Patronal Feast – 1923

Islip Rural Deanery Magazine January 1923 


St Andrew’s Day (the Patronal Feast) was observed with every solemnity. Many of the parishioners banded together to polish all the brass-work in the Church, and many were the gifts of candles and flowers from the Village. The Church looked very beautiful and at some of the services was crowded.

The preacher at Solemn Evensong was Rev. Clarence May, the well-known Director of the “Church in the Street” movement of St. Paul’s, Covent Garden; and at the High Celebration on Sunday Rev. A. Keedwell of St Agnes’, New York, U.S.A. Their eloquent sermons are ones to be remembered.

Our kind neighbour Rev. P.C. Alcock, Vicar of Merton, was celebrant and we are indebted to the help afforded by Rev. R. Wodehouse, Vicar of St. Paul’s, Oxford, Rev. A. Keedwell, and Mr J. Hardwick, Keble College, as deacon and sub-deacon. The offerings totalled £7 11s 6d.