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ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS

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A RELIGIOUS SERVICE
Hymn, ' Hark, the glad sound ' Confessions and Thanksgiving Psalm, No. 150 Lesson
Nune Dimittis
Prayers
Hymn, ' Lead, Kindly Light'
Address by the Rev. H. R. L.
SHEPPARD
Hymn, ' Hail to the Lord's Anointed ' Blessing
WHILST the Rev. H. R. L.
Sheppard was in active command at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, he made the monthly broadcast service the most important fact, for many listeners, of the religious programmes. Both his own sermons and those of the other preachers whom he invited to occupy his pulpit, brought hope and comfort to thousands of people who may never have seen the lofty spire and smoke-stained portico of the famous London church. Under his successor, Canon McCormick, St. Martin's and its services, broadcast and otherwise, have lost nothing of their appeal, but the reappearances of ' Dick ' Sheppard are still eagerly-awaited occasions. This evening, when the Christmas Fund that he founded is the broadcast Week's Good Cause, is a particularly appropriate moment for one of them.
Incorporated in this Service will be an appeal on behalf of ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS CHRISTMAS FUND
ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH occupies a unique position in the life of London, and its Vicar has exceptional opportunities of coming into contact with cases of really hard luck all over the country. This Fund was started by Mr. Sheppard several years ago, to help to bring a little Christmas cheer into homes that would otherwise be without it. Two points worth noting are that there are no administrative expenses, and that grants find their way where they are least expected : in fact, applications for assistance are never considered.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed]

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