Mission Hall, Penistone Road, Fenay Bridge

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Details

  • location: Penistone Road, Fenay Bridge, Almondbury
  • status: still exists but now in different use
  • category: church or chapel

History

The first mission at Fenay Bridge was reportedly begun by Almondbury Parish Church in a room in the Fenay Bridge Brewery yard.

The first dedicated mission hall on the Penistone Road site was opened on 2 January 1895. This was an iron structure in the "tin tabernacle" style which stood on brick supports and cost around £200 to erect. The font came from St. Mary's Mission (Longley), the altar from a mission in East London, and the lectern was gifted by Miss North of Birkby.[1]

The foundation stone for a new mission church — built alongside the earlier one — was laid on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 June 1907 by Miss Blanche Brooke, daughter of John Arthur Brooke of Fenay Hall, and her initials were included on the date stone.[2]

As of 2019, both buildings survive although neither is used for worship.

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Location

Notes and References

  1. "Fenay Bridge: Opening of a New Mission Room at Fenay Bridge" in Huddersfield Chronicle (05/Jan/1895).
  2. "Fenay Bridge Mission" in Huddersfield Daily Examiner (27/Jun/1907).