St. John the Baptist Day – 1913

   St. John the Baptist Day  was celebrated at Oddington on 24 June 1913. Members of the Mothers’ Union from the parishes of Headington Quarry, Horton-cum-Studley, Beckley, Islip and Oddington to the number of 120 or more, met at the Church at 3 p.m. for a service. The little Church was crowded, and all listened with deep attention to a most striking address from Canon A. C. Scott, Cowley St. John, Oxford, on the trials and responsibilities of family life.

   Long tables on the drive at the Rectory were tastefully laid out with an abundant tea, cakes, buns, salad and sandwiches of every sort. All were then rested and refreshed, and ready for the games and races which were well arranged by the Rev. J. H. Carter, Rector of Islip, and Miss Fitzjohn, daughter of the Rector of Oddington.

At 7 p.m. the various conveyances picked up a tired, but we hope, a happy party, to start on their homeward journey, after a vote of thanks to the many kind friends who had helped the Rector in all the arrangements.