Â The current Talisay church still has its original facade in place as well as portions of the wall along the nave and transept at gospel side. Unfortunately, recent expansions and additions are just horrible and doesn’t harmonize with the facade that it undermines the massiveness of the twin belfries.
The epistle side of the nave has been covered and expanded to accommodate additional parishioners, shown above, while the gospel side of the nave is still as is. However, it may just be a few more months when it will be treated the same as the epistle side.
The demands of a fast rising population of faithful catered by this parish led to the expansion of the church by utilizing the epistle side of the nave. It is now a covered area. I’m not sure if the walls were demolished as can be seen in the thin walls, that contrasts to the other side but it is also possible that this was already destroyed during the war. Work is also underway to do the same with the gospel side.
When the church was rebuilt after it was bombed during World War II, it seems that construction was haphazard that when one looks at the altar now, its off center with the right side wider than the left. The interior has been heavily renovated across the years that there are no traces of the original already.