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SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY

HANOVER STREET BAPTISTS

Anniversary services in connection with the Hanover Street Baptist Sunday School were held last Sunday. In the morning the Rev. YV. A. Hay, of Trinity Weslevan Church, preached, and in the afternoon the Rev. R. S. Gray addressed the advanced s-holars, and Mrs Gray presented the prizes. Tho evening service was conducted by the Rev. R. S. Gray, who gave a verv inspiring address to parents and guardians, pointing out the responsibilities 'that rested upon them. Special hymns were sung by the scholars, under the direction of Mr W. H. Hictt, Miss Tily acting as organist. The anniversary celebrations were continued last night, when a concert was given by the scholars. The Rev. R. S. Gray presided. Tho hall was crowded, and a most enjoyable programme of musical and elocutionary items was given in a manner which reflected great credit on Mr Hiett and Miss Tily, who trained tho scholars. A number of patriotic items were included in the programme, and thev aroused much enthusiasm. The secretary (Mr W. R. Smith) presented the annual report, which stated, inter alia, that successful work had been done during the past 12 months. The roll numbered 223. with an average attendance of 164. The teachers numbered 43. Mr Drew had resigned the superiutendency of the school, and two new superintendents had been appointed—Mr A. S. Adams (upper school) and Mr J. J. ,I'urdin (lower school). During the year a junior department had been instituted, and the infant room had been remodelled and brought right up to date. The missionary interest had been well maintained, £3*6 having been collected for home and foreign mission work. The scholars gave a good account of themselves in the Baptist Union examination. The sum of £27 had been raised for tho building fund, making the amount raised by the scholars to date £lB7. A successful picnic was held on Labor Dav at Hinkley's Bay. Four members of the Young Men's" Bible Class had gone to the front.

A special collection taken up during the evening brought the £37 collected on last Sunday up to £45. The following was the programme : Piano duet, Queenie Incrocei and Rosy Dwight; action song, ' Sweeping Brush Brigade' and recitation, 'Tom, the Dainty Boy,' Ernest Loßan; song, ' God's Garden," Slydnev Swift; action song, ' Red-W-hite-and-'Blue.' and recitation, 'The Children's Hour' (Longfellow), Hilda Swift; piano solo, Mac Gray; recitation, ' Tho Romps,' Margaret Logan ; action eong, ' Eight Little Cherubs,' and song, ' The Gift,' Florence Churchill: piano dnot, Maggie Duncan and Chris. Boddy; recitation, ' When tha Minister Comes to Tea,' Douglas Swift; action sontr. ' British Flag'; flute trio—Willie Wallace, Eric Brown, and Douglas Swift; recitations, 'The Boyless Town' and ' Song of the FloweTS,' Jack Churchill: song. 'Life's Lullaby,' Dorothy Mait-la-nd. "Missss Jessie Jones and G. M. Adams presided at th* j)»«^

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SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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