Cranmer Local History Group Newspaper Archive
|Saturday 6th November 1886|
|First service in the Mission-room|
Great interest was excited in Aslockton on Tuesday evening by the first servce being held in a Mission-room which had just been nicely fitted up by the Rev. J. Standish, vicar of Scarrington-with-Aslockton.
The bulding has until recently been used as a dwelling house, but is known in the neighbourhood as Cranmer's Chapel, and is attached to the house in which Archbishop Cranmer is said to have been born.
On this occasion, the little room was filled to over-flowing, and after a hearty service and excellent address was attentively listened to from the Rev. Canon Pavey, vicar of St. Peter's, Mansfield. The text was from St. John iv., 37, "One soweth and anther reapeth.! After referring to the changes in that had been made in the parish since he was its Vicar over twenty years ago, the preacher spoke of this effort in fresh sowing for another harvest in the future, and he expressed an earnest hope that it time it would lead to the building of a Church in Aslockton.
The offertory at the close of the service amounted to £3 17s 6d.