PITT-STREET METHODIST CHURCH.
FAREWELL TO MR. LUXFORD. There was a large attendance at the Pitt-street Methodist School-room last night, when a farewell social was tendered to the Rev. .1. A. Luxford, who is being transferred to Wanganui. Mr. A. C Cauglipy occupied the chair, and in his opening remarks said it was not 100 much to say that on all hands Mr. Luxford had won golden opinions and sincere and universal regret was felt that the tie which bound them together a3 pastor and people was about to be severed. They also desired to express their appreciation of the valuable help and tactful influence exerted by Mr. Luxford. The Rev". W. E. Ciillara (St. Matthew's) Mr. Ainburv (representing the trustees and congregation; .Mr. Winstone, representing the Sunday Schools, and Mr. James, on behalf of the choir, all expressed their appreciation of the work accomplished by the departing minister, ami their best wishes for his future suc-ce.-s. The Rev. W. Gray Dixon (St. David's), 1 in a letter to Mr. T. \V. Jones, circuit steward of the Pitt-street Church, re- : marked that all his associations with Mr. Luxford had been of the most agreeable and gratifying character. His courtesy, geniality, public spirit, culture, his high j view of the Church and his sacred calling, and his deep, unaffected and broad-minded spirituality, had attracted the speaker greatly and made him value in an exceptional degree his co-operation with Mr., Luxford. On behalf of the congregation Mr T. W. | Jones presented Mr. Luxford with a handsome set of carvers and table ware. j Mr. Luxford expressed his thanks and said he was deeply touched by the expressions which had been used by the various speakers. During the evening songs and musical selections were rendered hy Miss Tude r - hope, Miss James. Miss M. Peake, and Mr. W. Astley. I
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