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PARISH MAGAZINE NOVE/ABER, 1909, HARVEST FESTIVAL. The arrangements connected with the Harvest Festivals throughout the country have been much criticised of late in Church papers, ■ and we are far from thinking that we have reached the per¬ fect manner of celebrating What is after all a very important Festival, but under present circumstances we are glad to be able to record that in tihe Churches of this parish much interest was shown in our last Harvest Festival. The atten¬ dances at the morning services were not what we desired to see. The afternoon service at Sit. Tudno's Church, however, and all the evening services in the Churches and Mission Rooms were very well attended. The services were devo¬ tional and enthusiastib, and the sermons preached by the special preachers (to whom we are very grateful) were very appropriate, earnest and helpful. The singing, too, was very good in the Mis¬ sion Rooms as well as in the Churches. The Churches and Mission-Rooms were decorated as follows : — ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH. The Altar: Mrs LI. Hughes. East End: Miss Forss and Miss Arkle. Lectern : Miss Smith (Anstey) and the Misses Jones (Combermere). Pulpit: Miss Wright ,and Miss Ada Buckley. Traneepts and Windows: Miss E. Felton, Miss Nathan Jones, and Miss Dunphy. The Font: Mrs Roberts (Huyton). Gifts of flowers and fruit were kindly sent by the Lady Augusta Mostyn, Mrs Arkle, Mrs Pilkington, Isallt; Mrs Wil¬ son (E'itbihog), Mrs Roberts (Huyton), Mr and Mrs Harris (Great Orme), the Masses Buckley, Miss Wright (Annerley). Miss Felton, Mr Swann (Aston Villa). HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. The Altar : The Misses Sherratt. East End: Mr Atkin (for Mr J. Walker), .assisted by Mrs Atkin, Miss Efeton and assistant gardeners. Pulpit: Miss Farrington and Miss Holt. Trancepts and) Windows: Mr Atkin, assisted by Miss Buckley and Miss Penney. Lectern: Mr Atkin. Organ Screen: Miss Buckley and Miss Penney. Font: Mrs F. Brown, Miss Ettie Brown, and Miss Udale. Gifts of fruit and flowers were kindly sent by Mr J. Walker, Mrs Parry (Abbey Road), Mrs Roskidi, the Misses Sherratt, Mrs Blakey, Mrs Baxter (Elsinore), Miss Farrington, Miss Holt, Miss Buckley, Mr and Mrs Swann (Aston Villa), Mr T. Smith (Oxford Road), Mr Winch, Miss Owen, Soho House ; Miss Butcher (Church Walks), Mr Sydney Brown (Coventry), Mr Swinnerton. Mr R. H. Brown. ST. BEUNO'S MISSION ROOM. The Harvest Festival Service at St. Beuno's was held on Wednesday, the 29th of September, when an excellent ser¬ mon was preached by the Rev. R. Owen, M.A., Vicar of Brynymaen. There was a good congregation present for the occa¬ sion, and the Mission Church had been tastefully decorated by the following : —■ Mrs Harris, Mrs MacNeill, Mrs Wilsden, Miss Daisy MacNeifll, Miss Nellie Brown Mites GwennJe Eivans, Miss Nellie Owen, Miss Cissie Brown, Miss Katie Williams, Miss Annie Thomas, Mr Charles Wilsden. Gifts of bread, grapes, fruit, flowers, vegetables, etc. were received from the following: Miss Buckley, Mrs MacNeill, the Misses Roberts, Shrewsbury House; Mrs Roberts, Penymynydd Farm; Mrs Smith, Anstey; Mrs Harrr's, Tynycoed; Mrs Davies, Bryn Eisteddfod; Mrs Jones, Pantyffrith; Mrs Williams., Maesyfachrell; Miss Cissie Brown, W. Roberts. BODAFON! MISSION ROOM. The Harvest Festival was belld on Fri¬ day evening, October 1st, the special preacher being the Rev. M. Roberts, Vicar of Rhosybol, by whom a most in¬ structive sermon was preached to crowded congregation. The room was most tastefully decorated by the follow¬ ing ladies of the congregation: — Mrs Edwards, Mrs Jones, Mrs Hanson, Miss Broome an d maids, Miss H. M. Thomas, Miss Maggie Jones, and several of our Sunday Bchool girls and boys. Gifts for the decorations were received