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WELSH BAPTIST UNION. Committee meetings in connection with the Welsh Baptist Union were held in the Baptist Chapels at Aberystwyth on Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday. Among those present were the Revs Dr Gomer Lewis, Swansea, chairman; 1. Thomas, Caersalem Newydd. ex-chairman Rev Dr Morris and Rev T Williams, B.A.; Dr Owen Davies, Carnarvon C Davies, Cardiff; W Morris, Treorky, secretary; T S Jones, Cardiff; W B Jones, Pcnycae; E U Thomas, Carmarthen Prof Silas Morris, M.A., Bangor College J Griffiths, Llanfairfechain A J Parry, Cefnmawr; Iorwerth Jones, Maesteg 0 M Pritchard, Newcastle Emlyn; T Frimstone, Llan- gefni; R Roberts, Morriston B Evans, Godlys, Aberdare; J Davies, Birkenhead; T T Evans, Blaenau Gwent; D Hussey, Bridgend E K Jones, Brym bo; T John, Rliydargaeaii; W G Owen, Corris; J Humphreys, Llanwrtyd; J R Evans, Llwynhendy W A Jones, Mertliyr Alderman Edwards, Carmar- then; Mr Abraham, Forth; MrYaughan,Staylittle.— Speaking at a meeting of the executive committee of the Union, at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Dr Gomer Lewis, Swansea, the president, referred to the great loss sustained by the Church in the death of the late Rev John Evans Eglwysbach," who was taken away very suddenly at Liverpool. He was one of the leading preachers in the Princi- pality. A vote of condolence was passed with the family, which was sent by telegram to the family on Wednesday, in the name of Dr. Gomer Lewis. A meeting of the Welsh Colleges Com- mittee was held at the English Baptist Church on Tuesday evening, Dr Gomer Lewis presiding. The meeting was held in private, but a report was furnished at the close. It was decided to remit a circular to all the churches included in the Welsh and English associations, with the view of ascertaining their opinion on these ques- tions-in the first place, whether they are favour- able to the retention of the present three colleges secondly, whether they are in favour of the suggestion for two colleges, and thirdly, whether they are in favour of one college alone for the Prin- cipality. The committee also agreed that the majority of the churches should decide upon the basis on a vote being allotted for every hundred members of the various churches. It was arranged that the church circulars should be sent out in the names of Dr Gomer Lewis, the Rev W. Morris (Treorky), secretary of the Cardiff College Mr D. F. Ellis, secretary of the Aberystwyth College; and the Rev J. Griffiths (Llanfairfechan), secretary of the Bangor College. These gentlemen, with the assistance of three others, viz., the Rev D. Davies, Llandudno; the Rev J. W. Humphreys, Llanwrtyd; and the Rev D. B. Jones, Caerleon, were also appointed to form a committee of scrutineers of the church vote. It was further arranged that the next conference of the Union be held at Llanwrtyd during the last week of January, 1898, when the replies of the church will be taken into con- sideration and further action decided upon.— The Rev Wm. Morris, vice-president, of Treorkey, presided over the Forward Movement Committee, held on Tuesday evening.—Reports were received from the following churches under the auspices of the Society :— Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesborough, Lampeter, Corris, Senghenydd, Llanbradach, Aber, St Bride's Conwynstone, &c.-The committee were highly gratified to find that nearly Y,200 had been promised in the immediate neighbourhood towards the new chapel at Lampeter, and expect that in response to the appeal sent out to the churches in Wales that the remainder will soon be forthcoming. It was also reported that a new chapel was about to be built at Corris. They were very glad to know that the new movement has been begun by the building of a new chapel at Llangammarch Wells, a most eligible site for the same having been given by Mr. S. M. Bleighe, of Cilmer Park. The Rev. J. W. Humphreys, pastor of Llanwrtyd Church, has already secured R35 towards the same. In addition to the Rev. A. J. Parry, who represents, the Society in canvassing the different churches in Wales, the Committee have decided to invite the Rev. John Williams, Cardigan, to undertake the eanvass of the churches in Pembrokeshire. The Treasurer read a financial statement which was considered highly satisfactory. ♦


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