Whitsun at the Churches

June 1935

Mexborough & Swinton Times June 14, 1935

Church notes.

The Methodists held their Sunday school anniversary services on Sunday when the resident minister the Rev. W. Raby, was the preacher.

The singing was conducted by Mr. Clifford Humphreys, a nephew of a former conductor, Mr. Frank Piper. The singing was accompanied by a string orchestra and Mr. K. Bateson was the organist.

On Sunday night there was a united gathering of the Conisbrough churches organised by Pastor Ward, in Coronation Park at the close of the evening services. The Salvation Army band accompanied the singing.

On Sunday afternoon there was a special children’s service at the parish church.

There were 144 communicants at the parish church on Sunday.

Nearly 1000 children took part in the annual procession of the United Sunday school on Monday. It had been arranged for a parade headed by the Denaby S. J. A. B. Band to assemble in the Godfrey Walker Convalescent Home, but owing to a mild epidemic there no risks were taken and the children did their “tuning up” in their parish church schoolyard, and the parade assembled in Waverley Avenue for its tour of the village. While this was going on the SJA B bands playing in the Convalescent home grounds was much appreciated by the patients. The procession eventually reached the castle grounds, where the singing was conducted by Mr F. W. Goulding, and the Reverent W. Raby and Pastor A.A. Ward spoke. Collections realised £2 9s. The children then returned to their Sunday schools for tea and reassembled in the welfare ground for sports.

On Whitsun Tuesday at the Baptist Church a Holiness Convention was held in three sessions and the innovation was such a success that it will probably become annual. The speakers at the various meetings were Miss Bernadette (from Japanese missions), the Rev. J. Walter and Mr F. V. A. West, of Doncaster, Mr W. Barrett and Mrs. W. Bates, of Sheffield, and Pastor Ward, and the soloists were Miss D. Wood, of Sheffield, and Mr. E. Barrett.