Click to download "History of St Matthew's Church Rastrick"
compiled by J. Richard Kay and last updated November 2017. Note : this is a large file 12.6MB; it make take some time to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection
Appendices to "A History of St Matthew's, Rastrick" :
Appendix H is included in the main document
Appendix I The Centenary of the Crowtrees Methodist Church is recorded in a booklet written by the Minister Revd. Gordon Jenkins in 1959.
Appendices J, K, L and M are included in the main document .
Appendix N The Official Handbook of the 1895 Bazaar is available for inspection in St Matthew's Church
Appendices O, P and Q are included in the main document
Appendix R Letter from Ecclesiastical Commission to Revd R G Irving
Appendix S Crowtrees United Methodist Church Diamond Jubilee
Appendices T and U are included in the main document
There is an interesting Luddite story from 1812 concerning a young man named Rayner who lived near to St Matthew's Church see Ghosts and Legends of the Lower Calder Valley