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Prestatyn Urban District Council



Llanddulas. The Day of Intercession.-Sunday last was j observed at the Parish Church as a day of inter- cession for our soldiers and sailors. The special form of prayer issued by authority was used throughout the day, and at the morning services (English and Welsh) the rector preached sermons appropriate to the occasion. Church Lighting.âThe church was lighted on Sunday, February 4th, for the first time with acetylene gas, which proved a magnificent success. This new illuminant has many of the good points of electric light without its defects. The installation of the plant, supplied by Messrs Thorn & Hodclle, Westminster, S.W., was undertaken by Mr Alfred Sheffield, Rhyl, who carried out the work in a highly satisfactory manner. The church itself is illuminated by 15 burners of 40 candle power each, and the jets have been cleverly introduced into the existing brass chandeliers without marring their beauty, or hardly even altering their character. Lights have also been placed in the choir, vestry, porch, and churchyard. At the back of the church a substantial stone building, quite in character with its surroundings, has been erected by Messrs R. B. Roberts and R. Roberts, for the storage of the plant. The Church Army.âThe Diocesan Van ar- rived here on Tuesday in last week in charge of Capt. Morris and Lieut. Mitchel, and was, by the kind permission of Mrs Browne, stationed at Ty Ucha. Lantern services were held each night, with the exception of Saturday, at the National Schools, but the attendance was not as large as it would have been if the weather had been more propitious. On Sunday afternoon Capt. Morris gave an address to the members of the adult Welsh Classes. At ihe Welsh service in the evening after the prayers,'the clergy and choir descended into the nave, and while a hymn was being sung a large screen was quietly moved in front of the chancel arch, and then after singing another hymn, the words of which were cast on the screen by means of a magic lantern, Capt. Morris delivered a powerful and moving address on the Passion of Our Lord. Each stage in the sacred narrative was illustrated by a lantern picture. Services of this character are per- haps something of a novelty in the district, but in the large centres of population, and, indeed, in country villages in England they are no unusual occurrence. As an instrument of instruction a lantern service can hardly be excelled, and, judging by the reverent demeanour of a large congregation, and the heartiness with which the hymns were sung, it was on this occasion not without its effect.


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