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SOUTH WALES WESLEYAN DISTRICT.

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SOUTH WALES WESLEYAN DISTRICT. MEETINGS AT MACHYNLLETH. The South Wales District meeting has been held during the past week at Machynlleth, the Rev D. Young (the chairman of the district) presiding. Dr Rigg and the Rev Richard Roberts were the confer- ence deputation the Revs Samuel Davies (Bangor), and Robert Jones, of Chester, represented the North Wales district and the Rev H. H. Vowles, of Pem- broke, the Swansea district. Two ministers had died during the year, the Revs John Herbert, of Tredegar, and David Evans, of Swansea. Reference was also made by the chairman to the death of the Rev Lewis Williams, who had travelled in the district for many years, but who had spent the last few years at New- port, where he died during the past year. There was one candidate for the ministry, who was examined by Dr Rigg, and unanimously recommended to the ensu- ing conference. The majority of circuits showed an increase in membership. The Swansea, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, and Llanidloes circuits showed a de- crease, caused chiefly in the three last-named cir- cuits by the stoppage of the lead mines. There was an unusually large number of represen- tatives present on the second day. The chapel re- port was one of the most satisfactory presented for many years. Two new chapels had been opened during the year, at Swansea, and Llandebie. Appli- cations were made to build new chapels at Ynysowen, Ynyshir, Clydach Vale, and Llandinam. The report of the loan fund was considered on the whole satis- factory. Loans had been advanced on condition that the whole debt be paid off to the following chapel trusts :—Machynlleth, Ebbw Vale, Ferndale, Ponty- cymer, Pembrey, and Swansea loans were also promised to Nantyglo, Llanelly, Bontgoch, and Llanidloes chapels. The district chapel committee submitted a scheme, which was unanimously adopted, to pay off the whole of the chapel debt in the district submitted a scheme, which was unanimously adopted, to pay off the whole of the chapel debt in the district during the next ten ye trs. There has been a very substantial decrease in the chapel debt during the past year. It was agreed that the Brecon Welsh be amalgam- ated with the Breeon English Circuit; that a new circuit be formed with Llanelly as the head. Fern- dale asked for an additional minister. Aberdare takes a second married instead of a single minister. The reports of the Pontycymer and other home mis- sion stations were highly satisfactory. The Rev D. Young was elected by the united vote of the minis- ters and laymen the district representative to the stationing committee at the approaching conference. -The Rev J. Griffiths, the financial secretary, and the Rev Henry Pritchard, with the chairman, will represent the district at the representative confer- ence. The laymen elected were :—Mr Lewis Davis, Ferndale; Mr Lewis Williams, Machynlleth, and Mr H. L. Evans, Aberystwyth. The Rev D. Young and Mr E. Rees, Machynlleth, are to attend the home mission as a committee, and the chairman and Mr Thomas Williams, Sirhowy, the education committee. -The report of the Worn-out Ministers' Fund was very satisfactory, there being a small surplus.—It was decided to hold the financial district meeting at Trefeglwys, and the next May district meeting at Cardiff. The public services, although unusually numerous, were also unusually attractive. The following ministerial changes were recom- mended to the ensuing conference :—Ferndale, D. Young, one asked; Cardiff, Henry El wyn Thomas; Mountain Ash, Peter Roberts Penygraig, Thomas Phillips Llanelly, Thomas Jones Llanidloes, Lewis Thomas; Tre'rddol, J. E. Roberts; St. David's, Jacob Pritchard. All the others as at present.— This district meeting is generally said to be one of the best ever held in the district.

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