Richard Hooper’s Diaries, Volume 5 – 1883-1884

IVth Sunday after Easter, April 22.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Deut. IV. 6.7.8.9.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Deut. IV. 35.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. James I. 21.

Churched the wife of George Powell after service.

The morning Sermon had reference to the Affirmation Bill; and so again in the afternoon.

Tuesday, April 24.

I attended the Board of Guardians at Wantage. The first Meeting of the newly- Elected Board.

Friday, April 27.

Churched Hannah wife of Joseph Seymour at Upton 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 28.

Wrote a letter to Messrs Morris & Stallwood, Architects, of Reading, to come and survey Upton Church.

Vth Sunday after Easter, April 29.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Jerem. VIII. 7.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XXIV. 45.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Jer. VIII. 7

Baptized Annie d. of James and Elizabeth Eustace after 2nd Lesson. Churched Elizabeth Eustace.

Monday, April 30.

I called upon the Ecclesiastical Commisioners on the subject of Upton Chancel.

Ascension Day, May 3.

Holy Comunion, Thorpe, 9 a.m. Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Jane Powell.

Churched Mrs Harrison of West Hagbourne at Upton before service.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Luke XXIV, 51.

Holy Communion, Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Hannah Elliott.

Churched Mrs John Anger after Service.

Mr Stallwood (of Morris & Stallwood) Architect from Reading came to survey the Church at Upton for restoration, & we were occupied all the afternoon.

Evening Service at Upton,  7 p.m. My Text Ps. 68. v.18.

Sunday after Ascension, May 6.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text S. John XIV. 18 § 1.

  • Holy Communion, Present
  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant,
  • Thomas Izzard, Ch. Warden,
  • Walter Williams, A new pupil at the Rectory,
  • John Izzard,
  • Jane Izzard,
  • Mrs Eley, Mrs John Izzard’s Mother,
  • Granny Honey (Elizabeth Honey),
  • Hannah Elliott,
  • Sophie Hooper.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, I. Thess. IV. 17 last §

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. John XIV. 18 § 1.

Wednesday, May 9th

Baptised John Philip son of John & Alice Jessie Anger at Upton Church at 1. p.m.

Whitsun-Day, May 13.

Holy Communion & Short Sermon, Thorpe, 9 a.m.

Present at Holy Communion,

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant,
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • John Higgins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. John XIV. 26.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant
  • Nathaniel Humfrey, )
  • Thomas Izzard      ) Ch. Wardens
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Fanny King,
  • Hannah Elliott,
  • Elizabeth Honey.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XII. 31, 32.

Churched Mrs Bozier before Service.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. John XIV. 26.

Baptized William George son of George & Maria Powell privately after Service.

Monday in Whit-sun Week, May 14.

Gave Blessed Sacrament to Jonathan Winter & his wife.  Sophie Hooper communicated with them.

Trinity Sunday, May 20.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, II. Cor. XIII. 14.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden,
  • John Slade,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m.  My Text, II Cor. XIII. 14.

Ist Sunday after Trinity, May 27.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m.  My Text, S. Luke XVI. 27 etc.etc.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Isai. XXXIV. 16, § 1.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Luke ut supra.

Saturday, June 2.

Churched the wife of Charles Powell at 8. p.m.

IInd Sunday after Trinity, June 3.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. John XIV. 21.

Holy Communion,   Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant,
  • Thomas Izzard, Ch. Warden,
  • Joseph Gardiner,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Emma Langham,
  • Phoebe Gardiner,

Full Service, Upton 3 p.m. My Text I. John V. 3. §1.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text S.John XIV. 21.

Tuesday, June 5th.

Mr Purdey from Mr Christian’s Office came to survey the Chancel at Upton for immediate restoration by the Ecclesciastical Commissioners.  Our Architect Mr. Stallwood met him.

IIIrd Sunday after Trinity, June 10.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text I. am. II. 1. § 1.

Full Service, Upton,  p.m. My Text, I. Sam. III. 10.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, I. Sam. II. 1 § 1.

IVth Sunday after Trinity, June 17.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, II Cor. IV. 18 § last.

Holy Communion,   Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Charlotte Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Anne Huggins.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, II Cor. IV. 18 § last.

Vth Sunday after Trinity, June 24 (St. John Baptist)

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. XI. 9,10,11.

Full Service, Upton 3 p.m. My Text, I. Sam. XVI. 7.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, I. Sam. XVI. 7.

Churched Mrs Kimber after Service at Thorpe.

VIth Sunday after Trinity, July 1.

Full Service, Upton 11 a.m. My Text, Ps. XXXI. 19

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant
  • Nathaniel Humfrey, Ch. Warden
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Granny Honey,
  • Hannah Elliott.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text I.John IV. 17 § 1.

Baptized John Thomas son of Charles & Sarah Powell.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text I. John IV. 17.

VIIth Sunday after Trinity, July 8.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

(Sister Anne in addition to usual Comms.)

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, IInd Thess. III. 5. § 1.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text S. John XV. 4, 5.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text II. Thess. III. 5. § 1.

Churched wife of Alfred Strange after Service, at Thorpe.

VIIIth Sunday after Trinity, July 15.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Rom. VIII. 15.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden
  • John Huggins,
  • Charlotte Slade,
  • Alice Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Mrs Fred Breach, New Communicant,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Anne Huggins.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Rom. VIII. 15.

IXth Sunday after Trinity, July 22.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

(Sister Anne in addition)

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Phil. II. 12, 13.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XI. 28.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Phil. II. 12, 13.

Baptized Albert son of William & Dinah Kimber after IInd Lesson at Thorpe.

Xth Sunday after Trinity, July 29.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

(Sister Anne & Constance Leadam additional)

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text I Kings III. 10.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XIX, 45, 46.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, I Kings, III. 10.

Baptized (privately) at 10 p.m. Mercy d. of James & Lydia Parker of Upton.

Saturday, August 4.

Buried Mercy Parker at Upton, 7 p.m. aged 3 days.

XIth Sunday after Trinity, August 5.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text I. Cor. XV. 10 § 1.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Thomas Izzard, Ch. Warden,
  • Joseph Gardiner,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Phoebe Gardiner,
  • Hannah Elliott.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XIX. 20 § last.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, I. Cor. XV. 10 § 1.

XIIth Sunday after Trinity, August 12.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a. m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Luke XV. 20.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. John IV. 35.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Mark VII. 37.

Baptized Alfred Strange after IInd Lesson.

The banns of marriage between Stanley Pearman Humfrey & Jane Mary Hawkins published at Upton.

XIIIth Sunday after Trinity, August 19.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, Ephes. VI. 6.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Charlotte Slade,
  • Alice Slade,
  • Constance Leadam.

Constance Leadam played the music at Thorpe.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ephes. VI. 6.

Churched Lydia Parker after Service.

Thursday, August 23.

Baptized at 4. p.m. in Upton Church, Percival John & Catherine Elizabeth, the children of Mr James

Samuel Harrison of West Hagbourne.

XIVth Sunday after Trinity, August 26.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Luke XVII. 5.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Mark I. 40. 41.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Mark I. 40, 41.

Friday, August 31.

Buried at Upton at 6.30 p.m. George Hazell. He was ganger over the permanent-way navvies, and dropped down dead in the Railway-cutting on Wednesday morning.  At the Coroner’s Inquest, it was elicited that he really belonged to Cherhill near Calne, but had deserted his wife and children 3 years ago. He was passing under the name of George Brown, and was about to marry a young woman at Cold-Ash! He resided at Chilton, but was buried at Upton, as the Inquest was held at the George and Dragon where the body was taken.  His wife came from Cherhill and recognized the body, but would not follow at the funeral. I proceeded from the Church yard gate straight to the grave, and the corpse was not taken into the Church.

XVth Sunday after Trinity, September 2.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. VI. 33.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Nathaniel Humfrey,)
  • Thomas Izzard,     ) Ch. Wardens
  • Sophie Hooper.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Phil. IV. 11, 12, 13.

No service, Thorpe, as Evening very stormy.

XVIth Sunday after Trinity, Sept. 9.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Luke VII, 14.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Mark IX. 41, 42.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Mark, IX. 41-2.

Tuesday, September 11th.

Privately baptized at Blewbury Lily Prudence daughter of Thomas and Anne Maria Belcher.  Mr Burgess was absent from home.

Thursday, September 13.

Went to Reading, and assisted at the marriage of Stanley Humfrey and Miss Hawkins at S. Mary’s Church.

Thomas Turner of Upton died at 2. p.m. aged 88. (87 – he would have been 88 had he lived to December next.)

Saturday, September 15.

Buried Thomas Turner at Upton at 6. p.m.

XVIIth Sunday after Trinity, Sept. 16.

Morning Prayer at Upton, 9. a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, Exod. XIV. 19, 20.

Holy Communion,   Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade.

(I had to play the hymn-tunes).

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Exod. XIV. 19, 20.

XVIIIth Sunday after Trinity, Sept. 23.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

(Lucy Hanbury Jones additional)

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Isai. LIX. 19 ! 2.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. V. 8.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Isai LIX. 19 § 2.

(I played hymn-tunes).

Banns between Reuben Greenough & Fanny King published at Upton.

XIXth Sunday after Trinity, Sept. 30.

No Early Communion at Upton.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m., My Text, Ps. CXLVIII. 1, 2.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S, Matt. IX. 2.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. IX. 2.

(I played the hymn tunes.)

XXth Sunday after Trinity, October 7.

Thorpe Harvest Thanksgiving.

No Early Prayer at Upton.

Full Service Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text Ps. CXI. 1.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Charlotte Slade,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,

(Psalms 65, 92, 104)

(Ist Lesson Gen. VIII. 15-22: IInd Lesson S. Matt. XIII 24-44.)

Full Service, Upton 3 p.m. My Text S. Matt. XXII. 12.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text Eccles. XI. 4.

(Psalms CXI, CXLV, CXLVII, CL. Ist Less. Deut. VIII: IInd Less. Rev. XIV. 13-19.)

My wife played at both Thorpe Services. We walked to Thorpe, & drove back in Mr Herbert’s Carriage, and then after the Upton Service drove back to Thorpe, and walked home.

Visited John Huggins when in Thorpe, as he was very ill. Also Mr Harper was ill.

XXIst Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 14.

Upton Harvest Thanksgiving.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Exod XXIII. 16.

Holy Communion,   Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Nathaniel Humfrey  )
  • Thomas Izzard     ) Ch. Wardens
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Emma Langham,
  • Granny Honey,
  • Hannah Elliott.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. IX. 37, 38.

The Psalms and Lessons were the same as at Thorpe last Sunday, & the Collections £1..19..11.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Dan. V. 22.

John Huggins was prayed for both here and at Upton.  I had to take the music here.

Monday, October 15.

Attended the Harvest Festival at Hagbourne, when the Bishop was to have preached, but he was ill, so Archdeacon Pott preached — a very ordinary sermon.

XXIInd Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 21.

No early Service at Upton.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Heb. XI. 31.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ephes. II. 19.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Ephes. II. 19.

XXIIIrd Sunday after Trinity (SS. Simon & Jude)

No early Communion at Upton.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. John II. 17.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XIX. 48 § 2.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. John II. 17.

The Text (Upton, 11 a.m.) referred not only to the Saints’ Day, but to the restoration of our Church, for which we hope to obtain a grant from the Diocesian Board on Tuesday next.

Tuesday Oct. 30.

This day I went to Oxford, & the Diocesan Board granted us £65 for the restoration of Upton Church.

Saturday, Nov. 3.

Buried Louisa Broad aged 18 months at Upton at 5 p.m. I had privately baptized her on Monday Oct. 29.

XXIVth Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 4.

Full Service, Upton 11 a.m. My Text, Col. I. 12.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Sophie Hooper.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, I. Thess. IV. 17. § last.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Rev. VII vss 13 to end.

(All the Sermons had reference to All Saints’ Day.)

XXVth Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 11.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Heb. IV. 15, 16.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. John II. 21, 22.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Heb. IV. 15, 16.

XXVIth Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 18.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, II. Cor. XII. 9.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden,
  • Susan Slade.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, II. Cor. XII. 9.

Monday, Nov. 19.

Married George Smith & Laura Taylor at Upton, 11 a.m.

XXVIIth Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 25.

No Early Communion, Upton. Very wet morning.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, II. Pet. III. 1,2.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, II. Tim. I. 6.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, II. Pet. III. 1,2.

Ist Sunday in Advent, Dec. 2.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text S. Luke XIX. 13. “Occupy till I come”

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Joseph Gardiner,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Phoebe Gardiner,
  • Hannah Elliott,
  • Granny Honey.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text Acts XXIV 25 ?

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XIX. 13.

IInd Sunday in Advent, Dec. 9.

No early Communion at Upton.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text Rom. XV. 4.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, II Tim. III. 15, 16, 17.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Rom. XV. 4.

IIIrd Sunday in Advent, Dec. 16.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, I. Cor. IV. 1.

Holy Communion, Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden
  • John Huggins. The first time after his long illness.
  • Anne Huggins,
  • Charlotte Slade,
  • Louisa Breach.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, I Cor. IV. 1.

IVth Sunday in Advent, Dec. 23.

Holy Communion, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Phil. IV. 5.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Isai LI 9.

Baptized Alfred James Shaw.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Phil. IV. 5.

Monday, Dec. 24.

Marriage of Thos. Butler & Sarah Greenough, Upton.

Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

Holy Communion (Short Sermon) Thorpe, 9 a.m.

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benj. Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Charlotte Slade,
  • Mrs Fred Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mabel Robinson.

Full Service, Upton 11 a.m. My Text, St. John I. IV. 2,3.

Holy Communion, Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Nathan Humfrey}
  • Thos. Izzard} Ch. Wardens
  • William Humfrey,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Jane Humfrey,
  • Blanche Humfrey,
  • Granny Honey,
  • Hannah Elliott.

Evening Prayer, Thorpe, 3 p.m.

Sunday after Christmas, Dec. 30.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. I. 25.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ps. XC. 9.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. I. 25.

1884

Thursday, January 3.

I attended the Clerical Meeting at North Moreton.

The Epiphany, Sunday, January 6th.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text S. Luke II. 32.

Holy Communion,   Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Emma Langham, Schoolmistress.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ephes. III. 8.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Luke II. 32.

Ist Sunday after Epiphany, January 13.

No Early Communion Upton.

Full Service, Upton, 11. a.m. My Text, I. John. III. 5.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Acts VIII. 30.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Acts VIII. 30.

IInd Sunday after Epiphany, January 20.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text S. John II. 11.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Alice Slade,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Mrs Frederic Breach,
  • Louisa Breach.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Acts XII. 5.

IIIrd Sunday after Epiphany, January 27.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text II. Cor. XII. 9 §2, 10.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Acts XVI. 30, 1.2.

No Service, Thorpe, being so snowy & stormy.

IVth Sunday after Epiphany, Feb. 3.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. VIII, 27.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Thomas Izzard, Ch. Warden,
  • Joseph Gardiner,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Phoebe Gardiner,
  • Mrs Harrison, (West Hagbourne).

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Job, XXVIII, 28.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. VIII, 27

Septuagesima Sunday, Feb. 10.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 am.

Full Service, Upton 11 a.m. My Text, Nehemiah IX, 33.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Job XXXVIII, 41.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Neh. IX, 33.

Sexagesima Sunday, February 17.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. XXVI. 39.

Holy Communion, Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant,
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • John Huggins,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs Frederic Breach,
  • Alice Slade,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XXVI. 39.

Quinquagesima Sunday, Feb. 24 (S. Matthias).

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, I Cor. XIII. 11.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ps CXIX, 9. 10  P.B.V.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, I. Cor. XIII, 13 last §.

The Sermons in the Morning & Afternoon had reference to the Confirmation tomorrow.

Monday, February 25.

Confirmation at Hagbourne by Bishop Wilkinson late of Zululand.

Upton Candidates.

  • Albert Greenough,
  • Charles Greenough,
  • Dennis Greenough,
  • Joseph Herbert,
  • William Keep,
  • George Pope,
  • Thomas Pullen,
  • Jacob Shawe,
  • Ruth Hayden,
  • Emma Greenough,
  • Rhoda Greenough,
  • Martha Butler,
  • Ethel Wheeler,
  • Ada Winter,
  • Alice Simpson.

Ash-Wednesday, February 27.

Morning Prayer & Commination, Upton 11 a.m.

Evening Prayer & Commination, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m.

Ist Sunday in Lent, March 2.

Full Service, Upton, 11. a.m. My Text, S. Luke XVII. 32.

Holy Communion,  Present.

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Thomas Izzard, Ch. Warden,
  • Sohpie Hooper.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Heb. XI. 17. § 1.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Heb. XI. 17 .§ 1.

IInd Sunday in Lent, March 9.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. VIII. 5, 6, 7.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XV. 25.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30. p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XV. 25.

IIIrd Sunday in Lent, March 16.

Morning Prayer, Upton, 9.a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. XIV. 29, 30, 31.

Holy Communion,  Present.

  • Richard Hooper,   Celebrant,
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs. Fred. Breach,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt.  ut supra.

IVth Sunday (Mid-Lent Sunday) March 23.

Holy Communion, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. John VI. 12.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ps. CXXX. 3,4.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. John VI. 12.

Vth Sunday in Lent, March 30.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, II. Sam. III. 38.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Luke, XXII. 61.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Luke, XXII. 61.

Funeral Sermon  Prince Leopold.

Thursday, April 3.

Churched Mrs French, at Upton.

Saturday, April 5.

Buried Job Winter, Upton, 6.30 p.m.

VIth Sunday (Sunday before Easter) Apr. 6.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Phil. II. 5.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Hannah Elliott,
  • Granny Greenough.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XIX. 41.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XIX. 41.

Good Friday, April 11.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m.  My Text, S. Mark XV. 37, 38, 39.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Pet. I. II. 23.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XXVII. 54.

Easter Day, April 13.

Holy Communion (with short Sermon) at Thorpe, 9. a.m.  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Benj. Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • John Slade,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs Fred Breach,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Jane Powell,
  • A stranger (Servant to Mrs Dodd.).

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text Ps. CXVIII. 24.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Nathaniel Humfrey,}
  • Thomas Izzard,       } Ch. Wardens.
  • William Humfrey,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Ruth Hayden (her 1st Communion)
  • Jane Humfrey,
  • Agnes Allaway,
  • Gertrude Allaway,
  • Blanche Humfrey,
  • * Mrs Wontner,
  • * Miss Hill,
  • * Two Servants from Mrs Wontner’s.

* New Communicants.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. John XX. 19.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Ps. CXVIII. 24.

Ist Sunday after Easter, April 20.

No Early Morning Prayer, Upton.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, I. Cor. XV. 16-20.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • Alice Slade,
  • Mrs Martha Breach,
  • Mrs Fred Breach,
  • Louisa Breach.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. Rom.VI  8-11

IInd Sunday after Easter, April 27.

Holy Communion, Upton, 8.30 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, I. Pet. II. 21.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. John, X. 14,

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, I. Pet. II. 21.

IIIrd Sunday after Easter, May 4.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text S. John XII. 46.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Emma Langham.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, I. Pet. II. 11.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. John XII. 46.

IVth Sunday after Easter, May 11.

Hol;y Communion, 8.30 a.m. Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Sophie Hooper, & Cook from Mrs Wontner

* Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Haggai II. 7,8,9.

Full Service, Upton, 3 pm.  My Text, Jerem. X. 23.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Jerem. X. 23.

Churched Mrs Gale after Service at Thorpe.

*Read the Bishop’s Licence for the School to be used as Church during the restoration of the Old Church.

Rogation Sunday, Vth Sunday after Easter, May 18.

No Morning Prayer at Upton, 9 a.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text Ps. XC. 17.

Holy Communion,  Present,

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • George Slade,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs. F. Breach,
  • Anne Huggins,
  • Jane Powell.

No afternoon service at Upton.

Full Service, Upton, 7 p.m.  This was a Special Closing Service in the Old Church previous to the Restoration, which will commence to-morrow

Ist Special Lesson, Haggai I.

IInd Special Lesson, I. Cor. III to 18 verse.

Special Psalms, 84, 122, 127, 132.

Hymns 143, 215, and Litany of Penitence (No. 465 1st part).

Thus we closed our old Church.

My Sermon was from Psalm XC. 17.

Monday, May 19.

The restoration of the Church commenced.  We pulled down the pews etc. & the East wall of the Chancel pulled down.

Wednesday, May 21.

Baptized (privately) a son of Jane Butler, Upton.

Ascension Day, May 22.

No Service at Upton, as the Church was closed.

Holy Communion, Thorpe, 11 a.m. Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Jane Powell.

Sunday after Ascension, May 25.

*Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m.  My Text, S. John XVI. 7.

*Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Heb. IV. 14, 15, 16.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Heb. ut supra.

* The Services in the School-Room.

Whitsun Day, June 1.

Holy Communion (short Sermon) Thorpe, 9 a.m.

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant
  • Benjamin Slade,  Churchwarden.
  • John Slade,
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text S. John XIV. 26.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant,
  • Nathaniel Humfrey}
  • Thomas Izzard} Ch. Wardens.
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Blanche Humfrey,
  • Mrs Wontner,
  • Mrs Wontner’s Servant (? (housemaid) which one)
  • Hannah Elliott.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text Ezekiel XXXVI. 26, 27.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. John XIV. 26.

Trinity Sunday, June 8.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Rev. I. 8.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Mrs Rowden (staying at Mr Humfrey’s)

Ist Sunday after Trinity, June 15.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, II. Tim. III. 15.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • Susan Slade,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Mrs Fred. Breach,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XVI 27-31.

IInd Sunday after Trinity, June 22.

Full Service, Upton., 11 a.m.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m.

IIIrd Sunday after Trinity, June 29 (St. Peter).

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text S. Matt. XVI, 15 etc.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text Ps.CVIII, 1.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. John, XXI, 15-18.

Friday, July 4.

Two men struck dead by Lightning at Thorpe.

IVth Sunday after Trinity, July 6.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text II Cor. IV. 17, 18.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Thomas Izzard,  Ch. Warden.
  • H. M. Raums,  Reading at ye Rectory.
  • Joseph Gardiner,
  • Joseph Greenough,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Mrs Wontner,
  • Mrs Wontner’s  Maid,
  • Hannah Elliott,
  • Hannah Greenough,  Her first Communion.
  • Emma Langham,
  • Phoebe Gardiner.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Mark VIII. 36, 37.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Mark VIII 36, 37.

Vth Sunday after Trinity, July 13.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text I. Pet. III. 8.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. VI. 6.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. VI. 6.

VIth Sunday after Trinity, July 20.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, I Cor. II. 9, 10.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Benjamin Slade,  Ch. Warden.
  • John Huggins,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Mrs Fred. Breach,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Alice Slade.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, I. Cor. II. 9.10.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, II. Sam. XII. 7.

I went to Thorpe a second time, and baptized four children of William & Ellen Blake after IInd Lesson.

VIIth Sunday after Trinity, July 27.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, II Sam. XXIV. 24.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. James I. 21.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. James I. 21.

VIIIth Sunday after Trin. Aug. 3.

Full service, Upton. 11 a.m. My Text Ps. XIX. 1, 2, 3.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant
  • Thos. Izzard, Ch. Warden.
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Hannah Elliott,
  • Mrs Wontnam’s Cook.

Full Service, Upton, 3.p.m. My Text, I. Kings III. 7.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, ut supra.

IX Sunday after Trinity, Aug. 10.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. XII. 42.

Hannah Greenough returned thanks after an operation in the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XXII. 12.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Matt. XII. 42.

Baptized Lizzie Maud Mary Lewington.

Xth Sunday after Trinity, Aug. 17.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text S. James IV. 3.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant.
  • John Huggins,
  • John Slade,
  • Charlotte Slade,        Mr. B. Slade ill in bed.
  • Martha Breach,
  • Mrs Fred. Breach,
  • Louisa Breach,
  • Anne Huggins,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text ut supra.

During the past week, i.e. before Xth Sunday the bell-turret in Upton Church has been pulled down, and the old bell (dated 1747) has ceased to be rung till the Church is restored.

XIth Sunday after Trinity, Aug. 24. (St. Barthol.)

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Luke XVIII. 13.

Full Service, Uptom. 3 p.m. My Text, S. John I. 47.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Luke XVIII. 13.

Banns were published at Chilton, as our Church is under repair.

XIIth Sunday after Trinity, Aug. 31.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Mark VII. 37.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ps. CL. last v.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Mark VII. 37.

XIIIth Sunday after Trinity, Sep. 7.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, II.Kings V. 12.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper, Celebrant,
  • Thomas Izzard, Ch. Warden.
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Mrs Wontner’s Cook,
  • Granny Elliott,
  • Granny Greenough.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, II Kings VII. 2.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, II Kings VII. 2.

XIVth Sunday after Trinity, Sep. 14.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Luke XVII, 17.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Mark, XII. 43.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Mark XII. 43

Friday, Sep. 19.

I preached for the Harvest Festival at Compton. My Text, Ps. CXXII. 1.

XVth Sunday after Trinity, Sep. 21.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. VI. 25.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant
  • John Slade,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Martha Breach,
  • Mrs Fred. Breach,
  • Jane Powell.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, ut supra.

XVIth Sunday after Trinity, Sep 28.

Full Service, Upton 11am.  My Text S. Luke VII 14.

Full Service, Upton 3 pm.  My Text, Acts XII – 13, 14, 15

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 pm.  My Text, Acts XII ut supra

XVIIth Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 5.

Upton Harvest Thanksgiving.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text Ps. XCV 2.

Proper Psalms, CXI, CXXII, CXLV, CXLVII.

First Prop. Lesson, Deut. VIII.

Second Prop. Less. Rev. XIV. 13-19

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant,
  • Nathaniel Humfrey,}
  • Thomas Izzard,} Ch. Wardens.
  • William Humfrey,
  • Walter Williams,
  • Joseph Gardiner,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Jane Humfrey,
  • Mrs Wontner,
  • Phoebe Gardiner,
  • Granny Elliott,
  • Hannah Greenough,
  • Emma Langham.

The Alms were  £2..19..3.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Philipp. IV. 6.7.

Proper Psalms CXVI. CXVIII. CXLVIII. CL.

First Lesson Genesis VIII. 15-22. Sec. Less. Matt. XIII 24-43.

The Alms were  £0..14..9½. The Alms were given to Ch. Restoration Fund.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Phil. ut supra.

XVIIIth Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 12.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, I. Cor. X. 13.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Luke X. 41, 42.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Luke X ut supra.

XIXth Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 19.

Thorpe Harvest Thanksgiving.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, Ps. L. 14. §1.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Benjamin Slade, Ch. Warden.
  • John Huggins,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Mrs Herbert Humfrey,
  • Anne Huggins,
  • Mrs Fred. Breach,
  • Jane Powell.

Alms  £1..17..0.

The Lessons and Psalms as at Upton.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Ephes. IV. 30, 1.2.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Eph. IV. 32.

Psalms and Lessons as at Upton.

Alms in Evening, 6 shillings.  £2..2..0 sent to Wallingford Cottage Hospital.

Thorpe Church was very beautifully decorated by Mrs Fred Breach, Mrs Herbert Humfrey and the two Misses Fuller of Aston Tirrold.

XXth Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 26.

*Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, S. Matt. XXV. 10. §  2.3.

†Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, II. Cor. IX. 7. § last.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, II. Cor. ut supra.

* The morning Sermon on Readiness “and they that were ready went with him to the Marriage, and the door was shut.”

† The afternoon & Evening Sermon on Cheerfulness. “GOD woth a cheerful giver.”

XXIst Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 2.

‡ Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Heb. XII. 1.2.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant
  • Thomas Izzard, Ch. Warden,
  • Sophie Hooper,
  • Mrs Wontner,
  • Granny Elliott.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, Dan. V. 22, 23.

No Evening Service at Thorpe, as I had a very severe cold.

‡ The morning Sermon referred to All Saints.

XXIInd Sunday after Trinity,  Nov. 9.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Isai. XXVI. 3.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m. My Text, S. Mark, XIII. 34.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, S. Mark XIII. 34.

XXIIIrd Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 16.

Full Service, Thorpe, 11 a.m. My Text, Isai, XXV. 4.

Holy Communion,  Present

  • Richard Hooper,  Celebrant.
  • Benjamin Slade,  Ch. Warden.
  • John Huggins,
  • Susan Slade,
  • Alice Slade,
  • Mrs Fred Breach,
  • Louisa Breach.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m.  My Text, Isai XXV. 4.

XXIVth (Last) Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 23.

Full Service, Upton, 11 a.m. My Text, Ps. CXIX. 88.

Full Service, Upton, 3 p.m.  My Text, S. James, II. 23, 24.

Full Service, Thorpe, 6.30 p.m. My Text, Ps. CXIX, 88.

Baptized William Fred Pullen at Upton, in ye Schoolroom

Confirmation Candidates ?

  • George Pope, Nov. 6. 1870.
  • Joseph Herbert, April 23. 1869.
  • Albert Greenough, March 18. 1870.
  • Charles Greenough, April 21. 1869.
  • Dennis Greenough, bap. Dec. 27. 1868.
  • Jacob Shawe, bap. April 10. 1870.
  • Thomas Winter,
  • Thomas Pullen.