A New Church at Denaby Main

May 1899

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Monday 29 May 1899

A New Church at Denaby Main

At Denaby Main, which has been recently constituted an ecclesiastical pariah, the memorial stone was laid on Saturday of a new church. There was gathering of several hundred spectators, and bright weather prevailed. The church to be erected on land given the late Mr. Montagu, and £1,000 will obtained under his will towards the cost of the building, which is estimated about £3,500. From the Marriott bequest £1,500 has been given, and Mr. Caleb Kilner, manufacturer, Conisborough and Thornhill, has given £100.

The colliery company have endowed the living, a rent charge being made upon twenty cottages in the parish. The church is to accommodate 500 worshippers, but an extension can made at the west end if necessary. It will be built of local stone, with pitch pine roof, covered with old tiles. The nave will be 81ft. by 40ft. The newly-appointed vicar is the Rev. Joseph Brookes.

The memorial stone was laid by Miss Montagu, Melton Hall, who was presented with a handsome silver trowel, and an oak mallet by Colonel Wood, on behalf the Building Committee, of which he is chairman.

The Bishop of Beverley, who conducted the proceedings, was accompanied by Canon Tebbutt, vicar of Doncaster, and the local clergy.