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LLANGADOCK.

LLANELLY.

ST. CLEARS.

PENBOYR.

LLANRHYSTYD.

NARBERTH.1

LAMPETER.

ABERAYRON.

TREGARON.

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TREGARON. CHURCH FESTIVAL.—The third annual festival in connection with Ultra-Aeron Union, was held at St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, on Wednesday, 18th inst., and proved a decided success. The district from which choirs attended includes, Tre- garon, Llanddewi-Breti, Llangeitho, Nantcwnlle, Trefilan, Blaenpennal, Llanbadarn Odwyn, and Gartheli. The pretty little Church, though it can accomodate a little over 300, was too small, even for the singers to be comfortably seated, and there- fore admission to the Church was by ticket only. From one end of the Church to the other was a dense array of the sons of song,-fit sons and daughters of "Gymru gwlad y Gân." The day's proceedings commenced at the National school- room where a short rehearsal was held, and from thence the choirs marched in procession to the church singing the processional hyniii Chwifia'r ddisglaer faner," and accompanied by the strains of the Tregaron brass band. The following clergy surpliced followed,—the Revs. T. Phillips, Tre- garon Evan Williams, Nantcwnlle D. Worthington, Llangeitho D. Griffiths, Trefilan; J. T. Hughes, Llanfihangel-ar-arth T. Davies, Blaenpennal D. Jones, Llanddewi-Aberarth J. R. Jones, Lampeter J. Lewis, Llanilar and T. Davies, Gartheli. The service commenced at 11.30., when the Church was already uncomfort- ably packed. The service which was fully choral was intoned by the Rev. J. R. Jones, curate of Lampeter. The Venite' was sung in A to music set by Stanley. The special psalms were the 65, 92, 150, and sung to music set by (Garnett), Hey and Humphreys respectively. The lessons were read by the Rev. D. Griffiths and E. Williams. The Te Beum was sung to music set by (Sir John Goss), Benedidus (Caley from Beethoven), and Jubilate (Gilbert) were also well rendered. The anthem was Teilwng yw'r Oen," a pretty composition by our talented countryman Dr. Parry. The opening solo was taken by Mr D. J. Evans, Llanddewi-Brefi. The hymns Goleu nerthol yw dy Eiriau sung to tune Hyfrydol" and Aleluiah yr anwylaf," sung to the pretty melody, Y delyn aur was sung in a manner characteristic only of a Welsh congregation. The sermon was preached by the Rev D. Jones, Llanddewi-Aberarth, and it is need- less to say that he was listened to with rapt at- tention. The Rev. gentleman wished to enforce upon his hearers what the true ideal of public worship should be,—not to follow a popular preacher in order to satisfy his own fancies, but devoutly & with simplicity worship the Lord in his temple of holiness he afternoon meeting commenced at 2-M., when the Litany was in- toned, and the pulpit occupied by the same gentlemen as at the morning service. Another meeting was held at 6. p.m., but owing to the long distance some had to travel, and the incle- mency of the weather most of the strangers left I before the commencement, but notwithstanding this we had a very good meeting. The vicar of the parish the Rev. T. Phillips intoned the service, the Rev. J. Lewis, Llanilar read the lessons, and the Rev. J. T. Hughes, Llanfihangel- ar-arth occupied the pulpit. The sermon was in- deed a rare treat, and it would amply repay anyone walking a long distance to hear it. The anthem was again sung at this service, also the processional hymn, and hymns to the tunes of "Dorchester" and "Moriah." This gathering undoubtedly was the largest held in con- nection with the Choral Union of the Deanery, both in point of numbers and the quality of the singing. Great praise is due to Mr John Davies, Llangeitho, for having trained the choirs to such a state of efficiency, There yet remains a great deal of work to do before reaching perfection, but we should advise the choir leaders not to despond, —their labours must be crowned with success. We nearly forgot to mention the accompanist during the day was Mr Evans, Llangeithio, who efficiently discharged his generous duties, though everything passed off well, we missed the presence of our repected Rural Dean the Rev. L. T. Rowlands, Llanddewi Brefi, who through illness was unable to attend. We wish Mr Rowlands a speedy recovery.

NEWCASTLE EMLYN.

ABERYSTWYTH.

THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE.

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THE NEW WELSH BISHOPS.