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Rothley Parish Council

Serving the people of Rothley

Clerk: Gail Newcombe
Parish Office, Mountsorrel
Lane, Rothley, Leicester
LE7 7PR

Tel: 0116 237 4544

Choir Stalls, Rothley Parish Church

Two rows of Choir Stalls on either side of the chancel were commissioned by Ethel Fawcitt, mother of Sub Lieutenant Bernard Fawcitt. Bernard Fawcitt died on his ship during the invasion of Sicily. The stalls are of high quality and feature very distinctive carvings at the stall ends. Just under the top rail of the front stall on the north side, the carver has recorded the dedication message against a red ground:

THESE CHOIR STALLS WERE GIVEN BY HIS MOTHER IN PROUD MEMORY OF SUB-LIEUTENANT BERNARD FAWCITT R.N.V.R. KILLED IN ACTION. LICATA. SICILY. 10th JULY 1943

The dedication is under the top of the front rail

South side of choir stalls

DETAILS OF CARVINGS

THE DEDICATION

To read more about Sub-Lieutenant Bernard Fawcitt please click on the following link: