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[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Scamblesby, Lincolnshire, England, 21 February - 9 March 1898)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Magic lantern service
21 February 1898 – 9 March 1898
ongoing event
2 weeks Van mission
People linked to event

PLACE, Lieutenant   (fl. 1890s) – lantern operator

BECK, Captain   (fl. 1890s) – lecturer

Organisations linked to event

– organiser

Alfred J. Soden, ‘The Church's Holy War’ in Church Army gazette

“'Looking for more': The 'Lincoln' Church Army Mission Van arrived here on Feb. 21, in charge of Capt. C.W. Beck and Llieut. Place, who were cordially received by the Vicar, the Rev. A.J. Soden. The stay of the Van lasted over a fortnight, and during each evening in the week, expect Sturday, Capt. Beck held a Special Service in the school, which was generally well attended. The two Missioners also gave Addresses in the church on Sunday. The Lantern Services at the school were a considerable attraction, and great attention was given to the excellent Addresses of the Captain and his Lieutenant. Let us devoutly hope that many of those who attended theser Special Services will be led to a better appreciation of the Church and her teaching. God grant that the result of this Church Mission may be the bringing forth of 'fruit' which will 'remain'. The Van left for Alford on Wednesday, March 9, accompanied with many good wishes. Alfred J. Soden, Vicar.”

Lucerna ID 7000649

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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