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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 22nd December, 2012)

St Marie's, Standish


St Marie's, Standish
The East End. For Lizzie down under.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: Ken R on 22nd December 2012 at 00:07

Nice photo, but, this design at this end does not strike me as Churchish. Is this an addition?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 22nd December 2012 at 01:19

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.

Comment by: Janice on 22nd December 2012 at 01:26

Nice photo Rev David - when did we last have a nice sunny day like that! Well Lizzie - your very own roving photographer.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd December 2012 at 01:44

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

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd December 2012 at 05:51

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!!

Comment by: Mick on 22nd December 2012 at 08:41

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.

Comment by: tricia on 22nd December 2012 at 09:30

Lizzie
That is such a lovely thing to say.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x
PS Sunny but cold in S.E Spain

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd December 2012 at 09:44

Mick, you keep waking my remembering up. Another word.... Easter Duty....... Remind me what it was all about......?? Cheers!!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd December 2012 at 09:46

Janice, I am so blessed.... :-)

Comment by: Geographer on 22nd December 2012 at 10:28

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.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 22nd December 2012 at 10:42

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.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd December 2012 at 10:55

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.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd December 2012 at 11:10

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

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd December 2012 at 12:02

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!!

Comment by: dirty harry on 22nd December 2012 at 13:11

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

Comment by: David on 22nd December 2012 at 14:34

Lizzie - you are a lovely lady, and I wish you every happiness for 2012.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd December 2012 at 15:31

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?

Comment by: tricia on 22nd December 2012 at 15:40

Cullie
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.

Comment by: Janice on 22nd December 2012 at 16:27

I echo all the sentiments and wish everyone a peaceful and Happy Christmas.

Comment by: Michael on 22nd December 2012 at 18:12

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?

Comment by: Michael on 22nd December 2012 at 18:16

Sorry, Mick - shouldn't have addressed that last comment to you. You probably know all about Easter duties already. Ever the teacher!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd December 2012 at 18:23

Tricia, Thankyou for the wishes and the same to you and your family ... Cheers!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd December 2012 at 19:22

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!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd December 2012 at 19:58

Dirty Harry..... Cullie........
What's in a name .........
Merry Christmas cobber!!!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 22nd December 2012 at 21:07

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 ?

Comment by: kevan on 22nd December 2012 at 21:49

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

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 22nd December 2012 at 22:37

Thanks kevan - Lizzie is very busy now she`s branched out on wiganworld!!

Comment by: Michael on 22nd December 2012 at 22:45

You're right, Lizzie. I'd forgotten. Do you remember Miss Ashton?

Comment by: Craig on 22nd December 2012 at 23:03

What's Christmas? I can't get my head around how some ordinary days in December become something called Christmas...

Comment by: Mick on 22nd December 2012 at 23:10

Micheal it was Virgilius and Angeles when I was there.

There was also a Mr Darwin Mr Swift and Polly Ashton.

Comment by: Pat 71 on 22nd December 2012 at 23:34

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!

Comment by: Tony G on 22nd December 2012 at 23:35

Looks like St Patrick's in Scholes!!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 23rd December 2012 at 01:50

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..
Cheers!!! x

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 23rd December 2012 at 10:17

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
Wow!!!
I remember like I said in the earlier post Miss Brown..... Cheers!!

Comment by: Mick on 24th December 2012 at 07:41

There was a Mrs McClure and the caretaker was a Mr Woods, Josephine Woods dad.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th December 2012 at 03:23

Remember the caretaker.... Mr Woods...
Thanks Mick..... Cheers

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