The restoration of our Shrine Church is now in its fourth phase and needs your help.
The church is
producing a calendar, to help raise match-funding for a National Lottery
Heritage Grant to repair the dome. In keeping with Wirral as Liverpool City
Region’s ‘Borough of Culture 2019,’ the calendar, entitled All You Need Is Love’,
will showcase local talent and our beautiful Wirral. Monthly themes will be based on St Paul’s
Letter to the Corinthians – ‘Love is Patient, Love is Kind’, with a different aspect on love for each month.
Manager Anne Archer said, “Initially,
we are looking for twelve stunning
images, hopefully some funny ones, some historical ones – great if they have
the Dome in them too! The competition is
open to all ages, so we hope local children will also contribute. And we have
secured exhibition space in Wallasey Central Library and The Williamson Art
Gallery Café to display more works.
Our other aim,
subject to funding, is to produce a
coffee table style hard-backed ‘reflection’ book which will include yet
more of your stunning images along with inspirational words – verses that
either make us smile or inspire us – so please do also send us your poetry,
either with your image or separately. We are keen for this book to appeal to a wide audience,
including people with dementia. So, for the poets among you, please stick with
simple language and short sentence
will be sold at many local outlets including: The Post Office, Victoria Rd,
Sea Shanty Café, Atherton St, Literally Bookshop, Atherton St, The Light
Creme on the promenade, Vale Park Café, the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead,
the Floral Pavilion Theatre, Cards Galore, Victoria Rd, Heritage Centre, and St James Church, Albion St.
book would be free of charge to libraries, care homes, day centres, schools and
The artwork and
photos will be chosen by a panel of judges including: Cathy Roberts (aka ‘Tugboat Cath’, local author and
illustrator), Wirral Globe’s Peter Grant and Dave Peddie from The New Brighteners. Selected works will be
displayed at Wallasey
Central Library from the 3- 27September
2019 inclusive and at the
Williamson Art Gallery during November 2019. There will be a recital session of
music and poetry at The Williamson one Sunday afternoon in November 2019, date
to be confirmed.
Image requirements and consent agreements are available when you submit your work online.
To submit artwork, photos or reflections, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ImagesforDomecalendar
or email contactus(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)domeofhome.org Deadline for all submissions is Friday 28 June 2019.