Mersey Ferries – John Newton- Amazing Grace


At lunchtime today I attended the official opening of  Mersey Ferries, Terminal at the Pier Head.

The opening paid tribute to John Newton, a former slave trader who witnessed the horrors of the trade and who in 1748 had ‘A spritual conversion’ and some time later helped Wilberforce to stop this horrendous human trafficking.    The Bishop of Liverpool, Bishop James, who for a moment was clearly overcome by the words he was speaking, unveiled a tremedous piece of public art in the Terminal Building in memory of the work John Newton did.    You can read more about him by clicking Here 

John Newton also wrote the words to the Hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ and as part of today’s tribute, the Liverpool choir, Sense of Sound, sang the hymn.   All in all a very special event.


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