ASPECTS OF HARVINGTON'S HISTORY
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MEMORIALS

IN THE

CHURCH

1616 - 2022



An epitaph warming those who disturb the graves of others.
From a memorial slab near Dittisham in Devonshire.

MEMORIALS INSIDE ST JAMES THE GREAT, HARVINGTON


Rawes survey:
Like the BMSGH survey the present transcription records every inscription in the church, whether a fine old memorial or a bookplate in a book. Particular attention has been paid to the windows which have been numbered, described and photographed. Any observable inscription has been recorded in full. Except the ledgers known to exist beneath the floor of the nave and also the ledgers that are thought to exist under the floor of the chancel. Information relating to the individual's family has also upon occasion been added.
Julian Rawes, Crooked Walls, 1922.


BMSGH survey:


In 1989 Mrs L.C. Bushell and Mr G.R. Farmer, from the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (BMSGH), recorded the memorials in the church, old churchyard and burial ground. Their work has not in the main been replicated here as it almost entirely duplicates the present survey. The standard of their work is very good and has been of great help, in particular with the recording of the floor ledgers which are now covered. Their manuscript is to be found on the open shelves in Worcestershire Record Office.


WINDOWS
There are twelve windows in the church, the most notable being the large east window, which was inserted during the restoration of the church in 1855 under the then rector Winnington Ingram. It apparently replaced a medieval window and was designed and was created by Frederick Preedy, a local and esteemed architect. The reredos and flooring should probably also be attributed to him. The oldest window is the small lancet in the tower. Norgrove Studio, stain-glass makers and restorers, cleaned all the windows in 2008.

Window a01:           the Great East Window.

No inscription

Background information.
We are most fortunate to have a Preedy window dating from 1855 and it is believed to have replaced a medieval-glass window. The window was designed by local architect and glass painter Frederick Preedy, 1820-1898. His windows are considered of fine workmanship and much admired, he designed a number of stained glass windows in the area, notably in Fladbury Church. The window was taken out to be cleaned and restored in 2008 by Norgrove Studios.
Windows a2-7:           six lancet windows in the chancel three on either side with no inscriptions.
                                                                               
Window a08:           stained-glass window in two panels, one dedicated to St John, the other to St James the Great. On the south wall.

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God

Jesus said I am the Good Shepherd Be not afraid Only believe

THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD BY SOPHIA MARY WINNINGTON-INGRAM
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND THE REVD ARTHUR HENRY WINNINGTON-INGRAM M.A.
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH FROM 1845 TO 1887 ALSO OF THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER FLORENCE
MARY WHO DIED JANUARY 30TH 1881 AGED 22 YEARS

Background information.
The window was cleaned about 2010.
Window a09:           stained-glass window in two panels, one dedicated to St John, the other to St James the Great. On the north wall.

To the Glory of God & in loving memory of George William Penney who died
April 8th 1919, aged 92 and Mary Jane his wife who died March 14th 1917, aged 94
of her age

Background information.
The window was cleaned about 2010. The Penney family lived in Cedar Lodge.
Windows a10 & 11:           two tall windows in the nave one on either side with no inscriptions.
               
Windows a12 & 13:           a small possibly medieval stained-glass window in the tower with no inscriptions. This was removed and cleaned in 2008 by Norgrove Studios.
FLOOR MEMORIALS
There were apparently three or more floor ledgers in the chancel prior to the restoration of the church in the 1850s. When the chancel floor was replaced, probably by Preedy in the early 1850s (See under Prattinton), the three or more ledgers that are believed to have been visible were either covered over or destroyed.

The six floor ledgers in the nave are still in situ under the carpet and a raised wooden floor. Fortunately members of the Birmingham Family History Society carried out a comprehensive survey of Harvington Church memorials in 1989 including the recording of the floor ledgers in the nave. It is their survey that has been used here as a base although additions have been made from Nash and Prattinton (see Prattinton image 18).

Nash:-

  1. Mary the widow of Mr Moses Hodges, of Selgrave, in the county of Northampton, was here interred, April 29, 1704, see below.
  2. Eleanor the daughter of Moses Hodges, D.D. died April 18th, 1707, aged eight months. - believed to be a floor memorial once in the chancel.
  3. Hic tumulat Maria, uxor una cum filia, Stephani Bradeley clerici, quË de hac vita emigravit, Aug. 10, 1682. - believed to be once in the chancel.
  4. In the body of the church several of the Harwards are interred under flat stones, see under floor memorials.

Prattinton:-

  1. Revd Moses Hodges.
  2. Thomas Feriman senior - see under wall memorials.
  3. Thomas Feriman junior - see under wall memorials.
  4. John Hodges, wall memorial but possibly once set into the chancel floor.
  5. Mary Ramell - see under wall memorials.
Floor (presumed) memorial b001:           Memorial to the Revd Moses Hodges, Rector of Harvington that was once on view in the Chancel. This memorial memorial was in existence in 1812 (see Prattinton image 21) and Judging by the size of the epitaph it was of a substantial size. If it was a floor ledger then it would have eithe3r been covered over or removed when the chancel floor was replaced. The memorial had an escutcheon: "Of the first two crescents of the second & chief one and in base. Crest on a wreath a goats head (in bronze) erased langued gules; gorged with ducal coronet or. Revd Moses Hodges also had a memorial placed in the church at Sulgrave or Selgrave in Northampton.

Moses Hodges D.D. was in Religious
learning
and loyalty, an ornament to the Church
of England.
and by his orthodox preaching and pious
example a great encourager of all Christian
duties, especially that of Charity,
which crowned all his virtues.
Worn out with indefatigable pains
In the discharging of his parochial duty
as vicar of St Mary's in Warwick.
He retired to Harvington in the County of
Worcester where he was Rector, and resigned his soul
to God
Novr 21. 1724, in the 62 year of his age. He married Martha, the daughter of John
Jephcott D.D.
by whom he left only four daughters, Mary,
Theodosia,
Anna and Lydia. Martha the eldest being
married to Daniel
Danvers, Esq. but by his unspeakable grief bles-
sed in his life time as a testimony of their gratitude to the best
and dearest

[Dr Prattinton also wrote the two following items alongside but turned on their side, maybe representing inscriptions on another part of the memorial.]

[on side to left:-]
Arms Hodges impaling Jephcott viz. azure on a fess argent three cocks heads erased, Gules between 3 stars of eight points, Or.

[on side to right:-]
of Relations this monument was erected by Martha, the widow and Mary the Daughter of Moses Hodges, D.D.

Background information.
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Floor memorial b002:           a presumad floor ledger set 'beneath' the communion rail in the chancel to Mary, the wife of Revd Moses Hodges Rector of Harvington. Its existence was recorded by Nash and also by Prattinton (image 19) in 1812. It was either covered over or distroyed in the 1850s when the floor in the chancel was replaced. Its armorial bearings were: 3 crescents in a canton a crown impaling a fess lozengy between two Eagles displayed.

Mary the widow of Moses Hodges of Sulgrave in the County
of Northampton was here interr'd April ye 29.1704, Aged 83.

They both liv'd & dyed in the fear & favour of God & in constant communion
with the Church of England as by law established. The Remains of this Gen
tle woman were removed to Sulgrave 1724.

Background information.
no image
Floor memorial b003:           a presumed floor ledger once visible in the chancel floor to Mary, the wife of Stephen Bradley, cleric, see Prattinton image 18.

(On another near the north entrance of chancel. Stone decaying Date of the year gone.) Hic tremulatar Maria Uxor (una cum filea) Stephani Bradeley clici. qu de hae. vita. myravit Aug. 20 1682.

Background information.
Parish Registers: 1682 Mrs Mary Bradley the wife of Mr Stephen Bradley was buried the 22d day of August.
Harvington Rectors: Stephen Bradley, curate of Harvington 25 Mar 1682 to 25 Mar 1686. 1786. Cambridge Alumni: Adm. sizar (age 16) at Christ's, Sept. 28, 1672. S. of Edward. B. at Alcester, Warws. School, Alcester, Matric. 1674; B.A. 1676-7. Ord. priest (Worcester) Mar. 1674-5. curate of Harvington. (Peile, II. 45.)
no image
Floor memorial b004:           flat ledger to Kemp Hayward died 1673, see Prattinton image 18.

Here lyeth the body of Mr. KEMP
HARWARD who departed this life
the 29th of August 1673.

Background information.
The Harward family lived at Manor Farm.

No photograph
Floor memorial b005:           flat ledger to Kemp Hayward died 1691, see Prattinton image 18.

Here lieth the body of Mr. KEMPE
HARWARD who departed
this life October 30th 1691

Background information.

No photograph
Floor memorial b006:           flat ledger to Giles Hayward, see Prattinton images 18.

Here lyeth ye body of Mr Giles
Harward who departed this life
the 19th of April 1688

Background information.

No photograph
Floor memorial b007:           flat ledger to Revd Edward Williams, see Prattinton image 18.

The Revd Edward Williams departed this life 24th of December 1788 in the sixty fourth year of his age

Background information.

No photograph
Floor memorial b008:           flat ledger to Margaret and Mary Hayward. Material in square brackets added by editor. See Prattinton image 18.

MARGARET ye daughter of Mr
KEMP HARWARD ye elder died
ye 23d of August 1692 aged 33
MARY W[idow of KEMP]
HARWARD [died]
the 7th of [December 1693]
rest under pews

Background information.

No photograph
Floor memorial b009:           flat ledger to Mary Hayward, see Prattinton image 18.

Mary HARWARD
Daughter of Mr
KEMP HARWARD
ye elder died ye 10th of
January 1722/3
aged 76.

Background information.

No photograph
WALL MEMORIALS
Here is a complete listing of the wall memorials to be found in the church. There is a suggestion that a few were removed in the chancel during the restoration of the church in 1855. See under 'Floor memorials'.

Wall memorial c001:           unusual wall memorial Thomas Ferriman the younger, a past Rector of Harvington at the west end of the nave.

Vpon the death of MR Thomas
Ferriman the yonger, Pastor of this Church

Stern Death, Gainst father. And the Sonne to rave
Both just yet neither of them seak the Grave?

Death
I Was their Friend, for now they ever be
In Heaven enjoying each ones Company.
                                        F: R.
Wee have Coveted no mans silver nor Gould nor apparill
Act: 20:33.

Background information.
Thomas Ferriman, Rector of Harvington, died 31st May 1618.
Wall memorial c002:           stone wall memorial to Thomas Ferriman the elder, now on the west wall of the nave, however according to Prattinton (image 16), in 1812 this memorial was on the south wall of the chancel. The memorial is topped by an heraldic shield described by Prattinton.


'Escutcheon without colours of three horses heads
couped and bridled within a border engrailed'.

Mr Thomas Feriman
near 48 years Rectr of ys Church
and Prebendary of Worcester
Was buried near this, on the 12th
day of July AD 1619 Ætat suæ 73

          Faithful Minister
He was a
          Prudent Peacemaker
          Humble Christian

The memory of ye just is
blessed, but ye Remembrance
of ye wicked shall rot
pro: 10:7.

Background information.
Wall memorial c003:           large and grand marble wall memorial to Mary Ramell. This memorial is attached to the south wall of the nave and appears to have been in the same position in 1812, see Prattinton image 19.

Near this place are deposited the remains of
MARY RAMELL
Wife of THOMAS RAMELL of Hampton Gent:
and Daughter of
JONATHAN and FRIZWITH NORRIS
of this place
She departed this Life on the 23rd day of Sepr/1786
In the 39th/. Year of her Age.
Distinguished by an amiableness of Manners
and affability of deportment
Expressive of the truest excellence of Heart.
Her Veneration for the Almighty
was exemplified by a strict attention
to every moral and religious duty,
And the many social qualities she exerted
among her Friend and Neighbours
have endear'd her Memory to all who Knew her,
Who with an affectionate regards
excited by the remembrance of her Virtues
Sincerely Lament their loss.

Background information.
It is believed that the Ramell family lived in the Limes.
Wall memorial c004:           white marble oval memorial with grey marble surround with small heraldic shield. Sculptor: T. Laughton.


Escutcheon: chevron between
three crescents.

Near this place,
lie the Remains
Of the Revd Edward Williams,
late Rector of Chastleton,
in the County of Oxford
who departed this Life ye 24th of Decr
1788. Aged 64 Years.
He was the Son of the Revd
Andrew Williams, & Rebecca his Wife,
who was Sister of Kemp Harward,
M.D. of Bourton on the Hill,
in the County of Gloucester.

Background information.
Kemp Harward (1598-1691) lived at Manor Farm, Harvington. He leased it from the Church for many years and lost it in 1652 due to the Civil War.

The Clergy Database has Edward Williams as dying 23rd January 1789.

Wall memorial c005:           unusual lozenge wall memorial of rough-cut blue lias stone set in the north wall to left of the alter. Its time the style is both modern and rustic, by no means formal. The date of death is correct. See also memorial c009.

John the
Son of
Moses Hodges D.D.
died nov 3d 1796 aged
2 years and four
months

Background information.
Moses Hodges was Rector of Harvington, see under Rectors.
Wall memorial c006:           metal plate set within a wooden frame.

SACRED TO MEMORY OF
PETTY OFFICER
THOMAS HERBERT MCGEE
AGED 26
WHO TOGETHER WITH 27 OF HIS SHIPMATES
OF H.M.S. WORCESTER
WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN THE
ENGLISH CHANNEL 12 FEB. 1942.
"WHETHER YOUR LAND REMEMBER OR FORGET
YOU SAVED THE LAND, OR DIED TO TRY TO SAVE."

Background information.
Wall memorial c007:           white marble panel with attached vase on black slate base on wall. On base: Cooke Alvester.

Sacred to the Memory of
SARAH STEWARD,
who departed this Life
on the 24th of Decr 1821,
Aged 76.
Blessed are the dead which die
in the Lord.

Background information.
She was buried in the churchyard with a brick chest tomb and a sandstone slab. Her memorial was destroyed to make way for the choir vestry, only the inscribed slab remains.
Wall furniture c008:           inscription on the outside of the north porth.

THIS LAMP WAS PLACED IN 1959 IN MEMORY OF GORDON F. SHERWOOD CHURCHWARDEN 1930 TO 1958.

Background information.
Wall memorial c009:           This inscription was recorded by Dr Prattinton, suggests lozenge shaped memorials. This inscription is directly below the inscription on the present (c005) memorial (see Prattinton image 18), which suggests that we may have here, and in this case lost, lozenge memorial.

Eleanor
the daughter of
Moses Hodges DD
died April 18. 1707.
Aged 8 months.

Background information.
no image
Wall memorial c010:           Note this photograph taken in 1894 and observe two wall tablets just discernable either side of the east window. These are no longer extant but probably bore scriptures taken from the Bible.

not readable

Background information.
WALL HANGINGS ETC.
A number of items attached to the interior walls are not memorials such as a listing of rectors, photographs and flags.

Wall furniture d001:           wooden painted donation wall plaque. A memorial with a virtually identical inscription is recorded by Prattinton (imaged 15) in 1812 but this does not look that old.

The several Persons hereafter
mentioned have in their Christian
Charity given to the use of the Poor
of this Parish these several Sums,
the Increase whereof is to be
administered by the Rector and
Churchwarden yearly for ever.

1605 Willm Clarke 40s.             1841 Lydia Ward 20L.
1614 Margrt Wilkes 40s.             1857 John Marshall 25L.
1619 John Wilkes 40s.
1619 Thos Feriman Rector 40s.
!619 Elizabeth Wilkes 40s.
1623 Thos Feriman Junr 20s.
1632         Haynes 20s.
          Willm Wilkes 20s.
          Robt Harward 5L.
1688 Giles Harward 5L.
1807 Wilson Marshall 4L. 4s

He that hath pity upon the Poor
lendeth unto the Lord. Prov:
19.17.
Go and do thou likewise.
Luke 10.37.

Background information.
William Clarke was instrumental in setting up the 'Clarke Charity'. See under Church.
Wall furniture d002:           two framed centenary map posters 1895-1995.
               
Wall furniture d003:           British Legion flag.

BRITISH LEGION FLAG - HARVINGTON BRANCH

Background information.
Wall furniture d004:           hatchment with framed information hanging below.

Background information.
Wall furniture d005:           a banner belonging to the Mothers' Union.

No inscription

Background information.
Wall furniture d006:           framed list of Rectors.

See image and also under Rectors.

Background information.
Wall furniture d007:           wooden plaque listing those Harvington folk who died in the Great Wall.

See image

Background information.
Wall furniture d008:           framed photographs of Harvington men who died in the Great War.

See under War Time.

Background information.
Wall furniture d009:           framed portraits of past rectors in tower.

See under Rectors
for more details.

Background information.
Wall furniture d010:           framed drawing of Christ by C.C. Rees, '64, No.1. hanging in tower of crucifixion.

Signed:-
"In Memory of
Gerald Birch"

Background information.
Bits & pieces d011:           Inscriptions on five old pew tops now attached to the walls by metel brackets.


Written by Dick & Jess Fairs.

Background information.
They were for some years housed in the upper storey of the tower until noticed by the then churchwarden Joy Davies and subsequently restored by Dick Fairs. Marjorie Bailey wrote about them in her History of Harvington. The Fair's description of them is very good and not much can be added. For 'Pratt' read Prattinton who wrote: "Upon seats with sentences of scripture carved in capitals on the ----[?] the date of 1582 occurs on them in several places & in one instance the minute addition of 24 Januani. I Kempe & G strikeland --[?] the Churchwardens who erected these seats, as appears by their names also carved on them". The Rector at the time was Thomas Ferriman the elder.

The Fairs also adds that "A visiter John Noakes [Worcestershire historian] in the 1850's recorded a seat by the entrance, which has not survived:-

Wall furniture d012:           framed information regarding the building of the choir vestry in 1961.

Background information.
Wall furniture d013:           framed painting of the chancel painted by Alan Davies.

See image

Background information.
BITS AND PIECES
This group contains miscellaneous items such as candle sticks, plaques and information on various items in the church.

Bits & pieces e001:           framed information about church coffer.

This chest was made in the early 17th century in response to an Order (or Canon) of 1603 which required every church in the country to provide "one sure coffer with three locks and keys whereof the one to remain with the minister and the other with the churchwardens". This was designed to ensure the safety of the parish register(s), the keeping of which had become law in 1563, one of the Reform measures introduced by Queen Elizabeth I in the early years of her reign - the smaller one on the left, with one lock for the Rector's use, the larger one with two locks for the churchwardens. Each compartment could be opened independently of the other, so both parties could have access to their section, but a narrow long box which runs along the back of the chest just underneath the lid, and which contained the actual register, required all three keyholders to be present before it could be opened. From this we can conclude what importance was attached to the maintaining and safe-keeping of the register which was filled in by the Rector every Sunday in the presence of the churchwardens.

Harvington is fortunate that many of its old registers still exist, together with a substantial collection of other documents, though they are now housed, for safety, in the County Records Office in Worcester.

The coffer is divided into two compartments

Background information.
Bits & pieces e002:           altar candlesticks.

To the Glory of God: A thank-offering from A.M.C.W. 1896.

Background information.
Bits & pieces e003:           inscription on base of metal lectern.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SOPHIA MARY WINNINGTON INGRAM
THIS LECTERN IS GIVEN BY HER SISTER A.G. DE CHAVILLE 1905.

Background information.
Bits & pieces e004:           inscription on brass prosessional cross and two Churchwardens crosses, one with an inscription.

On processional cross:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAROLINE RUTH CUTLER
NOVEMBER 1954.

On smaller cross:-
PRESENTED BY
WILLIAM MEEK
WHO DIED
14TH NOVEMBER 1955

Background information.
Bits & pieces e005:           metal plate on the organ console.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
ERNEST DOWNEY (RECTOR)
THIS ORGAN WAS RESTORED AT A COST OF
850
IN MARCH 1958

Background information.
Bits & pieces e006:           framed information about the kneeler project in a glass-topped wooden case. See under Church.

Note on casing:-
The contents of this book are
a record of the kneeler project
begun in 1993 to give the
names of those who donated,
those who sewed and those in
whose memory the work was
carried out.

Background information.
Bits & pieces e007:           table with metal plate.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
OFFERED BY
M. J. P.
CHRISTMAS
1905

Background information.
Believed to be Mary Jane Penney from Cedar Lodge.
Bits & pieces e007:           A pair of coffin rests with inscribed brass plate.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
of HARRY HOWARD BROMLEY
ENTERED INTO REST. JAN 5TH 1938.

Background information.
The rests were made by Jean Spires' grandfather who was the village undertaker, publican at the Coach and Horses plus a carpenter.
Bits & pieces e008:           bookshelves.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THE LATE
RAYMOND E. WALKER
CHRISTMAS
1883 - 1958

Background information.
Raymond was Clarise Walker brother, they lived at Finch Hay.
Bits & pieces e009:           bier, see a more detailed section on the bier elsewhere on this site.

THE GIFT OF
Mrs PENNEY
TO HARVINGTON CHURCH
AUGUST 21st 1910.

Background information.
INSCRIPTIONS ON CHAIRS
The pews to the rear of the church were removed and replaced by more comfortable chairs. Villagers were encouraged to place memory plaques on the backs and here is a listing of them. Julian Rawes February 2022.

Inscriptions on chairs f001:           plate on back of chair.

DONATED BY
BREDON VIEW
2008

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f002:           plate on back of chair.

IN MEMORY OF
BRIAN SPENCER BANTING
7TH MAY 1924 - 17TH MAY 2007

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f003:           plate on back of chair.

This chair was bought by
family and friends for
Jess and Dick Fairs
to mark the happy occasion of their
Diamond Wedding Anniversary
on the 24th August 2008

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs 004:           plate on back of chair.

IONA ALICIA HIRST MITCHELL
BAPTISED
28th SEPTEMBER 2002

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f005:           plate on back of chair.

PRESENTED TO
SOPHIE DODDS
by her friends on the occasion
of her 70th Birthday

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f006:           plate on back of chair.

THANKS FOR THE LIFE OF
DOROTHY GOODCHILD
1925 - 2003

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f007:           plate on back of chair.

DONATED BY
FLORENCE & BERNARD
DYSON

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f008:           plate on back of chair.

KITTY SOLOMONS
(NÉE GOODCHILD)
1952 - 1998
DEO GRATIA

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f010:           plate on back of chair.

IN MEMORY OF
SAM & EDITH COLEY
AND
REG & DORIS COLEY
WHO WORSHIPPED HERE

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f009:           plate on back of chair.

LOVING MEMORY OF
VALERIE YATES
12.5.1938 - 11.1.2013
ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS
JOE & FAMILY

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f011:           plate on back of chair.

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH YATES
27.01.1928 - 01.10.2021
ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS
THE YATES FAMILY

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f012:           plate on back of chair.

IN MEMORY OF
OUR BELOVED BOY
NEIL YATES
6.12.66 - 25.5.05
MUM, DAD & FAMILY

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f013:           plate on back of chair.

PHILIP COURTENAY
WEEDON
1921 - 2008

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f014:           plate on back of chair.

IN MEMORY OF
MY HUSBAND
NORMAN CHATTERLY
1910 - 1984

Background information.
Inscriptions on chairs f015:           plate on back of chair.

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN & EDITH
MAYBURY

Background information.
BOOKPLATES IN BOOKS
As an aid to defraying the cost of purchasing new prayer books etc., parishioners would have a bookplate inserted into a new book dedicated to a relative or friend. BMSGH recorded these bookplates in 1989. Most of these are no longer extant and have been replaced by others which also contain bookplates. Following are both the BMSGH lists plus their presumed replacements.

Bits & pieces g001:           Book of Common Prayer.

In gratitude to God
Presented to
S. James Church
Harvington
Quinquagima 1943
by Mrs. A.H. Cutler
of Cedar Lodge Harvington
The Greatest of these is love.

Background information.
Bits & pieces g002:           a book titled Prayer Book as Proposed in 1928.

In memory of
Edwin Joseph Robbins
13th July 1967.

Background information.
Bits & pieces g003:           bible no longer estant in 2022.

In memory of
Samuel and
Edith Eliza Coley
The gift of
their family
Easter 1967.

Background information.

No photograph
Bits & pieces g004:           a folder titled Baptism Roll. This was transcribed by BMSGH in 1989 and is a forerunner of the present book, kept on a little table near the alter rail.

January:
1959 Malcolm David Graham
1960 Matthew James Wheeler, David Robert Morgan
1963 Caroline Diane Stephens
1964 Yvonne Joy Robbins
1966 Gregory Paul Brian Cook, Clive William Page
1967 Christopher Michael Davitt, Cara Bernice Lamb
1968 Steven John Salter, Mark Jamieson Burley.

February:
1957 Chlodagh Mary Wright, Ann Stockton
1962 Martin John Charles
1967 Lesley Anne Johnson
1970 Caroline Jane Parry, Sandra Mary Drinkwater, Shirley Carole Smith.

March:
1957 Jane Elizabeth Parris
1959 Alan Russell, Hilary Jane Carter, Stuart Terence Marshall
1960 Peter Michael Beesley
1962 Janet Shailer, Hannah Elizabeth Baldwin
1963 Carol Anne Hartiss, Leslie Ronald Hartiss
1965 Malcolm John Plumb, Emma Millicent Tigwell
1966 Thomas John Beasley
1967 Neville John Stocker, Jacqueline Denise Plumb
1968 Martin John Bennett, Tracey Louise Plumb
1970 Jason Blair Clarke, Melanie-Jayne Foster.

April:
1958 Gillian Smith
1959 Heather Gillian Hartiss
1960 Adrian Smith
1961 Julie Byrd
1962 Jennifer Sara Jelfs
1964 Jannette Lynne Robbins, Daniel George Samuel Coley
1965 Nicola Ann Jelfs, Gary John Bishop, Nigel Gerald Evans
1966 Adrian Michael Blay
1968 Peter Raby, Andrea Kim Pyatt
1967 Marie Louise Pugh, Alice Ann Dewick.

May:
1957 Lisa Beverley Pearson
1958 Julie Anne Plumb
1959 Julie Walden, Frankie Smith
1962 Veronica Mary Bailey, Keith Heritage
1963 Karen Elizabeth Harris
1965 Ruth Jean Sabin, Julie Bell
1967 Alison Jane Bird, Lynda Joy Atkin, Timophy John Hedley Ward
1968 Julie Diane Hardman
1969 Colin Edward Briffett, Laurance William Loveridge, Lisa Marie Cobbold, Paul John Dillworth.

June:
1958 Paul David Joucla, Martin Palfrey
1960 Rosalie Winifred Reynolds, Janet Elizabeth Plumb, Michael Smith, James Smith
1962 Charlotte Elizabeth Agate
1963 David Brian Addis, David John Andrews
1965 Nigel Arthur Briffett, Deborah Victoria Sinclair
1966 Suzanne Bishop
1967 Simon Robert Burley, Ann Marie Burley
1968 Gary Matthew Robbins, Peter James Wilkes, Clare Louise Quarterman
1969 Richard John Newman, Amelia Valentina Baldwin, Maurice Trevor Clarke, Linda Jane Sorrell, Harriet Lucy Jane Agate, Valerie Helen Barnfield.

July:
1957 Karen Linda Blake
1959 Peter Daniel, Guy Joucla
1960 Richard David Foster
1961 Michael Thomas Pace
1962 Sandra Elizabeth Reynolds, Rachel Denise Hartiss, Sally Anne Brown, Geoff Loveridge
1963 Karen Bowell, Michael Gibson, Bryan James Gibson
1965 David Gordon Mann, Gary Smith
1967 Beverley Ann Williams
1968 Wendy Louise Smith, Tina Smith, Louise Smith, Tony Smith, Sandra Jane Bachelor, Sara Tambyn Marie Sinclair.

August:
1959 Many Jane Mueller
1960 Lesley Joyce Andrews
1961 Silver Thom Edwards, Stephen John Mark Carter
1964 Patricia Anne Burke, Jacqueline Burke, Gary Alan Walker, Pamela Jane Reeve, Sharon Lynn Smith, Malcolm John Hartiss
1966 Andrew Mary Coley, Vanessa Ann Cox, Daniel Stickland, Karen Marie Smith, Tracey Ann Smith
1967 Andrew Charles Bishop, Mark Einion Williams
1969 Wendy Margaret Smith, Diane Joan Evans, Brian Wardle.

September:
1957 Jayne Stockton
1958 Adam Edgar Madoc Cook
1962 Philip John Sabin
1963 Vickie Jane Pace
1965 Jacqueline Blake, Jose Ferriman, Adrian James Walden, Karl Heine Mueller, Samuel James Nicholas Coley, Wilhelmina Rachel Baldwin
1966 Timophy Kepper Beechey, Tina Louise Wilkes
1967 Philippa Jane Hemsley, Karen Elizabeth Hemsley
1968 Tracey Catherine Ann Aston, Sarah Ann King
1969 Adrienne Denise Hall, Victoria Mary Bomford-Read, Guy Patrick Robbins.

October:
1958 Nicola Claire Wheeler, Stephen Anthony Reynolds
1959 Damien Laing Baldwin, Sara Imogen Sylvester, Paul Andrew Keith Sinclair
1960 Paul Heritage, Thomas Ashley Burford Cook, Alison Elizabeth Marsh
1961 Judith Russell
1962 John Charles Ferriman, Christopher John Yarnold
1963 Antony Maurice Dillworth, Roger Phillip Johnson
1965 Karen Joy Dillworth
1966 Stephen John King, Michael Francis Atkins, Joan Wendy Byrd, Anthony John Millard, Susan Pettifer, Brian Harris
1967 Roger Louise Evans
1969 Jamie Ferriman, Robert John Ayres
1969 Philip John Neil McWilliam, Lorraine Ann Ludlow, Mark Andrew Cresswell, Richard David Harrop.

November:
1957 Celia Jane Greta Cook
1960 Deborah Anne Coley
1961 Martyn Robin John Jones, Stephen Alan Graham
1965 Michael John Hardman
1968 Linda Carol Harris, Alan David Harris.

December:
1957 Sarah Wheeler
1959 Sarah Kim Brazier
1961 Garry John Walden
1962 Kathryn Elizabeth Coley, Konrad Martin Mueller
1963 John Charles Cook, Julian Ferriman
1964 Gordon Claridge
1967 Paul Hodgkins
1968 Clare Margaret Beechey

Background information.

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Bits & pieces g005:           inscriptions in presumed prayer books that were extant in 1989 when the BMSGH Society surveyed the church, subsequently replaced.

  1. This Book was presented in grateful memory of Barbara Grace Brown (née Wheeler) by her family.
  2. St. James Church Harvington For the Organ presented with Hymn Books and Prayer Books, by Mrs Greenway Feb. 1939.
  3. The book was presented in grateful memory of Lilian Cadwallader.
  4. Presented to St James' Church, Harvington in memory of Raymond Victor Cresswell.
  5. Presented to St. James Church, Harvington in memory of Ada Eva Jane Tuck Née Beasley.
  6. Presented to St. James Church, Harvington by Kathy Cook 1988. He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10 v.23.
  7. This book was presented in grateful memory of John Reginald Cress Austin.
  8. This book was presented in grateful memory of Edith Osborn.
  9. This book was presented in grateful memory of James Arthur Freeth, Nina Lowe & Thomas William Collinson.
  10. This book was presented in grateful memory of Olwen Mair.
  11. This book was presented to St. James church, Harvington by Maxine Clarke.
  12. Presented to St. James Church, Harvington by Rosemary Hirst.
  13. This book was presented in grateful memory of Doris Irena Coley 1909-1987.
  14. This book was presented in grateful memory of Herbert Mason.
  15. This book was presented in grateful memory of Minnie Lilian Witts.
  16. This book was presented in grateful memory of Elizabeth Bailey.

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Bits & pieces g006:           inscriptions in presumed prayer books that were extant in 1989 when the BMSGH Society surveyed the church, subsequently replaced.

  • This book was presented in grateful memory of:-
  • Joe Hughes by E.W. Hughes & Mrs Hampton
  • Gladys Smith,
  • Jean Skinner (1869-1964),
  • Florence and Walter Sumner,
  • Dearest sister Ann Hughes 1928-1984 by Edith Maybury
  • Norman Jeffcoat by Graham and Julie
  • Thomas and Nellie Wheeler by their children
  • Matthew James Wheeler 1959-1979 by his parents
  • Doris Irena Coley 1909-1987
  • Samuel Coley 1877-1964
  • Herbert & Emily Robinson
  • Samuel & Muriel Lily Foster
  • Lilian Morrow
  • Jim Danckert by Iris Danckert
  • Edgar Morgan Howell
  • Evelyn Morgan Howell
  • Allan Charles Skinner 1868-1945
  • Stephen John Simon Austin
  • Barbara Grace Brown (née Wheeler) by her husband and children
  • Alan Hirst
  • Adam & Susan Hirst
  • Kay Jones by Chris Pedrick
  • Mr & Mrs S. Seymour
  • William Sermour Shailer died 1961 aged 60 years
  • Ann Abel Craig by Rozanne, Roger, James and Laurence
  • Edith Eliza Coley 1875-1947
  • Margaret Louise Adams 1937-1987 by Edith Maybury
  • Florence Jennie Skinner 1893-1924
  • Reginald Briscombe 1914-1987 by Graham and Julie
  • Mary Dillworth
  • Eleanor Westbury, "A dear mother" 1866-1956
  • Lucy Bayliss "A dear friend"

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Bits & pieces g007:           hymn books, apparently no longer extant.

Presented to:-

  • The Dyson Family
  • John and Molly Robson
  • The Gourlay Family
  • Ann & Christopher Davis
  • Jim R. Clarice Walker
  • Brian and Joan Banting
  • Arthur and Joan Robinson
  • Linda Attwood Ian Attwood
In Memory of:-
  • Doris Irene Coley 1909-1987
  • Malcolm Wolstenholme
  • Dorothy Timmins
  • Frederick Webber
  • Eric D. Wolstenholme
  • Selina Jane Hyde
  • William Henry Hyde
  • John Edward Walden
  • George Cadwallader
  • Colin James Newman (1943-1978)
  • Sidney Joseph Jack Biship (1915-1982)
  • Dorothy Webber
  • Sarah Ann Newman (1901-1984)
  • Leslie Charles Newman (1909-1983)
  • Frank Witts
  • Lucy and Jim Baylis
  • Raymond George Smith

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Bits & pieces g008:           prayer books many of which have bookplates, as of February 2022.


example
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Sophie Dodds in loving memory of her husband Leslie William Dodds 3.8.21 - 26.6.97
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: June Davies and dedicated in gratitude to her beloved husband Alan
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Mary Wheeler treasured memories of Kenneth Victor Wheeler from Mary and son Richard
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Richard & Gill Thorniley in memory of Peter Thorniley
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Mary Wheeler treasured memories of Matthew James Wheeler 12.11.59 - 29.4.79 from Mother and brother Richard
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Roy Burgess in loving memory of Joan Burgess
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Yvonne Bishop
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Sheila and Gerald Wolstenholme in loving memory of Hilda Wolstenholme
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Sophie Dodds in loving memory of Charlotte & Richard Marschner
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Edith Maybury in loving memory of her husband John Robert Maybury 1922 - 1990
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Mervyn and Diana Huggins In loving memory of James and Lilias McGowan
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: David & Fran Battin In loving memory of Elizabeth & Gordon Battin
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Sue Coley and dedicated to her parents Reg and Doris Coley
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Len and Barbara Hyde in loving memory of Frank and Minnie Witts
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Florence & Bernard Dyson In loving memory of their parents
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Sheila and Gerald Wolstenholme In loving memory of Dorothy Webber 1894-1985
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Ken and Hilery Rowlands
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Dorothy Chatterley in loving memory of her dear husband Norman 16.3.1910 - 1.11.84
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Alan Davies in loving memory of his dear wife June and their 45 wonderful years together 4 January 2001
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Jess and Dick Fairs and dedicated to their friends at the church
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Lonnie Hughes in loving memory of her husband Albert Hughes
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Linda Attwood in loving memory of her father Frank Cross
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Sally Bacon in loving memory of her mother Dorothy Mary Barker
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: David & Fran Battin in loving memory of John Webb
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Gwenda Grinnell in loving memory of her mother Gwendoline Lillian Grinnell 30.12.1913 - 20.8.1993
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Ian Attwood in loving memory of his father Roy Attwood
  • Presented to St James' Church, Harvington by: Jess and Dick Fairs and dedicated to their friends at this church

Background information.
Bits & pieces g009:           Revised Common Lectionary, extant in 2022.

Background information.
Bits & pieces g010:           Common Worship, extant in 2022.

Background information.
Bits & pieces g011:           Mirrow in Vestry.

Background information.
Donation from Julian & Joy Rawes, February 2023.