First built in 1847, the church of St Mary’s the Virgin, Riddlesden, was consecrated in 1851.
The pulpit was erected in 1945. The cost of £60 was borne by Mr Myers as a memorial to his wife.
The lectern was installed to commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War I.
The carved cover over the font commemorates William and Sarah Broster.
The Ewer commemorates the fallen soldiers of World War I.
The altar rails were erected as a memorial to Mr James Crabtree, Church Warden, who died 1937.
The inscription reads:
ECCL BEATAE VIRGINIS MARIAE DE RIDDLESDEN JUXTA BINGLEY
J.B.S. CHEADLE M.A. VIC. DE BINGLEY. GUL FAWCETT BA PASTE DE MORTON
ANNO SALUTIS MDCCCXLVII
ORATE AUDITE VOS VERBUM DOMINI
The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Riddlesden near Bingley.
J.B.S. Cheadle M.A. Vicar of Bingley. Wm Fawcwtt B.A. Pastor of Morton.
In the year of salvation 1847
Pray (and) hear ye the word of the Lord.
The paten and chalice are inscribed “An offering to God for use in the Church of St. Mary Riddlesden, near Bingley, in the year of our Lord 1848”
A wafer box was donated in memory of Miss F. Rowlatt 1921.
A chalice was donated as a thank offering from Mr. and Mrs. P.W.B. Beadman.
Prior to 1913, the organ stood with its back to the North East wall at the entry to the chancel and was a one-manual instrument with pedals, having seven stops and a coupler.
In 1913, the present organ, built by Laycock and Bannister, was installed. In 2013, it had a complete overhaul and refurbishment to celebrate its centenary.
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