Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1886, April 11, Sunday 

Attended Sunday School this morning and Choir practice this evening. A heavy thunderstorm took place between 1 and 2.

1886, April 12, Monday

I have employed Mark Barnes to do the whitewashing required at the Heath Farm. Today he asked me to advance him 4/- to purchase a brush which I did.

1886, April 13, Tuesday 

Attended meeting of Banbury Clergy Club at Rev P.R. Egerton’s, S. Mary’s School, Bloxham. I called for Rev Mr Smith Rector of Tadmarton, and drove him there and back.

We read Enod XL ad fin and discussed “Age of Candidates for Confirmation”.

“Enod” may be a reference to The Book of Enoch.

1886, April 14, Wednesday

Visited George Payne whose eyesight appears to be failing him.

Taught in School.

Drove Bell to Brailes. Called on Mr Smith who has been very ill, but is now somewhat better. He said I was the first of his neighbours whom he had been strong enough to see.

Divine Service at 7 pm. About 50 present.

Visited Dr Routh and asked him to withdraw his resignation of Trusteeship. Told him that his name could only be removed by Charity Commissioners after certain formalities.

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