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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.— MEETING OF PARISHIONERS.

This annual meeting of the paiishioncrs of St. Paul's Church was hald at four o'clock, on Friday afternoon, in the scb.ool-b.onso, Official Bay, for the purpose cf receiving the annual report and statement of accounts ; aUo for the election of churchwardens and vestrymen for the ensuing year. Tlu- Jtev. J. F. Llojd, incumbent, piciuled, .uul commenced the proceedings with prayer. 'J'lio CllAUtai VN briefly statcl the olijcct for which the meeting had been convened, after which he read the following : — HEPJI.X of Proceedings of Vestry from Juno 30, 1801, to Juno 30, 1865 In presenting their accounts at the clow of their year of olhce, the i estry are li.ippy to report that, notwithstanding the lingo sums, amounting to £240, which nro now annually roqiinc 1 in p vj raont of the interest and principal of tho debts upon tho church and pinomige, they have been enabled, without dillicnlty, to moot their liabilities It will be scan by the abstract of tho accounts that iv sum of Jblbi IM« lOd. w.ts ■.till ihio to tho contiactor for tlio cn-lart'otn-'iit of the church, when tho vestry entered upon their ollico last year. This debt wai paid off as soon a? funds could be obtained The exterior of the church has yet to bo cemented, which will involve an additional outlay Tho vestry procured 70 barrel of cement fiom England, for this purpose, at a cost of £02 4<s Cd , bomg much below that for which it could have 1)30)1 obtained in thii country ihis comont is now available Jiioy ilio called for tender* for tho execution of the work, but tho tendon foi tho more labour, without the material weroso high-tho lowest being £390— that they thought it liutter to delay tho work until tho price of laboiir should boconio mora moderate Tho whola expenditure foi tho onUigcment and-nlteration in t!u chin c'l, excliiiivo of tho cost of labour for Lamenting tin oitiije of tiio building, ha» now amounted to X2,-10(i 10) lid ' it will ba romembprodth.it it wii agioed to pay Iho liiteioit and pnnnpil of tlio money bonowe.l for that pmiiosu ainoiiHtin^ to £l,OUo, in sevm join, |iy hilf- y>! arl) iintilinenls of £101 each lour of these h ilf yearly instalments havo alreidy luen paid, leaving a sura of jLTbO tllll due Of the gum which was borrowed on tho »&mu tonns in 1801, for tho erection of ft pamonngo-liousc, amounting to £2»0. eight h ilfj early instalments of tho interest and li.vvo been l)»id, leaving £01 IPs, »till duo. Tho lingo increase in tho offertoiy wilt, it ii liopad, enable tho parish, without difficulty to moot tho yearly instalments, amounting to £210, in payment of the intoreit and principal of tho«o lumx. In coEucquonco of the enlargement of tho church, and tho Increato of tho congregation, tho vostry have found it ncce«fttry to engage tho tervfcei of /in additional porson, at a salary of £12 per annum, to assist in showing tho congregation to tholr seats at the Sunday servicas. Schools. The girls' and infant schools have boon subjocted to another •chnngo of toaohors during the past year. Mini Chalmers in ognioquonoS^of ilt-he»lth, was obliged to resign, and Mrs Avis and Miss Dunn succoeded to tho charge of these schools.

Both tlio day anil tho Sunday schools liavo lulTorod much fioin tho vory bad stato of (ho toads in tho immodlato neighbourhood of thosohool houso Tho vostry deslro hoio to o\pic«« tholr lOgiot for tho death of Mi James Gilbord, in December lust l<'or soveial yoais ho \mis supaiiiitendont of St l'mil's Sunday ichool, to tho tlutioj of which oflico ho devoted hlmsalt with groat zoal Fiom tho (kit oigunisutiou of thw pmis'i ho was an artlvo mombor of thn pnish committed and \c^try, ho was sovoial ttmos ohuroliwaiden.tuid ho often icndoicd vnlunbli senioo to tlio parish by his oounsol ami ic.uly help m parochial matters. Mr. J. YV. Lkwis Ihon submitted tho statement of accounts, from which ib appeared that the total leccipta for tho past year amounted to £1,276 9s. 7d., and the expenditure to £1,321 7s. lid, showing a deficit of £44 17s. 64d. Hoobsoivcd that tlio schools in connection with the chinch had been rather expensive on account of the miinbor of lepaiis. Tho number of children attending thorn had decreased, fiom tho reason mentioned in the report, and consc qiiontly thoy weio obliged to make up tlio s.\l.uy of tho teachers from tho p.uish funds. Ho lonvukcd tliat although tho statement of accounta showed a deficit yet there would bavo boon a balance in their favour had jt nnt been for tho puichaso of Uio cemont at a cost of £02 <R fld., which was still availableHo trusted the coiitrilintions at the OlVortory would he kopt up, as tho ciiuantutg o£ tho church was much roquiiod. Mr. Josei'Jl Vloavfh movul tho adoption and liintinif of tho lepoit and statement of accounts in the usual foini. Mr. J. A. Git.FiLi»VN socondod the motion, which was unanimously canied. Mr. J. A GiLFiUiAN saidth.it at tho last meeting of the veatry, held on tho pievious Thursday evening, they unanimously adopted tho following resolution, on tho motion of Mr. llivmloy, sceonded by Mr. Gillillan :-■ "That tho vc* try, having met this evening for tha fiist timo since tho absence of their clergyman aud chairman, Kov. J. P. Lloyd, desiro to e\prcs their great pleasuio at his return in renewed health, aud theii best wishes that, undor God's blessing, he may long bo spared to tho pat ish and the congregation " Ho had much ploasnre in moviug that the tesolution ho had just read should he appended to tho repot t. Mr John Henry Beale seoonded tho'propoiition, which was unanimously carried. ELECTION OF CUURCIIWARPENS. The Chairman said the next busiuess before the meeting was the election of churchwardeus, and it would be for tho meeting to consider what mode they would adopt in electing them. It became his duty to nominate a chuiohnarden, and lie nominated Mr. John Heniy Bcalo to that office. Mr. llamlky pioposed that tho out-going chinchwaidcn, Mr. J. W.xLewis, should bo le-electcd by a show of h.uidf. Mr. Gilvili.vn seconded the pioposition, which was carried unanimously, and Mr. Lesvis declared re-elected. ELECTION Or VESTin MEN. The Chaium v.n said the meeting had next to elect ten vostry men, and, by tho Act of Synod, thoso holding oflice woic leqmred to bo communicants. The following gentlemen weie then duly pioposed, seconded, and unanimously elected vestrymen foi tho ensuing year :— Colonel Mould proposod by Mi. Flowek, seconded by Mr. Huiuts, Mr J. A. Gilfillan, piojubcd by Mi UvMf.hv, secondtd by Mi. Bkalbj Mi. J. 0. Hainluy (ie-elcctcd), pioposed hj Mr Flowtr seconded by Mi. Hakims, Mi. Tliom. is Winstinlcy, ]iiopo«ed by Mi BmLE, seconded by Mr. Kbi.LV ; Mr. Josuph Slower, pioposed by Mr. llamlkv. scoonclud by Mi ifAitia-.; Mi Lepino, pioposed by Mi. J>EU,n, secoiukd by Mi. Flowku; Mr. Ed waul Hammond, pioposed by Mr. Fi.owk.b, seconded liy Mr. IIAJir.LY ; Mr. Thorn vs S. "Weston, proposed hy Mr. Fiowkk, seconded by Mr. \VixSTAM.EY ; Mr. John U.itlibone, pioposed by Mr. Hamlkv, seconded by Mr. Flowku ; Mr. J. If. Huiuside, proposed by Mr llajilki", seconded by Ml. GILrJL'AN. The Chaikwvs intnnitcil that the chuichwaidens of the tin eo p.uishes, bt M.uy's, St Matthew's, and St. Paul's, were by viitue of their offico niembeis of the Committee of Management of tho Oiph.vn Home. Mr. Flower asked when tho uc\t meeting of vestry would be held. The Chahiman said tho paush uominatois should be elected at next meeting of Vestiy. The Act of Kj'iiod lequired that foui-tifths of the Vestry should be piesent for th.it piuposo, so that neaily the whole of tha Vestry would requite to be in attendance. The pui>h nominators weie elected every year, and their duty was, in case a vacancy should occur, to nominate a clergym m to the BLhop for appointment He hoped thete would be a targe attendance at next meeting, aud he would give the usml notification of the time of holding the meeting, which should talio place as early as possible. Mr. Gilfilun pioposed a vote of thanks to the chairman foi his Lindner m presiding, and hoped he would bo long sp.ircd to occupy the same position. Mr. Harris seconded the motion, and the thanks of the parishioners weie conveyed to tho rev. chairman by acclamation. The Chairman leturned thanks for the kindness shown him, not only by their vote of thanks, but by the adoption of the lcsolution to bo appended to the report. Ho felt their kindness very much, as also their practical sympathy shown towauls him dining his late illness, when he hid gone to tho South foi a change of air. He did not know how tho money that had been given was conlubuled, but ho supposed it came fiom tho paushioucrx. (" Heai," fiom Mr Gilfillan ) He felt grateful to the paiishioneri, and thoso who had shown such a kind feeling towaids him. It was a »ieat encouragement to him. When a cleigyman w.is dejected and cast down, and unfit for the lesponsilulity and labour imposed xipon him, it \\ as a great matter to him to have that eucouiagemeut, as it showed that there was a kindly feeling towards him in the piiish. Although his work might bo done inefficiently the parishioners by accepting his services manifestpd a kindly feeling towaids him. tie begged to leturn his sinceie thanks to tho parishioners for their kindness at the time refened to, and also ou the present occasion. Tho meeting then separated.

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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.— MEETING OF PARISHIONERS., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2512, 7 August 1865

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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.— MEETING OF PARISHIONERS. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2512, 7 August 1865

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