St Thomas’s Church, Dublin: Online Contemporary Photographic Exhibition Showcases its Foundation in 1930

The Most Revd Dr Gregg with the incumbent, Revd John Purser Shortt pictured to the far-right P.80.29.2

 By Bryan Whelan

The RCB Library’s Archive of the Month for July showcases a remarkable collection of photographs depicting a service marking the laying of the foundation stone for St Thomas’s Church in Dublin on 28 June, 1930. These photos illustrate the pomp and grandeur of the ceremony, capturing some of the leading figures of the Church of Ireland at the time, as well as glimpses of the everyday life of Dubliners during this period, and the interest that such a ceremony…

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