The following is an excerpt from an interview with Mr. Jim Langor.
"The minister of course would often be one of the most highly educated
people in the community and he would be called upon for all kinds of tasks
and things to do. If somebody wanted to write a letter, for example, to
somebody in the government or somebody in an official way, the minister
would be asked to do it."
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Mr. Edgar Mudge.
"If a member of the clergy came to the community, then of course
there was tremendous respect. I remember one time, I was then probably in
my late teens. I was probably about twenty. I was visiting a little tiny
community on the Northern Peninsula and the bishop was about to arrive to
do a confirmation. This was an Anglican bishop to do a confirmation. There
was a great to-do about this. I took part in preparing an arch--a big arch--because
he had to come in by boat. There were no roads there. On the wharf that
he was going to walk in to we made a big arch made of green boughs with
a big sign, "Welcome Our Bishop" on it. The women of the community
had a lot of home-hooked mats--those large mats that you would hook. You
see the Grenfell Mission selling them for lots of money. From where the
bishop walked in, mats would be placed down all the way from there to the
church so that the bishop could walk . . . like, remember the story of our
Lord coming into the city and they cut down the palm branches and so on
. . . he walked to the church on mats so that he couldn't have to walk on
those gravel roads."