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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 12th December, 2014)

Age UK Silver Choir


Age UK Silver Choir
The choir rehearsing for a Carol Service at Wigan Parish Church.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Giovanni on 12th December 2014 at 00:38

What a beautiful interior. Never attended being Roman Catholic. When was the church consecrated?

Comment by: David Fairclough on 12th December 2014 at 03:47

Not a good place to leave a cup

Comment by: Mick on 12th December 2014 at 08:16

Im sure some folk now a days cant walk without having a cup in there hands

Comment by: christine on 12th December 2014 at 08:51

seeing all those winter woolies ,is it any wonder ,churches were never renowned for being warm .lovely church

Comment by: Aubrey on 12th December 2014 at 08:56

Mick,
It's thirsty work conducting

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th December 2014 at 09:07

It`s almost 87 years since I cried in this church - at my christening!
A video of this choir is on:-
http://www.wigantoday.net/news/silver-choir-hits-right-notes-1-6251420

Comment by: Aubrey on 12th December 2014 at 09:18

Thomas,
Nice shot, does the church credit. I'm sure the choristers will be pleased also.

Comment by: Ron D on 12th December 2014 at 09:48

Giovanni,About 60 years ago there was a roman catholic chapel in there.There are details of it some where on this site.

Comment by: The Monk on 12th December 2014 at 12:37

Giovanni this church too was once Roman Catholic as was many others, that is until Henry V111 murdered and pillaged and turned them into English Catholic churches, surprising isn't it as to what pride can drive a person to do.

Comment by: Anne on 12th December 2014 at 13:11

Good Christmas card material. The church looks well lit too.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 12th December 2014 at 13:17

You've captured the blue glass beautifully Tom. Were you singing, do you have the voice of an angel? Maybe you are like me...the voice of an angle grinder.
Giovanni, I don't think anyone really knows how old the Church is, although the fabric has been heavily rebuilt. A church at Wigan is mentioned in the Domesday Book 1086

Comment by: g on 12th December 2014 at 13:27

So these people are older than you, Ernest?????

Comment by: Brian on 12th December 2014 at 15:53

Nothing wrong with singing like an angle grinder Neil, Johnny Rotten made a fortune doing it. In the music business he is regarded as somewhat of a legend.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th December 2014 at 16:25

I'm Roman Catholic too but as I lived fairly near to the Parish Church I popped in regularly as a child..I was fascinated by the eagle that was/is on the pulpit.

Comment by: Fran on 12th December 2014 at 17:23

Hold onto these churches because everywhere else they are being removed or/and turned into flats. I live in the Capital. The exterior indicates church, interior flats.

Comment by: Jimmy on 12th December 2014 at 19:19

Fran,already happend in Prestwich put a lift outside & sky lights on roof what an eyesore

Comment by: Fran, on 13th December 2014 at 00:16

Jimmy, Love to know how many churches have gone for housing. The thing is in a large church you can get at least thirty flats- what comes first, faith or housing? Open question..

Comment by: Giovanni on 13th December 2014 at 09:59

Thanks Monk for that info. Its that Henry VIII who couldn't keep his cod-piece intact to thank for the reformation!
For such a strong RC town, Wigan should have its own cathedral. Brentwood Essex is an example.

Comment by: Giovanni on 13th December 2014 at 10:51

Thanks Neil.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 13th December 2014 at 16:50

Lovely picture Thomas....lovely church.

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