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How the Church of England Men's Society can help those at the Front

The Church of England Men’s Society was a national church organisation whose many local branches provided a social and fellowship meeting for men. Founded in 1899, it existed up until 1985. 162 more words

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'Treating' soldiers with free booze renders them unfit for their great task

The problem of drunken servicemen at home prompted many expressions of concern. One reason for this was the habit of ‘treating’ men to free drinks while home on leave. 181 more words

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A true sense of hope

The vicar of Warfield was pleased that worshippers were all committed to prayers of intercession for the war.



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Cold wet evenings spur us to greater sacrifices

The vicar of Earley urged his flock not to forget the spiritual dimensions of the war.

My Dear People

There are two subjects in my mind upon which I should like to say a word this month. 317 more words

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A midday reminder of the brave men fighting for King and Country

The church bell of St Nicolas’ Church in Newbury was rung daily during the war. The parish magazine explained to parishioners why this was:

The daily ringing of the Bell at mid-day is intended for a reminder to us of the brave men who are fighting for King and Country by sea and land, and as a call to us to offer up a short prayer for them at that hour, wherever we may be: and our Bishop has expressed the hope that this time may be one in which every parish may learn afresh the lesson of Prayer. 7 more words

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The war's challenges for the church

The Bishop of Oxford had a message for churchgoers in September 1914 in support of the war:

Our thoughts, prayers and cares are all converted into one channel by the tremendous war. 508 more words

Hopes And Prayers: The Religious Response

Trouble and anxiety

The vicar of Christ Church in Reading had some words of advice for parishioners:

The English nation has been drawn into the trouble and anxiety of a great war. 256 more words

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