Stevens 1886-12-05


I had collections in church today for the churchwardens’ ??? fund. There was a half sovereign ini the bag this morning and another this afternoon. I think on only two previous occasions have we had gold given at a collection since I have been here. The total amount was £2. 5. 9, which I sent to Frederick Inns by the Clerk.

Drove Harry to Banbury this evening. Took Burdon who brought carriage back. Put up at the Temperance Hotel to be ready for first train to Oxford in the morning for Harry’s Moderations and Divinity Examination. It was a very wet and sloppy drive the roads being in an exceptionally bad state.

I went to the Old Church and heard part of a sermon by Rev W. E. Buckley, Rector of Middleton Cheney.