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Longbeach Parochial District.

The following report of the annual meeting of the Church officers and members of this district has been forwarded to us for publication. The me^flhg took place in the Arcade Chambers, the Rev. It. J. Garbett in the chair. . f

In the Chairman's statement he alluded to the state of the finances, showing that a balance of £27 9s 6d was still outstanding to make up the amount guaranteed by the district, and mentioned that Messrs Inwood and Studholme had ' increased .their .subscriptions, and that two of the ■sub-districbp,'viz., Tinwald and Wnterton, had increased their offertories, whilst at Lougbeach there had been a slight decrease. In regard to the order of services, the'; Chairman stated that it was desirable that Coldslream should have a monthly | service,, especially fta Mr Studholmo had increased his subscription' from £15 to £20 par annum on that understanding ; but, lin'drder to do, this, it would bo necessary th.-a <i lay reader should conduct the service -at Tinwald once a month. This was unanimously agreed to by the meeting. He the Westorfield monthly service, Mr Somerville said although not Officially appointed to represent the district- of 'Westerfield, it was his opinion that £24 would? be. collected, v but nob guaranteed. Probably' a' meeting- Qf the inhabitants would be" held and; If so, ■ whatever decision they arrived at would b,e t],i^ proper authorities on some future occasion. The Chairman read two, letters from Bishop j Harper, offering the incumbency of other districts to him (the Chairman), and said that he had replied, to ; the effect that, he .would remain in his present charge, for another quarter! until the'new Bi.sho]) wa-s'gdnaeQrated ana had taken charge of the .diocese, before finally deciding on his future course. Re new, parsonage : A letter' was read from Mr"C.! Je'phsoii, of TiuAvald, offering, as suitable for a parsonage, his own house, which he said was for sale, and stating price and terms. ALso one , from Mr Inwood re ].■:;■■ ■.".«■:■:«■.■:.'; .■■> :i t ,■ from "\Yinderr: ( ■■ ■ ■ 'I ■! «.■!;. l<u ■ letters were recdived and ordered to be brought up at a future time for consideration- **-' ■ -•' " '

Votes of thanks were passed to the lay readers for their service's, to ' Miss Cowpcr and Mrs Tippett, organists at Tinwald,. .to Mr Standish and. Miss Protheroe, organists at Waterton, to the Willowby choir and Mr Lowe, to MiGates, as superintendent of, the SundaySchool at Tinwald, -and t<j the Sewing-Bee, as represented by Mr* Clark and >Mrs J Tippett. -. i The meeting then adjourned to 29th , April, at 2.30 p.m. At the adjourned meeting the secretary reported that he had received additional subscriptions, amounting to £69 6s, from Longboacli and Waterton, and presented a preliminary balance-iheet together with-, the bank pass book-, which showed a credit balance of £125 :i7s Bd, but as the whole of the accounts were not received the qoinpletQ balance sheet would be produced at £he next meeting. The following resolutions were then discussed and unanimously agreed to — viz., That for the convenience' of : the clergyman in working' the*- parochial;district of Longbeach, his residence be removed from Windermere „to Tinwald,that all monies -.received, !from whatever source, over and above the amount required to pay the clergyman's stipend and the working; expenses of the district, be applied to the formation of a fund to be called the Parsonage Fund, to be used for the purchase or erection of a parsonage at Tinwald, The meeting then adjourned to the 6th of May, at the same time and place,'. ■ ,■ At the adjourned meeting held on the above date, the Secretary was called upon to to read"the financial statement for the year end|ng "the 31st March, 1890, after which it was resolved that the balancesheet as read be adopted and printed. A discussion on the services in the different parts of the district hore took plac\e,?wlwch ended without any resolution on the subject being arrived at. Resolved—" That as the Rev. Mr Garbett has intimated that Mr Jephson's house at Tinwald is suitable for a parsonage, Messrs Heseltine and Ward be appointed a Committee to negotiate with Mr Jephson for the purchase of' his house and leasehold * land, and to superintend ■ certain necessary, repairs." The Secretary was authorised- to make application for a loan to bo appliod to the purchase of the parsonage. ■„.,.■ Resolved—That the following' gentle-' men are hereby appointed trustees to the parsonage property, y\z.- Messrs Jno. Grig?, Jno.U Studhohije" ■ juftr., - and James Heseltine, and that a trust deed be drawn by one of the town solicitors-. Mr Somervijle stilted that Westerfield would cot)tribute as usual to the stipend fund. .Resolved —'That the guarantee to the sd'iHiid fund 1>(! Hie .s;iiiio as JaM. year. The guarantee form was handed round for signature, and Lho mooting adjourned.

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Longbeach Parochial District., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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Longbeach Parochial District. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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