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A tppclal tea aud sacred oonoert In connexion with the Primitive Methodist Ohuroh was hold lest evening In the Salva ion A.rmy Barracks. About 150 persons sat down to tbe tea, wbioh was catered for by Mr aud Mrs W. 0. Davis m their woll koown style. The well l«id out tables ana excellence of the viands gave great satisfaction, and the whole coat, was covered by the donations of members and friends.

Tin oonoert waa presided over by Mr E. Wa'klns, of Flemington, and was very oaooeasful. The open ng piece was an anthem, entitled " Blest the Lord O my bcul " by tho choir, assisted by a few friends. Kbv J. Boothroyd then tffared prayer. The choir next rendered a part song, " I will tall the wondrous story." In both Items the oholr succeeded In pleasing the audienoe. During the evening the oholr gave SBVea otner pieces, the test of whioh were, part song ''1 am the way " ; quartette and ohorus, ' I've sighted the golden gate " ; part song, "Song of tha Soldier"; part long, " Behold I stand at ths door " ; and the concluding anthem, "Offer unto God thanksgiving. ' Ali of these Items wera nicely rendered, especially the last one whioh Inoludtd a quartette ia which Mesdames Boothroyd and F»ower, snd Messrs J. H. Jones and O. flight took part. Miss Wildsmtth sang, "He wipes ihe tear " ; and Mrs Gamble gave the siored aong, " Low at thy feet," both receiving applause, as also did a pianoforte dnet by Misses Carson and Fox, Tbe most snooessful items of the evening were a duett " There is joy m Heaven," by Mr and Mrs Flower, wulch had to be repeated, and a sacred song by Mr Flower, entitled "The good shepherd/ wbioh was also encored, and In return Mr and Mis Flower gave the duet „" The Master stood In bit garden." Mt and Miss Simmonds were also heartily enoored for tbeir violin duett, and In return gave another one whioh was unfortuaately interrupted by the Obairman m mistake, dnring a pause m tbe pieoe, muoh to the regret ef the audienoe. Short addresses were given dnring tbe evening by the Obairman, Messrs Lilt and Aaton, and Oaptain H. Field (Salvation Army). The Bey J. Boothroyd moved a hiarty vote of thanks to all who bad helped to make the tea and conoert a suocess, and a: bo io the Oaptain of the Salvation Arm) for the use of the barraoki. The oholr were aooompanied by Mrs W. 0, Davis' harmonium, Miss and Mr Simmonds lit and 2-id violin, and Mr D. Lelioh cornet, Two songs and tbe duets were aooompanied on tbe piano by Mrs Flower, who deserves apeolal praise for her soft and appropriate tcoompanimenta.

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PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889

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PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889