Wednesday, May 28, 2008

St.Mark's, Dundela, Belfast

St.Mark's, Dundela
Originally uploaded by
John D McDonald
The Victorian churches of Belfast are not that well known, but I spotted this one on flickr taken by John D McDonald. He says "This church on the Holywood Road in East Belfast was designed by the Victorian Architect William Butterfield and regarded by Sir John Betjeman as "Butterfield at his best". CS Lewis was baptised here by his grandfather, who was the first Rector."
What a stunning tower and an excellent photo.

Friday, May 23, 2008

City of London, St. Andrew Undershaft

St. Andrew Undershaft
Originally uploaded by
Robert Scarth
St Andrew's was one of the few churches that survived the Great Fire of London in 1666. The more usual view of the church includes "The Gherkin", but I spotted this recent addition to flickr by Robert Scarth.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

St Peter's Cathedral, Belleville, Illinois

Further pictures of this cathedral available on the "Rome of the West" Blog

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - nave.jpg
Originally uploaded by msabeln

A lovely picture of this rather unknown cathedral in the USA.
This view looks into the older nave and aisles (1866, rebuilt on a grander scale after a fire in 1912) from the choir which was completed in 1966. The cathedral is said to have been modelled on Exeter cathedral in Devon, SW England.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

New Orleans - St Stephens Church

The archdiocese of New Orleans is planning a series of church closures across the city in the post-Katrina era which has seen the population of the city fall by 110,000 to just over 380,000 souls.
It seems this large church of St Stephen is not on the hit-list, so this astonishing interior will remain.