The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire
The parish church of St. Peter & St. Paul lies near the centre of Ormskirk. It has a sturdy presence and according to the Historic England website it has a "Very complicated history of rebuilding and enlargement".
On the day we visited we were unable to go inside, but it is open two days a week for visitors to go inside for prayer or just to look at the building itself. Details of opening, the history of the church and other information are on the church's website: www.ormskirkparishchurch.org.uk/.
The church has a very large graveyard around it which is tended well; as we did not have enough time to photograph all the gravestones we selected a few - mainly the War Graves stones plus a few that are laid flat (so are liable to erode quicker).
The church is a Grade II* listed building - more information about the listing can be found at the Historic England website.
St. Peter and St. Paul in Ormskirk is one of just three churches in Britain that has both a tower and a spire. The other two are St. Mary, Purton and St. Andrew, Wanborough both being a few miles from each other in Wiltshire. As we already have photographs of these other two churches we could not resist completing the set when we were relatively close to Ormskirk so dropped in on our way elsewhere. This church differs from the other two in that the tower and spire are at one end of the building whereas the other two have a spire at one end and a tower at the other end.