All Saints Church


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Reference WMO253309

Address:

Atherstone Road

Grendon, West Midlands

CV9 3DP

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Font or Font Cover
Materials:
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: GRENDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BAPTISMAL FONT The above was carved from a single block of white Portland stone by H C Mitchell who also designed it and is 3’ 3” high. The unveiling and dedication of the memorial font took place on 17th November 1920 in a crowded church and was undertaken by a prominent United Methodist, Mrs Lancashire. After removal of the Union Jack floral tributes were placed around the font by relatives and friends of the fallen. The service which followed was conducted by the United Methodist Circuit Minister, Rev J H Phillipson and the Wesleyan Minister from Atherstone, Rev M H Lea. At the conclusion, Bugler Sergeant Kneebone of Dordon sounded the “Last Post” following which the congregation silently filed past the memorial. The above was extracted from the Tamworth Herald of 20th November 1920 Grendon Methodist Church closed its doors in October 2016 and the Tamworth & Lichfield Methodist Circuit Meeting is now responsible for the premises until completion of a sale.
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Round the bevelled edges of the octagonal bowl is the gilt lettering of the text “Suffer little children to come unto Me.” On the panels, again in gilt lettering, is the dedicatory inscription “To the glory of God. In loving and grateful memory of the young men from this church who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1919. "They died that we might live.”

E. Harry Knight, Sidney Hargrave, Harry Juggins, Frank Henney.

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