Church Pastoral Aid Society.
On Thursday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Carlile, of Helme Hall, gave an "At home" in the Beaumont Park Refreshment Room to the ladies of the Home Mission Union in connection with this society. About 150 assembled, and, having partaken of tea, a short meeting was held in the open air, under the presidency of the Rev. W.H. Girling, rector of Lockwood. A brief report was read, stating the number of members in the rural deanery to be 231, and that the sum raised by them in subscriptions and a sale of work amounted to £81 1s. 9d. The Chairman, after regretting the absence of Mr. Carlile through indisposition, called upon the Rev. H.G. Griffin, district secretary, who gave a stirring address on the work of the society, whose income this year is above £63,000, and which assists in providing stipends for 850 curates, lay readers, and women workers. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Carlile were heartily awarded, on the motion of the Rev. J. Leach, vicar of Thurstonland.