Holy Rood Roman Catholic Church WW2 Memorial

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Reference WMO261973

Address:

Holy Rood Church

George Street

Barnsley

S70 1AX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other church fitting
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Alabaster
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: UTTOXTER ALABASTER SHRINE OF THE ENGLISH MARYRS. DEDICATORY STONE ON THE SHRINE. THREE IMAGES WITH FIGURES IN ON THE PANELS ON THE SHRINE CENTRE PANEL HAS AN IMAGE OF CHRIST THE CONSOLER. AT HIS FEET ARE FIGURES OF THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE. ON THE RIGHT IS A PICTURE OF ST JOHN FISHER BEFORE HIS JUDGES AND ON THE LEFT IS ST THOMAS MORE TAKING LEAVE OF HIS DAUGHTER, MARGARET ROPER, IN THE TOWER OF LONDON. Ceremony: Dedicated: Date: 05th October 1945 Attended by: RC Bishop of Leeds © WMR-28026
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ TO THE HONOUR OF OUR MARTYRS/ THE SHRINE WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF HOLY ROOD/ AS A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE TO/ THE MEN OF THE CONGREGATION/ WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN DEFENCE OF/ THE LIBERTY OF THE CHURCH/ AND/ THE FREEDOM OF THE EARTH/ 1939 - 1945/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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