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NETHERWASDALE.
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The harvest festival was held in Netherwasdale on Sunday and  Monday last.
The church had been tastefully decorated by various ladies of the  congregation,
aided by Mr. EDGAR, gardener of Low Wood Hall:-

Mrs. HUDDART

Miss. LeROSSIGNOL, Gale SYKE

Mrs. CROSS, Gale Syke

Miss. BAKER

Miss. TUSTIN, of the vicarage, undertook the work of decorating the church  -
a task which was rendered all the easier by the generous way with which all  
the parishioners came forward with contributions of corn, flowers, fruit and  
vegetables.

 Great regret was expressed at the absence of Miss. MUSGRAVE, of  Wasdale
Hall, this year, who was prevented by a family engagement  from  being present,
but she kindly sent several textx as her contribution to the  work. Mr. HALL
from Essendom, Herts, sent several texts, banners and shields,  which rendered
good service in making the little church present a festive  appearance.

 The services on Sunday were taken by the vicar, The Rev. John BAKER,  M. A.
The day being fine there were large congregations. The offertories on  Sunday,
and the proceeds of the parochial tea which was held Monday evening,  which
amounted to upwards of £7, will be devoted to the Parochial Schools, a  fund
for lighting and warming the church, and the Church Missionary  Society.

 On Monday a Parochial Tea was held in the Schoolroom, when upwards of  100
people sat down to tea, which was presided over by: -

Mrs. CROSS

Miss. BAKER

Mrs. HUDDART.

 Subsequently another service was held in the church. The first lesson  was
read by the Rev. J. WORDSWORTH, rector of Gosforth; the second lesson by the  
Rev. W. GABBOTT, vicar of St. John’s, Beckermet. The  preacher was the Ven.  A.
B. CROSSE, M. A., vicar of St. George’s, Barrow and the Archdeacon of  
Furness, who delivered an eloquent, practical and earnest address.

 After the evening service an entertainment, consisting of readings  and
songs was given in the schoolroom under the presidency of the vicar, Rev. J.  
BAKER. There was a crowded attendance in spite of the very unfortunate weather,  
and the concert was regarded as very satisfactory. The songs were respectively  
accompanied by Messrs. KERSHAW, BROWN, and BOWMAN.

 At the conclusion of the concert, the Venerable Archdeacon CROSSE  proposed
a vote of thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who had contributed to the  night’
s performance, and also assisted at decorating the church, and presiding  at
the tea tables. This was seconded by Mr. MUSGRAVE, of Wasdale Hall. Mr. BAKER  
returned thanks.
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HENSINGHAM.
On Sunday the usual Harvest Festival was held in St. John’s  Church,
Hensingham, the interior of which presented a very neat appearance  reflecting credit
on those who carried out the decorations, namely: -

The vicar, Rev. W. H. WILKINSON

Mr. W. BLACK

Mr. J. BINEHAM

Jas. ANDRAWARTHA

A. ANDRAWARTHA

W. ANDRAWARTHA

Misses. WILKINSON

Miss. HARLAND

Misses BRAITHWAITE (two)

Miss. WALTERS

Miss. J. WILSON

Miss. STIVEN

Miss. COLLINS

 Flowers and fruit and evergreens were sent by:-

Mr. POSTLETHWAITE, Hollins

Mr. FLETCHER, Cargate

Mr. MUSGRAVE, Richmond Hill

Mr. THOMPSON, The Cross.

 Grain being sent by: -

Mr. SHERWEN, Jericho

Mr. BROWN, Chapelhouse

Mr. TURNER, Low Hall.

 The morning service was conducted by the Rev. Stuart HALL, vicar of  the
Christ Church, Whitehaven, the text from which the sermon was preached being  St.
James, I., 17. At 3 p.m. an organ recital was given by the choir, conducted  
by Mr. C. E. JAGGER, the members being assisted, for the day, by Miss. HODGSON
 and Messrs L. TAYLOR, J. ROSE, and J. McGILL, members of the Trinity Church  
Choir, Whitehaven. Miss. HODGSON rendered  with much carefulness and  feeling
the vocal solos, “How beautiful are the feet” and “I know that my  Redeemer
liveth.” The  evening sermon was preached by the vicar. The church  was
crowded, many being unable to obtain attendance.

 Collections were taken at all the services and the amount £6 13s 3d  was
applied to the organ and choir fund.

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WAVERTON.

Special Thanksgiving services were held at the Waverton Church  on Sunday
last, when the Rev. J. B. KAYSS, vicar of Wigton, preached an  effective and
appropriate sermon from the text in psalm 145, verse 10.

 The church was very handsomely decorated, and bore evident signs of  patient
labour and artistic taste having been devoted to it. Misses BARNES,  Waverton
Villa; Misses HENDERSON and the Misses. JEFFERSON, of Waverton, and  others
carried out the work.

 The collections amounted to £2 6s 3d.
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CALDBECK.

Thanksgiving services for the ingathering of the harvest were  held in St.
Mango’s (sp?) Church, Caldbeck, on Sunday last.

 The interior of the church was very nicely decorated, though not to  the
profuse extent of former years. The ladies who kindly undertook the labour  of
love were: -

Mrs. SIMPSON, the Rectory

Mrs. FURNESS, Hesket-New Market

Miss. EMMERSON, Caldbeck

Miss. PATTINSON, Wigton.

 Proper psalms were sung, and lessons appropriate to the occasion were  read.
Canon PRESCOTT, Archdeacon of Carlisle, was announced to preach in the  
evening, but owing to a severe cold he was unable to undertake so long a drive  in
the night air. The sermon, however, which he had kindly prepared for the  
occasion, was sent to the rector, who delivered it during the morning service.  It
was founded on Deuteronomy xi, 11 and 12, and was a bright and able  
exposition of the spiritual lessons of Harvest time suited to the population of  the
Fellside parish, and more especially suggested by “a land of hills and  valleys.


 In the evening the place of the Archdeacon was filled by the Rev. Mr.  
LOTHIAN, curate of Wigton, who preached an appropriate sermon from Isaiah ix, 3.  
The congregations at both services were  unusually large, and more  especially
in the evening, when every seat in the in the church was occupied.  The
offertories, amounting to £4, were devoted to the foreign missions.

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ULPHA.

The annual Harvest Thanksgiving Services in connection with the  above place
of worship took place on Sunday last. The church had been very  nicely
decorated for the occasion by the following ladies (who also provided the  flowers): -

Mrs. KEWLEY

The Misses. STEPHENSON, Biggart Mire

The Misses GUNSON, Crook

The Misses. HUTCHINSON

Miss. MANDER

Miss. EDWARDS

Mrs. ATKINSON, Low Hurst

Miss. A. WALKER

 Most of the farmers contributed grain. The morning service was  conducted by
the vicar, Rev. W. KEWLEY.

 The proper psalms were the 65th and the 103rd and the hymns 143, 144  and
141 (SP.CK). The choir sung the hymns and the responses very effectively.  The
Rev. J. IRVING, vicar of Millom, preached a very eloquent and appropriate  
sermon from St. Luke xiii, 39, “The harvest is the end of the world.” The  
service was repeated in the evening, when the Rev. W. KEWLEY preached a very  
effective and suitable sermon from 2nd Corinthians, ix, 10.

 The offertory which amounted to £5, will be devoted to the expenses  of the
organist and choir.
 
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WORKINGTON.

On Sunday evening, the special services for the conclusion of the  harvest
were given in St. John’s Church, Workington. The church was most  tastefully
decorated. Fringes of corn were run around the pulpit, reading desk  and lectern,
with wreaths of evergreen, fruit and flowers. The communion table  was also
prettily ornamented with corn, flowers &c.

 The preacher in the morning was the Rev. H. D. RAWNSLEY, of Keswick,  who
gave a most eloquent and impressive sermon founded upon the text, “Man shall  
not live by bread alone.” The vicar, the Rev. J. J. THORNLEY, read the prayers,  
and the choir, under Mr. LEWENDEN, rendered an anthem and other special music
in  fine style. The church was crowded.

 In the evening the capacious  edifice was crammed to its utmost  capacity, a
number of seats and chairs deposited about the aisles to accommodate  the
great number of worshippers. The Rev. T. LNOWLES read the prayers and the  Rev.
J. J. THORNLEY preached a very suitable extempore sermon from Psalms 145,  15th
and 16th, “The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou giveth them their meat  
in due season. Thou openest Thine Hand and satisfieth the desire of every
living  thing.” The choir sang the anthem, “O give thanks.”

 The collections were for the additional Curate’s Fund and the Home  and
Foreign Missions, realized over £20. It may be added that the members of the  
Workington Artillery Volunteers paraded on Sunday morning, and attended divine  
service in St. John’s Church. There was a muster of between fifty and sixty men  
under the command of  of Captain CORNER and Lieut. SALTER. The Band of  
Maryport Artillery Volunteers headed the procession.

 The decorations were allowed to remain during the week, and the  church was
visited by a great number of people to inspect them. The Communion  table and
the lectern were especially chaste, and the pulpit and the choir were  also
considerably beautified by a neat arrangement of flowers and corn. A large  
number of exotic plants were arranged in front of the Communion rails and had a  
pretty effect. The plants were supplied from the greenhouses at Workington
Hall,  Stoneleigh, Ehen Bank, &c.

 When the Workington Artillery Volunteers entered the church on Sunday  
morning, the organist, Mr. LEWENDON, played the National Anthem, the whole  
congregation rising to their feet during its continuance. The choir sang  splendidly
at both  morning and evening services. ELVEY’s well known  Harvest Hymn was
sung on both occasions, and other special items in the morning  were DYKE’s Te
Deum, WHITFIELD’s Nicene Creed, and the charming anthem, “Thou  crownest the
year with Thy goodness.”

 The voice parts in the creed were taken by Miss. Bessis THOMPSON  (alto),
and Mr. E. J. BURROWS (bass). In the evening SYDENHAM’s jubilant anthem  “O
give thanks unto the Lord,” was prettily rendered by the choir, the soprano  solo
being taken by Mr. Joseph SCOTT. Mr. LEWENDEN played, “He shall feed His  
flock” and “The Heavens are telling” amongst the organ voluntaries.

 The handsome decorations were undertaken by: -

Mrs. THORNLEY

Mrs. J. F. HODGSON

Miss. THOMPSON, Ehen Bank

Miss. A. FLETCHER

Miss. DEIGHTON

Miss. IREDALE

Miss. Ellen THOMPSON

Miss. LEWENDEN

Miss. MORDY

Rev. J. J. THORNLEY

Mr. W. DEIGHTON

Mr. Joseph SCOTT and others.
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EMBLETON AND LORTON

Harvest Thanksgiving services were held in these churches on  Sunday last, at
Lorton morning and evening, and at Embleton in the  afternoon.

 All services were conducted by the vicar, the Rev. W. S. DAVIS, and  the
congregations were very large, more sepecially at Embleton in the afternoon  and
at Lorton in the evening, some having to turn away from the latter from want  
of room. Both churches were tastefully decorated by many skilled and willing  
hands.
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WIGTON.
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The annual harvest thanksgiving services of the  Wigton Parish Church were
held on Sunday last, when special services were  preached, in the morning by the
Rev. N. FALLE, of Brampton, and in the evening  by the Rev. J. B. KAYSS,
vicar of Wigton.

 The former took his text from Ehpesians, I., 8, “God is  Love;” the latter
from Exodus, xii., 26, “What mean ye by this service?” Both  sermons were
practical and appropriate.

 The congregation in the morning was unusually large, and  crowded in the
evening. The church was very beautifully decorated with the  produce of the
garden, field and orchard. At the entrance, north and south, the  more stable
produce of the season, as carrots, turnips, cabbage, cauliflowers  &c., met the
eye, and all the windows on both sides were artistically  arranged with devices
of oats, wheat, dried leaves, and cut flowers on a ground  of red baize. The
twenty standards in the body of the church at first view  looked like miniature
sheaves, each one being surrounded with neatly trimmed  sheaves of oats, wheat
or other kind of grain. The font at the entrance   was especially attractive;
in addition to a neat arrangement of the moss like  foliage of one of the
saxifrages, fern leaves and flowers, surmounted by a fine  speciman of  
maidenhair fern, were the appropriate words, in gold letters  on a white ground, “Come
unto Me; suffer little children.”

 The pulpit, reading desk, and Communion rails offered a  fine vantage
ground, and here seems to have been concentrated the best and  choicest work of the
fair artistes - grapes, apples, growing ferns and follaged  plants, while a
fine wheaten loaf, with other tokens of plenteous harvest, were  profusely and
artistically arranged, and underneath the pulpit and in front of  the Communion
rails was a fair display of field and garden produce.

 On the wall below the East window were inscribed the  verse, “God giveth the
increase,” in gold letters on a white ground, whilst just  before it on the
table was a magnificent design of ferns and flowers, in  striking contrast to
the rich maroon altar cloth, and over all this, right and  left, were hanging
handsome shields emblematic of “peace” and “plenty.” On the  west gallery, in
front of the organ, was a bold and effective inscription on a  red ground, “
Joy of Harvest.” Altogether, the decorations, for design and  execution, would
vie with or surpass former years, and much praise is due to  those who had
undertaken the work. The ladies and gentlemen engaged in the work  were:-

Mrs. Robert TWENTYMAN

Miss. TWENTYMAN

Miss. DAND

Miss. S. GRAHAM

Miss. M. STAMPER

Mrs. STANLEY, Llandudno.

Miss. F. CARRICK

Mrs. KAYSS

Miss. MANDUELL, Station Hill

Miss. BELL, Market Hill

The Misses. McMECHAN

Miss. Alice PATTINSON

Mrs. MITCHELL, Cockermouth

Rev. J. B. KAYSS

Mr. WILSON, Station Hill.

 Those who contributed were: -

Mrs. BANKS & Mr. E. H. BANKS, Highmoor House

Mr. HIGHFIELD, Blencogo House

Mr. WILSON, Lowhouses

Miss. S. GRAHAM

Mrs. FIDLER, Standingstone

Mrs. TIFFEN, The Limes

Mr. GIBSON, Longthwaite

Mr. PERCIVAL , Station Hill

Miss. WILSON, Station Hill

Mrs. PORTER, Market Place

Mr. McMECHAN

Miss BELL, Market Hill

Mrs. R. TWENTYMAN

Misses. TWENTYMAN

Miss. STAMPER

Miss. CARRICK, Fleshfield

Mrs. LAZONBY

Miss. CROSTHWAITE

Misses. LOWTHER, Workhouse

Miss. DAND, West Street

Mrs. ARMSTRONG, Station Hill

 Collections were taken both morning and evening,  amounting to £13  13s  8d,
which we understand is to be devoted to the  Church Pastoral Aid Society.

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