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[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, January 1894)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Magic lantern service
January 1894
2 weeks mission
People linked to event

WEBB, Reverend A.  (fl. 1890s) – lecturer

WEBB, Ernest  (fl. 1890s) – lantern operator

William R. Davey, ‘The Church's Holy War: News from the Battlefield’ in Church Army gazette

“'How to Get 300 People To a Gospel Meeting': We have just concluded a week's special Magic Lantern Mission, Headquarters kindly supplying the slides and Mr. Shackelton, a friend of our C.A. Corps, printing the bills free of cost. The attendance was – Wednesday evening, 200 children; Thursday, 50 adults; Friday, 20 adults; Saturday, 45; Sunday evening 300; and Tuesday, 70. Results have been (i) Fresh faces brought in, (ii) about ₤1 extra collections netted, (iii) a decided change from the ordinary services, and chief of all, believe it has resulted in souls blessed. Our Curate, Rev. A. Webb, explained the pictures on three of the evenings, and his son, Master E. Webb, each worked the double lanterns. We hope to have another somtime in February.”

Lucerna ID 7000104

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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