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Caroline Street, Wigan   Views: 5240
St Joseph's R.C. Church.   Comments: 16
Photo: Ron Hunt   Item #: 989  
St Joseph's R.C. Church.
  St Joseph's R. C. Church, Caroline Street, Wigan.  

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Comments by molly, 9th July 2007  
so sad to see this beautiful old church falling to ruins.. but note St Joseph still shines out in glory.. many happy hours and sins confessed in this dear church

Comments by jp blackrod, 15th March 2008  
Do you remember Fr. Shee? Hseemed to be a living saint.

Comments by julie, 2nd August 2008  
wish they would do something with it,its ashame to let it go

Comments by Chatty, 23rd September 2009  
Spent many a Sunday morning in there, 11 o clock mass

Comments by Chatty, 23rd September 2009  
Spent many a Sunday morning in there, 11 o clock mass

Comments by Bob, 22nd October 2009  
Once more with feeling Chatty !

Comments by annette foster, 4th February 2010  missychick36@hotmail.co.uk 
i was born on this street 1968 lived at 55,brings back very happy times.

Comments by Albert Eckersley, 24th April 2010  
Yes I remember Fr Shee as you said a living Saint I was Born Baptised,Confirmed ,Married here in 1950, Acted as Barman at the club, A member of the Y.C.W.as Leader,Fr Cronin Married us It was his first wedding and he put the ring on Joans wrong Finger,[I Married Joan Hatton also Y.C,w,]I was also the Last person to receive Holy Communion at the Closing of the Church[Because I was the Person chosen as leader of the people who looked after you all at the packed Church on its closing,A memorable occasion,

Comments by Albert Eckersley, 25th April 2010  
julie, The church was due to be knocked down but someone stepped in and got it declared a listed 2 building, Which meant it could not be done, so it was sold.Now they are building flats on the side of same plus having converted the Prestbytery into flats as well,But St Joseph/s Statue still stands out shining like a Beacon.Different Proposals have been asked for in the main church building but the Planning Commitee so far have turned them all down.

Comments by paul/derek banks, 27th April 2010  
we lived at 28 in the street banks 1965 went to st thomas;s on the same street

Comments by Albert Eckersley, 28th April 2010  
Hi Paul, Yes St Thomas/s was on Caroline Street,I was on the Council with a former Head Master of that school Harold Dowling I also lived near Him in York Street

Comments by carl, 12th October 2011  
Wasn't there a priest there called Father Tobin? I went to the school as well.

Comments by barry quinn, 17th May 2012  
Yes there was a father tobin he used to come into st josephs school to see us .He also used to stand at the back of the church on sundays and make us go to the front.we lived in york st

Comments by Susan Mint (Holland), 13th July 2012  susanmint@ymail.com 
I used to attend St. Thomas's school, but I married a Catholic lad and converted and used to go to St. Joseph's Church.

Comments by stephen pye, 29th December 2015  
Great to see the brand new unregistered austin maxi's in Timberlakes conpound too

Comments by Mr X, 1st May 2017  
St Joseph's church has been derelict since the last mass took place in October 1995. There was another church about 100 yards away, St Thomas C of E with a spire that was demolished about 1970. Mini, Vauxhall Viva and Victor prked cars.

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