At the close of the Service at the Firs on the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Jan. 26, the Vicar distributed a number of Bibles, Prayer and Hymn Books, and Story Books, as rewards for regular attendance and good conduct to the children attending the Sunday School. The next evening he made a similar distribution for those attending the Sunday School at Bream. The Parish has lost the services of the Rev. Dr. Bond, who has been appointed to the Curacy of Parkend. Mr. Walter F. Adams ( after his ordination) will succeed to the duties that Dr. Bond so ably fulfilled. We ask the prayers of the Parish for the new Curate. Until he comes the services at Yorkley Wood will not be quite so regular as they have been, but as this only for a few Sundays, we feel sure the Congregation there will understand why the Morning Services at 11 have sometimes to be omitted! The celebrations of Holy Communion will be at 9 in 'the morning.
MOTTO FOR LENT.
" I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me: Hide Thy Face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities." Ps. LL., 3, 9.
A PRAYER FOR 'THE PARISH.
O God, look down in mrercy upon this Parish, and grant it all things needful for its spiritual welfare. Bless and prosper Thy ministering servants in their holy work, and to all Thy people give Thy heavenly grace. May many souls be turned to Thee, and those who are now forgetful of Thy love, be drawn in faith and penitence to Thy Holy Table. Bless those who love Thee, ,and keep them walking in the way of life steadfast .. unto the end, that by them Thy Holy name may be honoured and Thy Kingdom advanced. Give patience to the sick and afflicted ( especially...), and make their sufferings a blessing to them, And finally grant that all who plead the sacrifice of Thy dear Son, may be made one in Him, through the merits of the same Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
January 1, Olive Josephine, Dorothea, Reginald Dobson, and Albert Victor
Dobson, children of Joseph and Hannah Bevan, Lydney Lane, tinplate worker.
January 5, Marjorie Caroline Procter, daughter of John Henry and Clara Margaret Fewings, Ferndale, Secretary to Colliery Company.
January 9, Fanny Elizabeth Downham, Bream's Woodside, 38 years.
January 16, Clara Maria Davis, Whitecroft, 24.
January 26, Walter Thomas, Bream's Eaves, 66.
January 31, Edwin Davies, Monmouth, 60.
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