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The tnnaal general meeting of the Oba.oh officer of this dUtrlot was held on T-^«.l Mr Ward's Chambe t 3 P^' 0< m°? ?», *?< error In the hoar Bdvertlsed, the mcettae was smaller than m former oecaaion*. The following were present .'—Messrs J-^hn Grieg, and Junes Hesekln. , W»>denn ; Messrs J. Smith, Wm. Smith, J. GucUell, Thoa Mawaon, and William Stoddart, Vestrymen ; the Rev R. F. Garbatt, Oarate ; and Mr J. Wart*, Seoretwy. Mr Ward read the statement of accounts, whloh showed that after every liability had been me', there n ,,)A ..;n k» x»ii » n i nn f^ *v, a n-ni, would still be £11 owing to the Bank. Upon this Mr William Stoddart and Mr Grigg both drew chcquea for £P 10s m •rder to extinguish It, an action whlob wm heartily applauded by all present. The Rev R. F. Garbett then roae and complimented the Ohuroh offioers npon the successful etforti that they had made during the past five yeara to get the district out of debt, Baying that they might well be proud of the faot that their part of the old parish ot Asbbnrton was the first to be oat of debt, especially when they considered that the distrlot had been left two yeara without a clergyman, before he oime amongst them Hearty votes of thanka were passed to the Ladles Work Soolety cf St Andrew's Church Tfnwald, to Mrs Clark for inviting the Society to meet at her honse, to Mr Patching for the loan of flags, to Mr Restell for timber and to Messrs Gadsell and Reid for all the crookeiy necessary for the reoent bazaar, to Miss Oowper, Mrs Tippett and Mrs Biggs for their seovices as organists at St Andrew's Ohuroh, to Mr Standish for similar services at Water ton. and to the Layreaders Mr Ward and Mr Jameson, The Rev R. F. Garbett then read oat the nemos of the newly appointed offioers for the ensuing year :— Sub-district of Waterton. Mr Grig?, Warden ; and Me sars James Smith, John Bell, John Oowan, Thomas Mawsoj, William Wilson, George Soal, J. Blee, A Dawson, William Houston, D. l>. lowood, Vestrymen ; sub-district of Tlnwald, Mj James Heaeltlne, Warden ; Messrs S. Oorrigan, J. Gadsell, D. Tippet, Wm. Stoddart, Wm. Lowe, Wm. H. Smith, Marmaduke ßedmayne, Vestrymen. After thla the guarantee was filled up for the usual amount. Those present then oonaidered the desirableness of building another parsonage fn Tlnwald, the oentre of the district ; and upon the motion of Mr Grigg a Committee was formed of the following members of the Vestiy:— Messrs Heseltlne, J. Gudsell, J. Smith, Wm. Smith, J. Bell, T. Mawson, Wm Stoddart, and the mover, to report upon the matter; Mr Stoddart offering the/c and then two aorea of -land at Wlllowby for this purpose, an offer that was suitably acknowledged. The Curate stated that Mr Clark had taken up ten aores of land near St, Andrew's Ohuroh, Tlnwald, of whioh the distrlot might avail itself at any time by paying oost price, £15 per aore* Mr Clark was also willing to bobsoribe £20 to the new parsonage, and bite. The meeting then adjourned with the customary oompliment to the chair and the Seoretary, with mutual expressions of satisfaction at the debt being ail extinguished.

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PARISHIONERS' MEETING, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2124, 2 May 1889

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PARISHIONERS' MEETING Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2124, 2 May 1889

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