City of Benares 17 September 1940

September 17 is the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the City of Benares and the death (in the morning of the next day) of Michael Rennie, son of the Vicar of St Jude’s. The Mersyside Maritime Museum currently has a wonderful online exhibition about the story and a blog entry recording the...

City of Benares Memorial Service

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Michael Rennie Memorial

Jennifer Robertson, Assistant Curator at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, visiting the church today to view the Michael Rennie Memorial in preparation for an online exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the City of Benares later this year....

50 Years Ago

Half a century ago on 7 May 1961 we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Consecration of the Church.. The president and preacher was the Rt Revd Gerald Ellison. Bishop of Chester and later Bishop of London. The Bishop dedicated a bust of the late Revd William Maxwell Rennie (Vicar of St Jude’s 1936...

The Centenary: Friends and Guests

  (Former chorister) Ken and Ursula Hunt   Church Warden Jennifer Radice   Gerdi McCrae and Barbara Young               Councillor John Marshall, Trust Chairman Angus Walker, Trust Manager Jane Blackburn, Mr Mark Rutter and Councillor Lisa Rutter Deputy...

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