St Mary's Church

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St Mary's Church, in Sawley, was a second-hand building erected in 1912 after it was loaned, and later gifted, to the area by the parish of Heanor. It is described as the last "tin-hut tabernacle" in the Diocese of Derby regularly used for worship. Members of the church are now raising funds to refurbish the church, re-mounting the church's bell is part of the refurbishment.

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Comments (10)

ThePrisoner on October 31, 2011

Wasn`t there once a bell in place of the cross ?

♦Rosa♦ on November 1, 2011

Really like this one. The colours and presentation are striking, and very unusual building. Thanks for the info'

Cheers, Rosa.

© BraCom (Bram) on November 2, 2011

stunning color for a church, very nice photo Like

Alina Sbitneva on November 2, 2011

Looks a bit unusual. Like Alina

Free Wheels on November 2, 2011

Hi Rosa, I'm not a religious person and to me a church is just a church. However, this one is unusual and if it wasn't for the notice boards and cross you'd think it was a scout hut. The congregation think enough of it to raise money to refurbish it.

Alina it is unusual, that's why I took a picture and put it on here with the other church.

Bram I hadn't given the colour much thought before now. Thinking about it I cannot think of a painted church.

joyfotos on November 4, 2011

Unusual in many ways but sure a striking photo! Like!

Free Wheels on December 8, 2011

joyfotos I can live with unusual. Thank you for your like.

Jim Thank you for your L. The picture is a panorama. I had to take 3 views in portrait to get the whole church.

K@rin on December 14, 2011

Happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year to you also dear Mark,

An appropriate place to post them I thought ..:)

Wonderful photo with HDR treatment it looks almost 3D ! like best wishes Karin

pedrocut on June 17, 2012

Here is an interesting post and discussion on BrownhillsBob's Blog.

All the best Peter

jhonee on February 11, 2013

This very beautiful church. if I lived near there would help.Like!!

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