Margaret Watt Trust

The Minister and Members of St Paul’s-St Mark’s Session, together with the Mayor of Whanganui and a Watt family representative are Trustees of the Margaret Watt Children’s Trust, which awards scholarships and makes grants to help children achieve their full potential in reaching goals which will aid them for life in today’s society. 

The Trust was endowed in 1880 by William Hogg Watt, an Eldar of St Paul’s church and Mayor of Whanganui, in memory of his daughter Margaret who was drowned in the English Channel on the ship “Avalanche” on the 11th September 1877. 

Agnes MacKay Turnball Trust

The trust is run by three members of the St Paul’s Board of Managers – Lois Mayes, Garth Stevenson and Jim Kerr – there are six two-bedroom houses provided for the elderly at low rental rates.