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Religious Progress at Goodwick

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Religious Progress at Goodwick OPENING OF BERACHAH CHAPEL. Highly significant of the material progress of Goodwick is the phenomenal advance which increasing population has rendered both necessary and possible in the number and size of the various edifices devoted to the spiritual requirements of the community. But a few weeks have elapsed since the English Congregationalists opened a new place af worship, whilst the local chapel of the Baptists is on the eve of enlargement. A movement has also been on foot for some time towards the erection of a new edifice for the Church of England. The Catholics have also established themselves as a flourishing religious community. The latest evidence of progress is afforded by the Calvinistic Methodists, who on Tues- day evening formally inaugurated their new chapel. Z, For over half a century the old Berachah Chapel was the only place of worship in Goodwick, and naturally it is not without a pang that the members of the congregation will part from a building to which sentiment, long association, and traditions have so close- ly endeared them. The change had, how- ever, became imperative, and the generous contributions which have, from time to time been devoted to the building fund, have rendered possible the erection of a building which from both an ornamental and a pic- turesque point of view will be a credit to the denomination. The new chapel, which is faced with stone from the Forest of Dean, and is equipped in the most approved modern style, has been erected by Messrs Nicholas Brothers and Arthur Davies, at a cost of some [1,700. The inaugural ceremony took place on Tuesday evening, being initiated by the res- pected pastor, Rev J. D. Symmonds. Elo- quent discourses were subsequently delivered by the Rev Phillip Jones, of Llanelly (late of Tower Hill, Fishguard), and the Rev W E Prethrych, of Swansea. The services were continued yesterday (Wednesday). The Rev W. Rees, Harmony, opened the morning proceedings, and sermons were preached by the same two ministers as on the preceding evening. In the afternoon, prayer having been offer- ed by the Rev Ivor James, Atherton, Lanes., appropriate discourses were delivered by the Rev William Evans, of Pembroke Dock, and by the Rev Phillip Jones, Llanelly. Arrangements had been made to serve tea on the lawn at the rear of the Glendower, but the persistent downpour of rain rendered this impossible and the meal had to be partaken of under cover. The evening service was opened by the Rev Thomas Lamb, Morva, impressive sermons being subsequently delivered by the Revs P Jones and W. E. Prytherch. Special hymn-papers had been printed for capaoreweon pinging, under the hearty congregational character. f We understand that Captain Harries, of Goodwick Bridge, to whose open-handed generosity the congregation owes so much, has doubled his donation, thus contributing [50 towards the extinction of the debt on the new edifice.

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