Envelope system explained, 1895

At the Parish Annual General Meeting, held on 18 July 1895, an envelope system was proposed to provide more consistent and regular income. It would appear news of this development may have stirred up debate about the simmering issue of pew-rents, as Parishioners' Churchwarden, Mr F. G. Moore, was at pains to explain that the proposed envelope system would not interfere with pew-rents.

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1888 Annual General Meeting: major financial problems

St. Matthew's annual parochial meeting was held in the Schoolroom last night. The Rev. W. E. Paige occupied the chair, and opened the proceedings in the usual form.

The minutes of the last meeting were confirmed.

The Chairman said it gave him more than ordinary pleasure to meet them this year. The Vestry was able to say that the School was out of debt, there was a considerable balance to the Choir, and their general account debt was reduced.

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