Can you imagine the story? If you can thrown a pebble over your back and the pebble sticks to the top of Mary Magdalene’s statue, then you will get a new set of clothes. This Methodist Church of Launceston was an extraordinary building, covered with carvings which I have never seen anywhere else. It was closed so I just walked around the building.
Its the Mary Magdalene Church. Mary Magdalene was a fascinating character. Quite interesting and for them to have a church to her name despite the notoriety is quite interesting.
You are supposed to stand with your back to the statue and then chuck a pebble over your shoulder, if the pebble sticks, then you get a new suit of clothes. As you can see, the entire area is all nice and clean, with all the people chucking pebbles at the wall. The statue also looks very weathered. Well, so will i be.
In a niche, there was this lovely statue of somebody. Mary presumably.
And here’s the beginning. and here’s the slideshow with more photographs.