SJ9399 : St Mary's Crucifix

taken 5 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title starting with St Mary's in this square
St Mary's Crucifix
St Mary's Crucifix
Following the closure of St Mary's, West Street in 2002 this Crucifix was moved to St Damien's School for a time before being brought to St Ann's along with St Mary's War Memorial.
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
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Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9342 9909 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.3088N 2:6.0382W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9342 9910
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