St. Mary of Furness Roman Catholic Church
|St. Mary of Furness Roman Catholic Church|
|Location||Hindpool, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England|
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic Church|
|Province||Province of Liverpool|
|District||Diocese of Lancaster|
|Heritage designation||Grade II listed building|
|Website||Diocese of Lancaster: St. Mary of Furness|
St. Mary of Furness is a Roman Catholic church located on Duke Street in Barrow-in-Furness, England. The congregation was founded in 1858, however the current building was constructed between 1866 and 1867 with £6,000 donated by Spencer Cavendish the 8th Duke of Devonshire. Designed by English architect E. W. Pugin, the spacious church originally seated 800, but has now been expanded to accommodate around 1,000 worshippers. In 1976 St. Mary of Furness and the church presbytery were granted Grade II listed status by English Heritage.
The church's powerful organ contains approximately 3,000 pipes and was originally built by Messrs. Hill and Son for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society. The spire of St. Mary of Furness wasn't added to the church until 1888, despite being a key component of the original plans.
- "St Mary of Furness, Barrow in Furness - Roman Catholic". GENUKI. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- "Church of St Mary of Furness". English Heritage. Retrieved 14 February 2011.