st saviours, pimlico

31 Aug

london 12.28pm 20.9C cloudy wednesday 2016

i found such a lot of old newspapers thrown away by the library in their waste paper basket, so i retrieved them and kept the broadsheets as they are so useful for wrapping rubbish in. i now use them  instead of using plastic bags. i know this library tends to throw last weeks papers away rather than keep them for a month or so. they are all from saturday 27th aug. it does seem quite too soon to be throwing them away, dont you think? perhaps they should keep them for a full week, in case some of us have missed the weekend read.

coming back from the library i saw the church i pass by is open. i dont often see the door open.

 only yesterday i was chatting to my friend who used to live in a one bed flat along this street, before he sold it to the freeholder, and bought a house in a village near brighton. his lease was less than 50yrs old. but the freehold landlord of the house offered to buy and with the money he bought this freehold cottage. so he did get a good thing out of it. it was a long time ago, when prices were much lower than nowaday.

 we were chatting of how he used to go to the churches in pimlico. he was a deacon in the church of england. retired now. i thought he was talking of this church , but it was another church in the middle of the pimlico grid. anyway he said to go in if i can get a chance, so even though he was talking of another church, when i saw this one open, i thought i will have a look inside.

it is st saviours, pimlico. after i made a circuit taking pictures, i saw on the table carrying the visitors book, a folded £5 note. someone left it there, and it is still lying there.   when i was about to go out, i saw a woman standing at the entrance, taking pictures, sweeping from left to right with her iphone. she motioned me to move to one side so i did. i was wondering why she did not just step in from the entrance . i thought she will take a quick photo but she stayed a long time by the entrance, blocking it.  i realised why, when she showed me the picture on her iphone. it was a 180degree view of the interior. a panoramic view. even in the dim lighting, it was very clear and well focused and sharp. technology sure is getting better and better. whereas my old digital camera is dodgy and out of focus. haha.

i like the nicely knitted kneeling cushion covers. this church has a statue of mary with jesus, i wonder if it is roman catholic. masses are still said , the note on the noticeboard says on one of the days in the week, ‘ closed … beheading of john the baptist’.

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3 Responses to “st saviours, pimlico”

  1. Garfield Hug Wednesday August 31, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    Looks like a Catholic gothic church based on stained glass windows. Lovely photos

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday August 31, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

      its an unusual name for a catholic church. i dont think of i have heard of a catholic saint called st saviours, have you? unless it is spelt wrong . i have heard of st xavier. in malaysia it is named after schools, for eg, st xaviers institution.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier

      • Garfield Hug Wednesday August 31, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

        Googled it and it is a catholic traditional church within Church of England. There is a St Saviour too. Ha ha..things I learn. Thks for the post

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