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The following * H1 ba of Interest to Ashburtonltes, as Jt relates to a gentleman well-known among o*i» nd who » * B ° n of Mr R. S. Bean, of Wust Street. It la taken from the " Kumara Times of the 6th Init :— There hue been a maiked Improvement In the attendance at Holy Trinity Chnroh ilnoa the arrival end daring the mlntitratlona of the Rev W. 8. Bean, and yesterday, being a fioe Sunday, there w«a a large oongregatlon at church In the evening, and the largest offertory- during his IncntnJbeDoy and for some years baolr, The reverend gentleman took for b(i tent part ot the 7th verse of the 14 v .b chapter cf RereJ&tlone, "These aro they whioh oame oat of great tribulation," etc., making special refer enoe In an elcqaent discourse to the late All Saints' festival. Althongh oomparatlraly a young man, and bronght up In this colony, Mr Bean has acquired excellent theological talents. He baa a good delivery, and bis diteoarsee are logical, eloquent, and fervent. In printed reoords we fiod that Walter Stanley Bean first distinguished himself at the Provincial Government Sohool In Katapof, by obtaining, m 1868, * fonr years scholarship, and he entered Ohrlst's Collegel Grammar School, Ohrlsfchurcr, In JB7O. He holds fjur certificates of effiolenoy at eliminations under the Board of Tbeologlo»l Studies at Obrletohuroh. Id 1879 he was a first class certificate In the First Grade. Next year he took up nine out of ten snVjeota In Qrade 11.. passing very satisfactorily. In 1881 (September 23r<3) he passed Grade 111., and on the following Sunday (September 25tb) be was admitted to deacon's orders, •nd became assistant curate to the Rev W. Harper, In the parish of Leeaton and Bouthbrldge, In 1883, Mr Bean crowned his pr«7lous saccetsful examinations m Theologloal Studies by obtaining a secondclass a certificate In Grade IV , with the large hnmber of 4874 marks out of a possible 6600. This entitles him to waar the hood granted by authority of the Board of Theolog!o»l Studies, and saoc iloned by the Primate. On Scptom fcer 23td, 1883, the Rev Walter Stanley Bean, then assistant curate of Bt Miobafll's, Ghrlsfohurob, was admitted to the priesthood by the Moat Rev the Primate, at the Cathedral. The candidate was presented by the Tery Rev the P«san, who, together with the Rev Walter Harper and the Rer W. H. Elton, took part with the Bishop m the laying on of hands. And on the 7*h Ifoyember, In the same year, the Bishop licensed the 2Uv W. S. Bean to the cure of the District of Bf aWern, whioh In•elndea Sheffield Hororata, aodßprlngfield. Here he labored saece3sfally for five wars, till he oame to Kumars, la the beginning of last August. We wish the rarerend gentleman socoess In this his new parochial district. Eo may be said to combine the good qualities of two of bUpredeeeMOW— th«x>n* as a pastor and the other as a preaehor. Hfs only trouble hate seems to be the praiant debt on the jharth and parsonage, whioh only aiKPanti, we believe, to between £63 and £70.

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ANE O' OCR AIN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 17 November 1888

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ANE O' OCR AIN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 17 November 1888