Conisborough Primitive Methodist Chapel Anniversary.

February 1881

Mexborough and Swinton times, February 11.

Conisborough Primitive Methodist Chapel Anniversary.

Two sermons were preached in above Chapel on Sunday last, by Mr Slack, of Denaby Main. The services were well attended.

The choir in addition to the ordinary hyms, sang in the afternoon the anthem, “I will wash my hands in Innocency,” and in the evening, “Zion,” both of which were rendered very creditably.

Mr G Harrison, as usual, presided at the harmonium.

As despite the distress that have prevailed within the past few weeks, collections were above double those of last year.

On Monday a public tea was provided in the Board School room, and although a terrific storm was raging at the time, 75 braved the weather, and found themselves at last comfortably seated around the good things provided.

The tea was supplied by Mr E Allcroft, of Mexborough, and he proved to be an able caterer, great satisfaction been found by all present.

After tea, this a public meeting was held, when the room was well filled. Mr Caleb Kilner, presided, and in his opening address, and throughout the meeting entertain the audience in a most pleasing manner.

Addresses were given at intervals by Rev Joel Hodgson, Mr J Askwith, Mr G Harrison, and the Rev J Pickup; Miss Hodgson favoured with a song, Mr Vazquez two songs and Miss Blakely. One song, all of which were well rendered, and deservedly applauded.

Messrs J Shaw and F Oxley gave two violin and pianoforte duet, and were greeted with rounds of applause.

Mr Arthur Cooper, of Rotherham, played two solos on the brass whistle, which were greeted with deafening cheers. This

The piano was kindly lent by Mrs Barker, of Part View, Conisborough.

The Primitive Methodist of Conisborough, will long remember, with gratitude, the sympathy and assistance rendered to them in these efforts by the friends, both of the Wesleyan connection, and the established Church.

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