Harvest Festival 1864
From the Hull Packet 23rd September 1864
The harvest festival was held on Wednesday [21-9-1864] when the usual rejoicings and rural sports took place. Everything in the shape of refreshments were
abundant. A band of music paraded the streets. There was also a lecture in the evening.
Controversy at the Church!
From the Hull Packet 27th June 1873
The Rock of the 20th ult. Gives a list of the "priests of the Church of England" who petitioned Convocation, "That
in view of the widespread and increasing use of sacramental confession, your venerable house may consider the advisability of providing for the education, selection, and licensing of duly qualified confessors." In
this list appears the name of the Rev. C. Knowles, M.A., rector of Winteringham. This fact has caused some sensation in the village, and there is a strong feeling against the introduction of this "so-called
Sacramental Confession" into Winteringham. The thing is neither wished for, nor yet wanted.
From the Hull Packet 13th March 1874
To the editor of the "Hull Packet"
Sir, - Bills are being circulated in this neighbourhood, headed
"Evangelization Society" and announcing that "gospel addresses" will be given nearly every day this week at Winteringham. "The unsaved, and those who are not in the habit of attending any place of
worship, are affectionately invited to come and hear. As the services are purely unsectarian, the co-operation of Christians of all denominations is earnestly desired." An agent of this society was working a
short time ago in a parish not far from Winteringham, and many Church people were drawn by this announcement to look upon the effort with a sympathetic interest. But upon the occasion of his last address, to a large audience,
tracts or handbills were distributed broadcast on "Ritualism and the Confessional." And this in a parish where there is nothing of the kind at church. Whatever there may be of confession in the properly conducted
class meetings of the Wesleyan Society, allow me to ask :-1. Are Ritualism and the Confessional the besetting sins, or the greatest dangers, of "those who are not in the habit of attending any place of worship"?
2. Is not the distribution of such papers an express or an implicit attack upon the Church of England? Will it not be so understood by those who receive them? 3. Is such an attack consistent with the non-sectarian
profession above quoted? Depend upon it, sir, whatever we may call ourselves, there are enough of our own denomination to be made consistent - and enough "outsiders" to labour among - without compassing sea and land
to make proselytes from the Church, or to raise capital out of a party cry that we know to be unfounded. Surely in religion even more than in business
HONESTY IS ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY.
Harvest Festival 1874
From the Hull Packet 25th October 1874
HARVEST SERVICE.- The yearly service of thanksgiving for the harvest has been held in the Parish Church of All Saints.
The church was prettily decorated, and, considering the uncertainty of the weather, well filled. The sermon, preached by the Rev. H. Syers, Vicar of Peterborough, was listened to with marked attention. The
collection, which amounted to £5 4s. 6d., was devoted, as usual, to the Hull Infirmary.
And More Controversy...
From the Hull Packet 21st July 1882
THE RECENT SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT. The Rev C. Knowles, dating from Winteringham Rectory, writes:- "You admitted into your
issue of Saturday last an account of the Winteringham Church Sunday school treat, which evidently emanates from no kindly spirit, and certainly proceeds from no one in authority in connection with the school. I trust,
therefore, that you will allow me space in your next to say that the limited attendance, so good-naturedly refrred to, proceeded very much more from the wetness of the weather than the cause assigned by your own
Harvest Festival 1882
From the Hull Packet 3rd November 1882
- On Tuesday se'nnight the annual service of thanksgiving for the harvest was held in the church of this village. A day more unsuited for such a service could not well have been, for it rained piteously, and blew from an early hour in the morning until after the service itself was over. Nevertheless, a few willing hands, despite the drenching rain, did their best to make the church assume a festive appearance, and succeeded, in spite of the opposition of the elements. The pulpit and font attracted a good deal of attention, as did also a very appropriate text in the transept, well and boldly lettered by one somewhat new to the work of church decoration, and whose aid was, therefore, all the more welcome on the present occasion. The congregation, considering the weather, was better than could have been expected. An eloquent and appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev Elmitt Brown, of St Jude's, Hull, and the collection at the close for Hull Infirmary exceeded that of last year.
Editor's note: "se'nnight" is an archaic term meaning seven nights, or a week.
Harvest Festival 1883
From the Hull Packet 2nd November 1883
On Friday week the annual harvest thanksgiving service was held in the church of this village, when an excellent and
appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev A. H. Lamb, curate of Flixborough, from St. John vi,. 34. The church was tastefully decorated for the occasion, and despite the extreme wetness of the day, a large congregation
assembled for the service. The collection was, as usual, for the benefit of the Hull General Infirmary. The services were repeated on the Sunday evening following to a large and attentive congregation.
Epitaph in Churchyard
From the Hull Packet 6th June 1884
WINTERINGHAM.- Epitaph on the tombstone of a person named Roberts:-
"Our life is but a winter's day -
Some only breakfast, and
Others to dinner stay, and are full fed,
The oldest man but sups and goes to bed:
Large is his debt who lingers out the day,
Who goes the first has the least sum to pay."
There is a quaintness in the
idea conveyed in this epitaph which is found in other churchyards. It occurs at Crowland and Llangollen. - J.G., Barton-on-Humber
Flower Festival 1885
From the Hull Packet 9th August 1885
The annual flower service was held in the Parish Church on last Sunday evening. Although the
rain had in some measure spoilt the flowers, many beautiful posies were presented by willing hands. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev W. A. Taylor, vicar of Roxby. The flowers were sent to the sick at
the Hull General Infirmary.