Everyone’s hearts and minds are full of the war

The editor of the Longworth parish magazine had this to say about the war news:

The Rector and I shall still be away from Longworth when this magazine is delivered, and we are sure that every one’s heart and mind will be, as ours are, full of the War which, as we write, is raging in Europe. Instead of news therefore, this month we publish our Bishop’s letter to us his people, being very sure that many will desire to possess and ponder over his message. We have been privileged to join these holidays with many Christian people, at the daily Eucharists and other services, in intercessions for our army and navy, and our allies, and we hear of intercession services and work parties for the same cause at home. We should like to have the names of all those who have volunteered for, or been recalled to active service from Longworth, in order that they may be constantly remembered by name before the Throne of God. We would specially ask the members of the M.U. [Mothers’ Union]; C.E.M.S. [Church of England Men’s Society], and other communicants, to undertake this work on their behalf.

Longworth parish magazine, September 1914 (D/P83/28A/9)

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