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HOPE. SCHOOL FEAST AT MEADOWS LEA.—Through the kindness of Mr. Meadows Frost, High Sheriff of Flintshire, and Mrs. Meadows Frost, the children and teachers attending the Church Sunday Schools at Hope and Cymmau were entertained last week at Meadows Lea. After a short service at the Parish Church, all sat out for the scene of the day's festivities. A substantial tea was supplied in a spacious tent in the grounds, before and after which a variety of games, such as cricket, football, &c., were indulged in with no small zest. The arrange- ments thoughout were excallent, showing what kindly thoughts had been bestowed by all the mem- bers of the family of Meadows Lea on the day's proceedings. When the children were on the point of starting for their homes, much delighted with their entertainnent, the rector gave the signal for cheers, which were readily responded to and taken up with great vigour again and again. EE-OPENING OF CYMMAU CHURCH.—This inte- resting event took place last week under very favourable circumstances, the weather being ex- ceptionally bright and genial. The little hamlet of Cymmau is pleasantly situated on a declivity at the south eastern extremity of Hope Mountain. The present Iron Church was erected in the year 1870 and was originally intended to serve also as a Day School, and consequently was not provided with the necessary accessories of divine worship. However, through the praiseworthy exertions of the present curate of Hope, the Rev. R. Roberts, the church has been comfortably seated throughout and a neat vestry, prayer desk, and lectern have been added. The parish is indebted for the two latter to Capt. F. A. Frost, who takes a leading part in promoting every good work in the neighbourhood. The eloth for the Holy Table was kindly presented by Mrs. Wilson Jones, of Hartshead, who, although not a parishioner, is ever ready to help a poar, struggling, and adjoining pariah. The humbler sosidents in i the district of Cymmau have also contributed liberally either by personal service or by subscrio* tions to bring about the happy result which was witnessed last week. The English service com- menced at 3 p.m. The prayers were said fly by the Rev. R Roberts, and partly by the The first lesson was read by the Rev. Win. Jo- vicar of Brymbo, and a very appropriate and imnre'sive sermon was preached on St. Luke, ii c 46 v, by the Rev. Thomas E. Scott, rector of St. P.ml's, Oldster, a descendant of the well-known commentator of that name. The Welsh service was at 7 D.tl1., when a crowded congregation assembled in "the little edifice. An excellent sermon was preached (on St. Luke, iv., 18 v. part) bv the Rev. E. T. Davies, vicar of St. David's (Welsh") Church, L'verpool. The collections in aid of 1h, restoration fund amounted to £1, 2s. 91., leaving a deficit of £13. Among'others we observed at the re-opening services were Capt. F. A Frost. Mrs. Meadows'Frost, Miss Frost, and Miss Amy Frost, Meadows Lea; Mrs. Peohey, Rhanberfield Mi34 Vines and the Misses Beavan, Hartshead; Mr. Gibbon, Biyn Castle; Rev. T. E. Hughes, Pontblyddyn; Rev. C. F. Gun ton, St. John Evang, Cbeetham Rev. J. Jones, Bwlchgwyn; and Rev. Mr. Jones, curate of Brymbo.^ The hearty singing and responding of the choir and congregation, and the creditable manner in which the harmonium was played, are deserving of special commendation.