In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue & White

Fairhaven united reform church

Fairhaven United Reform Church ©HelenBushe

This unusual Grade II listed building in Lytham St Annes, known locally as The White Church, was built in 1904 in a style known as “Free Byzantine”. The Congregational Union of England and Wales raised half a million guineas for the build which took 8 years. Several architects competed for the contract which stipulated that the church must be “distinctive”. I think they were successful in this. The church is glazed in white tiles and has a minaret where you would expect a spire.

The White Church is on the coast and looks especially impressive with a blue sky backdrop.







Cee Neuner · 13 April 2016 at 15:16

Such a stunning blue and white photo. Perfect for the challenge. 😀

    HMB · 13 April 2016 at 15:55

    Thanks Cee. Glad you like it.

Laurie Graves · 13 April 2016 at 13:37

Very distinctive, indeed!

    HMB · 13 April 2016 at 22:33

    Yes isn’t it. Thanks for visiting.

Seattle Park Lover · 13 April 2016 at 03:18

Beautiful building and great photo.

    HMB · 13 April 2016 at 07:54

    Thanks for looking and your kind comment.

AngelAmbroseArt · 12 April 2016 at 19:57


    HMB · 12 April 2016 at 20:08

    Thank you. It’s quite a local landmark.

Kevin · 12 April 2016 at 19:34

Love the contrast between the church and sky like you mentioned – very “punchy” 🙂

    HMB · 12 April 2016 at 20:08

    Thanks Kevin.

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