Whereas by a declaration of trust dated 1 October 1900 (a true copy of which, under reference number A8/286, is deposited in the Supreme Court at Wellington with the records of the incorporation of the Saint Mary's Guild under the Religious, Charitable, and Educational Trusts Act 1908), certain persons, namely, Frederic Wallis, Bishop of the Wellington Diocese of the Church of the Province of New Zealand, commonly called the Church of England, John Duncan of Wellington, Merchant, and Cyril William Tanner of Wellington, Barrister and Solicitor, declared that they held upon trust the Trust lands and funds therein mentioned to permit the same to be used for the general purposes of the Saint Mary's Guild as defined and constituted in the Schedule to the said declaration of trust as follows, namely:
“The general objects and purposes of :
‘The St Mary's Guild’ shall be the Rescue and Preventive work of the Church of the Province of New Zealand commonly called the Church of England”
And whereas the Saint Mary's Guild as part of its charitable work has provided and is providing for the supply of the physical wants of the sick, aged, destitute, poor, and helpless persons, and a home for such persons:
And whereas doubts have arisen as to the interpretation and scope of the words in the said Schedule to the said declaration of trust setting forth the objects and purposes of the said Trust:
And whereas it is desirable to declare that such Trust includes and has always included the said charitable work now being carried on as part of its charitable work by the said Guild.