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Great Britain ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - WIGAN - AUGUST 2021

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The History
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church has been derelict since the last mass took place in October 1995 - In 1877, the second designed rebuild was done by Mr. Goldie, of the firm of Messrs - Goldie & Child, London. Originally, The first service was held on 22nd January, 1871, in a small chapel that on Caroline Street.

In April 1872 the first build of the new church housed 500 - 600 worshippers before more land adjacent to the church was purchased meaning the final build of the church could be built to accommodated more worshippers within the area. The adjoining Presbytery was built for the accommodation of three priests, which is now converted into flats - St Joseph's church still retains its Grade II listed status to this day.


The Explore
Having seen how this site had been given a recent clean up I decided to take a trip to see the beautiful building while it still stands. Inside the architecture is still as stunning as ever & the size of the church really takes you back with its high ceilings. Access is a squeeze & you will be greeted by the local pigeon army but this site is really worth a visit until it is sadly no longer available.


The Photography...

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Thankyou for reading & enjoy the Decay :)
 

The_Raw

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Very nicely captured. I wouldn't mind seeing this myself. Thanks for sharing
 

jones-y-gog

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Excellent series of shots there. You've really done it justice.
 
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