8 March 1915

Bishop’s Visit

The Bishop of Gloucester (Dr Gibson) paid a visit to Fairford on Monday [8 March], and held a confirmation service in St Mary’s Church. There was a large number of candidates from Fairford Rural Deanery. In the evening the Bishop dedicated a reredos and altar in the Lady Chapel in Fairford Church which has been presented by Earl Beauchamp in memory of his direct ancestors, Sir Roger and Lady Lygon, who are buried in a vault in the North Chapel of Fairford Church. There was a large attendance at the dedication service. Early on Tuesday morning the Bishop consecrated the new altar and celebrated Holy Communion to about sixty communicants.

Gloucestershire Echo Wednesday 10 March 1915