Holy Trinity Church Wavertree

Church of England - Diocese of Liverpool


10am Sunday services resume on 05/07/20 with strict social distancing.

Some thoughts by Rev John Philips


HTW's Churchyard

The churchyard at Holy Trinity dates back as far as the church - over 200 years, though originally the site was only a fraction of the land it now covers (see history section).

It contains a great number of graves and so much history; the church often deals with enquiries from people researching their family genealogy.

Since April 1st 2002 the churchyard has been maintained by Liverpool City Council, and individual graves are tended by the families concerned.

It is a ‘closed’ graveyard - in other words, it is full, with no room for new graves to be opened. Occasionally families can bury their loved ones in existing graves if there is room to do so. Increasingly their best option is to bury ashes.

Unfortunately many of the church’s records were destroyed in a fire in 1961 but those that exist are held either by the church (more recent records) or the Records Office at Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW. The Liverpool Diocesan office, Church House, 1 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DW may also be of assistance with historical enquiries.


Holy Trinity Church Wavertree takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.

You can find out more about national policies 
and procedures here.

If you have safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter you can find useful contact information here.


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