Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 15th June, 2013)
Photo: Rev David Long (Sony A65)
I concur with you Rev David.....in all angles of your observations.....but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in my humble opinion St Catherine's renovations were very worthwhile......cheers!!!
They should have knocked it all down and built a modern small church
why does everything have to be perfect? is it because of subsidence?
I think they did a great job.
Any chance of fixing the clock!!
Going by your thinking Mick it would have been better to leave the spire as it was and rebuild the nave on an angle to match it!
I have remarked on this point before, doesn't the main body of the church seem to be sloping to the left, especially just before the tower. ??
The price of mining coal can't be ruled out,eh?
It ull have to do then?
I think its been a total waste of money
money which could have been better spent elsewhere
nobody goes to these places anymore
as mick said, they should have knocked it down and built a smaller place, more in keeping with the numbers that attend church
Was it really worth all the cost and repair work, after all, the Church numbers are falling fast.
St Cats is a fabulous Church and is deserving of the renovations it's a part of my heritage and good on them for doing the work. Mick go back to pedaling your bike.
With people like some who have made comments around, (you know who you are)we are in losing whatever heritage we still have! I was saddened to see the demolition in Standishgate, as posted on the album this week, but these comments have saddened me more.
Perhaps those who want it to be closed down would be happy for it to become a place of worship for other religions - as is happening to other churches?
With regard to previous messages about taking it all down, It would make an ideal location for a Mosque.
Is the picture the before? It looks like the spire and top half of the church is straight with each other but they both look like they are leaning compared to the bottom part. now it look like the ground floor level of the church is leaning over towards lamp post and the spire is about to fall backwards on to the church roof.
It just plays havoc with my eyes !!
Bill: If the clock is stopped; it shows the right time twice a day, lol.
it would be interesting to note just how much this has all cost
the building could have been demolished and a newer less costly maintained building erected in its place
it would also be interesting to see how many actually attend this church that have commented on here
Jen and ellen, do you attend this church or are you both one of these people who cry out about your heritage but never attend these places
its alright having our heritage preserved but these things come at a cost
Pete, As I live in Ontario, Canada I obviously do not attend this church. However I do attend my Anglican Church of Canada in my home town. I was speaking of our heritage in general terms, as an ex-pat I still consider myself first and foremost an English person even though I have lived in Canada for almost 46years and am a Canadian citizen. I believe that my heritage is firmly English!