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P.M. Sunday School Anniversary.

The anniversary services in connection with the Primitive Methodist Sunday School were held on Easter Sunday in the Church. The EevE. Hall preached very appropriate sermons in the morning and evening. la the afternoin the Eev. W. L. Salter took charge of the meeting and gave a short address to the scholars. Singing and recitations by the scholars were the chief items of this meeting. The attendance was good all day, and was quite up to expectations. A raised platform was provided for the scholars ,■ while the decorations also gave the church a very bright appearance. On Easter Monday the anaiverssry tea was held, which also attracted a good number of people.. Tea was laid for two hours, during which time the four tables were presided over by the following ladies: — , Mrs Wright, Misees Kelly (2), Good, Robinson (2), Willers (3), Campbell, Aston, Phaup, Kerr, and Crawford. The concert was presided over by the Key. R. Hall. Addresses were given by Mr Beaumont, representing the Methodist Sunday School, Mr Wright, representing the Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Mr Hall and Mr Horrill, dealing with Sunday School work. Eecitaticns were given by Eva Kerr, Grace Taylor, Kate Tutty, and VVynn Jones. The sinking by the scholars, and anthems by the choir were much appreciated. The Secretary's report showed an increase of ono teacher during the year, making ft j total of 14, (0 male and 8 female), while the j number of scholars showed a decrease of 4, owing mostly to removals, leaving a total of 127, (46 boys, 81 girls). The balance sheet showed an income of £5019s 5d while the expenditure was .£42 7s 6d, leaving a balance in hand of £3 Us lid. A vote of thanks to all who had assisted to make thw anniversary a success, was proposed by Mr H. W. Robinson, and seconded by Mr E. Marsden. A vote of thanks to the teachers was proposed by Mr Lill, aud seconded by Mr Leadley, Special mention mitsfc be raade of the conductor (Mr J. Jones) and the organist, (Mrs Wright), for the trouble they took in training ihe scholars.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905

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P.M. Sunday School Anniversary. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905