COVID-19 Update

In response to the latest Government guidelines and national lockdown, Strawberry Field temporarily closed at 4pm on Wednesday 4th November and will be re-opening at 10am on Wednesday 2nd December. We will, however, continue to use the resources of Strawberry Field to serve the vulnerable in our local community.

Our centre may be closed, but we are still here, providing practical support with phone calls, food parcels and 1:1 walks. We will also be going virtual with Zoom sessions, which will include coffee chats, ukulele sessions and prayer groups, as well as having a daily online pause. The Strawberry Field shop is still available online, with international shipping, and our Steps to Work programme will be adapted to continue supporting our trainees.

The Salvation Army is here for you. If you need support, please call us on 0151 252 6130, 9am-5pm, 7 days a week or email We will also be providing regular updates across our social media channels.



Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised by The Beatles and John Lennon, now serves as a unique addition to Beatles tourism, with responsible tourism at its heart.

Through our exhibition, learn about the history of the site; including stories from the former children’s home and about how John came to write the famous song. The café is a place to socialise and enjoy delicious dishes and the shop stocks a wide range of authentic merchandise. The gardens, where a young John Lennon played as a child, offer a calm space for reflection.

All sales through the exhibition, café and shop fund a Steps to Work programme, aimed at young adults aged 18-25 with learning difficulties or other barriers to employment.

"It’s a wonderful idea that The Salvation Army is going to cultivate youngsters in the precious soil of Strawberry Field."

Julia Baird, Honorary President