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The Gisborne Photo News



Church Jubilee

The Mangapapa Methodist Church, in Atkinson Street, which was built in one day by a band of willing workers in the year 1913, celebrated its Golden Jubilee last month.

Part of the celebrations was a social held on the Saturday afternoon, at which a group of the district's older residents, who were present at the building of the church, were in attendance.

On the Sunday, morning and evening services were conducted by a former minister of the church, the Rev G. I. Lawrenson, C.B.E., now of Te Kuiti.


Rev Laurensen (right) with the present minister, Rev A. K. Woodley.


The Mangapapa Methodist Church


The group of people who were present at the building of the church. From left, standing: Mrs M. J. Brewster, Mrs A. Hargreavas, Miss C. Foster, Mr W. McCliskie, Miss E. Hill, Miss M. Hawkins. Seated: Mrs N. Shann, Mrs Z. Carter, Mr W. Hayes, Mrs M. Stichbury, and Mrs H. Bacon.