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--.-----------.-LOCAL NOTES.











THE LUNCHEON. An excellent luncheon, which had been provided by the generosity of a number of the leading Churchpeople, was afterwards held at the Town Hall. The Vicar of Newcastle, the Rev D. Davies, presided, and there was a very large company, the room proving too small for the occasion. After the toast of the Church and Queen,' had been honoured, Mr W. Llewellyn, Court Colman, who was cordially received, proposed in appropriate terms the health of the Bishop. The Bishop, responding, said theie was no one whom he so gladly heard the toast proposed as by Mr Llewellyn, who had been a very kind friend of his ever since he had been in the Diocese. -1 (Applause). The Church particularly needed the ( support of its members at the present juncture, and he was highly pleased to note both sexes io well ] represented as at that day's proceedings. lie com- 5 mended to their notice the proposal carried at the Diocesan Conference to organize women's influence ( in defence of the Church, in the face of the 1 abominable measure wlik-h was intended to rob j ] them of the results of their labours and to do a great injustice to all classes in the country, ] especially the poor. (Applause). After re- ] ferring in high terms of praise to the work of restoration and the energy displayed by the vicar and his helpers, His Loidship concluded by j ( urging all to do their best to spread a knowledge of the meaning of the proposals for Disestablishment and Disendowment, in which case he was sure thsy need have no fear as to the result of the conflict. (Cheers). Mr W. Riley next gave the toast of The Vicar.' the Rev i>. Davies, who, he said, during the short time he had been amongst them, had been a ruost potent instrument for good in the jwrisii both socially and religiously, bringing young and old, rich and poor together, and knitting them together in a bona of powerful Christian sympathy. (Cheers), lie was moreover an active and loyal supporter of the Church who stood up manfully in her defence whenever the occasion required. (Applause). In and out of the parish he was a most earnest and zealous worker for the cause of religion, and he sincerely hoped that they might for many years enjoy the benefit of his valuable In bours, (Applause). The toast was enthusiastically drunk. The Rev D. Davies, in acknowledging the toast, disclaimed having done more than entered upon the fruits of his predecessors" labours. Regretting their unavoidable absence, he observed that had Mr George Thomas and Mr Prichard Hughes been there, they would have had representatives of four clerical generations of Vicars of Newcastle. Enumerating their share in the restoration and repair of the church from time to time, he remarked that to his immediate predecessor was due the valuable but unostentatious work of repairing the roof of the fabric. Alluding to the munificent help rendered by Miss Talbot, he remarked it was a great source of disappointment to them that her absence had been caused by no other reason that she was too unwell to come among them. He had received letters of apology for non- attendance from Mr John Nicholi, Mr T. M. FrankleTi, Colon.-l Turberviil, Mrs Pieton Turber- vill, Miss Franklen, and other kind friends. He I spuke in the highest terms of the manner in which the contract had been carried out, and warmly U, acknowledged the help rendered by the various subscribers, particularly that giver. :by the Sunday School children (applause). The<Church in Bridg- end, he concluded, was sttcng, the Church in Bridgend was honoured, at a public meeting Bridgend had protested in 1W unmeasured terms by an overwhelming majority against the Bill for the Church Disestablishment (c&eers). The Rev C. R. Knight ieelingly proposed The Preacher." The Rev C. R. Lynch-Blosse, who in responding said Bridgend was consecrated to him and his family by many tender ties, and he was thankful that they had been privileged to erect^u lasting memorial there in a work -erf art, which afforded them the greatest pleasure and satisfaction. Mr J. C. Coath next submitted the health of Miss Talbot, making appropriate acknowledgment of the munificellt belp in the work of Newcastle-Church restoration in particular, and generally characteris- ing her liberality and kindness as knowing oeither sect nor party, time nor place. VVherever-ste Was called upon she held forth a willing and a.helping hand (applause). The other toasts were 'The Committee and Sub- scribers,' proposed by the Rev F. W. Edmoides. and coupled with the names of Mr R. K. Pridhard and Mr W. Williams (Park-street), and ihc Architect and Contractor,' Mr Bruce Vaughan res- ponding. The procsedirgs then tsrminated.





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