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The tenth annual meeting of the congregration of St. Ninian'e Presbyterian Church was held on Thursday evening last, when th© opportunity was taken to say farewell: to the Rov. Brian Kihoy, ; vrho is leaving shortly to take charge of St. Paul'q, Oamaru, after completing a ministry of nearly six years at St. Ninian's. The Rev. J. D. Webster, Interim Moderator, presided. x , , *r u The seioion report preseinted by Mr it. Hepburn, session clerk, stated that it as with feelings of- the very deepest regiet tnat the session and congregation received the intimation of Mi Kilroy's decision to accept the call to St. Pauls, Oamaru; but their sorrow was tempered w»th joy knowing that he has been called to a much jarger and more important charge, where'his exceptional gifts will enable him to render greater service. During his ministry of nearly six years he had proved himself a minister of unusual talents as a preacher, a leader, an organiser, and a pastor. His personality and untiring devotion had endeared him to all, and especially to the young men " the church, who regarded him not only as their minister, But as a very sincere friend. A tribute was also pliid to Mis Kilroy, his mother, for her interest and work in the cause of the Church. The session wished them health, prosperity, and happiness in their new sphere. Messrs H. F. Thomson, Henry Dowling, J. F. Heyward, and R. A. Calder were reelected managers. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr r. Brocklehurat for his services as auditor, and he was re-e.'ected for the ensuing year. Votes of thanks, were pas Bed to Mr Kilroy, Mrs Kilroy, Mr W. Lake (choirmaster), Miss v. Butler (organist), the P.W.M.U., Ladies Guild, Sunday School teachers, Bible Class leaders, Mr H. F. Thomson (treasurer), Mr W. NioOl (building fund treasurer), and Mr L. Wilson (envelope treasurer). At the conclusion of the annual meeting a farewell social was tendered to Mr Kilroy, many distinguished visitors being present. The Rev. T. W. Armour, Moderator of the Christchurch Presbytery, spoke on h|half of the Presbytery and Councillor R. Hepburn spoke on behalf of the citizens of Riccarton as a whole. The Revs. Dr. E. R. Erwin, R. M. Kyburn, W. McAra, G. H. Gibb, and G.'K. Aiken, clerk of Presbytery, and.Mpssrs J. Stony and R. Nairn, elders of St. Andrew's, also spoke. Mr Keith Watson spoke on behalf of the young people of the Church and on behalf of the Management Committee presented Mr Kilroy with a framed etching of the" new church. Mr G. Ferguson, on behalf of the congregation, presented Mr Kilroy with substantial clieque as a farewell gift. Mr Kilroy suitably responded, smd thanked the congregation for their gift and the speakers for their remarks. . . _ Is _ During the social, items were given oy Misses Butler, Stout, I. Stephenson, and I. Askew, and Meesrw J. F. Jones, W. Lake, and R. Hepburn.

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ST. NINIAN'S, RICCARTON., Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 19386, 11 August 1928

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ST. NINIAN'S, RICCARTON. Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 19386, 11 August 1928

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