WAIPIRO PAROCHIAL DISTRICT. (J. J. Anderson.) At the last meeting of the Mothers' Union the (following' new members were admitted, Mesdames Newland, Williams and McKnight. At a social gathering at the home of Mrs-.'Han-lon, the members farewelled Mrs. Findlay and presented her with a prayer book. Miss Joyce Hanlon has taken over the distribution of the Church Gazette m place of Miss Gwen Findlay, who is leaving the district. With a view of raising funds for the erection of a parish hall, a meeting of the guild of All Saints was held at Tokomaru Bay. The meeting was large and enthusiastic. Many new members joined, and a number of associate members were linked up. The following officers were elected:— President, Mrs. J. J. Anderson; VicePresident, Mrs. Holah; secretary, Mrs. Hankey; treasurer, Mrs. Brown. It was proposed to hold a sale of work at the end of November. Towards this end the different sewing groups were formed, and great keenness displayed m the plans made. We are glad to welcome Mr. A. L. Walker as organist at St. Matthias, Te Ariuru. We extend our sympathy to the Rev. P. M. and Mrs. Kohere m the loss of their home by fire. We join with them m thankfulness, there was no loss of life. In spite of weather conditions, the numbers of the services at the northern end of the district have been maintained. To the family of the late Mrs. E. R. Murphy we would convey our sympathy m their loss. She had been associated with the Guild m its work for the building of All Saints Church. WOODVILLE PARISH. (G. W. Davidson.) Mr. Benham had quite a good time m Woodville district, and his lantern lecture and pictures were well worth while— rather wonderful m fact, in-4 teresting and instructive, and drew quite good audiences. The Rhodes bequest is now being expended, and many most necessary repairs on the church and grounds have been made. A contract has been let for a brick wall m the front, and
other things are being done to beautify the grounds, etc. As church funds are rather low, parishioners have been asked to make the last two Sundays of the year "Golden" Sundays, to enable accounts to be paid and the overdraft reduced. The Kumeroa congregation is also waking up to the fact that their church end grounds need looking after, and a representative committee is determined to do things. A give and buy afternoon is being arranged and a social m the evening. The annual ball was a real social success. Mr. R. R. Johnston being responsible, backed up by the ladies' guild and church vestry. PORANGAHAU PARISH. (Rev. W. S. G. Cameron, Vicar.) At the annual general meeting of St. Michael's Ladies' Guild, Porangahau, the following were elected: President, Mrs. W. S. G. Cameron (reelected); vice-Presidents, Mesdames Paul Hunter, E. J. White, G. M. Sargisson, T. Hobson, P. Canning (all reelected); hon. secretary, Mrs. A. G. Lancaster (re-elected) ; hon. treasurer, Mrs. Peter Canning; committee, Mesdames Percy Hunter, A. Healey, B. Grosvenor; Misses C. Sargisson and P. White; hon. auditor, Mir. A. J. Douglas. The secretary's comprehensive report showed that the Guild had had a very successful year and had materially assisted the work of the church at "Home" and "abroad." £65 had been raised for parish funds, and also much assistance given to missions. The annual sale of work and flower show had again been a great success from all angles, and realised over £73 nett. The vicar acknowledged m appreciative terms the great help that the Guild had been since its inception. The first Thursday of the month at the vicarage at 2.30 p.m. continues to be the day, place and time of meeting. The annual sale of work and flower show was provisionally fixed for November 2nd. Appreciation and congratulations are extended to the Wainui Committee, with Mrs. F. Herrick as leader, for the highly successful annual church dance held at Herbertville recently. The decorations, much appreciated by the large number pre-
sent, were a splendid and novel feature of the evening, and the excellence of the supper was up to its usual standard. Church funds benefited by over £33. Opportunity was taken by the vicar, and by Mr. A. W. Longley, on behalf of the district, to say au revoir and to bid God-speed to Mr. and Mrs. Herrick and their daughter Una, who were about to leave on a visit to England. A "shop" organised by Miss P. White, Missions Secretary, and sponsored by St. Michael's Ladies' Guild, held at Porangahau recently, helped our missionary quota by over £10. Felicitations are tendered to Miss "Kit" Ormond, "Wallingford," on her marriage to Mr. H. J. D. Acland. Miss Ormond has, for some time, been m charge of the Sunday School held at the homestead, and also organist, and m such capacity, as m many other ways, inclusive of the social life and activities of the "Bay" generally, she will be missed greatly. To her new home m South Canterbury she will take our best wishes. We have also to record, with regret, the departure of Mr. G. E. J. and Mrs. McKinley, who have left for the Auckland district. As schoolmaster at Wallingford, Mr. McKinley set a high standard, and as a worker for his church and district he was invaluable. Mrs. MicKinley was likewise a willing helper, and we trust that she will benefit m health by the change. Our appreciation and best wishes accompanied them. The Porangahau Ladies' Guild will very much miss their efficient help at their main effort. We welcome Mrs. Balfour and family, who have come to reside at Wilder Settlement from Takapau district. Harvest thanksgiving was held at Porangahau, Weber and Wimbledon. The harvest offerings of the first two centres were given to the Diocesan Homes, and we thank Mr. Blair for their cartage to St. Mary's, Napier. The proceeds of the sale of Wimbledon's offering were given towards our missionary quota. The Right Reverend the Bishop of the Diocese will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation m St. Michael's Church, Porangahau, on Sunday, August 4th, at It a.m. Prayer is asked for the confirmees.
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PAROCHIAL NOTES., Waiapu Church Gazette, Volume 26, Issue 7, 1 July 1935
PAROCHIAL NOTES. Waiapu Church Gazette, Volume 26, Issue 7, 1 July 1935
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