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[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Durham, County Durham, England, 1909)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Magic lantern service
Van mission
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GARLICK, Captain   (fl. 1900s) – lecturer

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‘untitled’ in Church Army gazette

“A Van and its visitors. - We have all lately been pleased, and invigorated in mind and soul by the presence by the Church Army Workers during their brief visit to St. Mark's Parish, Durham. The Church Army has its own bright, distinctive methods of work, and there were amply exemplified in Capt. Garlick and Cadet Antrobus. They were provided with admirable lantern slides, which formed a very attractive feature in the week-night and Sunday Services. The most impressive Service, viz., the 'Sermon of Silence,'took place on the second Sunday evening (after evening Service at St. Mark's) in a crowded schoolroom. In very truth a pin might have been heard to drop as a series representations were given on the white sheet comprising the chief incidents in the life of the Saviour. In one, a kneeling female figure, saved from the swelling waters and clasping the Cross with both arms, represented the soul cast solely upon 'The Rock of Ages' for support. The Holy Drama, beginning with the little Babe upon the Virgin Mother's knee terminated with ''Christ in Benediction'-a pure, white Figure with arms outstretched to bless the world. We regret to say that one or two of the night Services were but poorly attended, but this must be partly ascribed to bad weather amd ailments incidental to the winter season. On Wednesday evening, there was a crowded audience in Little Heath Schoolroom, to hear Capt. Garlick to give a graphic account of the Army work. The lecture was illustrated by a number of interesting slides, which portrayed various aspects of the work-social, industrial, and also labours of the Church Army in prison life. With all his earnestness, the young Captain has a bright, manner and keen sense of humour which, mingled with the inevitable pathos of much of his recital, was calculated to move to laughter as well as to tears. We must not omit mention of our visit to the Van. There it stood, for all to see, on the pleasants green behind. Mrs. James Clark's hospitable haouse at the Smithy-displaying its ensign 'God is Love.' It must not be imagined that the Van always serves as a conveyance: it is generalls sent on in advance, while the journeys from one field of action to another are accomplished on cycles. One can, indeed, do everything in the Van (the interior of which is heated by a small stove), cook, eat, sleep, study, &c., in comfort. Many persons, including Lord Stamford, visited the workers, and were interested in the ingenious arrangements of t heir Van, and in their accounts of past experience. Parish Magazine.”

Lucerna ID 7001255

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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