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Hitherto a want of money was the excuse offered by successive

THE E.C.U. AND THE CHURCH HERALD. Deans, but this difficulty being removed by Lord Dudley's munificence, we earnestly hope that the Dean and Chapter

In reply to our remarks last week, Sir C. Young has published in the will be firm, and put an end to the scandal.

Church Times and Church Review the following letter :Our readers have now an opportunity of observing that the

“ Tenby, Feast of All Saints', 1869. letter which Sir F. G. Ouseley wrote assigning his reasons for “Dear Sir Charles,- I purposely abstained from stating my reasons for withdrawing from the E.C.U., gives, as the principal one, just wishing my name removed from the E.C.U., both because I was unwilling what we stated the inaction of the Union as to opposing Dr. to provoke correspondence (for which, in truth, I have no leisure), and Temple. We cannot understand how Sir Charles Young any such statement a matter of interest. But as you express a wish to

also because I hardly imagined myself of sufficient importance make felt himself justified in charging us with “inaccuracy,” and know my reasons, although I cannot enter into them at any great length, could say, as reported in the Church Review, that Sir F. G. yet I feel it is but due to say a few words on the subject. I have for a Ouseley's resignation was “not for the reason stated in the long time been gradually coming to a conviction that the E.C.U. and CHURCH HERALD." The Union does not seem to flourish myself were not at one on several important points (e.g.

, I felt very under his management. There are only 47 candidates for indignation against the sacrilegious spoliation of the Irish Church. The

strongly that every good Churchman ought to protest with the utmost election at the next ordinary meeting, which will be the third of E.C.U.

was very lukewarm in the matter). But when I saw great efforts the four now held annually, and adding these to the 433 elected continually made, and money spent in the defence of the externals of at the two previous meetings, gives us but 480, which would worship, such as vestments and ceremonies, and coupled with that the make the probable annual increase this year 640—a wonderful Exeter, and when I felt impelled to conclude the reason of this to be a

apathy shown in resisting the appointment of a heretic to the See of change from 1,500 last year, and 1,407 the year before it. A desire to force on a disruption of Church and State (which I can only change of rule is, we see, to be proposed, by which in future regard as a great calamity impending on both), then I felt convinced that the Council are to have the elections in their own hands, but I should be doing violence to my own convictions, and aiding a course of

action with which I cannot at all coincide, were 1 to remain any longer we do not suppose that this will affect the numbers.

a member of the E.C.U. I have always been a staunch High Churchwho view the Union from the position of outsiders, the man and a strong Conservative. But I am not, nor can I ever become numbers we have given seem hardly to justify the Church a Ritualist nor a Radical. I look on the E.C.U. as having become the Times in saying that “the tact and wisdom of the new Pre- organised engine of both. Therefore I must sever my connection with sident and Secretary, the high character of the Council, the the mutual respect which exists between myself and the majority of my

it. I trust, however, that this act of mine may in no wise interfere with fortunate secession of that small, cantankerous, and inept acquaintance among the members of the E.C.U. element which some time ago disturbed the Society, and the

“I am, yours faithfully singular concord which now reigns in Burleigh-street, have

“Sir Charles L. Young." (Signed) “ FREDERICK GORE OUBELEY. clothed the Union with a strength it never before possessed, On this Sir C. Young has the coolness to write :if, as we suppose, numbers go far toward constituting strength.” **Your readers will see that my assertion that the Church Herald was Perhaps Sir C. Young will favour our neighbour with one of inaccurate in stating that Şir F.Ouseley left the Union merely on accoant his letters, which so marvellously combine elegance and accu

of the supposed .inaction' on the part of the President and Council, is racy. We have not the least wish to detract from the Union's amply borne out by the language which Sir Frederick uses.”

Our readers will no doubt form their own opinion on the point. Cermerits, if it has any; they do not concern us, but we do claim a right to remark on the accuracy of alleged facts.

tainly we never desired to imply Sir F. Gore Ouseley's entire satisfaction

with the Union on other matters than the Temple case, when wo spoke of In another column will be found the decision arrived at on that as the cause of his secession. the title and status of the Suffragan Bishops. The conclusion appears to be a perfectly sound one ; and though we should grudge the new Bishops no honour, we are not sorry to see the

Original Poetry. intrinsic difference between Christian Bishops and Spiritual Peers plainly marked. In strict consistency, however, should

GONE. not the Suffragan Bishops sit and debate, though not vote, in the

Gone ! gone! gono! Upper House of Convocation ? Otherwise, a valuable portion

Half of life, and all of youth,

What has this life done? of the experience accruing from Diocesan labour will be lost to

What has this youth won ? the Upper House.

Nothing, in truth. As the article which we published last week on Catholic

Nothing of wealth, nor of fame, Progress has called forth several letters of remonstrance, we

No leaf from the garland, no drop from the shower, think it well to state plainly what we consider to be our posi

No prize in the weary game,

No light on the lonely name, tion, so that misapprehension may be removed. It is a well

No place, no power. known fact that a large number of persons among us are in the habit of seeking Absolution, as is advised in the Exhorta

Little of pleasure or peace, tion given in the Prayer Book to be used when notice is given

Of the heart's content, or the spirit's joy,

Toil with but small surcease, of Holy Communion. Now we think that this, while it is a

Trouble with slight release, gratifying evidence of an increasing conviction of the evil of

Small gold with large alloy. sin, needs some special provisions to avert the risk of

Few glimpses of love's sunshine, persons being unable to obtain " the benefit of Absolution

Few draughts from friendship's spring, through a feeling of shyness preventing their applying person

No heart to beat with mine, ally to a Clergyman to appoint a special time and place to

Round me no hands to twine, hear their Confessions and absolve them. It seems to us that

No soul to cling. though, as we said last week “ boxes may not be primitive,

Some strength set to endure, they are a legitimate development of ancient practice; but if

Something of deathless trust, any one prefers returning to the primitive custom of making

Of a love always pure,

Of a hope ever sure, their confession in public we do not wish to restrain them. Nor

One Faith not writ in dust. can we do better than remind all of the Exhortation contained in Edward VIth's Prayer Book, that those who desire to practise

Gone! gone! gone !

All of life shall soon be o'er, private confession should be unmolested in its use and should

But the seed to a tree shall have grown, not molest those who do not desire that which partakes rather

And the bud to a flower shall have blown, of the character of medicine than food.

Ere the breath be quenched evermore.

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PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS.

Curate of St. Peter's, Hackney, will deliver a course of Sermons, specially addressed to women, “On certain female characters in Holy Scrip

ture," on Thursday mornings in Lent, at St. Saviour's, Hoxton. The Rev. W. H. Burns, to the Rectory of St. James, Manchester. The Rev. W. R. Clark, to the Rural Deanery of Taunton.

Last week Earl Nelson presided at a meeting of the General ComThe Rev. John Beauvoir Dallison, to the Rectory of Upwell, near Wisbech.

mittee of the Church Congress at Southampton, Canon Kingsley was The Rev. G. S. Drew, to the Rectory of Avington, Winchester. The Rev. C. W. Heaton, to the Rectory of Aston Clinton, Bucks.

elected one of the Vice-Presidents. The Bishop of Winchester recomThe Rev. T. N. Hughes, to the Rectory of St. Edmund's, Northampton.

mends that the Congress should be held the second week in October The Rev. Dr. Jebb, to a Canonry in the Cathedral Church of llereford.

next. The Rev. W. Koys, to the Rectory of Clifton, Westmoreland. The Rev. T. W. S. Langdon, to the Vicarage of Scavington St. Mary, Ilminster. The Bishopric of Wellington, New Zealand (according to the Guardian) The Rev. E. Lindsell, to the Rectory of Combpyne, Devon.

is about to become vacant. Bishop Abraham, in consequence of the The Rev. E. A. Sanford, to the Rural Deanery of Wellington.

recent illness of Bishop Selwyn, has determined to remain in England The Rev. A. E.C. Smith, to the Vicarage of Cootham. The Rev. W. S. Laczyrma, to the Incumbency of Carnmenillis, Cornwall. and assist his old friend and colleague as Suffragan Bishop in the Black

The Rev. G. Southwell, Vicar of Yetminstor-cum-Chetnole, Dorset, to the Rural Country.
Deanery.
The Rev. H. R. Tanner, to the Vicarage of Fazely, near Tamworth.

St. Andrew's Alms Houses, Clewer, were opened on Shrove Tuesday The Rev. C. W. S. Taunton, to the Incumbency of St. Thoinas, Trowbridge. by the Rev. T. T. Carter, Rector of Clewer, and Warden of the House The Rev. H. W. Taylor, to the Vicarage of Luxulyan, Cornwall.

of Mercy. There are twelve houses for aged couples, or single persons. The Rev. W. Temple, to the Vicarage of St. Barnabas, South Kensington. The Rev. H.J. Turner, to the Rectory of Grandisburgh, Suffolk.

They are the gift of a friend, and are built after a design of the late Mr. The Rev. H. K. Venn, to the Vicaruge of Monkton, Devon.

Arthur Ashpitel.
The Rev. M.M.O.G. Wilder, to the Rectory of Great Bradley, Suffolk.
The Rev. W. Kelley, to the Rectory of Newlands.

A proposal has just been made by the sisters of the late Dean of Durham and the late Right Hon. Horatio Waddington, to devote the sum of £3,000 in the Three per Cent. Consolidated Bank Annuities to

the foundation of a Classical Scholarship in the University of Cambridge, Home and Foreign Church News.

to be called, in memory of their brothers, the Waddington Scholarship. The R.C. Bishop of Southwark is suffering from ague.

In connection with the Diocesan Lay Helpers' Association, a confer

ence was held on Tuesday evening at St. Peter's Schools, Eaton-square, On Friday the Bishop of London consecrated the Church of St. Luke, Pimlico. The Rev. C. H. Cope, Curate of St. Peter's, said, even in that at Milwall.

parish in Belgravia, south of the Victoria Station, there was a numerous It is said that three medical men have pronounced Bishop Twells to be and poor population. He asked for lay help, especially Sunday-school of unsound mind.

teachers.

A memorial is in course of signature in the Diocese of Exeter, proThe Bishopric of Sierra Leone has been offered to the Rev. Henry Cheet- testing against the proposed restoration of Exeter Cathedral according ham, Vicar of Quarndon, near Derby.

to the plan submitted to the Dean and Chapter by Mr. Gilbert Scott. The Rev. II. P. Liddon is delivering a course of Sermons at St. It is suggested, instead, that a scheme should be adopted similar to the James's, Piccadilly, on the Sunday afternoons during Lent.

restorations carried out at Ely, Hereford, Lichfield, Durham, Chichester,

and Llandaff. At St. Lawrence, Jewry, during Lent the whole of the mid-day Wednesday Sermons will be delivered by the Rev. R. M. Benson.

The Opinione states that Count Daru has written an imperative letter

to Cardinal Antonelli respecting the desire of France that the discussion The “recent Judgment” is, we hear, so far obeyed at All Saints',

on the question of Papal infallibility should cease. Another, and it is Cheltenham, that Mass is said there in a “surplice with sleeves only.”

said a more trustworthy rumour, is current in Rome to the effect that the Evensong is now sung every Thursday, during Lent, in Hereford Count has merely claimed the right of France to send an ambassador to Cathedral at eight o'clock. There are also Sermons by Special Preachers. the Council.

The Roman Council is (says the Westminster Gazette) to be prorogued, Letters received from Rome three days ago speak of the majority in the i.e., there is to be a vacanza from Passion Sunday till after Low Sunday' Council as daily increasing. 530 Prelates at least were then known to

The Dean of Winchester completed his ninety-fourth year on Satur- belong to it, and their resolution not to yield to external pressure or day week, when the Cathedral bells “fired” the number of years he dictation was stronger than ever. It by no means follows, moreover, had attained.

that all the remaining Bishops can be counted on by the opposition party.

-Tablet. The Boyle Lectures this year will be delivered in the Chapel Royal, Whitehall , by the Rev. Š. Leathes, Professor of Hebrew in King's Churchman: The Bill does not even contain the exception made on

Concerning the new Burial Bill, a correspondent writes to the English College, London.

a previous occasion, exempting all recently-given burial grounds from The Countess Delawarr has bequeathed the sum of £666 in the Three the operation of the Bill, and therefore the donors of such lands should per Cents. for the choir and organist of Withyham, Sussex, a Living in at once renew their declarations that they would not have givon land the gift of the Earl.

for the purposes to which the proposed Act would apply them." It is said that the Rev. Edward Husband has repented of the hasty A letter addressed to the Dean of St. Paul's, as to the fees demanded step Le took in joining the R.C. Obedience, and has returned to the for visiting certain parts of the Cathedral has been published. The nave Anglican Communion.

and transept of Westminster Abbey are entirely open to the public, and The Bishop of Calcutta purposes visiting the Andaman and Nicobar the guides are forbidden to receive more than 6d. from each person Islands in March next. In July and August he will visit Burmah, and visiting the Chapels. The Dean in his reply declines to lower the will devote the remainder of the year to Bombay and Madras.--Bombay charges, which amount in all to 3s. 2. Times.

The Rev. Dr. Steere, Rector of Little Steeping, who went out with A grant of £200 has been made by the Committee of the National Bishop Tozer on the formation of the Central African Mission, writes Society in aid of the fund for orecting schools for the children of seamen stating that he has received letters from the Bishop, in which the Right and others in connection with St. Paul's, Duck-street, the Church for Rev. Prelate informs him that the whole district as yet occupied by them seamen of the port of London,

is being ravaged by cholera, and that the peoplo of Zanzibar are dying An Examination will be held at Uppingham on Easter Tuesday for by hundreds or even thousands. four scholarships-two of the value of £50 per annum each, and two of There has just been issued a return of all the Commissions issued by £30, tenable at the school for three years. No candidate is eligible who the Bishop of London, from November, 1860, up to the present time, has reached his fourteenth year.

under the Act to make provision he union of contiguous Benefices We hear that the Living of Holy Trinity, East End, Finchley, will unions two have been effected'; the Commissioners reported nine to be

in cities, towns, and boroughs, This return shows that of the projected shortly become vacant by the resignation (after an Incumbency of twenty-four years) of the Rev. F. s. Green, B.A. The Living is in the inexpedient, six are pending, six failed, four have been delayed, and two

were abandoned, gift of the Bishop of London. The Irish Church Society have offered a prize of ten guineas for the

The Globe remarks that the Bishop of London's fund is wisely and best essay on “The rights and duties of the laity in the Christian energetically administered. On this statement, however, there are various Church. The prize will be open to all members of the Church of opinions. There are now 22 Parochial Curates, at a cost of 1,7102; 47 Ireland.

Missionary Curates, 7,4701. ; 31 Scripture-readers, 1,7441. ; and 20 mission

women, 4401., in the field. There have been 73 mission districts in conIt appears that the new R.C. Bishop of Armagh and Primate of All nection with the fund since 1863. In 23 of these a permanent Church Ireland is to be the Very Rev. Dr. Conroy. The bulls for this consecration kas heen built. In every department the work is progressing satisfactorily, were forwarded to Ireland from Rome on the 26th of last month. Dr. but it needs aid. Conroy has been for a length of time Chaplain to Cardinal Cullen.

A county meeting was held at Worcester on Saturday, when, upon the The Rev. W. Baird, Rector of Dymock, but who is now acting as motion of Sir J. Pakirgtan, M.P., seconded by the High Sheriff of

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Worcestershire, it was resolved to present a memorial to the Dean and procession at 11.45 a.m., reciting Psalm xxiv. The Service consisted of Chapter of the Cathedral, asking that body to decline the offer of the Litany, Hymns, Celebration, and a Sermon by the Archdeacon. In 10.0001. made by Lord Dudley towards the restoration fund on the con- the afternoon there was Evensong at three. The Church was tastefully dition that the sacred edifice should no longer be used for the musical decorated. festivals of the Three Choirs.

In the Rural Deanery of Stepney lay help is much wanted, as there A Choral Service took place on Ash Wednesday evening in the Temple are only sixty-eight Clergymen and forty-eight paid Laymen employed Church. It is remarkable as being the first Evening Service known to by the Church. Th need has led to a series of Church conferences have been held in that building. A correspondent informs us that a during the last two months. The fourth was held a few days since under number of pews were kept unoccupied throughout the whole Service, the presidency of Mr. R. Robinson, vice-chairman of the London Diocesan and, consequently, many of the immense congregation were obliged to Lay Helpers' Association, at St. Mary's Schools, St. George’s-in-thestand all the time, and thus became mere listeners

, as it was impossible East. Every man in Stepney is now invited to enrol himself a lay helper in such a crowd to kneel. We hope this will be remedied next Wed- in Church work, without social or educational distinction. The only nesday.

qualification insisted on is that the worker should be a communicant of The accounts of the Queen Anne's Bounty Fund for last year show the Church, and willing to subordinate his work to the guidance of the that the receipts amounted to £303,408 17s. 7d. The disbursements Clergy in whose parish he teaches. included £95,031 15s. paid to the Clergy; £22,807 13s. Cd. for the pur- Nothing is more remarkable than the comparative indifference of the chase of tithe-rent charges, houses, lands, &c.; for the erection of modern Roman Church to charges of heresy in the proper sense of the residence houses, &c., £28,182 10s. 6d. ; loans on mortgage to build, &c., word. Probably it would be difficult to describe in too emphatic glebe houses, &c., £62,478; purchase of various sums of stock, language the equanimity with which the ordinary layman of the day £68,160 3s. 10d. ; and salaries to the secretary and treasurer, to the auditor, would endure being called a Monothelite, but it is new to find Papal and to the clerks, messengers, and others, £1,125 Is. 8d.

controversialists taking much the same view of the accusation. The Archdeacon Waring having, gained the day in the late prolonged objections advanced by learned Roman Catholic doctors to the orthodoxy Canonry contest, the Bishop of Hereford has appointed Dr. Jebb to be of Popes Honorius and Vigilius have been encountered by Ultramontane Canon in the room of the Rev. W. Evans, deceased. This most graceful writers not only with the utmost audacity of historical assertion, but act on the part of the Bishop cannot fail to give great satisfaction. with ill-concealed impatience at being forced to attend to such questions. Hereford Cathedral will once more have its four Canons, and will gain It is not against old but against new opinions that the Papal Court much in possessing two such men as the Archdeacon of Salop, late wages war.-Pall Mall Gazette. Fellow and Tutor of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Dr. Jebb, a The Bishop of London preaching at S. Mary, Aldermary, on the thoroughly learned man, a sound theologian, and a good musician. evening of Ash Wednesday said the season of Lent was almost as old At a Ruridecanal Chapter of the Clergy of the Deanery of Dursley, Bishop went on to speak of the use of the fast. It was unnecessary to

as Christianity itself, certainly as old as the time of the Apostles. The the following resolution was passed :-" That we, without pledging ourselves to all the details, receive with satisfaction the measure proposed But it could not be feasting the appetite or enjoying society as at other

lay down rules for fasting; these should be regulated by circumstances. by Government with regard to the elementary education of the people, times. There should be a diminution of regular habits, and this should and we desire also to express our cheerful concurrence in such a full and fair conscience clause as would give to the managers and teachers of certainly inconsistent with a due observance of the season.

be done unostentatiously. Free indulgence in the world's pleasures was

These times schools full liberty in giving such instructions, while it would allow to militated against the searching of the heart ; there was so much bustle and parents and guardians of children the liberty of withdrawing children anxiety. But at this time there should be a disentangling of ourselves from such instruction."

from worldly pleasures as much as possible. Dean Boyd presiding at a meeting of Irish Missions at Exeter said that for some time he had not been found on the Society's platform, declining to authorise him to continue any negotiation for his resignation,

The Rev. Charles Voysey has written to Mr. Shaen, his solicitor. because he considered the evangelisation of Ireland remained with the Mr. Shaen found that Mr. Voysey's resignation would not be accepted Clergy of Ireland. He thought it was the duty of the Clergymen there unless it were accompanied by a personal undertaking on his part not to to convert themselves into Missionaries. As an Irishman he held he had accept any other preferment in the Church of England, and also by a no right to appear before an English public and ask them to undertake substantial payment on account of the costs which have been incurred that which he thought the Clergy ought to have carried out. He was not surprised at the collapse of the Church in Ireland, because he and the subscribers to his defence fund, and now states that his advisers,

by the prosecutors. Mr. Voysey took counsel with some of his friends thought the Clergy had brought it on themselves.

while agreeing as to the resignation of the Benefice, echoed the wishes On Thursday evening, the 17th ult., the Bishop of Winchester preached of his own heart in urging him not to resign his position as a Clergyin St. Giles's Parish Church, Camberwell. The Service was full choral man of the Church of England, but to wait quietly and hold himself in Evensong. The crowded congregation had the advantage of realising readiness for future work as a Curate, or for any preferment which might the Bishop's lately expressed opinion concerning intoning, for his Lord- be offered him. ship intoned the Absolution, every word of which was distinctly heard

Mr. St. John Parry writes in the Guardian :-“Many of your readers throughout the largo building. His Lordship, who had come to inaugu- may be ignorant that we possess in Great Britain a version of the Holy rate the working of the Offertory system, preached an impressive Sermon Scriptures which I venture to think superior even to our own Authorised from Isaiah xlv. The alms collected were “ humbly offered” by his version ;-I mean the Welsh Translation of the Bible. The first transLordship.

lation was made by Bishop Morgan, with the aid of Dr. Goodman, Dean We quote the following letter from the Standard:—“Sir.—Having of Westminster, and published in 1588. This was the first complete observed in your last impression that the Curacy of Southam, Warwick edition of the Bible in Welsh, and comprised a revision of the translation shire, is vacant, worth 607. a year, I venture to inquire, through your of the New Testament by William Salesbury. A new and corrected valuable paper, whether this is not a mistake, for I cannot believe that edition of this Bible was published in the year 1620 by Bishop Parry of any Rector holding a Living of 600/. a year and a Canonry of 5007. St. Asaph, assisted by Dr. John Davies. This is the standard version a year would offer a gentleman of education such a miserable stipend, as of the Bible at this day. I have often been struck by the superior it is less than the wages of many menial servants ?-Yours faithfully, accuracy of this version, especially in reading the New Testament, where Spencer Thorpelands.-P.S. It is thought that the Rector of Southam I am more capable of judging of the merits of a translation. It will be obtained his Living through the political interest of his late father with of great use in the proposed revision of our own English version.” the Liberals."

A few days since the Vestry of Kew decided on enlarging the ChurchHessle Church, which for more than two years has been in the hands of yard by taking in a piece of land which was given to the parish by the architect and builders, was reopened on Friday week. Restoration and Queen Charlotte in 1818. The tender of a builder named Neal was enlargement have been combined. In fact, the Church has been nearly accepted, and his men were busily employed in removing the old, and in rebuilt, and to effect the latter a process has been adopted similar to digging out the foundation for the new, wall, when an injunction from what is done when a ship is lengthened. It is cut in two, and the addi- the Court of Chancery was served upon the builder and Parish Churchtional length placed between the two ends. So it has been with Hessle warden. The work was instantly stopped, but not before the rorthern Church-the chancel was taken down, and built up again further back, wall had been entirely removed, and the new boundary marked out. It grcat care being taken in the rebuilding so that stone by stone was appears that the person who has taken proceedings in the matter is a placed as before. By this means the nave received additional length. Mr. Bush, barrister, residing at Kew Green, who, with some of the Increased width was also gained by adding to the side aisles.

parishioners, advocates the purchasing of a piece of ground at some The interesting Church of St. Martin's, Barcheston, Warwickshire, was distance from the Green for the purposes of a burial ground. Mr. Bush reopened on Tuesday by the Archdeacon of Worcester. This Church

is supported by the Vicar's Churchwarden, while the Vicar himself and erected in the reign of Edward the First, and showing traces of a yet | Parish Churchwarden are in favour of enlarging the existing Churchyard. earlier edifice, had become dangerously dilapidated through age. The The Times publishes a letter which the Earl of Shaftesbury has written work of restoration has been admirably completed from designs by E. to a professor, whose name is not disclosed, respecting the revision of the Christian, Esq. Though the weather was somewhat unfavourable, Bible. The noble Earl remarks :-Patience and habits of critical comfifteen Clergy attended in their surplices, and entered the Church in parison are not the characteristics of the working classes. The transla

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tors will have introduced, so the people will think, a “strange Gospel, of the Society, aud for the financial department; the other to assist him and the multitude, believing that it is “another,” will finally lose faith and to conduct the correspondence of the Publishing Committees. By in all. Could the revision be limited to marginal readings, I should feel this proposal a considerable sum will be saved to the Society, and one much less objection. But is it possible to open the sluice gates, and gentleman will be responsible for the great matters. There was also an provide that the waters shall flow through by driblets ? I will maintain animated discussion on matters connected with the Natal grant. Dr. that a rude and sudden descent from the majestic and touching tones of Biber gave the following notice, which stands for discussion on the 5th our wonderful version to the thin, Frenchified, and squeaking sentences of April next :—“That a sum not exceeding 1,0001. be set apart towards in modern use would be an irreparable shock to every English-speaking assisting in the preparation of a Repertory of textual and versional man who has drunk in the old and generous language almost with his | Emendations of the Authorized Version of the Bible, such grant not to mother's milk. I believe that were the Bible-reading people polled at take effect until a Committee of Revision for superintending the work this moment, man by man, woman by woman, child by child, the over- shall have been constituted, the composition of which shall be satiswhelming majority would announce that they stood firm to the inheri- factory to this Board.” tance of their forefathers, and that, here at least they would never

The Commination Service was the subject of a Sermon preached at "exchange old lamps for new."

St. Stephen's, Lewisham, last week, being the last of a course on "Prayer A case has been submitted to Dr. Stephens, Q.C., asking (1) Whether Book Difficulties,” by the Rev. T. Hancock. Selecting his text from an Incumbent procuring lay gentlemen to give addresses on religious Deuteronomy xxvii., the preacher at the outset disposed of the “diffisubjects within his Church breaks any law of the Church; and (2) culty" of those who object to come to Church on Ash Wednesday, Whether the fact of the speaker standing in the reading-desk, instead of because “ they do not like to curse themselves,' and think it wrong to curse outside the communion-rails will make any difference. Dr. Stephens their neighbours," whereas in the Commination Service they neither do after quoting various authorities gives his opinion as follows:-(1) I am one nor the other. • The Church in the solemn reading of the curses of of opinion that if an Incumbent and the Churchwardens of a Church Mount Ebal places herself in the position of list ner, not of speaker. It permit laics to deliver therein addresses on religious subjects, it would is God who is the speaker, and to what He says the whole Church replies not be a breach of the Laws Ecclesiastical-provided that no

** Amen." He then proceeded to examine the Service in detail. or open " prayer be said or sung, either at the commencement or at the termination of any such addresses. (2) Every part of a Church is equally

, to empty our Churches. Bad Sermons, illogical discourses, tawdry in

Indiscriminate preaching (says the Pall Mall Gazette) is doing much set apart to a sacred use, and the reader or speaker can read or speak figure and

tasteless in illustration,

with broken-backed metaphors and standing in the reading desk. It might, however, annoy some persons, mistaken similitudes, are extending Church accommodation far more if, during these proposed addresses, laics were permitted to go within the actively than the Bishop of London's Fund. If we cannot apply the Communion-rails; it would therefore be advisable to prevent such a

examination test to these men--and I own it would be a matter of cause of annoyance.

difficulty- let us try what could be done by certain measures of The general subject of the Oxford Lenten Sermons is “The Typical repression. Let it be made penal to divide a text into sections according Persons of the Pentateuch ;-their Message to the Church in all Ages.” | to the words it is composed of; let us suppress conclusions followed by The first name of each of the following pair is that of the preacher at “ finally," or and “now;" let us limit the number of “ And oh my St. Mary's, whilst the second is that of the preacher at St. Giles's :- | brethren,” so that no one, say, under the rank of an Archdeacon shall Ash Wednesday, March 2, “Continuity of the Typical Teaching of the have more than four of them in one discourse; and let us be spared the Old Testament,” the Bishop of Oxford, Canon King ; Friday, March, 4, injunction to carry home with us for mature meditation the dreary Adam,” Rev. R. W. Church, Rev. W. J. Butler; Wednesday, March 9, platitudes that have only rescued us from sleep by the irritation and

Abel,” Archdeacon Bickersteth, Rev. G. C. Harris ; Friday, March 11, impatience they have cost us. If the inquiry could be instituted Noah,” Canon Liddon, Rev. W. F. Norris, Wednesday, March 16, to-morrow, I verily believe that more people are preached out of the “Melchizedek," Rev. T. T. Carter, Rev. C. W. Furse ; Friday, March 18, Protestant Church than coaxed and cajoled into that of Rome.

Abraham,” the Bishop of Manchester, Rev. W. R. Clark; Wednesday,
March 23, " Isaac,” Rev. Dr. Barry, Rev. H. W. Burrows; Friday, March opening of the restored Chapel of St. John and St. James

(belonging

On Shrove Tuesday the Bishop of Peterborough assisted at the 25, “ Eve," Rev. Dr. Pusey, Canon Gregory; Wednesday, March 30, Joseph,” the Master of Balliol, Rev. Ř. Randall; Friday, April 1; Brackley. At the luncheon the Bishop said he hoped the union

to the President and Fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford) at “Moses,” the Bishop of Colombo, Rev. A. Blomfield ; Wednesday, April between religion and learning would be a lasting one. Those 6, “ Aaron, Canon Fremantle

, Rev. W. Ince ; Friday, April 8, “Joshua,” | who talked of divorcing the Church of the nation from the learnthe Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Monsell.

ing of the nation, those who grew impatient of the Clergy of the nation The Brighton Gazette, speaking of the funeral of the late Bishop of having anything to do with education, and said it was time it should be Chichester, tells how the day was observed at Lancing College. On the taken out of their hands and placed in the hands of the laity, seemed to news of his decease the bell tolled in each of the College Chapels, which him to make a curious mistake with regard to the English Clergy. If were at once hung in black. On the day of the funeral Holy Commu- they ever succeeded in estranging the Clergy from education they would nion was celebrated at 8 a.m. in each of the Chapels at Lancing, Shore- not only have a demoralised and degraded Clergy, but a demoralised and ham, Hurst, and Bognor ; and at 1.30 p.m., the hour fixed for the funeral degraded laity. It deeply concerned the laity that the Clergy should be service in the Cathedral, the Provost and Fellows resident in the different closely associated both with science and religion. Might it long continue, schools assembled at Lancing, the head-quarters of the Society for a as in our Universities hitherto, that not only learned men should be religious service. Psalm 130 was sung in procession to the Chapel, trained to be religious, but that religious men should be taught learning where the Litany, followed by the hymn “Jesus Lives,” was also sung. and science. The Provost then delivered an address upon the occasion, dwelling upon the great principle of providing religious education for every grade of Kilburn, and was received by the Superior and by the munificent founders

On Monday week the Archbishop of Syra paid a visit to St. Peter's the community as having been that which at first won and afterwards

of the Home, Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster. St. Peter's is, among other things, secured the Bishop's uniform support. At the end of the Service a College

a training school for nurses, ready to attend at a moment's notice any meeting was held, when a minute was passed recording the Society's sense of their loss and of their late visitor's merits, with an expression of nearly one hundred patients, and, being of quite recent construction, is

one, rich or poor, who may need their services. The Home has beds for condolence to his family.

fitted up and conducted according to the latest most approved principles The R.C. Bishop of Newport in his Pastoral says:- The Vatican of sanitary art. It was by one of the St. Peter's Sisters that the ArchCouncil has not only been the mightiest in its preparations, but it is bishop of Canterbury was nursed during his recent dangerous illness. amongst the greatest in its array of Bishops that Christendom has ever Another feature which elicited great praise from the Archbishop is the seen. Nice, Constantinople, and Ephesus radiated an unquenchable arrangement by which invalid ladies who do not like to be dependent on light; they were Councils Ecumenical. But the Bishops of the first charity, but yet cannot afford to pay the usual charges for nursing and Council of the Vatican exceed in number the Fathers of Nice, Constan- medical attendance, are boarded in the Home, at the very moderate rate tinople, and Ephesus taken together. And, as new constellations are of 14s. per week. His Grace first visited the dispensary, the Sisters' apartfrom time to time discovered in the heavens ; so, new centres of light ments, and the various sick wards, the Rev. G. Williams acting as his spring up in the Church of God. Lands, beyond seas and mountains interpreter; and then passed into the beautiful little Chapel. There, not dreamt of by the Fathers of Trent, are represented in the Council after Evensong, the Archbishop delivered a short address on the holiness Hall in St. Peter's

, by blameless Prelates, worn with the long hardships and high usefulness of a religious and charitable life, and next bestowed of an Apostolic life. America, China, India, and Japan, and the islands his blessing, first, collectively upon all present, and then, separately, upon of the distant seas, are witnessing for the first time to the common the founders and the Sisters of the Home. faith ; and while giving a luminous testimony to the Divine unity of the

We are informed that an overflowing congregation Assembled at St. Church, proclaim how she has expanded the girdle of her light, and how

Chad's Church, Haggerston, on Sunday evening, for the purpose of seeing she longs to enfold, as in a garment, the multitudes of the human

the Archbishop of Syra and Tenos, who had been invited to attend Serrace."

vice there. On his arrival the Clergy and the choir hastened to the At the monthly meeting of the Society for Promoting Christian entrance and conducted him in procession to the chancel, on the north Knowledge on the 1st inst., the proposal of the Standing Committee for side of which a temporary throne had been erected for his use. He w three Secretaries was rejected by a large majority. It was resolved to attended by an Archimandrite, and was vested in the black robe and have two, the chief Secretary to be responsible for the general business | brimless hat in which he usually appears. The Clergy of the Churcu

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wore birettas. The Second Lesson was read in Greek by the Rev. J. M. crisis has arisen.—Believe me, very sincerely yours, HENRY HOWARTH.
Rodwell, Rector of St. Ethelburga's, who also preached the Sermon from Major Lyon.” Rectory, 15, Grosvenor-street, March 3rd.
i Peter ïi. 5. The invocation and text were given in Greek and English.
Tewards the close of the Sermon Mr. Rodwell specially addressed the

The Nicaraguan Gazette of January 1 gives the copy of a letter from
Archbishop in Greek, who in turn delivered the Benediction in the same

Cardinal Antonelli to the Bishop of Nicaragua, showing, the Editor language. A considerable number of people remained after Service was

says, the exorbitant pretensions of the Pontifical Government with over, to see the Episcopal visitor make his exit. He was accompanied to respect to the Spanish American Republics. The letter is as follows :his carriage by the Clergy, the choirmen and boys forming a guard of

We have lately been informed here that an attempt has been made to honour. As he passed up the aisle he crossed his hands on his breast, as

change the order of things hitherto existing in Nicaragua, by publishing if to convey a blessing. The action was received with low obeisances a programme in which are enunciated “freedom of education and of from the waiting congregation.Record.

worship. Both these principles are not only contrary to the laws of God

and of the Church, but are in contradiction with the Concordat estabAt a meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the National lished between the Holy See and that Republic. Although we doubt Educational Union, a report drawn up by Messrs. Cowper-Temple, M.P.; not that your most illustrious and reverend Lordship will do all in your E. Akroyd. M.P.; F.S. Powell ; W. H. Smith, M.P.; and C. Buxton, power against maxims so destructive to the Church and to society, still M.P.; and the Revs. Dr. Barry and W. Stanyer, was adopted. The we deem it by no means superfluous to stimulate your well-known zeal, meeting passed the following resolutions :-“1. The Bill of the Govern- to see that the Clergy, and above all the curas, do their duty. G. Cardinal ment deserves support, inasmuch as it aims at supplying the needs of ANTONELLI.” We confess that we think that the Cardinal is right in elementary education without prohibiting religious instruction, without attempting to make the miserable and demoralised half-breed Government prohibiting parental responsibility, and without extinguishing the schools of Nicaragua keep to its treaty obligations. The separation which has which owe their existence to the costly and persevering labours of the so long existed between the Republic of Nicaragua and the central authobest friends of the education of the people. 2. The Government scheme rity has led to a degree of immorality amongst the Clergy which is defective in not adopting that indirect mode of compulsion which Europeans can scarcely realise. Since the State Church in Nicaragua consists in requiring education as a condition of the hired employment of ceased to exist almost all religion seems to have flown, and the parochial children, which has been successfully applied through the Factory Acts, Clergy are notoriously scandalous. In fact, were it not for the efforts of and has been more recently adopted in the Workshops Regulation Act,

a few French Franciscan monks, Christianity would soon become extinct.
and the scheme is objectionable in its reliance on direct compulsion by The “ freedom of education" cry is, indeed, a little premature in a nation
means of penalties inflicted on parents for the non-attendance of their which has not built a road, a bridge, or a stone house without European
children between the ages of five and twelve. 3. Compulsory attendance help, but we suppose it serves to amuse the advocates of Republican
at suitable schools may be rightly enforced on vagrant children and on institutions here and abroad.
those whose parents are receiving parochial relief, or are unable to pay
the school fees; and the local authorities in districts where there are no We quote the following from the Paris Letter of the John Bull :-
School Boards should be entrusted with the duty of giving effect to the “ The usual break has come with Ash Wednesday. The Père Felix
provisions for such school attendance. 4. The Bill, if amended in these is to give his Lent conferences again at Notre Dame. The Arch-
particulars, and in some other important details, will be a satisfactory bishop of Paris's Lenten mandement has been read in all the Churches.
measure for extending and improving elementary education.”

Would not our Bishops do well to restore this ancient practice? A few
The following letter has been sent to all the Clergy in the Diocese of

words of good advice as to the best way of observing Lent would be of
Salisbury, by the Rev. John Wilkinson, Secretary to the Salisbury nothing about moot points, ignores all Roman controversies, and scarcely

some use to Churchmen and Churchwomen. The Archbishop says Diocesan Board of Education :

utters a syllable which the staunchest Protestant could not use in person. “ Broughton Gifford, Melksham, Feb. 28, 1870.

He insists on the importance of Religion, the benefits of a good life, and “My dear Sir,—The Government Elementary Education Bill appears to of a good death, &c., confining himself to wholesome commonplaces. On be generally acceptable to the Clergy and Managers of Church Schools, the other hand, the impression gains ground that Papal infallibility will as recognising the present system where found sufficient, and as per- be decreed. The Pope's own wish is so very decided in the matter that mitting its extension where deficiency may be ascertained. For this opposition becomes more and more difficult. The Bishop of Laval has reason, and particularly because it permits and encourages religious openly denounced his Lrother of Orleans, and Monseigneur Dupanloup is teaching, the Birmingham Education League is, through its branches, said to feel his position almost or quite untenable. To-morrow, Friday, everywhere agitating the country, and appealing to Parliament against the 4th, is the so-called . Feast of the Five Wounds. A special devothe fundamental principles of the Bill. At such a crisis it is felt that tional exercise is held in all Churches, in honour, it is formally announced, the friends of religious education must not remain silent. They might, of the Passion of Our Lord and the Compassion of the Blessed Virgin. perhaps, have thought it unnecessary to express any opinion on the Bill

, This consists first in the chanting to an almost interminable Gregorian of if the advocates of secular education had also, as at first seemed probable, the Miserere, or the fifty-first Psalm, followed by a sermonet. Then comes acquiesced in it as a fair and reasonable adjustment of a difficult question, the well-known hymn • Vexilla Regis,' finely rendered by Dr. Neale, for neither for nor against the interests of any particular religious or poli- the Hymnal Noted,' and then the Stabat Mater. During the singing tical party. But the issue has been plainly raised by the Birmingham the ceremony goes forward of the so-called Adoration of the Cross, which League and cannot be declined by us, between those who would incul- Mr. Hobart Seymour was, I should say, unjust in ranking with acts cate religious truth and maintain religious liberty in our National Schools, of forbidden secondary worship. The fact that an act of homage to and those who would exaggerate and exasperate doctrinal differences for the Cross, like an act of homage to the British throne, can never be more the

purpose of introducing a purely secular system. In the short inter- than an exhibition of reverence, whatever it may be called. Lovers talk
val which now remains before the second reading of the Bill, there is yet of adoring their mistress, but they do not literally mean that they give
time to petition Parliament in its favour. If I can be of any further the worship due to God only. To my mind this is a touching and a very
use, I beg that you will oblige me by commanding my best services.” beautiful ceremony. Who would not rejoice to kiss, and that with loving

At a meeting of the Vestry of St. George, Hanover-square, on Thurs- homage, the sacred sign of our redemption? There is no resemblance,
day, Major Lyon referred to the Memorial as the Services, the sub- at all events, between this act and the offering of forbidden prayers to
stance
of which was given in our last number, and read the following of five Paternosters, five Hail Maries, and five times the Gloria

creatures. After the hymns and the homage there is a recitation, private,
letter, which he had received from the Rector. Judging from the tone of Patri; and all this for the special benefit of His Holiness

the Pope---
it, we imagine the Rector never dreamt of its being published. At any
rate, when he recovers from his “ attack of gout,” he will, we feel certain,

• Notre Saint Père le Pape' an effective Service, taken altogether, in

its
regret he ever penned such an epistle :-
“Dear Mr. Churchwarden,-An attack of gout prevents me

The following is an extract from the Roman letter in the Westminster
attending the Vestry to-day, otherwise I should have taken the Gazette :-
opportunity of a little more talk with you about the ‘Address. "On Sunday a more singular fête was given, however, than that of
If you have not seen, I suppose you have heard of

, the coarse and the bachelors! It was by the

blind and the deaf and dumb boys of the mendacious article in the Standard of Monday last, holding up Ospizio di Termini. The stage and scenes were all prepared and put up our Parish Church to obloquy as a “slovenly' and disgraceful place of by the boys of the latter school, and though very neat and effective, they worship, in which nothing is cared for excepting great marriages, for were so clever in their contrivances that the whole occasioned the outlay which alone the Church is kept open on week-days. Of course, the dis- of but three francs. They went through a pantomime in four acts, tinguished persons who signed the address are not responsible for the written by Padre Savarè, of the Somaschi, entitled the Prodigal Son, raving of a newspaper partisan, but will rather be disposed to exclaim, to the immense amusement of their numerous visitors. When I say *Save me from my friends.' Still, they have taken a very grave step, pantomime, you must not think of the English pageant to which the and two things seem to be inevitable-1. That the reply of the Church word applies, but take it as it is used here, and that is to denote & wardens must be made as public as the Address ; That the feeling of representation which has very little assistance from scenic effect, but the parishioners generally must be in some way ascertained. Perhaps depends for its interest entirely on the intelligence of the actors in renthe most direct and conclusive way should be another Address to the dering the sense of the consecutive scenes by their gestures. It is rather Church wardens, signed by all

, high and low, rich and poor,' of those a favourite form of representation here and in Italy generally, and the who object to see another áll Saints',

Margaret-street, in the Parish actors have a regular code of signs and mimes. These poor children, Church of St. George, Hanover-square.' At any rate, it is clear that a being habituated to expressing their meaning by gestures, have a special

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