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1 DUNEDIN, February 28.- ■ At this morning's ' session of the Methodist Conference, Rev. A. C. Lawry reported upon his representation of the conference at the Foreign Missionary Centenary, celebrations in England, and was cordially thanked by resolution for his services. The Nin\ South "Wales Conference notified by. cable the transfer of the .; Rev. W. W. Avery, of Papua, to New , Zealand, and requested the transfer "to . New South Wnlcs of the Rev<"A. B. Scriven. The Victorian Conference cabled asking for the transfer'of thcßev. JtrSV., Burton, of Now Plymouth, and asking upon w-hut conditions the transfer , would be sanctioned. Mr' Burton was required by Victoria to fill the ,post of' 1 .Organising Secretary fori Foreign Misi sions for- Victoria and Tasmania. 1 After statements by the Rev. J." W. Burton and tho Rev. A. C. La wry, 1 a special committee was setup to consider tho matter. -. . • ■ . Tho personnel of the Stationing Committee was completed by the appointment of TVJr S. Parker-to represent the South Auckland district. , - The conference accepted the transfer . of the Rev. \Y: W. Avery from Now South 'Wales. The following ministers, who-have completed their probation, were linairi-, , mously received for ordination: — '-'' Rev. 'Messrs A. Allen, W. A. Burley, M.A., A. 0. Harris, C. H. Olds, 8.A., J. Richards, and H. A. Sharp. It was also resolved that the Rev. , Arthur Happor bo accepted for ordination in view of his long service as a Homo Missionary and as a probationer minister for thrco years. The Rev. 3. FT. Cable ,_ a probationer of one year's standing in the South Australian Conference, .applied for admission. ,A cablo was received, and. he was given the status he at present holds in Australia . " - The Rev. James Jamieson applied for a transfer from New Zealand to the Now South Wales Conference, and the application was agreed to. Tho Row Arthur Levorsedge, who has served in the United, Methodist, Church ,in England for some years, w.ns received as a minister in full connection on financial probation.

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METHODIST CHURCH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8806, 28 February 1914

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METHODIST CHURCH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8806, 28 February 1914

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