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St.Winifrede's

The small town of where I live has several churches, among them the Roman Catholic church dedicated to St.Winifred. I have never been inside this church and these shots were taken one Saturday lunch time a couple of years ago. By the early 20th century, the increase in number of Catholics in the parish meant that the existing church was no longer big enough. Canon Bernard Hobson, the parish priest, had to make provision for this increase and as an imaginative and engaging method of fundraising, the people of the parish were asked to buy bricks for the construction of the current church building. The foundation stone for the new church was laid on Saturday, 4th June 1927, and the new church was officially opened on Tuesday, 10th April 1928. It has an overall length of 90ft and a width of 48ft. The square tower rises to 50ft in height. Grey sand faced bricks were used for the construction with Bath stone facings. The roof is of hammer beam construction made from Colombian pine and the roof is covered with Delabole slates.  The Lake District has beckoned us for a few days, I will catch up with any comments and your postings upon our return.

St.Winifrede's

The small town of where I live has several churches, among them the Roman Catholic church dedicated to St.Winifred. I have never been inside this church and these shots were taken one Saturday lunch time a couple of years ago. By the early 20th century, the increase in number of Catholics in the parish meant that the existing church was no longer big enough. Canon Bernard Hobson, the parish priest, had to make provision for this increase and as an imaginative and engaging method of fundraising, the people of the parish were asked to buy bricks for the construction of the current church building. The foundation stone for the new church was laid on Saturday, 4th June 1927, and the new church was officially opened on Tuesday, 10th April 1928. It has an overall length of 90ft and a width of 48ft. The square tower rises to 50ft in height. Grey sand faced bricks were used for the construction with Bath stone facings. The roof is of hammer beam construction made from Colombian pine and the roof is covered with Delabole slates.  The Lake District has beckoned us for a few days, I will catch up with any comments and your postings upon our return.

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2013, 01:49
Nice collage, Brian.

But, crikey, the blessed virgin is making a face like she has just sucked on a lemon...
Wonderful collage- I like the close ups!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2013, 08:25
It looks to be a charming & solid brick structure Brian
A very nice presentation Brian! Well done.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 May 2013, 08:18
I like the collage very much. Thanks for the close ups, too; still some detail there despite their age.

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