In our church, stuck on to many of the pew bookrests are the remains of old notices that have been worn away over the years. They are mostly illegible, but, if you piece bits together, some of what is written can be be made out. I wonder if anyone has knowledge of such notices and can provide the full version: “to every member of the congregation . . . effectionally ENT . . . aloud in the . . . Also in each AMEN . . . possible in the SINGING throughout the service.” There may be at least two more lines that are entirely lost.
The 1969 Measure states that non-residents must have habitually attended public worship for six months prior to their enrolment on the church electoral roll. If non-residents who formerly attended church now, kindly, regularly receive holy communion in their homes, from their church, can this be accepted as an entitlement for continued enrolment?
The Church quite rightly gives special attention to the sufferings of Mary at the foot of the Cross; is there any evidence that Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist was still alive when John was beheaded, and what her reaction may have been?
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