St. Michael in-the-Hamlet - The Cast Iron Church
**200 YEARS OLD - 21st June 2015**
St Michael in-the-Hamlet Church Toxteth Park, Liverpool is a grade one listed building supported by Historic England. Built in 1815 it is known as the 'Cast Iron Church' because of its almost unique construction and its proximity to the Cast Iron Shore (now covered by landfill to create the extension of Otterspool Promenade along the banks of the Mersey). There is another iron church, St. George's in Everton, Liverpool - although this has less iron work and has a different outward appearance. It is an early example of an industrial structure. Many modern buildings have a steel frame on which the building hangs. St. Michael's has a cast iron frame which supports the building in the same way.
The building was intended as a prototype for churches which could be easily erected on difficult terrain. It was intended that extensions could be added easily, as is the case with St. Michael.
We are an active church with good relationships with other Christian Denominations in the area. Whether you wish to come to worship, take time for private prayer or reflection or just wish to enjoy this wonderful heritage building we would love to see you.
**A Place of Welcome for Everyone**
It is a place of welcome! Old friend or new, young or old (or somewhere in between!), whether you come in joy or sorrow, stressed or relaxed - we care that you find God's love in this lovely place.
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Rev Keith Hitchman
We look forward to your joining us!