St. John’s Church, 1843 – Present (2)

St. John's Church 1978

Title St. John’s Church
Date 1978
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A144
Comment A view of St. John’s Church, Henshaw, the tower has been removed. In 1974 the tower was found to be unsafe, it was a fault with the original build. The tower had not been “keyed in” to the body of the church and was moving away from it. It would have cost an estimated £15,000 to make the tower secure, this was a prohibitive sum so the decision was made to remove it.
St. John's Church 1983

FB318 – St. John’s Church, 1985.

St. John’s Church – 1983

This was St. John’s Church Hall. It was demolished in 1983 and the site used for housing.

Image Donated by Dennis Court.

St. John's Church 1985

HL103 – St. John’s Church, 1985.

St. John’s Church – 1985

24th April 1985 – The churchyard with commemorative cherry trees in blossom.

St. John's Church 2017

D818 – St. John’s Church, 2017.

St. John’s Church – 2017

The church organ, photographer Joanne Coultas.

St. John's Church 2017

D654 – St. John’s Church, 2017.

St. John’s Church – 2017

Car park for St. John’s which is to the right, the car park is accessed from Barfield Grove.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

St. John's Church 2017

D673 – St. John’s Church, 2017.

St. John’s Church – 2017

Interior and exterior views of the church which was consecrated in 1844.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

St. John's Church 2017

D677 – St. John’s Church, 2017.

St. John’s Church – 2017

As above.

St. John's Church 2017

D678 – St. John’s Church, 2017.

St. John’s Church – 2017

As above.

St. John's Church 2017

D696 – St. John’s Church, 2017.

St. John’s Church – 2017

As above.

St. John's Church 2017

D679 – St. John’s Church, 2017.

St. John’s Church – 2017

As above.

St. John's Church Undated

E470 – St. John’s Church, Undated.

St. John’s Church – Undated

The reredos is an intricately carved stone screen situated behind the altar which represents the Last Supper and dates from 1893.

David Norfolk is the Church Treasurer and has written a book with Helen Campbell about the reredos which is in need of restoration. Any profits will be used for this purpose.

St. John's Church Undated

E471 – St. John’s Church, Undated.

St. John’s Church – Undated

As above.

Previous Comments:

Re FB318
jdathebowler
In the 1950s and 60s, the basement was the home of the 10th Airedale cubs and scouts.
20 November 2013.

Re FB318
Stephen Allinson
The doors up the steps on the right was the entrance to St. John’s Church Hall & was used as a classroom & gym by Rawdon Littlemoor School in the late 1950s whilst the new Benton Park School was being built. The teacher here Monday to Friday was Mr Simpson who drilled the 3 R’s & sport. One afternoon a week the boys would go to a converted prefab house on the Westfield estate for woodwork lessons whilst the girls did needlework.
The door on the left led to the basement where the 10th Airedale Cups & Scouts met every Tuesday & Friday nights.
12 November 2019.

Re A144
dent
There was a collection for funds to save the tower, then it was pulled down wonder what happened to the money.
29 December 2012.

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Consolidated by Linda Plonka. 02 February 2022.
Last updated: 02 February 2022.

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