Of the Committee appointed to investigate the state of Endowment Funds.
The amount reported to the First Synod, at Turanga, in December, 1861, as having been collected in various localities for the purpose of endowing Native Clergymen was £747 1s. 9d. Te following sums have been received for the same purpose during the past year:
|From Te Horo||53||10||0|
|From the whole Wairoa District||137||10||8|
The contributions from Te Kawakawa have reached the prescribed amount of £200: those from the whole of the Wairoa District have reached the sum of £208: those from Tokomaru £184 2s. 3d.: those from Whareponga £160 4s. 0d.: and in most places something is being done towards raising an Endowment Fund. But your Committee suggest that the Synodsmen should make it their business, on their return to their respective homes, to urge forward the completion of the Funds in those places where they are still deficient.
The money which has been received by the Bishop has been disposed of as follows; the sum of £550. has been invested in a house at Auckland, belonging to the Diocese of New Zealand, and will yield interest at the rate of £55. per annum. Another portion amounting to £450. is now in the hands of Rev. R. Burrows, for the purpose of being invested in land or other property in Auckland, so that it may yield a fair interest. Through the kindness of the Church Missionary Society a grant of £450. has been made to supplement the above-mentioned £450. which has been raised here; making in all the sum of £900. to be invested by Mr. Burrows for the Endowment of the Clergy in this Diocese.
The above being deducted, there is a balance of £158 0s. 11d. remaining in the hands of the Bishop, which, together with the sum of £257 10s. 6d. collected for the Endowment of the Bishopric, will be invested as soon as a desirable opportunity presents itself.page 65
Besides the above, the sum of £100. has been paid over by F. H. Piesse, Esq., for the support of Maori Clergymen. Of this sum £85. have been paid, as under, to the Clergymen of Whareponga and Te Wairoa, the Endowment Funds of those places having as yet yielded no interest.
|Raised for Local Endowments, up to December, 1861||747||1||9|
|Do. Do. to January, 1863||410||19||2|
|Grant from Church Missionary Society||450||0||0|
|Raised for Endowment of Bishoprick||257||10||6|
|Invested in House at Auckland||550||0||0|
|Paid to Rev. R. Burrows for Investment||900||0||0|
A letter from the inhabitants of Tuatini, of Te Pakirikiri, of Te Ariuru, of Tangoiro, of Marahea, of Anaura, to the Synod of the Diocese of Waiapu.
We, the inhabitants of the places above-mentioned desire to be recognized as a Parish in accordance with the Statute of the [General] Synod for the formation of Parishes.
We beg leave to state that we have collected the sum of £184 2s. 3d. towards an Endowment Fund for a Clergyman. And we also hereby pledge ourselves to abide by the Resolution passed by the Synod of this Diocese last year, and to set apart Friday as a day on which we may work for our Clergyman, that he may be at liberty to do his own proper work without hindrance. And if this regulation should be altered by the Synod, we will do whatever the Synod may direct.
The boundaries which the Runanga has set [for the Parish] are these, that one end be at Waimahuru, and the other end at Anaura.
This letter is from us, inhabitants of the places above-mentioned, viz:—
- From the whole Runanga of Tuatini,
- From the whole Runanga of Te Ariuru,
- From the Runanga of Tangoiro,
- From the Runanga of Marahea,
- From the Runanga of Te Pakirikiri, and
- From the Runanga of Anaura.