Parish Notes

Rechabite Welcome Home 1919
The Auckland Chronicle 01/01/1920 reports: Rechabite Welcome;

“The members of the Rechabites held a welcome home in the Wesleyan Chapel on Saturday to all the members who enlisted during the war. There were 128 members in the Tent when war broke out, and out of this number 45 enlisted, and everyone has returned and were at the Welcome Home. A concert was given . . . .

After the concert Mr. Engleby, of Washington, who substituted Mr. H.J.S. Newton, the district secretary, presented each soldier with a medal. He congratulated each one on his safe return and remarked that the Tent has a record that very few could show.”