The Mayor's Church Parade


The Mayor's Church Parade 


1 Downey  
2 Frederick Downey  
3 12/11/1899  
The Mayor of South Shields (Aid. John Donald, J.F.) attended divine service St. Hilda's Church yesterday morning, and was accompanied the members and oflicials of the Corporation, representatives of all public bodies, including the School Board, Board of Guardians, and Burial Board. There was also a large muster of the members of the Grocers' Association, and of the various friendly societies in the town. The procession was arranged under the direction Chief Constable Morant, in the police buildings, and was led by the Police Band. There was, as usual, a large turn out the general public to witness the function, and fortunately for all the weather was exceedingly fine. The church was crowded. The preacher was the Rev. Canon Savage, vicar, who from the text, "It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful" (I Cor. Chap, iv, ver. 2) delivered an able and practical sermon. After the service the procession returned to the police buildings, where the Mayor cordially thanked all who had attended church with him.
In the evening the church was again crowded, when the Rev. F. L. Cope (St. Ignatius) occupied the pulpit. At both services the offertories were on behalf of the Ingham Infirmary, that in the morning amounting to £32 18s 10d, and in the evening to £7 8s 10d. The collections taken at the children's service, 18s 7d, and the early morning service, £1 1s, were on behalf of the same laudable purpose, the total collection for the day amounting to £427s 53 d.
The Shields Daily Gazette and Shipping Telegraph, lundi 13 novembre 1899, p. 3.
4 Grande-BretagneSouth Shields  


13/11/1899 Grande-BretagneSouth Shields Downey The Mayor's Church Parade Sunday, November 12th, 1899