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CONGREGATIONALISM IN AMERICA. ADDRESS BY ALDERMAN J. C. MEGGITT. Alderman J. C. Meggitt, J.P., who has lately returned from a vieit to America, gave a short address at a social gathering of Barry Congre- gationalists in the Wesleyan Schoolroom Barry, on Friday evening last,»on Congregationalism in America." Mr Meggitt who represented the Barry Congregational Church at the Boston Conference, said that about 60 delegates from England attended the conference, one of whom was Rev Gwilym Jones, of Penarth. One of the subjects dealt with at the conference was the Sunday newspapers, which Mr Moody, the American divine, had said was a terrible curse in the United States, and he (Mr Moody) spoke of the great victory which had been gained in England in the suppression of the seventh day newspaper. One of the peculiarities of American Church life, Mr Meggitt contended, was the poorness of the attendance at evening service, compared with that of the morning. This was in direct contrast with England, and many of the churches in Connecticut and the New England States closed their churches in the evening for that reason. Another noticeable feature of American educational and spiritual life was the freedom of thought and action. There being no State Church and no spiritual tyrannyâno spiritual despotic ruleâthis free- dom extended throughout all classes of life, an,1 in American schools Protestant, Komau Catholic, and Jew sat side by side. The first National Council of the Congregational Union was held in London iu 1891, when it was presided over by Dr Dale. The Council just concluded in Bosten had 200 representatives from America, 60 from England, 15 from Australia, 2 from Japan, 4 from Africa, 5 from Asia, and 2 from Mexico, amounting in all to over 400 delegates, many accompanied by their wives. Speaking of the richness of American Churches, Mr Meggitt condemned the pew-rent system, and also the artificiality of the services, many of the Churches employing professional Ringers to lead the congregation, and dispensing with the voluntary choir. One thing impressed him very much. He was afraid that the worship of G >d in America was more of the head than the heart. The poorer classes in America bad not that place in the Chuich which, as Christians, it was the duty of their richer brethren to extend to them and this, he felt sure, was one result of the pew system. Mr Meggitt concluded by saying that his visit had been one ofwonderfulmterest to him, the greatness of their caase bad impressed him very much, and the stimulus he had received would, be hoped, enable him to do his share in the work that was before them all. It is Alderman Meggitt's intention to speak of American Sunday schools at an early date, a subject which ought to be of great interest to Sunday School teachers. -=-========:.

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