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DUNEDIN PRESBYTERY., Issue 7937, 19 June 1889
The Dunedin Presbytery met at the hall of the First Church this morning, when there were present—the Moderator (Rev. J. Gibson Smith), Revs. W. Will, D. Borrie, J. M. Sutherland, R. R. Sutherland, A. Cameron, J. Gibb, W. Campbell, J. Ryley, H. Kelly, J. M. Fraser, R. Waddell, J. Kirkland, A. M. Finlayson (clerk), R. J. Porter, J. M'Kerrow, D. Dutton; eldersMessrs Cameron, Hutton, De Lacy, Thomson, and Patterson. HOME MINISTERS. The Committee formed for the purpose of making arrangements for the visit of Principal Rainy, Dr Macgregor, and Dr Lynn to this colony reported that Dr Macgregor would arrive here shortly, and be followed by Principal Rainy about August.—lt was decided to hold a committee meeting as soon as possible to make concluding arrangements. THE RAVENSBOURNE CHURCH. Regarding the call received by the Rev. Mr Kelly (of Ravensbourne) to Longbush, it wa3 stated by the Moderator that tho matter had been fully laid before the congregation of Mr Kelly's church. Two delegates from the Presbyterian Church attended, and spoke in complimentary terms of the manner in which Mr Kelly had attended to his duties, and the esteem in which he was held by the members of the congregation. One of the members present read a resolution passed by the congregation, in which they acknowledged their gratitude to God for the manifold blessings they had received through the ministrations of Mr Kelly, and conveying to him their best wisher. The Rev. Mr Will moved, and the Rev, Mr Sutherland seconded "That the Presbytery express their doep sympathy with the congregation of Ravensbourne in the vacancy of the pastoral office among them, their gratification with the admirable spirit they have shown, and hope that they may very shortly find a suitable successor." —Carried. The Rev. R. R. M. Sutherland moved, the Rev. Mr KELLy seconded, and it was carried—"That Mr Borrie be appointed moderator of Ravensbourne during the present vacancy," THE THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE. On the motion of the Rev. Mr Cameron it was resolved that the Synod be requested to take into consideration and devise means for the better practical training of students in the Theological College ; also, that the Synod be requested to consider the desirability of establishing a students' home in connection with the college. CHURCH EXTENSION. The Rev. Mr Borrie brought up a report from the Committee appointed to consider the church extension regulations, an.d
it was agreed to adopt the report abd transmit tho same to the Synod. STATISTICS. _ A communication on statistics from the Synod's Committee was referred to a committee to report to next meeting. CHALMERS CHURCH. The Rev. Mr Ryley reported that the deputation appointed had found that the congregation were absolutely unanimous in inserting in the title deed a clause adhering to their decision to exclude hymns and instrumental music from the services of the church. A motion was carried expressing regret at the failure of the deputation to secure the end the Presbytery had in view*.
DUNEDIN PRESBYTERY., Issue 7937, 19 June 1889
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