" It is no uncommon thing to find the gas meters at zero when some child has grown weary of saying its prayers and fallen fot the attraction of the gas radiator taps," writes a correspondent from Denbigh, North Wales, describing how Liverpool evacuee children, having no'where to go, spend a good deal of their spare time in the town's little church.
" But it is good to see them at church, where they can go any time" he says. " Yet there is a snag about that. A whole set of parish hymn books and many picture prayer books have been quite worn out and have fallen to pieces. People say, 'Put the books in a safe place,' But I feel we must keep the children happy and occupied in church."
As the result of the ettacuation Mass is now being said in more places in the North Wales area. It is now offered at 9.30 every Sunday at Harlech, which is served from Barmouth, and which before the war had only three Catholics. A Mission has just been conducted there by the Redemptorist Father C. Dorrian, and Liverpool Notre Dame Sisters and their pupils have for some time been established in a private house of the little town.
" The attendance at Mass last Sunday," writes another correspondent, "was 41," He adds:
" Some time ago the pupils from Liverpool returned, and the Mission had to find a new home. It was not easy but at the last moment when everything seemed hopeless a small building was discovered and rented. With the assistance of the resident Catholics. and a few nonCatholic friends this has been furnts-hed and fitted out for services::