NEWS AND NOTES
THE PROPOSED ERECTION OF A
TABLET IN A WHITEHAVEN CHURCH.
The parochial letter of the Vicar (Rev. C. B. S. GILLINGS), in the
current issue of St. Nicholas Magazine, contains the following: -
I have received a letter from Lt.-Col. G. H. le FLEMING in which he
says: "The officers, past and present, of the 3rd Border Regiment would like if
possible to place a small tablet in your church at Whitehaven, to the men of
the battalion who died in South Africa during the war. Before taking any steps
I am naturally writing you to ask for your sanction."
By return of post I wrote to him to say that it gave me pleasure to
comply with his request for space in which to erect the proposed tablet.
On Saturday night last the attendance was very good, when Mr. W.
HUTTON presided. Miss. Nellie JACKSON rendered two items, by song and recital. Mr.
J. MASON provided a capital programme of gramophone selections, which were
very well contributed, and received hearty applause.
The open air service at the Sugar Tongue on Sunday morning, was in
charge of Mr. J. BRIGGS. Messrs. J. DRYDEN, C. ATKINSON and HUTTON also took
part. The members of the Mission Brass Band were in attendance and rendered some
choice sacred music.
The morning preacher at the mission was Mr. DUTSON, whose address was
based upon numbers 10th chap., v. 29. Prior to the evening service the workers
of the Mission and Brass Band visited the district and gave hearty
invitations, Mr. KING officiating as speaker.
The Rev. B. C. BARKER preached to a crowded congregation in the
evening, upon the "Stoning of Stephen." A very busy days service and happy labour
was brought to a close by a well attended prayer meeting.
HENSINGHAM BAND OF HOPE.
The opening meeting for the winter session, in connection with the
above was held on Tuesday night, presided over by Mr. WADE, superintendent, who
gave a short address to the children on the evils of drink.
Mr. E. APPLEYARD kindly lent his gramophone, on which selections were
given, which were manipulated by Mr. J. RAE. There was a full house of
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH,
The committee appointed to assist the Vicar and churchwardens in
carrying out the proposed restoration of this of this church met to consider the
responses to the circulars sent out in May soliciting contributions towards the
object. Their report is most satisfactory, about £1,240 having been promised.
A further sum is required, and the object being a most worthy one deserves the
support of all churchmen.
A meeting of the technical instruction Committee was held in the Boy's
School on Monday night the following members being present: -
S. DAVIES (chairman)
J. BIRD (secretary)
The Chairman said that bills had been posted inviting for mining,
machine construction, arithmetic, and mensuration, shorthand, ambulance, and
music, but the response was very poor, there not being a sufficient number to form
a class in any one of the proposed subjects.
The past session. though their classes had not been large in numbers,
had been very successful. The Committee had got fairly initiated into the work
of organisation, and would have very much liked to continue the work. They
had a nice balance in hand and were seeking to make the inducements to study
even more enticing.
The other members also expressed disappointment, and finally it was
decided to issue handbills and leave the business open till September 16th in
the hope that students would come in sufficient numbers by that time, otherwise
the idea of having classes for the coming winter would have to be abandoned.
DISTINGTON AND LAYMEN'S FUND FOR THE
AUGMENTATION OF POOR BENEFICES IN
THE DIOCESE OF CARLISLE.
A local treasurer (Miss. RICHARDSON) has been appointed for the Parish
of Distington in connection with the above mentioned fund. The object is a
worthy and much needed one, and well deserving the support of all those who have
the interests and well being of the Church at heart.
All subscriptions and donations, however small, are forwarded to the
hon. treasurer of the Laymen's Committee, of which Lord CROSS is chairman.