Thursday, 5 November 2009

All Saints Church

As I mentioned yesterday, today it is more of All Saints Church. The Catholic church on All Saints Road has some wonderful carved details and lots of interesting pitched roofs. Instead of trying to choose one photo today I thought I'd treat you to four! The first photo is of the stone detail above what was once the main door to the church, it is now sectioned of with railings, I guess to preserve it.

All Saints was established in 1868 by a group of local people keen to create a style of worship not generally found in Cheltenham, that followed the 19th century Oxford Movement.

The church itself was designed by John Middleton. Middleton's original design included a tower with a large spire, but although building and decoration of the interior continued for many years, the gable roof to the bell-tower was not completed until 1992, but without the spire the architect designed over 100 years earlier.

And finally the Crucifix in full that I showed you part of yesterday. Impressive.

13 comments:

Ken Mac said...

great job with the light and sky Marley!

Virginia said...

Just a lovely set of p hotos Marley. I love the old churches in Europe. You have such a history to show us "babies" ! :)
V

slim said...

The stone work is exquisite. Your photos show it so nicely. Have you been inside this cathedral?

Clueless in Boston said...

Very impressive, especially all the detail in the first picture. Nice series of pics to illustrate the church.

Tash said...

Now that's a truly beautiful church. Glad you posted all 4 of them. I cannot decide which view/detail I like best and the stone is so lovely.

Bibi said...

You can show me as much stone as you like. I love stone carvings.

Paula said...

Thank you for all these pictures,it's a beautiful church.

Mo said...

A magnificent building

Tricia said...

Yes, sir! Quite impressive!
It's beautiful & I love such slanted roofs

Tanya said...

Wow Marley, gorgeous! Glad you showed all 4 pics...isn't all that detail amazing?!

Ken Mac said...

stunning crucifix. To God be the glory

Hilda said...

It's a magnificent church, Marley! Love the detail over the door especially, but everything is just wonderful!

JM said...

The last composition is truly fantastic!

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