Hutt News 24 October 1934
TAITA ANGLICAN CHURCH.
FAREWELL TO REV. REYNOLDS.
A very enjoyable social organised by the committee of the Anglican Church, Taita, was held last Friday, the occasion being a farewell to the Rev. H. V. C. Reynolds and a welcome to his successor, the Rev. J. R. N. Neild. Community singing was led by Mr. Kempthorne anc Miss Brooks. Exhibitions of fancy dancing were given by N. August, N. Peck, V. and K. Colson. A happy elocutionary item was given by Mr. House, followed by one by T. Gadsby, both being much appreciated. Games and dancing followed, after which a tasty supper was handed around.
During the evening Mr. Kempthorne referred to the excellent services of the Rev. Reynolds in the district, and on behalf of the parishioners presented him with a watch suitably engraved. In returning thanks Mr. Reynolds said he had always enjoyed his ministry amongst them.
Opportunity was taken by the Rev. H. E. K. Fry to introduce Mr. Reynolds successor, the Rev. J. R. Neild, who thanked those present for their warm welcome.
The committee wishes to thank all who helped to make the evening a success.