THOSE were the days, when an energetic parson could found a newparish almost single-handedly - although the Revd Paul Wyatt hadthe help of his brother, the Revd Vitruvius Wyatt. It was 1889, andthe church was St Leonard's, a "tin tabernacle" in Victoria Road,Bedford, to serve the growing railway industry in that area of thefairly new diocese of St Albans. The brothers alsofounded St Leonard's Hospital, to provide meals for theconvalescents in the town.
The church grew, ...
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