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St George's Church

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I took these photos about 15 years ago - do you call this area Portobello? It was no longer being used for worship and building work was taking place so that the university could use the building for other uses. My great grandparents were married here in 1862.

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I took these photos about 15 years ago - do you call this area Portobello? It was no longer being used for worship and building work was taking place so that the university could use the building for other uses. My great grandparents were married here in 1862.

The university have converted the building and it now houses a lecture theatre and student accommodation. It must be pretty well unique as a Hall of Residence!

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The churchyard was the site of a murder in the early 1960s. I walked past it on my way home to Crookes on the night it happened and I always walked past it a little faster after that.

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Inside St George's:

Taken in around 1981, just before the church closed.

Jeremy

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Inside St George's:

Taken in around 1981, just before the church closed.

Jeremy

That's fantastic thank you very much!

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Inside St George's:

Taken in around 1981, just before the church closed.

Jeremy

That's a really interesting photo. TY for sharing it.

I was struck - even knowing the architect was the same person, how similar that shot is to the "worship area" in St Mary's, Bramall lane. One could be looking at the same church in both instances.

I also notice the Xmas tree in the bottom left corner...

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Another photo of St Georges

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Incumbents of St. George's Church

1825-40 Stephen Hurt Langston; Priest in charge of Chapel-of-ease

1840-73 William Mercer; Priest in charge of Chapel-of-ease then Vicar from 1844

1873-84 Henry Arnold Favell

1884-91 Henry Woofindin

1891-95 Robert Charles Joynt

1895-1913 John Edward Jump

1913-22 John Trevor Lewis

1922-27 Herbert William Mackay

1928-38 Bertram Fountain Hinde

1939-44 Joseph William Augustus Copeland *

1944-48 Wilfrid Garlick *

1948-50 Leonard Frederick Geddes *

1950 A. Hooper *

1951-60 Alfred Jowett *

1960-67 John Howard Churchill *

1969 ... Francis Henry Arthur Richmond †

* Vicar of Joint Parishes of St. George with St. Stephen effective from 29th April, 1941, to 28th July, 1964; then reversion to Parish of St. George (only).

† Also Chaplain to Sheffield Chaplaincy of Higher Education from Michaelmas 1974.

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St. George's Assistant Clergy

(from Centenary)

1923-26 E. William Selwyn, Curate

1926-33 W. Sorby Briggs, Curate

1933-37 J. Brian Sturdy, Curate

1937-38 Basil S. Prockter, Curate

1939-40 Richard Halliwell, Curate

1941-44 Clifford Auckland, Curate

1941-44 Rowland E. Hill, Youth Club Organizer

1944-47 C. Gordon Wilson, Curate

1947-49 Christopher L. Howell Thomas, Curate

1950-53 Rudolph W. D. Murray, Curate

1951-55 Denis A. Payne, Curate

1953-56 Peter H. F. Duncan, Curate

1954-57 Godfrey E. A. Wilson, Curate

1956-60 Gervase H. Babington, Curate

1958-60 Bernard O. Fielding-Clarke, Stephenson Fellow Sheffield University

1959-63 Graham M. Dowell, University Chaplain

1961-62 Leonard Constantine, Curate

1961-63 K. Francis M. Fisher, Curate

1964-69 K. Francis M. Fisher, University Chaplain

1962-64 Harold Rothwell, Priest i/c St. Stephen, St. Ann and St. Philip

1962-65 Paul R. Miller, Curate

1965-68 David Bonser, Curate

1969-74 Trevor M. Page, University Chaplain

1970-74 Trevor Pitt, Curate

1974. .. Geoffrey Walker, Curate

N.B. Curates' duties covered the joint parishes of St. George and St. Stephen from April, 1941, to July, 1964.

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Both my parents grew up in the parish of St. Georges and were married there in 1950.

Between the end of the Second World War and my dad being called up for National Service (so between 1945 and 1947) when my dad was about 16 or 17 he played for St. George's football team.

Here is the 1946 -7 team. Dad is the goalkeeper, - the little guy at the back.

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I don't live in Sheffield now but was christened in St Georges in 1951 and my elder brother went to St Georges school. On a coincidence i was nursing at eastbourne district general hospital in the late 80's and looked after a gentleman called Mr Thraves who was a headmaster at St Georges school

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