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New Catholic Church at Goldthorpe – Church of the Sacred Heart

July 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 17 July 1907

New Catholic Church at Goldthorpe.

The Church of the Sacred Heart, the new Roman Catholic sanctuary at Goldthorpe, was yesterday consecrated Dr. Coughill, Bishop of Olenus and Co-adjutor Bishop of Leeds.

The service, pontifical Mass, was of an impressive character, and was attended by a congregation of over 200 people. The priests present included the Rev. T. A. Pembroke (president of Rockwell College, Ireland), Dean Dolan (Sheffield), Dean Eyre (Rotherham), the Revs. A. Rossmalen, P. Hicky, and F- Conran (Sheffield), Norman Waugh (Carlton), Philip Bethel (Leeds), C. Leteux (Hemsworth), Vermeulen (Crowle), and Father Murphy (priest in charge).

Singing by the. choir, with Mr. A. Lineham Smith, of Wath, as organist, was sweet and effective.

The church, erected at a cost of £2,000 is in Lockwood Lane, on ground the gift of Lord Halifax. It has seating accommodation for 2210 worshippers. In an address, Father Leteux said the church had been built so that the miners might come and worship. He asked them, out of gratitude to the late Father Curran, the first resident priest of the Goldthorpe mission, to do their best to get the church free of debt, and concluded with an appeal for the support of the present priest. Father Murphy.

In the evening Benediction service was held.