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Issue Number: 339  Nov   1902

Vicar :
Curate: Rev, Albert Henry Bancroft L.D.

Baptisms
October 4 - Claude William Albert, son of Albert George and Emily Brown, Parkend Road, collier.
October 15 - Doris Rosa, daughter of Edward and Susan Ellen Ward, Mill Hill, collier.
October 18 - Oliver James, son of Henry and Sophia Rudge, Bream, collier.
October 26 - Annette Ada, daughter of Harry and Ada Elizabeth Yarworth, Bream, butcher.
October 27 - Thomas, son of Richard and Rosa Beach, Mill Hill, collier. Private.

Burials
October 12 - William Phipps, Bream's Eaves, aged 30 years.
October 15 - George Osborne Hancock, Bream's Eaves, aged 19 years.
October 16 - George Frederick Elsmore, Bream's Woodside, aged 17 days.
October 18 - Charles Wilding, Saunders Green, aged 71 years.
October 19 - Richard Theodore Shingles, Bream's Woodside, aged 21 years.

Harvest Thanksgiving
At the Parish Church, harvest thanksgiving services were held on Wednesday October 1st when Holy Communion was celebrated at 7.30 a.m., and Choral Evensong followed at 7 p.m.. The Rev. Thomas Longstaff, vicar of S. Stephens Cinderford, preached in the evening to a large and very appreciative congregation. The church was very nicely decorated, and the music under the conductorship of Mr. James Kidson, was rendered with great taste. Indeed much praise is due to the organist, choir and the church decorators.
On October 2nd a public tea and social gathering took place in the school, when a pleasant evening was spent, and the proceeds 9s 9d given to the fund for providing books for the choir. All present must have been pleased to welcome amongst them our old friend, the Rev. W.F. Adams

Vicar's Farewell Letter
The Vicarage,
October 27th, 1902.
My dear Parishioners and Friends,
As it is clearly impossible for me to visit every house in Bream and Yorkley Wood before leaving, I take this opportunity of saying good-bye to many whom I cannot reach in person.
First I want to thank those church workers who have helped the church so efficiently and self-denyingly during the last six year; and at the same time I wish to convey my thanks to the multitude of parishioners by whom I have been most graciously received at all times. I shall not forget Bream, nor its people.
In the next place I should like to ask your prayers for God's blessing upon Naunton, whither I am going, as well as your prayers and your earnest support for my successor in this parish.
And finally let me say how heartily glad it will make me at all times to hear of the growing prosperity of the Church in Bream and Yorkley wood.
The Parish and Church I commend into God's keeping as I sign myself for the last time,
Your affectionate Vicar,
Ernest F. Eales

New Vicar
The Bishop has offered the Cure of Souls here to Rev. George William Leonard Cass, B.A., formerly curate of S. Stephen's Cheltenham, and Mr. Cass has accepted the charge, and hopes to come into residence before Christmas.


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