The prominence of the Mission Room manifests itself from all the newspaper features dated back to 1904. Below are some of the excerpts from Newspaper archives that hint at its foundation and prominence.
FOUNDATION OF THE MISSION ROOM, BROOMSPRING LANE
The Sheffield Society of the New Church have secured a Mission Room in Broomspring Lane where last night the Rev. Peter Ramage lectured on “Heaven and Hell: where are they; what are they?” There was a very fair attendance.
In the case of Smart v. Edgar Allen and Co., at the Leeds Assizes, on Saturday, the jury, after an absence of an hour and 50 minutes, gave a verdict for £100, holding that plaintiff was entitled to three months’ notice. Mr. Scott Fox pointed out that this was exactly the amount defendants paid into court, and the plaintiff would not take it, so it was practically a verdict for the defendants.—His Lordship gave judgement accordingly.
~ SHEFFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1904
LADY ORGANIST’S RETIREMENT
Miss Ada Bottom, whose services as honorary organist during the last three years were recognised at St. Mark’s Mission Hall, Broomspring Lane on Monday night by the presentation of a dressing-ense along with four volumes of Schiller’s works, the latter being given by a lady member of the congregation. Miss Bottom has retired from hot post on account of increasing duties.
~ YORKSHIRE TELEGRAPH AND STAR, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, 1908
FUNDING SUPPORT FOR BAND OF HOPE
A pleasant entertainment was given last night in St. Mark’s Mission Hall, Broomspring Lane, to a full audience by the children of Mr. John Norton and some of their friends, in aid of the funds of the Band of Hope.
~ YORKSHIRE TELEGRAPH AND STAR, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 15, 1908
“MARY” CORONATION GIFT. ORGANISED EFFORT BY SHEFFIELD LADIES.
Mrs. Noel Burbulge and Mrs. J. E. Wing have arranged for four attendances at St. Mark’s Mission Room, Broomspring Lane. Yesterday Mrs. Wing was at the Mission Room from 3.30 to 5.30, and on the 8 th, 15 th, and 23rd inst., at the same time donations may be taken there by those wishing to take part in the gift.
~ SHEFFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1911