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     Memorials and Gifts
St. Augustines' Church has a beautiful stained glass east window. It was installed on behalf of Mrs. Rebecca Brookes in memory of her husband, Christopher, who died in 1893. The window has colours of very rich blues, reds and yellow. It depicts the parable of the Prodigal Son, with a text under each window.

The East Window <Photograph>

The Hutton family of Rockwood installed a second stained glass window in 1900. This was installed in memory of Stamford Henry Hutton aged 20 years. The second half of this window is in memory of Georgina Hutton, January 1923 and her son Robert who died in 1920.

Hutton (North) window
The Hutton (North) Window

There are four wall tablets. One in memory of James Johnston who died in December 1846, another in memory of Rev. W. Gratton who was curate of Swanlinbar for 37 years and died in March 1844. One in memory of Captain John Johnston J.P. who died in November 1864, the last in memory of Albert Hutton, Rockwood who died in September 1887.
James Johnston
Wall Tablet in Memory of Captain John Johnston J.P.
James Johnston who died in December 1846
Al;bert Hutton
Rev. W. Gratton
Wall Tablet in Memory of Albert Hutton
Rev. W. Gratton, curate of Swanlinbar for 37 years

Two other tablets came from the Swanlinbar Methodist Church when it was sold in 1997. Those named on the tablets are buried in the Church graveyard, one in memory of Margaret Howe who died in 1915 and her husband Richard who died in 1926. The other is in memory of Martha and Andrew Veitch who died in 1925.
Margaret & Richard Howe
Martha & Andrew Veitch
In memory of Margaret and Richard Howe
In memory of Martha and Andrew Veitch


Over the years many people have given items to the Church in memory of their relatives or friends.

The Lectern was given in memory of Miss Kathleen Hutton of Rockwood who died in 1896. <Photograph>

The organ was presented to the Church by the Hicks family of Moneenbawn, in memory of their son Robert who was killed in an accident in U.S.A. in 1932. <Photograph>

The Communion Table was given by James Kerr, Trivia House, in memory of his brother Corporal Alex Kerr who died in 1918. <Photograph>

The Hymn Board and Book Rest for the Communion Table were given by the Parish in memory of Rev. George Milligan, 1932 - 1939. <Photograph>

The Offertory Plates were given by Mrs. M. K. Storey, Moher, in memory of her daughter, Kathleen Johnston. <Photograph>

The Bible for the Lectern was given by the McVitty family, Derryvaughan, in memory of their parents and brother. <Photograph>

Tarring of the drive way was by the Johnston family, Gubnamadra, in memory of their parents in 1967.

Mrs. Mary Jane Kerr, Trivia House, enabled the Church bell to be electrified, in memory of her husband James Kerr, who died in 1963. She also gave table frontals and pulpit falls in 1980.

Thomas Smith, Clontallaghan, gave the carpet for the aisle, and pulpit, in memory of his parents, brothers and sister in 1974.

A bookcase was given by the Scales family, Furnaceland, in memory of their parents and brother, and a credence table in memory of their sister Margaret Scales. <Photograph ? >

The electric lights in the chancel were given in memory of his parents by William Hassard, Borim.

Electric lights for the choir and organ, in memory of William and Violet Hassard, Borim, by their daughter Mrs. Deirdre Stevenson, Enniskillen, 1995.

The Lights on the avenue were presented by the Wilson family in memory of their parents Jame and May Wilson, 2002.