever, later the 1st Viscount Leverhulme. At the opening ceremony Mr Lever said, “They had decided to build a church in which worshippers would learn that the way was clear and open between their souls and God. They had selected Gothic as the most suitable form of architecture, and they had called the church Christ Church because it was their wish that nothing should be stressed that tended to divide. They wanted a church that would be a visible expression of Christian unity, a church in whose worship all Christian people, except those of extreme views, could share.”

The architects were Messrs William and Segar Owen, of Warrington, who were also responsible for many of the domestic and public buildings in the village. Lever Brothers own building department carried out the construction work.

The church, a Grade 2* Listed Building, is built from the red sandstone of Helsby, Cheshire, with a York stone slated roof.


South view of Christ Church

Church South View


Main Entrance Door

Main Door


Narthex (Leverhulme Tomb)

Narthex


Lychgate

Lych Gate


Graveyard

Graveyard 2


The Ashes Plot

Garden of Remembrance

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