Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1894, October 6, Saturday 

Showery and dull. Harry left for his parish, St Columb’s, Notting Hill. He went via Hook Norton at 12.17. He drove there, I drove back.

1894, October 7, Sunday

Showery morning, fine afterwards. Harvest Festival and Hospital Sunday. 24 communicants at 8 am, 29 at noon and 4 at Sick Communion on Oct 9. The Afternoon Service for children was only half an hour long and consisted of Hymn Confession, absolution one Psalm Metrical Litany for children, “Duties in Catechism.” A very short address, not 5 minutes. Carol and Benediction. Mr Mozley preached in evening. Mrs Mozley came with him and took supper with us afterwards. There was a very large congregation. The collections during the day amounted to £6.1.8 and 2/- was added at the Sick Communion (Miss Sabin) on Tuesday October 9th. Mr Lamb (R H) and other Quakers send corn, etc. Mr Joseph Pettipher and his wife were at morning prayers and stayed to Holy Communion which they had not done for several years before. Jesse Bishop and Dixon were at church this evening. Visited Ainge.

1894, October 8, Monday 

I lay in bed nearly all day and got my back rubbed with liniment. School Reopened by Mr and Mrs Langley who returned to Sibford last night. Rosa took Clothing club money. School reopened.

1894, October 10, Wednesday

Rain all day. Mr Cluff called this afternoon to make arrangements for the marriage of his daughter, a schoolmistress, with Mr Thomas, a farmer of Brailes.

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