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UK A former Catholic Church, the North, June 2014

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This Catholic church was completed in 1853 in what was originally quite a heavily populated area however due to the war damage and continuing slum clearances in the post war the church lost much of its congregation as the district was rebuilt as a business area. In 1998 it finally closed when a new replacement church was built.

Upon arriving there was a bloke onsite painting new white lines on the floor of the car park, after a brief exchange of words it turned out he was the caretaker of the site and he had no objections in letting us in through the front door!

A real nice bloke who even gave us each a book about the place as we were leaving!

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Shame to see it in such a mess but there's still a lot of beautiful features left behind, you've taken some fantastic shots! Don't think I've seen the confession booths in previous reports.... Job well done mate :thumb

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