Our Lady and St. James

Our Lady and St. James, Bangor

Our Lady and St. James
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maryrosenain
Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom15 contributions
An answer to prayer
Jul 2019
In 80 years of life I have never been asked to rate a church in terms of its hospitable welcome and manifest care for its visitors, or, in this case, parishioners. Cradle to grave care - literally - is offered by Father Adrian and his staff, all of whom are unpaid volunteers. A Sunday which begins here starts off the whole week on the right footing!
Written 7 August 2019
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Anselm1956
London, UK79 contributions
UNEXPECTED
Jul 2017 • Solo
For such a small town which one would expect to have a tiny Catholic population the church is surprisingly grand. It was built between 1866 and 1884 by the diocesan architects is six bays long with two aisles and a lady chapel and a tall broach spire. The detail in the tracery and the capitals of the pillars is good and there is a hammerbeam roof with the wood looking stripped back though I would expect it was once painted.

The carpet and the profusion of modern statues as well as the colour scheme of the sanctuary do nothing for the building and limit its sense of sacredness. It would be interesting to see what the sanctuary looked like before re-ordering after the second Vatican Council in the 1960s.

It would be interesting to know who provided the money to build the church, perhaps the Mostyns of Talacre? There was no information available.
Written 9 July 2017
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