Civic and Community
Going to Church
Many people's days were occupied with church related activities. September
24th feel in the middle of the Harvest Festival season and many diarists were
busy in connection with this.
- Worked in Abergavenny Baptists Church weekly coffee morning
until mid-day - town crowded for market day. Lots of visitors to the town
- we were busy selling coffee, tea, toast and home made cakes - takings were
£35 towards Church heating and lighting costs. My six pots of home made
jam sold almost immediately! Spent an hour and a half counting the Church
money from Sunday's Harvest Service and Harvest lunch collection and
preparing - and balancing - the Church accounts.
Abergavenny Baptists Church
- My neighbour called later, we finished off a bottle of sherry
and discussed church matters - mother's union, harvest festival and fund
- My leisure time was attending the United Reformed Church Fellowship
meeting at the home of one of the church members when a lady gave a short
talk telling of her experiences, working in London as a telephonist, during
the World War II, and we all enjoyed tea and chocolate biscuits.
- Took a car full to the afternoon meeting
at the Mission Hall Cwmtwrch. About 25 of us from lots of different churches
in the area. Lovely sandwiches, cake, catch up on chat over a cup of tea afterwards.
- To Cusop at 7.30 to take choir practice. Worked at the music
for forthcoming Harvest Service (Friday 27th September). 15 choristers present
and Dr Derek Wilson playing the organ. The Harvest Sung Evensong will be conducted
according to the Book of Common Prayer which, together with the music, is
mainly as the service would have been 100 years ago (except for the Anthem
setting of Psalm 65 for which I wrote the music in 1995).
Hymns: Come ye thankful
To Thee, O Lord our hearts we raise;
Fair waved the golden corn, and
We plough the fields and scatter.
Psalm 65, the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis sung to Anglican Chant.
Prayers and responses: Tallis Festal in C.
Anthem: Thou visitest the Earth
Final Amen: Stainer's Sevenfold.
Two accounts of a Harvest Festival service which took place a fewdays after
September 24th are on this page.