My first visit to Rugby revealed in all it's glory, St Marie's Catholic Parish Church. This fine example of Pugin's Gothic Revival style stands proud on the Dunchurch Road in the midst of a large churchyard and looks every bit like an ancient CofE parish church until you get close. This must've been what it was like in England before the reformation.
The really good news is that latter day liturgical re-orderings have done very little to spoil Pugin's interior with its God-ward orientation. Only the temporary altar and the misplaced font stand out as being slightly at odds with overall style.
Pray for the soul of Cpt John Hubert Washington Hibbert, founding benefactor of the Church and the Rosminians who care for it and have done so since 1849.
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