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PETHARD, Amelia (1839-1917)

Miss Pethard, whose death took place on March 8th, after a very short illness, was one who will be very much missed in Wickhamford.  A thorough churchwoman, she was deeply attached to her little church and was hardly ever absent from a Sunday or week-day service unless prevented by sickness of “otherwise reasonably hindered”.  Her loss will be felt in more ways than one, for she was one of those who recognise that privileges, even Church privileges, impose duties on those availing themselves of them – indeed with her duty and privilege meant the same thing – and there was no object, religious or charitable, parochial, diocesan or national, which she did not support cheerfully and liberally.  The choir attended the funeral and sang the psalm and the hymns, “There is a land” and “Now the labourer’s task is o’er”.

Published in the April 1917 Parish Magazine