Friday 29th October 1915

It was a very fine day. I went down to the village in the morning to trim the lamps in the Church and helping to prepare the Hall from the evening. The ladies were cutting sandwiches. After lunch Willie took the sulky down to the village and brought the Bishops up here for tea, Mrs John Greenwood was here to help Grace. All of us went down to the Church in the evening, the Church was dedicated by Bishop Averill, 6 persons were confirmed. The church could not contain the congregation, many had to stand outside. After the service the congregation were invited to adjourn to the Hall to welcome the Bishop. The ladies provided supper, speeches were made by the Bishop, Mr Macdonald & myself. The Bishop returned with us to stay the night. The people of this district who were at the service this evening were very much impressed with the Bishop’s address and it will be a pleasant memory to them.