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Issue Number: 2  February   1867

The BREAM MAGAZINE, February 1867.

A prize of a bat is promised to the boy, and of a work box to the girl, who shall have attended the day school the greatest number of times, between January 14, and the anniversary day, which falls early in July.


1. -Regular attendance at the Parsonage Bible Class, or the Sunday School.
2.-Good conduct.
3.- Every time of coming into school after prayers in the morning, and grace in the afternoon, to count as only half an attendance.

On Wednesday, January 16, the annual meeting of Gough’s and Pawlett’s, and of Hall Trustees, was held in the School ; Sir James Campbell in the chair, The accounts being balanced, it was found that £33-13s- 4d was available for distribution; , fencing and gates for some of the land belonging to the Trust having reduced the balance several pounds below that of last year, causing unavoidable disappointment to several applicants.

On Monday, January 21, a vestry meeting was held, to take into consideration the enlargement of the Churchyard. It was carried unanamously that enlargement is necessary; and the best plan will be to add the Chapel Hay to the present Churchyard.The matter is now before the Burial Board of the parish of Newland. Within the last ten years , there have been 270 burials in Bream Churchyard.

It is with great regret that we announce the departure from St Briavels of the Rev.H. Walmisley, whohas been Vicar for more than 7 years, and is now appointed to the Incumbency of Rode, Cheshire, Our music has often been made better by some hints of his, and our choir will always look back with pleasure on the privilege, twice allowed them, of taking part in the harvest festivals at St. Briavels. Mr. Walmisley has presented to Bream Church, a new Bible, Prayer Book, and Communion Service Book and to the Mission Service, at Bunny’s Wood, the Prayer Desk, in use in the Reading Room, at St. Briavels, during the repairing of the Church. As his neighbours and fellow-churchmen, we all wish him God-speed, and shall remember him with friendly gratitude.

Mr. Smith’s annual tea party and concert is fixed for Wednesday, Feb.6th; Tickets, one shilling each.

E.Machen preached from Ecclesiastes vi. 9. The collection amounted nearly £5, which has procured for us the new standard candlesticks, by the chancel steps.

On August 4, was the second annual flower show. The weather was unfavourable, only one tent being able to stand against the winds. However, the attendance was good ; and the show of vegetables, flowers, &c., far better than the former year's.
On August 16, the Rev. John Burdon examined the schools, as Diocesan Inspector. We are happy to say he reported very favourably of the general condition, and especially of the religious knowledge of both boys and girls.
On November 2, the first penny reading was held ; since then it has been a fortnightly treat. December 11, the missionary meeting was held, as reported in our last number.
The year began with a visitation of small-pox, which carried off seven persons, and ended with but little sickness among us.-Ps. xxiii. 6.

The Sunday school and Day-school Teachers, Choristers, Churchwardens, and others, with their wives, and a few other friends, spent a cheerful evening together in the School-rooms, on Thursday evening, January 10th. Various games, music, and conversation, enlivened the party, according to their several tastes. This annual gathering is a source of great pleasure to Mr. and Mrs. Witherby, whose only regret about the matter is, that the Parsonage cannot accommodate all their kind fellow- workers at once; though, on the other hand, they are very thankful that there are so many who give up their time and talents to the work of the Church. May we all continue to work harmoniously together, not only till our next social gathering, but till, by God’s mercy, we all meet at the heavenly feast hereafter. Our pleasures, as well as our troubles, should help us to look to a brighter world than this.

December 30, 1866, Matilda Ann, daughter of John and the late Harriet Jones, Bream’s Eaves.
January 6, 1867, Matilda Alice, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Preest, Collier.
January 13, Julia Ann, daughter of Alfred and Maria Clarke, Mason.
January 21, Theresa Helena, daughter of John and Theresa Richards, Collier.

January 3, Eliza, wife of John Lucas, aged 31.

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