SJ9399 : St Ann's: Lady Chapel

taken 4 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

St Ann's: Lady Chapel
St Ann's: Lady Chapel
The large print in the Lady Chapel depicts the Blessed Virgin holding the infant Jesus. The surrounding angels are worshipping Jesus. Above is a stained glass window of the Virgin and Child. The Crucifix on the altar contains a relic of the True Cross.
St Ann's RC Church, Ashton-under-Lyne
St Ann's Roman Catholic Church on Burlington Street was opened in 1859 replacing a temporary chapel opened in 1852.

Much of the money for the building of the church was raised by Father William Crombleholme but, as Ashton fell victim to the effects of the "Cotton Famine", he was left with huge debts. The "Murphy Riots" LinkExternal link of 1868 had resulted in considerable damage being done to the building, adding to the financial disaster. There was no way the impoverished parishioners could raise the money needed, so in 1873, Father Crombleholme was given permission by the bishop to go on a five-year missionary tour of America to raise funds. Sadly, he died during his second missionary trip in 1884.

It was intended that the church should have a tower and spire but the lack of money meant that these were never built. In 2003 the parish was amalgamated with that of neighbouring St Mary's when that church was demolished. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 22 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9341 9910 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.3142N 2:6.0472W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9341 9909
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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