The Yellow Pipe Church

 

The Yellow Pipe Church
Visited with: Alex Burnell
Visit date: August 2016

Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals.

History
To keep this location safe from vandals and thieves all I will say is that the church opened it’s doors in the late 1880’s.

My Visit
For those who know me or read my reports you will know that I love churches and I was hoping this one would not disappoint. Although the church is not as ornate in design as some of the others I have been to the altars are by far the best I have seen in a derelict church.

The colour of the ceiling beams and organ pipes are a bit different and most definitely takes you by surprise as they are even yellower when you see them with your own eyes.

Anyway, On with the photos…… All photos can be clicked for a larger view.

The Main Altar

Yellow Pipe Church Altar

Yellow Pipe Church Altar

The ceiling above the main altar is really nice and has lots of detail.

Yellow Pipe Church Altar Ceiling

A view from the back of the church looking down the main aisle.

Yellow Pipe Church

I loved the wooden doors to the small side rooms even though they are yellow.

Yellow Pipe Church Mary

Yellow Pipe Church Jesus

This is the confession box.

Yellow Pipe Church Confession Box

A lovely statue on the wall outside the sacristy.

Yellow Pipe Church Sacristy

Lots of items have been left behind here and I really do hope they get cleared out and re-used.

Yellow Pipe Church Items

Another statue next to one of the side altars.

Yellow Pipe Church Side Altar

Looking away from the main altar things get a little more yellow. This is looking slightly up towards the organ.

Yellow Pipe Church Isle

Yellow Pipe Church Isle

Off to the right on the ground floor is a statue of Jesus dying in his Mothers arms. This statue is based off of the Pietà by Michelangelo.

Yellow Pipe Church Statue

The Organ.

Yellow Pipe Church Organ

Underneath the organ is a small room that is separated from the main church by windows and small pillars floor to ceiling high. I am not sure what this room was used for but it had some nice items to photograph.

Yellow Pipe Church Crosses

The last two photos are of more statues, as I said before about the altars being some of the best I have seen so are the statues.

Yellow Pipe Church Statue

Yellow Pipe Church Statue

More images available on flickr
The images above are just a small selection of the images I have edited. I will be adding lots more photos of The Church of our Saviour on my Flickr page which can be found here

Final thoughts
We were here for a couple of hours and I enjoyed every minute. There is lots to see and photograph such as the altars, statues, items and side rooms. Unfortunately, damp has started to take a hold in here and the walls are starting to look a little crumbly. I really do hope that the items still here at the time of my visit do get taken out and re-used in another church and more importantly that this building is given a new lease of life in one way or another.

If you would like to purchase a print of any of the above photos or any photos on this website you can contact me via the email form on my contact page for more information.

Thanks for reading,

Alan Duggan

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