Saint Agatha's is fortunate to have a complete Omar Ramsden commununion set. Ramsden was well known in the Arts & Craft movement and thereafter, though some allege he was a silversmith in name only and left the artistic work to his assistants, He was born in Sheffield in 1873. He spent some years in America before being apprenticed to a firm of silversmiths back in Sheffield. In 1890 he attended evening classes at the Sheffield School of Art where he met Alwyn Carr and then both had summer classes at the Royal College of Art. They set up a studio together in Chelsea in 1898 and shortly after moved the workshop to Fulham. Ramsden had the public relations flair while Carr provided the financial backing. The partnership was dissolved in 1919. 

The silverware is not kept in church and is used only on great occasions such as St Agatha's Day.

Ramsden images

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