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THE LATE ARCHDEACON DUDLEY.

At the annual meeting of St. Mary's Cathedral parishioners, Parnell, last night, the following resolution was moved by Mr. W. Collins, and seconded by Mr. M. J. Gay, "That this meeting of parishioners of St. Mary's Cathedral desires to express its sincere sorrow at the death of the late Yen. Archdeacon Dudley, D.D., who was in 1864 and 1865 curate in charge, under the Bishop of New Zealand, of the parish of St. Mary's, and who, since then, never lost an opportunity of showing his keen interest in, and affection for, the sphere of his early ministry. This meeting desires to express its respectful sympathy with Mrs. Dudley and her family in their great sorrow, and prays the God of all comfort to be with them in this time of trouble." Speaking in support of the resolution, the Rev. George Mac Murray, vicar of the parish; said that perhaps no one there had as many opportunities as he had of knowing the valiia and the greatness of the services rendei?d by the k,te Archdeacon Dudley to the whole church. He (the speaker) sometimes Was aghast when he saw how that brave body attempted to carry the weight or responsibility cast upon him. The multiplicity of offices the late Archdeacon filled, his patient endeavours ever and always to do his duty, his loving kindness in endeavouring to help everyone he could possibly help, all these qualities had endeared him to them all. In St. Mary's parish they ought not to forget that Archdeacon Dudley, practically began his ministry there, and laboured there in the infant days of the parish, and had moreover always had a warm place in his heart for St. Mary's Church and people. The resolution was passed in .silence, those present all standing. i At the annual meeting of parishioners of St. Mark's Church, Ilcmuera, last night Mr. Speight moved the- following resolution, which was seconded by Mr. R. K. Baber and carried :—" That this meeting of parishioners desires to tender its most heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. B. T. Dudley and family in their present great grief and bereavement, and earnestly prays that God in His goodness; will comfort and solace them." The following motion was also carried, on Mr. Speight's motion, all standing: —- "We also desire to express our appreciation of the magnitude of the loss which the people of the parish of the Holy Sepulchre and of the Church at large have sustained by the death of such a faithful servant of God as the lute Venerable Archdeacon B. T. Dudley, noted as he was for his whole souled devotion to duty, high Christian virtues, combined with an utter absenco of ostentation, qualities which endeared him to all who knew him and will cause his name, to be held in respectful and loving remembrance."

The Rev. W. Eealty also referred to the many good qualities of the deceased gentleman, and also to the appreciation oi his work feP by his fellow clergymen, and to the losi. sustained by the Church. * It was resolved that copies of the resolution be sent by the vicar to Mrs. Dudley and the vestry'of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. >- The annual meeting of parishioners of the parish of the Holy Sepulchre, convened for last evening, was adjourned as a mark of respect to the memory of the late vicar of the parish, the Ven." Archdeacon Dudley, D.D., who died on Wednesday morning last. The funeral takes place this afternoon at St. Stephens cemetery, Pnrnell, and will be preceded by a service at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Khyber Pass, commencing at three p.m. We are asked to State that the, Bishop requests the clergy of the diocese to assemble in ths vestry of the church at a-quarter to three. The clergy will attend the service in their robes.

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THE LATE ARCHDEACON DUDLEY., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11637, 26 April 1901

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THE LATE ARCHDEACON DUDLEY. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11637, 26 April 1901

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