1914: December: Parish Magazine

Vicar: Arthur Napier

Church Services

I hope to have the usual Lantern Services on the first three Wednesdays in Advent, namely – December 2nd, 9th and 16th, at 7 p.m.

There will be no Mid-day Service of Communion on the third Sunday of the month, but two Celebrations on Christmas morning at 8 and 11. The collections on this day will be made for the Church of England Society for Waif and Stray Children.


The Lord Bishop of the Diocese held a Confirmation Service at Corfe Castle on Thursday, November 26th, at 3 o’clock. Three candidates were presented from Kingston: George Caines, Seymour Tatchell and Lillian Allen.


We have now, I am proud to say, twelve (in addition to E. J. Collins, at present a prisoner of war) connected directly or indirectly with our village who are serving with the Colours.

May God protect them and enable them to be a credit to their King, their Country and their village home:

William Cooper            Fred Bullen

Walter Hunt                  Robert Grant

James Medd                 Jesse Marsh

Robert Dorey                George Davis

Jack Caines                  Alan Travers

Parish Almanacs

These Almanacs for the New Year can be had after any of the Lantern Services in December.


Nov. 15.            Mary Geraldine de Courcy Cooper

1914: October: Parish Magazine

Vicar: Arthur Napier

There are but few remarks to be made in this month’s Magazine, since everything that might be of interest at ordinary times seems to sink into insignificance in the face of this tremendous war.

The visit from the Rev. A. Lombardini was, I understand, greatly appreciated; as I felt sure, when I invited him, that it would be. I may say also that he, for his part, seems to have thoroughly enjoyed himself here.

The Festival of Thanksgiving for the sage ingathering of Harvest is due to be observed on September 27th. I will leave space for the insertion of the amount collected on behalf of the Bournemouth Hospital. £5 5s. 0d.

I cannot definitely state the date on which the Reading Room will be opened, but I hope the necessary furniture and fittings will be complete about the middle of October.


Aug. 30.            George Frederick William Cooper

Sep. 27.            Frederick Edward John Collins