History of St. Nicholas’ Church, Blundellsands

Key Dates in the History of  St.Nicholas’ Church

1872: Competition held to select a design for a new church

1873: Foundation stone laid

1874: St. Nicholas’ Church consecrated

1880: Vestry added to the church building

1882-83: West end of church extended to include baptistry

1890s – 1920: Stained glass windows, reredos and wood panelling introduced; many of these new features due to W.D. Caroe

1906: Church hall added

1950: Chancel screen removed

1952: St. Martin’s Chapel dedicated

1957: Church hall building extended to give a suite of halls and meeting rooms

1966-67: Main part of church building re-slated and stonework cleaned on outside of the building

1970: Pews between baptistry and north-south aisle removed, leaving space for displays, book stands and circulation

1974: St. Barnabas’ Chapel dedicated

1986: Restoration programme begins

Mr Tyson’s Account of the History of the Church 1874 to 1920. 

Mr W. E. Tyson was an active member of St. Nicholas’ Church throughout his long life, serving in many different capacities. Particularly noteworthy was his role as Churchwarden from 1929 untTyson(1)il 1961, during which time he managed numerous building and maintenance projects. Mr. Tyson possessed an intimate knowledge of the church building.

In this history of the Church, written in 1955, he tells the story of how the Church – “Our Church” as he calls it – came to be built and describes the important efforts that were made to enhance the building during its first half century. In recognition of his exceptional service to St. Nicholas’, Mr. Tyson was made Warden Emeritus in 1961. He died in 1971.  Read on ….History of St Nicholas’ Church by WE Tyson ‘Our Church’

‘A Guide to the Heritage and Restoration of St. Nicholas’ Church’ – An illustrated Booklet 2018.03.16 - Heritage & Restoration booklet with border