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Great Britain St Edwards Wigan - Nov 20

BikinGlynn

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Yes this is / was a church despite its brutalist architecture.
St Edwards Catholic church in Newton was built in 1964 for £44,000, replacing the previous place of worship which was a converted public house.
Built with staggered side elevations to a ‘saw-tooth’ plan with large stained glass windows and an adjoining presbytery. The church suffered fire damage to the narthex and gallery areas in 2002 and were rebuilt featuring a new stained glass window with St George’s flag worked into the design.

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Services were last held at the contrasting buildings – the first a modern concrete structure, the other a more traditional red-brick building – in late 2017 after a major reorganisation.
A letter from the archbishop Malcolm McMahon was read to churchgoers at Mass about the closures, provoking anger and accusations of “betrayal” among congregations whose buildings were to be shut.

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Really poor report this one, we arrived here by chance mid demo & only had minuets in here we figured after the angry locals shouts of "what are u 2 up to?" so this is all I have, but there wasnt much left to see anyway to be honest!


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Thats ya lot Im afraid!
 

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That's quite nice. That church is evidently a rip-off copy of Sir Basil Spence's new Coventry Cathedral which was built in a saw tooth shape as well, with large windows at the transept area. I quite like it. Thanks for posting.
 
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