Stevens 1877-11-11

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Very stormy this morning wind and rain. The news of its coming was telegraphed from America and appeared in London papers on Friday last.

Taught in boys’ Sunday School this morning and visited the girls’.

Mr Hitchcox and Mr Woolgrove, churchwardens, came into the vestry and I asked them to come on Tuesday evening to audit the church accounts up to Easter last.

Very stormy in afternoon extremely few persons at church. The 2nd boy Spicer and the youngest son of Widow Lines of Sibford Ferris who almost never come to church were there this afternoon misconducting themselves, so that I had to reprove them before the congregation.

I did not catechize the children this afternoon as there were so few.

Recommended that there should be no choir practice.