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The New Zealand Evangelist

Karori — Chapel Anniversary.—


Chapel Anniversary.—

On the evening of Monday, the 25th September, a Tea-Meeting was held in the Chapel at Karori, to commemorate the opening of that place of worship. As usual, the meeting was numerously and respectably attended. After tea, the Rev. James Watkin was called to the chair. The Secretary read the Report; from which it appeared that in consequence of the greatly increased attendance upon public worship at the time of the earthquakes, it had been found necessary to enlarge page 173 the Chapel; and that nearly £50 had been expended during the past year in the enlarging and improving of the building. Nearly the whole of this sum had been raised by subscriptions and other voluntary contributions, so that the Chapel is still almost free from debt. It was gratifying to learn that several persons who had rarely if ever attended the public worship of God before the earthquakes, have been among the most regular worshippers there ever since; and some of them have become communicants with the different denominations that from time to time administer the Lord's Supper. It appears that only two deaths, and these bath infants, have occured in this district during the past year; and only six since the commencement of the settlement. Addresses were delivered by the Chairman, and by the Rev. Messrs. Green and Inglis, in which the importance of attending more to the education of the young, than appears to be done at present, was strongly pressed; the duty of opposing by every legitimate means the opening of a house for the sale of intoxicating drinks, which has been threatened, and other topics were forcibly illustrated, and listened to with interest and attention.