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 Church of the Saviour Sunday School | St. Chad's Mission | St. John's Church | St. Luke's Church 
St. Cuthberts: War Memorial | St. James' Darwen: War Memorial
St. Mary's, Grimehills: War Memorial | St. Peter's: War Memorial | St. Mark's Church, Witton 
St. James' Church, Shear Brow | St. Michael's Church | St. Philips' Church | St. Silas' Church 
St. Gabriel's Church | St. Stephen's Church, Little Harwood | St. Thomas' Church 
 St Francis Parish Church Feniscliffe | St. James' Church, Lower Darwen | St. James' School, Guide
Feniscowles War Memorial, Immanuel Church 

   

 


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 A view of the east window in St. Barnabas C.E. Church on Watery Lane in Darwen
which is a memorial to those lost during World War Two.


 View of a plaque on the north wall of St. Barnabas C.E. Church on Watery Lane in Darwen 
as a memorial to Sapper William James Bland, Private Frederick Charles Payne and Private 
Richard Keegan who were killed during the Boer War.
  
 
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View of a plaque on the south wall of St. Barnabas C.E. Church on Watery Lane in Darwen 
which is a memorial to those lost during World War One and Two.

 
A view of a plaque on the choir pews at St. Barnabas C.E. Church on Watery Lane in Darwen 
which is a memorial to Private Richard Keegan who was killed during the Boer War.


 
 

​​Blackburn Cathedral

 
 
At the west end of the nave there is a memorial (erected in 1921) to those who fell during the first world war.  The memorial contains 72 names.
 
 

All Saints Church​​​

 There is a marble tablet and two crosses which are a memorial to those who fell during the World Wars. There are 204 names on the memorial.
There is a carved oak roll which was erected in 1919 that honours those who died during the First World War.  The memorial contains 184 names.
 

Holy Trinity Churc​​h

 
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There is a First World War memorial at Holy Trinity Church at Mount Pleasant in Blackburn.  It is a marble pulpit which is inscribed  '1914 for England's Liberty 1918'.  'This marble pulpit was erected in honour of christ crucified and in glorious remembrance of members of this church and parish who in the Great War for freedom laid down their lives for us "Death is swallowed up in Victory"'.  St. George's Chapel in the North Transept formerly had a memorial table to 26 parishioners who died in World War II.  This was dedicated on the 19th May 1954 by Ven. C. H. Lambert, then Archdeacon of Blackburn.  The table was lost when the church became redundant and no memorial is visible today.  I have no record of the names commemorated.  Our thanks to Allen Welch, Verger, for access and information.
 
 
There was a war memorial to honour those who died during the Second World War which was erected in 1951.
 

St. Chad's Mission


 
  
There is a First World Memorial for St. Chad's at St. Gabriel's Church, Brownhill Drive, Blackburn.  It is inscribed 'To the glory of God and in memory of the men of St. Chad's, who gave their lives in the Great War, Blackburn, 1919'.  There are 12 names on the memorial.  It was moved to St. Gabriel's when St. Chad's closed.
 
 

St. John's Church

 
  
St. John's Church has a window (put in in 1921) which serves as a memorial to those who fell during World War One.  It contains 31 names.
 

St. Luke's Church​​

 
 
There is a World War One memorial at St. Luke's School which contains 50 names.
 

St. Cuthberts: War Memorial​​

 
 View of a World War One memorial at St. Cuthbert's Church on Earnsdale Road in Darwen.
 
 View of a World War One memori​al plaque at St. Cuthbert's Church on Earnsdale Road in Darwen​.
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 View of the Roll of Honour for World War One at St. Cuthbert's Church on Earnsdale Road in Darwen.
 
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View of the credence table at St. Cuthbert's Church on Earnsdale Road, Darwen.
 
View of the window at St. Cuthbert's Church on ​Earnsdale Road, Darwen
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View of a World War One memorial at St. Cuthbert's Church on Earnsdale Road in Darwen.
 

St. James' Darwen: War Memorial

 
  View of a World War One memorial plaque at St. James' Church in Darwen.
 
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View of a World War Two memorial plaque at St. James' Church in Darwen.
 

​​St. Mary's, Grimehills: War Memorial


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View of the Roll of Honour plaques for World War One and Two at St. Mary's Church at Grimehills, Darw
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A view of the Altar at St. Mary's Church, Grimehills, Darwen.
 
 

St. Peter's: War Memorial

 
 View of a World War One memor​ial plaque at St. Peter's Church in Darwen.
View of a World War One memorial plaque at St. Peter's Church in Darwen.
 
View of a World War Two memorial plaque at St. Peter's Church in Darwen.
 
View of the Roll of Honour for World War Two at St. Peter's Church in Darwen. 
 
The names on the Roll are: Stanley Briggs, Stanley Holding, Alan Marshall, Alan Townley, John Bamber, Kenneth Campbell, Ernest Harwood and George Howarth.
 
 
 
 
A World War One memorial screen at St. Mark's Church, Witton.  It is a carved wooden (oak) screen with fifty named photographs of the fallen.  The screen is in its original position behind the altar.  The photographs have been moved to the south wall.

There is a memoria​l window and tablet which were installed in 1921 to honour those who died in the Great War 1914-1918.

St. Michael's Church

 
 
  A World War One Memorial from St. ​Michael's Church (now at Blackburn Cathedral).
 



St. Philips' Church


 
There is a panelled oak wall (now at St. Luke's Church) that serves as a memorial to those who fell during the First and Second World Wars.  The wall contains 113 names.
 
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There are First and Second World War memorials at St. Silas' Parish Church on Preston New Road, Blackburn.  One is in the church grounds and two on the walls inside the church.  The memorial from the First World War is in the main church (there is a V.C. on this memorial, and one lady of the parish) and a memorial for the Second World War is in the memorial chapel.  There is also a screen at the back of the church in memory of a man killed during the war and other tablets on the wall in memory of people who were killed or died from injuries sustained in the wars.  In the chori vestry there is a list of names of people from the parish (and members of the choir) who were in the world wars, not only those killed, but those who were injured and those who returned.  This list is mounted like a picture behind glass.
  
There is a Second World War Memorial at St. Gabriel's Church on Brownhill Drive, Blackburn.  It is inscribed 'St. Gabriel's Parish Church, Bownhill.  Roll of Honour 1939-1945.  For your tommorrow we gave our today'.  There are nine names on the memorial then a further inscription 'I am the resurrection and the life saith the Lord'.  There is also a memorial to those who fell in World War One in the form of a simple silver chalice, the top part is larger than the base joined by a narrow waist, the lettering appears on the front of the base.  It is inscribed 'To the glory of God given by St. Gabriel's Mens Class, Blackburn.  In Memory of those members who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918'.
  
 

St. Stephen's Church, Little Harwood

 
  
There is a First World memorial at St. Stephen's C. E. Church on St. Stephen's Road, Blackburn in the form of a church organ.  There is a brass plaque which is inscribed 'This organ was erected to the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men from this parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918'.  There are 55 names on the memorial and then another inscription which reads 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  St. John XV13. 1924'.  Thirty-nine names on this plaque are repeated on the Little Harwood Memorial.  There is also a Second War Memorial in the form of a brass plaque which reads 'To commemorate the men from this parish who died in the Second World War 1939-1945', there are 13 names on this memorial.
 
 
 A war memorial from St. Thomas' Church (now kept at St. Jude's, Accrington-road).
 
 

St Francis Parish Church Feniscliffe

 
A Memorial to the Honoured Dead of Two World Wars
 
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Alan Barry, a member of the congregation of St Francis Church in Feniscliffe, with the help of his son Alan Howard Barry has produced a new book: 'A Memorial to the Honoured Dead of Two World Wars.'  The church lost almost 100 men in the two  wars.  The authors have compiled information and found photos of many of them.
The book costs £10 and is available from Blackburn Library.  All proceeds will go to the church funds.
 
 

St. James' Church, Lower Darwen 

 
  
A memorial for the First and Second World Wars at St. James' Church at Lower Darwen at the entrance to the graveyard.  There is a tablet in the Organ Gallery erected by the Choir to the members who gave  their lives in the Great War 1914-1919.  In the large room a very beautiful War Memorial Tablet has been erected to the men of the school who served and to the memory of the men who died in the Great War.  The Roll of Glory contains 25 names, and the Roll of Honour around 100.  At Blackamoor School there is a roll of honour for the old boys of St. James' Day School, erected by the Men's Bible Class to the memory of its late teacher, Mr. A. P. Tomlinson, Headmaster for 34 years.  It contains 144 names, 21 who gave their lives and 123 who served in the Great War 1914-1918.  The massive carved oak frame surrounds an almost full size photograph of their teacher and is inscribed with the words, 'This happy breed of men", in the men's class room, now used as a Primary Sunday School, there is a large massive framed picture with the photographs of 34 of the men with their names and regiments of St. James' School, Lower Darwen and on a central inscribed scroll the words: 'These passed along the path of Duty and Self-Sacrifice that we might live in Freedom'.  In the churchyard is a statue of an infantryman (possibly bronze) bearing reverse arms with head bowed on a stone obelisk.
 
 
This is a marble war memorial which bears the Roll of Glory for 130 men who fell in both world wars.  It was relocated from Spring Farm since the 1970s after St. James's School at Guide, where the larger of the two had been in place since the 1920s became a factory.  It was moved during the construction of the M65 motorway.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Feniscowles War Memorial, Immanuel Church

 
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