About Us

Sefton Church It is one of the oldest Christian sites on Merseyside and is the only Grade I listed building in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

It was founded in 1170 by the Molyneux family, the local landowners. The tower and steeple and part of the North Aisle remain from a 14th century reconstruction. The bulk of the Church- chancel, nave, aisles and porch date from the early 16th century.

Major restoration work took place in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The latter was undertaken by the noted church architect, William Caroe, including a fine carved ceiling and restoration of the rood screen. The Church contains some of the finest Tudor furnishings in the country, with a set of elaborately carved screens, choir stalls and pews. There is a wealth of artefacts, ranging from 16th-century brasses of the Molyneux family to the "Mouseman" furniture carved by Robert Thompson. 

The churchyard contains 16 Commonwealth War Graves from both World Wars and the grave of the inventor of transfer printing John Sadler.
Sefton Parish Church received 3 stars in Simon Jenkins' book "England's Thousand Best Churches", in which he describes Sefton as "more than an oasis".

Today Sefton continues to be a living centre of Christian worship and we aim to be an inclusive church where everyone can feel respected and at home. A warm welcome awaits you and we hope that this website will encourage you to come and visit us soon .

See the "Get in touch" section for opening times.