St Stephen's Church, Borrowash

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St Stephen’s Church, Borrowash
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St Stephen’s Church, Borrowash
52°54′20.17″N 1°22′53.75″W / 52.9056028°N 1.3815972°W / 52.9056028; -1.3815972Coordinates: 52°54′20.17″N 1°22′53.75″W / 52.9056028°N 1.3815972°W / 52.9056028; -1.3815972
LocationBorrowash, Derbyshire
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
History
DedicationSt Stephen
Architecture
Architect(s)Percy Heylyn Currey
Groundbreaking13 November 1889
Completed26 September 1890
Administration
ParishBorrowash
DeaneryErewash[1]
ArchdeaconryDerby
DioceseDerby
ProvinceCanterbury

St Stephen’s Church, Borrowash is a parish church in the Church of England[2]:102 in Borrowash, Derbyshire.

History[edit]

The foundation stone was laid on 13 November 1889[3] by Mrs R.L. Farmer, wife of the vicar of All Saints' Church, Ockbrook. The church was built to the designs of the Derby based architect Percy Heylyn Currey and constructed of heather brick. It consists of chancel, nave, organ chamber and vestry, with provision for about 200 people. The contractor was F. Slater of Derby. The wrought iron screen was presented by Mr. Edward H Pares of Hopwell Hall. The church-yard was laid out by Messrs William Barron and Son, landscape gardeners of Borrowash. The church was opened on 26 September 1890 by the Bishop of Southwell[4]

Parish status[edit]

Morning worship at St Stephen's

The church is in a joint parish with All Saints' Church, Ockbrook

War memorial[edit]

The church is noted for its war memorial which is Grade II listed[5] It is a calvary cross with stonework by Samuel Hodgkinson of Borrowash and a bronze sculpture of the crucified Christ by Alfred Mowbray and Company of Oxford. It was unveiled in October 1920 and dedicated by the Bishop of Derby.[6]

Organ[edit]

When the church opened, accompaniment for services was provided by a harmonium.[7] The first pipe organ was obtained second hand and installed by J.H. Adkins in 1913.[8] A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Stephen's Borrowash". A Church Near You. The Church of England. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth (1979). The Buildings of England. Derbyshire. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 0140710086.
  3. ^ "A new church for Borrowash. Foundation-stone laying". Derby Daily Telegraph. England. 14 November 1889. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Opening of St Stephen's Church, Borrowash". Derby Daily Telegraph. England. 29 September 1890. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ Historic England, "War Memorial, St Stephen's Churchyard (1428736)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 22 January 2017
  6. ^ "St Stephen's Church Borrowash War Memorial Dedicated". Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal. England. 8 October 1920. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "St Stephen's Church, Borrowash". Derby Daily Telegraph. England. 11 December 1912. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Borrowash. Dedication of a New Organ". Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal. England. 28 February 1913. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "NPOR N00411". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 22 January 2017.