Tin Tabernacle A temporary church of galvanised iron erected by any denomination. Corrugated iron (CI) churches were designed and made in kit form, to be bought from catalogues. They were timber framed buildings externally clad with galvanised and corrugated iron, and lined with high quality tongue and groove boarding. Many had high levels of detail decoration. Outside, timber decoration was often richly carved. Interiors were often delicately enriched with stencilling. These were excellent buildings which proved very durable. Locally the Ursuline Sisters and Canoness of St Augustine (Les Oiseaux Convent) used tin chapels. Both groups moved from France in 1907 and erected Tin Chapels in Westgate. Also in Westgate the Cof E and Congregational Church started in Tin Chapels. PICTURED are two examples of Catholic Churches in Tin Chapels
NO MASSES TUESDAY 24th September WEDNESDAY 25th September -■■■- First Holy Communion Programme , , , see newsletter for details -■■■- SILVER JUBILEE MASS at 11 am next Sunday 29th September for Monsignor Matthew Dickens VG with a Buffet Lunch afterwards (only for those who have pre-booked) -■■■- MACMILLAN CANCER CARE COFFEE MORNING on Friday 4th October in the Parish Hall from 10 am until 12.30 pm -■■■- CAFOD Harvest Fast Day, Friday 4th October. -■■■- St. Joseph's Primary School Harvets Festival Tea on Monday 7 October booking form at back of church (see newsletter) -■■■- CHRISTMAS LUNCH will be on Friday 6th December at The Racing Greyhound booking forms next weekend, only £18.95 for 3 course lunch