Church Committee in Hope decided a Church should be built in
Bradwell. The site
was bought from Col. Charles Leslie, owner of Hassop Hall for £76.
A contract was drawn up with Ash and Clayton of Sheffield, to
build the Church for £1,252. 15s.
. Esq. M.P. laid the Foundation Stone.
The Church was consecrated.
The seating comprised 120 rush-bottom chairs costing £10.10s.
Rev. R. B. Somerset, Dean of Trinity College,
, who was born in Bradwell in 1834, gave the Chancel Screens,
Pulpit, Communion Rail and Sedalia.
The Vicarage was built on land given by Samuel Fox, a resident
of Bradwell and Founder of the Steel Works.
Tower was added, built by Hedley Hill of Tideswell who carved
the gargoyles; the cost was £77. 00.
The Clock Tower was bought with money, (£150-£200),
left by Old Benny, a Hawker who had lived in a hut
on Bradwell Hills.
Pews made in the workshop of Miss Alison
Darneley’s Grandfather replaced the chairs.
Mrs. Fanny Jeffrey gave the Altar and Reredos.
Mrs. Jeffrey also donated a Peal of Bells and Chimes for the
Clock in memory of her uncle, Samuel Fox.
In order to operate the Bells, electricity was needed and
this was installed in November 1938, at a charge of 1/2d per
The bells were rung for the first time on Christmas Day
1991 It was agreed to add a meeting room, Kitchen,
Cloakroom and Gallery in the
of the Church. The
total cost was £29,886.00: £10,082.00 of this came from
start of a fund raising project to raise over £160,000 to
replace the Church Roof.