RECOGNITION SERVICES AT THE
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.


    Services for the public recognition of the Rev. A. O. LOCHORE, as
minister of the Congregational Church, were held on Sunday and Monday.
The Rev. J. H. LOCHORE (the pastor's father) had been expected to
preach on Sunday, but, owing to indisposition, he could not attend, and
the Rev. J. M. HODGSON, D. D., of Edinburgh, preached to large
congregations.

    A well attended meeting was held on Monday evening, when the Rev.
W. A. WRIGLEY, of Keswick, presided, and there were also on the
platform:

The Revs:

A. O. LOCHORE

G. F. ALEXANDER (Cowes, I. W.)

C. BURROWS (Workington)

C. SWANELL

J. JENKINS

A. UREN (Whitehaven)

J. W. DICKSON (Parton)

W. SPARKS (Cleator Moor)

and Messrs.:

C. VARTY (Workington)

H. WILLIAMS (Newport)

J. PEARSON

J. THOMPSON

Greetings were received from the Rev. Mr. GALBRAITH (a former pastor of
the church) and the Rev. A. NAIRN. The rev. M. YOUNG (Whitehaven) and
Mr. BROWN (Newport) also sent their best wishes and congratulations.

Mr. THOMPSON then referred to the facts that had led up to the change
of the ministry, and said that for a number of months after Mr. NAIRNS
retirement the church was resting as it were upon it's oars, and at the
close of the year they realised what a grave and serious business the
appointment of a pastor was. Now after having had Mr. LOCHORE for a
month, they considered they had made a wise selection, and he was sure
he could utter no better wish concerning Mr. LOCHORE than that it might
be characterised by greater growth on the part of many young lives in
the spiritual Kingdom of Christ.

Mr. WILLIAMS (Newport) said the Whitehaven Church had got the right man
for looking after young people.

    Addresses were also given by the chairman, Rev. C. SWANELL, and the
Rev. A. O. LOCHORE gave thanks for the cordial reception he had been
accorded.
 
 
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