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Nhguard Hill. I

Vestry Meeting at Fishguard.



Pembrokeshire Education Committee.



Family Notices





DEACONS MUST BE TEETOTALERS. PEMBROKESHIRE NOT Qcrn: RIPE. The quarterly meeting of the South Wales Calvinistic Methodist Association was held at Goginan, near Aberystwyth, on Tuesday. The question whether Church officers should be total abstainers was the chief item 011 the agenda. The various monthly meetings had been asked to express an opinion on the question, and those of Brecon,North Cardigan, South Cardigan, East Glamorgan, Car- marthenshire, Monmouthshire and West Glamorgan favoured total abstinance as a condition of appointment; while Pembroke- shire was of opinion that the time was not ripe for legislation. The Secretary said that only three out of all the monthly meetings Jiad not expressed an opinion on the question. The Chairman said they had reason to be thankful as an association that the monthly meetings were so united on this important question. He suggested that after the clear and unmistakable opinion expressed the association should accept the principle em- bodied in the resolutions of the monthly meetings. The Rev. Robert Salmon, (Llansadwrn) said a desire had been expressed by the general assembly that there should be uniform- ity in this matter, on the lines laid down by the North Wales Association at its meeting held at Festiniog in 1905. He proposed that the question be defeated until there was a greater measure of unanimity with regard to b it. Mr. W. E. Jones (Ystradgynlais) said the leaders of the denomination were placing obstacles in the path of this movement. He maintained that the Churches generally were ripe for it. The question had been adjourned too long, and it was full time they came to some decision upon it. Mr. W. Thomas (New Quay) moved that the association accept the principle that no one be elected a deacon who was not a total abstainer. Mr. Morgan Morgan (Merthyr) seconded, and the motion was carried without a dis- entient.