St John the Devine, Parish Magazine

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.28


St John the Devine Parish Magazine. Church material belonging to the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfield (nee Stephens). 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 Parish Magazine. Dateing to May, 1944 the front cover has a monotone photo looking down the main aisle of the church towards the alter, with the name and address of the church above and the words ?Parish Magazine? wriiten below, under which is a list of the clergy. This all sits within a rolloing paisley border. Inside the front cover there are lists of the services, parochial organisations and the calendar for May with a prayer for the parish underneath. The first page has a letter from the Vicar and a story about the annual meeting. Page two has news and notes, Baptisms and marriages. There is an A5 insert attached here entitled Home Words, 7 pages long. The front page has a story by the RT. REV. The Bishop of Lichfiled, D.D. Page two has two photos, one of a donated chair the other of a school both under the title ?Church News?. Still under this title on the next page are two more photos woth stories, one of the village war memorial and one of the Sanctuary Boundary Cross. Page 3 has a story entitled ?Poesy Rings? above which is a picture of the marriage fest room at Matching, Essex. Still under this title on the next page is a picture of an ?Eastern equivalent of Poesy Rings?. Page 5 is entitled ?Weekday Pages for Women with Homes?, and has a photo of a toddler in a bath. The next page is the continuation of this artical with a photo of the toddler feeding the chickens. The back page has a photo of a young boy eating a meal at a table with ?A Childs Grace? written below. This page also contains the puzzles. The back page of the large booklet has space for advertisements, the reverse of which has an advert for B. Wallis & Son.






Whole length: 245mm
Whole width: 176mm

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2010-02-01)

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