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Tbe annual parishioners' meeting of St. Peter's Church, Akaroa ,, was held in tbe new Parish Room on Tuesday evening, when there was a good attendance despite the very inclement weather. The .vicar, the Rev A. H Julius, presided.

Tbe meeting wtss opened with a prayer, the vicar then presenting his annual report.

The raporfc stated that with fcho assistance of his lay readers the vicar had been nble to hold services at Aka roa, Robinson's Bay, Duvauchello, Frpncb. Farm, Barry's Bay and War tmi throughout the year. The vicar had also.held war intercession services during the week which bad been re markably well attended. The report staled tbat tbe attendance at St Peter's Church, Akaroa, on Sun: day morning was very poor indeod, and tbat he, the vicar, had done all in bis power to improve the attendance without avail. Another point stressed in tbe report' was the shortage of teachers

for the Sunday School staff. The Sunday School badly needed a super intendtinr Mr T E Taylor, Church war len then presented the annual report and balance sheet. The report is as follows:— In presenting the annual report and balance sheet, it is gratifying to note a very successful yea>\ The offertories ore slightly uuder, while the subscriptions have increased. The special appeals in aid of the old liabilities, however, bave been well responded to, thereby enabling us to reduce the large Debit Balance of £144 19s lid to £46 43 4d, as well as being able to Olose the year without incurring any other further liability on the current expenses. We therefore hope _to liquidate this amount during the ensuing twelve months, when the ohurob will then be free of debt, and trust tbat the parishioners will endeavour to assist by again making special contributions towards this object. A second cause for congratulation has been the fulfillment of a long felt want, in the erection of a most', oomplete and well equipped school and parish room. This has been financed through a loan from the Lucas Endownment. The church and vicarage are in good repair, but the grounds of the latter sadly require laying out, as soon as tbe necessary funds are available.

Mr Taylor moved the adoption of tbe report and balance sheet Mr Checkley said the Vicarage grounds very" urgently required at tention. He seconded the adoption.

Mr W H Henning criticised the vestry's action in using the funds of the Lucas' Endowment for current expenses. He said the endowmeut moneys should accumulate until such time as a new church was required. He said the balance sheet was the beat presented for many years. Tbe report and balance sheet were unanimously adopted. The following churchwardens and vestry were then elected : Peoples' warden, Mr T E Taylor,. vicar's warden, Mr C W Leete, vestry, Messrs H Buokland, T Stewbrt, T L F Kay, W W Williams, G Checkley, W Jabobson, F Lelievre, H Mottrara, H G Youngman, and H R Newton. Votes of thanks were parsed to the Sanctuary Guild, Mr W H Henning for gifts of a curtain across the church and hymn and prayer books, to Mr E Noonan, who put chairs together for the Pari?h room, to several mercbers of the church for laying water pipes to the cemetery, to tbe cboir members, Sunday pchool stHff, especially Mrs Julius, retiring wardens, vestry nnd Cemetery Board, and to Mr A H Westenra, auditor.

A very hearty vote of thanks was also recorded for the work done during the year by the lay readers. Mr G Armstrong congratulated Mr Taylor, church warden and the vestry upon tbe progress they bad made in building the new school room and liquidating tbe debt on the church to the extent they bad He would also mention the good work done in doing up the cemetery grounds and laying i on the water there.


After supper Mr*Taylor presented Miss Elsie Julius witb a travelling rug and umbrella on behalf of the parisbioi.ere for the excellent work she bad done in tbe parish as a Sunday school teaober and a member of the Sancuary Guild and Parochial Asso oiation. Mr Taylor said they would miss her cheerful smile at these gatherings, and he wished ber every success in her new surroundings. Miss Julius left yesterday to enter tbe Wellington hospital as a proba tioner.


During the evening Mr H Righton also spoke to tbe parishioners in respect co the St Saviour's Orphanage building campaign.


Tbi3 i 3 not a patent medicine, it _ia a prescription ot an eminent English specialist For years I had been a sufferer from enronio rheumatism One year ago 1 consulted ono of the leading specialists of the Dominion, now deoeased On rfeeipt of po9tago stamps, money order or postal note t < for 4i Gd, I will post twelve doses of tbe remedy, which this specialist declared to be the only thins known lo saienca as a euro for this painful disease. F. Greville, Editor N.Z. Dairyman, Bos 502, Wellington — Advt.

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ST. PETER'S ANGLIAN CHURCH., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3542, 5 May 1916

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ST. PETER'S ANGLIAN CHURCH. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3542, 5 May 1916

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