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Started by: admin (1615)

A friend is looking for an image of this church. It was located on the corner of Blenheim road and Kit Green road It had a prominent crucix. Has anyone got any photos of it? I believe it was used as an Overspill from St Edwards school It was opened in 1965.

Started: 5th Dec 2023 at 21:48

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (130)

The church you are thinking of was actually the Church of the Precious Blood and was a Chapel of Ease for St Edwards in Scot Lane, Newtown.
Sorry don't have a picture.

Replied: 6th Dec 2023 at 13:52

Posted by: JAMB (148)

On Scot Lane (with crucifix) go to wiganbuildings.co.uk or go on google maps street view and pan down Scot Lane

Replied: 6th Dec 2023 at 15:00

Posted by: admin (1615)

Yes that's the one I'm hoping that someone may have a Walking day photo with this in the background..

Replied: 6th Dec 2023 at 15:01

Posted by: admin (1615)

JAMB The church I'm looking for was on Kit Green Road near to THE STORK pub

Replied: 6th Dec 2023 at 15:07

Posted by: JAMB (148)

are you not thinking of St Barnabus??

Replied: 6th Dec 2023 at 15:26

Posted by: admin (1615)

JAMB No it was on the corner of Blenheim Road and Kitt Green Rd near to the STORK pub.

Replied: 6th Dec 2023 at 15:42

Posted by: paddygriffin (47)

It did belong belong to St Edwards in Scot Lane.
It was used for a short time in the early 70s as a overspill for St Edwards School.It was only used at most about twice a week,Saturday evening for anyone wanting to go to confession,and one mass on a Sunday Morning.It and St Edwards never had to my knowledge a walking day.St Edwards did though have the crowning around May,that used to have a small procession but mainly round the church.

Replied: 6th Dec 2023 at 21:42

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (130)

St Edward's never had a walking day nor did my church, St Cuthbert's.
The church of The Precious Blood was not on Scot Lane. It was on Kitt Green Road as previously stated.
If you contact the Archdiocese of Liverpool their archive may have a picture of it but there will not be a walking day picture as walking day never took place at these churches.

Replied: 7th Dec 2023 at 09:02

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15095)

I remember that church clearly, I drove past it many a time, it was made out of wood, and that cross with a Christ being crucified was as big as the church, it was massive, and it was gory, and I thought that is meant to instill the fear of Christ into Marsh Green folk

I can't find any photos of it though, so it must be that cross, folk were too frightened to take a picture of it

Replied: 7th Dec 2023 at 10:28

Posted by: admin (1615)

TTS yep thats the one

Replied: 7th Dec 2023 at 22:32

Posted by: Owd Codger (2959)

There is a Church at the bottom of Kitt Green Road on the corner of Wessex Road and it is the C of E St Barnabus.

According to the A-Z of Wigan dated 2016, there is a cross at the junction of Blenheim Road and Kitt Green Road which indicates a Church, but if you go on Google Earth, there are houses and no church at the site.

Replied: 11th Dec 2023 at 08:13
Last edited by Owd Codger: 11th Dec 2023 at 08:40:13

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15095)

Owd Codger

That is where the church in question was located.

Replied: 11th Dec 2023 at 10:51


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