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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.


 Replacing the Church roof after the Church fire in 1965  Replacing the Church roof after the Church fire in 1965
After the major fire in the Church in 1965, the roof of the nave had to be replaced. This ...... cont.
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 Quorn, Beating the Bounds, May 1917  Quorn, Beating the Bounds, May 1917
Loughborough Echo - Friday 18th May 1917 QUORN, BEATING THE BOUNDS — On Wednesday ...... cont.
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 Sunday School Centenary Medals  Sunday School Centenary Medals
These two medals were donated to Quorn Local History Group by the Footitt family from ...... cont.
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 A wartime wedding in Quorn, 1945  A wartime wedding in Quorn, 1945
This is thought to be the the wedding of Barbara Spoor from Soar Road in Quorn, to ...... cont.
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 Death of Mrs Farnham - Funeral Quorn  Death of Mrs Farnham - Funeral Quorn
Leicester Daily Mercury - Saturday 14th October 1911 The death is announced of Mrs E B ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Room Programme of Events 1938/39  Quorn Church Room Programme of Events 1938/39
Quorn Church Room opened in 1929 and provided a much needed focal point for church and ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee programme  Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee programme
In 1979 Quorn Church Rooms celebrated its golden jubilee, having served the village for ...... cont.
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 Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee order of service  Quorn Church Rooms, 1979 golden jubilee order of service
In September 1979 the golden jubilee of Quorn Church Rooms was celebrated with a week of ...... cont.
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 Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929  Church Room fundraising fete, June 1929
In 1922 a committee was formed to raise funds for the building of a Church Room. Several ...... cont.
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 A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979  A history of the Church Rooms written in 1979
The history of the Church Rooms below was written by Jack Field in 1979, when the ...... cont.
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 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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Total: 271 artefacts returned over 6 pages


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