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Visit of Bishop Julius to Ashburton.

A telegram was received yesterday by theßevE..A\ Scott'informing him that the Right Rev Bishop Julius purposed VisiHng'' Ashburbbh,** arriving by the express on Saturday next, and that he would preach at the services on Sunday next, and also, if desired, address a public nici'l iiijj <»» Sii'iiLTfay evening. „._... l<; A mooting of Iho Vestry of St Stephen's to discuss' the necessary ' 'arrangements was held in the afternoon, at which it was determined to gladly accept'his Ijord- ' ship's' offer, and'that the meeting take place'at 8 p.m. in. St.' Stephen's. Schoolroom^ > This decision- was.arrived at on the ground that the schoolroom is more, central than the Oddfellows' Hall, and can be seated bo accommodate 350 persons. •': Mr' Paul kindly undertook to endeavor to obtain from the Borough School Committee, of which he is a member, a, supplemental,supply of foiptn^.. „ 1 ( „, It" was- resolved that 11 (ah' ■address' of welcome be presented to the Bishop, and the Rev the -Incumbent with Messrs Steward and Paul were appointed a Committee to prepare the same." '; ; <. 'f.f^ 3&9 VMr Scott stated that there would be a special s,eryice for children at, 3, p.m.. at which his .Lordship would be .present and deliver an address to the children. It was the general opinion of the Veistry il *-4- th? j^T^modation of the Ciiii:-. 1!! !: ■':(■ ■::<-niin._r and evening services would be taxed to the uttermost, and would probably be insufficient, and in view of this it was deemed desirable to' make special" arrangements for the occasion. Accordingly ■ ifc was decided that a notice should be issued requesting members of the congregation to be present in their places a quarter of an hour before the hour of commencemenat of the service—all seats unoccupied' by that time to be availabje^tp the .general public. It was also determined, to'ask tliat children be not brought either to the morning or evening service, and; children have precedence of adults at that .in. the afternoon. .■!"<•' - ••' ■ ■'. It having been determined to invite the ladies of the congregation to undertake the decoration of the Schoolroom the meeting terminated.

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Visit of Bishop Julius to Ashburton., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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Visit of Bishop Julius to Ashburton. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890