Photo-a-Day (Monday, 30th September, 2013)
To the West
Photo: Rev David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
Rev David, Aughton Parish Church, aka St Michaels, Ormskirk, has a spire and not a tower. I'm sure even from your vantage point in Standish you cant see St Michaels, Ormskirk. If I am wrong i apologise.
Do you live in a hot air balloon Rev Long.
I think Rev David is right ,I think the church is Christ Church at Holborn Hill,Ormskirk on the A59.
My friends daughter was married there some years ago and they referred to it as Aughton Parish Church
It is the parish church, Christ Church, Aughton.
Having been the Vicar of the Parish Church of St Mary, Ince-in-Makerfield for 16 years, I suffered from having to hear the church next door, Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield, being referred to as 'Ince Parish Church', as if it had some kind of seniority over St Mary's simply because it had been established a few years earlier. The only Parish Church I would defer to was All Saints, Wigan, as the 'mother' church of all the Wigan churches within its original boundaries. The rest of us were its offspring.
In this case, I do apologise - St Michael's Aughton is the ancient parish church of Aughton, with Christ Church being built in 1867, and becoming a separate Parish a decade later.
Christ Church has a connection with Wigan - having a window created by a local artist, the late Gerald Rickards, who also made a window for St Mary's.
Also just visible from our house are the spire and tower of Ormskirk Parish Church... if you look very hard.
well it's a lovely picture- very peaceful.
Christchurch tower is visible for many miles around Ormskirk and West Lancashire. During the last war concern was expressed about enemy aircraft using it as a navigation aid when bombing Liverpool.
What a beautiful sunset....nice Rev. David......cheers!!