Fund raiser to tackle church debt

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Wednesday 4 October 1905


The Mayoress of Wakefield (Mrs Childe) yesterday opened a three days bazaar in Unity Hall, Wakefield, with the object raising £500 in aid of the funds of St Anne’s Church, Wrenthorpe. The hall has been transformed into an effective representation an old Normandy Fair. It was stated by the Vicar Wrenthorpe (the Rev P S Brown) that the parish has a population of only 2,500, composed almost entirely of poor people. £325 was needed to liquidate the debt on the organ chamber and organ, £150 to complete the renovation scheme, and £25 to place the finances of the church on sound basis.