August 27.— The annual meeting of the Mintaro branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held in the Methodist Church on Tuesday evening. Addresses were given by Rev. L. Robjohns, B.A. (deputation), and others. Mr. Sando occupied the chair. The Rev. H. Trewren proposed, and Mr. J. Tickle seconded a vote of thanks. Anthems were rendered by the choir, and the report was read by Mr. H. March. The officers were all re-elected. — A concert in aid of the building fund in connection with the Anglican Church was given in the Institute Hall tonight, and was a decided success. Mrs Hammond played the overture, which preceded a lecturette on “Mary Queen of Scots” and a tableaux, Mrs. W. T. Mortlock represented the queen. The others who contributed to the programme were Misses Talbot, Ward, and Hammond, Mesdames Mortlock, Power, and Hammond, Mr. Hammond, and Masters Montgomery and J. O’Connell. The proceeds amounted to a little over £10.— The old Primitive Church has been bought by Mr. W. T. Mortlock, and the leading members of the Anglican Church are moving in the matter of securing a suitable building for holding regular services.