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OPENING OF A DEACONESS INSTITUTION…

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OPENING OF A DEACONESS INSTITUTION AT PENARTH. CEREMONY BY THE. BISHOP. On Tuesday afternoon last the Lord Bishop of LlandaffTiormally opened the Llandaff Diocesan. Deaconesses Institution at Penarth, and licensed the private chapel attached thereto for divine services. The Institution is housed in the premises formerly known as the Home of Mercy." situate at Morristown, and the owner, Lord Windsor, upon the Home being discontinued, very generously gave the use of the same to the Bishop for the present purpose. The premises are most suitable, and there is attachedl a splendidly fitted laundry which will augment the income of the place. The deacones3es at present are six in number, and there are several girls now in the institute. Provision has been made for accommodating twenty-eight inmates, of whom the deaconesses will take charge, and sanguine expectations are indulged in thau the establishment of the institute will prove of great va)ue in the diocese, as has been the case in other dioceses where similar institutions are in existence. The president is the Bishop of the Diocese; trustees, Mr O. H. Jones (Fonmon Castle) and Mr Jonas Watson; hon. secretary, Rev C. E. Griffiths a'ld hon. treasurer, Major- General Lee. For the present, the Rev W. Sweet- Escott has consented to provide for the services, fcc. The ceremony at the institute *ras preceded by a celebration of Holy Communion, and a short, service at All Saint's Church. The chapel was well filled at the opening service, there being imongt those present—Major-General Lee and Miss Lee, Mr O. H. Jones, Mr and Mrs Jonas Watson, Mrs S. A. Brain, Miss Edwards (St. Andrew's), Rev and Mrs Russell (Michaelstone). Rev E. S. Roberts, Rev Mr Rosedale (Canton), Rev ind Mrs S. Heathcoat, Rev and Mrs David (St. Fagan's), Rev F. P. Hill (St. Paul's, Grangetown). Rev Mr Davies (Gapalfa), Mrs Harding, Miss Williams, &c. A brief evening service was read by the Rector of Penarth (Rev W. Sweet-Escott), the Bishop reading the dispensation for the folding of divine service in the chapel, and it the conclusion of the service pronounced bhe Benediction. Tea was afterwards partaken )f by the guests, and at an after meeting a paper was read upon H The Duties and Studies of Deaconesses." Several ladies and gentlemen who were unable to attend sent cheques md gifts, Mrs Captain Roberts, of Belmont, New- port, sending a set of altar linen, and Archdeacon Drawley, ornaments for the Chapel. Donations ind subscriptions towards this deserving institute may be paid to the hon. treasurer, Major-General Lee, The Mount, Dinas Powis.

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