This photo of St. Mary’s Church must have been taken in the very early 1900s, and shows the old sanctuary with the Nuns Chapel to the left, and the Pulpit to the right. There are the side altars to the Sacred Heart and Our Lady with murals of St. Joseph and Our Lady either side of the stained glass window.
The altar rail is clearly visible, and at the end of every second seat is a metal ring to support the sodality banners at their meetings.
The walls are probably the thing that dates this picture – they would appear to be rather uneven, and perhaps lime rendered. I only ever remember them as even and painted, though the paint always seemed to be peeling.
Thanks to Brian Conway of Dodsboro for this picture.
If anybody has a good photo showing the pulpit, we’d like to see it, as it may help repair the damaged area of our picture.