As the Parish Church of Liverpool and the oldest Anglican Church in the City, St Nicholas church is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors. It predates the enormous waterfront buildings, you can imagine that for generations of sailors, this would have been the last landmark they saw as they left the port of Liverpool. It is thought that there has been a chapel on or near this site since 1257.
Interestingly, the altar of this church is in the west, below the tower, not in the east as is traditional. In the entrance to the nave are stained glass panels by Davud Peace, whose works can also be seem in Westminster Abbey – look out for the teddy bear and AA Milne’s piglet.