St Swithin's Church, Holmesfield facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt Swithin’s Church, Holmesfield
St Swithin’s Church, Holmesfield (Photo by Alan Heardman)
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade II listed|
|Parish||Dronfield with Holmesfield|
|Diocese||Diocese of Derby|
The church dates from 1727 with additions in 1826.
In 1890 the church underwent a restoration which comprised putting in new windows, cleaning, painting, varnishing the interior, and installing a new heating apparatus by Ellis Outram of Holmesfield.
The foundation stone was laid by Mrs W.A. Milner for the construction of the chancel on 11 April 1898. It cost £725 and it was opened by the Bishop of Southwell on 12 September 1898. At the same time a new oak pulpit was given in memory of Mrs. Roberts of Queen's Tower, Sheffield, and a new font was provided by Mrs. George Greaves of Sheffield, and Mr and Mrs Goodliffe of Norton provided a chandelier for the chancel. Unfortunately, some of the work in the new chancel was defective and two months later the cross on the chancel was blown down in a heavy gale of wind.
The church is in a joint parish with
- St Andrew's Church, Gosforth Valley
- St Philip's Church, Holmesdale
- St Mary's Church, Unstone
- St John the Baptist's Church, Dronfield
The church contained an organ by Brindley & Foster daing from the 1920s. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register. It was replaced by an electronic organ in 1992, the pipes and mechanism were remove in 2014.
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