“The agony of the War is over, but on all sides there is unrest and discontent, and a weakening of the moral fibre”

Was peacetime all it was hoped to be?

Rector’s Letter

My dear people,

During recent Sundays I have more than once from the pulpit drawn your thoughts to the special difficulties of the days through which we are now passing. The agony of the War is over, but on all sides there is unrest and discontent, and a weakening, it seems to me, of the moral fibre, which is very disturbing. What ought we to do? In the first place let us strive each one of us by the help of God’s Holy Spirit to put one strong, earnest, upright life – a life with a sense of duty, and honest work – into the body corporate, and then pray that, as God was with Israel of old, when He said, “Fear not thou: for I am with thee”, so may He be with England to-day, and crush the disintegrating forces of Bolshevism and slackness and extravagance, and teach our nation the dignity of the self-respecting manhood which is given to us in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Yours faithfully,

George H Williams

Remenham parish magazine, September 1919 (D/P99/28A/5)

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