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Northern ‘gem’ handed to traditionalists

10 April 2014 | by Christopher Lamb , noo | Comments: 0

An iconic church in the Diocese of Lancaster has been handed to the traditionalist Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.The Grade I-listed St Walburge’s, pictured right, in Preston, will be turned into a shrine for eucharistic devotion and adoration by the order. This is the second landmark church in the north of England given to the institute, which exclusively celebrates the sacraments in the old rite. In 2012 it was given responsibility for Sts Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton, Merseyside – known as the “Dome of Home”. Built in the mid-nineteenth century by Joseph Hansom, St Walburge’s is the largest church in the Diocese of Lancaster, with a capacity for over 1,000. But in recent years its future has come into question due to ­the de ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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