St John the Baptist
Monuments and Memorials
There are two commemorative plaques both in memory of John
Henry Browne the vicar who had the church built in 1850.
He died in 1891 and his parishioners installed a marble
plaque. It has the following inscription:
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
THE REVD. JOHN HENRY BROWNE B.A.
FOR 50 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH, AND
THROUGH WHOSE UNTIRING EXERTIONS THIS
CHURCH WAS BUILT, DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 11TH 1891, AGED 74 YEARS.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING
PARISHIONERS OF GUNTHORPE.
“BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD.
EVEN SO SAITH THE SPIRIT, FOR THEY REST FROM
THEIR LABOURS, AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM.”
The other monument, a brass plate, was dedicated to the Rev J H Browne
by his curate the Rev Mr Michaelson. This one has the words:
|In loving memory of my honoured fellow worker and friend
There is a photograph of John Brown in the church.