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Religious Intelligence. .


Religious Intelligence. THB MONMOUTHSHIRE WELSH INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION.— This association held its annual meeting at Rumney, on the 7th and 8th instant, when forty ministers were piesent. Thirty-nine powerful sermons were delivered in the open air and in the dif- ferent chapels in the neighbourhood. The following were among the resolutions that were unanimously adopted by the conference That the conference of this association strongly recommends the voluntary Normal College for Wales about to be removed to Swansea, and promise to support it to the best of thoir ability they also beg to express their hope that every denomination of Dissenters will be anxious to support an institution so consistent with their professed principles, and will resist every attempt to connect the education of the people with the civil Government. That this conference is anxious to express its disapprobation of the one-sided, prejudiced, and false Reports of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the State of Education in Wales and is of opin- ion that the origin, the conduct, and the design of such inquiry is utterly inconsistent with our principles as Dissenters. That this conference greatly rejoices in the success of the PRINCIPALITY, and the powerful and efficient manner in which it is conducted and deem it an organ that merits the warmest support of every patriotic Welshman, especially all the Dissenters of Wales. CWl OGWR.—On Wednesday and Thursday, the 21st and 22nd ult., services were held in connexion with the opening of a new chapel erected by. the Independent denomination at this place The different services were introduced by the Itevs. D. Evans Neath; J.Thomas, Cefhcribwr ;jWm. Morgan, Troed- v-rhiw- and Mr. Hopkins of Cymar Glyncorwg. Very interest- ing and edifying discourses were delivered by the llevs W. Morgan Troedyrhiw Evan Griffiths, Swansea J. llees, Car- mel °\V Watkins, Llwyni; J. Thomas, Cefncribwr; D. Evans, Neath T. Lloyd, Llwyni; O. Owens, Urynmenyn; and John Evans Maendy. We understand that this chapel is erected in a beautiful and picturesque neighbourhood where there was no place of worship, and that the inhabitants, who are unmixed descendants of the old Cymry, have been extremely kind and liberal during the time it was in building as well as on the opening day. May their kindness be rewarded with the bless- ings of heaven above and earth beneath ABBR.-On the 12th and 13th inst., the quarterly meeting of the Independent denomination in Breconshire, was held at this place. Seventeen ministers were present. The first day the ministers and deacons met at three in the afternoon to transact the county business. Services were introduced by the following ministers the Ilev. G. Griffiths, Newport (late of Brecon) E. Prichard, Skethrog; M. Morgans, Bethania j S. Phillips, Langynydr; L. Evans, Langynyclr (Baptist), and W. Morgan. The Rev. D. Jones, the minister of the place, gave out the hYll1115 at each service; the singing was orderly and melodious. The following gentlemen preached at the different services: the Revs. Thos. R. Davies, Cerigcadarn; J. Ste- phens, Brvchgoed; G. Griffiths, Newport; J. Price, Rhymney; T. Jones,"Llangatwg T. Havard, Tredustan W. Rees,Liver- pool W. Williams, Tredegar; M. Ellis, Mynyddislwyn M, Morgans, Ebenezer; and L. Powell, Cardiff. We have reason to say that it was good for us to be here." The Church at Aber present their respected pastor, the ltcy, Daniel Jones, with the PRINCIPALITY as a token of their esteem for him in his old days.. RADNORSHIRE. — The congregational church at Rhayader, Radnorshire, has given an unanimous invitation to the Rev. D. Davies of Llangefni, Anglesey, to become its pastor, which, we understand, has been accepted. THE annual meeting at Middle Hill, Pembrokeshire, was held on Wednesday week. The morning service was introduced by the Rev. J. Williams, Haverfordwest; and the Rev. J.R. Joaes, Kilsby, and the Rev. J. Griffiths, Saint David's, preached, from Lnke xv. 18, 1, and Heb. iii. 12. In the afternoon, the Rev. T. Davies, Solva, and the Rev. Mr. Fisher, Pembroke, preached, from John xvii. 17, and Psalm ciii. 17. And in the evening, the Rev. Mr. Jones, liilsby, introduced; and the Rev. Ii. Mathias, Wolfsdal'e, and the Rev. W. Davies, Pencaer, preached from 2 Cor. v. 11, and Numbers x. 29. The meetings were well at- tended, better, we think, than on any former year. These annual meetings, we sincerely hope, will greatly tend to encourage the n\inister of the place, and be productive of much good. \HmwAEN,BA,l'TIST ASSOCIATION.—On the 21st and 22nd inslant, the annual association of the Baptists was held at this place. On tlie 21st, the ministers and messengers met in confer- ence;' Mr. B. Evans, the respected minister,'wishing to devote his ti\ne to the general> management of the affairs, proposed that Mr. John Jones, of Zion, Merthyr, should preside over the con- ferences. Mr. John Evans, Cowbridge, acted as secretary. Hav- ing elected a business committee of seven, the letters from the different churches were read, from which we were glad to find that the churches generally enjoyed internal peace ar.d tranquil., lity. After devoting much time to the internal affairs of the de- nomination, several resolutions of a more general character were agreed to, among which was one recommending the principles of the "Anti-State Church Association" to the serious consideration of the churches. Another resolution was agreed to condemnatory of the Report of Mr. Lingen, as being inaccurate, unfair, and sec- tarian. It was stated by the mover of this resolution (Rev. T. Price) that the commissioner had left out of his Report 27 Sab- bath-schools belonging to this association. A fine specimen of the boasted accuracy of the Blue Books, is it not? During the pub- lic meetings, sermons were preached by the following ministers Daniel Jones, Caerphilly; James Richards, Newbridge H. W. Hughes, Maesteg;' J. Evans, Cowbridge W. Roberts, lredegav; D. Rees, Cardigan B. Price (Cyraro Bach) D. Davies, Swan- sea D. Jones, and W. Jones, Cardiff; J. Roberts, Llangevni E. Williams, Cwmbychan; S. Edwards, Rhymney; and W. Evans, of Cwmtwrch. The weather was very desirable, the congregations large, and the preaching exceedingly good. In conclusion we de- sire, on behalf of the minister and the Baptist church at Hirwaen, to return our most sincere thanks to the kind friends of all deno- minations, for their unequalled liberality, kindness, and hospi- tality to the numerous ministers and friends who came from a dis- tance. The association next year will be held at Zoar, Rhymney. DowLAis.-4-The anniversary of the English We«leyans was held here on'Sunday. Eloquent and impressive discourses were delivered by the Revs. C. W. Vibert and J. Spencer, to large and attentive congregations. The collections towards liquidating the. chapel debt were very liberal, and it is hoped much good will en- sue. The tea-party for the same object was held on Monday, when we observed many friends of different denominations pre- sent. As usual on such occasions, the tea and cake were ex. tremely good, and the attention paid to strangers beyond all praise. Able addresses were given at the close by the Revs Vibert, and J. Spencer; and Messrs. Gwyther, Harding Greener, and Maddy. It was intented to clear off' the whole debt, and we have no doubt but that that noble purpose was accom p lished.