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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd December, 2021)

Becket's Cafe

Becket's Cafe
St Thomas The Martyr Church, Upholland.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,092

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd December 2021 at 07:25

I used to go to St Thomas's on a Sunday morning as a 11/ 12 yr old. It was one of various churches I frequented in my quest to find out what 'IT' was all about
My parents used to mt travels!
Looks a nice welcoming place today.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd December 2021 at 08:36

That looks very inviting, I have to say. I like the dark wood chairs and tables too, which fit in well with the pews and general decor of the church. Years ago, I used to go in a cafe within a church in Bolton. and they had a few stalls selling hand-crafted goods. Well done to St. Thomas's.

Comment by: Mmick on 2nd December 2021 at 10:35

I was in here last week enjoying a mug of hot chocolate and a piece of jam and cream cake.
I like the way they have used some local tree branches for Christmas decoration.

Comment by: Joan on 2nd December 2021 at 12:18

Mick Ive not managed to visit Beckets yet but hope to do so before Christmas.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd December 2021 at 16:23

Joan if your going to be walking go along Lafford lane its quieter

Comment by: Gary on 2nd December 2021 at 16:32

Very few parish churches are dedicated to St Thomas Becket. There is one near me, in Newcastle centre and acts as a university chaplaincy.
What is happening here, in the photo, is a way forward for many people who need company and not be charged the earth for a cup of tea.

Comment by: Beryl on 2nd December 2021 at 17:21

This is a beautiful church. A number of my ancestors we baptised, married and buried there. I must find time to travel up to wigqn to visit this lovely church

Comment by: annemarie on 2nd December 2021 at 20:07

When I made my comment about ugly pictures is was not about the good people here It was about the sleezy commercial ones on this site. Ayoung relative looking into history of Wigan wanted access I had to say no

Comment by: Mick on 4th December 2021 at 22:47

Beryl if you travel up to Wigan you'll miss it because it's in Upholland.

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