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The Church Herald.

THE CHURCHEN WE WALIN future be published in time for TUESDAY the Emperor's words to the Foreign Ministers, who pay their HERALDChurch and Conservative Organ,

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lutely the Spanish ros populi. LONDON, JANUARY 5, 1870.

Contradictory reports are rife as to the strength and activity

of the Moderate party in the Council at the Vatican, but we The Week.

believe that in a little time their full strength will be found

quite equal to preventing any Ultramontane dogma being We commence by wishing all our readers a very happy New sanctioned. Deep interest and anxiety must, however, be felt Year. As regards ourselves we have to announce that the until we know the result of the meeting to-morrow of the

Council. Death has already removed several members, and price of the CHURCH HERALD is reduced to ONE Penny, in

one cannot but fear that the new appointments will be made deference to the wish of a large number of persons who rather with a view to strengthening a party than for the desired that the principles we advocate should be brought general benefit of the Church. under the notice of all classes of readers as generally as possible. The trial and sentencing of Tropmann do not give us a Having had the good fortune to arrange with so energetic favourable impression of a French criminal court, as contrasted a publisher as Mr. Bosworth, for our future we feel no anxiety, with our own. There is a want of dignity altogether, and if only our readers will assist by making the paper known we think, the examination of a prisoner is much to be repie

hended when so carried on. Further, the advantage of a among their friends. The principles we advocate are those stedfast Church and State ones with which we set out. We private execution is evident in the encouragement it affords to

penitence. intend to do our best to make them appreciated by forcible and well-written articles, stating plainly and boldly what we con remark, except that the mob showed itself much the same as

Of Bishop Temple's reception at Exeter there is little to sider to be right and true, and pointing out unflinchingly in the old surplice-riot days, namely, quite ready to aid those the errors which are prevalent. In doing so there seems to us who are opposed to the Church's teaching and authority; and no call to exceed the ordinary limits of courteous language. as to the Sermon, it was very much a repetition of the Where severity is needful, we shall act on the advice given ideas of Dr. Temple's Essay. Throughout we find con

science made supreme,

in by a Yankee to a friend of ours: “Siree, you may have to

one passage apparently tread on a man's toes in a crowd. Now, Sir

, you must du it placed higher than the Holy Spirit as a guide and authopo-litely. You must not crush nor mangle his toes, which Reviews," much less of retraction, does not surprise us;

rity. That tbere is no word of apology for “ Essays and would be rude; and you might have to re-peat the operation. the same sort of thing has been done time after time, and No, Sir, you should simply tread heavy, and pulverize the we only marvel that, when a man refuses to explain under critter's toes into impalpable dust.” If, however, our friends circumstances such as Dr. Temple’s were, any one should take look to us for bitter satire, they will be disappointed. We the trouble to twist some utterance of his into a promise of a consider it unfitted for our pages, where, especially, dealing future statement. We all know that if Dr. Temple disapso much as we must do with Church matters, an essentially withdrawn from their bad company. Not having done so was

proved of “ Essays and Reviews," he would long ago have Christian tone and temper must pervade everything. Our aim enough, we think, to show that his sympathy was with the is the honour of God, our Queen, and country.

other six writers. The New Ministry in France, which has been formed by M.

Mr. Lowe's new scheme for collecting the Assessed Taxes Ollivier, consists of the following :-M. Ollivier, Minister of is now come upon us with full severity, and there seems no Justice; Count Daru, Foreign Affairs (Left Centre);

M, answer vouchsafed to the charge that we have to pay twice Chevandier de Valdrome, Interior ; M. Buffet, Finance (Left over for the next three months. We observe another hardCentre); General Lebæuf, War ; Admiral Rigault de Genouilly; ship; it was said to be a great merit of the scheme that we Marine ; M. Segris, Public Instruction (Right Centre); M. should simply have to pay on one day in the year for what we Talhouet, Public Works (Right Centre); M. Louvet, Com- then had, but now it seems that we are bound to take out a merce ; Darshal Vaillant, Imperial Household ; M. Richard, licence within twenty-one days of making any addition at any Fine Arts. The will of the Sovereign is so much more an

time in the year to our taxable articles, under a twenty pounds active force in France than with ourselves, that the formation penalty. of a Coalition Ministry there does not indicate such a change All that our Government, whose boast ever is that they are of policy as we should have here were Mr. Gladstone to go the friends of the people, will say as to emigration is, that out of office, and Messrs. Bright and Beales to form a they have not authorised the statement which was circulated Ministry

of their refusing all assistance to an emigration scheme. A


in pace.

wise Government, were they compelled to throw a large body mental digestion of every patient. Finally, by the aid of the of men out of employment at a time when work is not to be lessons inculcated in the following pages, man will pass had, would at once perceive that it is their first duty to pro- happily through this world into the state of absorption, where vide means of emigration for all who are fitted to go.

fables will be no longer required." The Bishop of Lichfield seems to have grievously shocked

In a short preface to the present collection Captain Burton some Wolverhampton Protestants, by offering them some sound claims for the originals of these tales that they are the begincommon-sense remarks, in reply to their attack on Mr. Prior ning of that fictitious history which ripened to the “ Arabian for preaching in his surplice and having choral services, and Nights' Entertainments” and which, fostered by the genius an alternoon one for children.

of Boccacio, produced the romance of the chivalvrous days, and its last development, the modern novel. Like Oriental

pearls, the stories are hung upon a very slender string. After We are glad to learn that the report that the Archbishop of Canterbury the manner of the “ Arabian Nights,” they are told to gain has suffered a relapse is unfounded, and that on the contrary His Grace time. A Baital, or Vampire, being cut down from a mimosacontinues to make satisfactory progress.

tree by the great King Vikramaditya the Brave, at the request We have been asked by the Treasurer of the Association for Promoting of a wicked Jogi, or devotee, who had begged Vikram (short the Unity of Christendom to remind the Members that the subscription, for the aforesaid) to find the Vampire and bring it to him, one shilling, is now due from all who can afford it, and should be sent to tells the stories to Vikram on the way. He professes to G. J. Murray, Esq., Purbrook House, Cosham, Hants.

be loquacious, and proposes to ask a number of quesThe friends of Dr. Boyd, Dean of Exeter, confidently assert that tions, on the understanding that whenever he can extort when first Dr. Temple was nominated, the Dean had quite made up his an answer from Vikram, he is to have the respite of a run mind to oppose the election. Owing, however, to the strongest and most up to his favourite place in the siras-tree, but that when earnest solicitations from Archbishop Tait, the Dean veered round from the Rajah remained silent, either being at a loss to reply, or north to south.

through humility or ignorance, then the Vampire would allow We regret to announce the death of the Rev. W. J. Coope, Vicar of Eleven stories follow, to ten of which the Raja is unable to

himself to be taken without resistance to the wicked Jogi. Falmouth, who has for so many years fought steadfastly in the Church restrain a reply, and on each occasion the Vampire has his cause, regardless of failing health, and the coldness or rebukes of those who ought to have aided him. As the presentation is stated to be in the run, is again captured, and proceeds with another tale. But hands of Mr. Coope's representatives, we may hope to see him succeeded

a question at the end of the eleventh story quite puzzles him, by one who will carry on his good work, while for him we pray Requiescat and he is silent perforce. The question was this :

Two white outcasts, father and son, observe footmarks

“ Come The Church Press Company is being wound up voluntarily, that it in the forest, and decide them to be those of women.

- What may be reorganized, and a larger capital obtained. We cannot advise let us search the forest for them," cries the father. any of our readers to take shares until sourd principle instead of expedi- an opportunity of finding wives fortune has thrown into ency is made the guide of those who control the action of the company.

our hands." They observe that the footmarks differ in Its custom has been to publish books which might be popular, whereas size, and do not agree as to which is that of the elder woman. the use of an Association of the sort is to assist those whose outspoken The son proposes that he should have her with the short feet, language renders it difficult to obtain a publisher among those to whom and his father the other, which accordingly takes place, and publishing is a means of livelihood.

a child is born to each. TAXES UNDER A LIBERAL MINISTRY.-A correspondent writes in the

Says the Vampire, "Now then, by my feet and your head, Times :-"I have paid taxes for male servants, armorial bearings, warrior King Vikram, answer me this question. What &c. for the year 1869-70, which terminates at Lady Day, 1870. Yes relationship will there be between the children of the two terday I received formal notice that I must at once declare what white Pariahs ? ” licences I required in respect of these same male servants, armorial

The ties of relationship involved in the question are too bearings, &c., for the year 1870–2.e., from the 1st of January to much for the Rajah. After long perplexity all that he utters the 31st of December. As I was also informed that if I was unpro

is Ahem! The Vampire is then taken to the Jogi, and the vided with these licences for a single day I was liable to an informa- book ends felicitously, after the approved Eastern manner. tion, entailing heavy penalties (of which penalties a large slice goes Of course the charm of it lies in the tales themselves, and as a whet to the informer), and that the energies of the whole tribe of we can truly say that they are capital. Wanting altogether Excise informers was to be concentrated for a while on the ordinary in the luxurious elegance of the “ Arabian Nights,” they are assessed taxpayer, I made my declaration and paid my licence duties. not less thoroughly Eastern in character. They are full of The question simply is this— Has Mr. Lowe imposed upon my verdant humour, and abound with bits of deep insight into human nature, and extracted an extra quarter's taxes from me, or does the law nature, mingled with a good deal of roguish cunning. They as passed enable him to make us all pay taxes twice over, from January contain, therefore, a fund of elementary wisdom-of a not to April, 1870."

very esalted order certainly—but still it is wisdom in its way.

Of the stories themselves we are unable to give any outline, Reviews of Books.

but we can truly say that they are very entertaining,

and told in a wonderfully dry humorous manner. Captain VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE ; OR, TALES OF HINDU DEVILRY. Burton says he has “ventured to remedy the conciseness of

Adapted by Richard F. Burton, F.R.G.S., &c. With thirty- their language.” If he has done much in this way, the style

three illustrations by Ernest Griset. (Longmans and Co.) of the original must, indeed, be compressed and pungent. The book containing the Hindu tales here put into English But we must confess to a doubt which has repeatedly crossed form by Captain Burton is of great popularity in the East. our mind on reading the book, whether we are not under a It occupies somewhat the same position in Hindu literature much larger debt to Captain Burton for his part in the stories that the “ Legends of King Arthur” do among ourselves. An than it has seemed good to him to lay claim to. Eastern teller of the tales informs his readers that it is “a In conclusion we will give our readers a few samples of the string of fine pearls to be hung round the neck of human moral and philosophical reflections with which the stories intelligence; a fragrant flower to be borne in the turban abound :of mental wisdom ; a jewel of pure gold, which becomes

As Indra, during the four rainy months, fills the carth with water, so the brow of all supreme minds ; and a handful of powdered a king should replenish his treasury with money. As Surya the sun, in rubies, whose tonic effects will appear palpably upon the warming the earth eight months, does not scorch it, so a king in drawing


revenues from his people ought not to oppress them. As Vayu, the

PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS. wind, surrounds and fills everything, so the king by his officers and spies should become acquainted with the affairs and circumstances of his whole

The Rev. J. W. Alloway, to be Chaplain to the Infirmary, Leicester. people. As Yama judges men without partiality or prejudice, and

The Rev. R. K. Arbuthnot, to the Vicarage of Semperingham, Lincolnshire. punishes the guilty, so should a king chastise, without favour, all offenders. The Rev. Johu Marks Ashley, to be Minister of Oxford Chapel. As Varuna, the regent of water, binds with his pasha or divine noose The Rer. Frederick Cox, Incumbent of St. Andrew's, Watford, to the Roctory of his enemies, so let a king bind every malefactor safely in prison. As

Upper Chelsea.

The Rev. John Evans, to the Prohendary of Rugmere in St. Paul's Cathedral. Chandra, the moon, by his cheering light gives pleasure to all, thus

The Rer. T. Huntley Greene, Roctor of Marsh Gibbon, to the Vicarage of All should a king. by gifts and generosity, make his people happy. And as Saints'. Knightsbridge. Prithwi, the earth, sustains all alike, so should a king feel an equal

The Rev. John Winter (late of St. John's, Wednesbury), to the Rectory of Tarringaffection and forbearance towards everyone.

ton, near Ledbury. His forethought and prudence taught him to regard all his nearest neighbours and their allies as hostile. The powers beyond those natural Home and Foreign Church News. enemies he considered friendly because they were the foes of his foes. Aud all the remoter nations he looked upon as neutrals, in a transitional or provisional state as it were, till they became either his neighbours' A Processional Cross is now used at St. Paul's Church, Bow Common. neighbours, or his own neighbours, that is to say, his friends or his foes.

The Rev. W. Upton Richards is said to be dangerously ill. He was mindful of the wise saying " if the Rajah did not punish the guilty, the stronger would roast the weaker like a fish on a spit."

Carols were sung at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, after Evensong on the It is written in the Scriptures (shastra) “Of Ceremony” that “we

Sunday after Christmas Day. must not go empty-handed into the presence of the following persons, Last week the Bishop of Ripon consecrated a Church, dedicated to St. namely, Rajas, spiritual teachers, judges, young maidens, and old women Thomas, at Sutton, Crosshills, near Keighley. whose daughters we would marry.'

The centre window of the Chancel of Ruswarp Church, near Whitby, He was a philosopher, that young man. But after all, Rajá Vikram, has been filled with stained glass. what if mortal philosophy? Nothing but another name for indifference ! Who was ever philosophical about a thing truly loved or really hated ?

A Mission is being held in Stroud. It commenced on New Year's Eve, no one! Philosophy, says Shankharacharya, is either the gift of natnre

when the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol was the preacher. or the reward of study. But I, the Baital, the devil, ask you, what is a The choir of St. James's, Tunbridge, has been vested in surplices, and born philosopher, save a man of cold desires ? And what is a bred the Vicar has discontinued the use of the black gown. philosopher but a man who has survived his desires ? A young philosopher -a cold-blooded ycuth! An elderly philosopher?-a leuco. at All Saints' Church, Margaret-street.

On Christmas Day the Prince and Princess of Wales attended Service phlegmatic old man ! Much nonsense, of a verity, ye hear in praise of nothing from your Rajahship's Nine Gems of Science, and from sundry On Friday evening the Bishop of Exeter entertained at dinner the other such wise fools.

senior members of the Cathedral Choir. At the same time he warned his master that to all appearances the The Rev. Dr. Vaughan has consented to act as Chaplain to the St. lady Padmavati was far too clever to make a comfortable wife. The John's Sisterhood for training nurses. Minister's son especially hated talented, intellectual, and strong-minded

The Master of the Temple will resume his Greek Testament readings women ! he had been heard to describe the torments of Naglok, as the compulsory companionship of a polemical divine and a learned authoress

on the 11th of January. The subject will be St. Paul's Epistle to the

Galatians. well stricken in years and of forbidding aspect, as such persons mostly are. Amongst womankind he admired—theoretically, as became a philo- The Christmas decorations at St. Mary-the-Less, Lambeth, were very sopher—the small, plump, laughing, chattering, unintellectual, and chaste this year, and were done, we are told, by Mrs. and the Misses material-minded. And therefore--excuse the digression, Raja Vikram- Gladstone. he married an old maid, tall, thin, yellow, strictly proper, cold-mannered,

On Christmas Eve, the Rev. Martin Rule, late Curate of St. Paul's, a conversationist, and who prided herself upon spirituality. But more wonderful still, after he did marry her actually loved her what an in Brighton, was received into the Roman Obedience by Canon Oakeley, at

St. John's, Islington. comprehensible being is man in these matters. “When I love a woman I like to tell her everything—to have no

Of course there are various rumours as to the future occupant of the secrets from her--to consider her another self- Which habit,”

See of Manchester. Amongst others Dean Hook and Dr. Miller are

mentioned. interrupted the pradhan's son, "you will lose when you are a little older, when you recognize the fact that love is nothing but a bout, a We hear that Father Ignatius sent to Mr. Denton, Vicar of St. game of skill between two individuals of opposite sexes; the one secking Bartholomew's, Moor-lane, asking to be allowed to preach again in that to gain as much, and the other striving to lose as little as possible ; and Church, but the Vicar declined to allow him. that the sharper of the twain thus met on the chess-board must, in the

The Rev. James Stephen Hodson, D.D., of Merton College, Oxford, long run, win. And reticence is but a habit ; practise it for a year, and has been appointed Head Master of Bradfield College in the room of che you will find

it harder to betray than to conceal your thoughts. It hath Rev. Dr. Hayman. its joys also. Is there no pleasure, think yon, when suppressing an outbreak of tender but fatal confidence, in saying to yourself, “Oh, if she

The Spectator says that the Bishop of Exeter's Sermon on his enthroonly knew this?”

nization was a singularly simple, noble, and impressive Confession of

Faith." The Annual Meeting of the Church Association” is fixed for the of the Psalms on Sunday mornings in Doncaster Parish Church with a

We regret to hear that the Rev. Mr. Pigou has abolished the chanting 23rd inst., at St. James's Hall, at 2.30 p.m.

view to shortening the Service. JUNIOR CONSERVATIVE CLUB.–We are requested by the honorary secretary, Mr. S. R. Townshend Mayer, to state that Colonel Haly and of cassocks and surplices this Christmas. Processional hymns were used

The choir of St. Bartholomew's Church, Dublin, have adopted the use Mr. Robert Kell have been added to the standing committee of this club. before and after the Services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Mr. J. T. Agg Gardner has been appointed a trustee, and Mr. W. T. Charley, M.P., has consented to become a patron. The plan of the club congregations were large and reverent, and the offertories above 201. has the approval of the Right Hon. Gathorne Hardy, M.P., Mr. W. Cun- The Special Services at St. Paul's Cathedral were commenced on Sunliffe Brooks, M.P., Sir John Gibbons, Bart., Major-General Gore-Munbee, day evening. The Dean read the Lessons, and the Bishop ot London and other prominent members of the Conservative party.

preached the Sermon. Next Sunday, the Rev. W. W. Champneys, Dean ADMIRALTY EconoMY.—“Is it true," writes a correspondent who signs

of Lichfield, will be the preacher. himself “An able Seaman," " that officers in Her Majesty's navy may On Friday the Bishop of London consecrated a new Church at pay their way to promotion by working on their lordships' love of Hampstead, dedicated to St. Stephen. A luncheon followed the Service : economy?” We think it not unlikely, but we can hardly believe the but the Bishop, remembering that all Fridays are days of fasting, did not story to be true which, as our correspondent says, suggests the enquiry. | stop to it; his place, however, was filled by the Vicar of Hampstead. According to him: “A naval command in the China seas was not

The Rectory of Wellington, Shropshire, is announced for sale. long since vacant. Application was made for the post by a gentleman advertisement sets forth that there is a good modern resid-nce and the who would certainly not have got it in the natural course of promotion, income is nearly 1,0001. a year. The patronage is in the hands of a and who had no particular qualification for it but this: he was willing layman. to forego the passage money usually allowed on such occasions. He announced to their lordships his readiness to fall in with their policy by the Churchyard of St. John's, Heaton Mersey. The funeral was strictly

Dr. James Prince Lee, Bishop of Manchester, was buried on Friday in paying the money out of his own abundant, patriotic pocket-and his merits were rewarded. He got the appointment." It we did not know private, and the chief mourner was the Bishop's widow. May he rest iu that this story is commonly repeated, we should not print so extraordinary peace ! a statement. It cannot be true. And yet-is it?--Pall Mall Gazelle. A correspondent complains to us that he was present at Evensong last

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week at a City Church where Catholic Ritual is supposed to be observed, Diocese of Exeter, of whom 11 are Rural Deans :- To the Right Rev. and although there were tro Priests present vested in surplices, the Bishop Trower, the Ven. Archdeacon Freeman, the Rev. Canon Sackville Lessons were read by a Layman vested in 2-dress coat.

Lee, the Rev. Prebendary Lyne, the Rev. Prebendary Tatham, and the Bristol Cathedral has been effectively decorated this Chrismas for the Rev. Prebendary Harris.—We, the undersigned Clergy of the Diocese of first time, but St. Paul's Cathedral, which last Christmas was decorated Exeter, desire to offer you our most sincere thanks for your courageous with two large bunches of holly, is this year entirely without any opposition to the election of Dr. Temple to the See of Exeter; and we decoration.

earnestly pray that it may please Almighty God to bless your efforts for

the maintenance of His Holy Faith." The Rev. Luk: Rivington, Curate of All Saints' Church, Margaretstreet, is about to found a Brotherhood at Stoke, in Staffordshire. The

The Parish Church of Folkestone has just been adorned by a large Society will be called the Brotherhood of the Holy Ghost, and will be mural painting. The subject is our Blessed Lord enthroned in majesty essentially a Preaching Order.

between our Lady and St. Eanswith, the two Patrons of the Church.

The drawing and colouring of this picture are very bold and rich, and do It is stated that the cost of renovation of the Palace of the Bishop of credit to the artist, Mr. Andrew B. Donaldson, and the parishioners of Exeter will be £7,000. The question has been raised whether or not the Folkestone may congratulate themselves on possessing a work of high executors of the late Bishop will not be called upon to defray this art such as few English Churches can boast. The vehicle employed in expense.

this picture is oil, and gold is largely introduced; it is believed that it A correspondent in the Pall Mall Gazette suggests that the Se of will prove more permanent than fresco, and the effect is certainly richer. Manchester should be restored to Chester, and that two Suffragan Bishops should be appointed, at a salary of 5001. a year each, and thus save

A "very pleasing instance,” observes a local paper, of the union of all 4.0002.! Truly this is an age of niggardliness in all that relates to the Christians for one purpose was witnessed in the Cathedral city of Wells, honour of Almighty God.

Somerset, the other day. At the invitation of the Rev. G. Blisset,

Incumbent of East Wells, the ministers of the Nonconformist " Churches' There is no truth whatever in the statement that Mr. Gladstone twice in the city met at the Vicarage, and in the evening held a public meeting asked the Bishop of Winchester to take part in the consecration of Dr. in the parish school-room, to talk about the Council at Rome. Temple. The real fact is that Dr. Temple having been ordained Deacon meeting was a most refreshing one, and at the close Mr. Blisset invited and Priest by Bishop Wilberforce, he much wished and strongly urged those present to another united meeting in the first week of the new upon him to take the chief part in his consecration as a Bishop.

year. Such an occurrence is quite unprecedented in this city. Father Hillyard of Norwich has received several Christmas presents

Last night, a meeting was held in St. John's School-room, Old Ford, from the congregation of St. Augustine’s. Haggerston, in recognition of to promote the erection of a new Church in the parish of Bethnal Green. his devoted service there during the late Mission. The Vicar sends him we can confidently assert that the Church is not wanted, for the ten or a cassock and cincture, the choir a box of books, the women of the Bible twelve Churches already existing

in the parish are not half filled. Howclass a silver crucifix, and a professional “pedestrian " a box of French

erer, it will be another Living-or, more correctly speaking, another plums.

“starving"—for a new Vicar, who would be much better employed as a A Mr. Collins, writing from Bodmin to the Western Morning News, Mission Priest, and attached to one of the existing districts. The income compares Dr. Temple to St. Stephen, and prays that he (Dr. Temple) of the Vicars at the East-end are supposed to be 3001. a-year. We doubt may, in the words of the Collect for the day, "in all his sufferings upon much if any of them actually clear 1501. a-year. earth for the testimony of the truth (!) steadfastly look up to heaven ; and

The foundation-stone of St. Saviour's Church, Battersea Park, was laid being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to come and bless his perse- yesterday by H. S. Thornton, Esq. The Archdeacon of Surrey delivered cutors."—What next?

an address; he was followed by other speakers, among whom was the The baptism of the daughter of the Queen of Naples took place on Vicar of Battersea. A bottle was placed in a cavity below the stone, Tuesday at the Farnese Palace at Rome. Cardinal Antonelli, repre-containing a description of the undertaking, and, besides coin of the senting the Pope, held the child at the font. The Empress of Austria, realm, a copy of the Standard newspaper. The Church is designed in the ex-Princesses of Naples, Tuscany, and Parma, several Cardinals, and the earty French Gothic style, by Mr. E. C. Robins, of Southamptona deputation from the Neapolitan provinces were present. The infant street, Strand, and comprises a nave and clerestory, chancel, north and Princess received the names of Christina Maria Pia.

south aisles, an organ chamber, and vestry, with a small gallery over the The litigation as to whether the claim of Dr. Jebb, as Prælector of the entrance lobbies at the west end of the nave, and it affords accommodaCathedral of Hereford to be presented to the Canonry rendered vacant by tion for 700 people. the death of Canon Huntingford was well founded, has at length ripened The Bishop of Winchester has commenced work in real earnest in his into a state fit for presentation to the Court for argument and decision. new Diocese. After his reception of 120 Clergy last week, at Farnham It has now been set down for hearing. There is reason to expect that it Castle, he consecrated a new Church at Farnham on Tuesday week, and will be reached in the ensuing Hilary Term, commencing on the 11th preached in the afternoon in the Parish Church, for the schools. On instant.

December 23 his Lordship, consecrated a new Church at Outwood The Rev. W. G. Clark, the public orator of the University of Cam-Common, near Reigate ; and on Christmas Eve reopened the Church at bridge

, has written a letter to his Diocesan, the Bishop of Ely, stating Bedhampton, near Havant. On Wednesday evening he preached in the that he no longer abides by some of the declarations made at his Ordina- Parish Church of Guildford, and the following morning he reopened the

On the Eve of the Circumcision the tion, relating to the infallibility and truth of the Scriptures, and there. Church of St. Mary, Guildford. fore that he renounces his ministerial office, and desires in future to be a Bishop preached at St. Mark's, Reigate, and on the morning of the

Festival celebrated the Holy Communion in the same Church. layman. He protests against any law which prohibits his doing so as unjust and unnatural.

On Sunday last a very beautiful paten was presented to the Parish A writer in the Daily News says :—"It is a favourite objection of Church of Leeds by the Recorder of Leeds. The paten is of silver, and Catholics against Protestants that they keep their Churches shut; and in the centre and round the edge are set jewel-wise a number of gold though most of the pronounced Ritualistic Churches are open at this coins of Spain, England, and France. An inscription on the back of the season “ for private devotion,” the Catholic Churches are this year, as a paten explains the history of this adornment, and perpetuates the rule, rigidly closed, except at Service time. I called on the Innocents' memory of an awful catastrophe. The inscription runs thus : _The Day at five or six such Churches at the West and East ends of London, coins in this paten were found on the body of George Benjamin Maule, and in no case could I enter the building.”

Esq., who was killed, together with 14 fellow travellers, on the night of

the 14th September, A.D. 1850, by being washed down a mountain The Rev.R. H. Bradley remarks as to Ritualism at St. Lawrence's, Jewry; torrent into the sea near Oropesa, on the coast of Valencia, in the kingthat the Service seems more devout and hearty than in 1862, and that dom of Spain. Dedicated to the Holy Services of Leeds Parish Church he saw nothing either in dress or gesture to distinguish the congrega- by his brother, the Recorder.” The paten was presented during the tion as Ritualistic. As to those who had been “driven away changes he believes the first requisite for being driven away is to attend, offertory by Mr. R. B. Turner, on behalf of the Recorder.

The following address to the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol is in and that he “ did not recognize a body of parishioners in the six elderly ladies to whom it was his privilege to preach in St. Lawrence's Church course of signature in his Lordship’s Diocese :

· We, the undersigned in 1862."

Clergy of your Lordship’s Diocese, have learned that your Lordship has,

as one of the Bishops of the Province of Canterbury, presented to the The City Press says a dangerous crack has been discovered in the Bishop of London and the other consecrating Prelates

, your solemn north wall of St. James's, Aldgate, imperilling, it is feared, the whole declaration that you did not consent to the consecration of Dr. Temple

, structure. The fissure is so complete that the people in the premises until such time as he should have publicly and expressly notified his diswhich abut on the Church can see through into the building. The avowal of the teaching of the “ Essays and Reviews,” in so far as the Churchwardens have promptly closed the Church for the purpose of a same is at variance with the fundamental doctrines of the Church of careful official examination. The congregation have found a temporary England. We are anxious, without delay, to offer to your Lordship the place of worship at the neighbouring Church of St. Catherine Cree. in tribute of our sincere and most heartfelt thanks for this declaration. We Leadenhall-street-a very large, handsome Church, with a congregation praise God that our Bishop has been enabled to stand forth in defence of of about twenty persons attached to it.

the faith of the Church when assailed and imperilled, and we desire to The following address has been signed by 149 of the Clergy of the place on record, as your Lordship’s Clergy, our entire and unreserved

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concurrence in your temperate, faithful, and most seasonable expression ornamented with crystals, the gift of J. Pares, Esq., of Postford House. of dissent from this consecration."

The super-frontal of the altar was executed by the East Grinstead Sisters, The Church Times, referring to St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, and, with the ante-pendium, is the gift of Mrs. G. R. Portal. The says :-In the first place, the Commandments have been moved from simple but effective encaustic tiles, with which the Church is paved,

are from the works of Messrs. Maw, and the gift of her Grace the Duchess above the altar and placed on each side the chancel-arch, a beautiful

of Northumberland. It is said that the Duke of Northumberland sketch of the Crucifixion now occupying the centre of the reredos, while

intends to restore the nave of the Church. the empty niches and panels have been filled in with admirably executed figures of saints. The Church was adorned with great beauty for the The John Bull says :-“A Magistrate ” lately undertook to inform the Christmas festival ; a rood-screen mounted by a cross about twelve feet Guardiun that no more than 144 Clergy had memorialised the Chapter high being a new feature in the decorations. The altar looked strikingly of Exeter against the election of Bishop Temple. The names of 300 beautiful, with its numerous bouqueis, and twenty-four wax lights, who did so are in possession of the Chapter Clerk, while as many more which threw into bold relief the structural crucifix. On Christmas Day were only prevented from declaring their objections by doubts either as Low Mass was said at 7, 8, and 9.30, and there was a High Celebration to the proper modes, or as to the utility of doing so. It is not too much after the Sermon, which now precedes the Communion Service in order to say that, from one end of the Diocese to the other, the appointment is to prevent the break caused by the departure of the non-communicants / viewed with loathing and detestation. The Serinon, which he sets forth after the Sermon. On Sunday evenings, when the Church is entirely as his manifesto, contains not one word of the recantation and renunciafree, a Mission Service is held instead of the ordinary repetition of Evening tion which he distinctly implied throughout that it was his intention to Prayer. This answers well, the Church being quite full.

make after his consecration, and but for his leading the Bishops to expect With the permission of Dr. Barry, the London Association of Church

which he would never have been consecrated. His Sermon is a mere Teachers held a conversazione at King's College on Saturday week. The

reiteration of the heresy-involving position of his essay--viz., that the

Word of God is no authoritative teacher or guide ; that every man's proceedings commenced at four o'clock with Evensong in the College Chapel, the choir, clergy, organist, and preacher all being members of the

conscience is his sufficient and supreme enlightener. He has not disAssociation. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Barry, who

owned sympathy or agreement with the other Essayists in the leading selected for his text the words “ And they shall all be taught of God.” In principle of their attack on the authority of the Bible, nor given any an eloquent discourse he pointed out that the only education worth the pledge that he will not admit to Ordination or to Benefices those who name was the developing of the moral and religious character of the deny any Article of the Christian Faith. A considerable number of his child; and that the only real comfort the teacher could feel in the midst Clergy will doubtless await the effect of the inquiry about to be made

in Convocation before recognising Dr. Temple as their Bishop, and steps of all his anxieties and discouragements was that he was only an instru

are being taken for united action in the matter. ment in the hands of the Almighty, and that the pupils under his charge were really “taught of God.” After Service, tea and coffee were served The Bishop of Lichfield held a court at his Palace on Friday to try some out in the hall below the Chapel; and then the company adjourned to the absurd charges brought against the Rev. A. S. Prior, Vicar of St. George's, theatre, where the Rev. J. G. Cromwell took the chair, and Mr. W. Wolverhampton. The complaints were ranged under many heads. The Lawson read a paper on Teachers' Associations.

chief, however, were that Mr. Prior had, contrary to the practices in vogue A Bewildered Churchman” writes to the Guardian from Birming before he became the Vicar of St. George's, adopted the surplice throughham :-* Among other gentlemen officiating yesterday at a Church of parishioners, he had determined upon an afternoon Service

, at which he

out the whole Service, and that, without consulting the wishes of the Evangelical reputation in this town were two individuals robed in so strange a fashion that I feel constrained to apply to you for some expla- lasted five hours. The Bishop distinctly approved of the

use of the

had desired the attendance of the Sunday-school children. The court nation of the mystery of their raiment. One, who I understood is Curate of the Church, wore over his surplice a hood, half red, half white, with surplice, said that he had recommended it throughout his Diocese, and black lining. Worshippers on one side of him would take him for an

he promised that, if it should get into general use, he would, as far as M.A. of Oxford, those on the other would believe him possessed of a

possible, discountenance every other style of vestinent. His Lordship similar degree at the sister University. Yet he was not a University Choral Service; but where such a form of worship had not yet

also approved of the afternoon Services. He also approved of the man at all. The other gentleman wore an all-silk decoration, something similar in shape, of gorgeous violet hue, overpowering to behold. He

been adopted he thought that it would perhaps be best to cominence was no graduate either, but a student, as I understood, of some Theo

the change upon Festival Days. As to the use of the pews at an afterlogical College. The Canon of the Church, I find, expressly refuses a

noon Service, there was no doubt that the Vicar was justified by law in

using them, notwithstanding that they were tenanted for the morning hood to such 'ministers as are not graduates,' and permits them to wear only • some decent tippet of black,' which is not to be silk. Whence then

and afternoon Services, and paid for accordingly. The Bishop added that

he should consider any Clergyman a fool who, coming into a new cure, the red, the white, the violet, and the silk, in these two cases? There

should promise not to make any alteration in the next ten or fifteen years is surely an anomaly in the outcry anent reviving old vestments, when Evangelical • literate persons are bedecking themselves at will with new

as the case might be. He would, however, pledge his word to the comones, glowing with all the colours of the rainbow !"

plainants that their Vicar was not the man to lead them either into

Ritualisin or Popery. “ The Foundress " writes to the Standard :-The institution for which I plead is the Clergy Ladies' Homes, which has the patronage of

On Sunday the Bishop of Exeter took part in the Services at the

Cathedral both at Matins and Evensong, and the Corporation attended in the Archbishops and many of the Bishops, and was brought out under the especial sanction of the Dean of Norwich. It is well known how

state. After Evensong the Bishop preached from the words, “ Beloved,

now are we the sons of God: and it doth not yet appear what we shall small, even to narrowness, are the incomes of too many of the Clergy and the numerous calls on them, and I must say, as compared with shall see Him as He is.” The Sermon occupied three-quarters of an hour.

be : but we know that when He shall appear we shall be like Him, fir we others, the munificence of their contributions to all good works ; but,

Dr. Temple commenced by remarking that one of the most striking then, their own families too often are placed by the death of husband or father in a position little better than absolute poverty, for, as it has been ordinary a degree to the influence of personal intercourse with one

characteristics of our nature was that we should be subject in so extrasaid by one pleading this cause from the pulpit

, “To a person brought another. He dwelt on the influence of parents on their children, and up in refinement that is poverty which to the pauper would be riches." , said that the influence of the homes in which children lived made a We have three houses quite full, and had we funds we might fill three more from ladies on our list of applicants. The advantages offered are

greater difference in their lives than any instruction they might get in highly appreciated, as affording them a home in some degree suitable to

school, in Church, or from books. This was not only true of childhood, their station, and enabling them to live, rather than exist, on their very together. “We can,” the preacher said, " hardly look into each other's

but of manhood. We formed each other's characters simply by living slender incomes. We can say what few, if any other institutions canthat not one sixpence is diverted from the funds raised for the Homes. influence of a common passion, ordinary men were often transported

faces without making a real difference in each other's souls.” By the We have no paid officials to take up the profits, but the whole of the

out of themselves, .nd became unrecognizable as the same persons when work is done by the hon. treasurer and myself.”—13, Southwick-st., W.

unmoved. All this was part of the mystery of humanity-part of the On Thursday, December 23rd, there were special Services at Albury strange bond that bound us together as fellow.creatures-intended by Church on the occasion of the opening of the chancel, which has been God to make us one, and to make us a blessing to each other. The built at the expense of the Duke of Northumberland from the designs preacher went on to show that God in all His dealings with man made of Mr. A. W. Blomfield. The five windows are filled with stained glass

, use of what He had implanted our nature for higher purposes than painted by Lady Rokewode Gage, the three at the east end being that for which it seemed originally designed, that through the commonmemorials to her ladyship's father, Mr. Henry Drummond. The chancel | place characteristics of our nature He communicated to us His truth. is separated from the nave by a low oak screen, of simple and massive | For example, He had given conscience as the means by which higher design. At the back of the altar is a handsome reredos, by Messrs. Earp revelations reach the soul; He had made the natural affections—the love and Salviati, the gift of Earl Percy, M.P. In the centre panel is a red of parent, sister, brother---the lessons by which we are to learn of His cross, upon a gold background, together with the sacred monograms, the love. And so, accordingly, this power of sympathy and of mutual whole in the well-known Venetian mossaic. The side panels are in intercourse was made use of to be the foundation of the Church, alabaster, incised with the emblematic representations of vine leaves, which God had established on earth, for the purpose of helping grapes, and ears of corn. On the shell, which is a beautiful specimen of man to serve Him, and to come to Him. The community of Devonshire marble, stands an elaborately wrought pair of candlesticks, I spirit, which St. Paul represented the Church as possessing, was


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