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On Sunday morning a confirmation service was held at St. Peter's Church, Akaroa. The following candidate's were presented for confirmation:— Misses K. Turner, M, Cheekley. M. Lelievre, G. Youngtnan, M, Julius, G., M, and G> Bell, Gwen Haylock, Myra Rhodes and Patience Hayward, and Master's!). Checkley and D. Newton. After the laying on of hands Bishop Julius, preaching from the text, "Of Zebulun fifty thousand men who could keep rank". They were not of double heart," spoke of the need for people to sink their individuality and work for the common good. In all communities the people who were not always considering their own feelings and inclinations did. the most good. The possession of a heart that was nob double was a man's finest asset, and there was nobody more despicable than he who sat down to watch while a struggle was in progress to see which side would win, so that he could be on the victorious side.


In tbe afternoon a confirmation service was held at Duvauchelle. There was a large congregation, a number coming over from Akaroa by launch. The following candidates were presented for Confirmation: —Orion LeOomte, Heather Giddens, .Austin Giddens, Robin Wright, Tom Stewart, William Btewart, HLmke Stewart, Louis Sbadbolt, Maggie Stewart, Iris Stewart, Annie Stewart, Ethel Stewart, Ruby Mulcoek, Hazel Shadbolt, Ivy Cairna, Marjorie Bar wick, Florence Sefton, Daphne Williams, Olive Malmanohe.

EVENING SERVICE AT BT.i PETER'S CHURCH. Id the evening Bishop Julias preached from the text of St. Paul's epistle to the Romans, "I am not ashamed of my Gospel." He spoke of , the modern man's note of apology in speaking of bis churoh. It was the case with the Churoh of England people in particular. They were not exaoily ashamed of their Gospel, bat apologetic. 1 Some openly stated they did nut believe in any missionary work and considered fairly regular atten* dance at church was the limit of their duties. Hβ objected very much to this kind of men calling themselves Ohm* tians, A Christian was always anxious ■ to see hie Gospel preached amongst.. others. He thanked God that in bis dicc3se alone there were many nob!e self sacrificing Christians.

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VISIT OF BISHOP JULIUS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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VISIT OF BISHOP JULIUS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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