Frenchay Parish Magazine. January 1917. world wide; at the present time it maintains 788 ordained Missionaries, who are teaching the Faith in 54 different languages and dialects. Baptisms. "The promise is unto you and to your children." Additional Curates Society makes grants towards the wage of 1,200 December 2. Gilbert Walter Robert, son of Gilbert and Emily Powell, Curates in poor parishes, irrespective of Party considerations, and in Frenchay. Born 7th October, 1916. accordance with the actual need of the Parish as regards population and December 10. Horace Victor John, son of William John and Mary Jane income. Collins, of Bredon, near Tewkesbury. Born 1st November 1916. Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. At home and abroad it cares for Religious Education, educates Teachers, gives grants to Elementary Burials. "I am the Resurrection and' the Life." Schools, provides Chaplains for Emigrants, assists in Endowment of Mission December 23. Henry Albert Tiley, of Frenchay. Died 16th December, 1916, Churches abroad, and supports Medical Missions. Has spent £2,500 in aged 30. providing Bibles and devotional literature for our Soldiers and Sailors in the December 30. William Henry Phillips Jenkins, of Frenchay Park. Died present war. December 26th, 1916, aged 74. Church of England Temperance Society exists to promote true temperance. It has 130 Police Court Missioners, meets and assists men and A great loss has been sustained in the death of Mr. W. H. P. Jenkins, which women on their discharge from Prison. Maintains Homes for inebriate men took place at Frenchay Park, after a very short illness, on December 26th. and women. Mr. Jenkins was well known throughout the country as a keen Queen Victoria Clergy Fund has for its object the provision of a living sportsman. He took great interest in all forms of athletics, and his loss will be wage for the poorer beneficed Clergy, of whom there are 652 with a wage of much felt by the Frenchay Cricket Club, of which he was President and a less than £2, 1,055 with less than £3, and 2,420 with less than £4 per week. liberal supporter. He will long be remembered in the parish as a kind and Universities Mission to Central Africa has its work amongst heathens, genial neighbour, and as a generous friend to all in need. Mohammedans, and freed slaves. Large portions of the Dioceses of Mombasa, Zanzibar, and Nyasaland are in German East Africa. Missionary Workers, March of Witness. English ladies, have been set, by the Germans, the most degrading and Frenchay, in common with most country parishes, was unable to take part in humiliating tasks, in order to destroy our prestige. Native Christians have been the solemn March of Witness which took place in Bristol on November 25th, tortured, flogged, and murdered. Funds are sadly needed to rebuild and restore in connection with the National Mission of Repentance and Hope. the work. It was therefore decided that processions from the parishes of Homes of St. Barnabas provides permanent homes for aged and Frenchay, Winter-bourne, and Winterbourne Down, should meet on incapacitated Clergy and their wives. Whiteshill Common on Advent Sunday, December 3rd. The weather was The Clergy Orphan Corporation Clothes and Educates 250 Orphan fortunately favourable, and at 3 p.m. our Procession was formed at the Church children of the Clergy. Gates. Headed by two Buglers, the Processional Cross and Banners, the Choir and Clergy, it wound its way along the Common, making occasional halts for The Church Collections on Christmas Day amounted to £6 l0s, and were the recital of a Collect. At Hambrook there was a considerable accession to allocated, £3 l0s to the Russian Embassy Fund, and £3 to the Doeberitz the numbers, and at the foot of the hill another halt was made for the recital of Russian Prisoners Bread Fund. the Apostles' Creed. On Whiteshill Common the three Processions were Grateful thanks have been received from both agencies. The treasurer drawn up in a hollow square, and a short and impressive service, consisting of of the latter Fund writes: "It is very generous of you to allot so much to these prayer, hymns, aud an address, was held, in which many from the Whites-hill poor prisoners. You will be interested to hear that we are now sending out 30o Chapel, and not a few soldiers, joined. After the Blessing each Procession 4lb. loaves weekly, and hope to increase the amount as funds come in. The reformed and slowly marching away presented a sight which will long remain bread arrives in good condition and is most gratefully acknowledged by the in our memories. Russian Doctor who distributes it. It is given out first to the sick men, of It is sometimes suggested that the Church of England is too Parochial. whom there are a great many; the privations the prisoners undergo make them May this act of united worship lead to the breaking down of many prejudices easy victims to tuberculosis and other diseases. The English Sailor who wrote and jealousies, which, in the past, have been a hindrance to our work in God's the original post-card (see notice in Church Porch) wrote to me for Christmas service. and said 'I go every day to visit the Russians in the sick room, and it does my heart good to see the loaves stacked ready for issue.' " SUBSCRIBERS DURING 1916. Rev. C. T. Burges, W. Bisdee, Esq., Miss Brockwell, Mrs. Clifford, Miss The editorship of the Parish Magazine has now, at the request of the Rector, E. Clifford, Mr. and Mrs. F. Curry, Miss Crouch, Miss Clark, Dr. and been undertaken by Mr. H. W. Ward and Mr. C. H. B. Elliott. It is Mrs. Elliott, Misses Elliott, Miss Fox, Mrs. Flux, Miss Flux, Miss M. Flux, requested that the Superintendents of the various parish Societies, the Mr. A. Ford, Mrs. A. Ford, Mrs. Gibbs, Miss Guise, Miss M. Guise, Miss organizers of Parochial meetings, and others, who may have items to G. Guise, Miss E. F. Guise, Miss Good, Miss E. A. Good, Miss E. L. Good, contribute (news from Frenchay men at the Front are specially acceptable) Mrs. Huggins, Miss Hammond, Miss K. Hodgson, Mrs. F. Higgins, Miss will place their contributions in the box kept in the Church Porch for the Jenkins, W. H. P. Jenkins (deceased), Mrs. King, Miss Luff, Mrs. Packer, purpose before the 15th of each month. Misses Pearse (4), Miss Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, Mrs. G. Powell, Miss Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Selkirk, Miss Stevens, Misses Sandy (4), A. Tanner, Esq., Mrs. Tanner, Miss Tanner, Mrs. Tuckett, Rev. and Mrs. Randall Vickers. Mr. Wadlow, H. W. Ward, Esq., Miss Ward, Mr. Wetmore. It may interest subscribers to be reminded of the nature of the work undertaken by the various Societies to which we subscribe through the F. W. O. Fund. The Diocesan Board of Finance is the central body which collects and distributes Funds for the Church work of the Diocese as distinguished from the Parish. It adds to the wage of Clergy who are being sweated, and assists aged Clergy, widows, and orphans. It helps to build Churches and Parish Halls in poor and populous districts. It assists in the Education of the child. It provides the machinery for the organisation of the Church work in the Diocese. The Church Army trains and supports men and women as Evangelists, Mission Sisters, Van Captains, Slum workers. Deals with all who have "gone under," wholly irrespective of Creed. Over 400,000 cases dealt with annually, of whom more than half get a fresh start in life. The Society for promoting the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Founded in 1701, it is the Church's representative for missionary purposes. Its work is Frenchay Parish Magazine. Febuary 1917. Our latest war news is Arthur Rogers and Parker Skidmore have gone to the Front; Roland Ashman has been slightly wounded by shrapnel; Baptism. "The promise is unto you and to your Children." Reginald Land has been awarded the Military Medal, on which we heartily January 6. Sylvia, daughter of William Sackville and Mary Mayell, of congratulate him and Mrs. Land. We were much relieved to learn that the Frenchay, born 23rd November 1916. report of Pryce Carpenter's having been seriously wounded proved to be incorrect. Burials. "I am the Resurrection and the life." January 6. Mary Stiddard, of Hambrook, died 1st January, aged 73. Frenchay Sunday School. January 11. Leonard Peckett, of Clifton, died January 7th, aged 47. Much to the regret of all concerned Miss Good has found herself compelled to give up her class in the Sunday School, in which she has been a A Present from Home. teacher for the past forty years. On January 15th a small meeting was held at Thanks to the generosity of friends, whose names are too many to be Cliff Court, when the Rector, on behalf of himself and those who have enumerated, Mrs. Burges was able to arrange for a Christmas present to lie recently been associated with Miss Good as teachers in the school, pre sented again sent to all Frenchay men serviug abroad. A parcel containing a 21b. her with a small writing-desk. He spoke in high terms of the unselfish and Christmas Cake, cigarettes, a pair of woollen socks, a cake of soap, and a devoted manner in which Miss Good had worked in the interests of the special Christmas Card, was sent to every non-commissined officer and man Sunday School for so long a period, and of the excellent work which she has from this parish then on active service, and to two wounded still in hospital at always done and is still doing in Connection with the various religious ands home; forty-seven in all. One more parcel has yet to be sent so soon as the social agencies in the parish. whereabouts of the intended recipient can be learnt. Only two failed to find the target at the first shot, and were returned to be re-addressed. These Sunday School Treat. necessary alterations having been promptly made, they were sent off again, The usual Sunday School treat took place at the Village Hall, the and long ago found their billets at Salonika and at sea. The subscriptions, Frenchay Children having a tea, followed by games, on the 3rd January, and which included a liberal donation of £3 from the Frenchay and Hambrook the Downend Homes' boys on the 13th. Many willing helpers were present, Volunteers, totalled £10 12s, and, with the value of gifts in kind, amongst and the children evidently enjoyed themselves. them two large boxes of cigarettes from Miss Vowles, amonnted to £11 12s. The average cost of each parcel, including special packing and postage, no Frenchay and Hambrook War Savings Association. small items, was 4s 10d. Considering the interest professed in its formation and the widely The Christmas Card sent gave a view of the interior of Frcnchay representative Committee elected for its promotion, our War Savings Church, and the wording was, "You will not be forgotten on Christmas Day Association has met with disappointingly meagre support. The few wise and before the Altar of your Parish Church, where, twice weekly, the congregation loyal, but thirteen in all, who have so far joined, steadily pursue their course; prays for you by name. God bless you, and bring you safely back to give their subscriptions amounting to £27 10s, whilst 29 certificates have been praise and thank Him there."--" The Lord prosper you; we wish you good luck allotted. Those who hesitate to help their country today may unwittingly be in the name of the Lord." laying up for the "end of the weak." How immensely the present was appreciated has been declared by showers of grateful acknowledgments. From these the following are a few extracts, omitting the enthusiastic thanks in order to spare contributors' blushes. "I received your very kind parcel today with a view of the dear old Church near which I spent so many of my childhood's happy days. To think that one has so many friends at home, and to know that you are remembered in their prayers is, I assure you, a great comfort to us boys out here fighting for so great a cause." F.H. “I received it on Christmas Eve.Though slightly battered it was very welcome. We came out of action a few days before Christmas for a rest, and we are still out, but hope to be back in again before the end of the week. It has been fairly quiet here for the last few months, but we expect there will be „something doing' when the better weather starts. We had a service on Christmas morning, when the Chaplain gave us a very good lecture, but apart from that Christmas Day passed away very much like the ordinary day." C.F. "Glad to say that it arrived quite safely and everything was in very good condition. I have spent Christmas in France happier by receiving such a nice present." J.M. "Each item in same was greatly appreciated, and send my heartiest thanks to all those who helped towards it. Am pleased to say we had a really enjoyable Christmastide. It was practically a day's rest for us, very few rounds being fired during the day. A Church of England service was held at the battery in the morning, and was glad to be able to attend same, as it is only at rare intervals that the opportunity occurs." A.G.F. "It is always a pleasure to know that kind people at home are thinking of the soldiers out here." G.H.F. "Just a few lines to let you know that I am still alive and going strong. I arrived back to my unit fit and well on the 22nd of December. I am glad to say that my heel did not give me much trouble, and it is now quite well again. I was the proud recipient of 1,000 Gold Flakes, together with a fine parcel of eatables, from the B.H.T. Co, also a cake, etc, from the parish of Frenchay. These delicious gifts, together with some good company, helped to make Christmas just possible out here. I found things on my return much the same as when I left. Really my leave was to me just one short enjoyable dream." R.L. Frenchay Parish Magazine. March 1917. We understand that the War Memorial presented to the parish by Mrs. Randall Vickers, in memory of those who have given their lives for us, will By a simple rule the length of the day and night, at any time of the year, may be ready for unveiling on the Feast of the Annunciation, Sunday, March 25th. be ascertained by doubling the time of the sun's rising, which will give the It is hoped that all member of the congregation will be in their places on that length of the night, and double the time of iti setting will give the length of the evening to take part in the Dedication. day. H. S.S. (Cambridge) in "Tit-Bits." The following interesting letter has just been received from a friend in the Royal Glos. Hussars from the Sinai Desert :- Baptisms. "One God, One Faith, One Baptism." January 13th, 1917. "Since writing last we have been in about the January 24. Elizabeth, daughter of Albert Edward and Annie Teagle, of hottest fight that, personally, I ever hope to take part in. Hambrook, born 1st November, 1916. We left our camp at about half-past three on Monday afternoon, January January 28. Nora Eleanor, daughter of Arthur Thomas and Blanche 8th, and rode until 9.30, stopped three hours, and then went on again until Eleanor Brunt, of Hambrook, born 6th December, 1916. about 6.30 on Tuesday morning, by which time we were very near the January 28. Maurice Lewis, son of Dennis Lewis and Edith Isabel James, position occupied by the enemy. Everybody knew that we were most of Hambrook, born 25th October, 1916. probably going into action, but all the boys were in the best of spirits, and as we rode along we smoked and sang "For yaire far better off in a hame," Burial. "Until the day break." and things of that sort. February 3. Fredrick Wallis, of Frenchay, died 30th January, aged 47. The operations started by the H. A. C. waking up Johnny Turk by a salute from their guns, and later in the morning we took up a position and Lent. "Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile." Opened rifle fire. To get to this position and to put the horses in safety we "Once more our Master, the Lord Jesus Christ, calls us to heep the had to cross a wide, open space absolutely swept by machine gun fire, and solemn Season of Lent with Him, for His glory and for the good of our own it will always remain a mystery how any of us got across alive, but most souls. Would that I could speak such words as to move you all towards of us managed it, and I may say we are profoundly thankful. Repentance and newness of life. For seven solid hours we were continuously firing our rifles. The 1.--I would first address myself to you who are outside the Church of order then came for us to advance over a space of about 800 yards, where Christ. I would ask you to seriously conside the way of Salvation, and the there was not enough cover for a money spider, and although it looked state of your own souls, and by an act of the will, to submit to the guidance of like certain death, "D" Squadron will always follow where Major leads, the Holy Spirit. Pray to be led into the way of Truth. and so the advance started. We covered a good distance, and then the 2.--And what shall I say to you, who professedly belong to the Major was wounded. Captain ---- then decided to retire, so the squadron Church, and have been Confirmed, but now have fallen away from sheltered behind a sand ridge, and stayed there until dark, when we made Communion? Only this:--Repent, and come back to our dear Lord before it is our way back to the horses. The enemy also evacuated their position at too late. Do try and realise the miserable state you are in. Unless you amend, about the same time, but the various units taking part in the engagement your last state will be far worse than if you had never known the wav of Truth. had them surrounded, and many hundreds of prisoners were taken. It was 3.--And to you, who try to be Faithful and consistent, I would say a glorious victory :--Try and draw nearer to our Lord during this season--try and show more The next night there was a memorial service for those who had fallen, loyalty to the Church, and especially the Blessed Sacrament--do not allow the and all the brigade turned out. It was ever such a nice little service, held Services of the Church to be badly attended--deny yourselves in order to under the Eastern stars among hundreds of fig trees. We sang three please our Lord, to profit your own souls, and to do good to those who look to hymns, "Fight the good fight," "Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us," and you for an example." "On the Resurrection Morning," and the Chaplain just made a few remarks The Rev. F. W. F. Bishop, and read the prayers, the lesson being read by the Brigadier." Winterbourne Down, 1899. In future, by kind permission of Miss Good, all the Magazines circulated Red Cross Woeking Party. in the Hambrook portion of the parish will be deposited at the Hambrook Post Mrs. Burges sincerely thanks all those who kindly contributed to the Office, where the District Visitors will find the usual supply for distribution in funds of the above during 1916, and earnestly hopes that they will again their several districts, and where they, and other well wishers who kindly subscribe--and that speedily--for this year. Urgent requests for more garments contribute 2/6 yearly in advance will find a copy addressed and reserved for are received almost weekly from the Gloucestershire Association for them. It is hoped that this arrangement, which is proposed in view of the Voluntary Organisations (under the War Office), to which many parcels have present difficulty in regard to delivery, will not cause those concerned any been already sent. These appeals it will be impossible to entertain until fresh inconvenience. A few copies will be on sale at the Hambrook and Frenchay contributions towards the purchase of materials have come in. Last year Post Offices for the convenience of any who may not be regular subscribers. consignments of their work were also sent to Cleve Hill Hospital, the Navy League Depot in Clifton, and that at Marylebone. Church Collections. For the week commencing :-- Jan. 14 £2 10 0 Jan 21 £1 14 4 Jan 28 £1 13 0 Feb 4 £1 5 0 Feb 11 £1 14 6 There has recently been a considerable falling off in the amount of the Church collections. The Churchwardens wish to make it known that they will gladly receive offerings from those who have been prevented by sickness and by the severe weather from attending Divine Service. These may be placed in the Alms box in the Church. The Band of Hope meetings will be held in the Frenchay Schools on March 12th and 26th, at 3.45 p.m. Frenchay Branch of the Girls' Friendly Society. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent at the Schools on Saturday, February 17th, when the above Branch entertained 40 wounded soldiers from Cleve Hill Hospital. A bountiful tea had been provided, and a continuous programme of games afforded much amusement and pleasure. Hosts and guests parted with mutual regret, and we hear rumours of a second similar gathering later on. Frenchay Parish Magazine. April 1917. hope of often visiting Frenchay again. In the evening Mr. Easton, who is leaving to take up work in connection with the Waifs and Strays Society in the Burial. "I am the Resurrection and the Life." North of England, gave an address to the adult branch, the audience being March 3, 1917. William Hutton, of Harry Stoke; died 27th September, 1917, small but very appreciative. His first words were: "Thank you all for all the aged 79. kindness I have received from the Frenchay branch during my stay in Bristol." He then described the work of the Prison Gate Mission, saying how much it Good Friday. "Is it nothin, to you, all ye that pass by?" needed help, and he went on to urge all who were not already abstainers to S. Paul tells us that we can crucify the Son of God afresh, and surely become so, at any rate during the period of the war. we do this if we make the day on which He laid down His life for us one of Miss Bowen, Miss V. Good, Mr. Easton, and Mr. Halford careless indifference or open sin. Let us make up our minds to spend Good contributed some capital songs, and at the end the Rector expressed the thanks Friday at the foot of His Cross, and each one there ask himself, amongst other of all present to those who had made the evening so interesting and pleasant. questions, these four: (1) When do I mean to repent? (2) When will it be easier The next meeting of the Band of Hope will be on Apri1 23. than now? (3) How will my life look on the Day of Judgement? (4) Where do I mean to spend Eternity ? Easter Day. "Note that every parishioner shall corn, municate at least three times in the year, of which Easter is to be one."--Prayer Book, Rubric. What are you going to do about your Easter Communion? Your Saviour says: "If ye love Me, keep My Commandments. Do this in remembrance of me. Except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood ye have no life in you." So if you never fulfil His dying behest you openly announce that you do not love Him from Whose Love you expect so much in the Day of Judgement; if you never receive of the cup which we bless, the bread which we break, whereby we share in common His Flesh and Blood, you pronounce sentence of spiritual death on yourself already. If you do not communicate on Easter Day and on two other occasions at least in each year, you despise the law of His Church and separate from your brethren. Confirmation. At 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, the Lord Bishop of Bristol held a Confirmation in Frenchay Church for the three ecclesiastical parishes of Winterbourne. The Service was very quiet and earnest, and a good congregation was present to witness and to plead. There were but few candidates, 25 in all--14, 9 of whom were girls, from Frenchay; and 11, 6 being girls, from Winterbourne. This was the eighth confirmation in the last five years at which candidates from Frenchay have been presented, making 103 in all--namely, 57 males and 46 females. Church Collections. February 18 £2 3 0 February 25 £2 2 7 March 4 £1 7 6 March 11 £1 11 4 In accordance with custom, the collections on Easter Sunday will be given to the Rector. The Churchwardens will be glad to receive offerings from any Parishioners who are unable to be present on that day. The Easter Vestry will be held in the Church Vestry on Easter Monday at 9.30 a.m. for the election of Officers and the presentation of accounts. All Parishioners are invited to attend. Roll of Honour. It is with deep regret that we record the death of Private William Criddle, Gloucestershire Regiment, who fell in action in Mesopotamia on February 10. He was a well-known football player in the Frenchay A.F.C., in the Bristol and District Association League; also of Private Percy Thompson, Royal Naval Division, Lewis Gun Section, Anson Battalion, who was killed in the fighting on the Ancre, France, on February 18. We sympathise very sincerely with the relatives of these soldiers who have fallen in their country's service. We learn that Lance-Corporal James Pullin, Royal Naval Division, R.A.M.C., 2nd Field Ambulance, has been recommended for the Military Medal for bravery in the fighting on the Ancre on February 13. We heartily congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Pullin on the distinction which their son has gained. On February 28, at Bardwell Rectory, Suffolk, the death occurred of Anne, wife of Rev. Canon Warren, D.D., formerly Rector of Frenchay. C.E.T.S. On February 28 Mr. Easton was present at the Frenchay Band of Hope meeting in the afternoon, and spoke to the children on the dangers of strong drink, urging them to be true to their pledge as they grew older. Mr. Bowell, the new Diocesan Secretary, also said a few words, expressing his Frenchay Parish Magazine. May 1917. of Frenchay Lodge. Mr. Robertson was the principal of the business of Samuel Robertson Ltd., building and railway contractors, and during his Easter Vestry Meeting. residence in Frenchay was always ready to take a sympathetic and practical At the Annual Vestry Meeting, held on Monday at 9.30 a.m., Messrs. H. W. interest in the welfare of the parish. Ward and C. H. B. Elliott were re-appointed Churchwardens. They named On Sunday, 25th March, a simple and solemn service for the Messrs. G. Mann, J. Selkirk, W. Ricketts, and T. Hughes, sen., Sidesmen. dedication of the War Memorial was held. The congregation assembled in Mr. Albert Ford was re-elected Sexton.The Church-wardens' accounts for church at 6 p.m., and walked in procession to the Calvary, preceded by the 1916 were presented. The receipts, consisting of balance from 1915, £5 6s 7d; Choir and Clergy, singing the hymn "Through the night of doubt and sorrow." offertories, £122 16s 3d; and Mrs. Rooke's Benefaction, £26, amounted to After the unveiling of the Cross the Rector dedicated it "To the Glory of God £154 2s 10d, a decrease of £5 on those of the previous year; whilst, despite the and the memory of those who have fallen or shall fall during this war." The most rigid economy, the expenses had been £135 14s 11d, an increase of £l hymn "When I survey the wondrous Cross" was sung, after which the Rev. 10s, leaving a balance in hand of £18 7s 11d. It was pointed out that this Randall Vickers read the opening sentences of the Burial Service and short balance had already been absorbed by several exceptional expenses, viz., a lesson from the Book of Wisdom, beginning with the words, "The souls of the new stove for the Hambrook Mission Room, legal costs in connection with righteous are in the hands of God, and there shall no torment touch them." The Mrs. Rooke's Trust, new choir books, the painting of the church doors, etc., Rector then read three short prayers for the departed and the bereaved, the and repair of Churchyard walls. Further necessary expenditure to be faced in collects for Easter Eve, and the Feast of the Annunciation, and the the near future included a new boiler for the heating apparatus and the repair congregation returned to the church singing "For all the saints who from their of the west window. With regard to the receipts Mr. Ward remarked that in labours rest," and the service of Evensong proceeded as usual. view of the fact that many males of the congregation were abroad and others A word about ancient Crosses may be of interest at this time. were unable to attend Divine service with any regularity, it appeared that There is a feeling that the present is an opportune moment for those that are left have made a considerable effort to maintain the church restoring to our English countryside some of those wayside Crosses and collections at their usual level. He added that the same might be said Calvaries which in foreign lands are such an appealing reminder to the concerning the Freewill Offering Fund, but there were many members of the wayfarer of our Redemption. These Crosses have made a strong impression on congregation, including even those who had been church officials, who our soldiers, and will serve to remind all those who pass along of the Great needed to be reminded of their duty not only to pay through the offertories for Sacrifice anti of those who, in their degree, have followed in its steps. what they themselves needed and used, but by subscribing to this fund to We in Frenchay are happy in having had presented to us a beautiful contribute to the work of God in the Diocese and the Church at large. The Calvary, and to us is committed its care and reverent use. Rector, in his report for the year 1916 said there had been 915 services, of In the Middle Ages in England open-air Crosses existed literally in which 249 were Celebrations, at which there were 2,462 acts of Communion; thousands, but the number of those that have come down to us is lamentably 146 sermons had been preached; there had been 20 baptisms, 16 of infants, 4 small. of adults; 11 churchings, 13, all males, had been confirmed; the marriages They are usually of four types:- numbered 4, and the burials 13. Under every heading there was an increase on 1. The "Standing Crosses." - Tall shafts on stepped bases with the figures for 1915, save in sermons, which had been 12 less, and in adult tabernacled heads, containing, on the one side, a Rood Cross with the figure of baptisms, and owing to a large number of non-parishioners from Stoke Colony our Lord, and on the other, Our Lady and Child. 2. - Spire-like Crosses with having been baptised in the previous year. The acts of Communion were 79 tiers of niches for figures, such as the Eleanor Crosses which marked the more, but this was chiefly owing to there having been 35 more Celebrations, resting places of the remains of the wife of Edward I, on her burial journey attended by the few who received constantly. There had again been a sad from Leicester to Westminster. Two of these remain at Waltham and at falling off in the number of Communicants at the great festivals, which could Northampton. 3. - Preaching Crosses. One of these may be seen today in Iron not be wholly attributed to national service. Mr. Elliott then presented the Acton Churchyard. 4. - Market Crosses, as at Chichester, Salisbury, and, Rector with the Easter Offering. This, with later contributions, amounted to nearer home, at Malmesbury, Cheddar, and Congresbury. 5 - Calvaries built £19 12s. The Rector expressed his warmest thanks to the congregation for into the structure of the building as at Romsey Abbey. In Vigo Bay, on the their generous and welcome gift, and his sincerest gratitude to the \Vest Coast of Spain the writer has seen one built into the 6oo-year-old Churchwardens, Church Officials, District Visitors, Sunday School Teachers, massive outer wall of an historical castle, and watched a host of passers-by Decorators, and all Church workers for their zealous and loyal help. It was kneel in all simplicity and reverence and say a prayer. reported that Mr. A. V. May had been appointed to the post of organist, The Food question. which had for 28 years been filled with the greatest devotion and skill by Mr. There will before long be a very serious shortage of bread, the existing H. J. Jefferis. The meeting unanimously acclaimed its grateful appreciation wheat supply in the world being quite insufficient for the usual consumption of the gift to the parish by Mrs. Randall Vickers of the beautiful Calvary until next harvest. The supreme desire of the enemy is to starve us by means erected in the Churchyard to the memory of all those members of the of their submarine warfare, and it is the duty of the head of every household to congregation who in the great war lay down their lives for us. see to it that there is no waste whatever. Growing children and those doing hard physical labour will find it difficult to keep within the ration of 4 lbs of Frenchay Curate Fund. bread or 3 lbs of flour per head per week, but all well-to-do people are bound The Rector £29 3 4 in honour to do so, and, further than this, to use substitutes for bread, flour and Miss Robinson £1 9 2 potatoes. Mrs Tuckett £1 9 2 Mr.W.H.P. Jenkins £1 9 2 Marriage. “Jesus was called to the Marriage”. Mrs. Gale Coles £1 9 2 March 24. Charles George Clark, of Frenchay, to Anne Elizabeth Burchill, C. H. B. Elliott £1 9 2 of Winterbourne Down. Mr. Tanner £1 9 2 Mr Ward £1 9 2 Burials. “Through the grave & gate of death.” Mr. W. E. Robertson £0 12 3 April 2. Simon Newman, of Frenchay, died 25th March 1917, aged 85. Mr. W. Bisdee £0 5 10 April 10. William Edward Robertson, of Frenchay Lodge, died on Good Miss Robinson £1 0 0 Friday, 6th April 1917, aged 62. Per Churchwardens' Fund £2 11 6 £43 17 1 Church Collections. Rev. G. H. Duder, March 13th to June 29th, 1916--3 1/2 months at £150 per Mar 18, £1 15 4. Mar 25, £2 14 6. Apr 1, £1 16 3. Apr 8, (Easter Offering). annum £43 15 0 Apr 15, £2 0 0. Cheque Book £0 2 1 £43 17 1 C. H. B: ELLIOTT, Treasurer. In the death of Mr. Simon Newman, which occurred on March 28th, Frenchay has lost one of its oldest inhabitants, and the head of a family which has long been connected with our parish. On Good Friday morning the death occurred of Mr W. E. Robertson, Frenchay Parish Magazine. June 1917. sacrifice all feelings of personal convenience, and to co-operate to the best of our ability with those in authority. Church Collections. The lessons of economy and of inventiveness, which so many are now April 22 £1 17 0 learning and are trying to impart to those around them, are not lessons only for April 29 £1 17 0 the period of the war. They will serve us in good stead in all after time. The May 6 £3 1 6 waste that has prevailed in this country is notorious, and it is satisfactory to May 13 £2 18 0 note that very heavy fines are now being inflicted on persons convicted of waste. But we must not only obey the injunction to "gather up the fragments Churchwardens' Accounts for the Year 1916. that remain, that nothing be lost," we must practise greater adaptability in Balance from 1915 £5 6 7 substituting one material for another according to supplies and prices, and we Collections £122 16 3 must learn to use many things which are at present seldom used for daily food, From Mrs. Rooke's Legacy £26 0 0 but which are known to be good and wholesome for that purpose. Total £154 2 11 Baptisms. "He took them up in His Arms and blessed them." Visitation Fee £ 1 12 6 May 6. Alice Dorothy, daughter of John Arthur and Florence Eleanor Insurance £13 2 6 Bower, of Fishponds; born 19th February, 1917. Organist and Choir £31 17 3 Sexton and Churchyard £28 2 0 May 6. Daisy Elizabeth, daughter of George Henry and Julia Sawyer, of Washing £2 13 1 Hambrook; born 27th February, 1917. Cleaning £3 3 11 Coal, Oil, and Water £16 7 0 Burial. "Faithful unto death." Sacramental Wine £1 10 0 May 7. Captain Harry Wadlow, R.F.C., of Frenchay; died 1st May, 1917, Curate Fund £2 11 6 aged 22 2 Hambrook Mission Room £5 19 0 Sick and Needy £8 0 8 Sunday School £5 2 2 Day School £2 14 0 Coal Club £4 9 3 National Mission £6 4 9 Rector Petty Cash £2 15 4 Balance in Bank £18 7 11 Total £154 2 11 H. W. WARD, C. H. B. ELLIOTT, Churchwardens. Roll of Honour. It is with deep regret and with sincere sympathy with their relatives that we have to record the death of two more of those connected with Frenchay who have fallen in the service of their King and country. On April 22nd Private J. Collins, Worcestershire Regiment, who went to the Front in November last, fell in action in France. On May 1st Captain Harry Wadlow, R.F.C., was accidentally killed while flying near Dartford, Kent. Captain Wadlow, who had a brilliant academic career at Bristol Grammar School, besides gaining the school colours in cricket, football, and hockey, joined the A.S.C. as Second-Lieutenant in 1914. He served in the Dardanelles, whence he was invalided home in 1915, and in France in 1916, in which year he was promoted Captain. He joined the R.F.C. in the same year. He was buried with full military honours in our Churchyard on May 7th in the presence of many friends and neighbours. We learn that Lance-Corporal T. Pullen, R.N.D., has been recommended for the Military Medal for having gone out three times under heavy fire to bring in wounded soldiers. Hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Pullen, of Hambrook. The Food Question. On the 11th inst. a meeting was held in the Parish Hall, when Miss Hardinge spoke on the subject of wheat substitutes. The Rector, who took the chair, made some very practical introductory remarks, and a large number of recipes were given by Miss Hardinge, who brought a variety of specimens made with wheat substitutes, which were purchased by those present. The value of such meetings cannot be overrated, and it is hoped that those who attend them will do their best to make their own experiences known among their neighbours. We are assured by those who are in the best position to form an opinion (and the recent Royal proclamations have further emphasised the position) how very grave the present crisis is, but we are also assured by the same authorities that the danger may be surmounted if every house-holder will realise how great is the responsibility resting on him or her (and it is usually her), and will act accordingly. The Government has no doubt made some mistakes and miscalculations, but when one considers the difficulty experienced by those who have to cater for the comparatively small number comprised in a household, or in an institution, one can easily realise the immense difficulty which confronts a Government which is faced with the problem of catering for a family of some 36 millions. These reflections should debar us from unfair criticisms and complaints, and our feelings of loyalty, and our determination not to be beaten by Germany, should urge us to Frenchay Parish Magazine. July 1917. German gun out last night from just behind our front lines, so I suppose that will be to our credit. C.F." Church Collections. May 20, £3 1 6 May 27, £2 12 6 The following letter was received last year, but will probably be of interest to June 3, £2 2 6 June 10, £2 1 3 our readers :-- June 17, £2 10 0 "On Thursday we left England in one of the largest transports with about 9,000 men on board, and had a roughish passage across the Bay. On the Universities Mission to Central Africa, following day we had finished our breakfast when, about 8 a.m., the alarm The Rev. C. W. Ker, who worked for some time in Central Africa in was sounded, and we all had to make for the boat deck, but before I could get connection with the above Mission, and who has since acted as Organising there with my men two shots were fired, and we were told that a submarine Secretary for the Society in the West of England, visited Frenchay on May had fired at us, missed and then submerged. Next day we landed at Mudros, 22nd, when he gave a very interesting account of the work of the Mission, and about 40 miles from Dardanelles. Just opposite our camp was a lagoon by a described the cruel treatment and the loss of their property to which the place called Sarpi, where it is believed St. Paul landed. The Greek people missionaries and many of their converts had been subjected at the hands of the dress very funnily, as the men wear baggy trowsers and a short skirt. A few Germans during the recent fighting in Central Africa. days later we were moved 100 miles on to the mainland of Greece to a place For many years the children of Frenchay helped to support and called Starvos, east of Salonika. The trenches were quite near, and we saw educate a native boy, of Magila, who at his baptism was given the name of many of the Allied aeroplanes and a few of Fritz's. Our lads are in a great John, after the name of the Patron Saint of our Church of St. John the Baptist. gorge, between the mountains, which are capped with snow with the sun Several of the children used to write to and receive letters from him, and when shining and clouds hanging on them. We are among a few grisly bears, last he was heard of he was doing very well as a pupil-teacher. It is supposed jackdaws (which make plenty of noise at night), snakes, tortoises, and toads. I that he was taken away as a prisoner by the Germans, among many others brought in a lovely tortoise. It is quite huddled up in an old tree trunk and belonging to the Mission, of whose devotion to their religion and loyalty to seems a bit timid. We ofen sing the little hymn 'Keep our loved ones now far the missionaries Mr. Ker spoke in the warmest terms. It is hoped that further absent by Thy side.' " news of John may be received before long. Miss B. M. Coles, Elmcroft, Winterbourne Down, who acts as The Editor will be glad to receive copies of any letters from the front. Secretary for the Stapleton Deanery, is always glad to receive subscriptions or donations in aid of the various agencies of the Mission, and Miss Kathleen Baptism. "Jesus called a little child unto Him." Hodgson, Frenchay, will be glad to supply copies of two magazines May 27. Rosina Frances, daughter of Ernest Henry and Florence Melita describing the work of the Mission, Central Africa and African Tidings, which Fidler, of Frenchay, born 11th April, 1917. cost 1d and 1/2d per month respectively, to any who may care to take in either of these periodicals. Marriage. "Jesus was called to the marriage." June 3. Henry John Alfred Robbins, of Kingswood, and Sabina Maggs, of Roll of Honour. Frenchay. Private Albert Francis Hutton (Bawn's Barton, Frenchay), 2nd Royal Marines Battalion Light Infantry, who is serving in France, has been Burials. "The Lord came and called as at other times." awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on one occasion in May 30. Sidney Charles Ford, of Frenchay; died 26th May, aged 56. taking up a detachment of men to the first firing line without casualty, and on June 10. Annie Parker, of Malmains, Frenchay; died 6th June, aged 57. another occasion in carrying back some wounded, in both cases under heavy shell fire. We sincerely congratulate Private Hutton and his parents on his distinction. Extracts from Letters Received from Frenchay Lads at the Front. "Just at present I am reclining in the shade of a lemon tree, with the eastern sun shining in a blue sky overhead and the buzzing of insects, accompanied by the sound of waves breaking on the shore some way off, while further still is the sound of guns proclaiming that notwithstanding the peaceful feeling in this little orchard there is still work to be done. "We are still in Palestine among the dust and the flies, the snakes and the scorpions, but 'the milk and honey' are conspicuous by their absence. Visited under normal conditions, this would indeed be an interesting country, but owing to the way the movements of thousands of men and horses have cut up the surface and stir the dust of ages, and the fact that most of the water has to be used for army purposes and not for the trees, the effect is somewhat spoilt. Still there remains the historical interest, and after all it is something to be able to say that we have fought over such places as Delilah's Ridge and Sampson's Hill, and in all probability where we have been the Hebrews fought the Philistines when they pursued them 'even to Beersheba.'" "May 1, 19I7. "In a Field, somewhere in France. "We have been very busy, but are now taking a rest. I am sitting in a field with the sun setting away on the hills, as it has been a lovely day to-day. Around me the birds are singing their evening song, while here and there a few old men are just about ending their day's work at the plough. I notice, too, a magpie perched in the tree yonder, after being busy all day long gathering sticks and straw with which to build its nest, and at my back there is a hedgerow full of cowslips and violets--in fact, it seems quite peaceful here only for the rumble of guns. Father will be busy now with the garden, I expect. No doubt things will be late owing to the cold. F.P." "We are still in action. Both -- and I are up this time. We are in land which Fritz occupied a short time ago, and live in his dug-outs. They are on a very large scale and reach for about six miles as far as we know; then they go under the German line. They are about 50 feet deep, so it's as safe as a house down there. It must have taken the Germans a long time to do it. We fetched a Frenchay Parish Magazine. August 1917. birthday of her brother, Bombardier Frank Bullock, who is now serving at Salonika. The Rector, Mr. Wadlow, Miss Crouch, and Miss Land was also Kalendar for August, 1917. present. After an excellent tea, which, besides other good things, included 4th, Saturday. Anniversary of Declaration of War fruit, custards, and jellies, the children indulged until a late hour in games in 29th, Wednesday.--Beheading of St. John the Baptist. the garden, which is now looking particularly attractive. The Rector, on behalf of all present, expressed to Miss Bullock their great appreciation of her very Church Collections. kind thought in providing so delightful an entertainment, which will long be June 3, £2 2 6. June 10, £2 1 3 remembered by her guests. June 17, £2 10 0 June 24, £2 5 6 Daffodils for Sale. We had the privilege last month of being invited to witness a very Fine Selected Bulbs, Horsefieldii, Sir Watkin, and Emperor, for early beautiful little play called "The Prayer Book Pageant," performed by the planting or for forcing; 1s per dozen. Apply to Mrs. Geoffrey Coles, children of the College Day Schools in the fine hall of the Diocesan Training Begbrook, Frenchay. College, Fishponds. Would it not be possible for us to attempt it in our village? We should like to see our children acting it and our fathers and List of those connected with the Parish of Frenchay who have served during mothers witnessing it. the War. "W" denotes wounded, "I" accidentally injured:- On Saturday, July 7th, the members of the Frenchay G.F.S. Adams, William Sydney Graham, Private, 1/4th Glos. Regiment. France. entertained the soldiers from Cleeve Hill Hospital. By kind permission of Mr. Alden, Arthur, L.-Cpl., 2/7th Durham Light Infantry. and Miss Ward the party was held in their beautiful garden. After an Alden, William, Pte. India. excellent tea, there were all sorts of games, with the Rector as manager. Allen, Bertram William, Driver, 15th Glos, Machine Gun Corps France. Musical chairs, shuttlecocks, obstacle race, "winking" (a most mysterious Alston, Richard Speakman, Captain, S.M.R.E. France. performance to the uninitiated), and many others were played with great zest. Ashman, Roland, Pte, 7th Royal Berks Regiment. Salonika. (W.) Much amusement was caused by the sack race for ladies only. The energetic Astbury, Thomas Warbrick, Captain, 16th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. France. winner of this event then challenged any mere man to compete with her, and (W.) again won easily, but was alas! beaten in the third round. However, as the Ayliffe, Leslie Knowles, H.M. Transport Service, Signal Station, Walcot Bay. mere man came fresh to the job, and she had already won two races, it was felt Baker, Albert, Gunner, R.F.A., 307th S.M. Brigade. France. to be but a barren victory for him! All these violent pastimes were pleasantly Bartlett Frederick Charles, L.-Cpl, 4th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. France. punctuated by rests, when some charming songs were given, and a clever Bawn, Edward George, Pte, Queen's Royal West Surrey. recitation of the various conversations overheard at a fashionable wedding Bracy, Frederick, Pte, A.S.C., Remounts. (I. Discharged). earned great applause. Boddie Frederick, Cpl, S.M.R.E. Perhaps to the spectators there was more than a hint of pathos behind Boddie, Reginald, Lieut, 13th Lanc. all the courage and gaiety and sunshine of that Summer's afternoon; perhaps Boddie, William, Driver, R.H.A. France. some dim idea of tragedy and suffering and self-sacrifice underlying the Brunt, Arthur Thomas, Sapper, R.E., Signal Station. France. cheery exterior of those men in blue in whose honour the party was given. But Bullock, Frank, Bombardier, R.G.A., 132nd Siege Battery. Salonika. to the hostesses and all who helped to make it such a success, it must have (To be continued). been a joy and pride to feel that they have once more been privileged to entertain guests to whom we owe so much, and whose brave motto always It is requested that any corrections and any more recent information may be seems to be "keep smiling." sent to Mr. Elliott. Prisoners of War. It will interest every reader to know that, in the last twelve months, 79 parcels have been sent to prisoners of war in .Germany from Hambrook Post Office. They are chiefly paid for by the wives and dependants of soldiers, who pay 1d and upwards each week into a collecting box on the counter. There are a few regular subscribers and occasional donors. While thanking all for their kindness, Miss Good would be grateful if others would either contribute regularly or make use of the box for an occasional gift. Parcels formerly could be sent for 5s; they now cost 8s each. Seven are sent monthly, when possible, but unless more help is forthcoming the number will have to be reduced. The men are most grateful. Only last week in Clifton an escaped prisoner said: "I hope the ladies will go on sending the parcels; they do reach the men; we could not have lived without them." Coal. We have been told recently in Parliament that it will be difficult to obtain deliveries of small quantities of coal during the coming winter. The Coal Controller has conceded the local authorities the right to stock coal for sale to the poor during the winter. We strongly advise everyone interested to call on his Parish Councillor and urge him to immediate action in the matter. Voluntary Aid Detachment, Glos. 22. The following members of the V.A.D., Glos. 22 (Frenchay, Hambrook, and Winterbourne Down), which was "registered" as early as in June, 1910 and was mobilised at the beginning of 1915, are at the present time serving at the Clove Hill V.A. Hospital, Downend:-- Commandant -- Mrs. Tanner; nurses and orderlies--Miss Ashman, Miss Bowen, Miss Jeanette Clarke, Miss B. Coles, Miss Elliott, Miss N. Elliott, Mrs. Fry, Miss E. F. Guise, Miss G. V. Guise, Mrs. H. G. Vassell, Miss Waller, Miss Ward. Mrs. Tuckett, who is the Lady Superintendent and trained nurse of the detachment, is constantly relieving one or other of the trained nurses of the hospital. Frenchay School. The children attending the Day School had an unexpected treat on Monday, 16th inst., being invited to tea by Miss Bullock, that day being the Frenchay Parish Magazine. September 1917. Criddle, Arthur George, Driver, R.F.A. Discharged, invalided, June, 1915. Criddle, Harold John, Bombardier, R.F.A. France. Baptism. "Jesus called a little child unto Him." Criddle, William Ewert, Pte., Glos. Regt. Mesopotamia. Killed in Action, August 5. Christopher Cyril, son of Christopher and Gertrude February 1917. Chamberlain, of Hambrook, born Whitsun Day, 27th May, 1917. Durbin, Henry George, Pte., 156th Labour Company. France. Elliott, Charles Aubrey Babington, Captain, Leic Reg. France. W. (July Burials. "So soon passeth it away, and we are gone." 1916). Auguist 9. Sarah Fugill, died at ShipIperdine, Oldbury-on-Severn, 4th Flux, Alfred Ernest, Bombardier, R.F.A. France. August, aged 82 years. Flux, Francis Charles, Bombardier, R.F.A. France. August 20. Eve Priscilla Strachan, died at Hambrook, 16th August, aged 82 Fiddler, Henry John, Pte, A.S.C., M.T. years. Ford, Arthur Graham, Gunner, R.G.A. France. Ford, Arthur Henry, Pte., Glos Regt. France. W., Sept., 1916. Discharged. Church Collections. Ford, George Henry, Gunner, R.F.A. France. July 1, £2 10 0. July 8, £2 2 0 Ford, Reginald, Pte., Training Reserve Batt. July 15, £2 7 6. July 22 £2 6 0 Ford, Sydney Alexander, Pte., Essex Regt. July 29, £2 12 0 Ford, Thomas Charles, Sergt, Army Pay Corps, transferred Welsh Borderers. It is with great satisfaction that we note that the Military Medal, for Fox, Henry Charles, Pte., Grenadier Guards° conspicuous gallantry in the field, has been awarded to Sergt C. H. Langley, R.F.A., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Langley, who have now moved to Winterbourne Parish. Sergt Langley has been mentioned in dispatches, and twice recommended for the Military Medal previously. All old Frenchay Boy Scouts will rejoice to hear of the honour gained by him. Also to Pte P. A. Skidmore, Royal West Kent Regiment, of Quarry Barton, Hambrook, eldest son of Mr. H. Skidmore, of Watley's End. Both men were serving in France. We heartily congratulate them and their relatives on their distinctions. Presentation to Mr H. I. Jefferis. On Saturday, July 28th, a meeting was held for the purpose of making a Presentation to Mr H. I. Jefferis, who has recently resigned the post of Organist, which he had held for some twenty-eight years. The presentation was made by the Rector, and there were present the Churchwardens, a number of the members of the Choir, and members of the Congregation. The testimonial consisted of an Illuminated Address, an Etching of Redcliffe Church, and a Smoker's Cabinet. The Rector, in asking Mr Jefferis to accept the gifts, on behalf of the subscribers, referred in warm terms to Mr. Jefieris's great musical talent, and to the earnestness and devotion which had characterized his work during his long tenure of office. The Churchwardens also spoke, referring to their pleasant association with Mr Jefferis, and to the high esteem in which he was held. Mr. Jefferis, in thanking the subscribers very heartily for their recognition of his work, spoke of the kindness which he had experienced at the hands of the successive Rectors of Frenchay under whom he had worked. He gave some very interesting reminiscences in connection with the Frenchay Choir, and said that he should always retain his affection for and his interest in the Parish Church. We add, with much satisfaction, that he has been succeeded by his son-in-law, Mr. May, who was already well known to us, having frequently taken Mr. Jefferis's place during the latter's holidays. A complete list of those born in, or resident at the time of joining in, the Civil Parish of Winterbourne, who have served in His Majesty's Forces during the Great War, has been drawn up by a Committee appointed by the Parish Council, and will shortly be on sale in Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down, and Frenchay (3d. per copy). List (continued) of those connected with the Parish of Frenchay who have served during the War. "W" denotes wounded, "I" accidentally injured. It is requested that any corrections and any more recent information may be sent to Mr Elliott. Carpenter, Eli, Pte, Dorset Reg. France. Carpenter, Pryce, Pte, Glos. Reg. transferred Signallet, R.E. Signals. Carpenter, William John, Pte, Royal Berks Reg. France. W (1916). Discharged. Chamberlain, James Llewelyn, Pte, Essex Reg. Clark, Harry Gilbert, Driver. R.F.A. France. Mesopotamia. Cleeveley, Frederick, Pte, Royal Berks Reg. France. Discharged, invalided, 1917. Clifford, Arthur Charles, Pte, Glos Reg. Clifford, Herbert George, Gunner. R.F.A. France. Gassed, 1917. Clifford, Walter John, Pte, Devon Regt. Labour Batt. France. Collins, J. W., Pt., Worc Reg, Salonika. Killed in action, April, 1917. Cox, Charles William, Pte, A.S.G. Remounts. Frenchay Parish Magazine. October 1917 Huish, Sydney, Pte., Devon Regt. France. Hutton, Albert Francis, Pte., R1. Marine Light Inf. France. Military Medal. Baptisms. "Suffer the little children to come unto Me." Hutton, Henry Thomas, Pte., R.A.M.C. Aug. 22.--Nora Olive Irene, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Bird, of (To be Continued.) Quarry Barton, born 7th June, 1917. Sept. 2. Denys Ernest, son of Ernest James and Blanche Hannah Heaven, Frenchay, 1849 to 19--, by G C J Robinson. of Franchay, born 16th June, 1917. I have been asked to write what I remember of Frenchay since coming to live here in 1849, and when I think of that date I wonder whether anyone reading Marriage. "Whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder." this can go so far back; if not, any statements I make will go uncontradicted, Aug. 3o--(By licence). Francis John Broom, farmer, late Corporal in Royal which will be some comfort to me. We had no intention of living here at the Coldstream Guards, of Bampton, Devon, and Ethel Bessie Carpenter, of time, but came on a visit to Mrs Rooke, who had invited us to spend the Hambrook. winter of 1849 (week-end visits were then unknown)--my father, mother, five children, and two nurses, one of them, whom we had just brought with Burial. "Behold, Thou hast made my days as a handbreadth. us from the West Indies; being coloured. We were met at the Bristol Station Sept. 2. Arthur George Criddle, of Frenchay, late R.F.A., died 29th August, (the G.W.R. was then the only line in this neighbourhood) by Mrs. Rooke's 1917, aged 23 years. barouche and pair of horses, driven, or rather one of them ridden; by her postillion, Frank, the name by which the postillions in her service always A statement of the Free-will Offerings received since August 12th will be went. This drive was a great excitement to us, the only vehicles in the island given in the November number. of Tobago being the Governor's gig and the commissariat bread waggon. Church Collections £ s. d. The winter was a very cold one, and we saw snow for the first time, our one August 5 247 idea being to eat it, and When we went out in it we returned crying that our August 12 2 15 0 feet were dropping off. August 19 200 August 26 1 15 4 In March, 1850, We decided to take a house here, one of a row of four which lay between the avenue at Mrs. Rooke's house (now called Frenchay Park) We are very glad to report that Charles Eyelyn Halliwell, who had recently and the present lodge. When these four houses were pulled down, the ten been attending the Frenchay School, obtained a high place in the list of cottages known as "The Rank" were built from the material. Finding the successful candidates for the scholarships offered by the Higher Education house rather small for us, we moved after a year into our present house. In Committee for the Bristol Area. He is now at the St. George Secondary 1854 Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Greenstreet and two children came to live in School, where we wish him a very successful career. the house which we had left; Mr. Greenstreet was, until he became Vicar of Winterbourne Down, Curate to Mr. Carter, Rector of Frenchay. Roll of Honour. It is with sincere regret that we record the death of Arthur George Criddle, Those who have lived long in Frenchay simply love it; it is so quiet and who joined the Royal Field Artillery shortly after the outbreak of the war, peaceful (except for the noisy motor bus which now rushes through at and who received his discharge, owing to ill-health, after about nine months intervals), and, as far as Church, schools, and houses are concerned, so little service. He died, after a long illness borne with great patience, on August changed. But let us enter the Church and see some of the alterations. In the 30th, and his funeral, at which a very large number of parishioners were good old days nearly every pew (they were never called seats then) in the present, took place on September 2nd. He was for many years a member of gallery was occupied, one having been assigned to each house when the our Church Choir. Church was built, and if you changed your house, you also had to change One of his brothers, William Ewert Criddle, of the 7th Gloucester Regiment, your pew. The house in which we first lived had a pew in the right hand was killed in action in Mesopotamia in February of this year. gallery, looking up the Church, and when we moved into our present house we changed to the left hand side, and had a good view of the pulpit, which Bombardier Reginald James Land, Royal Field Artillery, who was awarded was just opposite where it now is, having been moved to its present position the Military Medal early in this year, has recently (for the second time) been when the Choir was enlarged and the extra vestry made. wounded in France. Although the wound was somewhat severe, we are glad to learn that he is progressing satisfactorily. What a variety of sermons have been preached from that pulpit, and by what a number of clergymen! Soon after we came, Dr. Allen, rector of List (continued from September) of those connected with Frenchay who have Winterbourne, preached a most interesting one on the duty of the served during the war: congregation as well as the choir making audible responses, and particularly Garner, William, Pte., Glos. Regt. France. Killed in action, July 7, 1916. joining in the "Amen;" which was then always said and not sung, and at the Gibbs, Walter, 2nd Lieut. R.E. end he said that he felt that his sermon was most inappropriate in our Gilham, Evan Ross, Sergt., Amy Pay Corps. Egypt. Church, as he had never heard more reverent or hearty responses, and had Girdlestone, Percy, Pte., A.S.C., Motor Cycle Staff. been struck by the way everyone joined in making quite a volume of sound, Godwin, Charles, Sergt., Irish Fusiliers. France. Missing; believed to be but that having only one with him he had been obliged to preach it. I am killed, 1914. sure, however, that it did good, and lived in the memory of many who were Godwin, Cuthbert, Lieut., A.S.C., M.T. France. Accidentally injured. present. G.C.J.Robinson. (To be Continued.) Good, Benjamin Charles, Pte., North Hants. Cycling Corps. Green, Alec William. Verdant, Pte., Toronto Sportsman's Batt. France. Harding, Frank, Sergt., N. Somerset Yeomanry. (Now Cadet Training School). France. Distinguished Conduct Medal. Harding, Gilbert Edgar, Cpl., A.S.C., M.T.- France. Gassed. Harding, Henry William, Spr., R.E. France. Salonika. : Hawkins, Caesar Hugh George Wills, 2nd Lieut., A.S,C., M.T. France. Hill, Arthur Charles, Pte., Worc. Regt. India. Hill, Frederick William, Bombardier, R.F.A. France. Military Medal. Hill, Harold Randolph, Spr., S.M.R.E. France. Killed in action Aug. 18, 1916. Hodgson, Herbert, Pte., A.S.C., M.T. Hodgson, John Richard, Pte., A.S.C., M.T. France. Hodgson, Walter Samuel, Dvr., A.S.C., M.T. France. Holliday, William, Gnr., R.F.A. France. Killed in action, April 24, 1917. Hughes, Albert Fletcher, Rifleman, London Regt, France. Wounded, 1917. Hughes, Frederick, Dvr., R.F.A. Discharged (invalided), 1917. Huish, Albert Edward, Pte., Glos. Regt. France. Shell-shock. Huish, Henry, Pte., Devon Regt. France. Wounded. Frenchay Parish Magazine. November 1917. Red Cross Working Party. The above is in most pressing and grievous need both of money Burial. "The Angels are the Reapers." wherewith to buy more material, and of additional workers. The number of the October 4. Lucy Kate Organ, of Hambrook, died on S. Michael's and All latter has most sadly dwindled, and the balance sheet shows a large deficit due Angels' Day, 1917, aged 39 years. to the Treasurer. A faithful few still diligently plod on in this work of patriotic love. This year 242 garments have been completed and dispatched, and from Church Collections. Headquarters special letters of commendation have been receive.-t on the September 2, £2 18 6. Sept 9, £1 12 10. excellency of the workmanship, but also of well-nigh agonizing requests for Sept 16, £1 18 3. Sept 23, £1 18 9 increased supplies. For the coming winter the demands are more exacting than Sept 30, £2 11 0 ever, and these the government factories are utterly unable to satisfy; surely that they shall be supplied is not much to ask for our lads at the front from The marriage took place on September 11th, at Nailsea, of 2nd Lieut. Walter those who sit at home at ease. The Working Party meets at the Rectory on W. Gibbs, son of Mr. John Gibbs, of Hambrook, and Miss Dorothy Tuesday afternoons at 2.30, and contributions and new workers will be Morton, of Nailsea. Mr. Walter Gibbs, who is a Fellow of the Royal gratefully welcomed by Mrs Burges. Geographical Society, was for two years a Member of the Bolivian Boundary Commission, acting as Assistant to Commander H. A. Edwards, R.N.R. He One word on tile question of economy in food consumption. We are has since been engaged on survey work for three years in the Mozambique told, and we cannot fail to see evidence of it every day, that there is a shortage Company's Territory, and returned from Portuguese East Africa in September, of food stuffs in the world, and especially in this country. having obtained leave for the purpose of joining the Army. He has been We hope we shall not be violating any canon of good taste or offend gazetted 2nd Lieut., R.E., Survey Section. anyone if we say that every man or woman who wastes even a crust of bread, or who consumes unnecessarily any article of food is sinning against his The Roll of Honour of those who are serving from Winterbourne, neighbour and against humanity. Our national safety and the safety of the Winterbourne Down, and Frenchay, is now on sale (3d. a copy) at the Post world, under God, depends upon our economy, patience, and common sense. Offices. We have to record the gift of a very handsome brass Pulpit Desk given Mrs. Tanner will be very grateful to any of our readers who keep by Mr. and Mrs. Spafford in memory of Norman Spafford, of the 12th poultry, and who are willing to give eggs (one or more per week) for the use Gloucesters, who died on October 1st, 1916, aged 25, of wounds received in of the patients at the Cleve Hill Hospital. On receiving any such promises she France. He was buried near the East Gate of the Churchyard, in the same will arrange for the eggs to be called for. grave in which, 21 years ago, was laid his brother Leslie, aged 7, as a On September 30th we held our Harvest Thanksgiving. This year in memorial of whom the beautiful Font covet was given. which our absolute dependence on God's bounty alone for our daily bread has At Evensong on Sunday, October 21st, the Pulpit Desk was been especially brought home to us. Our festival was rightly more of quiet consecrated to the Glory of God and the further adornment of His House. gratitude than personal exultation. Liberal offerings of fruit, grain, and flowers, were sent for the seemly decoration of God's House, and these were tastefully arranged by the few still able to assist in that sacred work. There were Celebrations at 8, 10, and 11, when the service was choral and the congregation large; Morning Prayer having been said at 9.30. At the Children's Service in the afternoon the offertory was as usual, for the Bristol Children's Hospital, and--added to the contents of the box at the Church door, amounted to £2 (ten shillings more than was sent at our Dedication Festival), this, with flowers, fruit, and vegetables, was delivered there on the day following. At Festal Evensong the preacher was the Rev. B. M. Banks, of Stapleton Union. Through those engaged on War work obtaining special holiday we were happy in the presence of all our few remaining Choirmen, and were able, once more, to close our thanksgiving services with solemn procession. In consequence of the Light Regulations and the necessity for economising in the use of oil, the Evening Services on Sundays will be held at 3 p.m. until further notice. It is hoped that the change of hour will be a convenience to many who have been unable to attend the Church Services owing to pressure of work. We are asked to announce that the distribution of Blankets on loan will be made at the meeting of District Visitors in November. We regret to learn that Bertie Baker and Arthur Young have both fallen in action. Bertie Baker joined up at the outbreak of war. He was wounded on September llth by a gas shell and died in Hospital on September 17th. His officer writes:- "Since last January your son acted as servant to me so I knew him very well and I had become extremely fond of him. You will be glad to know he was a great favourite in the Battery and always did his work most conscientiously." Arthur Young enlisted in 1914, and was invalided home later. He returned to the Front four months ago and was killed in action last month. We offer our sincere sympathy to their relatives. Christmas Parcels for the Fronts must be posted next mouth. Contributions towards our Present to every Frenchay and Hambrook man now at the Fronts will be gratefully received at the Rectory and at the P.O., Hambrook, We are glad to learn that the Committee of the Lord Roberts Memorial Fund propose to provide workshops in the West of England for training disabled soldiers and sailors in various trades. Every householder in this parish will be asked to make a collection at his Christmas Dinner for this noble work. Further particulars will appear in the December Magazine. Frenchay Parish Magazine. December 1917 At a later period there were girls who assisted and sang very well; they sat in the front pew. Our Clerk, old Christopher Bryant, started the singing with Burial. "He maketh wars to cease." a flageolet, which was very necessary, being so far from the organ. He was On 17th November, 1917, Alec. Stuart Bullock,-who died of wounds called the "Harmonious Blacksmith," that being his trade; he was a good in Stepping Hill Military Hospital, Stockport, on 10th November, aged 19. musician and understood "thorough bass," which, as we did not understand it, seemed very wonderful. After his time the singing was started by a tuning Lord Roberts' Memorial Fund. fork. Then came a small organ, which was placed below, followed by a Reference was made to this Fund last month, and an appeal is being made to better one, until we attained our present one. During a short time I was every home in England on Christmas Day. There are throughout the country organist, and had the most loyal support of the Choir. Service on Sunday many disabled soldiers and sailors, who by reason of their injuries are unable was in the afternoon, as the Church was not lighted till some years later. to follow their former occupations. In order to enable them to earn a living Daily service was at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., the latter being changed to 5 p.m. in and thus to preserve their self-respect and happiness, work shops in various the summer. On Saints' days it was always at 11, and was well attended. parts of England are being started for the purpose of teaching them a trade Mrs. Rooke, her visitors, some of the maids and men servants, gardeners suited to their disability. and garden women were present, as well as members from most of the Kind friends are undertaking to visit every house and plead the cause of these houses. Eleven o'clock was also the hour for service on Wednesdays and men. You will be asked to place your contribution, collected at your Fridays in Lent. Christmas Day dinner, in an envelope which will be left at your house and Whitsunday was a day on which everyone appeared in something white, a collected from you after Christmas Day. straw bonnet with white ribbons, a white or very light-coloured dress, &c. We are sure that everyone in Frenchay and Hambrook will wish to contribute Whitmonday always saw the Church crowded, as the "White Horse Club" something, and the success of this great effort should be assured. walked; they came to Church with their band, which played at the service In view of the fact that we are being asked to give up not only luxuries but the (11 a.m.), the congregation turning to the west, where the band was seated in necessaries of life, we are considering whether we ought not to abandon the the gallery; each man in the Club carried a staff with a gold horse at the end issue of the Parish Magazine temporarily. The cost of the production of the (I believe it was brass), and wore a blue rosette. After the service they went Magazine has risen, and a further advance will take place in January. to every house and played, the children being allowed to dance on the lawn, For some time past the Magazine has been sold below cost price. There is and Mr. Francis Tuckett gave each man a peony, which he proudly wore. great shortage of paper, the Government is making a fresh call on all labour A dinner at the White Horse Inn, Hambrook, about 3 o'clock, ended the for national purposes, and it may be that we ought to make this sacrifice for proceedings, which I fear were sometimes rather too hilarious. national ends. Christmas decorations were very elaborate; wreaths or ivy from all the pillars, In the event of such a course being taken we hope to place in the Church -framed texts between them round the gallery, all the windows hung with Porch a monthly record of Parochial Events and arrangements. ivy, a framed text below the east window, and wreaths wherever they could be placed on pulpit, font, and reading desks, and in front of the choir. Of Church Collections. £. s. d. course it took some time to make them up and wedge them in, as no nails October 7 1 17 2 October 14 1 19 0 were allowed; and, if Christmas day came on a Monday; no decorations October 21 266 October 28 1 17 2 were put up till the morning, but willing hands made light work; and we were all young. I remember one year; as we came from Church the Roll of Honour. School-master and boys were in front of our, house singing "Christians, It is with deep regret, and sympathy with their relatives and friends, that we awake," and were surprised to see us return from our work and very wide have to record the death of Alec Stuart, eldest son of Albert Thomas awake. No flowers were put in the Church till about 1865, when we had Bullock, Rosslyn, Staple Hill, who was in the London Artists, Rifles. He was some lovely camellias given us. We arranged them round the pulpit on moss, severely wounded in France, and died in hospital at Stockport;. He was and then asked our rector, Mr. Carter, to come and inspect them. He was buried at Frenchay on the 17th inst. rather horrified at our daring innovation, but thought they looked so well And of Herbert William Hunt, Gloucester Hussars, son of Charles H. and that, if it was not likely to offend the feelings of the congregation, they Helen M. Hunt, Fish-ponds, who died of wounds, in Palestine, on Nov 5th. might remain. We never heard that anyone was hurt by their introduction. Christmas was the only Festival when the Church was decorated, and Glos. 22, V.A. Detachment. nothing was removed till February 2nd, so, that the wreaths had to be of a We are very glad to report that the names of two members of the Frenchay lasting character. And here I must speak of dear Sarah Webb (young Detachment, Miss D. N. M. Bowen and Miss B. M. Coles, have been George's wife), who always brought a large jug of tea, plentifully sweetened brought to the notice of the Secretary for War for valuable services rendered with brown sugar, to refresh us while we worked in the Church. "My dears, at the Cleve Hill Hospital. you must be cold, and some hot tea will do you good," was always her pleasant greeting, and I never remember such delicious tea. How we all Frenchay, 1849 to 19--. (Continued from October.) loved her, and how bright and willing she always was. No party was ever To continue about the Church, all the pews, except in the gallery, had doors, arranged unless she could come to help, and on these occasions she always and, as the aisles were paved with stone, which rose slightly during a frost, wore a dark purple merino gown, black silk apron, and cap with white gauze the doors made a grating sound which was very delightful to the younger ribbon tied under her chin. When she passed away in 1876, aged 63, we all members of the congregation, especially when any person came in late and felt no one could ever fill her place. She was grandmother to our present had a difficulty in opening their doors. In the front rows in the centre were Sexton; indeed that office has always been in his family, as "old George the old people, and among them one of the greatest interest was our old Webb" was appointed Sexton when the Church was built in 1834-5. In 1852 postman, Mr. Parker, great-grand-father of the present post-mistress of General Greenstreet with his wife and family (3 sons and 3 daughters were Hambrook (there was at that time no post office at Frenchay). He was most then living at home) came to Frenchay. They took a great interest in the regular in his attendance, and tried to get all his letters delivered before the Parish, and whilst they were here the Christmas decorations were made at service, otherwise he took them round afterwards, for in those days there their house, and we all worked there some hours each day till they were was no hurry, and there was always a hope that if the letters did not arrive finished. Mr. Hastings Greenstreet took accurate measurements of before we went to Church they might come afterwards. Behind the old everything required, which were passed on to us, and used for many years. people came pews full of servants, for everyone who could do so went to Mr. Carter preached in a black gown, and wore bands, and all were sorry Church in the morning; the men sat under the left gallery, and the women when he ceased to do so. It was many years before we had a surpliced choir. and families who liked to sit together, under the right gallery. When it was G.C.J.Robinson. (to be Continued.) wet the women came in pattens, which they carried up the Church and left by the doors of the pews. The organ was a barrel one, in the gallery at the west end and of course had only a certain number of tunes, which everyone knew pretty well. The school children sat on forms up to the west window, the girls being kept in order by Mrs. Fugill, the Mistress and the boys by George Webb, ''Young George'', as he was called, his father George being alive, and taking an active part in all village matters. He and his wife were a most delightful old couple, and quite a picture of village folk. We were always proud of our Choir, and certainly have had a great many good voices.
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