UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH, MOOR ROW.
The thanksgiving services at this church were celebrated on Sunday and Monday, when the congregations were very large. Sermons were preached on Sunday by Mr IRELAND, of Egremont, In the afternoon a service of song, " The wanderer," was given by the choir in a way which won the admiration of all. Mr R. MYERS, Woodend, officiated as organist. Mr J. L. JACKSON presided. Great pains had been taken in decorating the church, and the work reflected the utmost credit upon the following--------- Misses REID, A. REID, A. J. JAMES, S. JAMES, M. JAMES, Mary JAMES, J. HODGSON, M. HAND, S. J. HIGGINS, S. E. JAMES, and E. HOUGH, Messrs R. HAND, B. BERRYMAN, E. NICHOLSON, S. BRYAN, C. EDMONDS, G. STRICK, J. BERRYMAN, Jos. NICHOLSON, and W. T. JAMES.
Plants in pots, lent by Mr T. MITCHELL, Mrs Joseph NICHOLSON, and Mr BERRYMAN, ;
honey, eggs, and nuts were given by Mr William SPOWART, Cleator Moor ; Mr E. BLAIR, Egremont ; Mrs I. NICHOLSON, Mrs J. NICHOLSON.
Flowers came from Mr A. MITCHELL, Mr GRANT, Mrs G. BOWNESS, Mr BOWERBANK, Mrs T. MOSSOP, Miss Elsie WATERS, Miss Lilian KINNISH, Miss Mary BLAIR, Mr R. HOPE, and Mrs STRICK.
Vegetables were sent by Mrs A. MITCHELL, Mrs I. NICHOLSON, Mrs BRYAN, Mrs BLAIR, Mr CORKHILL, Mr TROHEAR (Rottington), Mr Jno HIGGIN, and Mr GRANT.
Grain was given by Mr BLAIR and Mr I. WALKER.
Fruit was furnished by Mrs Jno BERRYMAN, Mr BERRYMAN, Mr HIGGIN, Miss S. E. JAMES, Mrs STEELE, Mr Jefferson WALKER, Mrs T. MITCHELL, Mrs REID, Mrs T. MOSSOP, Mr F. MATES, Mrs BLAIR, Mrs W. JAMES, Mrs Jos NICHOLSON, Mrs WELLS, Mrs T. KINNISH, Mrs Jos WATERS, Mrs Jas KITCHIN, Mr J. HOSKIN, Mrs J. L. JACKSON, Mrs J. CORKHILL, Mrs J. HODGSON, Mrs P. HAND, Mrs I. HIGGIN, Mrs LUCAS and Mrs STRICK.
On Monday afternoon a public tea held in the schoolroom was well attended. The tables were gracefully presided over by Mrs CORKHILL, Mrs TOLSON, Miss M. JAMES, Miss A. I. YOUNG, Miss S. J. HIGGIN, Miss TOLSON, with Mrs HAND, Mrs Jos NICHOLSON, and Mrs I HIGGIN as cutters up. The subsequent service was opened by the Rev W. H. JAMES, Egremont, the chair being occupied by Mr W. JAMES, Moor Row. The service of song was repeated. A hearty vote of thanks was moved by Mr JACKSON to all helpers, and carried with acclamation. The fruit , flowers, &c., were afterwards sold by Mr H. McDOWALL.