THE CHURCHES. SUNDAY AND WEEK NIGHT SERVICES AND MEETINGS. EPISCOPALIAN CHURCH. —Tancred Street, West. Rev. A. W. Hands, Incumbent. Sunday. Morning Service and Holy Communion, at 11 a.m., Rev. A. W. Hands. Afternoon Children’s Service and Baptism, at 3 p. m. Evening, at 6.30, Rev. A. W. Hands. Country Services—Sunday. Tinwald, 6.30 p.m., Mr. J. Ward. Willowby, 3 p.m., Mr. J. Ward. Windermere, 3 p.m, Mr. Jameson. BAKAIA PARISH. Rev. W. H. Elton, Incumbent. Sunday. St. Mark’s Church, Rakaia.—Morning at 11, Lay Reader. Evening, at 7, Rev. W. H. Elton. St. John’s, Barrhill, 3 p.m., Lay Reader. Kyle School, 3 p.m., Lay Reader. All Saints, Sherwood, 3p. m., Lay Reader. St. Barnabus, Methven, at 11 a.m., Rev. W. H. Elton. Communion.—First Sunday in the month at St. Mark’s. Second Sunday at St. John’s. Fourth Sunday at St. Barnabas’. Fifth Sunday at St. James’. Baptism in St. Mark’s, and Children’s Service at 3 p.m., second Sunday in the month. Sunday School. St. Mark’s, St. John’s, and Kyle, at 2.30 every Sunday, Friday. Evensong and Choir Practice at 7.30. — St. Mark’s. Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Morning Service and Holy Communion, at St. Mark’s, Rakaia, at 11 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—Havelock Street, West. Rev. A. M Beattie, M. A., Minister. Sunday Services. Morning at 11, and Evening at 6.30, in the Church. —Rev. A. M. Beattie. Waterton Library Hall, at 3 p.m., Rev. A. M. Beattie. Sunday School in the Church at 2.30 afternoon. —Mr. W. Gavin, Superintendent. Tuesday. Finance Committee —First Tuesday of every month, in the Church at 7.30. S. S. Teachers’Association —Second Tuesday of every month, in the Church at 7.30. Wednesday. Pastor’s Bible Class in the Church Vestry—Weekly at 7. Week night Service at B—Rev.8 —Rev. A. M. Beattie. Thursday. . Tinwald School —Weekly service at 7-30. Friday. Choir Practice at 7.3o—Mr. Savage, conductor ; Mr. A. Stott, organist. RAKAIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. —Town Hall, Rakaia. Rev. B. J. Westbrooke, Minister. Sunday. Rakaia Town Hall at 11 a.m. 'WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH. —Cameron Street, East. Rev. W. Keall, Pastor. Sunday. Morning, prayer meeting at 10 ; service at 11, Rev. W. Keall. Evening, at 6.30, Rev. W. Keall. Sunday School at 2.30. country services. Old Men’s Home —Afternoon, at 3. Tinwald—Evening, at 6.30., Mr. J. E. Buchanan. Seafield —Afternoon, at 2.30, Mr. J. Allison ; Sunday School at 1.30. Monday. Cameron Street Church—Prayer Meeting in Vestry, at 8 p.m. Tuesday^ Class Meeting at 7.30. Thursday. Preaching Service at 7.30, Rev. W. Keall; Class at the conclusion of the service. Friday. Choir Practice at 7- 30. Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Divine Service, at 7 a.m., in the Cameron street Church. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH. —Wills Street, East. Rev. Arthur J. Smith, Pastor. Sunday. Morning School at 10 a.m. Morning Service at 11a.m., Mr, H. Dally. Afternoon School at 2.30 p.m. Evening Service at 6.30, Mr. R. Bevan. Monday. Ladies’ Class—ln the Church at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday. Divine Service, at 7.30. p.m. Thursday. Class Meeting at 7.30 p.m. Friday. Watch Night Service, 11 p.m., Rev. A. J. Smith and others. NEWLANDS PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH. Sunday. Morning School, 9.30. Service at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. (Mr. W. T. Lill and Mr. J. Lloyd). ASHBURTON FORKS. Sunday Afternoon Service at 2.30, Mr, J. Lloyd. ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL.— Burnett Street West. Rev. Father Chervier. Mass at 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Benediction service in the evening of the same day at 6.30. Public Companies. The national mutual life ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA (LIMITED). Established 1869. Actuary and Secretary —J. M. Templeton, F.LA. The MOST LIBERAL and EQUITABLE OFFICE for Life Assurance in the Australasian Colonies. The best office for young men. Profits divided every three years. Offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Wellington, and .■Hobart Town; -■ The New Zealand Branch—A LOCAL 'INSTITUTION, investing all moneys in the colony. Resident Secretary Thomas Swain, Temple Chambers, Featherston street, -Wellington. Agent for the County of Ashburton — S. SAUNDERS (of the firm of Saunders . Bros.), Ashburton. Note the name—The National Mutual. THE NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE AGENCY COMPANY (LIMITED). u WOOL SEASON—IBBO-1881. SPECIAL NOTICE TO SHEEP ’ FARMERS. THE Company makes LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES on WOOL entrusted to its care for sale in the London market. This being one of the leading departments of the Company’s business, and an expert and practical staff being employed by its London House especially to superik tend the classification, valuation, and disposal of wool consignments, growers may rely upon their clips being carefully handled and placed to the best advanFurther information may be obtained upon application at the Company s office, Cathedral Square Christchurch. 283 a
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