New Conisbrough Vicar – Wortley Visitors at Induction (picture)

July 1945

South Yorkshire Times July 21, 1945

New Conisbrough Vicar
Wortley Visitors at Induction

June Img_0704 Vicar

The Rev G.F.Braithwaite, M.A. was collated and inducted vicar of Conisbrough at the Parish Church on Monday in succession to the reverent George Needham, who is now rector of Wombwell.

Among the congregation in the well filled church were a large number of Mr Braithwaite’s former parishioners from Wortley, where he had been vicar since March 1940. Visiting clergy were the venerable M.Clarke, vicar of Denaby; Rev J.M.Shaw, rector of Rossington and Asst Rural Dean of Doncaster; the Rev A.V.Roebuck, curate Rossington and Rev E.Moses, Vicar of Grenoside.

The legal preliminaries, first part of the ceremony of collation, were held in church at the entrance to the Chancel when the Archdeacon of Doncaster, the venerable R.W Stannard, representing Dr L.S.Hunter (Bishop of Sheffield), who is patron of the living, presented Mr Braithwaite to Bishop S Heaslett (Assistant Bishop of Sheffield), after which the income but designate made a Declaration of Percent to the 39 Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Ordering of Bishops, Priests and Deacons.

In the Act of Worship which followed, Mr Braithwaite was collated to cure of souls by Bishop Heaslett.

During the singing of Psalm 122, “I was glad when the said unto me,” the Archdeacon, with the churchwardens (Mr W.Pearson and Dr W.J.McClure), proceeded to the door of the church – the Bishop going to the baptistery – for the induction, in which of the mandate of the Bishop, the Archdeacon, laying the hand of the incumbent upon the angle of the church door, induct him into possession of the church and benefice with its properties and emoluments.

This done, Mr Braithwaite entered the church was presented with the keys of the church and vicarage by the Vicars warden (Mr Pearson), after which he tolled the church bell to signify his taking possession.

A short address on the generosity of God was given by Bishop Heaslett.

In the church or after the ceremony, the visitors and clergy were provided with refreshments by members of Conisbrough Parish Church.