Photo-a-Day (Monday, 13th October, 2014)
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Isn't it a shame now that doors have to be kept locked. I remember just popping in after school because it was so lovely.
I wouldn't fancy having to do the dusting though!
It's a great shame a lot of churches are closed most of the time, it would be nice if people could just go in for a few minutes to escape the noise and fuss of modern life.
Thomas,that's a lovely photo..I also miss the opportunity to go into my old church St Josephs in Wallgate,I also went in the Parish church..to escape the hustle and bustle and say a silent prayer.
It's such a shame we cannot go into our church because it's locked.
Ann 21' it is a shame the door are locked. But things are not that straight forward today. Thieves, vandals and damaged. Sad I know.
It's a sad fact that most churches are closed most of the time. It's also a sad fact that most people who moan about it never go in on a Sunday. Another sad fact is that church attendance is on the decline - and we could debate the reasons until the cows come home. However, the sad fact remains that unless folk use them and support them regularly, many will close. The small amount of people attending regularly cannot possibly find the huge amount of money required in order to keep these buildings going on their own. The Liverpool diocese is currently At the beginning of the process of choosing which churches in Wigan will close forever. Use them or loose them.
Kath, Wigan keep their doors open every Saturday during the summer months, and have just had a important altar piece unveiled that is of massive artistic importance from the Renaissance. Many experts came from all over to see it.
Use them or loose them.
Nice photo by the way.
Lovely photo Thomas....cheers!!!
Well said Andrew
Andrew,Rector at Saint Wilfrids Standish ?
well said Andrew. I'd like to see that alter piece if I can time a visit right. I don't know what the answer is for boosting attendance.
Jonno, no, not Rector of Standish, I'm just an ordinary Joe Soap who is saddened by his local heritage slipping away.
Kath, it's worth a visit to see it, the carving on one side is amazing, and on the other is four amazing paintings.
Andrew they dont let ordinary Joe Soaps up to the Wigan parish church tower.
Im a Joe Soap and I could slip up there.
Top marks, Mick.
They do, 7am on Ascension Day. All welcome. Even ordinary Joe Soaps like me.
Ive just looked up next years Ascension Day Andrew and its on
Thursday 14 May,
I will make a note of it on our calendar and come for a look if its not raining and you promise nobody will try to convert me.