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[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire, England, 1902)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Magic lantern service
Time of day
2 weeks Van mission
People linked to event

KING, Captain F.J.  (fl. 1900s) – lecturer

Organisations linked to event
‘On the Lookout’ in Church Army gazette

“'An Old Friend With a New Face': The old friend referred to in the title is the Church Army Van. Four years ago, in the early part of 1898, Capt. J. W. Wood of the Worcester Van I, visited this parish and held several lantern mission services in the school-room; they were very much appreciated and very well attended, and have not been forgotten. Last month a Church Army Van came to us again. The 'new face' referred to is C.A. Van Peterborough II Capt. F. J. King, who was in charge of the Van, and his two cadets, Brothers Crump and Carey, held a fortnight's services in the parish. The meetings were generally well attended, and especially so on Sunday evenings when the schoolroom was packed. The beautiful slides thrown upon the sheet were a great source of attraction and enjoyment, while the devout and earnest manner of the missioners, and the straightforward and heart-searching adresses given could not fail to impress those present and strike home to many a heart. (...) A most impressive item was the lantern service held in the church on Good Friday evening. The whole of the services (excepting the lessons and sermons) were thrown upon the sheet, the slides illustrating the hymns of the Passion. While the congregation knelt, the choir sang the ever lovely 'Story of the Cross' which with its touching words and pictures, was also thrown on the sheet. (...)”

Lucerna ID 7000983

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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