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April 12th, 1900

Church Service at Sea.

Rev. W. J. Cox; of Cornwallis, Anglican chaplain to the Canadians in South Africa, writes an interesting letter from Cape Town, describing scenes on the trooper Laurentian. He says: - The Sunday services are fine. Holy Communion at 8.30, with an old box covered with a Union Jack for an altar. At 10.30 the parade service takes place, and I never saw anything finer. They rig up a sort of reading desk covered with flags. The singing is glorious. I never heard the like. At 6.15 there is a voluntary service, just a lesson, a few collects, lots of hymns and a short address. Last Sunday night they sang for two hours after the close of the service.