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St Marks's Church South Rakaia.

The annual meeing of parishoners was held (fa Thursday evening in the Library. The Rev H. Collins presiding, Only eight, parishoners were' present. The Treasurer's statement showed the total receipts as £141,- and the- expenditure £141 15s 7d, Hearty votes of thanks were accorded to the lay readers, Miss Cox, the organist, the members of the choir, the Sunday school teachers, and to those who kindly decorated the church at Christmas and Easter, It might be mentioned that the Easter decorations were specially pretty. The Chairman nominated Mr J. M, Broadbent clergyman's churchwarden, and Mr W. B. Dixph was for the Bishop's appointment of parish churchwarden for the ensuing year. The following were elected vestryman — Messrs, B. Qorringe, E ; Bryant, Gee, and Dr Cordner. On the motion of Mr Hardy, seconded by Mr Gorringe, a hearty yote of thanks was. accorded to those ladies and gentlemen who recently gave a dramatic entertainment to raise funds for painting and repairing the church. A meeting of the newly elected Vestry wa,s, then li§Jd, when it wss decided, in*er alia, to dis^ oontinue the morning lay services, with a view to infusing new life and vigour into the management of the Sunday School. A vote of thanks to the Chair terminated the meeting.

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St Marks's Church South Rakaia., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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St Marks's Church South Rakaia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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