we had an attendance of over 150. This very inspiring service was conducted by Rev. I. Milner, from Taradale.
Several socials were held during the year, including a barn dance held in Mr. J. Mills’ woolshed at “Oinga” Station.
During the year we have lost the services of three ﬁne B.C. leaders, Miss Noeline McLaren, Mr. A. C. Robinson and Mr Cyril Whitaker. We would like to place on record the really splendid service that these people have rendered over the years. Although we feel the loss through their departure, we are proud indeed that one of our leaders should go from us, as has Mr Robinson, into full time work, and also with Kim Bathgate, one of our Senior Y.M., who left us to take up his studies for the ministry.
We thank those who have come forward to ﬁll these vacancies; Miss Annette McLaren, who has returned from her Deaconess studies; Mr Charles Trask, Mr Kevin Neill and Mr. Ian Omundsen.
Our sincere thanks are extended to our many friends for their help during the year, especially to Mr. Mitchell and Sister Catherine. We would also thank Miss Russell and Mrs. Mitchell for the use of their rooms for our Sunday Bible Class. To those who have helped us so willingly with transport during the year, we thank you very much; this is a real service and we are truly thankful.
At the end of another year we would give thanks to God in whose name we strive, and pray that we may receive his guidance and rich blessing in the year’s work that lies ahead.
Our leaders are listed earlier in this report.
ST. ANDREW’S CRADLE ROLL.
Superintendent: Mrs. M. E. Owen.
Lady Visitors: Mrs. H. A. Mitchell, Mrs. Hannon, Mrs. Petersen, Mrs. Clow, Mrs. Lennon, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Sheffield, Mrs Cooper, Mrs. Fraser and Miss Parke.
There are now 252 names on the roll, 4 on the supplementary roll, 65 new names were added this year and 75 were transferred to our Sunday Schools.
There are 10 cradle roll districts, one new district (Pakowhai) having been formed during the year. Our sincere thanks are due to all lady visitors.
We should like to pay tribute to Mrs A. J. Hannon, Superintendent of the Cradle Roll for many years, who has had to retire for health reasons. She gave outstanding service, saw the Cradle Roll grow enormously, and was instrumental, with the guidance of Sister Catherine, in having instituted the present system of Cradle Roll districts and visitation.