Minutes of the Annual Vestry Meeting of Members of the Congregation of
"All Saints Church" English Harbour Held in the School room on
Monday 29th Jan 1906 @ 6 PM


The Revd G.H. Field, Chairman, and a representative body of men of the


The Chairman opened meeting with Prayer


The minutes of the last meeting were read by Mr Facey, confirmed by the
Meeting, and signed by the Chairman

[this explains why the final signature had occasionally been in a different
ink than that in which the minutes are recorded... also it explains why
sometimes the signature itself is that of the Chair of the subsequent meeting]


The Chuurchwardens' Accounts were then presented showing:

        Receipts        $24.60
        Expenses        $19.33
        Balance in hand $ 5.27


Mr Hy. Geo. Batson proposed and Mr Alexander Penny (Joseph) seconded that the
accounts as read be accepted    carried


The lists of Conbributions for Reader and Sexton were then read showing amount
paid for $26.20 of which $24.00 had been paid to Mr Hunt, the Balance of $2.20
remaining on hand.  The amount contributed for Sexton was $13.35 which the
Chairman promised to make up to $14.00


The Chairman then read the list of Contributions towards the assessment showing:

        From Married Men        $69.10
          "  Young Men           20.50
                Total           $89.60


The Chairman moved and Mr Facey seconded that a vote of thanks be given to
the retiring Churchwardens for their services during the past year


The Chairman also proposed and Mr Facey seconded a similar vote of thanks to
the four sidesmen               carried


Mr Obadiah Penny proposed and Mr Hy Geo. Batson seconded that
Mr Alexander Penny (Joseph) be elected peoples' Churchwarden


The Chairman then Nominated Mr Herbert Barnes as his warden.
The two Churchwardens were then declared duly elected.


The following four sidesmen were then proposed and duly elected
Mr Geo. Batson (Arch) and Mr Robt Wells (John) to collect Reader's fees and
Mr Theophilus Penny (Wm) and Mr Nathan Penny to collect Sextons fees


Mr Alexander Penny (John) the Sexton said that he could not do the
Sexton's duties for less than $14.00 a year
The Chairman promised to be responsible to the extent of $2.00, if the
contributions for sexton should fall short of $14.00


The Chairman then read the statement of Accounts of the Church Building fund
for the past year.  The total receipts including $2.60 balance from former
years being                    $94.45
while the expenditure had been  61.26
leaving a Balance in hand of   $33.19


Nothing futher being brought forward the Chairman closed the meeing with

                        G H Field

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