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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 15th June, 2013) Views: 2,750 
St Catharine's
 St Catharine's   by Rev David Long  (Sony A65)
The spire may now be straight, but the tower isn't - and the nave certainly isn't!

Comment by Lizzie down under on 15th June 2013 at 04:12
I concur with you Rev David.....in all angles of your observations.....but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in my humble opinion St Catherine's renovations were very worthwhile......cheers!!!


Comment by Mick on 15th June 2013 at 07:19
They should have knocked it all down and built a modern small church


Comment by Kath Pressey on 15th June 2013 at 09:24
why does everything have to be perfect? is it because of subsidence?


Comment by Bill on 15th June 2013 at 09:34
I think they did a great job.
Any chance of fixing the clock!!


Comment by A.W. on 15th June 2013 at 09:39
Going by your thinking Mick it would have been better to leave the spire as it was and rebuild the nave on an angle to match it!


Comment by aitch on 15th June 2013 at 10:04
I have remarked on this point before, doesn't the main body of the church seem to be sloping to the left, especially just before the tower. ??


Comment by Fred Cunliffe on 15th June 2013 at 11:55
The price of mining coal can't be ruled out,eh?


Comment by alan lad on 15th June 2013 at 17:50
It ull have to do then?


Comment by pete on 15th June 2013 at 18:41
I think its been a total waste of money
money which could have been better spent elsewhere
nobody goes to these places anymore
as mick said, they should have knocked it down and built a smaller place, more in keeping with the numbers that attend church


Comment by Garry on 15th June 2013 at 19:54
Was it really worth all the cost and repair work, after all, the Church numbers are falling fast.


Comment by Jen on 16th June 2013 at 00:48
St Cats is a fabulous Church and is deserving of the renovations it's a part of my heritage and good on them for doing the work. Mick go back to pedaling your bike.


Comment by Ellen on 16th June 2013 at 00:55
With people like some who have made comments around, (you know who you are)we are in losing whatever heritage we still have! I was saddened to see the demolition in Standishgate, as posted on the album this week, but these comments have saddened me more.


Comment by Lee Layland on 16th June 2013 at 16:41
Perhaps those who want it to be closed down would be happy for it to become a place of worship for other religions - as is happening to other churches?


Comment by Andy on 16th June 2013 at 19:06
With regard to previous messages about taking it all down, It would make an ideal location for a Mosque.


Comment by Andrew on 16th June 2013 at 19:06
Is the picture the before? It looks like the spire and top half of the church is straight with each other but they both look like they are leaning compared to the bottom part. now it look like the ground floor level of the church is leaning over towards lamp post and the spire is about to fall backwards on to the church roof.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 16th June 2013 at 21:13
It just plays havoc with my eyes !!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 16th June 2013 at 22:35
Bill: If the clock is stopped; it shows the right time twice a day, lol.


Comment by pete on 17th June 2013 at 15:55
it would be interesting to note just how much this has all cost
the building could have been demolished and a newer less costly maintained building erected in its place
it would also be interesting to see how many actually attend this church that have commented on here
Jen and ellen, do you attend this church or are you both one of these people who cry out about your heritage but never attend these places
its alright having our heritage preserved but these things come at a cost


Comment by Ellen on 17th June 2013 at 19:29
Pete, As I live in Ontario, Canada I obviously do not attend this church. However I do attend my Anglican Church of Canada in my home town. I was speaking of our heritage in general terms, as an ex-pat I still consider myself first and foremost an English person even though I have lived in Canada for almost 46years and am a Canadian citizen. I believe that my heritage is firmly English!


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