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MONTGOMERYSHIRE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES. The monthly meeting of the Congregational Churches was held on Wednesday and Thursday at Bsvlchyffridd, when among those present were the RQyg josiah Jones, Machynlleth, D. Stanley Davies, Llanbrynmair, G. B. Thomas, Aberhosan, T. L. Martin, Llanidloes, D. Morgan, Penarth, Idrisyn .Tones, Welshpool, Jenkin Jones, Newtown, E. W. Williams. Derwenlas, R. J. Williams, LIansaintffraid. L. M. Davies, Sarney, J. C. Jones, Llanfyllin, and \Te«sra S. Morgan, Bennett, Morgan, Wernddu, Dd. Owen, &c. At two o'clock on Wednesday, a conference was held, presided over by the Rev Josiah Jones. It was decided that the next meeting should be held at Oswestry if convenient for the Church there. The Rev Idrisyn Jones, Welshpool, and the Rev J. Williams, Llansaintffraid, were heartily received as members of the Union, and their colleagues wished them every success. The Revs Josiah Jones and D. Stanley Davies, were appointed to represent the Union at the annual meetings of the Montgomery- shire Temperance Association, which are to be held at Caersws. The following resolution was passed:- At this conference of the Congregational Union of Montgomeryshire, whilst expressing pleasure at thq progress which the question of Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Established Church in Wales has made during the last few years, desire to urge upon the Government the desirability of introducing the Diseatablishment and Disendowment Bill, and to do all in its power to carry it to a successful issue during the coming session." A copy of this resolu- tion was ordered to be sent to the Prime Minister, and the members for the county and boroughs. A reso- lution was passed that, While rejoicing at the pro- gress made on the great question of education in its various aspects, desires to express in the strongest terms that no educational scheme whatever will be satisfactory to the Nonconformists of the county, which provides a Government grant to denomina. tional schools, and that all schools receiving public grants should be under the direct control of the representatives of the people." A copy of this reso- lution was sent to Mr Acland, Education Minister, and the members for the county and borough. It was decided to endeavour to wake the next meeting to a great extent a missionary meeting in connection with the centenary of the London Missionary Society. The secretary was ordered to correspond with the directors of the London Missionary Society as to the desirability of obtaining the services of Rev W. Owen to visit the churches of the county, on behalf of the Society. The Rev Idrisyn Jones agreed to read a paper at the next meeting on the "Neglect of Sunday Morning Worship." Onj account of the additional applications made from the) Society for supporting weak churches in the county, the Society wish more sincerely to call the attention of the churches to the necessity of making every effort to increase the sum of their contribution, and send them promptly to the treasurer, as the financial year of the Society must be considered to be ended at the time of the Gymanfa. The ministers and. delegates present passed a resolution conveying to their esteemed friend and brother the pastor of Bwlchyffridd Church, their profound sympathy in his serious illness, and they earnestly prayed that the Master would Boon raise him up to resume his labours in the vineyard. On Thursday morning a social meeting was held, when the Rev Josiah Jones presided, and the devotional part was conducted by the Rev E. J. Williams, Llansaintffraid. After a few appropriate remarks from the Chairman as to the nature of the meeting, and also regretting the absence of the pastor of the Church on account of his illness, two papers were read-the first by the Rev L. M. Davies, Sarney, on the Duty of Church members to be faithful to the means of grace." The second paper by the Rev Stanley Davies on Certainty as to religious matters." A very interesting discussion took place on both papers, and hearty votes of thanks were accorded to the Revs L. M. Davies and Stanley Davies. On Wednesday night, at Bwlchyffridd, the Revs Idrisyn Jones and Josiah Jones preached, and at Bethel the Revs R. J. Williams and L. M. Davies preached. In the afternoon and evening on Thurs- day, the Revs T. L. Martin, Stanley Davies, Penrith Thomas, and Jenkin Jones preached.