St Joseph’s Church, Avon Dassett

The congregation at this church had a treat on Sunday, when Mr. Gervaise Elwes who, with Lady Winifride Elwes was staying for the weekend with Miss Perry, of Bitham House, sang during Mass and at Benediction Gounod’s Ave Maria.

Gervase Elwes, c. 1918

On Saturday an interesting wedding took place at the church, when Mr. Henry Sealey, who left Bitham House to drive a motor ambulance at the war, was married to Miss Fisher, who has also been at Bitham House for several years, and the couple are widely known and esteemed in the neighbourhood. The nuptial Mass was said by the Rev. W. Dobell, and Miss Perry gave the wedding breakfast.

Banbury Guardian, May 1915

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