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A most euccesaful social was held in the Oddfelbws , Hail on Thursday evening, when there was a full attend anoe of members and friends. A pleasing programme was gone through, supper being distributed Co all in tie interval.

The Boy. J. W. Hayward was in the chair, and be bad with him on the platform bis Worship the Mayor, end MsGars Bruce and Orme. Rev, A. H. Juiks cent an apology for bis uaavcid able absence.

The following was the programme . 100 th Psalm, prayer, choir, "Wbuper of Heaven"; pianoforte due!-, Misaeß Haylock and Bhodes ; chair man's addreßs; quartette, "No More Tears ; seesion report, Mr Bruce ; manager's report, Mr ; Uodds; song, "La tierenata," Miss Westenra ; reci ration, Miss Ethel Pilkington , ohoir chorus, "On, One and All" ; addres?, Mr Armstrong Befresbmenta Musi cal item (piano and flute), Miaa Westmo. a and R«v Hay ward . recitation, Mi-e E. Pilkingcon ; choir, Bussian N*'i>nil /\nthem; vote of thanks, Mr Hall ; National Anthem The session repart read by Mr J' D Bruce spoke of the continued progress of the ohuroh's work. With reference to the war, it was stated that the church's roll of honour included the

following members:—-Captain X A Dears!?, Trooper Malcolm Bruoe, Corporals T Warner, P Arne4d, Pri vatea H Bunny, E Cornwall, and I, Brown. During the year eleven new members had been added to the church, while four had been lost by death and three by removal from the district* Special mention was made of the death of the late Mrs Bruce, who had been closely connected with the church since its earliest days. Mention wag also made of the loss the chu eh bad sustained in lbs removal to Chrisfcohurch of Mr and Mrs W Mor gnn. Mr Morgan had been an elder of tbe oburoh for about 27 years, and Mrs Morgan bad conducted the Sunday School for many years- Mr A. W Qrme had been elected elder in Mr Morgan's place The thanks of the session were extended to the superintendent and teachers of the Sunday school, and to Mr Hugh McDonald, of Wainui, for bis work in connection with the Bible class at Wainui It was reported that in spite of the many calls owing to the war, interest in the Foreign Mission work bad not flagged, and £25 had been raised for Dr Porteous Mission in India The session placed on record its appreciation of tbe work done by the Minister in bis arduous charge, and spoke of tbe many special services held in connection with the war, all of which had been highly appreciated Thanks were also accorded to the organists and various committees who had assisted n tbe work of the ohurh

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AKAROA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 27 October 1915

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AKAROA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 27 October 1915

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