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Saint Andrews MissionWarrenby

The first church of corrugated metal was built in May 1883, it was known locally as the Mission Church,

Exactly 50 years later, on the identical date in May the foundation stone for the new St Andrews church was laid

The Mission church dedicated to St Andrew contained some beautiful stained glass windows.

photograph courtesy of Ian Hall

St Andrews Choir boys

The Church of St Andrews Warrenby
where three of my uncles Jack, Jim,
and Harry Ayres were choir boys.
the photograph shows The Rev. Cosgrove (centre)

with back row - from the left-
Sonny Day,Harry Rowe,Harry Ayres, and Jim Ayres

Photograph and information
Courtesy of Jack Ayres.


Bill Troup was baptized in The church of Saint Andrew Warrenby
25th February 1934

Rededication service

The Mission Church was built at Warrenby in 1883 during the ministry of the Rev. C.A. Daniels.
The church contained some beautiful stained glass
windows by Sir Edward Bums-Jones.
Up to 1930 the church was enclosed on the outside by T & G boards and when these were taken off, under the east window a large cross painted in red was exposed and underneath the words —
"In memory of the Men who lost their lives in the explosion". At the local works of Walker Maynard a battery of standing boilers exploded killing a number of men and injuring many more. The boards were taken off the church in order to build a red brick wall right round up to the eves and to also build an organ chamber in memory of the late Rev. C.D. Ranson, Curate at Coatham, and for many years, Curate-in-charge of Warrenby.

Memorial stones were laid to commemorate the
restoration of St. Andrew's Church and also the disaster which occurred at the Works on June 14th, 1895. These two stones were laid by the Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Venerable T.S. Lindsay. The official opening of the organ
chamber and Priest's vestry took place on July 28th, 1931