WESLEYAN CHURCH
DISTINGTON.

    The anniversary services of the Sunday  School asscoiated with this
church were commenced on Sunday afternoon, when  there was only a moderate
attendance. The scholars occupied a raised platform  and were prettily attired.

    Mr. Hnery KIRKBY of Cleator Moor, gave a  short and interesting address
on Sunday School and the work the children could  do. Special hymns were sung
by the choir and children and anthems were also  capitally rendered by the
choir.

    The programme was ably contributed  to  by the following children:

Joseph MOSSOP

Harriet WILSON

David BELL

Janes SEEDS

Robina BELL

William WILSON

John OWENS

Dan WILSON.

    At the following evening service was  crowded. An excellent sermon was
preached by Mr. KIRKBY from II Kings, vii, "We  do not well. To-day is a day of
good tidings and we hold our peace."  The  following took part in the evenings
programme:

Jane OWENS

Myles SEEDS

Lizzie BELL

Dan WILSON

Edith MOSSOP

Richard BELL

Dan WILSON.

    The services were continued on Monday  afternoon and evening when a well
attended tea was held, attended by over 100  adults. The following ladies
presided over the tables:

Mesdames:

MARSHALL

W. WILSON

 AITKINSON

ROBINSON

BROCKBANK

MILLING

BELL.

    Following the tea a public meeting was  held with Mr. KIRKBY in the
chair. The Chairman addressed the children on Sunday  School work, and attributed
his own success to the early training received in  the Sunday School.

    The Rev. E. E. DWEHURST also addressed  the meeting at some length,
specially pleading for helpers in the Sunday School.  The following children
contributed to the evenings entertainment:

Wm. CARTER

Wm. WILSON

David BELL

Lizzie SEEDS

Richard BELL

Dan WILSON

    The choir also rendered two capital  anthems, and their singing reflected
great credit on their conductor, Mr. Joseph  ROBINSON, who, along with his
wife, the organist, have for so many years  rendered such assistance to make
each succeeding anniversary better than it's  predecessor.