The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Belmont Abbey (R.C., Benedictine) on Ruckhall Lane. Interior view. SO 4822 3815. Both © Mike Forbester. An old postcard view, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. The card describes it as "Belmont Cathedral". The Wikipedia entry explains that the Priory also served as a Pro-Cathedral for the Diocese of Newport and Menevia. Link.
The Cathedral, dedicated to St. Mary & St. Ethelbert. SO 5099 3979. © Aidan McRae Thomson. An old postcard view, from Dave Westrap's Collection. Another view, the north porch, the north transept, and the east side of the cloister, all © Christopher Skottowe (1963 and 1964). Interior view, © Graeme Harvey. The fine font, © Dennis Harper (2016). Three more old postcards from Christopher Skottowe's Collection show another view, the Lady Chapel, and Choir. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
St. Francis Xavier (R.C.) on Broad Street. SO 5094 3988. © Graeme Harvey. Another view, and the interior, both © James Murray. Link. The history page (which has many interior photos) dates it to 1837-9, and also says that it had a predecessor of 1792.
St. John's Methodist Church (1880) on St. Owen's Street. SO 5129 3982. Older maps label it as Primitive Methodist. An old photo, taken before some finials were removed, can be seen here. © Gerard Charmley (2010). Link. Its predecessor is the former P.M. Chapel which stands further up St. Owen's Street at SO 5146 3970. It has a date-stone for 1838. Its My Primitive Methodists entry says it was later a Salvation Army Citadel. Now a dental surgery, it was seen by Streetview in 2021.
Society of Friends Meeting House. © Gerard Charmley (2010).
04 March 2023
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