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PRESBYTERIANS AMD ANGLICANS

";;; . .. WANGANUIy May 12. The Rev. W. Gray.Dixoni Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, is at present paying an ofh% cial visit to Wanganui.. Speaking at a welcome gathering, the Moderator stated that he appeared among them in the interests of unity and the historic continuity of the Church. It was very strange that the sister*,' national Church of the Empire, the' 4 Anglican communion, for which they Had every respect, and with which, as with every, branch of the Catholic Church, they.desired the fufflest''' co-operation, ' 6O studiously ignore their 'historic, and national position. The, Anglicans spoke of them aa Nonconformists, but*members of the Church of Scotland, were not Nonconformists; as a matter of fact they would make themselves 'Nonconformists by joining the Church of England,; whose places of . worship in ■the Scottish statute book were designated as "Episcopalian meeting houses." Surely .: it was ■ ■possible for English and Scottish Churchmen to cordially recogm\so one another. : The Scottish churchman, with '.his. broader outlook, w&8 amazed at the pathetic spectaclW of English churchmen Solemnly shaking their heads over supposed difficulties 1 in the way of united worship with. Christians „,who ,hty<ir, '-tbe ; same essential Catholic;' faithi' ""* They seemed to share the spirit of the' Highland chief who, calling upon Governor McNab, of Canada, left his card with the superscription, "The McNab." In returning the call the Governor left a card with the designation writ in large characters, "The other McNab." Especially in these times of enlightenment it behoved every Church to remember that there was more than one McNab in the world.

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PRESBYTERIANS AMD ANGLICANS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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PRESBYTERIANS AMD ANGLICANS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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