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ubinam1206
17-05-2010, 07:57 AM
St. Joseph's Church.
Ive drove past this place so many times, Wondering how bad it was inside.
Finally curiosity got the better of me.

Bit of History.

It was founded in 1871 and closed in 1995.

Baptism:1871-1897
Marriages:1872-1900
Confirmations:1877-1900

The church was founded in 1872, formerly belonging to the Primitive Methodists. The building was then purchased by the Roman Catholics for use as a place of worship.
The existing chapel had been enlarged considerably and almost completely re-built. It was to accommodate 500-600 people at a cost of 3,000 in total. The house at the side of the church had been purchased as a residence for the Priest. The builder was a Mr. Aspinall, based in Caroline St. The church was then opened on a Sunday, dedicated to St. Joseph.
Strangely enough, five years later the foundation stone was laid for a new church on this site, the previous church of 1872 having seen to be expired owing to large congregational numbers of around 6000. The cost for building the church, which we see in rack and ruin today, came at a cost of just over 6,000.
The church was closed in 1995 and still serves no use with it's Grade II listed status.

The pigeon poop in here is pretty thick.
I really must invest in a respirator.

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PhotoStitch Shot.
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There's about 8 of these on either side of the main hall.
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Setting Sun
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Camping gear anyone?
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Thanks for Looking.