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HOLY TRINITY PARISH CLERK « On. Wednesday a well-known Chester church- warden passed away. William Johnson began his duties in Holy Trinity parish as deputy parish clerk while yet the old church was standing. On December 18th, 1865, he was appointed to the vacant clerkship, and held the office up to the day of his death. The congregation of Holy Trinity was then worshipping in St. Martin's Church during the re-building of the parish church Mr. Johnson was at once appointed choirmaster, and a photo of him surrounded by a group of choirboys of that period is still extant. He held the office of choir- master until 1893, since which date he had received as a pension the small salary which previously attached to that office. He remained, however, the principal bass of Holy Trinity choir to the last. He died in harness, singing as usual in the choir at matins and evensong as late as Sunday. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon. From deceased s late residence the coffin was carried to Holy Trinity Church, outside of which was a large number of people. The choir, with the rector (the Rev. L. M. Farrall) and the curate (the Rev. T. W. Mundy), met the cortege at the entrance and chanted the opening sentences of the burial service as it proceeded up the central aisle. The hymns, Now the labourer's task is o'er" and On the Resurrection morning" were beautifully ren- dered, while the psalms were also sung. The organist (Mr. T. Pate) played the "Dead March" in Saul. At the Cemetery, where the rector also officiated, the hymn Peace, perfect peace" was sung. The principal mourners were Mrs. Johnson (widow), Miss Johnson and Miss Alice Johnson (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. H. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. A. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Catherall, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Messrs. J. and T. Mottram, Mr. Hooson, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bucknall (Cheltenham), etc. Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the following relatives: â Harry and 'Alf (sons), Maud, May, Annie and Alice (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. G. Buoknall (son-in-law and daughter), Hugh, Stanley, Dora, Elsie, Winnie and Baby Eva ((grandchildren), Mr. J. Boardman (son-in-law), Mr. T. B. Mottram, Stafford (brother-in-law). The fol- lowing also sent wreaths, etc.The Revs. L. M. Farrall and T. W. Mundy, Mr. and Mrs. H. Johnson, Mrs., Miss and Mr. S. Marston, Mr. and Mrs. J. Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Marston, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee, Mrs. Thomas and family, Miss Webster, Miss Godwin and Miss Willis (Stroud), the Misses Ainsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Speed, Miss Harris, Mr. Munge (Lichfield), Miss Brinsden (Manchester), Miss and Mr. S. Wilkinson. Mr. W. Wilkinson, etc. The choir of Holy Trinity Church sent a beautiful floral harp.

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