The collection contains parish registers, general church records, school records and photographs. There is also material relating to the history of the Church.
Summary of Arrangement:
1. Baptism Registers; 2 Marriage Registers; 3 Notice and Pew Rent Books; 4 Parish Correspondence and Papers; 5 Parish History and Photographs; 6 Confraternities, Guilds and Clubs; 7 St Peter's Schools.
In 1962 Fr. Rochford deposited the pre-1837 registers and the rest of the collection was deposited by Fr. Everest in 1978
Administrative / biographical background:
St. Peter's RC Church, Seel Street, Liverpool 1, was founded in 1788 and closed in 1978. It was attended by Benedictines from Ampleforth Abbey, York. The parish registers were transferred to St. Vincent de Paul's RC Church, 13 Hardy Street, L1 5EE. The school had boys, girls and infants' departments and the school was evacuated to Hoole, Chester during the Second World War.