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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 30th May, 2014)

St Josephs and St James


St Josephs and St James
From Wigan Parish Church tower

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 6D)
Views: 3,800

Comment by: Jim Latham on 30th May 2014 at 00:58

St. James' Church is now called St. James with St. Thomas

Comment by: Jack on 30th May 2014 at 01:21

St Josephs, my introduction to God.
Baptised, First Confession, First Holy Communion, and Confirmed there. Now a picture in a photo album..

Comment by: Garry on 30th May 2014 at 07:27

Very nice!

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 30th May 2014 at 09:04

Andrew ,a very good photograph ,where was it taken from?

Comment by: Andrew on 30th May 2014 at 09:14

Thanks Tom, it was one of a series taken from Wigan Parish Church tower at about 5am to get the warm sunrise light

Comment by: Garry on 30th May 2014 at 09:23

From Wigan Parish Church, read the caption!

Comment by: A.W. on 30th May 2014 at 10:22

A very good photo Andrew, am I right in thinking that the original St Thomas church, now combined with St James was in Caroline Street, near St Joseph's?

Comment by: Andrew on 30th May 2014 at 11:21

AW - that's the one - some of the fixtures and fittings were transferred to St James from St Thomas when it closed.

Comment by: Alan H on 30th May 2014 at 11:31

What is the building immediately above St James' Church tower?

Comment by: Garry on 30th May 2014 at 16:05

Alan H, ASDA. Weatleaf estate.

Comment by: Geographer on 30th May 2014 at 19:05

Garry, you're not having a good week,are you?
It's NOT Asda on the Wheatlea Estate, it is Saica Packaging, Total Fitness and the new Derbyshire Farm Business Park just off Warrington Road.

Comment by: A.W. on 31st May 2014 at 10:19

Andrew, I remember St Thomas's being demolished and feeling quite sad, it is nice to know it lives on as part of St James.

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