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“Amazing choir, organist and opera music!”

Saint Andrew's Parish
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Amazing choir, organist and opera music!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Just next to Pearse Street Station, St Andrew's is a Roman Catholic Baroque church built in 1837. I would definitely recommend visiting on a Sunday at 11.30am for their mass service, all are welcome and the choir and organist are truly amazing. If you're lucky enough, the professional opera singers might be there.

The church is also worth a visit, it has some good paintings brought in from Rome. The organ was built by John White and it originally contained many ranks of orchestral Cavaille-Coll pipework. The church forms a Roman Cross and the altar is comprised of four pillars of Scagliola they support a pediment copied from the Lantern of Demosthenes at Athens. The tabernacle is a recreation of the triumphal arch of Titus in Rome.

Visited June 2014
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
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“Looking welcoming, as ever!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Outside the church they have two huge celebratory posters of the two new papal saints, beaming down a warm welcome on the rushing throngs of commuters hastening to and from Pearse Station. Also my favourite tub of bargain books!

Inside there is blessed hush and plenty of space to wander about reverently, or to sit quietly in prayer.

Visited June 2014
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
344 reviews
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“A Beautiful Place for the Weary Traveller”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This church is situated beside Pearse Station (formerly Westland Row Station) and is very near the back of Trinity College. So ideally placed for the weary traveller seeking spiritual refreshment!

It has been open for worship for over 180 years, and has a weekday Mass at 12.45pm. The Stations of the Cross are very lovely, as is the side chapel. At Christmas time there is a traditional crib.

I gather that the organ (built by John White in 1872) is in need of some restoration work - but if it were restored to its original glory it would be one of Dublin's finest.

There often is a big box outside with secondhand books of general religious interest. I picked up a copy of John O'Donohue's Anam Cara in excellent condition.

Visited November 2013
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