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The anniversary sermons of the Newlanda Primitive Methodist Sunday School were preaohed lust Sunday morning and evening by the Rev J. T. Burrowa, and % children's service was held In the affcernooD,when hymns were sung, and a goodly t nab r of excellent reoltat uno were giveu ry the scholars. All of tbe services were well attended, and were both pleasant and profitable times. The tea meeting wav held on Monday evening, and was a thorough success. The ohUdren gathered together early in the afternoon when toys were distributed ! among them and a number of games Indulged in. after which they were regaled with a substantial tea. Later on the adults begun to gather Into the church, and about -100 persons eat down at the tables which were presided over by Mesdamea Aaton, Robinson, Parker and Griffin, assisted by Mrs Williamson and o hers. There was an excellent display • viands, and all appeared to thoroughly ei joy themselves. Cbe after meeting was preilded over by Mr H. Robinson, and excellent addresses were given by Captain H. Field, Rev J. Bjothroyd and Mr G. Aston, Hymns were sung by tbe oblldreD under the leadership' of Mr Aston, Mr Albert Hlght accompanying on the harmonium. Six recitations were well given by as many of the scholar*, and were heartily applauded. During the meating the ohuroh wr,a uncomfortably filled, many of the audience having to stand, but the attention was most commendable. Votes of thonka were moved to the lad'ea- for providing and to tbe Bpeakera for tbelr addresses by Messrs Megson and Allen, and to the Chairman for presldlug by Rev J: Boothroyd and Mr Margetts, which were oarried with acclamation, A most enjoyable gathering was bronght to a close by the Banedlotlon.

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NEWLANDS PRIMITIVE METHODIST ANNIVERSARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889

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NEWLANDS PRIMITIVE METHODIST ANNIVERSARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889