and LAYING UP OF THE COLOURS of the 5TH BATTALION OF THE REGIMENT
Hymn, O Valiant Hearts (S.P. 293)
The Laying Up of the Colours
Colours and Escort enter by West Door in slow time to the tune of ' The Men of Kent On reaching the Altar steps, Colours to the centre, the Escort forms up facing Altar. Colonel J. BODY, D.S.O., O.B.E., who commanded the 5th Battalion of the Buffs which was the first to enter Baghdad, takes post at the foot of the steps facing the Colour Party. THE DEAN before the Attar says, ' We are gathered together in this Cathedral Church of Christ to commemorate our Brothers who gave their lives for King and Country and to lay up these Colours of The Buffs. No more fitting place could be found wherein to deposit these Emblems of Duty and Service than the House of God, where praise and prayer are wont to be made'. Colonel BODY hands the Colours to the DEAN to place on the Altar, King's Colour first. The DEAN receiving these Colours says, ' I receive these Colours for safe custody within this Cathedral Church of Christ'. The DEAN places the Colours on the Altar. The Escort then returns to West Door.
Lesson, Revelation vii, 14-17
Address by the Right Rev. THE LORD
Bishop OF ROCHESTER, D.S.O.
Funeral March (Chopin)
Hymn, God of our fathers (E.H.558) Prayers
The Last Post Reveille
The National Anthem
Relayed from Canterbury Cathedral
It is not more than fifty years since the old Volunteers became associated with their county regiment and less than twenty-five years since every territorial battalion (under Haldane's scheme) actually formed part of the complement of a county regiment. Under this scheme Territorial battalions became entitled to possess and carry Colours, provided they were up to 66 per cent. of establishment. This percentage was attained by the 5th Battalion The Buffs in January, 1914.
Their Colours were subscribed for by the ladies of Kent, but, as the war broke out, it was not until 1922 that they were presented by the Marchioness Camden, consecrated by the Vicar of Cranbrook, and at once laid up in Cranbrook Parish Church. Today they are being transferred to the Warriors' Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral - the Chapel in which are laid up so many old Colours of this famous regiment, on which the additional title 'Royal East Kent Regiment' was recently bestowed by His Majesty the King in honour of his Jubilee.
In the Great War the 5th Battalion The Buffs served for the most part in Mesopotamia and was the first battalion to enter Baghdad. The Union Jack that was hoisted on the citadel of Baghdad by an officer of the battalion on March 11, 1917, is already in the custody of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral.
Conducted by JAMES WILSON
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by CRAWFORD McNAIR
with DON CARLOS (tenor)
Relayed from Barkingside Girls' Horn;
(Dr. Barnardo's Homes)
Order of Service
Hymn, I think when I read that sweet story of old (Hymnal Companion 479) (3 verses)
Hymn, When Jesus left His Father's throne (Hymnal Companion 480)
Hymn, The wise may bring their learning (Hymnal Companion 496; S.P. 373)
Address by the Right Rev. THE BISHOP
' The Quest for Truth '
The Rev. EDWARD SHILLITO
This is the first of five talks that will do more than discuss religious poetry-they will emphasise the fact that scientific truth is not the only form of truth, as people seemed to believe at the end of last century. There is also the truth of the artist, the poet, and the craftsman. Subsequent talks will be given on August 18, and on September 1, 15, and 29. It will be remembered that the Rev.
Edward Shillito edited the pamphlet on ' The New Christendom ' and gave a talk in that series in March-' Sharing the Gospel-by Social and Industrial Work '. Mr. Shillito has just resigned from the position of Literary Superintendent of the London Missionary Society, which sent Livingstone to Africa, Robert Morrison to China, and John Williams to the South Seas. Mr. Shillito is a Congregational minister, a well-known literary critic, and the author of a number of books, among which might be mentioned ' Poetry and Prayer ' and ' Nationalism : Man's Other Religion '.
STANLEY POPE (baritone)
JOHN FRANCIS (flute)
REGINALD KELL (clarinet)
JEAN POUGNET (violin)
ANTHONY COLLINS (viola)
ANTHONY PINI (violoncello)
Marie KORCHINSKA (harp) ERNEST LusH (pianoforte) 1. Pastorale; 2. Interlude; 3. Final
This Trio was the second of a projected cycle of six sonatas for various combinations, at which Debussy was working during the last years of his life. He was already a sick man and only three of the sonatas were written. The music reflects not only the composer's personal mood of melancholy, but the whole tragic background of the War period. (The Trio was written during September and October, 1915.) Debussy himself wrote of it that ' it is terribly sad and I don't know whether one ought to laugh or cry at it. Perhaps both '.
' The composer had originally planned and sketched out the Sonata for flute, oboe, and harp Vallas tells us. ' A happy inspiration prompted him to exchange the oboe for the viola and the veiled timbre of this deep-toned violin blends harmoniously with that of the flute. The colouring resulting from the combination of these three instruments was so novel and attractive that it was subsequently imitated by several other composers. It helps to give the Trio a character of mournful tenderness '.
ELENA DANIELI (soprano)
CLIFFORD CURZON (pianoforte)
Order of Service
Hymn, Glorious things of Thee are spoken (A. and M. 545; S.P. 500)
Thanksgivings Psalm xxiii
Canticle, Deus Misereatur Prayers
Hymn, Immortal, Invisible, God only wise (S.P. 535)
Address by the
Rev. Canon H. R. L. SHEPPARD , C.H.,
D.D. Hymn , Abide with me (A. and M. 27;
Organist, J. H. ALDEN
H. R. L.
An Appeal on behalf of GRANTHAM HOSPITAL, LINCOLNSHIRE, by E. STANLEY DUNKERTON, Honorary
Treasurer of the Hospital
The General Hospital at Grantham began its work in 1876 with accommodation for thirty-three patients. Owing to the increased population since that date, the many accident cases now being admitted, and the requirements of the public authorities, the present buildings are quite inadequate.
It is therefore being entirely remodelled with additional wards for men, women, and children, together with an operating theatre, and new quarters for the nurses. Special accommodation for maternity cases is also being provided. All this is being done at a total cost of £30,000 and when completed, the hospital will have accommodation for 100 patients.
Grantham has suffered severely by the agricultural depression, and as the hospital serves a large district, an urgent appeal is now being made for funds to complete the work.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
The Tortoise and The Hare
Leader, BERTRAM LEWIS
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
(For derails see page 29)