• Short Summary

    SPECIAL PRAYERS HAVE BEEN SAID IN CHURCHES FOR SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AS HIS CONDITION WORSENED TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    SPECIAL PRAYERS HAVE BEEN SAID IN CHURCHES FOR SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AS HIS CONDITION WORSENED TODAY (SUNDAY). IN PARIS, AT THE ANGLICAN CHURCH, THERE WAS A LARGE CONGREGATION. THE CHURCH IS NOT FAR FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, THE ELYSEE, WHERE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IS BEING KEPT INFORMED OF SIR WINSTON'S CONDITION.

    THERE WERE PRAYERS ALSO AT WESTERHAM, THE PARISH CHURCH IN KENT, WHERE THE CHURCHILL FAMILY WORSHIP WHEN THEY STAY AT CHARTWELL, THEIR COUNTRY HOME.

    THE CONGREGATION THERE WERE TOLD BY THEIR VICAR THAT THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF BRITAIN, WHEN THEY GROW OLD, WILL STILL SAY WITH PRIDE THAT THEY LIVED IN THE DAYS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL.

    AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH IN LONDON, THERE WAS ANOTHER LARGE CONGREGATION. AND AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY, THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK, DR. COGGAN PAID TRIBUTE. HE SAID SIR WINSTON HAS TOUCHED LIFE AT SO MANY POINTS. WHERE HE HAS TOUCHED IT, HE HAS ADORNED IT.

    THROUGHOUT THE DAY, SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE HAD MADE THEIR WAY TO HYDE PARK GATE IN KENSINGTON TO SEE THE HOUSE WHERE SIR WINSTON IS LYING NEAR DEATH.

    AMONG TODAY'S VISITORS AGAIN WAS HIS ONLY SON, NEWSPAPERMAN RANDOLPH CHURCHILL AND HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER ARABELLA. ANOTHER VISITOR WAS ARCHBISHOP CARDINALE, THE PAPAL DELEGATE IN BRITAIN. HE TOOK A MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY FROM THE POPE FOR LADY CHURCHILL.

    LADY CHURCHILL WHO IS 79 STAYED INDOORS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ONCE SHE WAS SEEN AT THE WINDOW, ACKNOWLEDGING THE CROWD BELOW. SIR WINSTON'S DAUGHTER SARAH WAS ALSO AGAIN THERE TODAY. WITH HER WAS ANOTHER GRAND-DAUGHTER, CELIA SANDYS.

    MRS. MARY SOAMES, SIR WINSTON'S OTHER DAUGHTER, MOVED IN AND OUT SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE DAY. NIGHT FELL AND THE CROWD OF NEWSMEN AND WELL-WISHERS STAYED ON IN THE GLARE OF THE TELEVISION LIGHTS.

    THE SILENCE WAS IMMEDIATE WHEN LORD MORAN, THE 82-YEAR-OLD LIFELONG FRIEND AND PERSONAL PHYSICIAN OF SIR WINSTON CAME OUT TO READ HIS SIXTH BULLETIN SINCE THE STROKE ON FRIDAY.

    LORD MORAN SOF: "AFTER A RESTLESS START, SIR WINSTON HAS HAD A PEACEFUL DAY. BUT HE HAS LOST GROUND. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER BULLETIN TOMORROW MORNING". IT WILL BE AT ABOUT NOON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASO3E2BAEA10YCF2E903EVVW8
    Media URN:
    VLVAASO3E2BAEA10YCF2E903EVVW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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