The sorrow and burden of it all

Worshippers at Trinity Church in Queen’s Road, Reading, remembered those serving overseas.

To many of us the morning service on the first Sunday in the year [2 January] was one of the most memorable we have ever attended. Our thoughts went out to France, and the long khaki line which is defending our homes, while we listened to the names of those from our own church that were on the Roll of Honour, and maybe we felt the sorrow and burden of it all almost too heavy, but when we had finished the glorious old hymn of the Christians, we knew that “Our shelter from the stormy blast” was still our sure defence, and were comforted.

Trinity Congregational Church, Reading: church magazine, February 1916 (D/EX1237/1/11)

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