Opened in 1878, St. Joseph's Church was deeply loved by its parishioners, most of  whom lived in the surrounding rows of terraced houses that were built for the workers in the cotton mills. Yet, though life was a struggle for many, they still found time to practise their faith.

As you browse through the photographs below, please remember in your prayers all who came to worship at the old church . . . .

St. Joseph's high altar, as viewed from the rear of the church.

View of the rear of the church and the choir loft from the sanctuary.

The towering roof structure.

The beautiful marble sanctuary rails.

Side-altar to Our Lady.

Side-altar to St. Joseph.

Close-up of the High Altar

Stations of the Cross

Confessional bearing the name of Father MacNally, Parish Priest of St. Jude's.

In memory of James Brown, Sacristan, who died in 1882, aged 32 years.

The decorative mouldings, which were a prominent feature on the walls of the Church.



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