On Monday, 5 May 1941, St Luke's was hit and burned by an incendiary bomb. Today it still stands as a burnt out shell, commonly known locally as "the bombed-out church", and its churchyard is a public park. A memorial to the dead of the Irish famine has been added to the grounds recently.
The church is on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register.
From 2007 the low-tech music group Urban Strawberry Lunch have been artists in residence at St Lukes, hosting eclectic range of music, arts & film events.
Additionally, since 2003 Urban Strawberry Lunch has been compiling a sound archive oral histories of the Liverpool Blitz, the Finest Hour project. They also organise an annual event commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of St Lukes.
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