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ARTILLERY CHURCH PARADE AT BARRY. PRESENTATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN MEDALS. The 2nd Glamorgan Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers), Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry Com- panies, held a church parade on Sunday morning last, attending divine service at St. Paul's Church, Barry. The weather was of a threatening character, but notwithstanding this drawback there was an exceedingly good muster of both officers and men, this annual parade at Barry being always a popular one. This year special interest attached to the parade, on account of the movement which is on foot to form two additional companies at Barry, and a larger number than usual, rank and file, turned out on the present occasion. The Church was crowded, and the Regimental Band, under the conductorship of Mr W. A. J. Kelly, played Maseagrii's Intermezzo as a processional voluntary, and Viviani's Silver Trumpets" as a recessional. The band also accompanied the organist in the special hymns sung on the occasion. The service was conducted by the Rev D. Weafcherill, rector of Merthyr Dovan; Colonel H. O. Fisher reading the first lesson. The Rector was the preacher, the sermon being particularly appropriate to the occasion. The march from Church to the new Drill Hall at Barry Dock after the service was unfortunately somewhat marred by the rain. Previous to the service an interesting ceremony was performed, Gunners Hull and Palfrey, R. A., of the Lavernock and Barry Island Batteries, being presented by Colonel Hopkins, R.A., the venerable commandant of the Severn and Western Division Forces, with the South African war medals, and in doing so the gallant officer suitably addressed the men, and dwelt upon the readiness and gallantry with which all branches of her late Majesty's services res- ponded to the call of duty when the emergency arose. The muster on the occasion numbered over 200 rank and file, and consisted of 170 members of the Cardiff companies, 60 of the Penarth companies, and 80 of the No. 11 Co. (Barry). The officers on parade were Colonel Hopkins, R.A., Colonel Fisher (the commanding officer of the Regiment), Captain Wilkins, R.A. (adjutant 2nd G.V.A.), Lieut. Fellows (adjutant of the Mi itia and Artillery Volunteers), Captain Brndley, Captain CèadleH. Hoyle (command- ing the No. 11 Co.), and Lient. Carey Thomas. Regimental Sergeant-Major Atkins, R.A., and C.M.S. Cahill (vardiff), Dawe (Penarth), and Meader (Barry). were also in attendance. On arrival at the Drill Hall, where the companies were dismissed, refreshments were supplied to the non- commissioned officers and men at the kind invitation of the officers. The Rev D. Weatherill preached from Ephesians vi.. 12, and pointed out that St. Paul, writing from Rome saw arrayed nst Christianity all the might and power of the Roman Empire. What was it that he feared for his converts? Not the power of the Roman fleet, sweeping the Danube and the Mediterranean not the victorious legions, with their eagle standards guarding the frontiers of the Empire on the hills not the priesthood, nor the senate, nor the law; nor the emperor to whose sword St. Paul himself wyuld fall a victim. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, the powers, the rulers of the dark- ness of this world, the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." It was against these, the spiritual foes, that St. Paul directed them to put on tlie whole armour of God. Against these beings, higher than man, the nine choirs of angels, arranged in order on the earth by their prince Lucifer, the prince of this world. A chain, said the preacher, is as strong as its weakest link. therefore it behoved each one of his hearers to be so efficient, so perfected, that in the hour of danger he would not fail. But was each one doing his duty against that other foe ? Could he stand the sneer, the laugh, the coarse banter, in the workshop, in the street, in the home! Could he say'"No" when others said '• Yes 1 Tlii- required a greater courage than to rush to death in the excitement of the battlefield. Let each one ask himself, "Am I striving, as Christ's faithful soldier, and servant, against the world, the flesh, and the devil ?

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