Demolition of the ‘Old’ St John and St James Church.
In 2010 the Old Church buildings on Monfa Road were demolished. This was part of an ambitious plan with Sefton Council and the Housing Market Renewal Programme to relocate the church and to provide a much needed community facility that was to serve the needs of the whole community.
The joint project was intended to refurbish the ‘People’s Garage’ on Linacre Lane, the Council were to fund land remediation work and a contribution to community use. Sadly this plan was never fully realised, due to the Government Funding cuts in the summer of 2010, and without the council’s contribution the scheme was unviable, beyond the financial reach of the church congregation and had to be aborted.