Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Worship

The Catholic church on Belmont Road. The building was previously a Presbyterian Church. Rumour has it that Ian Paisley was staying with Richard Booth at the time that the church changed hands, and that he lay down in the road outside it as a protest!

[Edited to add: I've since been told that Ian Paisley didn't lie down in the road, but he did stand on a soap box to denounce the sale! Apparently, the congregation at what is now the Globe were thinking of moving up the road, with the local Scout troops taking over their chapel. However, the Scout troops had to pull out, and the Presbyterian elders decided that they weren't going to let some Irishman tell them what to do, so they sold the building to the Catholics instead!]

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