Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 07 April 1899
The First Vicar of Denaby Main.
On Wednesday a goodly number of interested parishioners assembled to witness the institution | the Rev. J. Brookes to the incumbency of Denaby Main.
The Bishop of Beverley attended as Commissary for the Archbishop of York. The service commenced with the processional hymn, “Ye Servants of the Lord,” and, the Bishop having briefly spoken of the purpose the service, the Rev. J. Brookes took the oath of allegiance to the Queen and canonical obedience to the Archbishop.
The Bishop of Beverley gave an impressive charge to assembled congregation, calling attention the importance and solemnity of the occasion, and asking for their sympathy and loyal co-operation with their first incumbent.
The choir rendered an anthem, the words of which were taken from the 97th Psalm, with admirable precision.
A reception, which was numerously attended, was afterwards held in the schoolroom, and a great number of parishioners attended, for the purpose of meeting their newly appointed Vicar.
The new district is carved out the ships of Conisborough and Denaby.