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On St. Andrew's Day a presentation of a chair made, of New Zealand woods was made to the Bishop of Nelson by twelve of the clergy of the diocese, who had previously been students at BMiopdale, the occasion bejng his Lordship's birthday. AwQw^nyipg

he gift was an address, the signatories to vhich, after congratulating the Bishop on his mving attained his 55th" birthday and wishng that he might be spared for many years o come, went on to assure him of the iSaction they entertained towards him, md to express their recognition of he simple minded and earnest manner n which he had administered the iff irs of the diocese. Reference was made ;o the many happy days spent at Bishopdale, vnd to the unceasing kindness Bhown to them by the Bishop and Mrs Suter. The following names were attached to the address : — Uev.s J. P. Kenlpthorne, T. B. Maclean, C. W. Jennings. Allan lunes-Joncs, T. S. Grace, A. Hermon, F. H. Spencer, A. H. Sedgwick, W. H. Kay, 8.A., A. P. Clarke, and R. Hermon.— His Lordship returned.his sincere thanks to the donors both for their gift and their aidrees, and spoke of the need ho experienced for encouragement just now when there were so many demands for efficient laborer* in the field. He trusted that a true apostolic succession would be maintained amongst them, that they would preach apo3tolic dooirine and maintain apostolic practice, and they would then never have causa to feel ashamed. The chair, which be highly valued, would be transmitted to hie successors as a memorial of the harmony which existed between himself and his clergy.

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PRESENTATION TO THE BISHOP OF NELSON., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XX, Issue 282, 5 December 1885

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PRESENTATION TO THE BISHOP OF NELSON. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XX, Issue 282, 5 December 1885

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