FLOODS owing to the sudden thaw, and incessant rains, have prevailed all over England. Many of the low lying parts have presented the appearance of inland seas. For many miles nothing has been visible but trees, and here and there a post sticking up. When we read the reports from Peterborough of dead horses, sheep and pigs being swept on the flood into the river, and consider the-terrible loss and anxiety, we ought to congratulate ourselves on the way in which we have been spared not only loss, but even inconvenience here in the Fen. Beyond very muddy roads there has been nothing to complain of. This, no doubt, is due to the the management of our drainage system, for which we ought to be very thankful.
So soon did the land recover itself, that the ploughing matches have been decided. This time the Fen was chosen. Mr. Charles Brown placed some land at the disposal of the Committee. There were more entries this year than before, and hence greater interest. The ploughing was also better and more carefully done. Twenty prizes were given amounting altogether to £11 7s. 6d.
The following won prizes:—Farmers—1, Sanders Harrison; 2, George Barnes ; 3, G. Reed 4, Herbert Moxon. Men—i, Murfit Lythel; 2, Francis Fincham ; 3, Jos. Lythel ; 4, \V. Fuller; 5, B. Brooks; 6, Jos Jefferson; 7, Geo. Lythel. Boys under IS—i, Ezra Harrison ; 2, Fred. Stevens 8, Wm. Stevens; 4, John Dewsberry. Double Furrow—1, Alfred Easey; 2, Jos. Stevens; 3. J Short; 4, Ernest Parsons.
A most successful Missionary Meeting in connection with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, was held on the 17th. A very large audience assembled, and had the advantage of listening to a missionary who had an experience or twenty years in India. He gave an interesting account of his life and work there. India has a peculiar claim upon our sympathies just now on account of the famine and the plague. 15s. 6d. was collected after the meeting on behalf of the Society. ________________
A Missionary Meeting will beheld at S. Owen’s, on Thursday Evening March 11th at 7 o’clock.
A Magic Lantern will be used to illustrate the lecture.
ON Tuesday, March the 23rd, a similar meeting will be held at Pymoor, at seven o’clock. All who are interested or want to know more about the conversion of the heathen to Christianity should come.
ON Ash-Wednesday and Thursday and Friday following, the Rector will be preaching at St. Paul’s Cathedral
UNDER the direction of the Committee for Technical Instruction, six lectures on “Singing” will be given by Mr. Koble, the organist of Ely Cathedral. These classes will be held every Tuesday, beginning at 7-30 p.m.
ON Monday evening, March 1st, a Concert will take place in the School. This promises to be a particularly good one, and we think will afford much amusement and entertainment. It will consist of songs, duets, recitations, and a most amusing dialogue. It will begin at 7-30.
ON the following Monday, the Glee Club, which must be congratulated on the progress it has made in singing from sight, will meet at the Rectory to practise some Passion Music, by Gounod, to be sung in the Church on Good Friday evening. New members are most cordially invited to join. Half-past seven every Monday evening at the Rectory. Conductor, Mr. 1
LENT—The special services during Lent will be seen from the little helpers placed in the seats of our three Churches. We pray that this holy season may be properly kept. That first lent spent by our Lord in the wilderness with prayer and fasting, should be a pattern to us all. He has taught us how in the strength of that to overcome temptation. Let us all spend much time with Him and learn from Him who is our true example.