"In 1881, Canon Archer G. Hunter began his long period as Vicar of Christ Church, and he and his wife worked with unflagging energy to care for the people in the parish. They both visited regularly, especially when people were ill, they organised various forms of poor relief, they arranged outings for the children, they entertained in their enormous Victorian vicarage [as shown below – but replaced by the present more modest building in 1938] and, above all, they gave the greatest care to the maintenance of the year's services. The organist, George Good, appointed in 1876, was another of the same quality, and the partnership of these three made Christ Church a powerful influence. The children were rounded up for Sunday School too, and most of them grew up to attach great significance to regular church-going. … Canon Hunter's long service as Vicar (1881 to 1911) made a lasting impact. He and his wife are still vividly remembered, with affection and admiration."