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St Mary's Church Standishgate

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Howe/Worthington Wedding
Photo: Robert Howe
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Item #: 30865
Another picture (taken from slides) of my mum (Winifred Worthington) and dad's (William "Bill" Howe) weddding day. 25th February 1955

Comment by: Eisenbahn on 28th November 2018 at 15:07

YAWN................Please not wedding photos now, we had enough with Holiday Snaps. NO INTEREST

Comment by: mojo on 28th November 2018 at 15:37

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

Comment by: Billy Iboo on 28th November 2018 at 15:55

Some people are so rude

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 28th November 2018 at 16:22

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th November 2018 at 17:30

A beautiful scene- and a lovely old church.

Comment by: Albert. on 28th November 2018 at 17:59

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th November 2018 at 18:50

A lovely rememberance of a special day.....

Comment by: Jarvo on 28th November 2018 at 19:08

Lovely photograph.

Comment by: Mike on 28th November 2018 at 21:19

Would anyone happen to know the name of the Priest or the Altar Servers ?

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th November 2018 at 22:32

A smashing scene . . . and of fine symmetry.

Comment by: Robert Howe on 29th November 2018 at 07:54

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.

Comment by: Albert. on 29th November 2018 at 09:35

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.

Comment by: Duncan on 29th November 2018 at 12:56

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.

Comment by: Joseph on 29th November 2018 at 17:46

Great photo of a catholic wedding. Eisenbahn is Brazilian crap ignore the railway fool, Robert.

Comment by: Eric on 30th November 2018 at 21:41

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?

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 1st December 2018 at 05:12

Eric, this is St Mary's, Standishgate, Wigan. St Marie's is in Almond Brook Road, Standish.

Comment by: Mr X on 25th December 2018 at 08:50

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.

Comment by: Albert. on 26th December 2018 at 16:38

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th December 2018 at 15:26

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.

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