Personal and General
On Sunday, 3rd October, the Moderator preached at Katoomba in the morning, officially handed over Chal-mer's Church to the Welsh congregation in the afternoon and conducted the service at St. Mary's in the evening.
Last Sunday, 10th October, he was at Crow's Nest in the morning, Har-bord in the afternoon and Manly in the evening.
The Moderator has now commenced a tour of Murrumbidgee Presbytery and will be, on 17th October, at Gun-bar, Merriwagga and Hillston (where he was ordained) and on 24th October at Leeton, Darlington Point and
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The A.B.C. has arranged for Dr. Macleod, of Iona, to broadcast on the National Stations (2 BL, etc.) at 5 p.m. on five Saturday afternoon's beginning 9th October.
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We are glad to say that Mrs. Clark-Duff has made a very satisfactory
recovery after her recent operation.
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North Sydney Presbytery, at its last meeting, received a letter from the Session of Scots Kirk, Mosman, suggesting a closer association between stronger and weaker parishes. A committee of the Presbytery has the matter under consideration.
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North Sydney Presbytery accepted the resignation of Rev. Frank Hanlin as Interim-Moderator of Narrabeen-Dee Why, thanked him for his six years' service in that capacity and appointed Rev. Neil Macleod, of Chats-wood, Interim-Moderator. * * *
North Sydney Presbytery, on being reminded by the Welfare of Youth Department of the need for adequate preparation of young Communicants before their appropriate reception into Church membership, resolved to ask that the Board of Religious Education prepare a suitable handbook for the instruction of young Communicants.
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Rev. V. W. Coombes has been visiting Aboriginal Mission Stations at Kunmunya and Ernabella, and has been conferring with the Government of Western Australia on matters of policy concerning missionary work among the Aborigines of that State.
WANTED.—Choirmaster, St. Andrew's, . Bexley. For conditions of appointment please communicate with
Mr. J. McLEAN,
303 Bexley Road, Bexley North. Phone: LX 1307.
Plans for a Manse at Fairfield have been approved by the Presbytery and the Trustees.
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Lake Macquarie has accepted a tender for the erection of a manse at Toronto. The congregation are petitioning the Presbytery to be raised to full status.
LICENSING OF EXIT STUDENTS
At a service at St. James' Church, Burwood, cm Wednesday, 20th October, at 8 p.m., the Presbytery of Sydney will licence as preachers of the Gospel three Exit Students — Messrs. H. G. Durbin, R. McArthur, B.A., and J. F. Peter, B.A.
The Moderator of Presbytery, Rev. Ralfe Maidment, will preside and Professor Mclntyre will give the address. Supper is being prow vided by the ladies of the congregation.
Mr. J. A. Greig, recently appointed as Home Missionary to Paterson-Clarencetown has been compelled to resign owing to ill-health. Mr. .E. Hayes has been re-appointed to Paterson-Clarencetown.
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Mr. G. Mitchell has been transferred to Tullibigeal from the Bathurst Patrol where he is succeeded by Mr. B. Edenborough, who has proceeded to his first appointment acting as Assistant to the Minister of Bathurst.
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Balmain Police Boys' Pipe Band will entertain all who attend Glebe Church's "Hallowe'en Fete and Festival" on Saturday afternoon, 30th October. The fete will be officially opened on Friday, 29th October, and continue until Saturday, with grand entertainments both Friday and Saturday evenings. Games, competitions and stalls, in the Church grounds, will go to making this fete and festival one of the big events in an eventful year. Don't miss it!
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Miss A. Hope Goldie has left Australia for the Indian field after long furlough. She sailed on the Strathaird from Melbourne on Tuesdav last.
The first nominations for the Moderatorship of the 1949 State Assembly show that out of a total poll of 237 Presbytery members Rev. D. J. Flockhart, M.A., of Wahroonga, has received 205 votes.
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The Home Missions Committee and the Presbytery of. North Sydney have been giving attention to the potentiali-ties of the rapidly-growing housing areas in French's Forest, and a block of land has been purchased on the corner of Fitzpatrick Avenue and
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Pastors Saurei and Kalmar have been visiting many congregations, and have been well received. They are going on to Victoria and will be returning to the New Hebrides early in December.
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Mr. Colin Kay, an exit student from Ormond College, has been appointed by the Board of Missions to the Indian Field as colleague and successor to the Rev. C. S. Boyall, who has intimated his desire to retire from the work at the end of 1949. It is anticipated that Mr. Kay will be ordained and inducted by the Presbytery of Sydney within St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church early in November.
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Rev. A. Asboe left Sydney for Hay on 1st October. He conducted the Sunday services, met the officebearers, and gave every assistance to this vacant parish. -
On Monday, 4th October, in company with a member of the Murrumbidgee Presbytery, he proceeded to Balranald and spent a few days on a tour of the South-Western Riverina Patrol, and will in due course forward a report to the appropriate authorities.