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Poole (Wesleyan) Methodist Church, High Street, Poole, Dorset

Poole (Wesleyan) Methodist Church, High Street, Poole, Dorset
Church websites
Image by Alwyn Ladell
… with the Rev. J Westcombe.

C T Snook, Poole.
Postmarked Wareham, 1905.

The 1878 church is now under serious threat of being ruined by wholly inappropriate plans submitted by the well-meaning but architecturally ignorant clergy (the same ones who have just closed three more Methodist churches in Poole). Money raised by the sale of their closed assets will be used to destroy yet more of Poole’s history inside a Conservation Area. The important interior (nave, galleries, etc.) will be swept away in favour of new floors for rooms to be let, toilets, kitchens and serveries. The 1864 Hall (older than the main church) which reconstructed the 1794 hall will be demolished, as will the small hall alongside. These will be replaced by a grotesque box of glass and reconstituted stone cladding that will deeply insult both church and neighbourhood. But you don’t have to take my word for it: you can download the plans from the Poole Methodist website:
www.poolemethodists.org.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_conte…
or directly download the pdf file here:
www.poolemethodists.org.uk/cms/images/stories/poole_stock…
and see how incongruous the proposed design would be in the historic Georgian High Street.

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset
Roman Church
Image by Alwyn Ladell
View of nave from gallery.

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset
Roman Church
Image by Alwyn Ladell
The tabernacle.

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset
Roman Church
Image by Alwyn Ladell
South porch.

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, presbytery and halls, 218 Charminster Road, Richmond Park, Bournemouth, Dorset
Roman Church
Image by Alwyn Ladell
Hail Mary, full of grace, pray for us, sinners.