Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The Spike or Victoria College Review 1947

The Evangelical Union

The Evangelical Union

In the first week-end of March, following the resumption of University, thirty students from Training College and-Victoria College met together at Otaki to discuss plans for the year's activities, and also to consider the rsponsibilities of Christian students in their University life. We were pleased to have with us Mr C. K. Bycroft, M.A., our Graduate President for 1947.

Following this house party we have been holding two Bible Study Groups every week led by the students themselves, and also three meetings for prayer. These have proved to be of great benefit to all who have attended. Sunday teas and services have also been events of note, one being held in conjunction with the visiting Inter-Varsity Fellowship Missionary team. Their visit to Wellington resulted in a marvellous time of fellowship, and the addresses from Miss Hill, China Inland Mission, Dr. Hallam Howie, China Inland Mission, and Mr. Roland Harries, of the Sudan, will not be easily forgotten.

The highlight of the year has been the Inter-Varsity Fellowship Conference, held in May at Dunedin. Everything, including the unpredictable Dunedin weather, aided in making the conference successful for the 120 students gathered at John McGlashan College. We were pleased to have with us the Rev. Basil Williams, an ex-Travelling Representative of the New Zealand Inter-Varsity Fellowship, now carrying out the same type of work in Australian universities. The comparisons he made between Australian and New Zealand student bodies and activities were most interesting and it was felt that both sides would benefit greatly from a closer liaison.

Before the end of the year it is proposed to hold a week-end house party at Wallis House. The Rev. J. H. Deane, principal of the Bible Training Institute in Auckland, and the Rev. Boggis, of Palmerston North, will be the speakers.