SHEFFIELD AND ROTHERHAM INDEPENDENT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1900
NEW CHURCH FOR SWINTON.
On Saturday afternoon the Bishop of Beverley visited Swinton in connection with the foundation stone laying of the new church which is to be known as St. Michael’s and All Angels’. The Parish Church is situated at the opposite end of the town, and there has been a strong desire on the part of the church people to have a building to accommodate the inhabitants in this thickly populated part of the township. Lord Fitzwilliam had given the land, which is facing the extensive works of Messrs. Hattersley Bros., near White Lee road. The cost of the proposed structure is about £2400, and towards this about £1500 has been realised, including £750 from the well-known Marriott bequest. The architect is Mr. J. D. Webster, of Sheffield, and the contractors are Messrs. Geo. Longden and Son, of Neepsend, Sheffield. The style of architecture is to be Early English, and the edifice is to seat about 180. At present it is not intended to complete the scheme. Underneath the chancel is to be a large meeting room.
The stone-laying was witnessed by several hundred persons as well as the clergy from Mexbro’, Denaby, Conisbro’, Swinton, Kilnhurst, and Thurnscoe. Admiral Douglas attended for the purpose of formally laying the stone, and amongst those present was Mr. Talbot, who represented Earl Fitzwilliam.