St Alban's, Taueru, opened 1905

St Alban's Church, Taueru, 1913

ST ALBAN'S CHURCH.
TAUERU.

(Special to Daily Times.)

This pretty little church was formally opened, yesterday afternoon, by the Vicar of St. Matthew's [the Rev. Wyndham Earee]. Standing as it does a short distance from the main road, it forms a conspicuous object to all passers-by. Painted a light green, picked out with dark green facings with its roof of red Marseilles tiles, it looked quite a picture in the bright sunshine of yesterday. Inside, the mellow light from the stained glass windows contrasted well with the dark woodwork of the building. The acoustic properties of the building are excellent.

The beautiful weather brought together a large congregation which overflowed the building. The service began with the singing of the Old Hundredth. The prayers were partly intoned. Mr W. H. Jackson read the first lesson taken from the "Dedication of the Temple." The sermon preached by the Vicar was appropriate to the occasion. He enjoined on his hearers the necessity of living a daily life in keeping with their gift, which he dedicated to God on their behalf. He was very thankful to say the Church was given to God free of debt. It was now for the people of the district to rally round it and show by their regular attendance at the services that they are upholding the cause of righteousness and appreciating the means of grace established in their midst.

Clere, Frederick de Jersey, 1856-1952. Clere, Frederick de Jersey 1856-1952 :Proposed church at Taueru [1903, 1904 or 1905?]. Ref: Plans-80-0894. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22826712

Clere, Frederick de Jersey, 1856-1952. Clere, Frederick de Jersey 1856-1952 :Proposed church at Taueru [1903, 1904 or 1905?]. Ref: Plans-80-0894. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22826712

 

A quartette from St. Matthew's, Masterton, consisting of Mrs Rawson, Miss Barclay, and Messrs Jackson and Jago, assisted in the musical portion of the service. The anthem for the day was "Through Darkness Into Light."  Next Sunday afternoon the Maori Missioner to the Wairarapa Natives will assist at the service.