St Malachy by leggzy

St Malachy

Catholic Church - Rylestone.

My last church for the month!

This beautiful stone church was built c1875. It was built by Dean O'Donovan in Victorian Gothic style with an Italianate bell tower, to cater for 19 families of the district, who provided their own seating! - (First I have heard of something like this! I guess they couldn't afford seating at the time?!) The new stone church replaced a small timber slab church built in the 1850's. The soaring steeply pitched roof, ornate timber lace fretwork, masonry courses and Italianate bell tower give it great appeal. The western end of the nave was added in 1960 in a matching style. The stone came from a private chapel on 'Monivae', a sheep and cattle grazing property approximately 21 kilometres from Rylstone.

So there you have my 'month of churches' :)
I have HEAPS of shots that did not make the cut (probably another month's worth - not sure if I will share them in the coming weeks/months - perhaps when I don't have a shot for a particular day - or maybe do another month of churches at some point?!)

A few stats for the month -

Anglican - 11
Catholic - 11
Uniting/Methodist - 3
Presbyterian - 2
7th Day Adventist - 1
Unknown - 3

Constructed of
Stone - 14
Brick - 9
Rendered - 4
Corrugated Iron - 2
Mud - 1
Timber - 1

11 of my church shots made it to the PP page - YAY!
Thank you all so much for your comments & fav's that got them there :)

A difficult decision, but my fav church shot for the month -

This was fun to do a theme for the month, and I have a couple of ideas for other themes at different points throughout the year. Not every month - but stay tuned :)
Well done, what a great subject for a monthly theme.
April 1st, 2017  
Wonderful church. Congrats on completing your month of churches.
April 1st, 2017  
I've really enjoyed ALL your churches thankyou
April 1st, 2017  
Well done, I enjoyed looking at your March collections in View This Month.
April 1st, 2017  
A really lovely church :)
April 1st, 2017  
Love this stone church
April 1st, 2017  
Beautiful capture of this beautiful little church. Love the architecture and the stone textures.
April 1st, 2017  
I have really enjoyed your month of churches - all different - all beautiful. This is a lovely picture - so much detail in the stone. Fav
April 1st, 2017  
April 1st, 2017  
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