[pee press association. 1 \_ ■',' LtfNJDON,, May 15. , At the meeting of the Congregational ;• .Union, the Rev;. J. / Jeffreys,. Chairman of the..."Hew,..South -.WaW Union referring to Australia, declared thaV Congregationalism was.hot .keeping pace with the increase of population. It was influential, in the capitals, weak in the towns, and nowhere in the country districts. A federation of the Congregational churches was desirable and with the view of obtaining certain objects, the Baptists^Union ,ought, to. join them. The sp'^ak'er'wais- warmly* cheered for his remarks, in the course"' of which he made laudatory reference" to Sir Henry .Parkes/ \' ; .-, \ It is understood that the Rev Mr Jeffreys has been offered an, important provincial church-: ,:■,.' ■ It is probable that the Rev Dr Parker, the eminent Congregational Minister/will pay a visit to Australia, j
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Congregational Union., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890
Congregational Union. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890
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