Church Service Reports

Wolverton Express 9th October 1914


Harvest Festival services were held in the Parish Church of Cosgrove on Thursday and Sunday, October 1st and 4th. The Church was beautifully decorated by the usual band of willing helpers, who made the gifts of fruits and flowers from members of the congregation appear to the best advantage. Large congregations assembled on Thursday and Sunday evenings to hear the special preacher, Rev E E Law, Vicar of St Mary’s Peterborough, and the Rev E D Armand, Rector of Grafton Regis. Throughout the festival the services were bright and hearty, and there was evidence of the true spirit of thanksgiving in the way that the choir and the congregation sang the special harvest psalms and hymns. On Monday the offerings of fruit and vegetables were distributed among the old people in the village.

Northampton Mercury - Friday 03 December 1926


A CONCERT held in the Cosgrove Parish Church, on Sunday afternoon, was largely attended, and among the congregation were Lord Penrhyn, Lord and Lady Hillingdon, and Viscountess Ipswich.

The artistes were; Mrs. Lucas (violin). Miss Wilkinson (violoncello), Miss Wood (contralto), Miss G. Atkinson (soprano), Mr. C. F. Trevor (baritone), and Mrs. Wilkinson (accompanist). A collection taken for the Division of the Diocese Fund amounted to £15.

Below is the programme from this concert found in the Atkinson's Prayer Book Box

Atkinson Box notes

Hymn – Come let us join – No: 299


Choir – “If with all you hear to” Mendelssohn

Violincello – “Aria” Tenaglia – Miss Wilkinson

Duet – “Oh for the Wings of a Dove” – Mendelssohn – Miss Wood and Gune Atkinson

Violin “Aria” – Bach – Mrs Lucas

Song “Noel” Stephen Trevor

Violoncello “Preislied” Wagner – Audrey Wilkinson

Song “Ave Maria” Gounod – Gune Atkinson and Violin Mrs Lucas

Songs – “Integer Vitae”, “Homer’s Requiem” – Stephen Trevor

Violin – “Le Cygne” Sains Saens – Mrs Lucas

Song – Oh! Rest in the Lord” Mendelssohn – Miss Wood

Hymn – The Church’s One Foundation – 215

Organ Nellie Wilkinson