Mintaro Cemetery Consecrated

MINTARO.— A correspondent sends the following:— ‘On Monday morning last the Lord Bishop of Adelaide, accompanied by the Rev. W. Wood, of Penwortham, arrived in Mintaro at half-past 10 a.m. At about quarter to 11 they proceeded to the Cemetery, when his Lordship, at the request of the Trustees, consecrated that portion which had been previously set apart by them for that purpose. The Psalms read were the 30th, 49th, and the 88th ; the chapter selected was the 23rd of the Book of Genesis. Considering that it was not known in Mintaro until late on Sunday evening whether His Lordship would be able to perform the ceremony or not, in consequence of the very short notice the Trustees had given him, we were not surprised at seeing a rather small assemblage of people. His Lordship stated that if he had known it sooner, he would have passed the day in Mintaro, and would have given us a service; but as it was, he had previously arranged to be at Riverton that afternoon, and therefore he was obliged to leave immediately upon the close of the ceremony.’