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PEESEY TIMY OF SYDNEY.
A meeting of tho Presbytery of Sydnoy waa hold at St. Stephen's Church lost evening, the Moderator, tho Rev. \V. S. FrackloroD, presiding. Thoro were present Ministers : Revs. lt. S. Paterson, J. Cosh, M-Al, H. Macready, J. Auld, M.A., Andrew Gardinor, M.A., Dr. J. Kinross, D.D., R. M'Kinnon, G. Grimm, M.A'i, G. Mac Innes. B.D., J. M. Ross, J. Paton, D. Smith, M.A., J. F. Henderson, Dr. Gilchrist, A. Miller, M.A1, Dr. T. G. Mblvrieaux, LL.B., W. J. Cuthbert, Vf. H. Dill Mackv, J. Walker. J. W. Imrlis, and G. B. Greig. Elders: Messrs. J. Ellis, T. Roy, A. McPher- son, J. MT.O'Jghlin, and J. Gibson.
A notification was received from the Waverley church that MessrB. D. W. Harrison, J. D. Ruther- ford, S. Steel, G. Patterson, and J. Griffiths, had been elected trustees of tho property belonging to tho Wavorley congregation, in room of Messrs. D. W. Harrison, J. D. Rutherford, and R. Parkhill for Charing Cross properly, and Mosers. F. Kemp, J. Douglass, J. B. Nicholson, W. F. Smairl. and F. Bursill, for Mill Hill property, resigned. Tho action
A call from tho Marrickville church to the Rov. George Mnclnnos, having been supported by the comr ! mis-ioncrs, was sustained by tho Presbytery'. Tho
Rev. G. Mnclnnes, wbilo thanking tho Marrickville ?church for tho honour they had douo him, stated that ho felt, it to bo his duty to remain iu his present charge
of St. David's, at Ashfield, lt was accordingly decided . io lay aside tho call aud stay further proeoedtngs. A fresli moderation was granted to tho Marrickville church to fucilitato tho spondy settlement of a minister.
A petition for a sanctioned charge, at Gladesville was granted. :
It was reported that a mooting of tho congregation of tho Regent-street ohuruh had decided that henceforth tba name of tho church should bo *' St. Luke's, Red-
The committee appointed to consider tho relation of tho Rev. P. S. Mackenzie and his congregation at the Hunter-Baillie Memorial Church reported that they had been informed bv Mr. Mackeuzio that ho acknowledged tho jurisdiction of tho Presbytery, his I certificate having beon laid on tho table somo five years
ago. Shortly afterwards Mrs. Hunter-Baillie offered to build him a church in any district he might choose. Ho lind boen labouring in Annan- dale for four years, tho result being ah organised congregation. ' Mrs. llnuter-Bnjllio had built the church and school at her sole expense. The title deed was drawn out und was about to be registered. It secured tho wholo of the buildings aud ground, valued at £30,000, to the Presbyterian Church of Now South Wales, under the Church Property Act of 1881', on the following conditions :-(1.) That tho Rev. P. F. Muckenzio shall bo tho first incumbent of tho
chargo ; (2) that ho shall have an interest iu the pro- perty which shall terminate only nt his death, or on his choosing voluntarily to retiro from tho incumbency ; when either of thean events took placo tho Presbyterian. Church of Now South Wales toboeoruo tho soloand un dispiitol owner. The otmmiiteo recommended tho adoption of tho following resolution:-" Thu Presbytery receives tho report, and is gratified to hour of the erection of tho Hunter-Baillie Memorial Church at Annandale, and of tho success which has attended the labours of tho Rev. P. P. Mackenzie in that placo during tho past four years. Tho Presbytery nlso dosire to convey to Mrs. Hrrater Baillio itsdeop sense of tho debt of gratitude which the Church owes her for her munificent cift to tho Pres- byterian Church of Now South Wales bf so staidly anti costly a building. Further, considérais: tho fact that
Mr. M'Kenzio is an ordained uiinistor nf this church , residing within Ibo jurisdiction of this Presbytery, and in viow of tho otherwise exceptional circumstances of the case, tho Presbytery resolves to rocogniso and hereby does recognise tho llnnter-Bnillio Memorial Church, Annnndale, as a sanctioned churge within the bounds af tho Presbytery with tho Rev. Peter Falconer Mackenzie us its pastor in full standing, and accord- ingly instructs tho clerk forthwith to add Mr. Mackenzie's name to the roll of tho Presbytery.1' Adopted.