HARVEST THANKSGIVING.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH, MARYPORT.

On Wednesday night the harvest festival services were commenced at St. Mary's
Church, Maryport. The interior of this stately edifice was beautifully
decorated, and bore witness to the care and attention which had been bestowed upon
it by the following decorators:-
Mrs J HEWETSON, Mrs THOMPSON, Mrs KENNEDY, Mrs W J SMITH, Miss SENHOUSE, Miss
B SENHOUSE, Misses RITSON (Ridgemount), M RICE, Miss LITTLE, Miss May
ELLWOOD, Miss CREAR, Miss COCKTON, Miss HOBSON, Miss SAMUEL, Miss N SKELTON, Miss A H
SKELTON, Misses MAUGHAN, Miss LUTMAN, Rev R H TAYLOR, Rev J H WILLIAMS, Mr J
LITTLE, and Mr LUTMAN. The donors of fruit, flowers, vegetables, corn, etc.,
were Mr and Mrs POCKLINGTON SENHOUSE, Netherall; Miss ADAIR; Misses RITSON,
Mrs RITSON, Ellen Bank; Mrs W J SMITH, Mrs POOLE, Miss BROWN, Mrs BOUSEFIELD,
Mrs BARNES, Mrs MATHIAS, Mrs BROUGH, Mrs THOMPSON, Mrs J HEWETSON, Miss BROUGH,
Mrs SIBSON, Mrs GARDINER, Miss WILSON, Mrs MAUGHAN, Mrs KENNEDY, Mrs LUTMAN,
Mrs MASON, Mrs T S RITSON, Mrs MANDLE, Mr ELLWOOD, Mr Jacob LEE, Camp Farm, and
Mr ARMSTRONG, Hayborough. The preacher was the rev Canon SUTTON, Bridekirk;
and the officiating clergy were the Rev F H TAYLOR, vicar, and the Rev J H
WILLIAMS. the choir sang the anthem "While the earth remaineth." There was a
good congregation.

MARYPORT SEAMEN'S REST.
The harvest festival was held on Sunday and Tuesday in the Co-operative Hall,
Maryport. the greatest care had been taken to decorate the hall, and the
effect produced was very pretty. The platform was beautifully adorned with small
flags, plants, ferns, oats, flowers, and various kinds of fruit. The reading
desk was artistically decorated with oats, ferns, white asters, and large
bunches of grapes. The mantelpieces were covered with pretty green moss, in
which were displayed white asters and dahlias. The window sills were loaded with
melons, bread, flowers, and vegetables of every description, whilst the
brackets around the hall were adorned with small Union Jacks, bread, and flowers.
On Sunday afternoon a splendid concert, consisting of anthems, quartettes,
duets, and solos, was given by an efficient choir, under the leadership of Mr J
THOMPSON, of Netherton. At the evening service there was a crowded
congregation, which included a considerable number of seamen from the ships in port. Mr A
W LIGHT, the seamen's missionary, conducted the service and delivered an
appropriate and powerful address from Isaiah iii.,9. The musical portion of the
service was splendidly rendered, especially the anthem and harvest hymns.

On Tuesday evening an excellent concert was given by the choir, which was
largely attended and much appreciated. At the close the fruit, bread,
vegetables, etc., were sold in aid of the mission. The following are the names of those
who contributed fruit, flowers, etc., for the decorations, and those who gave
donations in money:
Captain PANGER, Mrs BOUSFIELD, Mr SOETON [or SPETON?], Mrs THOMPSON, Mr J
HOBSON, Mr W IRVING, Mr T BENSON, Miss GRAHAM, Captain THOMAS, Mrs BARNES, Mr W
HOBSON, Captain CLARK, Mr CROSBY, Mr J THOMPSON, Mrs GOLDSWORTHY, Miss B
HARRIS, Mr JONES, Miss F BROWN, Mrs CLARK, Mr BUTLER, Mr HOGEL, Mr J JONES, Captain
LUND, Mr J MORGAN, Mr BAKER, Captain ROBINSON, Captain KISSACK, Mr BURNETT, Mr
WITHERS, Mr SMITHSON, Mr BROUGHTON, Mr WHITE, A FRIEND, Captain McNEELEY, Mr
I HAMILTON, Mrs HODGSON, Mr RICHARDS, Mr E JONES, Mr E THOMAS, Mr DAVIDSON,
Mrs B BROWN, Mrs LIGHTFOOT, Mr THOMPSON, Mr HAGGEN, Captain BOYLE, Mr LUCAS, Mrs
JONES, Mr COCHRANE, Miss M THOMPSON, Mrs THOMPSON, Mrs GASH, Mrs RELPH, Mrs
TURNEY, Mrs BARNES, Miss DOWNEY, Mrs FERGUSON, Miss HETHERINGTON, Mrs PARKIN,
Mr BELL, Mr W LIGHT, Miss EWART, Captain SVENDSEN, Mr OLSEN, Mr NEILSON, Mr
LINDBERG, Mr JOHNSON, Mrs McCLURE, Captain YATES, Mr J HOLMES, Captain
GOLDSWORTHY, Mr RANKIN, Mr MILLER, and Mr SCOTT.
The festival was in every respect the most successful ever held during the
fifteen years Mr LIGHT has been at Maryport. Great credit is due to Mr J
THOMPSON for the able manner in which he taught and led the choir, and also to Mr G
GASH, the organist.