At a meeting of the session of the Akaroa Presbyterian church held on Friday last, the resignation of Mr Wm. Morgan was received on account of his leaving the district. The Rev, J. W Haward spoke of the deep regret felt by the session at. the loss of Mr Morgan who had rendered very useful service to the church through a long series of years. Messrs Dodds, McDonald and Vogan spoke in similar terms and a suitable resolution was placed upon the minute Mr Hayward then, in the name of the session, presented Mr Morgan with a beautiful Bible, containing 100 drawings in water coluur, by Harold CoppiDg. The Bible contains the following inscription : "Presented to Mr Wrn. Morgan by members of se->----•;on of the Akaroa charge in token of esteem, and in recognition of 28 ye is' devoted service as an elder of tbe church." i In thanking the session for the gift, J Mr Morgan said he would always take
the deepest interest in the church where most of his life had been spent.
A resolution was also pasßed, that steps be taken to fill up the vacancy in t he eldership, caused by the removal of Mr Morgan. The members of session were afterwards entertained to after noon tea by Mrs Dodds. At the close of the Presbyterian church service on Sunday last, at Duvauchelle's Bay, the Rev J W. Hay ward, on behalf of members of the church, make a presentation to Miss I Paton, the organist. In making tbe presentation, which took the form of a handsome dressing case, Mr Hayward spoke of the cheerful and skilful mantier in which Mis 3 Paton had carried oiit the duties of organist, and of the esteem in which she was held. Miss Paton, who was taken by surprise, briefly expressed her thanks. There was a large attendance at the service.
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PRESENTATIONS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915