St Mary's Church Standishgate19 Comments
Photo: Robert Howe
Item #: 30865
YAWN................Please not wedding photos now, we had enough with Holiday Snaps. NO INTEREST
To Eisenbahn If you have any interest at all in life please leave a list and i will do all i can to fulfil you wishes
Some people are so rude
This is a VERY INTERESTING photo. Had forgotten what a beautiful church St Mary's is/was and there is no denying this is a catholic wedding.
A beautiful scene- and a lovely old church.
My wife, and I were married in this church, in September,1961. Father Gore was the parish priest. Father O’Donahue officiated at our wedding. The weather was absolutely glorious.
A lovely rememberance of a special day.....
Would anyone happen to know the name of the Priest or the Altar Servers ?
A smashing scene . . . and of fine symmetry.
The Priest was Fr. Gore. The alter boy on the left is my Uncle John Worthington (the Bride's youngest brother). I will have to consult my mum for the other one.
How times change. The church was the main venue for marriage ceremonies in those days of yore. Now there seems to be a multitude of venues.
This is a beautiful photo, and it is good to see a well preserved colour image from the time, colour photography from that era did not always survive so well.
Great photo of a catholic wedding. Eisenbahn is Brazilian crap ignore the railway fool, Robert.
I like all old photos of Wigan that have people in them as I always search for anyone I might know. The comments say St Mary's. Is that different to St Marie's?
Eric, this is St Mary's, Standishgate, Wigan. St Marie's is in Almond Brook Road, Standish.
The altar of St Mary's church has hardly changed over the years. In 1955 Pius XII was the pope. I have seen a more recent computer picture in 1982, when St Mary's priest was Fr Cummins, and I counted no fewer than 31 altar boys, one being famous rugby player Shaun Edwards who is a nephew of current priest Fr Johnson. Times have changed as there are now no young servers, only one elderly gentleman.
Same where ever you venture Mr X . Here in Blackpool we are all elderly. I just do altar server, at Tuesday mid-day mass, I will do altar server at other times, if someone cannot do it, but I will soon be eighty five.
I have lit many candles in S Mary's over the years. I liked to visit the beautiful grotto at the back of the church in it's own garden - a peaceful haven to sit and meditate for a while.