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HARVEST FESTIVALS. LLAWRYGLYN.—Thanksgiving service for the harvest was held at Christ Church on Monday evening, the lith inst, the ilev E. Edwards, vicar, read the service, and the Rev J, E. Jones, vicar of Carno, preached. MARTON.-The harvest festival the Congregational Chapel, was held on Tuesday, September 12th, when the Rev Jenkin Jones, Newtown, preached in the afternoon aLd evening to large congregations. A good collection at each service. G-LEINIANI.—Thanksgiving services were held on Wednes- day, the 13th, at Gleiniant Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, and at Zoar Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The Rev D. Jones, pastor, preached at Gleiniant, and the Rev J. Pritchard preached at the Wesleyan Chapel. GLADESTRY.-The thanksgiving services were held in the Baptist Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 7th. Sermons were preached at 2.30 and 6.30 by the Rev W. B. Nichols, of King- ton. There was a large congregation in the evening. Col- lections were made. The cbapel was decorated with corn, fraits, flowers, and vegetables. DOLANOG.-Thanks-iving services were held at Moriah Wesleyan Chapel on Tuesday. At the afternoon service a very powerful sermon was delivered by the Rev E. Jones, Llanfair, to a large congregation. At Gwaengog Wesleyan Chapel and Sardis Calvinistic Methodist Chapel on the same day, when several addresses were delivered to good con- gregations at each service. TBKFEOLWYS.—Thanksgiving services were held at the Parish Church on Wednesday, the 6th inst. The Rev E. Edwards read the service, and the Rev T. H. Hughes, vicar of Llangnrig, preached in English in the morning and in Welsh at night. The church was neatly deeorated, and corn, flowers, and fruits were liberally given by the kind people of the neighbourhood. TBEOTNOST.—Thanksgiving sevices were held on Sunday last at the Wesleyan Chapel. Sermons were preached in the afternoon by the Rev D. Hunter, and in the evening by the evening by Mr C. J. Newell, Newtown. The chapel was very nicely decorated by the following ladies Mrs Hartley and Mr Ashworth, Dwyrhiew, Mrs Williams,IBrodin Honse, Mr Morgan, Chapel House, Miss Rowen, Cefnbach, Miss Davies, Vachwen, and Miss Cissie Bowen, Tregynon. Both services were very well attended. BETHANT.—Thanksgiving services were held on Thursday last. The Rev J. Jones, Newtown, preached in the afternoon and evening. The chapel was tastefully decorated with ever- greens, flowers, fruit, corn, and vegetables. It must have taken the ladies of the congregation a great deal of time and labour to produce such a pleasing sight as presented itself to the large number of persons who attended the services. The following names might be mentioned as having taken an active part in the work: Miss Atkins, the Cottage, Miss Davies, Welshpool, Miss Joseph, Manllwyd, Mrs Lewis, the Mill, Mrs and Miss Bach, Ponygelli, Mrs George Jones, the Main. Messrs Croxton and Price also rendered valuable assistance. The collections were in advance of last year. BERBIEW.—The Calvinistic Methodist Church at Efel Fach held their annual thanksgiving S irvices on Wednesday, the 13th inst. Two meetings were held, one in the afternoon, conducted by Mr William Pritchard, assisted by Mr Lewis, Brithdir, and Mr Thomas, Pandy; and one in the evening, when an excellent sermon was delivered by the Rev John Griffiths, of Groes, to a large congregation, During the evaning two solos were nicely rendered by Miss Bevan and Miss M. Davies, Rhydygroes. A large party took advantage ot the substantial tea provided in the Assembly Itoon,, generously given by Miss Hall, Llwynycrwth, and Gittins, Llandinier. The chapel was void of any display, no cejorations mantling its walls, everything been carried out with that sympathy which is considered by some to be most in harmony with the service. KVICKJOBB.—-Thanksgiving services were held in the Bap- tist Chapel, on Tuesday, September 12th. Services were preached by the Rev David Davies, of Maesynhelem, at 2-30 and 7 o'clock. There was a large coiigreiration in the even- tig. Select hymns were sung by the choir, conducted by Mr Mival. The chapel was dressed with corn, fruit, flowers, and vegetables for the occasion. At the close of the service a neat ten service was presented to Mr and Mrs Mival. The presentation was made in the name of the friends by the pastor, Rev G. Philips, in the following terms Presented to Mr and Mrs Mival as a Loken of esteem, on the occasion of their marriage, and in appieciation of services rendered. Both have b-en consistent and useful members of the church. and Mr Mival has conducted the choir for some time. Wish- itig them both every happiness, and much of the Divine blessing." Mr Mival, in a few.well-chosen words, gratefully responded. LLANIDLOE:S.-The thanksgiving services were held at the parish church on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday evening the Rev T. H. Hughes, vicar of Llaogurig, preached t sermon in Welsh to a large congregation. On Wednesday morning Holy Communion was celebrated at 8-30 and matins at eleven o'clock, when the Rev Hugh Roberts, vicar of Col- vvyn Bay, preached an approriate sermon. At 7 p.m. there was evensong, and the sermon was preached by the Ven. Archdeacon Williams, Llanystnmdwyn (formerly vicar of Llanidloes.) All the services were well attended and were fully choral, the anthem h,-ing "I will give thanks" (Barnly), and "The Lord is Jiving." The Church was pleasantly decorated, the following participating in the work -Font, Miss Marshall; west window, Mr E D Davies, and •'Ir Reese, L and P Bank; south window with texts, Misses iCinsey, draper; pulpit and window above, Miss Ikin Vaeuor Park lectern, Mrs Paull, Greenfield; choir stalls, the Misses Jerman, Severn Grove; altar rails, the Misses ikin; front of organ. Miss Bell, Glanolywedog, and Miss Pitull; sill of east window with text. Misses Kerr; the cross Mrs Kitto, Glandwr; the vases, Mrs Jones, Vicarage, two north nisle windows. Miss Davies, Plasyndre; two north aisle windows, Miss Maysmor. NEWTOWH. On Sunday last the harvest thanksgiving ser- vices were held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, when ap- propriate sermons were preached morning and evening by the Hev G. Rennison. In the afternoon Mr A. T. Spalding conducted the service, owing to the unavoidable absence of tue Rev R. Wycherley by sickness. The chapel was very prettily decorated with grain, fruit and flowers, given chiefly hy Mrs (Capt.) Pryce-Jones, Mrs Powell (Plasybryn), Mrs Purchas, Mr R. Evans, Hugh Lewis, Esq., Mr Smith, Mr Meredith, Mr Morris, Mrs Crewe, Mrs George, Mrs Cooper, Miss Hicks, and Mrs Green. The decorations were carried out with much ability by Mrs E. Jones, Mrs Wycherley, Mrs R jnnison, Miss Hicks, Miss Jones, and Miss Crewe. The singing of the choir was most excellent, under the conductor- ship of Mr W. O. T. Jones. The services will be continued this (Monday) evening with an entertainment, consisting of -o!os, recitations, etc.—Festival services were also held on Sunday at the English Congregational Church. Two ser- vices were held, at which the Pastor (the Rev Jenkin Jones) odiciated. The offerings of the season's fruits had been naatly arranged by the ladies of the congregation, chief amongst tkem being Mrs Pratt, Mrs Williams, Severn Square, Miss Nevia Jones, and Miss Woosuam, assisted by saveral young men. The services were largely musical. Mrs Megan Jones Davies was present, and sang several sacred solos in her usual sweet and devotional sty Ie. The choir sang Ru anthem and special music played suitable to the occasion. There were large congregations, and the collections made were of a satisfactory amount. The morning collection was ia aid of the Montgomeryshire Infirmary. LLA.NDYSILIO.-At the Parish Cnurch on Friday, when there was a very large congregation. The church was task fully decorated by Miss A. Pryce Miss AI. Pryce, and Miss Peake, Pentreheylin Hallj Miss Tanat, and Miss N. Pryce, Street House, and Miss De la Stoess, Domgay Cottage. The prayers and lessons were read by th6 rector, the Rev J. Mathews, and an appropriate aermon was preached by the Rev T. H.Lloyd, vicar of LlanEaintffraid. The offertory, which amounted to E3 h. was devoted to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. (XiliANFYLLiN. At the pari>h ohurch, on Friday. I'he Holy Communion was administered at 8-30a.m,, and there was a good attendance. English service was held at 3 p.m.,when Mr J. Marshall Dagdale a-ad the lessons, Rnd the Rev H. Harboard, of East Hoatley, preached to a large cong ega'ien. The cboi c whicll been welt trained by Mr Vincent Lloyd, sang the anthem, "Thou crownest the year" (Dr. Vincent.) At the evening service, which was in Welsh, the Rector, the Rev Th. Jones, read the lessons, and the Rev Dd. Jones, Llanrhaiadr. preached. The choir sang the anthem, Mawrywyr Arglwyddyn Seion (Hywel Idloes,) in the course of the service. Mr N. B. Edwards presided at the organ. Collections were made at each meeting in aid of the Diocesan Societies. The church was very prettily decorated for the occasion. The following ,a.dies undertook the task of decoratingFont Miss Lomax West end. the Misses A. and E. Joues' and Miss Lyddiatt; gallery, Mrs Marshall Dugdale, 4 ■Vfr8 Harboard, Mrs Nash; windows. Miss Ryle and Misses J. E. and Aland Jones gas standards, the iklisses A. E. Jones, aDd Miss Roberts, Glanfeigio pulpit, Mrs Felix Jon,-s lectern, Mrs Marshall Dugdale altar rai(s, Mrs Jones, The Rectory, and the Misses J. E. and Mauè. Jones altar vases, Miss Peytoo chancel windows, the gardener at Llwyn.

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