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Through Ninety Years



I cannot close these Notes without reference to a well-known, most faithful and efficient servant of the Diocese, John Beckett Fielder, who retired from office at the end of 1917 because of ill health. Since his appointment in 1876 he had carried out the duties of Diocesan Secretary, Treasurer, and Registrar. He was succeeded by Rev. W. J. Simkin.

After the retirement of Bishop W. W. Sedgewick, Archdeacon Herbert W. Williams was elected as his successor, and was consecrated the sixth Bishop of Waiapu on February 6th, 1930. He died suddenly in harness on December 6th, 1937.