Parish of Leatherhead
Extracts from the Great War related Parish Magazines

1914  1915  1916  1917 1918 post-1918

These are selected extracts from the monthly Parish Magazines of the Church of England Parish of Leatherhead, Surrey, which was then in the See of Guildford in the Diocese of Winchester. The Vicar was Rev Thomas F Hobson (1910-26).  The language used is, of course, of its time.

They are provided so that we can see something of how this parish coped with the hitherto largely unimaginable effects of modern industrialised warfare.

They show the practical ways in which relief - for all - evolved within a framework of Christian compassion  supported by prayer and thoughtfulness.

They also illustrate how from the start women in the church family took on responsibilities. The parish at this time already played an important social service role in the funding of nursing care and provision of relief.

Each year is on its own page and extracts are shown by month within page. The source material is the bound copies of our parish magazines held at the Surrey History Centre. Relevant post-1918 extracts are included, e.g. awards, deaths and the creation of memorials.

Frank Haslam
Parish Archivist

January 1916

Click here for the Leatherhead War Memorials research project website