St Pius X Church
The foundation stone for the new church in Moville was laid on 28th October 1956 on the day of the Feast of Christ the King. The church was named after the Italian pope, St Pius X (1835 – 1914) who was canonised a few years earlier in 1954
He was regarded by many as one of the greatest popes of the 20th century. He was born Giuseppe Sarto into a poor Italian family and became Pope in 1903.
There were two types of stones used in the building of the chapel. Most of the main walls are brick and the front façade is made from Fanad Granite and Prehen Limestone. Robert Bradley a monumental sculptor from Derry with three people he trained created the alter.
Derry artist Sheila McClean was commissioned to paint the Stations of the Cross. The chapel was opened on 26th October 1958.
You can read a little more about the church here.
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