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RE. OPENING OF LLA NDISSILIO GOGO CHURCH, CARDIGANSHIRE. The re-opening services at Llandissilio-gogo Church, after thorough restoration, took place on Tuesday and Wednesday last, the 10th and 11th instant, manuscript. Nothing remains of the old structure except the walls, which, happily, were in a sound state of preservation. The north wall has been pierced for two windows, which has materially improved the ventilation and appear- ance of the Church, and given additional and much needed light. The architect has kept to the original character of the building, as far as possi- ble, both in the pitch of the roof and other minor but significant details. Instead of the old flat, low ceiling, there is an open roof boarded with pitch piue. The seats are of the sa:ne material, and are very comfortable. This parish Chureh was dedicated to Tysilio," an eminent saint and writer of the seventh century. He was second son of Brochwel Ysgythrog, who, according to the author of Historia Diva3 Mona- cell&>, had his palace where the old Church of St. Chad's, in Shrewsbury, once stood. "Cynddelw," the poet laureate of the 12th century, composed a poem, which is published in the Archaiology, in honour of Tysilio," his favourite saint. Tysi- lio," though a son of the Prince of Powyslacd, in its greatest extent, preferred a mitre and niche among the Cambrian saints to the fascinations of a diadem. He is the founder and patron saint of several other Churches in Wales and Herefordshire. This saint was for some time Bishop of St. Asaph, and is supposed to have been the immediate successor of St. Asaph, to whom he was cousin in the first degree. Though the weather was showery, the services throughout were a complete success. The Church on Wednesday was crowded to excess at each service, crowls being unable to enter. Great preparations were made by the parishioners for the occasion, and their hospitality was unbounded. On Tuesday evening the service was read by the vicar, the Rev. D. Richards and the Rev. J. Stephen Davys, Swansea, and the Rev. H. Griffiths, Cwmamman, preached. On Wednesday morning the preachers were the Rev. J. W. Roberts, Felinfoel; and the Rev. W. Williams, Dolgelly; in the afternoon, the Rev. T. Jones, St. Dogmells and the Rev. J. Stephen Davys, and in the evening, the Rev. W. Williams, Dolgelly; and the Rev. D. Griffiths, Cwmamman. The sermons were most attentively listened to by crowded congregations. The singing being congregational was excellent, Mrs Richards, the vicarage, very ably presiding at the harmonium. Collections were made after each service for the building fund. Great credit is due to the vicar, who acted as chairman and secretary of the Restoration Committee, for his indefatigable exertion in bringing about the restoration so successfully. The architect waa Mr David Davies, Penrhiwllan, Llandyssul; and the contractors were Messrs D. and J. Jones, Penboyr. Newcastle Emlyn. The following are some of the presentations made to the Church :âAn American organ, by Mrs D. Richards, the vicarage; altar cloth and one altar chair, by Mrs Jones, Pcnrallt; and Miss Jones. Castle Green; the lectern, by Mr D. Davies, architect; one set of service books, by the S.P.C.K. The whole work cost about Y,150, and is all paid for within about = £ 15. The principal subscribers were: âThe Lord Bishop of St. David's, £ 20; the vicar of the parish, £ 20; Rev. Owen Evans, the College, Llandovery, 130; Miss Jones; Castle Green, £ 30; Rev. E. Jones, Golden Grove, £ 10; Mrs Evans, Bron Hendre, Hastings, tlO Miss Jones, New Quay (Idrisyn's daughter), -210; Mrs Jones, Penrallt X30. In the chancel a very neat marble monument isput up on the wall, with the inscription, "Sacred to the memory of the Rev. John Jones (Idrisyn), who was for 29 years vicar of Llandysillio-gogo." The following englyn, by "Berw," is inscribed on it :â. Er edwi, bydd yr awdwrâIdrisyn Drwy oesau'n ddysgawdwr, Y bedd, lie gorwedd y gwr, Ni 'roes ben ar y 'sponiwr. The following clergy were also present :-ltevs. W. O. Edwards, R.D., Aberayvon; W. Powell, R.D., Newcastle-Emlyn; Morgan Evans, Llanddewi-ar- arth D. Griffiths, New Quay Alban Alban, Bridell; T. Jones, Penbryn; E. Jones, Golden Grove; T. Jones, Cilcennin J. Griffiths, Llangranog E. Evans, Moylgrove D. Griffith Phillips, Llanfibangel-penbedw; James Joues, Clydey; I. Morgan, Llangoedmore; J, Williams, Llanarth T. Jones, St. Dogmells; D. If. Davies, Cenarth; N. Jenkins, New Quay; and D. Richards, vicar of the parish.