Minute Book - 1856 to 1859
The following extracts are taken from the St Anne's Church, Sale, 'Minute Book' - and give details of the early Vestry Meetings.
7th November 1856 Church Consecrated
Architect: Hayley, Son & Co.
11th December 1856 Vestry Meeting
Vicar: Rev JJ Cort. Vicar’s Warden: Mr William King. Renters’ Warden: Mr Thomas L Williams.
13th April 1857 Vestry Meeting
Vicar’s Warden: Mr William King. Renters’ Warden: Mr Thomas L Williams.
5th April 1858 Vestry Meeting
Vicar’s Warden: Mr William King. Renters’ Warden: Mr Alfred Watkin.
Vicar asked opinion, “with regard to the chanting of the Psalms in the evensong, it was unanimously agreed that it should be continued for the next 12 months”.
Expenses: “... raised by charge of 1/- per sitting per quarter on those letting at 1 Guinea each and 6d per sitting per quarter on those that let at 7 shillings each”.
29th September 1858 Vestry Meeting
1 “That owing to the increase of population in this neighbourhood the want of Church accommodation has become very seriously felt and that it is the opinion of this meeting that some steps should be taken immediately to meet the deficiency”. Unanimous.
2 “That the proposal to enlarge St Anne's Church Sale by extending the chancel as in the plan now laid before this meeting be sanctioned and adopted”. Carried.
Note: The word “unanimous” has been struck through.
2nd April 1859 Vestry Meeting
Vicar’s Warden: Mr John King. Renters’ Warden: Mr Alfred Watkin.