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Benton Congregational Church

Benton Congregational Church







Benton Congregational Church
Title
Benton Congregational Church
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
A312 + E076 & C477
Comment
1, 3 & 4: The site for this church was part of the grounds of Benton Park, it was given by Robert Milligan whose family lived there, he himself lived at Acacia House.
The building was paid for by Henry Forbes who was Milligan's business partner.
It opened in 1846 and was enlarged in 1868.
Mrs Milligan was driven to services in a wheelchair pulled by a donkey then bodily carried to her seat.
In 1972 the Congregational, Baptist and Methodist Churches of Rawdon combined to become the present Trinity Church.
The manse was demolished and replaced by the existing church hall which cost £37,000 to build and was opened in 1975 by the Lord Mayor of Leeds.
Trinity Church is situated at the junction of Green Lane and New Road Side (A65)
 
 
2: An interior view of the church decorated with flowers for a wedding.
Donor of this image Val Ryan (Nee Hoare) and her family attended the church regularly, she recalls "Our pew" is just out of shot to the right beneath the Roll of Honour. I have spent many hours sitting still there, daydreaming and eating sweets quietly and trying to remember all the names on the Roll of Honour by heart"

 

 

 

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