These are selected
extracts from the monthly Parish Magazines of the Church of
England Parish of Leatherhead, Surrey, which was then in the
See of Guildford in the Diocese of Winchester.
They are provided so that
we can see something of how this parish coped with the
hitherto largely unimaginable effects of modern
industrialised warfare. The Vicar was Rev Thomas F Hobson
They show the practical
ways in which relief evolved within a framework of Christian
compassion - for all - supported by prayer and
They also illustrate how
from the start women in the church family took on
responsibilities. The parish at this time already played an
important social service role in the funding of nursing care
and provision of relief.
The extracts are provided
with each year on its own page and by month within page. The
source material is the bound copies of our parish magazines
held at the Surrey History Centre. Relevant additions
post-1918 will be made as source availability permits, e.g.
awards, deaths and the creation of memorials.
The language used is, of
course, of its time.