Sunday, 7 December 2014
Thursday, 4 December 2014
The hermit, St Leonard of Horsham at his devotions
The frontispiece of the 11th century Liber Vitae
Revd. Arthur Chichester Crookshank.
The old St Andrew's Mission Rooms in Barrington Road.
At the beginning of this article, I showed a photograph of the dedication plaque which is situated in the vestibule of the church. The following photograph is of the corresponding entry at the beginning of the very first register for St Leonard's.
(Please note thatThe Revd. Ernest Green never got to enjoy the post of “priest in charge”. Initially he “covered” during the long interregnum following Revd K Hyde-Dunn’s departure (1977-1983), but remained looking after St Leonard's flock following the installation of the Revd George Glew as Priest-in-charge of St Mark’s and St Leonard's on 22nd May 1983.)
Register entry for Revd Farnworth's last service, 21st July 1946.
Revd Farnworth & the organist, Miss Taylor, with choir outside St Leonards
A party to celebrate Victory in Europe outside St Leonards, 2nd July 1945.
The new font, bedecked in flowers at the dedication service 29th June 1950
...and another parishioner, Elizabeth Beckwith, has passed me a photograph of her late husband, Michael, from when he was a choir-boy during the same period of time.
Register entry Revd Edwin LW Bell 1st service 21st Mar 1954
Register entry Revd Edwin LW Bell last service 30th Nov 1954
By the Summer of 1960, a successor had been found to the Rev. D. A. Johnson, and a very warm welcome was made to the Rev & Mrs M Walker.
Rev. Walker soon began to tackle both the spiritual and the pastoral aspects of the church which he felt important, in order to not only combat the rise in delinquency amongst the youth of the times, but also to provide them with alternative activities, as a means of concentrating their minds away from raves, cinema and TV.
I reproduce the article here in its entirety: