NAPIER, May 9. At to-day's sitting of the General Synod Archdeacons Richards, Williams and Johnston, Canons Tiadall and Purchas, and the Dean of Nelson were elected as the Board of Theological Studies.
The report of the Select Committee on Melanesian affairs justified the. recent action of the mission staff for the adjustment of difficulties and promised sympathetic consideration of such proposals as they might make. The Bishop of - Wellington, Archdeacon Williams, and Messrs T. F. Martin, H. D. Andrews and J. W. Henderson were elected as a Standing Commission. The Standing Committee was authorised to appoint a Commission on Fundamental Clauses of the Constitution.
A vigorous debate took place in regard to alleged widespread immorality. Speakers attributed it largely to the secular school system. '
A bill, dealing with the fixed primacy proposals, was relegated to the Diocesan' Synods for consideration. The question of adequate stipends for the clergy was discussed, and laymen strongly advocated a considerable in-
A statement, made in a Wellington newspaper that Bishop Neville had stated it as his intention to resign the primacy, was officially denied, the Bishop stating that he had never made such a statement.
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GENERAL SYNOD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9606, 10 May 1919
GENERAL SYNOD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9606, 10 May 1919
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