Mexborough and Swinton Times October 14, 1905
Conisborough Parish Church Harvest Festival.
Conisborough church commenced its Harvest Thanksgiving services on Friday last, when the Rev. W. H. Make, vicar of Anderston, preached to a good congregation.
The sacred edifice was tastefully decorated with flowers, fruits, and products of the harvest field. The screen was a striking feature in the decorations, roses and grapes being used for decorative purposes, the ladies responsible being; Mrs. Craik, Mrs. Dennis Wood, and Miss Baker. The pulpit was decorated with flowers by Miss Nicholas and Miss M. Swallow. The font and East end was looked after by Mrs. W. H. Strawbridge, presented a charming appearance. Mrs. W. Clarkson, and the Misses Grayan, Jackson, and Horne were in charge of the decorations of the windows, and the pillars were festooned with flowers and IP by Mrs. Hudson, evens, and Mrs. Hanley.
The flowers were supplied by members of the congregation. Mrs. Woodyear, of Crook Hill, as usual sent a large consignment. Friday’s offertory was for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institutions.
The services were continued on Sunday, the vicar preaching at the morning service. In the afternoon a children’s service was conducted by the Reverent T. Ward, who, in the absence of the reverent T. Storrs, through illness, preached taking his text from Ruth 1,6. There was a large congregation, several people not finding room, the aisles having to be filled with forms and chairs. The musical proportion of the services were well rendered by the choir, under the conductorship of Mr W. T. Hulme.