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ANNUAL MEETING OF PARISHIONERS At the annual meeting of the the parishioners of St. Peter's Church held last Thursday, Messrs T. E. Taylor and 0. W. Leete, church wardens, presented the following re port and balance sheet:— "In presenting the annual report, with the accompanying balance sheet, we have muah pleasure, in showing an improvement in the financial position aa compared wish that of Inet year> By the introduction of curdß, wherany parishioners guaranteed cerium •uib cr ptions. an increase of £32 tn the Church fu> d* has been effected,, and the ey&tpm of collecting ie placei on ft more satisfactory tasis. The general off»rt6ries also ehowod a alight increase, The (increase in (he iipeoial offert ries Iβ partly accounted for by the fewer The expenditure has receive! very careful attention. Several large account* in Vβ prevnuri year have been liquidated, »v the Vestry was very reluctantly obliged to revert back to pay , ing £200 nniy as expend to the Vicar, ! instead of £230- Durirg tia yeur the Vican age and grounds were e<>d tt> very iUisfaetory fi«ure, and with thb p/c of the sale a new vicarage id being, and the sum of £200 set, aside towards buildng a pa ish room, which with the collecting boxes sales of work, and/ oonoert kindly organised by Mrs Jα iuß and the ladies of the oongre gation, topctber with part of . emal loan which the Vestry purpose applying lor from Church Property Trustees, will enable Ahis much needed want to be filled. Wβ much regret the departure from Akaroa of Archdeacon Stocker, and herewith place on record our sincere appreciation of hie valuable servioes to the Church end Sunday School during his slay with v V

BALANCE SHEET, Receipts—To ba'ance 5s 10d, offertories £145 Iβ lid, subscribtiong, 1912-13 £38 0* 6d, 1913-14 £88 83 6d— £126 9*. rents £60 0 sd, refund vicarage rates £5 12* 6d, launch fares 183 6d, loan from cemetery Board £7 133 6d, total £366 Iβ 9d.

Expenditure—By accounts, 191213 £37 158, stipend £200, verger £14, organic £15, —£228 10*, general expenses £35 123 9i, total £366189 d.

Assets-Ou standing subscriptions (estimated) £30, amount due from Church property trustees £63, excess liabilities over assets £166 5s 2d.

W, Williams, baa and interest £60 13s Bd, and outstanding accounts amounting to £166 5s 2d.

The Vicar presented bis tenth an nual report to parishioners, which - bowed that the services had been carried on actively throughout the parish, and bad been heartily to. He thanked his lay raiders, ohoirs, and Sunday School teachers for their : ad-stance;' ... .

Iα reply to a question, Mr C. W. Leete explained the Lucas Estate was At, present; bringing in a rental of £121 from the German Bay property, and £50 par annum from the Akaroa pro pjrDy £100 of this sum want as interfet and '"sinking fund for the extinction of the £1200 Church lonn from the Cburch property trustees, aad £64 was left ftfter paying rates and expenses on this properly for the general fund. The Ohuicb loan wou d OB paid oil'in eigii een vba>s, iiud -v loan harl run three years. Mr T E. Taylor taid he regretted chat owing to liabilities the Viear'-. stipend bad been cut down to £200, placing the parish, on a parochial footing again. 'There were some ve.y o d liabilities, but; they had paid soui-oon-reourring expenses this year, and hoped the finances would improve during the coming year. Mr G. Armstrong moved a motion requesting. the Gove oiuent to take a poll at the, next election on the Bible id . Schools, question/ > <;' The motion was .seconded by the Vicar and carried unanimously Mr C. W. Leete moved the Church borrow a further £200 from the Qhurch Property Trustees in ooneider tujo,n of the building of the new Church Vicarage, coding a larger sum than was at first expected. The motion was seconded by Me T. E. Taylor and carried. On the motion of Mr G. Armstrong a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the two Church Wardens and the YeeWy for their work during the year. '•' ■..'-.'. ' ■■: '■"■•;• ■/.- :. . .

Mr Gi Oheokiey moved a hearty vote of thanks to the choirs and organists in the parish, which was carried. "

Votes of thanka were also passed to the Sunday School teachers at the dif-1 ferent ehurcbes in the parish. A motion of thanks , was also passed to Mrs Julius and her lady helpers who had raieed the sum of £65 for Bt, Peter's new parish room and Sunday School. This money had been col* lected by. colltctiou boxes, sales of work and Church concert organised by Mrs The new school would cost £400, and the vestry would make a grant towards this object of £200. '

A. bearty vote of /tbank3 to the Vicar terminated the meeting.

The Recent Epidemics of Small-pox and Diphtheria Would certainly not have attained such proportions if. the hygienic fact were more generally known that the disinfection of the mouth by a reliable and harmless antiseptio is a great protecting factor against all aiU menta where the infection is through the hroat or respiratory traot. By putting threeS drops of SANDER'S EUCALYPTI EXTACT, on apiece of loaf-sugar, and allowing it to dissolve in the mouth, that cavity ie thoroughly disinfected.. The volatile nature of SANDER'S EXTRACT makes it penetrate i crevice, SANDER'S EXTRACT ie npt nauseous nor depressing like the oommpn eucalyptus, and possesses great antigeptio power, • By using SANDER'S EATRAQT you avoid the uncertain composition of the ogenge; you have the benefit of the trongeet antiseptic that oan be used with afety, and the result la protection from all nfeotion,,

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ST. PETER'S CHURCH., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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ST. PETER'S CHURCH. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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