LAST week’s church, pictured by Philip Winstanley, was St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Earby - just one reader had a stab at it; thinking it was a church at Mytton, near Clitheroe.

The church is part of the Catholic parish which also includes St Joseph, Barnoldswick, within the Leeds diocese.

In the early 1920s there were around 200 Catholics living in Earby but no church, says the parish website.

People had the choice of attending Sunday Mass in one of the local halls, which were licensed for dancing at other times, or walking or cycling to the Catholic chapel at Broughton Hall, near Skipton.

Confessions and religious instruction for children and would-be converts were held in private homes.

By 1925, parishioners decided they wanted their own church, and to name it after the patron saint of the parish, St Patrick.

It was estimated that a new church would cost around £2,500 and with most Catholics in the town being working class with little money to spare it was obvious that they had to involve the local community if they were to have any chance of achieving their dream, explains the website.

At Easter, 1925, the Rt. Rev. Joseph Robert, Bishop of Leeds, launched the public appeal, St Patrick’s Bricks. 50,000 ‘bricks’ went on sale at one shilling each, with every parishioner urged to buy at least one.

The appeal was a great success and the foundation stone was laid on April 9, 1928 by the Bishop and officially opened for worship in October of that year.

Architect Charles Simpson was among the congregation. A celebration mass, to mark the 50th anniversary took place in October 1978.

What about this week’s chapel? Suggestions by 8am on Monday to