Reports of meetings on Māori Church matters, 1872-1888
C.2.—Address Presented to The Bishop of Nelson in Levuka
C.2.—Address Presented to The Bishop of Nelson in Levuka.
To the Right Reverend the Bishop of Nelson.
On the occasion of your Lordship's visit to the Church in Levuka, the members of the Church of England there resident desire to express to you their appreciation of your great kindness and self denial in so doing.page 15
Your Lordship, we are aware, in making a visit to Fiji and the adjacent Islands, took upon yourself this duty in addition to the existing important duties devolving upon you as Bishop of your own Diocese.
The extra duties so self-imposed were not those of an ordinary kind, but such as necessitated a protracted sea journey to places where all the luxuries and most of the conveniences of civilized life are wanting.
That Levuka should have to be included in this category we much regret, but the inconveniences and hardships your Lordship has had to undergo, increase our sense of obligation and respect for your labours.
We hope, however, the benefits your Lordship has conferred upon us as members of the Church, by your distinguished presence, your courteous and affable demeanor, and your eloquent and impressive preaching, will be some reward to you.
In saying farewell we do so in the hope that your Lordship may ere long again visit the Church in Fiji.
William Floyd, Clerk.
G L. Griffiths Churchwardens.
R. H. Headdey Churchwardens.
R. B. Hobbs.
L. H. Garrick, M.A.
F. H. Prichard.
C. H. Drury.
F. H. Dufty.