Film ID:
YFA 5848

THE CONSECRATION OF ST PAUL'S CHURCH, BARNSLEY

1938

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Description

This is a film of the consecration of St. Paul’s Church in Old Town, Barnsley.

(B&W) Filmed from a distance, some cars arrive at the church along with members of the congregation.  An older man, standing at his fence, looks on from across the road.  Now filmed from much closer, the vicar, church officials, and the Lord Mayor arrive at the church.  

(Col.)  A procession, led by choirboys singing, comes along the nearby streets.  The procession makes its way along the street to the church.  They stop at the church entrance and make their way inside along with the bishop and a large congregation.

(B&W)  Again filmed from a distance, the congregation is gathered outside the church after the ceremony.  The film ends with a brief shot of a smaller church.