AND WAS CAUGHT OUT IN AN AMAZINGLY SUDDEN THUNDER STORM
The change in the weather caught me totally by surprise but the rain storm lasted less than five minutes.
I visited Berkeley Road today, Sunday, as I had hoped to photograph the interior of the Carmelite Church but it was closed as was the park beside the church.
St. Joseph’s Carmelite Church on Berkeley Road is the Roman Catholic church of the Berkeley Road Parish. The church is dedicated to Saint Joseph and is in full use today in the care of the Discalced Carmelite. [Note] Discalced is derived from Latin, meaning “without shoes”.
Originally a wooden chapel of ease was built here in 1870 until its replacement with the building of the current granite church.
The granite building was designed by the architects O’Neill and Byrne with construction beginning in 1875 and was completed and consecrated in 1880.
The Berkeley Road Parish was established in 1890 from St. Michan’s. The parish is called Berkeley Road even though the church is located on Berkeley Street.
To celebrate the establishment of the parish, the North-Western bell tower was constructed between 1892–3 to the designs of John L. Robinson.
The church was put into the care of the Discalced Carmelites in July 1983.