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The New Zealand Evangelist

Wellington Auxiliary Bible and Religious Tract Societies.—

Wellington Auxiliary Bible and Religious Tract Societies.

Among the many benefits resulting from the formation of the Evangelical Alliance, may be mentioned the organized efforts that are now being made to supply the public, and especially the rising generation, with good and cheap Bibles, and Religious Publications. The want of these things has long been felt, and attempts have been made, here and there, to supply it, by benevolent and disinterested individuals. But the axiom union is strength, which has been so long known and acted upon by “the children of the world,” is becoming more and more palpable to “the children of light.” Hence, at the last public meeting of the Evangelical Alliance in Wellington, Auxiliaries, in connection with the British and Foreign Bible Society, and the Religious Tract Society, were regularly constituted. The Rev. J. Inglis, of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, was appointed President; the Rev. J. Watkin, of the Wesleyan Church, Treasurer; and a Committee was formed, consisting of all the Ministers of the Alliance in Wellington, with Messrs. Wilson, Lovell, Edwards, Hunt, Quin, Lewis, Tomlin, Crowther, Fisher and Booth. The public have liberally responded to the calls of the above gentlemen for subscriptions and donations —upwards of thirty pounds (£30) were realized—the greater part of the money is remitted to the Parent Societies in London towards a supply of Bible and Religious Books; and we hope that, by the first anniversary of the above Auxiliary Societies, the means of forming an efficient Bible and Religious Tract Depository will be at our disposal.