Challenge 30 – No9

Monuments

Older than me

For this challenge, I scoured the archive of my photos looking for an old photo…..I didn’t find one (Ha Ha) but among my archive I did find this

Stowell Spire


The old spire of Stowell Memorial Church

Just up the road from where I live in Salford. It was built in the 19th Century, and the spire still shows the date on when it was first built.

Upon its decommission as a church the spire was given a bit of a spruce up and is now a local landmark by the entrance to the motorway.

I wrote an acrostic on the spire – and you should find it below in the related section.

Colour of the crown

Acrostic, Clothes, Colours, Religion

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Perched on her majesty’s head

Under the frame of silver and jewel

Royal colour emits from the crown

Perhaps – it denotes her status – as head of her church

Like priests and bishops wear the colour in spring at mass in parishes up and down

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Is anything sacred ?

Religion

Sacred

They’re tearing down temples

for a flash B & B

The places of worship,

they think they are twee.

 

They’re moving the pulpits

to community halls

whilst taking a digger

to break down brick walls

 

In name they call – “Progress”

Its the communities loss

for the one who wont replace it –

is the man they call “Boss”

 

But the leader of worship –

you see – he’s no fool

for the church comes attached

with its very own school

 

So one way or another

the sacred worship will survive

as the church all meets in the school

where together – they thrive.

Thought

Remembrance

Candle

candle

Sat in solemnity

the light brightens

the dark of midnight

 

Prayer for a loved one

the young old, the sick, the traveller,

kept in a moment of action

 

The light travels far

directing the thoughts of those

who’s thinking about their own

 

And the wax melts

tears of sadness or joy

fall in line down in line

 

And as the light continues to shine

the sign of the holders

shines out for all to see

Opportunity Arises – Praise Be!

Volunteering

I attended mass this morning, having been away after tests in hospital and the holiday in Turkey and

have been presented with a bit of a challenge….

“Draw up a web site for the local RC Church and Parish”

I had a bit of hindsight on this one to be truthful – as one of the people behind the project asked me to do a few snaps of the church…

What I have asked for is a brief so I can work on a suitable prototype.

More to Follow as and when I get it.