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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 11th December, 2013)

Standish Parish Church

Standish Parish Church

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 6D)
Views: 4,036

Comment by: Kathleen Greig, on 11th December 2013 at 00:44

Beautiful church ,lovely photo Andrew,the colours are so vivid .I was christened in this church 67years ago ,mam had to ask a man who only had one leg,and a women in Standish to be my God parents,Mam didn't know these people they just happened to be near the church at that time,bless them who ever they are. I was christened Kathleen Banks.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 11th December 2013 at 08:46

Beautiful Andrew this one is going in the album....well done ....cheers!!!!

Comment by: alan lad on 11th December 2013 at 09:05

Belter I to was christened confermed and sung int quoir in this church and I hope to be planted in the church yard when I cock mi toes up .

Comment by: monumental on 11th December 2013 at 09:13

I was married in this Church 54 years ago - my wife was a Sunday-school teacher. Unfortunately, she passed away just over two weeks ago after a life of serving other people. The Church hasn't changed much in that time but, who would want it to change?

Comment by: Frances Jones on 11th December 2013 at 09:49

Brilliant picture Andrew. Through genealogy research I discovered many of my ancestors were baptised, married and possibly buried at Saint Wilfrids. I was very fortunate to visit from my home in Australia and I had goose bumps when I first entered the church. Such a ethereal feeling enveloped my soul. I am eternally grateful to Roy for organising a guided tour for me, Joe was the perfect guide,a wealth of historical knowledge and a true gentleman. I was certainly blessed and seeing this picture has made me feel that way again. Thank you for a fabulous pic of an amazing church. I love it.

Comment by: Dave Kelly on 11th December 2013 at 14:44

There are "family shields" displayed at the front. Does anyone know which families and their origins?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 11th December 2013 at 20:23

Beautiful picture Andrew.

Comment by: alan lad on 11th December 2013 at 20:56

thinking four could be Standish /Langtree/Duxbury/Worthington.only a thought

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 11th December 2013 at 21:04

Thanks folks, and what amazing comments of past experiences there - wouldn't be possible without this site or interweb! We live in fascinating times!

Comment by: Frances on 12th December 2013 at 01:43

Andrew we do indeed live in fascinating times, just mind boggling isn't it. I hope it is OK with you that I have copied this pic, it is far superior to any I took myself. I'm another Lanky lass down under, like Lizzie, keeping an album of special pics....

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 12th December 2013 at 21:59

Frances, always a pleasure to share my pics - glad they give a bit of pleasure.
Best wishes

Comment by: Gray on 13th December 2013 at 21:55

Wigans only grade 1 listed building. The present church is over 400 years old and there has been a church on site for 800 years. The church records date back to 1560

Comment by: alan winstanley on 27th December 2013 at 16:34

This church is were my 3 grandchildren were Baptised my how time flies very fond memories .

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