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ALL SAINTS PARISH.

At tho annual meeting of all Saints' parishioners,- held last evening, Dean Fitchett presiding, the churchwardens' report, of which the following are the prii<cii>al items, was adopted:— " Summarised from the audited balance sheet, the -income of the vear onding March 31,1910, is as follows:—Vestry, £1013 15s Id; guilds, £170; supplementary accounts, £95 16s Id;—total voluntary contribute ns. £1279 lis 2d. Tho parish income has covered expenditure, and tho debt srewn. in last year's balance sheet (£111) has been reduced to £37, whioh debtor balance, it is hoped, will disappear in the year now ensuing. Thero is no other debt. Contained- in. the statement of expenditure aro contributions to'.'extraparochial objects amounting to £135 7s'lod —namely; diocesan funds, £67 is 3d; missions, £63 6s 7d. Under tho head of repairs and improvements, a bettei system of ventilation has been provided in tho church building and in the .schoolhouso; two new windows have been placed in the guild-room; tho interior of tho guild-room has been renovated, also that of tho infant-rocm.

"The Rev. Ralph Bray, whose services as curate were'much appreciated, resigned at the end of March in order to visit Eng-' land and America. An appointment to tho curacy will be made at an early date. Sisteiv Frances continues hei work as deaconess with great advantage to tho parish.' Under tho will of tho late Edward Herbert the sum of £500 was vested in tho churchwardens of All Saints for the puiposi." of a Selwyn. College scholarship. The ohurohwardens have granted tho scholarship to Mr Alfred Cleave Hammond Button, a theological student residing at Sehvyn College and keeping terms in the Otago University. The Herbert scholar will tako duty on Sundays in the All Saints' Sunday sohool and choir. . " The following are particulars of the offices of the church:—Baptisms, 55 (including three adults); confirmations, 26"; attendance at Holy' Communion (not including weekly college celebration), 2524; marriages in the parish church, 15. ' Tho Sunday school roll, including senior Bible classes held outside sohool hours, shows a total of 300, with 26 teachers. _ The All Saints' Chapter of St. Andrew's Brotherhood, though with only a small membership at present, is doing useful work. The AH Saints' Association (a i winter club) has a membership of 74. "As in former years, tho vestry .has to acknowledge with thanks assistance rendered by tlio various organisations of the, parish and the voluntary workers associated with them—the Ladies' Guild '(president, Mrs Longford); the Junior Guild (presidentsMiss Macasscy, Miss Ulriclv Miss G. Webster) ; the All Saints' Association (president, Miss Haggitt); the Vestry Guild; tho -St. Barnabas Association (president, Miss Howlison, who is'assisted by Miss Ronnldson); the lay readers, the' Sunday school teachers, the organist and choristers, and tlio collectors of monthly subscriptions (Miss D. Bray, Miss Hitchcock, Miss' .Torram, Miss Parsons,' and,Mr F.'Peake).' The vestry, is, specially, indebted, for eorvices rendered by Mr G. R. l Ritchie as hon. treasurer, by Mr C. Grater as hon. secretary and manager of tho seat rent account, and by Mr T. H. Luak as lion; auditor."

The ofßce-bearers appointed for the year now ensuing wero the following:—Minister's churchwarden, Mr James Allen, M.P.: parishioners' churchwarden, Mr G. E. Bray; vestrymen—Messrs. J. Angus, J. Butler, C. Grater, B. B. Hooper, S. T. Mirams, F. R. Manning, F. Pealw, J, M. Ritchie. G. R. Ritchie, and Professor Marshall. Mr 0. Grater was reappointed lion, secretary, Mr G. R. Ritchie lion, treasurer, and Mr T. H. Lusk hon. auditor.

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ALL SAINTS PARISH., Otago Daily Times, Issue 14817, 26 April 1910

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ALL SAINTS PARISH. Otago Daily Times, Issue 14817, 26 April 1910

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