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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 23rd March, 2015)

Old Church

Old Church
Old Church in Newtown.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: owd bob on 23rd March 2015 at 07:34

Leave your money on collection plate on way out; praise the Lord!

Comment by: kath on 23rd March 2015 at 08:49

How times change. When that church was built people were kept fit by their jobs, housework and by walking everywhere.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd March 2015 at 08:55

"Legs, Bums and Tums" and "Zumba Classes" may be a long way from the original use of this building, but I would rather see it in use than derelict and crumbling.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 23rd March 2015 at 10:27

This is a very nice building and as Irene says, better that it is being used than derelict. Don't like all the signs though.

Comment by: Giovanni on 23rd March 2015 at 10:30

This is a terrible indictment on the demise of Christianity in this country. I was in Rome recently and all the churches big and small are well patronised by the locals. It would be sacrilege for them to be other than a place of worship!
I agree with Irene best have some sort of use for 'em and those who lease them maintain them!

Comment by: A.W. on 23rd March 2015 at 11:17

I pass this building often and find it very attractive. It is better that disused places of worship are used for something rather then be demolished.

Comment by: Syd on 23rd March 2015 at 11:47

Is this the Bethel Methodist Church?

Comment by: Aubrey on 23rd March 2015 at 15:56

No the Bethel is in Victoria Street.

Comment by: Aubrey on 23rd March 2015 at 21:11

I should have added that this photo is taken from Grosvenor Street into Albert Street.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd March 2015 at 22:06

Aubrey was that you stood at the back of me.

Comment by: Aubrey on 23rd March 2015 at 22:33

You will never know Mick.

Comment by: teresa henry on 24th March 2015 at 10:14

this was my husbands great grandads church in 1900's . albert atherton.

Comment by: Evelyn on 24th March 2015 at 12:01

Old buildings are so ornate, the men who built it must have been so proud of their work. They don't build them like this now, more is the pity.

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