1 EAGLETON NOTES: St Andrew's Mission Church, Wern at Minera

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

St Andrew's Mission Church, Wern at Minera

When we were coming back from Llangollen we came via World's End. Hopefully I'll blog about that some other time but before we got to Wrexham we arrived at Minera and there was something I've rarely seen before surviving today in Britain: a wrinkly tin church (corrugated iron to those non-New Zealanders amongst my readers). The building was no longer used and was for sale. My first thought was how similar it is to the many rural churches found throughout New Zealand which can bee seen on Pauline's blog The Paddock.


11 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever seen or heard of a wrinkly tin church before. It tickles my curiosity who would buy it and what they'll do with it. I guess I'll never know...

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  2. This church building looks so familiar to me - yet all those in the same shape and style that I've seen here have wooden timber weatherboard cladding.

    Now, some houses "down the hill" from me in the historic suburb of Thordon still have "wrinkly tin", more fire-safe cladding, on their sides where the next house is super-close.

    Here we can even buy suitably shaped rollers for painting our "wrinkly tin roofs". Confession - my flat-roofed Kiwi home doesn't have a tin roof!

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  3. Thordon = Thorndon.

    At least I know that the plural of "roof" is "roofs". I still cringe when newsreaders here refer to these objects as "rooves".

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  4. Such a beautiful building! Somehow I'm surprised that those windows could be attached to the wrinkley tin. What do I know? A builder, I am not.
    Great find!

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  5. These photos are fantastic!

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  6. Love it. Reminds me of a) my old family home (like a prefab with a tin roof) and b)my old band hall (rusty tin ex-church with good acoustics and an old woodburner at the back)...

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  8. PS Think it has been primitive methodist or wesleyan originally?

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  9. Actually it was part of The Church in Wales which is part of the Anglican Communion. The Church in Wales is also a member of the World Council of Churches.

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  10. Ahh, I think a lot of our churches must have been modelled on that one! The design is very similar isn't it? But this wrinkly tin business - you've used that term before but honestly I have never heard of it being called that. It's always been corrugated iron to me. I wonder if it might be a regional thing?

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  11. My first thought was that I'd like to buy it. I think it would make a great cafe! I'd put a mezzanine floor in and live up there after closing time. WV is 'diniess' which is the general noise of coffee machines, chatter and chairs scraping, in a popular cafe.

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