During the day three services were held in the spacious Sunday School, which has recently been thoroughly renovated. At the morning service there was a good congregation. The Rev. P. S. CARDEN, circuit minister, Cleator Moor,officiated, and preached an interesting sermon. In the afternoon a children's service, at which the Rev. P. S. CARDEN presided was held, when there was a
large attendance of young folks and adults, who thoroughly appreciated the efforts of the scholars. The admorable manner in which the latter rendered
their dialogues and recitations reflected great credit on all concerned and showed that much time and care had been spent on their training by Messrs. James EDWARDS and Joseph EDWARDS.
The opening address was given by Mr. B. PEARCE, Dialogues were given by:
Mary E. QUAYLE and Annie SMITH (Cheerfulness)
Lottie WILLIAMSON and Christina EDWARDS, (collection dialogue)
Recitations were contributed by:
Sarah A. DICKSON
John W, JOHNSTONE
Mary Ann HAYES
Sarah Jane LINDLEY.
The Choir under the leadership of Mr. John PEARCE rendered special hymns during the service, as well as an anthem, "Bless the Lord, O my soul." the singing being keenly appreciated. Mr. Calvert THOMPSON presided at the organ with his usual ability, and the service was a hearty one.
In the evening another largely attended service was held, Mr. CARDEN again officiated. The choir again rendered an anthem, "Rejoice, O daughter of
Zion," in a praiseworthy manner. Mr. PEARCE sang the tenor solo in the anthem in good style. Theopening address was again entrusted to B.PEARCE, Maggie HARVEY, and C. RUDD, and LottieWILLIAMSONand ChristineEDWARDS gave dialogues, and the following contributed recitations during the service:
Mary J. RICHARDSON
M. A. MACKINTOSH
John J. PEARCE
Sarah A. DICKSON
Sarah J. LINDLEY
The collections taken were in aid of the Sunday School Fund, and, what was very gratifying, the total amount exceeded that of last year. The total
anniversary services are to be continued this Wednesday afternoon and evening.