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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th November, 2018)

St Catharines


St Catharines
St Catharine's Church, Lorne Street, Scholes. Built in 1839-41 at a cost of £3,180.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 24th November 2018 at 03:29

Good photo. Is that the church that had the steeple straightened. Cos it still looks to be leaning. Maybe it's the lens being used in the camera.

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th November 2018 at 08:02

Lovely photo, framed by leaves. It was hard to get used to the spire being straight after years of seeing it crooked!

Comment by: Veronica on 24th November 2018 at 09:32

The church is looking good. The way I remember it,was, there was a lot more trees growing around the building. The clock was very convenient for time checks where I lived as well!

Comment by: Alan H on 24th November 2018 at 10:16

Got married here in December1958. Diamond wedding anniversary coming up on 6th December. Seems like only yesterday.

Comment by: Anne on 24th November 2018 at 10:29

I was christened here and still have the little commemorative baptism card.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th November 2018 at 11:35

The clock was renovated as a WW2 Memorial in 1946.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th November 2018 at 14:02

Anne,how lovely that you still have your baptism card.

Comment by: Anne on 24th November 2018 at 16:24

Been looking for my baptism card, found it and also found my dads. 17th Oct. 1909. Can't find my mums.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th November 2018 at 16:32

Derek - I chronicled the work of dismantling the crooked spire and re-erecting it between February 2012 and 2013 - look through the archive for this feature for the pics.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th November 2018 at 18:02

Anne,say a little prayer to St Jude,it always works for me,

Comment by: From Where on 24th November 2018 at 18:30

Hold them , for soon they’ll be gone ,
the movement of change is hidden from none ,to look with ignorance is such a nice place . Fact , is a cold house , which few wish to brace ..
Close my doors , my history is me .
within these walls is all I can see .
The unfolding world is far over there
my door , is my door , the rest ... I let be ..

Comment by: Anne on 24th November 2018 at 20:20

Thanks Maureen but I don't ever recall seeing one. Not seen one for my brother either.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 24th November 2018 at 22:34

Rev Lang, I do remember the steeple being renovated. I was looking at PAD's back then. It was just an observation about it still looking ever so slightly crooked.

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