A SHEFFIELD CHURCH’S JUBILEE.


Ringing World Vol 24, Iss 945, p283,

  24th April 1929

A SHEFFIELD CHURCH’S JUBILEE.
ORIGINAL RINGERS TAKE PART IN CELEBRATIONS.

  The celebration of the jubilee of the Church of St. John, Ranmoor,. Sheffield, took place on Wednesday, April 24th. The original church was erected by the late John Newton Mappin, and opened April 24th, 1879. It was destroyed by fire on January 2nd, 1887, and reopened September 9th, 1888. The service was conducted by the Rev. C. Cole-Hamilton, M.C., Vicar of Sholing, and the same hymns and psalms were used as when the church was consecrated by Dr. William Thomson, Archbishop of York.

  The bells were rung previous to the service, aud several touches were brought round. Three of the ringers who took part were Messrs. G. Holmes, W. Burgar and J. Dixon, who participated in the ringing forty-nine years ago, when the bells were first opened, and later rang in the first peal on the bells early in 1881.

  The bells were also rung in the evening, the local company being assisted by Messrs. R. Harrison, sen., R. Harrison, jun., W. Burgar. J. Dixon, and S. Lee. The Rev. Canon J. R. Lee Nicholls, M.A., rang the third in a short touch of Stedman Triples before the morning service.


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