The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick


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 A      Appendix B      Appendix B        Appendix C     Appendix D    Appendix E    Appendix F      Appendix G

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