Photo-a-Day (Friday, 12th December, 2014)
Age UK Silver Choir
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
What a beautiful interior. Never attended being Roman Catholic. When was the church consecrated?
Not a good place to leave a cup
Im sure some folk now a days cant walk without having a cup in there hands
seeing all those winter woolies ,is it any wonder ,churches were never renowned for being warm .lovely church
It's thirsty work conducting
It`s almost 87 years since I cried in this church - at my christening!
A video of this choir is on:-
Nice shot, does the church credit. I'm sure the choristers will be pleased also.
Giovanni,About 60 years ago there was a roman catholic chapel in there.There are details of it some where on this site.
Giovanni this church too was once Roman Catholic as was many others, that is until Henry V111 murdered and pillaged and turned them into English Catholic churches, surprising isn't it as to what pride can drive a person to do.
Good Christmas card material. The church looks well lit too.
You've captured the blue glass beautifully Tom. Were you singing, do you have the voice of an angel? Maybe you are like me...the voice of an angle grinder.
Giovanni, I don't think anyone really knows how old the Church is, although the fabric has been heavily rebuilt. A church at Wigan is mentioned in the Domesday Book 1086
So these people are older than you, Ernest?????
Nothing wrong with singing like an angle grinder Neil, Johnny Rotten made a fortune doing it. In the music business he is regarded as somewhat of a legend.
I'm Roman Catholic too but as I lived fairly near to the Parish Church I popped in regularly as a child..I was fascinated by the eagle that was/is on the pulpit.
Hold onto these churches because everywhere else they are being removed or/and turned into flats. I live in the Capital. The exterior indicates church, interior flats.
Fran,already happend in Prestwich put a lift outside & sky lights on roof what an eyesore
Jimmy, Love to know how many churches have gone for housing. The thing is in a large church you can get at least thirty flats- what comes first, faith or housing? Open question..
Thanks Monk for that info. Its that Henry VIII who couldn't keep his cod-piece intact to thank for the reformation!
For such a strong RC town, Wigan should have its own cathedral. Brentwood Essex is an example.
Lovely picture Thomas....lovely church.