Bootle – St Monica’s RC Church an architechtural gem.

I have posted about this building before – see link below:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2014/01/29/frank-doran-st-monicas-rc-church-bootle/

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The reason I return to it now is because of a book by Hugh Hollinghurst called ‘Bootle Through Time’ which I came across recently. This is what Hugh says about the church:-

St Monica’s church in the modernist style of 1936, designed by the distinguished architect Valarde, is noted particularly for its fine windows. It is praised by Pevsner as an ‘epoch-making church for England’ in South Lancashire and is given the accolade of illustrating the front cover of Pollard’s updated edition of Pevsner Lancashire: Liverpool & the southwest.

The photo is amongst those on my Flickr site at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/