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Buckley Parish Church Magazine p.3"

August 1952





It is our custom to close our classes for the month of August and we shall be doing so again this year. We shall re-open on the first Sunday is September, when there will be a children's service at 2.30.


We appeal to parents to encourage their children to come to the Sung Eucharist on Sunday mornings and not let them stay away altogether because the Sunday School is closed for the month. Parents can help most in this matter by bringing their children and not just sending them.




There will be no Evening Service at the Good Shepherd on Sunday, 3rd August, but this year it will be possible to hold services on the other Sundays. The monthly celebration of the Holy Communion will be on the second Sunday in August at 9 a.m. We hope that this arrangement will meet the circumstances in Drury and that the services will be well attended in August.




It is good to know that there is great activity and much enthusiasm on behalf of the Appeal Fund and there are reports in the press of parishes which have already reached their target. It is encouraging to know that the Church in her hour of need, is receiving the support of those who are outside the Church and that many Nonconformist friends are anxious to help.


The mainspring of the Appeal will be our own personal contributions. Collectors are getting to the task of covering the parish of Buckley and we hope that the reponse in personal subscriptions and promises will be a substantial amount towards the £850 which this parish is asked to find towards the £500,000 which the Church needs for her work.




The following scholars of Saint Matthew's Primary School have passed the scholarship examination:- Dorothy Astbury, Virginai Corrigan, Timothy Edwards, Jean Griffiths, Patricia Hampson, Josephine Hayes, Jenifer Peters, Margaret Roberts, Robina Roberts, Anne Shone. Also Joseph Fennah, who qualified in the transfer examination. The high percentage of passes has been maintained again this year and the Headmaster and his staff deserve the highest praise for their work. We congratulate the children on their success and on the distinction whcich they have brought to the school.




All that we associate with the Buckley Jubilee was again in evidence when we joined the procession on the second Tuesday in July. The procession was a long one, the children were dressed in their best clothes, the carts were gaily decorated and the large crowds who watched testified to the firm place the Jubilee has to the people of Buckley.


There was a good gathering of children in Church for the Service before we set out to join the throng on the Common. We had the honour to lead the procession again this year. The weather after a dull morning cleared in the afternoon to give bright sunshine.


After returning from the Lane End, the children were entertained to tea in the school and they certainly enjoyed a very good tea, and not forgetting the strawberries which had been provided free by three kind gentlemen. Afterwards games and sports were held on the Vicarage lawn.


We thank all who helped to provide a happy afternoon for the children, those who contributed towards the cost of the tea, the ladies who prepared and served it, and also those who helped to decorate the lorries.


Through the kindness of local farmers we were able to provide horse-drawn vehicles to convey the youger children and we thank Mr Peter Thompson and Mrs Williams, Stud Farm, for putting the horses and lorries at our disposal and Mr J. Kelly for the loan of a motor lorry.




The proceeds from the recent production of "Without a Prince" amount to about £25 and it has been decided to make this up to £50 from Group Funds and to donate this amount to the Welsh Church Appeal.


The weekly play readings continue to be very well attended and we have had the pleasure in welcoming several new memebrs to the group. It has been decided to continue meeting on Friday evenings throughout the summer, and if there are any who are interested and wish to join we shall be glad if they will come along.




Aug. 3 - Mrs Weigh and Mrs R. Hughes

Aug.10 - Miss Humphreys, The Vaults

Aug.17 - Mrs Edwards, Drury Lane

Aug.24 - Mrs Hayes, Poplars

Aug.31 - Miss L. Beavan

Sept. 7 - Mrs Scragg




Parish Church Good Shepherd

6 ... ... £9.10.3 6 ... ... £0.19.3

13 ... ... 8.11.9 13 ... ... 1. 1.3

20 ... ... 8.16.5 20 ... ... 1. 1.3

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£26.18.5 £3. 1.9

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Author: Anon


Year = 1952

Month = August

Document = Journal

Event = Historic

Extra = 1950s

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