Stevens 1877-05-19

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Went to Cropredy accompanied by Rev T Smith of Brailes to the opening of the church after restoration. Consulted the Bishop as to the baptism of Elizabeth Gibbs. He told me I might baptize her without asking for any promise on her part to attend church if she got well, that there was no need of witnesses, and that in the absence of an “office” for adult private baptism in the Prayer Book I might select such prayers from the office for public baptism of adults as might seem most suitable.

Gave Marion Harris a plain dress on her first going into service.