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Saturday 7 November 1936, The Sydney Morning Herald

ARMIDALE.

GLEN INNES, Friday.

At the synod of the Armidale Methodist district, held at Glen Innes, a recommendation was made that Murrurundi circuit be not required to take a, married minister next year.

A report, with suggestions from the Home Mission Department, on the question of the acute situation which will arise next year through the need of new married ministers’ circuits, was read, and the following motions were carried:-(1) Synod does not favour the scheme of its Home Mission Department because of its inequity; (2) That home mission deputations should be carried out less frequently and only by the departmental officers; (3) The policy of the Inland missions should be revised, to provide motor cycles in lieu of cars for all unmarried agents; (4) That if further economies are necessary, we recommend retrenchments in the Federal Inland Mission.

A report was received from the Young People’s Department, and the following motion was passed: “Synod commends the worth of the director, assistant director, and staff, and urges circuits to avail themselves of their help.”

It was also recommended that Revs. J. H. Sorrell and Alan Walker be re-appointed director and assistant director of the department.

Members attending synod and representatives of other Churches were entertained at a civic luncheon arranged by ladies of the congregation.

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