BIGRIGG ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.
 
The first annual meeting of the congregation of Bigrigg Church was held in the Moor Row schoolroom on Friday night.  The REV. W. E. STOPFORD presided over a large attendance.
 
Before the business of the meeting commenced, MR. STOPFORD apologised for the absence of the Vicar (the REV. W. THWAITES) and MRS. THWAITES, the former being ill.
 
The churchwarden (MR. R. JACKSON) submitted his account, which showed that the income for the year had been £191 7s 5d and the expenditure £179 4s 4d, leaving a balance of £12 3s 1d.
 
MR. HORNSBY moved, and MR. HELLON seconded, the adoption of the balance sheet, which was carried.
 
The Sunday School account showed an income of £40 16s 6d;  expenditure £27 0s 6-1/2d;  and balance £13 15s 11-1/2d.
 
MR. GEORGE HODGSON was appointed treasurer for the Sunday School funds.
 
The Chairman stated that the organ fund now stood at £328, which was considered very satisfactory.
 
MR. TIFFIN, speaking on the success of the recent sale of work, said that this was a great deal brought about by MR. STOPFORD's untiring energy and splendid powers of organisation.
 
MR. STOPFORD, acknowledging the compliment, said there were more people than their own who were surprised at their recent achievement.  In regard to the organ, he hoped he would be able to return to Bigrigg to see and hear it in the near future.
 
MR. SUMPTON was appointed treasurer of the organ fund, along with MR. JACKSON.