THE BAPTIST CONFERENCE.
WELLINGTON. November 16. Zealand Baptist Union Conference waa opened this afternoon. There was a large attendance of delegates. The annual report showed a clear increase in membership _ of eighty - one, the total number of members of the churches of the Union being 3,280; Sunday school teachers, 589;. Sunday school scholars, 4j819; total number pf members of Christian bands and societies of Christian endeavor, 1,6.85; voluntary preachers, 82. The financial returns showed the amount of ohurch debt paid off during the year to bo £2,040, while fresh liabilities had been incurred to the extent-of-£1,050; total outstanding liabilities, £7,470.
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THE BAPTIST CONFERENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10474, 18 November 1897