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a resident in Brighton. On Saturday Sir R. Phillimore will give judg- The sum subscribed to the Sustentation Fund of the Irish Church is ment in the long-pending suit of Bennett v. Shepherd.

now £185,902 7s. 11d., but this is composed of donations, and yearly subscriptions promised only amount to £9,069 16s. 2d. Of the total

sum subscribed £109,806 has been paid into the bank to the credit of PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS.

the Church Body. The Hon. and Rev. Adelbert John Robert Anson, to the Rural Deanery of

The Bishop of London has accepted the office of President of the Himley. The Rev. G. B. Armes, to the Vicarage of Cleator, Cumberland.

Anti-infidelity Committee of the S.P.C.K. The following are the The Rev. Samuel Arnott, to the Vicarage of Christ Church, Turnham-green. persons first applied to to become members :- Rev. Dr. J. A. Henry, Dr. The Rev. E. Austin, to the Vicarage of Broadhempston, Devon.

Miller, Dr. Barry; Revs. H. W. Burrows, E. Garbett, J. Moorhouse, T. R.
The Rev. R. H. Balls, to the Rectory of Beaworthy, Devon.
The Rev. Baring Baring-Gould, to be Minister of All Saints' Chapel, Sidmouth.

Birks, Mr. Meymott, and Mr. Benjamin Shaw.
The Rev. John Chichester Burnard Chichester, to the Rectory of Neenton, Salop.
The Rev. W. Fryer, to the Vicarage of Great Bowden, Leicestershire.

The Globe has authority for stating that there is no foundation for the The Rev. John Neelix, to the Rectory of Dufton, Westmoreland.

assertion of the Weekly Register that Lord Schomberg Kerr, who has The Rev. Frederick Amadeus Mallison, to the Perpetual Curacy of Broughton-in- just succeeded his brother as Marquis of Lothian, is a member of the Furness, Lancashire. The Rev. H. W. Marychurch to the Vicarage, Winksley-cum-Grantley, Yorkshire.

Church of Rome. He is, as he has always been, a member of the The Rev. William Ingle Meggison, to the Vicarage of South Charlton, North- Church of England. umberland. The Rev. James Vetcalfe, to the Vicarage of Christ Church, Plymouth.

The Rev. A. Moody Stuart, of Edinburgh, writes to the Record in The Rev. J. F. Morton, to the Vicarage of Ainstable, Cumberland.

reference to a quotation from the Daily Review given on the 25th of The Rev. Edward Sloane Murdock, to the Incumbency of the new Church of May. It spoke of the sumptuary extravagance in the way of vestments Emmuanuel, Preston. The Rev. W. Newman, to the Rectory of Barlavington.

in Mr. Moody Stuart's Church on the day of Sir James Simpson's funeral, The Rev. William Robert Oldroyd, to the Vicarage of St. Paul, Haswell, Durham. It should have been added that the sumptuous vestments were the official The Rev. Robert Phillips, to the Perpetual Curacy of Cheltmorton, Derbyshire. scarlet robes of the magistrates (!) The Rev. J. W. Scarleti, to the Rectory of Copgrove. The Rev. W. M. Schnibben, to the Vicarage of Wigton, Cumberland.

On Thursday the Archbishop of Canterbury paid a short visit to the The Rev. Marshall Spinks, to the Perpetual Curacy of St. Nicholas, Saltash, New Testament Revision Company during their sitting, and expressed

his interest in the work in progress, and his best wishes for its success. CLERICAL OBITUARY.

This was his Grace's first appearance in public since his illness. He At Caravaghu, Cavan, aged 59, the Right Rev. Charles Leslie, D.D., Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh.

addressed some weighty words to those present, and evidently took deep July 11, at Alton, Hants, the Rev. John Banister, Rector of Kelvedon Hatch, interest in the proceedings. Essex, and Vicar of West Worldham, Hants, aged 83. July 11, at Newport, in the Isle of Wight, the Rer, James Baynham Snow, Vicar

The demolished Church of St. Benet, which formerly stood on a site of Arreton, aged 93.

at the corner of Fenchurch-street, City, is to be rebuilt in the Mile

end-road, in the parish of Stepney, and the Dean and Chapter of CanHome and Foreign Church News.

terbury have presented the Rev. Thomas Richardson, Incumbent of St. Matthew's, St. George's East, be the first Vicar. Mr. Richardson is

a Low Churchman of the lowest type. The Echo says Dr. Manning returns from Rome a Cardinal.

On Wednesday the Bishop of Winchester consecrated the new Church We are glad to announce that the health of Archdeacon Hale has of St. Philip, in the Queen's-road, South Lambeth. It is a Gothic strucperceptibly improved.

ture in the decorated style, with tower ; and is fitted with stained glass Over 15,0001. has been subscribed for the restoration of Worcester windows throughout. The cost of the building has been nearly Cathedral. The architect's estimate was 14,0001.

13,000/. exclusive of the site, which is valued at 3,5001. more; the entire The Bishop of Exeter was the Preacher at Westminster Abbey last expense has been defrayed by Mr. Flower, of Furze Down, Tootingevening. There was a very large congregation.

A movement has been set on foot to erect a memorial tablet to the The New Testament Company concluded their second session on Saturday, baving sat three days, and more than six hours each day.

late Rev. Alexander Dallas. A suggestion having been made that the

tablet should be placed in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, the Dean has A voluntary Church-rate has just been unanimously granted in the given his sanction. It is not proposed to erect any elaborate monument, Parish of St, Clement's Danes, Strand.

but merely a tablet surmounted by a medallion, and inscribed with a The Dedication Festival of St. Mary Magdalene's, Paddington, com

few words of aflectionate recognition. The Hon. and Rev. W. C. mences to-morrow (Thursday), This evening Father Grafton preaches.

Plunket is acting as treasurer for the fund, the subscriptions to which

are limited to 5s. Dr. Robert Scott, the new Dean of Rochester, was on Sunday installed in his office at Rochester Cathedral, with the usual ceremonies and legal Crown as to the validity of Bishop Macrorie's Consecration. He says :

Bishop Colenso writes that he has no intention of appealing to the formalities.

" Bishop Macrorie having publicly stated that he is not and has never The Bishop of Capetown contemplates starting next month some claimed to be a Bishop of the Church of England,' it would have been 2,000 miles on a visit to the Orange Free State Diocese, now without a as absurd to appeal to the Crown as to the validity of his consecration' Bishop.

as a Bishop in the 'Church of South Africa 'as it would have been to The memorial to the late Mr. Henry Hoare, which has been so long appeal as to the validity of the Consecration of the Roman Catholic (80under consideration, will take the form of a Scholarship in the new Keble called) • Bishop of Nottingham.'” College at Oxford.

The school library at Winchester, which has been built by subscription The Charge of the Bishop of Madras at his third Visitation is pub- among Wykehamists, as a memorial to the Bishop of Salisbury's headlished. There are now 195 Clergy, whereas at the last Visitation there mastership, is now nearly completed, and the opening ceremony is fixed were but 162.

for the afternoon of Domum-day, Tuesday, July 26, when the Bishop of In the Court of Arches on Saturday next Sir R. Phillimore will give Salisbury, Sir William Erle, the Chairman, and other members of the judgment in the long-pending suit in the case of the alleged heresy of Committee are expected to be present; and it is hoped there may be a Mr. Bennett, the Vicar of Frome.

large gathering of the Wykehamists. The Rev. Joseph Beaumont Hawkins, M.A., English Chaplain at

The full Court of Common Law of the Isle of Man, gave judgment in Baden-Baden, has been appointed Minister of the Chapel in the Cour the appeal case “Laughton v. the Bishop of Sodor and Man” on the 6th de Coches, Paris, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Archer Gurney. inst.The action was brought to recover damages for libel alleged to be

At one of the City Churches on Sunday morning the Rector omitted contained in a Charge delivered by the Bishop to his Clergy at Courothe Sermon, as the congregation consisted solely of the members of bis cation, in which the Bishop replied to several accusations brought against

him by Mr. Laughton, an advocate, while opposing a measure brought own family and the choristers.

before the popular House of Representatives. At the trial no actual The Archbishop of Canterbury was present in the House of Lords on malice had been proved, and the judge left it to the jury to say whether Friday night for the first time since his long and serious illness. His they inferred malice. The jury gave a verdict for plaintiff - £400 and Grace received the hearty congratulations of many noble lords.

costs. The full Court on appeal set aside the verdict with costs, on the On the 9th inst. the Church of St. Augustine's, Siessell, was reopened grounds that actual malice had not been proved. after restoration with Special Choral Services. The proceedings were of

On Thursday Mr. Mellor, Churchwarden of St. Clement's Church, a most satisfactory character, indicating the steady growth of Church Rochdale, was served with a citation from the Archbishop of York for principles in the parish.

having on the 12th day of June, 1870, without any just necessity or The claim of the Rev. J. H. Seymour, of Trinity Church, Belfast, to lawful authority, and contrary to the expressed injunctions of the Rev. be deemed a permanent Curate has been allowed by the Church Com- W. N. Molesworth, as Vicar of the said Church, forcibly removed a cross missioners. Mr. Justice Lawson, in delivering judgment, took occasion attached to the ledge, fixed to the reredos, in the Parish Church of St. to guard against the decision becoming a rule, save in the case of pro- Clement's Spotland, the position of such cross having been approved of prietary Churches founded similarly to Trinity Church.

by the late Bishop of Manchester. And for having then illegally carried

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the said cross into the vestry of the said Church. Mr. Mellor is cited to sinner in question was still alive, and until he had likewise obtained a appear in the Cathedral of St. Peter's, of York, on the 29th inst. written document engaging to remove the inscription whenever his death

occurred." A correspondent states in the Standard that Dr. Durnford, the new Bishop of Chichester, made a speech in the Upper House of Convocation It is stated in the Times that the Company for the Revision of the New which electrified that audience. The Right Rev. Prelate took his seat in Testament concluded their second session on Saturday, having sat three the House of Convocation for the first time on Friday last, and availed days, and more than six hours each day. The attendance was large, and himself of the opportunity for delivering a speech of which a very the deepest interest was shown by all in the work, which is now proinadequate idea can be gathered from the reports which appear in the ceeding steadily, and on principles which practice and experience are daily papers. He accused the Right Rev. brethren of indifference, securely consolidating. The Bishop of Winchester presided for a short langour, and lassitude, and told them in a very plain way that time on Thursday; for the rest of the time the chair was occupied by they wished to be considered anything but "dumb dogs," they must the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The Company has now separated make some advance upon the course they had hitherto pursued. He for the summer, but will meet in the second week of October. shook his cap at his Right Rev. brethren in a very significant way, and the Bishop of Gloucester rose to protest. The Bishop of London also reopened. Nearly three years ago the old building was pulled down and

The Church of St. Margaret, Roath, near Cardiff, has been restored and protested, and explained. But the Bishop of Chichester was inexorable. a new one partly erected. The plan not proving satisfactory, the new

In a Sermon preached by the Hon. and Rev. Robert Liddell, at St. work was taken down and another commenced after the plan of Mr. Paul's, Knightbridge, on Sunday morning last, he mentioned the various Pritchard, the Diocesan (Landaff) architect. The sole expense of the alterations and improvements which will shortly be made at that Church, erection has been defrayed by the Marquis of Bute, and is estimated at owing to the benovolence of a deceased member of the congregation. 5,000l., exclusive of the tower and spire, which are yet to be added. The The organ will be moved from its present position to a room that will be design of the Church is cruciform; the character of the architecture, built over the Vestry; this will enable the committee to erect seventy- Early English. The reredos is alabaster inlaid with green marble, two seats in the organ gallery, which will be free. The present heavy and is beautifully carved. From the north transept a highly finished altar rails will be removed, and light low brass rails will be substituted. hagioscope looks towards the altar. The pulpit and chancel-screen are and a new window will be added to the chancel to throw additional of alabaster, the former being in aid with green marble ; an eagle with light upon the altar. At present the singing is far from perfect, owing outspread wings forming the book rest. The font is hexagonal, formed of to the difficulty the choir have in keeping time with the organ, which is Mansfield stone, with crosses of alabaster on the east and west faces, so far from them. It is expected that the alterations will be completed supported by richly carved columns of marble. in three months.—John Bull.

Speaking at a meeting in aid of the Christian Knowledge Society, the At the Quarterly Board Meeting of the Tithe Redemption Trust, held Bishop of Manchester made some remarks on Sunday-school teaching, on Wednesday at the offices, 25, Parliament-street, Westminster, under the local branch of the Society having given £2,000 for the improvethe presidency of the Right Hon. Lord John Manners, M.P., a grant of ment and inspection of Sunday-schools. Dr. Fra ser observed that if 151. was made in the case of Ford, Diocese of Hereford, towards the religious instruction should be banished from the day schools, which, he legal expenses incurred in carrying out an annexation to the Living of an hoped would not be the case, then Sunday-schools would assume a still annual sum of 607. tithe-rent charge, from the lay improprietor, Mr. J. higher importance. At present, in spite of all the Sunday-school enthuNaylor, which benefaction has been met by a grant from the Ecclesi

siasm which prevailed in the northern counties, the teaching of astical Commissioners for a Parsonage-house. A grant of 101. was also Christianity in the schools was, as a matter of fact, no practical teaching made in the case of Llanbadarn Fynyld, in the Diocese of St. David's, at all. A great proportion of the teachers were not sufficiently instructed towards legal expenses is restoring tithe to the amount of 201. annually themselves to impart sound instruction, and what was called teaching to the Living. A grant of 501. was also promised to Kirkbampton, in the degenerated into a mere sentimental talk between the teacher and his Diocese of Carlisle, on the completion of a restoration of 587. tithe, now

class, which was almost valueless. He therefore welcomed the proposal in the hands of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.

to institute an inspection of Sunday-schools, because he believed the

effect would be to raise the standard of Sunday-school education. He Judgment in the case of the Church Association persecution against hoped the movement would not be resisted by the Clergy. Mr. Purchas, of St. James's, Brighton, was given by the Judicial Committee of Privy Council on Thursday afternoon, Sir R. Phillimore ling

The following letter on the recent Celebration in Westminster Abbey the document. The question was whether a fresh promoter could be has been addressed by the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol to the Rev. j appointed in the place of the original one, Colonel Elphinstone, who B. Wilkinson on a matter which has disturbed so many minds :had died since the commencement of the suit

. Their Lordships were of " 2 Portland-place, W., July 4, 1870:- Rev. and dear Sir,-As you do opinion that they possessed the power of substituting one promoter for however, in regard of my public acts, I have an answer for every inan, I

not belong to my Diocese, I am a little surprised by your inquiry. As, another, and having decided this, the only question remaining for consideration was whether Mr. Hebbert, the gentleman proposed in the

at once reply. The facts are as follows:-I received a circular from the place of the late Colonel Elphinstone, was a fit and proper person, and administered in the Abbey to such as desired to receive it. As I did

Dean of Westminster stating that Holy Communion would be they were of opinion that he was. Judgment was therefore once more in favour of the Association. There was no order as to costs, which several of whom I did not know, even by sight. It was, of course, pre

desire to receive it, I went accordingly. I found about twenty present, means that each party has to pay his own.

sumable that they belonged to that body to which a most responsible We learn from the Liverpool Courier that in that great town a number Committee of the Southern Province on Convocation had committed the of gentlemen have formed a " Churchmen's Lay Helpers' Association," revision of the Authorised Version of the Holy Scriptures. To decline to and their objects are to secure rooms in thickly populated districts in partake, under such circumstances, would, in my judgment, have been which to hold Services on the Sundays, to hold "Cottage meetings” on extremely uncharitable. As an individual recipient I had nothing to do the week nights, and to visit the sick and the poor. The Association with others present. All that I am concerned with is that the Service have made their first effort in the district of St. Catherine's Church, was duly performed, and the Nicene Creed duly recited. Such having Abercromby-square. In Cambridge-street there is a large plot of ground been the case, I left

, and leave the question of reception to each man's called St. Mary's Cemetery. At the north end is a stone building used conscience, and the responsibility of administration to the Ordinary, who as a Chapel when the cemetery was in existence as such, but lately as a alone performed the Service and administered the Elements. You are rifle storehouse. This building has been cleaned and repaired, and the perfectly at liberty_to make any use you like of this note, whether use of it granted by the Churchwardens of the Association. The first public or private. — Faithfully yours, C. J. GLOUCESTER AND BRISTOL. of the Services was held on Sunday evening, when the small Chapel was nearly filled. Mr. S. R. Gresson read the Prayers and Mr. Stewart the late Marquis of Lothian :-" The remains of the late Marquis are to

The Times of Wednesday contained the following from “S. W.” on the Lessons. Mr. Stewart preached for half an hour froin the parable of be laid in Jedburgh Abbey, the beautiful ruin which he loved so well. the Wedding Garment.

There, after Holy Communion, and with the choral song of the Church, We quote the following from a letter in the Record on the recently will be laid, in the old Cathedral precinct, the body of as true and noble consecrated Church of St. Peter's, Streatham :-“But the Church con- a man as old Jedburgh ever saw. Lord Lothian was gifted with talents tained even worse things than a second altar. In the south aisle there of the very highest order. To those who knew his early manhood it is what is commonly called a “memorial window,' with the name, date seemed likely that he would occupy, before his middle life was spent, the of decease, &c., of the party whom it was intended to commemorate. very highest place in his country's political life. His diligence was Bat besides these things-to which of course little exception can be untiring, his intuition piercing, his thirst for knowledge unquenchable, taken—there were also the three portentous letters, ‘R. I. P.' Now, his sympathy with all that was good and great in humanity, ever ready, Dr. Wilberforce knows perfectly well that if these letters are allowed to fresh, and universal. He ruled the hearts and guided the intellects remain where they are, a clear public Episcopal sanction of prayers for around him. With no vulgar ambition he appreciated and was the dead will have been at length obtained, to say nothing of the implied ready to fulfil his high mission. When in the first burst of manhood, recognition of purgatorial fires! We many of us remember how the there fell on him the life-long disabling sickness which has just closed. late Archbishop Longley acted when, as Bishop of Ripon, he was about Every faculty of mind and spirit was left untouched. Still the fire to consecrate St. Saviour's, at Leeds, but noticing over the portal the burned within him; still the thirst for knowledge led him to unwearying words • Ye who enter this Church pray for the sinner who built it,' he efforts; still the living sympathy united him to every noble object; still refused to proceed with the ceremony until he had been assured that the the imperial judgment pronounced its decrees; still the heart beat as

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full in affection, as true in love, as it had ever done. With the full sense whether any Minister of that Church is empowered to exclude him (not of all that was to be done, and all that he was capable of doing, he felt being excommunicate) on any ground whatever, except only that of himself exiled from the active throng he might have joined, and exiled notorious immorality? If such questions as these must be answered, as for life; and yet not one word of complaint ever passed his lips; not one I believe they must be, it is clear, that the members of the Church Union spasm of fretfulness disturbed the serenity of his countenance. For the have been guilty of a great and unwarrantable assumption in taking most part he acquiesced in the enforced silence of his life, only now and upon themselves publicly to object, as they have done, to the presence then, in extremity, through your columns, uttering as a prophet from of Nonconformists on this memorable occasion.-I remain, Sir, yours his cell some word of warning; but for the rest, he communed with very truly, ONE OF THE REVISIONISTS, G.V.S.—York, July 11, 1870." suffering and weariness as his appointed fellows, cheered evermore by the love of the most devoted of wives, and bowing with a rarely equalled French Ambassador, M. de Banneville, has handed to Cardinal Antonelli

The Roman correspondent of the Allgemeine Zeitung says that the cheerfulness of submission to the High Will, whose ways he diligently

a note from his Government relative to the occupation of Civita Vecchia studied, and to whose behests he humbly bowed himself. So lived and by French troops. In this note the French Government states that it so died this great man. Perhaps such a lesson of greatness was what,

has been urgently requested by Italy and other Powers to put an end to more than anything besides, this busy age needed. To spread it beyond the French occupation, and that before giving a definite answer to the close circle of those who saw his life and honoured it, I have ven

these demands the Duke of Gramont thinks it necessary first to consult tured to trouble you with this imperfect sketch. I venture to hope that

the Holy See, as the most interested party, on the subject. He theremany of your readers may on Thursday turn their thoughts to the long fore invites Cardinal Antonelli openly to state whether there is any shadows of the old Cathedral ruins, to the Church's hymu of faith, and ground for fearing attacks on the integrity of the Papal territories in the to the great and instructive memory of this young, brave, wise, loving, event of a withdrawal of the French troops, in order that France may and Christian man, the Marquis of Lothian.”

be enabled to take an accurate view of the situation, and regulate her sent by Mr. G. Vance Smith to the Times, and revised by him for pub- and that the Papal Government has a force at its disposal which THE UNITARIAN COMMUNICANT.—The following is a copy of the letter policy in pending questions accordingly. To this Cardinal Antonelli

replied that complete peace now reigns in all parts of the Papal States, lication in the Guardian :-"Sir,—From some expressions used in the

than sufficient both to prevent any disturbance of public peace in the debate on this subject at the late meeting of Convocation, it would almost appear as if the Nonconformist members of the Revision com

interior of the country, and to repel all attempts at Garibaldian panies had presented themselves at the Communion Service without any

or Mazzinian invasions from without. The Cardinal concludes by kind of previous invitation. Speaking for myself alone, I shall be glad observing that, although if the Papal territory were attacked either if you will allow me say that such was not the case. Most probably by the Italian Government, they could be easily disposed of by

by regular troops or by volunteers directly or indirectly supported it would not have occurred to me to attend the Service had I not thought the Papal militia, such a campaign could not fail to disturb the public that I was invited to do so, and that my presence would be, not objected to, but even welcomed, by the other communicants. It was doubtless peace, and thereby endanger the object of the French occupation. The

Cardinal hopes that no such event will occur, even if France were to to be expected that the members of the Church Union would take offence at it, while yet it is a little surprising also ; for do they not, most of Papal States and the security of the Holy Father is to be apprehended.

withdraw her troops, and that no serious danger to the peace of the them, profess themselves very anxious for the reunion of Christendom ? Speaking again for myself only, as a Nonconformist and a Unitarian, News of the safety of Dr. Livingstone was received at Table Bay on I may, perhaps, be permitted to say that I considered it a most becoming the 22nd of May by the schooner Montrose. Captain Anderson said proposal, to commence the long and arduous labours of the Revision he had a conversation with Dr. Kirk, who told him that he had received with such a Service, and that I very gladly assented to the notice or a letter from Livingstone only a day or two previous, and that Livinginvitation, to be present. I did not go to it under any false pretence of stone was not only alive, but well. professing one thing while believing another; and, of course, I retained my own ideas of the nature of the rite. No one asked me what these were, or requested me to disavow them. And to me, I may add, the

THE RESTORATION OF ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. Communion is simply a commemorative Service, done in remembrance,' A large and influential meeting was held on Wednesday afternoon at in grateful and devout remembrance, but further implying, of necessity, the Mansion-house, presided over by the Lord Mayor, to further the the open profession of discipleship to Christ. Why should not Christian movement on foot for the completion of St. Paul'š. A model of the men of all Protestant names be able to do this,' and make their choir, representing the altar which it is proposed to set up, was exhibited Christian confession, on occasion, in each other's company? Perhaps in in one of the ante-rooms, and attracted considerable attention. The their next memorial the Unionists will kindly answer this question for design of the altar is in accordance with what is believed to be Wren's us; and it will add much to the interest of their reply, if they will also original idea as described by him in one of his last letters, when he said inform us by what authority they speak. If there be obstacles in the that the painting and gilding of the east end of the Church, over the way to a union of this kind among us, they are surely not of Noncon. Communion-table, was intended to serve only until such time as materials formist making. I venture to say that they consist mainly in the departure could be procured for a magnificent design of an altar, consisting of four from simple Scriptural language and usage, which still unfortunately, pillars of the richest marble, supporting a canopy appropriately decorated. in 1870 as in 1662, so strongly marks the Communion and other Ser- The four pillars as represented in the model are similar in design to the vices of the Church of England; and that, were those obstacles removed, pillars in one of Raphael's cartoons. and those Services more truly conformed to New Testament models, The Lord Mayor opened the proceedings by stating they had met to nearly every important impediment to Communion at Church between inaugurate a national movement—the preservation of the greatest Promembers of the different Christian sects of this country would speedily testant monument England possessed. None, he said, who entered St. disappear. The Churcb Unionists say they rejoice to hear that Socinians Paul's could fail to be struck by its coldness, its want of finish, and even should be willing to recite the Nicene Creed, and to take part in the its want of cleanness, characteristics which did not at all correspond with adoration of Christ. And yet these gentlemen ought to have known the architect's original plan. The object for which the meeting had been beforehand that the Socinians did not object to the worship of Christ. called was to make a determined effort to alter this; London had made I do not, however, profess to be a Socinian, nor am I aware whether any one or two nibbles at the work, but now it was resolved to complete it of that ill-reputed name were present. We did not confess our faith to by a national movement. ove another, as a preliminary to Communion ; and I do not suppose that The Bishop of London moved the first resolution, which set forth that any one of our number could or would have set himself up as an infallible the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, the noblest Church erected in these judge, to decide whether we were, any of us, in point of faith, worthy later times, and the special boast of the Reformed Communion, having or unworthy to partake. It is possible that some of the Church Unionists been left unfinished by its great architect, it was incumbent on all to might have undertaken this office, if asked; but, as it was, we had not aid in the completion of the work with such magnificence as the wealth the advantage of any such exalted opinion. Nor did I join in reciting and skill of the age could supply. Setting aside the few statues which the Nicene Čreed. I heard it recited by others, and I was perfectly willing had been placed in St. Paul's—some of them in very questionable taste to tolerate their avowal of their Christian faith in their own form of words; -he said that nothing had been added to the ornamentation of the as they, I supposed, were willing to tolerate my silence. I have always building, except the stains of time and the cobwebs of neglect. Unforunderstood that Communion was mainly in the common participation of the tunately for Wren and his great work, he was in advance of his time; elements, not of the Creed; that the Supper' to which we come is the unfortunately, the period which followed his death exhibited no taste Lord s Supper, freely open, without question asked, to all who may desire for architecture ; and, unfortunately for St. Paul's, the revival of that to partake, in the spirit of discipleship. This was not the first time that I taste was directed to the cultivation of the Gothic school. St. Paul's, too, had been a silent listener in Church to a Creed in which I could not join. had been neglected on the plea that little use was made of it. OccaUnder the special circumstances of the case I could not see that my sionally, indeed, it was the scene of some great pageant. A monarch presence involved any compromise of principle on my part; nor was it had chosen it as the place for returning thanks on his recovery from a likely, I thought, to be so construed by anyone else, -unless, indeed, it long illness; a great naval commander had been borne to his last resting were the members of the Church Union ; and they, it appears, would place within its walls; and the burial of the greatest captain of our rather rejoice than lament at the sight, if it did. In conclusion, I would day had been the occasion of another solemn ceremony within the ask whether it is not true that every Englishman, as such, is legally, a Cathedral ; but until lately the building had come to be regarded as member of the National Church ; whether, therefore, he has not the little more than a show place. This reproach had been swept away by right to present himself at Communion, if he should wish to do so; and I the gathering of congregations, numbering five, and even seven,

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thousand, who listened to the message from on high as it came from the It had been said that they should have met in the Cathedral city–in the lips of a Magee or a Liddon. There was a story told of Wren that he Chapter-house—but Rochester was at the extremity of the Diocese, was taken one day in the year during the latter part of his life and and the Chapter-house was in ruins. (Cheers.) Therefore, when seated in the Cathedral, where one might imagine he figured to himself he saw

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when he a short time ago visited Stratthe finished building in all its beauty as he had conceived it, and would ford, he thought no better place could be found for a Diocesan Conhave carried it out could he have persuaded a grudging public to provide ference than the Town-hall in which they were assembled. In the years the means. They had met to fulfil this dream of a great and good man, 1866-67-68 Conferences had been held in various Dioceses, and had to make St. Paul's the worthy memorial of him who planned it so far, resulted in bringing the Clergy and Laity together, and it was his wish and to give more point to the legend inscribed upon his tomb, “Si that they might be brought together in the same manner in his own monumentum quæris, circumspice."

large Diocese. After referring to other matters, the Bishop continued Mr. Gladstone, in a long and eloquent speech, seconded the resolution, Was not this the time when the members of the Church of England which was ananimously carried. He remarked :-If you want to see should meet for Conference, to gain strength to act together against any the monument of Sir Christopher Wren, look at the fabric of St. Paul's; coming enemy? The law, both ecclesiastical and political, had greatly but if you look at the state in which it remains—if you look at its cold, changed their position, and it was, therefore, necessary for them to tako dark columns and its almost repulsive general condition, I ask you counsel what they could best do in the present circumstances. The whether that inscription does not carry with it a burning reproach to Archbishop of Canterbury, before his illness, stated that it was more Englishmen? St. Paul's was intended to be a national glory ; it is the than ever necessary that the Clergy and Laity should meet together in especial boast of our communion ; it is, I believe, beyond all question the

the interests of the Church. He (the Right Rev. Chairman) sincerely noblest Church of modern times. I know of but one in that respect hoped that his Grace would live to take part in many such Conferences. which can pretend to compete with it, and that is the Church of St. (Cheers.) In conclusion, he would say that whatever subjects they Peter's at Rome, the interior of which, at least, has been treated with might discuss in this Conference it would not be expedient to consider the fullest justice by those who designed and carried it into execution ; them as settled. Nevertheless they would to a great extent help forward but I am sure those who have seen that Church will perceive that when the objects they had in hand. He hoped ever to retain the confidence St. Paul's has had justice done it, it not only need not fear competition,

of his Reverend Brethren. (Loud cheers.) but will, beyond all doubt and question, establish for itself that title A spirited discussion then took place upon the question of which is given it in the appeal issued by the General Committee, and Lay Co-operation with the Clergy. The result arrived at reveal itself as the noblest Church of modern times. But while it is in that the Clergy would be glad of lay help, and the laity were intention the noblest Church of modern times, while it is in the solid willing to work with and assist the Clergy, but it was generally and substantial portion of its fabric the noblest Chnrch of modern times. felt that the laity required some authority from the Bishop in order and also the especial boast of our communion, in its unfinished and to give them a position. One Clergyman remarked that he would unseemly condition it is so far from being the noblest Church of modern present to the Bishop twelve laymen of his parish, if the Bishop would times that it is almost the least noble, and, so far from being the licence or ordain them as Lay-Deacons. Of the kind, perhaps, the most especial boast of our communion, it is a standing reproach and dis- practical speech was that of Sir Brydges Henniker who said that it honour to those who belong to it. I know not whether there are many appeared to him that the Clergy wanted the co-operation of the laity, here who have chanced to read a controversy which arose a long time and the laity were willing to help them. But he should like to know ago between a polemical writer of our coinmunion and the great what means of co-operation the Clergy were prepared to receive. (Hear, Cardinal Wiseman, but the writer to whom I refer, a very zealous Pro- hear). Would they consult the laity about the work of the parish, the testant, undertook to bring a grievous reproach against the Church of change of hymn books, Choral Services, vestments, and last but not the Pantheon at Rome, a Church certainly remarkable, on the whole, for least-on the length of Sermons. (Loud cheers, and laughter). the mildness of what I may call its peculiarly Romish emblems. This On Wednesday the Conference resumed its session, and the Marquis of writer, however, criticised these emblems on account of what he called Salisbury commenced a discussion on “ The Duty of Members of the their heathenish character, and Cardinal Wiseman retorted upon him, I Church of England in the present etate of the Education Question.” must say with a rejoinder that at least made my blood tingle and my cheeks blush. He said, “ You talk to us of the emblems that appear in sept of the Cathedral. There was a large attendance from all parts of

The Ely Conference commenced on Tuesday week in the south tranthe Pantheon ; but what are the emblems that appear in St. Paul's? the Diocese of Ely. The Bishop opened the proceedings in a speech For the worship of what deity is that poble temple erected ? How often which occupied about an hour and a half in delivery. Speaking, first of is it applied to the celebration of religious rites ? What indications does it convey in the symbols that are found there of the character of men, he glanced at the principal alleged objects to this union. The

all, on the desirability of union between Nonconformists and Churchthe Christian Gospel ? Look at the monuments with which its walls are occasionally studded ; look at the emblems which are found about its the existence of, and urged as a remedy the establishment of lay councils

first of these, “want of better discipline in the Church,” he admitted monuments. There is little fear that you will be reproached with an exaggerated Christianity, or with idolising those whose names

in parishes. The second was the connection of Church and State, and

are however much he was attached to this union, he would willingly consent enrolled in the records of Gospel history. It is the drum, the trumpet, to their separation if thereby the various denominations could be united and the cannon ; it is every sign and symbol of civil and secular life, with the Church. After alluding to several questions of domestic from which, and from which alone, you have selected the ornaments of interest to the Church, his Lordship proceeded to dwell upon the various your Cathedral, while in every other respect it remains, except as to its questions now before Parliament of interest to the Church. He expressed noble fabric and proportions, perfectly tame, and incapable of expressing his regret that the Education Bill had been altered from the original the purpose for which it was designed.”. I am not quoting the Cardi: form, but expressed himself hopeful of the way in which it would work. nal's words, but I am giving the effect of what I remember to have read He hailed with pleasure the proposal to increase the grant to denomiof his reply, and I do trust the day has now arrived when this reproach national schools at present existing, and announced himself as a convert is to be removed. The Earl of Carnarvon, Mr. Gathorne Hardy, M.P., Mr. J. Waller, disfavour. He rejoiced that the Scriptures were to be taught, and stated

to the Time-table conscience clauses, which he at first regarded with M.P., and Mr. Beresford Hope, also addressed the meeting, and sub- that he would rather support a purely secular education than one in scriptions amounting to 26,0001. were announced.

which the Bible was to be simply read. He regarded the banishment of

the Catechism as a source of regret but not of paramount importance. DIOCESAN CONFERENCES.

He apprehended that the Education Bill would prejudicially affect Sunday Last week Conferences were held in two Dioceses, those of Ely and Schools. He entirely disapproved of Lord Sandon's Bill, which limited Rochester. The latter Conference was held in the Town Hall, Stratford, the power of the Bishop to revoke the licences of Curates withcuthe presided over by the Bishop, and about 400 persons were present, Clergy consent of such Curates' Rectors. He had only revoked the licence of ani Laity being equally represented. There were also present about a

one Curate during his six years' Episcopate, and that was for flagrant dozen ladies, but the proceedings did not appear to have much interest immorality, but he pointed out how badly it would work. On the for them. The proceedings commenced with a Celebration in the Parish question of the University Tests' Abolition Bill he forbore for want of Church, the Bishop being celebrant. Then there was a luncheon, and time to speak, and he should be glad to hear something during the afterwards the Conference.

Conference on the subject, which would assist him in voting on the Bill The Bishop in opening the proceedings, said that great changes were

on Thursday next. At the conclusion of the Bishop's speech the Contaking place, which were to be seen, not only politically, but religiously.

ference proceeded. If a Clergymnan went to a fresh parish and carried on worship differently

Archdeacon Emery read reports from the Rural Deaneries on the subto his predecessor the people could scarcely understand it. Church Con-ject of intemperance, upon which an animated discussion ensued; Canon gresses had been held in different parts of England, and although they Hopkins stating that he thought all the evils resulting from it would be Persons met

from a number of Dioceses, and heard great subjects spoken the main points for discussion. The University Tests' Bill was also dealt had done a great amount of good, yet they were lacking in one thing. overcome by a free trade in drink traffic.

On Wednesday the Education question and Lord Sandon's Bill were of, but when they returned home they found that these same subjects had no place in the minds of their people. (Cheers.) The fact was

with. there was no centre in Church Congresses; nevertheless they had paved the way for Diocesan Conferences, and it was his earnest desire that that We are sorry to hear that Archdeacon Denison, though progressing Conference might be productive of good to all concerned in the Diocese. towards recovery, is still in a very prostrated condition.

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ECCLESIASTICAL ART EXHIBITION AT THE CRYSTAL

of the contents of this or any similar collection, and for want of it we

may have passed by something which we should have been glad to notice PALACE.

ourselves and notify to our readers. The directors of this popular place of amusement, always ready to On Monday this exhibition attracted considerable notice from the exhibit anything or anybody that the public cares to come and gaze at, excursionists then visiting the Palace, and it is to be regretted that some have bethought themselves of a novel attraction, to wit an Exhibition competent person was not present to explain to visitors the meaning and of Church Furniture and Ecclesiastical Art. We must plead guilty to in a state of ignorant wonder.

use of the different objects, as to many of which they were altogether an opinion, which some people would call a sentimental prejudice perhaps, that such objects of sacred art are rather out of place in a building confessedly devoted to miscellaneous entertainments, but apart

The following further correspondence has been published :from this, it must be considered one of the “ Signs of the times” that

“ English Church Union, 11, Burleigh-street, Strand, Mr. Bowley should have thought it worth while to arrange for such a

July 8, 1870. display, and that the directors should have consented to offer prizes to Grace's letter to me of the 2nd inst.

“My Lord Archbishop,—I must thank you very sincerely for your the amount of 1307. for competition among Church decorators, amateur “ I venture to reply to it because I think your Grace, and those who and professional.

spoke upon the same subject, in the Upper House of Convocation, on It is to be regretted that they did not give longer notice of their Wednesday last, have somewhat misunderstood us. Whatever may have intentions, and advertize them widely in the proper channels. As it is, been our own feelings, we expressed no opinion upon the fact that very few persons have heard anything about it, and but for the objects Bishops and Priests should have communicated with those who are, I contributed by some of the principal ecclesiastical furnishers the whole suppose, whatever excuse may be made for them, in a state of schism. thing would have been a complete failure. Four prizes were offered, *We said nothing as to the duty of repelling any person from the the first being of the value of 15l. for a “specimen chancel screen (sic., altar, believing as we do that the responsibility of communicating is reredos or dossal is meant), fitted complete with furniture, altar cloth everywhere thrown upon the communicant himself. and fittings, with appropriate Easter decorations,” but only one com- Still less did we touch upon the infraction of the 27th Canon, or the petitor (Messrs. Cox) put in an appearance, and the judges awarded them Rubric at the end of the Confirmation Service, the second prize. The reredos is of carved wood work, the panels filled “ The point which chiefly distresses us, and to which we did call your with moss and flowers in a way which young ladies will pronounce to Grace's attention, is, that persons rejecting the claims of the Church, be very nice. We are more concerned to note that the altar, the front including a Socinian, should be invited to receive Communion at his of which is deeply carved, has no frontal, and is altogether of dimen- hands by a Clergyman of the Church of England, and that such an act sions far too insignificant for a Church, though it would do for an Oratory should be supposed to have the sanction of the Church. or private Chapel. The first prize, and the only one we believe, given “ If your Grace can assure us that no such invitation was sent, and for “door or window decorations" was carried off by Miss Boswell, that the responsibility of being present rests only with the persons who who sends a text suited for a small chancel arch cleverly executed in then communicated; or if your Grace would contradict the statement straw and evergreens, wheat, grapes and berries being introduced to that the Church of England approves the act by which those outside her heighten the effect. It would serve for a useful pattern to persons who communion, and who have no intention of returning to it (including a undertake to decorate Village Churches for a Harvest Thanksgiving Service. Socinian), have been invited to her altars, your Grace will co mnch to

For Illuminated Texts, Messrs. Cox again take the first prize, remove what causes us the greatest distress in this matter. the second falling Mr. S. Beal, of St. Paul's Churchyard, who also “ I am, with much respect, your Grace's obedient servant, exhibits large sheets of pattern alphabets, &c. A fourth prize has been

“ CHARLES LINDLEY WOOD. gained for some texts inscribed upon a background of floral devices, His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.” fern leaves, &c., executed in a low tint. These are very effective, but

Addington Park, Croydon, July 9, 1870. scarcely so well suited, perhaps, for the walls of Churches as others

"My dear Mr. Wood, -I beg to acknowledge your letter of yesterday's which display less ingenuity. Some of our readers may like to know

date. that these are made by laying the natural leaves upon paper and sprinkling colour over them, care being taken to properly arrange the light distress' on the subject of your letter, notwithstanding the explanations

" I am sincerely sorry that you and your friends still feel the greatest and shade, and the text is afterwards painted over the whole.

offered by myself and the Bishops in the Upper House of Convocation, In the non-competitive division, Messrs. Hart, Peard, and Co. are the and I would gladly do all in my power to remove your difficulties. But largest exhibitors, and to praise their excellent brass and ironwork would I really have no further information to communicate on this matter than be quite a work of supererogation. Amongst other articles, they have is already set forth in my letter of the 2nd. sent a portable font, manufactured for the Bishop of Central Africa.

“Sincerely yours, (Signed) “ A. C. CANTUAR. This is simply a large wooden tub, lined with metal, mounted upon an

“ The Hon. C. Lindley Wood.” iron stand, and very much resembles a colossal wine cooler, in spite of the effort to give it an Ecclesiastical appearance. It is capacious enough for immersion to be practised in the case of a child, in providing for

THE POPE'S INFALLIBILITY. which his Lordship has acted wisely, and we trust that this curious font The Ecumenical Council voted on Wednesday in favour of the Infalis destined to be extensively employed. Messrs. Cox end Son, Jones and libility of the Pope by 450 ayes against 88 noes. There were 62 conWillis, and T. Pratt and Sons, each exhibit collections of Church fur- ditional votes. niture of the usual descriptions. The latter firm are the only exhibitors The following is the latest telegram :of vestments, and they offer for inspection only two chasubles, one of Rome, July 13.-Six hundred and one Fathers were present when green silk and the other of red damask, with' a yellow floreated cross the vote on the Infallibility dogma was taken. Many absent Fathers woven into its substance. This has a handsome appearance, although were recalled in all haste from the Court of Rome in order to diminish wanting in depth and richness of colour. Its great advantage is that it the numerical importance of the opposition. The general aspect of the is very cheap. The same remark will apply to a collection of stoles, alms assembly was much agitated; forty-eight Fathers gave votes of non bags, bookmarkers, &c., exhibited by Mr. G. Shaw, Saddleworth, near | placet, including Cardinals Mathieu, Schwarzenburg, and Rauscher, and Manchester, whose articles appear well made, but the materials are not the Archbishops of Paris and Grenoble. Another meeting of the Council sufficiently stout to be either durable or effective in colour. We must is to be held with the object of reclaiming dissentient votes, after not forget to notice the collection of Eucharistic vessels contributed by which the date of the next public sitting will be fixed.” Messrs. Pratt. It would be idle to pretend that these rival the produc- The correspondent of the Tablet writes :-“ The close of the discussion tions of mediæval artists, but they are for the most part correct in shape, on Monday, of which the telegraph will long since have carried the of solid workmanship, and extremely moderate in price. From this com- news to every country of Christendom, is of course the only subject of mendation mast be excepted the silver-plated monsterance (sic) which conversation. It was scarcely looked for till Wednesday, and took all by is too much in that debased modern French style, to be avoided by all surprise when about ten o'clock in the morning the return of all the art-workmen. Some good examples of diapering for organ pipes are Bishops from St. Peter's told of some unusual proceedings. A number shown by Mersrs. Bryceson ; and F. Saintsbury, of Wandsworth-road, of French Catholics who were on the Piazza of the Minerva were unable has some striking and effective texts inscribed upon banners and shields, to restrain their anxiety, and ventured to arrest the progress of one of which would have been better, however, if a darker background had been the returning Bishops, and ask what had happened. • The discussion chosen. In a dingy corner outside the Mediævai Court will be found a press is over, my friends,' he answered, and God has accomplished a great made of “Roberts's Fir”-i.e., the dark outside layers cut from an old fir work and triumph for the Church this morning.'. The news spread in tree, desiccated and varnished. The grain is remarkably rich and fine, and all directions, and at the mid-day masses, and all through the afternoon, such a press would be a handsome and worthy addition to the vestry of kneeling groups were to be seen round every altar in extraordinary any Church.

numbers rendering thanks for the happy close of the struggle the Church It is to be hoped that if this experiment be repeated another year it has passed through. All through the day the general joy was evident will be placed under different management, and greater publicity given in all classes, and one saw groups of eager and exulting faces at every to the exhibition beforehand. A catalogue, too, is an almost indis- angle of the Corso, friends and fellow-workers exchavgiog congrapensable requisite, and ought to be provided in future ; in the absence tulations. The day of the Holy Ghost has dawned at last,' were the of some such guide, it is difficult to arrive at any satisfactory knowledge I words overheard on all sides. I always said so ! I heard a French

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