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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 30th September, 2013)

To the West

To the West
Taken from Standish - Aughton Parish Church outlined against the sunset.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Roy on 30th September 2013 at 00:45

Rev David, Aughton Parish Church, aka St Michaels, Ormskirk, has a spire and not a tower. I'm sure even from your vantage point in Standish you cant see St Michaels, Ormskirk. If I am wrong i apologise.

Comment by: Garry on 30th September 2013 at 06:29

Do you live in a hot air balloon Rev Long.

Comment by: Bill on 30th September 2013 at 08:25

I think Rev David is right ,I think the church is Christ Church at Holborn Hill,Ormskirk on the A59.
My friends daughter was married there some years ago and they referred to it as Aughton Parish Church

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 30th September 2013 at 08:30

It is the parish church, Christ Church, Aughton.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 30th September 2013 at 09:05

Having been the Vicar of the Parish Church of St Mary, Ince-in-Makerfield for 16 years, I suffered from having to hear the church next door, Christ Church, Ince-in-Makerfield, being referred to as 'Ince Parish Church', as if it had some kind of seniority over St Mary's simply because it had been established a few years earlier. The only Parish Church I would defer to was All Saints, Wigan, as the 'mother' church of all the Wigan churches within its original boundaries. The rest of us were its offspring.
In this case, I do apologise - St Michael's Aughton is the ancient parish church of Aughton, with Christ Church being built in 1867, and becoming a separate Parish a decade later.
Christ Church has a connection with Wigan - having a window created by a local artist, the late Gerald Rickards, who also made a window for St Mary's.
Also just visible from our house are the spire and tower of Ormskirk Parish Church... if you look very hard.

Comment by: kath on 30th September 2013 at 09:12

well it's a lovely picture- very peaceful.

Comment by: A.W. on 30th September 2013 at 09:43

Christchurch tower is visible for many miles around Ormskirk and West Lancashire. During the last war concern was expressed about enemy aircraft using it as a navigation aid when bombing Liverpool.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 30th September 2013 at 11:28

What a beautiful sunset....nice Rev. David......cheers!!

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