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Quorn Churches and Religion

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the church to the people of Quorn and the development of the village. This section covers the three religious organisations in the village - the Parish Church (St Bartholomew's), the non-conformist Baptist Church and the Methodists. You will also find references to minor or more obscure religious movements such as spiritualism and the Barrow Road mission.

Documented here are not only the churches and their spiritual and administrative procedures, but plenty of references, cuttings and photos concerning church-related activities such as clubs, events, fetes etc.

A separate section details Quorn Gravestone Transcriptions.


 Baptist Chapel Organ  Baptist Chapel Organ
A rare view inside the Baptist Chapel, showing the old organ pipes very clearly. The ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Parish Church, early 1900s  St Bartholomew's Parish Church, early 1900s
This traditional view of St Bartholomew's Church dates from the very early 1900s, as ...... cont.
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 Sale catalogue for Four Oaks, 6 Loughborough Road (the vicarage 1945 to 2010)  Sale catalogue for Four Oaks, 6 Loughborough Road (the vicarage 1945 to 2010)
The house that used to be called Four Oaks, ie 6 Loughborough Road, was built in the ...... cont.
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 Churches, chapels and changing times in Quorn  Churches, chapels and changing times in Quorn
This article appeared in The Quorndon magazine in Winter 2016. Philip Thornborow, who is ...... cont.
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 A wedding in Quorn, 1952  A wedding in Quorn, 1952
Loughborough Monitor, Friday 17th October 1952 Cinema staff saw the bride Women ...... cont.
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 Fundraising for Quorn Church Rooms - garden fete accounts, 1923 to 1927  Fundraising for Quorn Church Rooms - garden fete accounts, 1923 to 1927
The Church Rooms were built in 1929, but the construction was preceded by several years ...... cont.
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 The Farnham Monuments: Myths, Legends and Family Fables  The Farnham Monuments: Myths, Legends and Family Fables
This research was carried out by Moira Ackers from Loughborough, and published by The ...... cont.
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 Quorn Baptist Church reseating plan, 1930  Quorn Baptist Church reseating plan, 1930
This is a copy of the original plan used in 1930, when the inside of the Baptist Church ...... cont.
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 Quorn Baptist Church – Interior, post 1930  Quorn Baptist Church – Interior, post 1930
The wooden pews that appear in this picture, and that many people remember, were ...... cont.
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 The marriage of Muriel White and William Sheffield, Quorn, 8th September 1921  The marriage of Muriel White and William Sheffield, Quorn, 8th September 1921
Muriel Hilda White was born in Quorn in 1893, one of five children of George and Mary Ann ...... cont.
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 An Obstreperous Nun in Quorn!  An Obstreperous Nun in Quorn!
An Obstreperous Nun Edinburgh Evening News – Friday 25th December 1885 At ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew’s Choir, Quorn, early 1950s  St Bartholomew’s Choir, Quorn, early 1950s
Top row: Murray Rumsey, Harry Judd, Clooston Black, student, Gordon Camp, Bill Harkis, ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew’s Choir, Quorn, mid 1940s  St Bartholomew’s Choir, Quorn, mid 1940s
Top row (standing): ? Long, Clifford Teagle, Reg Harris, Gordon Camp, Stanley Brewin, ...... cont.
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 Sarah Ann Gamble and her Gamble family chart  Sarah Ann Gamble and her Gamble family chart
There were three completely separate branches of Gamble families living in Quorn in the ...... cont.
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 Quorn souvenir china ribbon plate  Quorn souvenir china ribbon plate
This late Victorian/Edwardian china ribbon plate was made as a souvenir of Quorn. There ...... cont.
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 “By their fruits ye shall know them” - 1874  “By their fruits ye shall know them” - 1874
There seems little doubt that the 'gentleman' complained about in this letter was the ...... cont.
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 Induction of the Reverend Worsnip - 1948  Induction of the Reverend Worsnip - 1948
Baptist Minister from 1948-1958
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 View over Rawlins School from the Church tower – then and now  View over Rawlins School from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Rawlins ...... cont.
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 View over Church Lane from the Church tower – then and now  View over Church Lane from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Church ...... cont.
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 View over Nursery Lane from the Church tower – then and now  View over Nursery Lane from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Nursery ...... cont.
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 View over Wright’s factory from the Church tower – then and now  View over Wright’s factory from the Church tower – then and now
These photographs were taken from the top of the Church tower, looking towards Wright’s ...... cont.
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 Vicar of Quorn to have new living - 1953  Vicar of Quorn to have new living - 1953
4th December 1953 – Loughborough Monitor “I am terribly sorry to be going.” The Rev. ...... cont.
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 Opening of the new Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn  Opening of the new Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Quorn
These photographs were taken by William Shuttlewood, a Quorn photographer and chemist, at ...... cont.
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 A list of the Vicars and Curates of Quorn Parish Church  A list of the Vicars and Curates of Quorn Parish Church
Originally Quorn Church was a chapel to the Mother Church of Barrow. In 1868 Quorn ...... cont.
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 Barrow Road Mission - 1948  Barrow Road Mission - 1948
Originally run by the Teagle family in the early 1900s as a Gospel Temperance Mission, it ...... cont.
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 Quorn Methodist Sunday School  Quorn Methodist Sunday School
Loughborough Echo December 1960 Quorn Methodist Sunday School, under Mr. C. Callaghan, ...... cont.
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 Quorn Methodist Fete Realises £96  Quorn Methodist Fete Realises £96
Loughborough Echo 13th August 1971 There was a good attendance at the Methodist Church ...... cont.
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 Replacing the Church roof after the Church fire in 1965  Replacing the Church roof after the Church fire in 1965
Richard Harbour was one of three men who worked on the Church roof after the Church fire ...... cont.
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 Methodist Church fete - 1975  Methodist Church fete - 1975
Loughborough Monitor - 18th September 1975 Cousins Dora and Nicola Bowler make a ...... cont.
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 Funeral of Mr J.A.G. Farnham - 1930  Funeral of Mr J.A.G. Farnham - 1930
Loughborough Echo - 3rd October 1930 In the Farnham Chantry, on the south side of St ...... cont.
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 Quorn's Fetes and Fairs, 1960s and 1970s - a photo album  Quorn's Fetes and Fairs, 1960s and 1970s - a photo album
Jack and Phyllis Field were very well known in the village and involved in many aspects ...... cont.
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 Harvest Suppers at the Church Rooms – 1960s/70s  Harvest Suppers at the Church Rooms – 1960s/70s
These photographs were taken originally as slides by Jack and Phyllis Field in the 1960s ...... cont.
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 Church picnic 1979  Church picnic 1979
These photographs were taken at the Church picnic in 1979. the picnic was held on Rawlins ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church nativity, late 1960s  St Bartholomew's Church nativity, late 1960s
The nativity took place in the Church and was photographed by Jack Field. Standing, ...... cont.
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 Quorn St Bartholomew's Church, main entrance, 1961  Quorn St Bartholomew's Church, main entrance, 1961
This photograph is interesting because it is a rare picture of the main entrance to the ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church Sunday School outside the Church Rooms  St Bartholomew's Church Sunday School outside the Church Rooms
This photograph was taken outside the Church Rooms in either 1953 or 1954. It is St ...... cont.
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 Church Rooms, Quorn  Church Rooms, Quorn
The Church Rooms were built in 1929. The first picture was probably taken in the 1940s or ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church choir, about 1963  St Bartholomew's Church choir, about 1963
This picture shows the Church choir standing outside the Church. The photograph was taken ...... cont.
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 A Church winning team!  A Church winning team!
This photograph was taken in either the late 1960s or early 1970s, and the group was ...... cont.
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 Pancake day supper, early 1960s  Pancake day supper, early 1960s
These photographs were taken by Jack and Phyllis Field at a Church pancake day supper in ...... cont.
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 A Church event - Late 1950s/early 1960s  A Church event - Late 1950s/early 1960s
These photographs was taken by Jack and Phyllis Field in either the late 1950s or early ...... cont.
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 Counting the money after a Church event  Counting the money after a Church event
This photograph captures (left to right), Phyllis Field, Lily Callaghan and Amy Child ...... cont.
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 Drama productions at the Church Rooms  Drama productions at the Church Rooms
In the 1960s and 1970s many drama productions took place at the Church Rooms. These four ...... cont.
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 Sunday School Fayre, about 1961  Sunday School Fayre, about 1961
This photograph was taken when Fenella Crockett was opening the Sunday School Fayre in ...... cont.
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 Social events in the Church Rooms, 1960s and 1970s  Social events in the Church Rooms, 1960s and 1970s
In the 1960s and 1970s, like today, the Church Rooms was a vibrant centre for village ...... cont.
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 The Reverend John Prior's charity  The Reverend John Prior's charity
Loughborough Advertiser - 17th October 1872 The Rev John Prior, by Will dated the 23rd ...... cont.
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 Quorn Methodist Fete - 1969  Quorn Methodist Fete - 1969
Loughborough Monitor - 12th September 1969 Two busy girls at Quorn Methodist's fete at ...... cont.
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 East Akeley Deanery Magazine, Vol 39 No 8, August 1935, Quorn Section  East Akeley Deanery Magazine, Vol 39 No 8, August 1935, Quorn Section
East Akeley is one of six deaneries in Western Leicestershire in the Anglican Diocese of ...... cont.
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 East Akeley Deanery Magazine, Vol 38 No 6, June 1934, Quorn Section  East Akeley Deanery Magazine, Vol 38 No 6, June 1934, Quorn Section
East Akeley is one of six deaneries in Western Leicestershire in the Anglican Diocese of ...... cont.
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 Patrick Revell, Vicar of Quorn  Patrick Revell, Vicar of Quorn
This picture shows one of Quorn's previous vicars, Patrick Revell, together with his ...... cont.
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 Tea at Quorn Vicarage 1978  Tea at Quorn Vicarage 1978
The Rev Patrick Revell used to invite his regular communicants to the Vicarage on ...... cont.
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 New Baptist Pastor welcomed at Quorn  New Baptist Pastor welcomed at Quorn
Loughborough Monitor - May 1st 1959 Prominent local Baptists and representatives of ...... cont.
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 Quorn Garden Party – 1963  Quorn Garden Party – 1963
Loughborough Echo – 1st June 1963 Quorn Garden Party Many thought the Church Room ...... cont.
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 Sunday School Outing June 1961  Sunday School Outing June 1961
This photograph was taken in June 1961 at Trentham Gardens, on the St Bartholomew's ...... cont.
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 Funeral of J.A.G. 'Jack'  Farnham - 1930  Funeral of J.A.G. 'Jack' Farnham - 1930
Loughborough Echo - 3rd October 1930 In the Farnham Chantry, on the south side of St ...... cont.
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 Quorn's Temperance Society - 1873  Quorn's Temperance Society - 1873
The Loughborough Advertiser - November 27th 1873 On Wednesday evening, the 19th ...... cont.
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 Sunday school outing 1952/53  Sunday school outing 1952/53
This is a photograph of St Bartholomew's Sunday School outing to Trentham Gardens in ...... cont.
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 Sunday school Christmas party 1958  Sunday school Christmas party 1958
This is a photograph of St Bartholomew's Sunday school Christmas party in 1958. Can ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Young People's Fellowship, 1962  St Bartholomew's Young People's Fellowship, 1962
This photograph is St Bartholomew's Church Young People's Fellowship (youth club) in ...... cont.
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 Quorn Methodist Sunday School 1952/53  Quorn Methodist Sunday School 1952/53
This is a photograph of Quorn Methodist Sunday School in 1952/53. Horace Pittam and Tom ...... cont.
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 Quorn Baptist Sunday School 1984/85  Quorn Baptist Sunday School 1984/85
This photograph is of Quorn Baptist Sunday School in what is thought to be 1984 or ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Fire, 24th October 1965  Quorn Church Fire, 24th October 1965
In October 1965 there was a terrible fire at St Bartholomew's Parish Church. It started ...... cont.
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 Wesleyan Home Missions  Gospel Car in the Memorial Gardens in about 1907/1908  Wesleyan Home Missions Gospel Car in the Memorial Gardens in about 1907/1908
The Methodists were very strong in 1900s in Quorn, as they were in many places. This ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church - then and now  Quorn Church - then and now
The older picture is an engraving of Quorn Church in 1792, taken from John Nichol's book ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Fire in 1965  Quorn Church Fire in 1965
The first picture was taken the day after the fire in October 1965, this was before the ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church Clock - the day the clock face slipped  St Bartholomew's Church Clock - the day the clock face slipped
This photograph was taken on Monday 23rd November 1964, when a firm from Derby were ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church - 1930s  St Bartholomew's Church - 1930s
These pictures where taken inside the Church in the 1930s. The first is a view from the ...... cont.
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 Remembrance Sunday in the Early 1970s  Remembrance Sunday in the Early 1970s
This photograph was taken on Remembrance Sunday in the Memorial Gardens in the early ...... cont.
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 St Bartholomew's Church, interior view prior to 1913  St Bartholomew's Church, interior view prior to 1913
This postcard shows a very unusual view of the interior of the Church. The photograph ...... cont.
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 Sunday School Clothing Club - 1877  Sunday School Clothing Club - 1877
Loughborough Advertiser - November 15th 1877 The annual tea meeting and concert, for ...... cont.
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 Depravity through drink - 1873  Depravity through drink - 1873
Loughborough Advertiser - October 9th 1873 Temperance Society A public meeting of ...... cont.
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 Baptist Bazaar at Quorn - 1899  Baptist Bazaar at Quorn - 1899
Loughborough Herald - 9th November 1899 A two days’ bazaar was opened at the ...... cont.
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 Quorn Methodist Christmas Fair - 1953  Quorn Methodist Christmas Fair - 1953
Loughborough Monitor - 4th December 1953 Quorn Methodist Church held a Christmas ...... cont.
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 Hearse/Bier made by Joseph Hand on Freehold Street – More information needed!  Hearse/Bier made by Joseph Hand on Freehold Street – More information needed!
Quorn Village On-line Museum has been approached about the hearse/bier pictured below. ...... cont.
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 Death of Mr Aubrey Gamble of Quorn  Death of Mr Aubrey Gamble of Quorn
4th October 1974 - Loughborough Echo Death of Mr A P Gamble of Quorn On Friday ...... cont.
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 Quorn Parish Church - Baptism Roll Letters, 1922 to 1941  Quorn Parish Church - Baptism Roll Letters, 1922 to 1941
Baptism letters were sent out to record the birth dates and baptisms of children in the ...... cont.
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 William Teagle in Barrow Road  William Teagle in Barrow Road
This photograph was taken in the very early 1900s (before 1906) and shows William Teagle ...... cont.
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 Proposed housing development next to the Churchyard  Proposed housing development next to the Churchyard
The date of this plan is not certain, but it would appear that at some point there was a ...... cont.
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 Local girl starts own Mission Church - started preaching at 16  Local girl starts own Mission Church - started preaching at 16
A Venture of Faith Loughborough Echo 12th October 1945 Faith in her vocation as a ...... cont.
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 Men who matter - Mr Murray Rumsey of Quorn  Men who matter - Mr Murray Rumsey of Quorn
Loughborough Echo 9th December 1938 Mr. Rumsey’s natural modesty would never allow an ...... cont.
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 William Parkinson of Quorn - A staunch Baptist, 44 years a ruling Elder  William Parkinson of Quorn - A staunch Baptist, 44 years a ruling Elder
Loughborough Echo 14th January 1938 How He Was Converted In the Baptist Churchyard at ...... cont.
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 Rev Robert Stammers  Rev Robert Stammers
The Reverend Robert Stammers MA was the Vicar of Quorn for 56 years from 1832 to 1888. ...... cont.
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 Rev R C Faithfull MA  Rev R C Faithfull MA
The Reverend Robert Colquhoun Faithfull was the Vicar of Quorn for four years from 1888 ...... cont.
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 Rev W E Pilling  Rev W E Pilling
The Reverend W E (Teddy) Pilling was the Vicar of Quorn for fourteen years from 1940 to ...... cont.
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 Rev F H Allen MA BD  Rev F H Allen MA BD
The Reverend Frank H Allen was the Vicar of Quorn for three years from 1954 to 1957. He ...... cont.
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 Rev S A Jackson MA  Rev S A Jackson MA
The Reverend Stephen Jackson was the Vicar of Quorn from 1957 until 1965/66. He was ...... cont.
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 Rev R N Everett  Rev R N Everett
The Reverend Robin Everett was the Vicar of Quorn for 8 years from 1966 to 1974. He was ...... cont.
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 Rev E Foord-Kelcey  Rev E Foord-Kelcey
The Reverend Edward Foord-Kelcey was born in Smeeth, Kent. He was the Vicar of Quorn for ...... cont.
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 Correspondence from Thomas Towle to Lucy Facer  1968.  Correspondence from Thomas Towle to Lucy Facer 1968.
Dear Lucy I see by this mornings paper a record of Quorn. As a small help towards the ...... cont.
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 Methodist Church, High Street – then and now  Methodist Church, High Street – then and now
The building seems to have changed very little, but inside it has been converted into ...... cont.
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 6 Loughborough Road - Quorn Vicarage from 1945 to 2010  6 Loughborough Road - Quorn Vicarage from 1945 to 2010
Prior to 1945, Quorn Vicarage was a substantial house in what is now the grounds of ...... cont.
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 Old People's Fellowship - 1971  Old People's Fellowship - 1971
Loughborough Monitor - 15th October 1971 Stallholder Mrs J C Field (right) serving ...... cont.
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 Speaker possessed by Red Indian Chief - 1874  Speaker possessed by Red Indian Chief - 1874
Loughborough Advertiser - January 15th 1874 An oration was delivered in the Working ...... cont.
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 Farewell to Rev Everett - 1974  Farewell to Rev Everett - 1974
Loughborough Echo - 22nd March 1974 On Monday evening a packed Church Room of St ...... cont.
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 New Vicar of Quorn - The Rev S A Jackson 1957  New Vicar of Quorn - The Rev S A Jackson 1957
Loughborough Echo - 1st November 1957 The Rev S A Jackson MA., vicar of Asfordby, has ...... cont.
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 Death of Mr W S Swinfield of Quorn - 1968  Death of Mr W S Swinfield of Quorn - 1968
Loughborough Echo - 29th November 1968 The death occurred last week of Mr William ...... cont.
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 Composer dies at Hastings House - 1963  Composer dies at Hastings House - 1963
Loughborough Monitor - 25th January 1963 One of the Loughborough area's best-known ...... cont.
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 Quorn Young People's Fellowship Revue - 1962  Quorn Young People's Fellowship Revue - 1962
Loughborough Monitor - 9th March 1962 After a lapse of several years, the Young ...... cont.
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 Death of Mrs Foord-Kelcey - 1914  Death of Mrs Foord-Kelcey - 1914
Loughborough Herald - 12th February 1914 The Late Mrs Kelcey A memorial service was ...... cont.
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 Death of Mr W H Inglesant - 1934  Death of Mr W H Inglesant - 1934
Loughborough Echo - 5th January 1934 Death of Mr W H Inglesant The death of Mr ...... cont.
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