St John the Devine Parish Magazine, June 1934

Object number

ldval 2009.9.32


St John the Devine magazine, 1934. Joyce was born on 17th December 1920 and attended Castle school and during the 1920's was a choir member at St John's Church, Goresbrook Road Becontree, where she met her furure husband Robert Chipperfield, who's family had moved from Croyden early in the decade, to the new Becontree Estate. Joyce and R.A.F Sergeant Robert were married at St Margaret's Church on 22nd July 1944. They lived at 5 Castle Road with Joyce's parents, Alfred and Florence. Joyce was Church organist at St John's Church and regularly filled in at St Cedd and St Alban Churches, even after the couple moved in 1954. Joyce was Church organist at St Patrick's Church, Barking, for many years. Joyce and Bob moved to Southend-on-Sea in1979. Bob passed away in 2003, and Joyce currently resides in a care home in Thundersley.

Physical description

St John the Devine magazine, 1934. Cover is a deep blue with black print, a collumn design surrounds the name of the church and has a picture of a cross with the press address below. The obverse is plain. Page one lists the services and has a short message rom the Bishop.Pages 2,3,4 and half of 5 have a message from the Priest edward N. Mann. From the bottom of page 5 to page 7 is information regarding Sunday Schools. Page 8 is Mothers Union, page 9 is Mothers' fellowship, page 10 is Scouts, page 11 Girl Guides, 12 Brownies and 13-14 Boys Club. The Bottom of page 14 is the Sports Club, page 15 is Meccano club and Socail entertainments and the last page is Church Notes.




Church material


Whole length: 118mm
Whole width: 140mm

Collection type



Typescript Printed Obverse: Vol.1.June, 1934.No. 1./St John the Devine/Goresbrook road/Dagenham/(Church of England)/Magazine/The Plaistow Press, 19 Plaistow Road, London, E.15.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeChurch material
Collection typeEphemera