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The Presbytery of Dunedin held their usual meeting this morning ; present—Revs. J. Gibson Smith (Moderator), W. Will, J. Sutherland, A, Finlayson, J, Ryley, W. Campbell, J, Christie, D. Borrie, J. Gibb, J, M'Kerrow, D. Dutton, J. M. Fraser, Drs Danlop, Stuart, and Watt, and Messrs A. Don, J. Paterson, T. De Lacy, D. Hood, A. Cameron, and Scoular. AN ASSOCIATE. The Rev. J. H. M‘Kenzie (of Wallacetown) was associated with tho Presbytery. PRINCIPAL RAINY. It was stated by Dr Stuart that arrangements had been made in connection with the approaching visit of Principal Rainy. It was decided to hold a special meeting of the Presbytery, to which Principal Rainy would be invited, and that an address should be then presented to the visitor. The various professors and tho students of Dunedin would be invited to attend. Drs Stuart and Dunlop the Rev. J. Gibb were appointed a committee to prepare the address, with the assistance of the Moderator and the clerk. The Rev. Mr Will was appointed to present the address to Principal Rainy, who, it was stated, would arrive in about a fortnight’s time. NOTICE OF MOTION. The Rev. J. Gibson Smith gave notice that at next meeting of the Presbytery he would move—“ That the Presbytery finds that the action of Chalmers Church congregation in inserting, without permission asked or received from the Presbytery, a clause in the title deeds of their church excluding therefrom in perpetuity the use of hymns and instrumental music, constitutes a violation of the terms on which this congregation was admitted to union with the Presbyterian Church of Otago and Southland ; an infringement of the administrative authority of the Presbytery of Dunedin, and an unwarrantable restriction of the Presbyterian Church.” remit. A remit on representative elders was taken up, and after discussion it was resolved to approve of the remit, but it was recommended that its application be limited to tho Presbytery of Dunstan. SERVICES IN CENTRAL OTAGO.

The Rev. Mr Borrie made a statement in connection with the religious services at Otago Central, and proposed that Dunedin should be canvassed for subscriptions in aid of the continuance of the services, and that the Revs, Kirkland, Sutherland, and M'Kerrow be appointed to visit the Otago Central Railway and report at next meeting of the Presbytery. This was agreed to.

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PRESBYTERY OF DUNEDIN, Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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PRESBYTERY OF DUNEDIN Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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