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VISIT OF TWO BISHOPS.

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THE VESTRY MEETING, THE PAROCHIAL…

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LLANFAIR FECHAN.

SALE OF WORK.

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SALE OF WORK. CHURCH LIFE AT ABERYSTWYTH. In connection with Holy Trinity Church, Aberystwyth, a sale of work was held at Buarth Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Archdeacon Williams, the vgmr, in declaring the sale open, said the object was to give an opportunity for a social gathering of all members of the congre- gation-rich and poor &like--to unite in supporting their spiritual home in which they were all equally interested. He could look back on thirty years of work in the parish and could confidently say that Holy Trinity Church would not have been built but for the strenuous efforts made on its behalf. The cost altogether amounted to something like £ 17,500, which was a large sum for a small town. If it were not for the depression caused by the w<ar the work would have been completed '.three or four years ago. There still remained a debt of P,230, including £166. on the vioarage ftind* and L64 on the churchwarden's account. Was it too much to ask the congregation to make every effort to free the church 'altogether from debt by next Easter when the Disestablishment Act would come into operation? The Church in Wales would then have to work in altered conditions and new responsibili- ties would have to be borne by the laity. The Church had emerged out of the great troubles of disestablishment and disendowment with favourable pro- spects. He was not at all downhearted, having always acted on the principle of trusting the people. He believed that the people would always look after their religious interests. What had been done in the" past he was sure could again be accomplished in the future. He hoped, m that the congregation would continue ta work zealously and earnestly year after year to carry on God's work in the r parish. There was work for them to do at home and. also abroad—a work which would be rewarded with blessing. A special feature of the sale of work < was a miscellaneous stall to which con- tributions were made by the children of > the Church and Band of Hope.

SWANSEA AND DISTRICT.