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SOCIAL AT ST. PETER’S

A vorv plca.-anl and mu rr>>fu! social evening was held at St. Peter’s Anglican Clunvh Hall. Cuver-bam. the object of the entertainment living to farewell the vicar ■the Rev. C. H. font cm. who has accepted t lif. viraratv ni St. Miobaol . Ambu'-ou Jinv. Mr Coates has been vicar in charge Mii'ce the Rev. R. H. Evans left for Haitininre two months atm. Among tlio-e who contributed to the '-mire of the evening was .Mr t 'land Andrew-, an old favorite, and one-time chorister at St. Peter's, who sang ' Xoreen.’ Mr If. (Jardiner also rang in good style. Item- were given by Mr f. fovke. Master Harry Rusconibe. and the choir boys. Mi-s A era iayior acted as accompanist. During the interval the vicar’s churchwarden. (’apt tin Easlher. thanked Mr Coates for the i-ood work he had done in the parish, and wi-hed him a successful future. The captain thou called upon the secretary. Mr ('. S. forke. to make a presentation. which he did iu a humorous speech. He referred to the vicars good work for tho Melanesian Mission, also tho C.K..M.8. and Sunday school. Tho presentation. which consisted of a purse of sovereigns, was then handed over. Air Contes, in reply, thanked the parishioners (which included Holy fro-s congregation) for the gift, and said how plea-ed ho was to hear such a satisfactory and encouraging report of himself. Tho Rev. A. Williams, who i- filling tho gap pending the arrival of the new vicar, made an excellent speech, in whieli he referred to Mr Coates’s future work, and spoke in high terms of praise of the Rev. J. L. Mortimer.

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SOCIAL AT ST. PETER’S, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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SOCIAL AT ST. PETER’S Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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