Saturday, 9 May 2015

Garstang, St Thomas-new photos

St Thomas
Garstang
Lancashire

I recently realised that I had some more more photos of St Thomas in Garstang , a church that has a huge connection with my family, the Boys-Stones, that I'd neglected to include on this web site. My Great Great Grandfather George Boys-Stones was the first vicar of St Thomas from 1878 until his death in 1914.

Above. The Rev. George Boys-Stones, my Great Great Grandfather.

Previous visits were more concerned with the family link to the church, but I managed to photograph the interior of the church a while back, a place where George would have ministered probably daily, for almost 36 years.

Above. Looking down the Nave into the Chancel. 

Above. The West window above the altar in the Chancel. 

Above. Looking into the Nave with the only surviving 19th century gallery. 

Above. The organ in the Chance. 

The organ, shown above, was dedicated by my Great Great Great Grandmother Martha Stones (Boys-Stones) in 1895, only a few years before she passed away in 1897. She lived at Catterall Cottage in Catterall, and shared the dedication with Albert Simpson of Elmhurst.

Above. The pulpit from which my Great Great Grandfather would have ministered from. 

Above. Another view of the pulpit. 

Above. Looking into the Chancel towards the West window.

Above. View of the church from the church yard. 

Above. View of the church from the older part of the church yard. 

Above. The South side of the church.

I also realised that I had a couple of photos of the Boys-Stones family plot that I've not posted here before.

Above. The Boys-Stones family plot at St Thomas. 

Above. The Boys-Stones family plot at St Thomas.


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