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Issue Number: 68   August   1897
Lydney and Aylburton Parish Magazine
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THE LYDNEY & AYLBURTON

Parish Magazine

No.68, New Series Aug, 1897.

Published on or near the First Day of every Month,
AND TO BE HAD OF
THE MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTORS.

H. Osborne, Printer, St. Mary's Square, Gloucester.
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Services at Lydney Parish Church.

HOLY COMMUNION.- 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month at 12; 2nd and 4th Sundays at 8.30. Saints' Days at 11
HOLY BAPTISM, Sundays at 3.30, Wednesdays at 6.30.
CATECHIZING, 2nd and 4th Sundays at 3.
MORNING PRAYER. - Sundays at 11, weekdays at 7.40.
EVENING PRAYER.- Daily at 6.30

CLASSES
MOTHERS' MEETING at Furnace Room, August 9th and 23rd.
BIBLE CLASS at Vicarage, Aug 2nd at 3.
YOUNG MEN'S BIBLE CLASS at Vicarage, Sundays at 2.30.
YOUNG WOMEN'S BIBLE CLASS at Vicarage Sundays at 3.30.
YOUNG MEN'S BIBLE CLASS, at Highfield, alternate Sundays at 3.
G.F.S. at Vicarage, Aug 18th.
PUPIL TEACHERS at Vicarage, Mondays at 5.30.
WORKING PARTY FOR MISSIONS, at Vicarage, Aug 6th.
WORKING PARTY at Vicarage, Aug. 13th.
WORKING PARTY (No 3) at Vicarage, Aug 20th.
YOUNG MEN'S COMMUNICANTS' CLASS, at Vicarage, Friday, by notice.
GIRLS CLASS at Vicarage, alternate Fridays at 5.30.

J.C.E. BESANT, M.A., Vicar
E.L. DANIELS, B.A., Curate
A.J. LUMBERT, Missioner.
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OFFERINGS AND ALMS.
(Upon the first day of the week let everyone of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him.)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £. s. d.
June 27 -- Church Expenses. . . . . . . 0 19. 0
July 04 -- Primrose Hill Mission. . . . 2. 6. 5
July 11 -- Church Expenses. . . . . . . 1. 2. 6
July 18 -- Sick and Needy . . . . . . . 1. 5. 5
July 25 -- Church Expenses. . . . . . . 1. 8. 6

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THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.

(Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the Church.)
In cases of illness it is the Christian duty of friends or neighbours to send word to the Clergy, as the practice was in the early Church, as stated above.
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BAPTISMS

(My baptism, wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of Heaven.)

June 30 -- Percy George, son of J.T. and S. Walker.
June 30 -- Cyril Fred, son of E.R. and M.M. Halford.
July 02 -- Tom Desmond, son of T. and E. Blower.
July 07 -- Thomas, son of W. and M.J. Walker.
July 14 -- George Henry, son of W. and M. Saysum.
July 18 -- Jane Ellen, daughter of W. and J.E. Corney.
July 21 -- Philip Henry, son of H.J. and E.M. Lewis
July 28 -- Reginald, son of T.W. and K. Lewis.

BURIALS


(Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.)

July 05 -- Ernest Victor Palser, aged 5 months.
July 05 -- William Pettiford, aged 16 months.
July 06 -- Percy George Walker, aged 22 days
July 21 -- John Kelly, aged 3 years.
July 24 -- Caroline Jones, aged 74 years.
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CONFIRMATION


1. THE COVENANT

God is a faithful God,
His promises are sure;
When they in Baptism were brought
As infants meek and pure;

On then He set His love,
He heard the earnest prayer;
And grace descended from above
On those assembled there.

If they, as faithful sheep,
Would keep His precepts still,
He promised He would safely keep,
And guard their souls from ill.

Alas, that sin has soiled
So many a fair young heart!
Alas, that Satan has beguiled
So many by his art!

Yet is there hope for all,
However gone astray;
God sends them forth another call
To choose and keep His way.

His promise holdeth sure,-
If they will seek His grace,
They shall through faith and love endure,
And see Him face to face.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-SENEX.
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ARTICLE IV. - THE CHURCH SERVICES.


We are often asked whether persons can remain or be present at the Holy Communion if, from one cause or another -- perhaps for want of preparation -- they are not prepared to receive the Sacrament? Of course they can remain. If they can worship at Morning Prayer without being prepared to receive afterwards, why cannot they at the Lord's Service. which is primarily a Service of worship?
They can fulfil one duty, at any rate, which is to worship God, which is a distinct duty on Sunday, and one to be done at the Lord's Service.
Why was the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ordained?
For the continual remembrance of the Sacrifice of the Death of Christ, and of the benefits which we receive thereby.
When you will note that the Lord's Supper was ordained for two purposes. First, for the continual remembrance of the Sacrifice of the Death of Christ, i.e. for a perpetual memorial before God of that Sacrifice. It is in joining in offering this memorial that the Christian's worship primarily consists. All other Acts of worship whatsoever are founded on this. So that a person can worship at the Lord's Service and remind himself of the benefits of Christ's Death.
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The Sunday School Treat which our kind friend Mr. Bathurst gives us annually, would have been an exceptionally happy one had it not been for the mishaps which we have to deplore, more especially in the sad death by drowning of one of the very youngest children. From the time the children took their places in Church till they marched away after the bun had been received, nothing could, on the whole, have been more orderly. How the little boy came to get near the pool is a mystery. For it is in a part of the garden where the children are never allowed to go, and special pains are always taken to keep the children from wandering about the private grounds, and to confine them to the Park, where no harm is possible, and where they are all under observation.
Some remarks have been made which would attach blame to the teachers. We desire to say emphatically that no blame whatever is to be attached to them. They were then and at the time of the calamity in the Park with the children. But when you have to deal with 500 children, it is impossible to keep one eye on every single child, nor is it reasonable to expect such a thing. All we can say is that, with children, accidents will happen sometimes, and no amount of precaution can guarantee their not happening sometimes. We note that the pond is to be railed off, so that no one can for the future go near it.
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A beautiful painted Window has been placed in the Parish Church, to the glory of God and in affectionate remembrance of G.B. Keeling, by his children. The subject is the Good Samaritan. The faces of the figures are a special feature in the design, being perfect in expression and detail. We are very glad to see this lasting memorial of out dear friend departed. The inscription is as follows: "To the glory of God, in loving memory of George Baker Keeling, J.P., Churchwarden 1857-1875. Died 28th February, 1894. Erected by his children."
We intend in time to erect another Window, in memory of all those who lie in the Churchyard outside the Church, that we may be reminded of them as we bless God for all those departed this life in His faith and fear, and join them with us in that Service in which, by the prayer just quoted, we are taught we should do so.
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CHURCH RESTORATION


In our last issue we gave an account of the Meeting in which it was proposed and carried that the Bells should be re-hung and two new ones added. A Subscription List has been opened, and the following amounts have been promised or paid in at the Bank:-
C. Bathurst, Esq. £7.10s., The Vicar £5, Mr A.W Harrison £5, Mr S.F. Barnard £5, Mr. J.F. Barnard £5, Mrs Willesford £5, Band Contest Committee £5, Sir Charles Dilke £2, Mr. H. Long £1, Mr H.P. Turner £2.2s., Mrs Smith (Worcester) £1.1s., Mr Smale £1.1s.
It was decided at the last Meeting of the Committee for the Jubilee, to give the surplus to the Bell Fund. The amount will appear in our next number.
Subscriptions are invited, and may be paid to any of the Committee, whose names appeared in the last number.
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PRIMROSE HILL

SERVICES
Sundays - Matins at 11
. . . . . Children's Service at 3.
. . . . . Evensong at 6.30
. . . . . . . . . .ARTHUR J. LUMBERT, Missioner
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AYLBURTON

SERVICES AT S. MARY'S CHURCH

Sundays:
Holy Communion at 9 a.m., on the 2nd and 4th SUndays in the month, and at 12 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month. Evening Prayer on Sundays at 6.30; Friday at 7, Children's Service every third Sunday in the month at 2 o'clock. Baptism's on Friday 7p.m., and on the 3rd SUnday in the month at 2 p.m. Afternoon Service and Sermon at the Mission Room, every Sunday at 3.3o p.m. Holy Communion at 8, all Holy Days.
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The Jumble Sale held in the gardens of Kingston House on Thursday, July 22nd, was a great success, far exceeding our expectations. An awning, kindly lent us by Mr Matthews, was erected to keep off the heat, and it was much appreciated, as the sum poured down upon us all the afternoon. The Committee, consisting of Mrs Daniels, Mrs, Pengelly, The Misses Rosser, Nurse King, Miss Garland, Miss Pughsley, Miss Brice, and Mrs. Brice, deserve great praise for the immense amount of trouble they took in the matter. Mrs. Besant, Mrs. Matthews, and Mr. Bryan also kindly lent their assistance. We take this opportunity of thanking all those who kindly contributed to the Refreshment and other Stalls. Expenses being paid, there is a balance of £15 10s. 9d., £5 of which is due for rent and arrears of the Boys Club. What is to be done with the remainder is under consideration as we go to press.
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The Rev. E.L. Daniels is leaving us. We are very sorry to lose him. He is seeking a more bracing climate, where we hope his health will improve, which has not been first-rate while he has been at Aylburton.
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Miss Brice, too, after a long tenure of office, is leaving us. She carries with her out best wishes and appreciation of her many years' good work. She will be succeeded by Mr. Hooper, who comes with most excellent testimonials of his work and capabilities.
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The Proceeds of the Concerts held on March 2nd and 3rd, amounting to £6 6s. 3d., have been spent as follows:-
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £. s. d.
Hymn-Books for Choir Boys,
and Anthems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.15. 9 1/2
Re-covering Choir kneelers. . . . . . . 0.13. 2 1/2
Jubilee hymns and prayers,
and other music . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.13. 2
Handed over to Mission Room Fund. . . . 0. 9.11
Hymn-books for Sunday School,
Jubilee medals &c.. . . . . . . . . . . 1. 5. 9
Set of new Reading-books for
Day School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 7.11
Handed over to Organist's Fund. . . . . 1. 0. 6
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total £6. 6. 3
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The following is the account of the Organist's Fund for the June Quarter, 1897:-

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Expenditure
Miss Pughsley, Salary, June 25th. . . . 5. 0. 0

Income
Mr. Ballinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 5. 0
Mrs. Hewlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 1. 0
Mrs. Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 1. 0
Mrs. Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 1. 0
Dr. Cook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 0. 0
Mr. Lawson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 7. 6
JUly 4th Church Collections . . . . . . 1. 0. 2.1/2
Mrs. Clarke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 1. 0
Mrs. White. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 1. 0
Mr. Rymer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 2. 6
Mrs. Matthews . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 2. 6
Mr. Garland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 2. 6
Miss Brice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 2. 6
Handed over from Concert. . . . . . . . 1. 0. 6
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Total £4. 8. 2.1/2
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