Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Inside Saltaire's church (2)


This is a photo I've used before on my blog, but it nicely shows more of the inside of Saltaire's famous church.  Being a non-conformist church (originally a Congregational Church and now United Reformed) it doesn't have the separate chancel (the bit where the choir and clergy sit) that an Anglican church would have.  The organ and above that the pulpit, take centre stage, emphasising the importance of preaching and sung worship.  You can also see more clearly on this photo the scagliola columns I talked about yesterday - hollow columns, painted to look like marble.  The blue screening to the left of the picture hides the entrance to the Salt Family Mausoleum where Sir Titus Salt, Saltaire's founder and several members of his family are interred.

6 comments:

  1. This organ is impressive, it must be great to hear music there, and the benches are so beautyful!

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  2. It is so decorative and well balanced. A great place for the founder of Saltaire to rest.

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  3. I've never been inside the church yet. It looks wonderful.

    I really must sort out another trip up there soon!

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  4. Same format as my childhood church (Millhouses Methodist)

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  5. That organ does look impressive

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  6. Beautiful architecture and look at all those pipes for that organ! ~Lili

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