Vicar: Arthur Napier
National Relief Fund
In hearty response to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales appeal that all churches and chapels should make a collection to the above fund, Kingston Church gave the largest offering which has been made by the congregation. The generous sum, £11 14s. 6d., was forwarded to Buckingham Palice on Monday, August 17th.
National Defence Society
The above offering, which was a special effort made upon an unique occasion of course substantially interfered with the usual monthly collection made on the following Sunday, August 23rd; but even so, we managed to give the Rev. F. Lombardini the sum of £2 17s. at the end of the day, after he had opened our eyes to the cause which he so eloquently pleaded at the Evening Service on that day.
You will forgive me if I seem to pass by the one subject which is on our lips and in our hearts at this time; but truly I feel that there is nothing which I can in so short a space helpfully add to that which I am gradually counselling you from the pulpit.
On Sunday, August 16th, we used the full service appointed for the Church on behalf of the King’s Naval and Military forces.
The Diocesan Inspector, the Rev. J. W. Coulter, made his annual visit and examination of the Kingston School in religious knowledge on July 30th, and afterwards sent the following most satisfactory report:
This School has had many difficulties to contend against during the year, having been closed three times for illness. In spite of this the religious knowledge is very good throughout. The teaching is most carefully given and the tone is excellent.
(Signed) F.W. Coulter Diocesan Inspector
Rifle Club Notes
Our rifle season closed on Saturday, August 1st, which by kind permission of Mr. Candy was allowed as a half-holiday for the purpose. The weather left much to be desired, but the shooting was not greatly interfered with by the rain. Appended is a list of prize-winners, who received their rewards from Mrs. Guise at 7.30 the same evening, to the accompaniment of a pleasant programme of music by the Band.
George Coombes, the cup and 10s. 229
Walter Beck, 8s. 227
Walter Dorey, 6s. 220
Jesse Gale, 4s. 219
Thomas Joyce, Bell medal 217
George Langtree, Roberts’ medal 211
Leonard Jeffrey, 2s. 211
George Davis, Express medal 208
Charles Orchard, Daily Telegraph certificate
and S.M.R.C. Medal 203
Arthur Travers, Daily Mail certificate 200
Aug 16. Alice Vincent