Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Glories of St. Vincent de Paul, Liverpool

It has recently been reported in The Catholic Herald and amongst many Catholic bloggers about the news of St. Vincent de Paul, Liverpool, being likely given over as a personal parish for the usus antiquior.

Aside from the evidently liturgical interest to be found in this story, there is also a closely related architectural interest. The parish was designed by son of AWN Pugin, EW Pugin (Edward Welby) and built in 1856.

Here is a look at the high altar as it still stands today:

Spectacular is the word for it, and the NLM certainly looks forward to seeing images coming forth from this parish should it come to pass here.

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