Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 22nd December, 2012)
St Marie's, Standish
Nice photo, but, this design at this end does not strike me as Churchish. Is this an addition?
An aspect of the church not seen from the main road , St. Maries was built in 1884, prior to this date, Mass was said In the chapel at
nearby Standish Hall . The land ,was gifted to Liverpool Archdiocese by Henry Standish.
Nice photo Rev David - when did we last have a nice sunny day like that! Well Lizzie - your very own roving photographer.
Rev David Long, may the good Lord Bless you and all your family on this very special Christmas. The gifts I have received from you and all the people on WW will leave a lasting love in my heart that will never fade.
WIITH LOVE TO YOU ALL
ON P-A-D, LIZZIE. XX
Looking on Google Earth, this church front is facing roughly towards the east, so this photo is of the rear and is at west end? Am I correct Rev David?
Like the light and shade - whereabouts is the sun !!
Not a cloud or a yew tree in sight!!
Looks as still as the grave!!
Lizzie: Is it any cooler in Adelaide yet? It`s mild and damp here, thus saving on heating bills!!
The nuns from St Maries school used to march a group of us Sheviers up to the church to make our Easter duty, at that time there where no buses on a Sundays from Shevy to Standish.
That is such a lovely thing to say.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x
PS Sunny but cold in S.E Spain
Mick, you keep waking my remembering up. Another word.... Easter Duty....... Remind me what it was all about......?? Cheers!!!
Janice, I am so blessed.... :-)
Got to agree with Ernest this time! The sun is coming from the right of the picture, therefore in the South, meaning we are looking North East, so this is the West end of the church.
The church is actually aligned southwest/northeast 225/45 degrees.
I took the pic at about 11am - so the sun was just about in the South.
The position of the church is a bit of a mystery to me. This is the 'ecclesiastical East' end of the church - the altar is behind the wall you see. It is, however, facing South-West. It seems to me that the church could easily have been built so that the East end was actually facing East - the site along Almond Brook Road is certainly large enough for the building to have been erected on the East-West axis. As it is, the car park, Presbytery and Church Hall were built in the spaces alongside.
ken R, I think in the olden days they had gas lights and a wooden altar and one day the altar caught fire and had to be replaced so they might have done some building work that time.
And on the back end which Ernest correctly points out is facing west towards the setting sun.
And on the back end there is a plaque that says,,, lapig primarius fundatus die 24 1833 pone latet
Rev David; Mick took photo`s of St.Marie`s specially for Lizzie. There are 30 of them and Mick posted them on Forum, Photos of Wigan on 5th Dec. 2012.
Geographer, I`m glad you agree!!
to each and everyone of you who have put up with my comments on wigan world merry christmas and av a good new year 2013 . im a good person really all the best from cullie aka dirty harry xxxxx
Lizzie - you are a lovely lady, and I wish you every happiness for 2012.
Besides no clouds or yew trees, mentioned in my comment at 05:51, neither is Mick`s bike!!
Can we believe DH? How`s your sister Girty?
You naughty thing!!!
Well I have enjoyed your comments... you make I larf!!!!!
Merry Christmas and very best wishes to you and all on Wigan World.
I echo all the sentiments and wish everyone a peaceful and Happy Christmas.
To make one's "Easter duties" is the obligation (still in force) on Catholics to confess their sins to a priest and to receive Holy Communion at least once a year "at Easter or thereabouts".
Mick, I was in St Marie's Infants' School. Do you remember Sister Joseph, Sister Vergilius and Sister Bernardine?
Sorry, Mick - shouldn't have addressed that last comment to you. You probably know all about Easter duties already. Ever the teacher!
Tricia, Thankyou for the wishes and the same to you and your family ... Cheers!!
Michael, we have had this conversation about the sisters before somewhere on WW??
I remember Sr Virgilius, Sr Angelus, and one of the teachers, Miss Brown, who used to whack me with the cane a lot 'cos I was a right little chatter box...lol....cheers!!
Dirty Harry..... Cullie........
What's in a name .........
Merry Christmas cobber!!!!
DH I`ve always believed your`e a good person really!!.You just like to get us all going to make us post comments about you........merry xmas to you and (perhaps) your long suffering family ? Am I right Mrs DH ?
Ernest I think Lizze missed your question, in answer it is going to be 39C here in Adelaide today.So we will turn up the air conditioner and vegitate reading Wigan World. Merry Christmas to all on WW
Thanks kevan - Lizzie is very busy now she`s branched out on wiganworld!!
You're right, Lizzie. I'd forgotten. Do you remember Miss Ashton?
What's Christmas? I can't get my head around how some ordinary days in December become something called Christmas...
Micheal it was Virgilius and Angeles when I was there.
There was also a Mr Darwin Mr Swift and Polly Ashton.
Mass buildings of churches in the late 19th century in brick, most RC churches built like this: St Patricks and St Josephs to mention a few. Idious on the outside, beautiful within! Similar to the RC cathedral in Liverpool really!
Looks like St Patrick's in Scholes!!!
Ernest not so busy that I intentionally miss your questions.......
At this moment I am vegetating in the living room..... With the air conditioner, my iPad and reading all the posts like yours on WW..
Michael, yes I remember Miss Ashton but only when I read her name......
Mr Darwin and Mr Swift......
There are clanging bells going off in my head
I remember like I said in the earlier post Miss Brown..... Cheers!!
There was a Mrs McClure and the caretaker was a Mr Woods, Josephine Woods dad.
Remember the caretaker.... Mr Woods...
Thanks Mick..... Cheers