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