Stevens 1895-03-07

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Morning sunshine, rain, snow and sleet by turns. A very bright afternoon. Miss Sarah Harris and Adeline Lamb called for subscription to British & Foreign Bible Society, I told her I preferred in future to give what I could afford through the church collection. I also wrote to Rev W Fisher, 88 Charlotte Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, in answer to his request to have a Bible Society meeting here on Saturday evening April 6 and a sermon in church on the following morning, that Saturday evening meetings are impossible in a scattered parish like this and that April 7 being a Communion Sunday would be unsuitable for a Bible Society’s sermon. I suggested that he should postpone his visit to Sibford till he could come on a Sunday afternoon not (preferably) the first Sunday in the month. I told him also that we were in a very depressed condition here, from various causes.

I walked round “the Elm” and Sibford Ferris this afternoon. It was exceedingly pleasant overhead but very very muddy, and in front of the Vicarage the road is quite like a quagmire.