Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 11th December, 2013)
Standish Parish Church
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.
Beautiful Andrew this one is going in the album....well done ....cheers!!!!
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 .
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?
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.
There are "family shields" displayed at the front. Does anyone know which families and their origins?
Beautiful picture Andrew.
thinking four could be Standish /Langtree/Duxbury/Worthington.only a thought
Thanks folks, and what amazing comments of past experiences there - wouldn't be possible without this site or interweb! We live in fascinating times!
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....
Frances, always a pleasure to share my pics - glad they give a bit of pleasure.
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
This church is were my 3 grandchildren were Baptised my how time flies very fond memories .