VIGILS and prayers will mark the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death this week.
A candlelit vigil is due to take place on Wednesday at the new Peace and Harmony monument dedicated to the former Beatle, at Chavasse Park.
And Beatles fans will also gather at the statue in Cavern Walks, with well-wishers also expected to leave flowers and tributes at the Lennon statue in Mathew Street.
Meanwhile, the city’s two-month John Lennon tribute season will draw to a close on Thursday when the major Lennon Remembered – The Nine Faces of John concert takes place at the Echo Arena.
Fans from all over the UK are expected to visit the city to mark the date in 1980 when Lennon was gunned down outside his New York home.
The candlelit vigil will take place at the European Peace Monument, in Chavasse Park, from 8pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday. Crowds will be led in song by local singers and musicians.
Jerry Goldman, managing director of The Beatles Story, who was behind the monument coming to Liverpool, said: “Although the European Peace Monument has only been on public display for just over a month it’s already taken on a global significance of its own.
“People from all over the world are coming to the city to pay their respects and consider Lennon’s message of peace through his music.