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St Josephs church
Started by: ann-spam (3401)  Report abuse
what a Eyesore at present needs sorting out soon

Posted by: momac (9888)  Report abuse
You want to see inside it Anne..it's a ruddy shame.

Posted by: jarvo (29163)  Report abuse
A Catholic Conundrum.

And yet St Cuthbert's looks like a 5 star hotel compared.

Posted by: cordyline (4965)   Report abuse
In the 1950s I was an altar boy at St Josephs

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3466) Report abuse
Well in the last 12 months St Edwards and St Williams have closed and that is because the catholicks are not worshiping there anymore and so like it or loaf it, we have to acknowledge that Wigan is a multicultural society now, with a substantial Muslim population and I think that St Joseph's could be converted into a very nice Mosque, replacing the bell tower, with a Minaret

Posted by: momac (9888)  Report abuse
Cordyline,did you come from Lyon St Wallgate.

Posted by: roylew (3060) Report abuse
Christianity and church going is dying away with each generation....just like pubs..😀😀 my generation got brought up going to Sunday school etc...can you imagine that now....one day the human race will implode and everything will have to start again

Posted by: cordyline (4965)   Report abuse
No Momac; I lived in Poolstock

Posted by: jarvo (29163)  Report abuse
Where's the money gone?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3466) Report abuse
I would love to hear a Muslim Muezzin, calling the faithful to prayer, by yowling all over Wallgate from the Mosque Tower (minaret) on top of the old St Joseph's

Posted by: jathbee (9500) Report abuse
Stirrer 😂 It's never going to happen.

Posted by: momac (9888)  Report abuse
Cordyline,I do know that bonny face....

Do you recall a Molly Hill!Pauline Cox,Irene and Msureen McGovern.

Posted by: cordyline (4965)   Report abuse
Molly lived near us with her sister Jean
I'm about 4 years younger than Molly

Posted by: momac (9888)  Report abuse
There was always a gang of five of us girls that did and went everywhere
with one another,one died quite young..Molly lived on Spencer Rd,I lived
quite near and would visit her regularly..she passed away about six years
ago and her hubby never found out the cause he died last year..the house
hasn't gone on the market yet,and it's very strange to see it every time we
drive by.I miss them both an awful lot.
If you look on Album,St Josephs School if you haven't already seen it,
Molly is on the class photo,so is Pauline ,Irene Magalen and myself.


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