The quarterly meeting of the Ashburton Circuit officials was held in the Baring Square Schoolroom last evening. The Rev. G. Fro&t presided, and there were present 30 of the officials representing the various churches ;and branches of church work. Apologies for absence were received from Messrs Cook and Andrews. ■'Th'eVnumb'er of members was reported to be 285, and the junior members'\roll showed no alteration- ii'om ;bhiit of last auarter. . ; MessrsF. Frampton and C. Horrill, circuit stewards, presented the balancesheet for the quarter.. This showed-an' income from all sources for the quarter of £275 9s 9d, and an-expenditure of £263 7s Bd. leaving a credit.balance of £12 2s Id. The balance-sheet was adopted. The two Sunday schools were reported to be in a satisfactory condition. --The roll numbers were very pleasing, but the number of teachers requires increasing. i It was decided to hold Foreign Mission services throughout the circuit and to grant collections to the Foreign Missions and to the Wills Street. Sunday, School. -■ The chairman referred to various forward movements that had been formulated, at the recent conference, and that permission had been granted to the executive of these to canvass for subscriptions in the circuit. All subscriptions to the " Methodist Times " were paid up to date. Messrs F.i Frampton and J. Belshaw, representatives at the recent conference, gave a report on the work done at that gathering, and were ihanked. ■ This being the last quarterly meeting at which the Rev. G. Frost' would preside before his leaving for his new circuit, the meeting placed on record its very high appreciation of the services rendered by Mr Frost to the church during his three years in Ashburton.'and wished him God-speed iri; his new circuit. In speaking to the motion special reference was made to the very marked ability with which MiFrost had dealt with the finances of the various Trusts in the circuit. Mr Frost feelingly replied to the resolution, and gave the members valuable 'council as to the future. I Other business having been transacted, those present were served with refreshments provided by' the Wakanui . friends.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919
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