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    A post (the one hundredth!) dedicated to St Monica's parish church. Above, an aerial view of where the church would be built!

    Here and there on the blog some pictures about Church practice have been posted (check this link, and that one): here you'll find them all assembled under one heading. Father Gallagher was Grandpa's priest when he started being active in the parish. We can see him in the picture below his portrait with people gathered to inaugurate St Monica's church in 1912.

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    And here he is in front of his church that same year:

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    My information tells me this is what the congregation looked like in 1914, just before WW1:

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    A view of the same, but modern:

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    This one is looking towards the exit:

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    And here are some pictures of the outside:

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    above was 1945

    here's a more recent one:

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    Do you remember that our grandad used to be the church organist for a long time?

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    And here is a view of the organ, revamped in 2014 (check here):

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    We all know that some important family events took place in this church:

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    Here you'll find a summary of the history of the church: LINK

    Did you know that before the church was built, there used to be a chapel, situated in Hazelwood Lane? I'm not sure its was RC though.

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    Apparently it got sold (after the Church was built?) and became a shop:

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