Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 4th March, 2012)
St John's Church and St John's C.Y.M.S.
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
St., Johns Church was untill 1933 a Jesuit Churh . Which explaines why there are two Catholic Churchs so close together ,St Marys
Only 100 yds.,or so along Standishgate, Jesuits along with Benedictines were outside the auspices of The Liverpool Archdiocese,
each being administerd by their own Orders
St., Johns underwent a major refurbishment a few years ago, whilst some seating was lost, the beauty of the interior was left intact.
That was my old church when I was growing up in the mid forties to early sixties.When we used to attend the Sunday evening service, then straight to the pub. My old school was also St. Johns opposite up Brick Kiln Lane.
Your photos have a certain style,Brian.You're a natural.Photographs can draw attention to everyday sights that we often take for granted.
They just managed to squees a toilet into the top right hand corner,but only just.Good one Brian.
"...the beauty of the interior was left intact." Are you kidding, Tom Walsh? The liturgical vandals have made it look like the set of the Starship Enterprise.
Michael, may I refer you to Photo-a-Day
24th Feb., this year, and in particular your comment re St., John's Church , you mention its glorious interior, albeit qualified by your reference to liturgical vandals . Some of changes were not welcomed by everybody, that is true, but I think we can agree that it still quite outstanding . I wonder if one of the regular photographers to this site would be interested in posting shot of the interior .I unfortunately don't have the expertise .
In the 1950's there used to be a baker's shop to the right of this photo. On our way home from school. the aroma of freshly baked bread was irresistible. I used to love eating their hot 'penny loaves' and their shop was crowded at hometime with like- minded girls in their school uniform.
I went to st Johns school and church from 1960 - 1964 now living in the US.