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FREE CHURCHES. Welsh Evangelical Council. Sir Gftnod Thomas presided over a meeting of the Executive Committee oi the Welsh National Free Church Councrl at Shrewsbury on Friday. The Special Committee presented their report through j the Rov. H. M. Hughes emlKxlying the draft of the new constitution. Mr. Hughes said need existed for a closer organic I union of the churches with the National Council. The nt v c()nst)tui:Mn would a!t?r the Council,t a very c<msidcrab!p ctent. \nd ?ive proportion? direct -I presentation to ?ach denommation Kepre- ?ntativc? ?onid also 'w appointed by ihp different federations. The new constitu- tion was adopted unanimously, and the 1 name of tlifc body iu future will be the t Evangelical Council of Wales. WELSH CHUHCH BILL. I The Rev. John Roberts, secretary, pre- sented a report of the negotiations with the Prime Minister and Welsh 1.P:s with regard to the Welch Church Act as amended, and the Rev. David Davies, Peitarth, a memlwr of the deputation, nic1 lie had no sympathy with the accept- ance of the ne-tv Bill. On the motion » I the Rev. G. itavift, Liandrindod Wells, seconded by Mr. Richard Watkins. Swansea, a resolution was carried that I the Council regarded the controversy as to the Welsh, Church Act as definitely closed. 'On the proposition of the Rev. H. M. IIugb, the Council congratulated the South Wales Minors' Executive upon their refusal to supply speakers for Sun- day meetings, the Monmouthshire County Council upon their decision not to open halls om Sunday except for special reawrns. the Cardiff Education Committee upon deleting their resolution permitting) boxing in the schools, and the Llanelly Borough Council upon their refusal to afford faciliticfl for boxing exhibitions. The Council accepted the invitation of Rhyl to hold the annnal. conference there on November 26th and 27th. j

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