105/365 – SCANDINAVIAN SEAMAN’S CHURCH, LIVERPOOL

105/365 - SCANDINAVIAN SEAMAN'S CHURCH, LIVERPOOL

Also known as the Nordic Church, the building dates from 1884 and was designed by the British architect William Douglas Caroe (1857-1938).

His father Anders Kruuse at one point was the Danish Consul in Liverpool.

The church is situated in Park Lane, Liverpool – close to the Canning Dock area of the city. It was founded primarily to assist with the needs of the large number of Scandinavian emigrants who were passing through the city on their way to North America and other overseas destinations.

My great-grandfather Peder Gerhard Ingebretsen visited the church when home in Toxteth after going to sea as a merchant seaman.

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