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St Mary's RC Church, Leyland


St Mary's Church wedding photographer Lancashire

St Mary's Leyland Church Wedding Photographer

Lancashire Wedding Photographer at St Mary's Church

Broadfield Walk, Leyland, PR25 1PD Phone: 01772 455955

A short history of St Mary's Church

St Mary's resulted from the enlightened patronage of Leyland's Benedictine priory. The architect was Polish, Jerzy Faczynski, and his design in 1961 was circular, influenced by Frederick Gibberd's design for Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral - similar in its external ring of side chapels, separate Blessed Sacrament Chapel on axis at the east end, and in locating the alter in the centre. Every item in the church seems to have been made especially for it; the candlesticks are spiky and lumpy arts and craft objects; there is a crucifix, a tapestry reredos and a tabernacle; even a holy water dispenser with taps and biblical message. Perhaps the insistence on the specialness of everything in this church is slighly overwhelming; but since its opening in 1964 it has been well looked after by a community that clearly takes pride in it, and is a thought-provoking treasure-trove of post-war religious architecture, art and design.

St Mary's Church wedding photographer opportunities

St. Mary's is certainly a great church for a wedding ceremony. It is spacious and modern and for the wedding photographer there is plenty of natural light making it a fantastic venue to get some fabulous ceremony photographs. Outside there are steps leading up to the main door which are perfect for those all important group photographs.

St Mary's Leyland Church Flowers

Bride with Priest

Groom and Bestman

Groom Waiting

Arrival of the bride


Arrival of the bride and groom

Church Service

Father Reading

Wedding Ceremony

Order of Service

Lighting church candle


Church Reading

Signing the Register

Wedding Recessional

Bride and Groom leaving St Mary's Leyland

Wedding Group Photograph

Wedding car