SMALLEST CHURCH IN WIGAN?25 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
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Shush, Ron - with all the churches in the country closed, and this one evidently still open, you'll be getting a mad rush from folk wanting to experience the cosy glow of putting your bum on a pew once again.
I for one would love to see the little church..but I do understand that it would the most likely be a target for the thugs..which a pity as I've got a couple of things I could pray for at the moment,I do say my prayers every night..but it would just be so nice to kneel down in front of an altar...but that's just me.
I am dying to know where this little chapel is - it looks Catholic to me. Could it be behind one of the churches in a garden?? I've ruled out two anyway.
The décor resembles parts of the Rectory Nurseries.
I know where it is and no it isn't open to thugs.
Is it Listed?.... I won't give the game away!
I don't think it has been consecrated? but people pray there so in my opinion it's a church. As the definition of a church is 'A building for public Christian worship'. Then its a church
Mo, when all this is over I'll take you
I have no idea where this is but it reminds me of a little church I went into at the side of a road in Greece.I always like to look inside places like this.Come on Ron tell us.
where ever it is its a lovely little church, best keep it secret away from idiots who would surely desecrate it.tt
Ron,thank you very much..Ill look forward to that.
It still looks like a private chapel to me - especially if it's a secret where it is... Many little chapels dotted all over England.. That's my opinion for what it's worth.
I also know where it is I have been there and it's very nice, will be going again when this pandemic is over.
Ive been here and made a video recording Wigans history
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I've no idea where it is but I remember watching a documentary showing a chapel carved out of the cliff face in Cornwall, said to be the smallest in the country. It was used by Cornish tin miners.
I remember a Chapel I visited in Rocamadour France, cut out of the rock named after the icon of The Black Madonna. It was lovely and cool inside,there's an intimacy inside a chapel that's not found in a church somehow..the Fishermen's chapel in Jersey at the side of Brelade Bay as well.
I guess it must be 20 years since Kevin started a project to make his nursery stand out. When finished it was a magical experience to walk around the site. Whichever way you turned as you walked through there was a display to grab your attention with the chapel being the centrepiece.
Over the years the Increasing demand of maintaining the displays and running a business has inevitably led to some displays falling by the wayside. Nevertheless it’s still worth a visit.
A visit to Orkney from a cruise ship some 10 years ago ended with a trip to an Italian chapel. At first sight the interior was breathtaking and knowing the story of it’s creation it brought a tear to the eyes. It was built by Italian prisoners of war who were transported to help build the WW 2 Churchill barriers.
It consists of two Nissen huts converted into a beautiful chapel. An example of the best of Italian craftsmanship. When inside it’s difficult to believe that you’re in a corrugated steel building.
Was in there last week it's a grand place
The smallest I have been in is the riders chapel at Spruce Meadows showjumping arena.
This isn't in Wigan, but if you ever visit Guernsey call and see the smallest consecrated chapel in the world, it's worth a visit as its wonderfully coloured being made from millions of bits of broken china, pebbles and flints, since this report it has been fully restored.
Cyril yes it is in Wigan.. Are you another 'Nom de Plume' of TONKER?
The smallest church I have prayed in is the fisherman's chapel of St Nicholas I think. On top of the island in St. Ives Cornwall, just down the road from us
I'm sure that church, which isn't really a church, is not in Wigan and never has been. In fact, dare I say it, it's in St.Helens.
If it was a church it would be the smallest church in Saint Helens. That is due to Downall Green being part of Saint Helens. So Cyril is correct what he says.