Sunday, December 15, 2013

St Helen's

This beautiful Gothic Revival church, St Helen's Roman Catholic, can be found on Dundas St West in the Brockton neighbourhood. It was constructed in 1909 and originally served a mainly Irish congregation, but as the population around it changed so has the congregation and it is now predominately a Portuguese centre. The church has been given heritage status and is the second largest Catholic church in the city after St Michael's Cathedral. 
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here for more religious buildings.

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the 'rose window' is beautiful!

Beth Edwards said...

kind of reminds me of a gingerbread house. all the neat details. ( :

Sharon said...

This looks very much like the church I went to as a kid.

Birdman said...

It's a classic look.

Mo said...

Something so familiar about these churches which ever country you are in

Lowell said...

A very inspirational post, to say the least. It reminds me of many churches of different denominations built in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Minnesota.

Thanx for visiting! Sorry about your snow. We had so much rain this morning, I missed my golf game. Darn! And it's cooling off, too. In the 60s now, I think. But no snow! :)

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice looking church that Pat

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice looking church that Pat

Jack said...

This church has a timeless and placeless look to it. It would fit nicely into Connecticut. (Maybe not Florida.)

Gerald (SK14) said...

That is a lovely large rose window

Jim said...

It's so beautiful.

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful church!

Randy said...

I agree it is very classic.

Halcyon said...

It has a beautiful facade. Glad it's being preserved!

llandudnopictures said...

It's a very pretty building, set perfectly against the perfectly blue sky!

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting that the congregation was at first Irish but bow is Portuguese. I'm fascinated by changing demographics.

Gabriel Savaris Ignácio said...

Amazing pic

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee... EG CameraGirl wrote what «Louis» was thinking! :-)