|On Sunday, Nov. 14th, 1917, I had the first opportunity of taking services for the First Newfoundland Regiment in France. On the previous Sunday I had preached to a small evening congregation assembled in a barn which serves as a chapel. But this morning I took the general parade service. It was very largely attended, the Worcester Regiment as well as the Newfoundland being present; the non C. of E. denominations were also present. ... The service was held in a large field back of the village church which now lies in ruins. ... It, however, was but a prelude to the chief service of the day, which followed immediately in the impoverished chapel ! There it was my privilege to give to a small company the sacrament of the Body and Blood of our Lord. It was indeed an impressive service. The building half destroyed, the improvised altar with its twinkling lights, and above it all a beautiful representation of Christ hung on the Cross, all seemed to emphasize the reality of the sacrifice we were offering to our Heavenly Father.|
I shall now ro on alternate Sundays to minister to the Regiment, as well as visiting them every now and then during the week.