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[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Atherington, Devon, England, 1899)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Magic lantern service
Time of day
People linked to event

KIRBY, Cadet   (fl. 1890s) – lantern operator

NARBETH, Captain   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – lecturer

W.W. Arthur, S.H. Dogson, F.H. Longley and A.H. Sellwood, ‘The Church's Holy War’ in Church Army gazette

“'Plain speeking with a vengeance.' - Atherington. - I feel very grateful, for Capt. Narbett amd Cadet Kirby conducted the services nicely and reverently. The addresses have been both deeply spiritual and practical. Two of the services seem to me to demand special mention, viz., the lantern service on the 'Passion,' and the service for men only on Sunday afternoon. The evangelist's address at this service was admirable (subject 'Purity'). It was plain speaking with a vengeance, but very reverent. The attendance during the week was most encouraging, and on several occasions aver-taxed the capacity of the national schoolroom. On Sunday evening the room could not hold the people, so I took upon myself the responsibility of taking them to the church, where an address was given from the latern. Most of the servicesshould, I think, be held in the church. The missioners vsited the people in their homes, and treated the children to a lantern story, 'The Torn BIble'. I hope we shall have another visit, bit it should not be for less than a fortnight. W.W. Arthur, Rector.”

Lucerna ID 7000691

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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