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Wairarapa parishes rearranged - 1898

Evening Post, 4 July 1898

St Mark's Anglican Church, Carterton, 1925

The Bishop of Wellington has paid a visit to Wairarapa to discuss with the vestries of St. Mark's and St, Luke's districts the question of rearranging the parish boundaries.

It is thought, now that St. John's Church, Featherston, is open, that a large district including Martinborough can be better served from Featherston than from Greytown, and that the latter town and Carterton can be worked together.

St Luke's Anglican Church, Greytown, 1928.
The reverse of this postcard was used by Vicar, Canon Stent, to invite parishioners to the Jubilee Services and  Social in 1928. The church was destroyed by fire in 1968.  Although the church was replaced by a new building in 1970, much of the original stone wall still remains.

At present there are only two clergymen to attend to the spiritual requirements of the Anglicans of the whole of the extensive district of South Wairarapa. The result is that the outlying districts are neglected. The problem to solve is how to supply the needs of the back-block settlers without neglecting the more thickly-settled areas? "Ways and means" is the key-note, and his Lordship, who has very businesslike ideas, has come into the district to learn at first hand its capabilities in this direction. He has discussed the position with the vestries, and, armed with the knowledge thus gained, he will be in a position to deal with the matter at the proper time.


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