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Bardney, St Francis RC Church
Bardney, St Francis RC Church
Bardney, St Francis RC Church

In 1945, an agricultural hut in Bardney was converted for temporary use as a church.

This building was never replaced, and is still the village’s Roman Catholic Church.

At one time, St Francis’s served many Irish seasonal workers employed at the nearby sugar beet factory.

April 2011

Bardney, St Francis Roman Catholic Church
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church

"A  typical  example  of  the  simple  Pre-Emancipation  Regency  type  of chapel that predominated before the surge of building and the Gothic revival of the 1840s onwards.

The external appearance of the church has been marred by a porch addition of the 1970s.

There is a contemporary attached presbytery"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Nottingham/Boston-St-Mary 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"St. Mary's Catholic, Horncastle road, Rev. Joseph Gattie; mass, 8 & 10.30 a.m. & evening service 6.30 p.m.; holidays of obligation, mass 7 a.m. & evening service 7.30 p.m. ; daily, mass 7 a.m" 

DB 1 May 2019

Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church

Chapel within the porch.

Porch built in 1974 by Reynolds & Scott.

https://taking-stock.org.uk/building/boston-st-mary/ 

DB 6 November 2019

Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church, War Memorial
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church, War Memorial
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church, War Memorial

"1914-1918 PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE MEN OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR"

DB 6 November 2019

Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Church, war memorial
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Presbytery
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Presbytery
Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic Presbytery

Attached presbytery.

DB 1 May 2019

Boston, St Mary, Roman Catholic, presbytery, church
Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Corpus Christi church was built in 1995 to replace the original 1930s church which had to be demolished owing to the poor foundation on which it had been built.

June 2017

Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street

"Roman Catholic Church. 1855-6. In c.1300 style"

"The Catholic Church was moved from the Irnham Estate to Corby when the Cliffords, a Catholic family, sold the Estate to the Protestant Woodhouses in mid C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062853 

DB 22 March 2019 

Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street

Chapel closed in 2012 and was being offered for sale with an asking price of £150,000 Freehold.

"Constructed circa 1857 and designed by architects Weightman, Hadfield & Goldi of Sheffield"

https://media.onthemarket.com/properties/785042/doc_1_140.pdf 

The graveyard still remains in use. 

DB 22 March 2019 

Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church

Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas of Canterbury.

"The foundations of St Thomas' Church were laid in 1866 and the church was formally opened on the 27th May 1868"

https://www.stthomasgainsborough.co.uk/history 

"1865-8. Architect, M E Hadfield and Son"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063514 

"A polychrome Gothic Revival church of the 1860s which shows the influence of G.E. Street, this is the earliest of several churches in North Lincolnshire paid for by Thomas Young of Kingerby Hall and designed by Hadfield & Son"

https://taking-stock.org.uk/building/gainsborough-st-thomas-of-canterbury/ 

DB 18 June 2018

Gainsborough, St Thomas of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Church
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Aisle
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Aisle
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Aisle

Church is oriented towards the north with the aisle on the west side.

DB 12 May 2019

Gainsborough, St Thomas of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Church
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Chancel
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Chancel
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Chancel

"The most recent refurbishment in 2008 has taken the church back to its Pugin style roots with the Sanctuary being decorated with hand blocked Pugin style wallpaper"

http://www.stthomasgainsborough.co.uk/history 

DB 12 May 2019

Gainsborough, St Thomas of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Church
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Nave

Looking north towards the sanctuary.

DB 12 May 2019

Gainsborough, St Thomas of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Church
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Nave

Looking south towards the gallery and organ.

DB 12 May 2019

Gainsborough, St Thomas of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Church
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour of those who served and died in the First World War.

DB 12 May 2019

Gainsborough, St Thomas of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Church, roll of honour
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Presbytery
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Presbytery
Gainsborough, St Thomas, Roman Catholic Presbytery

Located next to the church mid way along Cross Street.

"Similar date and style to Church"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063515 

"Sash windows in the presbytery have been replaced in PVCu"

https://taking-stock.org.uk/building/gainsborough-st-thomas-of-canterbury/ 

DB 18 June 2019

Gainsborough, St Thomas of Canterbury, Roman Catholic, Presbytery
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church

Pevsner comments that :-

"ST MARY (R.C.), North Parade.

Little more than the façade of E.J.Willson's building of 1832 survives.

Classical, ashlar-faced.

A kind of tower almost completely engaged by the nave walls.

Bell-turret with circular bell-openings and cupola.

The rest is enveloped by extensions and re-ordering by Gerard Goalen, 1966.

The altar, now facing N, is set in a big canted apse with large arched windows high up.

The chancel of the old church has become the baptistery.

To the s a much less fortunate flat-roofed entrance lobby linking the church to the C 18 presbytery"

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church

Looking north towards the altar.

Pevsner comments that :- 

"The altar, now facing N, is set in a big canted apse with large arched windows high up." 

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church

Looking west towards the baptistery.

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church

Looking east towards the organ.

"Evidence suggests that the altar originally faced east (the entrance end) but that this was reversed after refurbishment in 1884 and the addition of a western apse.

The next major change came in 1964-5 when Gerard Goalen removed the north wall and extended in that direction, turning the focus of the church through ninety degrees with the altar on the north side"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Nottingham/Grantham-St-Mary-the-Immaculate 

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church

More detailed view of the altar and sanctuary.

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church

More detailed view of the baptistery now located in the western apse.

The apse was added in 1884 to house the altar but in 1964-5 Gerard Goalen removed the north wall and extended in that direction, turning the focus of the church through ninety degrees with the altar on the north side"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Nottingham/Grantham-St-Mary-the-Immaculate 

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church

South facing stained glass window directly opposite the altar.

Depicts the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School

The school is physically linked to the presbytery and church.

"A school was built in 1833 and rebuilt in 1859. The school was relocated to a more distant site in 1928"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Nottingham/Grantham-St-Mary-the-Immaculate 

The entrance to St Mary's Hall 1887 is to the left in this image. 

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School

The school was built in 1833.

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School

School rebuilt in 1859.

DB 9 March 2019

Grantham, St Mary the Immaculate, Roman Catholic Church School
Grimsby, St Mary at Sea, Roman Catholic Church
Grimsby, St Mary at Sea, Roman Catholic Church
Grimsby, St Mary at Sea, Roman Catholic Church

This is the Roman Catholic Parish Church of Grimsby; it is situated on the corner of Heneage Road and Wellington Street.

The church was designed by Matthew Hadfield and opened in 1883

June 2017

Grimsby, St Mary at Sea R C church, Matthew Hadfield
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue

"A handsome brick church in the modern Romanesque style, serving a post-war housing estate.

The broad west tower is a local landmark.

This is one of a large number of churches built in the Diocese in the post-war years by Reynolds & Scott"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Nottingham/Grimsby-St-Pius-X 

Closed November 2016, following a reorganisation of catholic churches in the area, and sold to the City Church for £352,000.

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/grimsbys-st-pius-x-church-354971 

DB 2 March 2019

Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue, Reynolds & Scott, City Church
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue

Statue of St Pius X on the tower.

"Pope Pius X (Italian: Pio), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), was head of the Catholic Church from August 1903 to his death in 1914.

Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting liturgical reforms and orthodox theology.

He directed the production of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive and systemic work of its kind"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_X 

DB 2 March 2019

Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue, Reynolds & Scott, City Church
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue
Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue

"The church was built to serve a new housing estate, on land given by Sir Alec Black, a Grimsby ship owner who died in 1942.

Development did not start until May 1955 (the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Ellis in November of that year)"

"It was built to seat 380, from designs by Reynolds & Scott.

Wilkinson & Houghton of Cleethorpes were the builders and the cost was about £17,000"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Nottingham/Grimsby-St-Pius-X 

Closed in November 2016 the building is now home to the City Church.

DB 2 March 2019

Grimsby, St Pius X Church, Chelmsford Avenue, Reynolds & Scott, City Church
Hainton, Roman Catholic Chapel
Hainton, Roman Catholic Chapel
Hainton, Roman Catholic Chapel

The Roman Catholic Chapel of St Francis de Sales at Hainton was built of yellow brick in 1836 to a design by E. J. Willson for Frances, wife of George Fieschi Heneage.

Willson's tomb is in the graveyard at the parish church of St Mary nearby.

Mark Acton, 2015

Hainton, Roman Catholic chapel. St FRancis de Sales, George Fieschi Heneage, E J Willson
Lincoln, Our Lady of Lincoln R C Church
Lincoln, Our Lady of Lincoln R C Church
Lincoln, Our Lady of Lincoln R C Church

This Catholic church was built in the Ermine Estate on Caborne Avenue in 1963-64 by Reynolds and Scott*.

October 2010

* F M Reynolds and William Scott were ecclesiastical architects based in Manchester in the immediate post war years. They also designed St Peter and St Paul RC Church in Boultham, Lincoln

Chapels, Ermine Our Lady Catholic Church, Reynolds and Scott
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church

View of St Hugh's Rectory, on the corner of Broadgate and Monks Road, with the Church and Church Hall beyond.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Foundation Stone
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Foundation Stone
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Foundation Stone

"The foundation stone (to the right of the side entrance) was laid by Bishop Edward Bagshawe on 17 November 1892 and the church opened on 19 December 1893 by Cardinal Herbert Vaughan.

The cost was £7,300. Albert Vicars was engaged and he modified his earlier design for a church in Silver Street to fit the new site.

A new porch was built in 1909"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/building/lincoln-st-hugh-of-lincoln/ 

DB 1 August 2019 

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church, foundation stone
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave

Looking towards the sanctuary and apsidal south end.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave

Looking north towards the entrance.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave, Font
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave, Font
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave, Font

Octagonal Gothic font.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave, North Window
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave, North Window
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Nave, North Window

Church is oriented north to south and this window is above the entrance and looks over Monks Road. 

"The west window was installed in 1921"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/building/lincoln-st-hugh-of-lincoln/ 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Porch
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Porch
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Porch

A stainless steel plaque nearby also states :-

"THE INTERNAL RENOVATION AND RE-ORDERING OF THIS CHURCH WAS MARKED BY A MASS OF THANKSGIVING AT WHICH THE NEW ALTAR WAS DEDICATED BY MALCOLM McMAHON O.P. BISHOP OF NOTTINGHAM ON 6 NOVEMBER 2010. 

THE PROJECT WAS DESIGNED & ADMINISTERED BY JOHN HALTON DESIGN LTD. & CARRIED THROUGH BY R & SL NORTH BUILDERS LTD" 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary

"The sanctuary has an elaborately carved reredos with  figures of St Hugh and  St Catherine of Siena, and either side of the tabernacle relief panels of St Hugh washing the feet of a poor man in a local hospital (left) and the death of St Hugh (right)"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/building/lincoln-st-hugh-of-lincoln/ 

A plaque at the church entrance states that a new altar was dedicated in 2010. 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary, Ceiling
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary, Ceiling
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary, Ceiling

"The ceiling has been repainted with stars and rope patterns"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/building/lincoln-st-hugh-of-lincoln/ 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary, Window
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary, Window
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary, Window

Central light behind the altar.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Side Chapel
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Side Chapel
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Side Chapel

Side chapel dedicated to "St Joseph, with a statue of St Joseph flanked by relief panels Joseph leading Mary and Jesus in their flight into Egypt and the death of Joseph with Mary and Jesus at his side"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/building/lincoln-st-hugh-of-lincoln/ 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Side Chapel
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Side Chapel
Lincoln, St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Side Chapel

Side chapel dedicated to Our Lady "with a statue of the Virgin and child flanked by relief panels of the Annunciation and the Pieta"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/building/lincoln-st-hugh-of-lincoln/

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Saint Hugh, Roman Catholic, Church
Lincoln, St Peter  & St Paul, Roman Catholic Church
Lincoln, St Peter  & St Paul, Roman Catholic Church
Lincoln, St Peter  & St Paul, Roman Catholic Church

"The Church was consecrated by Bishop Ellis on 12th September 1968.

It had cost £80,000.

The consecration was attended by Archbishop Igino Cardinale and was the first time that an apostolic delegate had visited the city since the Middle Ages"

http://www.sspp-church.org.uk/parish-history/ 

DB 23 April 2018

Church, Saints Peter & Paul, Roman Catholic, Bishop Ellis, Archbishop Igino Cardinale
Luddington, Roman Catholic Chapel
Luddington, Roman Catholic Chapel
Luddington, Roman Catholic Chapel

The church was built in 1877 to serve the population of poor and mainly Irish agricultural workers who arrived in the Isle of Axholme in the wake of the potato famine in the 1840s.

It was dedicated to St Joseph and St Dymphna by the Norbertines, who had established themselves at nearby Crowle in 1872.

Luddington, Roman Catholic, St Joseph, St Dymphna, Irish
Mablethorpe, St Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, Seaholme Road
Mablethorpe, St Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, Seaholme Road
Mablethorpe, St Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, Seaholme Road

"A modest and very late Gothic Revival church, built immediately before the Second World War. It incorporates two holy water stoups said to have come from Louth Abbey"

http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Diocese-of-Nottingham/Mablethorpe-St-Joseph 

DB 29 June 2019

Mablethorpe, Saint Joseph, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The Catholic church, dedicated to the Holy Rood, was built in 1824, and is an edifice of brick, enlarged in I869 by adding aisles and tower:

there are several stained windows, two of which are memorials to the late Mrs. Drakes and the late Rev. Algernon Moore:

the mission here was established in 1780"

DB 8 April 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church

Statue on south front of west tower.

The Latin inscription translates as "Hail Mary, Mother of God"

DB 8 April 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church

Church viewed from the north side.

Pevsner comments that :-

"In 1824 (GR) a simple church was built of white brick.

It had arched windows, and its w front remains. 

The presbytery to the e with its barge boarded gable must be a later addition, perhaps of 1867-9, when M. E. Hadfield & Son added to the modest church a new s aisle with a dominant porch tower with saddleback roof, and a new n aisle, all in red brick. 

The interior with its Early Christian allusions looks yet later" 

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Font
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Font
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Font

Font located towards the east end of the north aisle.

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Nave
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Nave

"The nave and sanctuary form a single space of six bays, with a plain round-arched arcade separating these from the south aisles.

The arcading is carried on circular stone piers with delicately-carved stiff leaf capitals.

The east wall of the sanctuary is blank, with a large central recess for a painting"

https://taking-stock.org.uk/building/market-rasen-holy-rood/ 

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, North Aisle
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, North Aisle
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, North Aisle

The north and south aisles were added to the original church in 1867-9. 

An interesting display of texts visible as part of the West Lindsey Churches Festival. 

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Organ
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Organ
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Organ

Playing the 1848 organ.

Located at the west end of the north aisle.

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sanctuary

"In 1975 the sanctuary was reordered by Reynolds & Scott to bring it into line with post-Vatican II liturgical requirements.

The old altar frontal was reused within a new forward altar with white marble mensa and the tabernacle and canopy reused to form a tabernacle throne and reredos. 

 The steps were removed and a new tiled floor to match the existing installed"

https://taking-stock.org.uk/building/market-rasen-holy-rood/ 

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope

"Among the treasures in the sacristy at Market Rasen, is a collection of orphreys that were taken from late medieval English vestments and are now remounted on a modern cope and two modern chasubles ...

These vestments fragments are known locally as the 'Sixhills' vestments, named after a remote hamlet four miles from Market Rasen.

The hamlet of Sixhills was the site of a Gilbertine Priory, a double house of canons and nuns founded sometime between 1148 and 1154"

https://www.liturgicalartsjournal.com/2018/05/the-pre-reformation-vestments-of.html 

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope

Detail from reverse side of the cope.

DB 19 May 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church, Sixhills’ Cope
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Presbytery
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Presbytery
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Presbytery

Presbytery adjacent to the church.

DB 8 April 2019

Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Presbytery
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic School
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic School
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, Roman Catholic School
Market Rasen, Holy Rood, School
Martin by Timberland, RAF Metheringham, Gymnasium / Churches
Martin by Timberland, RAF Metheringham, Gymnasium / Churches
Martin by Timberland, RAF Metheringham, Gymnasium / Churches

Local signage at the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre states :-

"The original Gymnasium which was also used as a Church (C of E) and a Social Building. 

The annexe to the left of the building is the smaller Roman Catholic Church. 

The building was renovated in 2006 and the RC Church is now used as a 1940s Schoolroom" 

RAF Metheringham (1943-1946) was largely located in the adjoining parish of Martin.

DB 22 April 2019 

Martin by Timberland, RAF Metheringham, Airfield Visitor Centre
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East

Scunthorpe's first court house. 

"Former court house, now Ukranian Catholic church. 1895. Designed by the County Surveyor, James Thropp"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1253136 

The building is standing empty awaiting sale.

DB 19 February 2019 

Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East, Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Cross
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The court house and police station was built at a cost of £6,000, and here the petty sessions are held"

"Converted into Scunthorpe Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in 1983"

http://northlincsmuseumimagearchive.org.uk/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s07237&pos=2&action=zoom 

The building is standing empty awaiting sale. 

DB 19 February 2019

Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East, Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Cross
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East
Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East

Building is now standing empty awaiting sale.

Estate Agents particulars mention a price of £137,000 and state

"Now separated from the rest of the town centre by Brigg Road, High Street East, formerly known as Station Road, was once at the heart of Scunthorpe.

The former Court House and Police Station (1895) and Lock Up (1865) have now changed uses over the years and the former Court House is now the Ukrainian Catholic Church (Listed Building, Grade 2)"

http://www.bellwatson.co.uk/fulldetails.vbhtml?property-for-sale&com14004&high-street-east_scunthorpe_dn156uh 

DB 19 February 2019 

Scunthorpe, Court House, High Street East, Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Cross
Scunthorpe, Holy Souls Church, Frodingham Road
Scunthorpe, Holy Souls Church, Frodingham Road
Scunthorpe, Holy Souls Church, Frodingham Road

The Roman Catholic church was opened by Bishop Brindle on 2nd December 1911.

"Messrs Kirby and Son (Liverpool) are the architects, the builder is Mr J. Klauke, of Crosby, and Mr Ted Leaf, Scunthorpe, has been entrusted with the painting and decorating.

The building reflects the highest credit on all concerned, and has cost £2,000"

http://www.holysoulsscunthorpe.co.uk/history.aspx 

DB 19 February 2019 

Scunthorpe, Holy Souls Church, Frodingham Road, Roman Catholic, Kirby and Son
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1889 states :-

"Here is a Catholic school-chapel, erected in 1882, dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and affording 100 sittings.

The erection of a new church, dedicated to Our Lady of Victories, is about to be undertaken"

In fact the new church was dedicated to Our Lady of Good Counsel and the 1919 Directory reports :-

"The Catholic Church, erected in 1889 at a cost of nearly £1,500 and dedicated to Our Lady of Good Counsel, is an edifice of brick, with Ancaster stone dressings, in the Gothic style, and will seat 300 people"

DB 23 February 2019

Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church

Statue of Our Lady on the south front of the church facing Jermyn Street.

DB 23 February 2019

Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church

A foundation stone relating to the present church opened in June 1889.

"This stone was blessed and laid by the Rev Father Hermann Joseph Sabela the Founder of this Mission On Sept 14th 1888"

Another foundation stone, not pictured, relates to the original church and school :-

"This stone was blessed and laid by the Right Rev Edward G. Bagshawe Third Bishop of Nottingham on November 24 1881" 

DB 23 February 2019

Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church

A view of the nave looking north towards the sanctuary.

DB 23 February 2019

Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church

Nave looking south towards the main entrance.

DB 23 February 2019

Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church

Detail of the reredos, behind the altar, dating from 1882 when the church was first opened.

DB 23 February 2019

Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church
Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roman Catholic Church

Portable font dating from 1998.

DB 23 February 2019

Sleaford, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, font
Spalding, Immaculate Conception & St Norbert Catholic Church
Spalding, Immaculate Conception & St Norbert Catholic Church
Spalding, Immaculate Conception & St Norbert Catholic Church

"A recent church of contemporary and functional design, incorporating some furnishings from the previous (M.E. Hadfield & Son) church"

https://taking-stock.org.uk/building/spalding-immaculate-conception-and-st-norbert/ 

Referring to the previous church building Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire states :-

"The Catholic church, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and St. Norbert, in Henrietta street, built in 1876 enlarged in 1879 and consecrated by Dr. Heylen, Bishop of Namur in 1903 is a plain edifice of red brick in the Early English style, consisting of nave and a turret containing one bell:

most of the windows are stained.

In Sept. 1908 a lady chapel in the form of a grotto, a copy of the famous grotto of Lourdes, and the work of a Belgian artist, M.Jacques Coomans, was added to the church.

This chapel comprises an altar of the 17th century, a grotto of Bethlehem, a Calvary and a bas-relief of the Assumption.

In 1915 seven stone carvings, the work of a Belgian sculptor, J. Tuerlinckx, of Malines, were added to the exterior"

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, Immaculate Conception & St Norbert, Roman Catholic, church
West Rasen, Heritage Centre
West Rasen, Heritage Centre
West Rasen, Heritage Centre

This building has an unusual history. It was built as a school in 1872 and was closed in 1908.

It then served as a chapel of the Roman Catholic Church with the name Our Lady of the Rosary.

Early in the present century it was refurbished as the village hall and heritage centre.

August 2018

West Rasen, Primary School, Roman Catholic chapel, village ahll, heritage centre
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"There is a Catholic chapel, erected in 1896 and dedicated to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St. Peter, and will seat about 200"

DB 26 January 2019

Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church, Cromwell Avenue
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church

"The church was badly damaged in 1943 and had to be restored by local contractors.

The parish hall was blessed and opened in 2000.

Between 1959 and 1994, the parish was served by a conventual branch of the Franciscan Order, but has now returned to the diocesan clergy"

http://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/parishes/our-lady-and-st-peter-woodhall-spa 

DB 26 January 2019

Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church, Cromwell Avenue
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church

Foundation stone dated 1896.

"Father Peter Sabela from Grantham said the first Mass at the new town in 1895.

The Church also obtained the building site in 1895 and laid the foundation stone for the church building the following year, its first dedication being to Father Sabela's own patron saint, S. Peter.

When Woodhall was given her own priest in 1900 and so achieved independence, the dedication to Our Lady was added"

http://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/parishes/our-lady-and-st-peter-woodhall-spa 

DB 26 January 2019

Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church, Cromwell Avenue, Sabela
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church

Looking towards the altar.

DB 22 June 2019

Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church, Cromwell Avenue
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church
Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church

Inscription inside porch seems to read :-

"TIBI DABO CLAVES REGNI COELORUM"

which might translate as

"I will give you the keys of the kingdom"

DB 22 June 2019

Woodhall Spa, Our Lady & St Peter, Roman Catholic Church, Cromwell Avenue