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THE VESTRY MEETING, THE PAROCHIAL…

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SALE OF WORK.

SWANSEA AND DISTRICT.

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SWANSEA AND DISTRICT. A Great Missioner. The Rev., Timothy Rees, of the Com- munity of the Resurrection, Mirfield, has been conducting a we-ek of instruction and devotion at St. Gabriel's Church, Swansea. He had been expected to com- mence his mission on September 28, but owing to the railway strike he was not able to reach Swansea until the following I Saturday. The services were not intended to con- stitute a parochial mission in the ordin- ary sense of the word, and so crowded congregations were not expected. The need of the Church to-day is perhaps less «, « for increased numbers than for increased devotion and earnestness on the part of those who are already more or less re- gular church-goers. The Community of the Resurrection has done a great work in all parts of the > country by conducting missions with this end in view. Fr. Rees has shown at St. Gabriel's that, like other brethren of the Community, he is an expert at this work, and there can be no doubt that his visit will cause a deepening of the spiritual life of the parish. Although a member of an English Community, he is a Welsh- man himself, and was formerly one of the staff of St. Michael's Theological College, Aberdare. Epoch-Making Conference. Swansea Churchmen look forward to welcoming the St. David's Diocesan Con- ference to their town next month. This year's Conference, like those of the other Welsh doiceses, will be in some isensesi unique, for it marks a transitional stage between the Diocesan Conferences of the past, which had no legal status, and those of the future, which, under the new Con-r stitution of the Welsh Church, will have very considerable constitutional powers.. Hence the representative members of this year's Conference have been elected for one year only and not, as is usually â the case, for three years. The Confer- ence will last for two days, and will be held in the Albert Hall on November 19 and 20, and there will also be a Con- ference Service in St. Mary's Parish ¿. .Church. Naval Souvenirs. 'V' Writing*; in the October number of the Gower Church Magazine, the Rector of Penmaen reports an interesting gift to the Parish Church of St. John the Bap- c tist. Rear-Admiral Heneage, C.B., M.V.O., has very kindly presented to the church two flags which were flown on one of His Majesty's ships during the war, and the Rector hopes to have them hung in the church in time for the har- vest thanksgiving at the end of the month. They will serve as reminders to subsequent generations of worshippers at Penmaen of the unostentatious, but none the less invaluable, work of the Royal Navy during the great war.