Croydon Parish Church
Order of Service
Hymn, Bethlehem of noblest cities
(A. and M. 76; S.P. 84)
Confession and Absolution Versicles and Lord's Prayer Venite
Lesson, Matthew ii, 1-12
Carol (sung by the Choir only), In
Asia bom, from Asia hailed (S.P. 91)
Collects and Prayers
Hymn, The race that long in darkness pined (A. and M. 80; S.P. 96)
Address by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of CROYDON
Hymn, As with gladness men of old
(A. and M. 79; S.P. 83)
Organist and Choirmaster,
H. LESLIE SMITH
by LESLIE ENGLAND
Leslie England, who appeared as soloist at the opening Prom last season, was born in Barrow-in-Furness. Even at the tender age of five he showed remarkable musical gifts and aroused much interest among visiting pianists, including Mark Hambourg. Coming to London when he was eight years of age, he studied the piano privately for some years under various professors, until he succeeded in winning an open scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. Mr. England is now on the teaching staff of the Royal Academy. He made a Scandinavian tour in 1927 and also toured South Africa in 1925 and 1929.
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
ANNE DUTHIE (soprano) ORCHESTRA
(Arrangements by Richard Charlton and Margaret Gruffydd )
with DON CARLOS (tenor)
A Programme of Gramophone Records
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Joan and Betty's Bible Story
By E. R. APPLETON , Welsh and West of England Regional Director
By H. MARTYN Gooch
The Rev. D. O. SOPER , Ph.D.
Rev. D. O.
ARTHUR CRANMER (baritone)
THE REGINALD PAUL
George Stratton (violin); Watson Forbes (viola) ; John Moore (violoncello) ; Reginald Paul (pianoforte)
The Traitor Englishman who Piloted the Dutch Fleet up the Medway
Late in the seventeenth century, when Sir Christopher Wren was superintending the building of the new palace at Greenwich, he made the acquaintance of an old sea captain living there on the King's bounty. This man was a Thames waterman who had piloted the Dutch fleet up the Medway and who had later received not only the King's pardon, but a pension.
The reputation of King Charles II has suffered severely from the humiliating invasion of the Medway by the Dutch, and it is not without significance that the man who betrayed his King, and acted as pilot to the Dutch fleet, was forgiven.
Arthur Bryant is a recognised authority on this period and its problems and personalities, and is the author of ' The England of Charles 11 ' and ' King Charles II. ' Listeners who remember his absorbingly interesting series ' The National Character ' will welcome his return to the microphone.
THELMA REISS (violoncello)
THE NEW ENGLISH SINGERS
Director, CUTHBERT KELLY
From the Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, Through the night of doubt and sorrow (A. and M. 274; S.P. 678)
Lesson, Philippians iii, 1-14 Nunc Dimittis
Lesser Litany and Lord's Prayer Confession Prayers
Hymn, God is working His purpose out (A. and M. 735 ; S.P. 300)
Address by the Rev. A. C. DEANE ,
Canon of Windsor and Chaplain to H.M. the King
Hymn, 0 God, our Help in ages past
(A. and M. 165 ; S.P. 598)
Collects. and Blessing
An Appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY, for funds for Red Cross work in Ethiopia by the Rev. Canon H. R. L. SHEPPARD, C.H., D.D.
On the outbreak of hostilities between Italy and Ethiopia, the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva requested all national Red Cross Societies to assist in the work of providing for the relief of the sick and wounded of the combatant armies. Italy notified the International Red Cross Committee that her provision of medical supplies and comforts was sufficient to meet any eventuality in Africa. Abyssinia asked for all and any kind of relief for her sick and suffering.
The British Red Cross Society immediately associated itself with the appeal for funds already launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as a result of which it was possible to organise, jointly with the British Ambulance Service in Ethiopia, a Red Cross Unit, consisting of doctors, orderlies, and transport personnel, with full medical and surgical equipment. This sailed in November for the Southern War Zone. It is being followed by a smaller Unit for the Northern Zone.
Funds for the maintenance of these Units, the cost of which is £2,100 per month, are urgently needed.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Rev. Canon H. R. L. Sheppard, C.H., D.D., [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
Conductor, TOM MORGAN
OWEN BRYNGWYN (baritone)
ASHMOOR BURCH (baritone)
Relayed from The Park Lane Hotel (Soloist, ALBERT SANDLER )
Shipping Forecast at 11.0