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SMALLEST CHURCH IN WIGAN?   Views: 1069
SMALLEST CHURCH IN WIGAN.   Comments: 23
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 32398  
 
SMALLEST CHURCH IN WIGAN.
 
  THE SMALLEST CHURCH IN WIGAN. MAYBE THE U.K.??? WIGAN'S BEST KEPT SECRET<G>  

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Comments by Rev David Long, 22nd May 2020  dave.w.long@icloud.com 
Shush, Ron - with all the churches in the country closed, and this one evidently still open, you'll be getting a mad rush from folk wanting to experience the cosy glow of putting your bum on a pew once again.

Comments by Maureen, 22nd May 2020  
I for one would love to see the little church..but I do understand that it would the most likely be a target for the thugs..which a pity as I've got a couple of things I could pray for at the moment,I do say my prayers every night..but it would just be so nice to kneel down in front of an altar...but that's just me.

Comments by Veronica, 22nd May 2020  
I am dying to know where this little chapel is - it looks Catholic to me. Could it be behind one of the churches in a garden?? I've ruled out two anyway.

Comments by Philip G., 22nd May 2020  
The décor resembles parts of the Rectory Nurseries.

Comments by Karen, 22nd May 2020  
I know where it is and no it isn't open to thugs.

Comments by PF, 22nd May 2020  
Is it Listed?.... I won't give the game away!

Comments by RON HUNT, 22nd May 2020  
I don't think it has been consecrated? but people pray there so in my opinion it's a church. As the definition of a church is 'A building for public Christian worship'. Then its a church

Comments by RON HUNT, 22nd May 2020  
Mo, when all this is over I'll take you

Comments by Pw, 22nd May 2020  
I have no idea where this is but it reminds me of a little church I went into at the side of a road in Greece.I always like to look inside places like this.Come on Ron tell us.

Comments by peter coates, 22nd May 2020  jeancoates1948@talktalk.net 
where ever it is its a lovely little church, best keep it secret away from idiots who would surely desecrate it.tt

Comments by Maureen, 22nd May 2020  
Ron,thank you very much..Ill look forward to that.

Comments by Veronica, 22nd May 2020  
It still looks like a private chapel to me - especially if it's a secret where it is... Many little chapels dotted all over England.. That's my opinion for what it's worth.

Comments by Dave Lewis, 22nd May 2020  
I also know where it is I have been there and it's very nice, will be going again when this pandemic is over.

Comments by Mick, 22nd May 2020  
Ive been here and made a video recording Wigans history

[url= https://youtu.be/FdyTS4KMCtc ]Link[/url]

Comments by John D, 23rd May 2020  
I've no idea where it is but I remember watching a documentary showing a chapel carved out of the cliff face in Cornwall, said to be the smallest in the country. It was used by Cornish tin miners.

Comments by Veronica, 23rd May 2020  
I remember a Chapel I visited in Rocamadour France, cut out of the rock named after the icon of The Black Madonna. It was lovely and cool inside,there's an intimacy inside a chapel that's not found in a church somehow..the Fishermen's chapel in Jersey at the side of Brelade Bay as well.

Comments by Keith Beckett, 23rd May 2020  
I guess it must be 20 years since Kevin started a project to make his nursery stand out. When finished it was a magical experience to walk around the site. Whichever way you turned as you walked through there was a display to grab your attention with the chapel being the centrepiece.
Over the years the Increasing demand of maintaining the displays and running a business has inevitably led to some displays falling by the wayside. Nevertheless itís still worth a visit.
A visit to Orkney from a cruise ship some 10 years ago ended with a trip to an Italian chapel. At first sight the interior was breathtaking and knowing the story of itís creation it brought a tear to the eyes. It was built by Italian prisoners of war who were transported to help build the WW 2 Churchill barriers.
It consists of two Nissen huts converted into a beautiful chapel. An example of the best of Italian craftsmanship. When inside itís difficult to believe that youíre in a corrugated steel building.

Comments by Malc, 23rd May 2020  
Was in there last week it's a grand place

Comments by Broady, 23rd May 2020  
The smallest I have been in is the riders chapel at Spruce Meadows showjumping arena.

Comments by Scott Wall, 23rd May 2020  scottwall@hotmail.co.uk 
A few doors up from my house

Comments by Cyril, 24th May 2020  
This isn't in Wigan, but if you ever visit Guernsey call and see the smallest consecrated chapel in the world, it's worth a visit as its wonderfully coloured being made from millions of bits of broken china, pebbles and flints, since this report it has been fully restored.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-29785462

Comments by Wiganer, 24th May 2020  
Cyril yes it is in Wigan.. Are you another 'Nom de Plume' of TONKER?

Comments by Derek Callaghan, 3rd June 2020  
The smallest church I have prayed in is the fisherman's chapel of St Nicholas I think. On top of the island in St. Ives Cornwall, just down the road from us

 
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