Childwall Church




All Saints' Church is in Childwall, Liverpool. It is a Grade I listed building and is the only medieval church remaining in the Metropolitan borough of Liverpool. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Liverpool, the archdeaconry of Liverpool and the deanery of Liverpool South - Childwall.


The chancel dates from the 14th century, and the south aisle and porch are probably from the 15th century. Additions were made in the 18th century and the tower and spire date from 1810–11. The north aisle dates from 1833 and it was partly rebuilt between 1900 and 1905. There are two chapels; the Plumb's Chapel on the north side is dated 1716 and on the south side the Salisbury pew (formerly Isaac Green's Chapel) dates from 1739–40.


A restoration of the church was carried out by W. Raffles Brown in 1851–53. The rebuilding of the north aisle was by James F. Doyle and he added a vestry in 1905–06. Between 1987 and 1991 the external fabric of the church was restored and in 1994 the clock was also restored.


"...dates from the 14th century..."

historical dates....


Childwall Church - 1769

The earliest date, which can be given to any part of the Church is the fourteenth century.  The Chancel has on the South Side, a square headed two light window, which is probably of this date. The East Window is modern, but constructed in fourteenth century style.  A part of the old North Wall of the Chapel remains between the Chancel and the North Chancel Aisle. This was originally the outer wall of the Chapel. and the ancient architect seems to have intended that the floor should fall with the ground. Until 1851 the line was continued as far as the sanctuary, there being three or four steps down to the Chancel, making the altar stand at a level some four or five feet lower than the base of the west tower.

Development plans

The History of Childwall has been noted in many books, sources, publications, and also websites.


With its stunning views of the surrounding hillside, and its historical buildings, Childwall has always been favoured towards its location and surrounding history.


This website, however, has been designed because of a new threat to the 'village' area, and to highlight Planning applications which will spoil views of the surrounding areas as well as abandon hundreds of years of history within the graveyard.


It also presents the possible digging up of over 100 grave plots within the Church Graveyard. We have put this site together to promote these items:


1 - To highlight the Planning Application to build an extension on the Church with the possible loss of over 100 grave plots, the loss of the Plumbe's Chapel inside the Church, and the destruction of box pews inside the Church.


2 - To highlight the proposed plans to build 4 detatched houses on the on Vicarage 'lawn'.


3 - To show the proposed layout of the new plans for the Church Hall, including the demolition of the Scout Hut resulting in disbanding of the Scouts from the Church.


This website has been put forward because of local residents and concerned ex-pats of Childwall who have raised concern about the current planning applications and what it means for the area.


With local knowledge of the area, the author of the website has decided to construct this website. We are proposing only the facts. We are only looking at the same plans and drawings that can be found by contacting the Planning Department within Liverpool City Council.


We also believe that there have been fundermental errors in the process of this Planning Application, and we believe that details have been held back from the Planning Application which has not served the correct information in relation to the re-organisation of the interior of the Church.


From the new Rotunda, to the loss of the Scout Hut, and of course, the last remaining open space used for the Church for Summer Fair's. Can Childwall do without an open public space to hold Church events in favour of 4 new builds when the property market is very poor in the present climate.


Who can afford to buy a £300,000 house in the economical troubles?







The Rotunda


The Church Hall


The 4 Houses

View the picture postcard setting of Childwall by the highly detailed 'Google Street Maps' where you can stroll around the area from your own armchair!

Never been inside the Church? We have included a video of the interior of All Saints Church, below.

Please note, that the ex-Cathedral Choir stalls are now missing at this time.


Always wanted to see the view from the top of the tower? The below video gives you just that, including views of Prescot and West Derby Churches!