12th Annual Report

Scope and Content

This report is more detailed than the previous two. It claims an increase in membership and notes the large number of social events which have taken place for members over the last year. Some events are noted in passing while others are described in detail, particularly those which raised money for the church, such as an organ recital. The work and contributions of the Ladies Sewing Society are heavily praised. It is noted that Rev Spedding went on a lecture tour, giving a lecture on Unitarianism in Hungary in 1902, and the report claims that this was positively received and also raised generous proceeds for the church. This focus on increasing membership and proceeds through speaking tours is a good indication of the preoccupations which foreshadowed the Van Mission.