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Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:49 pm

I’m not in any way a regular church attendee, but churches do play an important role in the aesthetics of a village/town in Belgium. That got me thinking that it would be interesting to see who has the nicest looking/most interesting parish church. Our church is certainly a contender for the ugliest one of the bunch.




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RE: Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:11 pm

This is the church I attended and where I served Mass until I reached adulthood. It's St. James in Edison, New Jersey and it was built in 1704. The oldest headstone dates from 1680.




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RE: Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:27 pm

Quoting Sabena340 (Thread starter):
I’m not in any way a regular church attendee,

Same here.

What's interesting is that they used clinker, which is very rare in Berlin, to construct Gethsemane Church (1890-93). Plus, this is the place were the opposition against the GDR regime formed.

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RE: Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:53 pm

Where I went from k-8... in Ponchatoula, LA. St Joseph's Church..also an elementary school.



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RE: Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:26 pm

Perfect pic!

Either of these 3 is where I go!



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RE: Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:28 pm

So I guess I have the oldest one for the moment !



Build in the XIIth century, St Germain is the church where I used to go when I was a kid. I then got married there last year (this picture was on our wedding booklet), and I am a regular attendee there (my baby girl also got baptised there).

No nice photo unfortunately, as it is quite 'city enclosed', but the picture is quite accurate (just a lot of houses have been 'removed')

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Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:44 pm



Chapelle de la Visitation, Nice. An ancient priory chapel dating from the 17th Century.
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RE: Post A Picture Of Your Parish Church

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:26 pm

I forgot to mention that the church was used as a field hospital for British soldiers during our Revolution. When I was a kid we all used to look under the pews for bloodstains.

I may have pics here somewhere of the altar dressed for Christmas. I was back home a few years ago and took some snapshots. The parish priest came by and asked me how I was and I said "Well, I used to work there" and pointed at the altar "when Father Martin was here." The altar looked about the same.

He allowed as how Father Martin still had quite a following among the parishioners even though he'd been dead thirty years. He was a former military chaplain and a good man to know when the chips were down.
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