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Report - St Vincents Church, Sheffield - June 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Goldie87, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    Starting as a small mission in Solly street the parish of St Vincent's grew, within a few weeks of the mission opening there was a steady increase both in children attending the School and people attending mass. After a few years struggle to raise funds, in December 1855 they had enough money to start building the church and the work began. The Church was officially opened on the 15th december 1856.

    The first Sheffield Blitz raid by the German bombers on the night of December 12/13th 1940 resulted in the destruction of the original 1853 chapel. The original girls school was also destroyed and every window in the church was blown out destroying some valuable stained glass windows. The newer part of the church from 1911 escaped serious damage. Vigorous fund raising enabled much re-building to be done on the damaged church in the 1950's this included a new chapel, replacement roofs and new entrance porch, organ loft and choir gallery. Continuing slum clearances in the post war St Vincent's area meant the church lost much of it's congregation, as the district was rebuilt as a business area. In 1998 it finally closed as a place of worship.

    Quite smashed up inside these days, but enjoyed looking around this one. Visited with Jacquesj.

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  2. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Sill looks half decent, nice one.
     
  3. dave

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    Great stuff some nice pics there does anyone know what plans they have for this place.
     
  4. Will Knot

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    Do like the look of that report mate, nice pics :thumb
     
  5. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    There were rumours that it was going to be developed into apartments, for people aged 50+.
     
  6. dave

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    Cheers for that (Better get me name down then)
     
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