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now visited all the leading places in this part of Cornwall, I set out to join the Archdn. of Totness, and visit with him several towns in his own neighbourhood, whilst the bishop was continuing his confirmation along the northern part of the county. On Tuesday, the 17th, on our way to Dartington, I attended two meetings at Plympton and Toybridge ; and my brother two, with the Rev. R. Luney (your Plymouth district secretary) at Yealmpton, where about 81. was collected; and at Modbury. Both at Plympton and Toybridge the greatest interest was shewn in our cause; 121. Os. 6d. was collected and subscribed at the former place (and through the zeal of the Rev. Mr. Coppard, a large number of subscribers have since put down their names); 61. 5s. 9.d. at the latter. The next morning the archdeacon took me to a meeting at Paignton, where Mr. Gee, the vicar, presided, and 171. 2s., with many subscribers, was the beginning of a new association. In the evening the archdeacon again took me to a meeting held at Totness, where my brother assisted me in making known our case, and 281. 5s. 2d. in donations and subscriptions were contributed. The next day, Thursday, the 19th, we went, under the archdeacon's guidance, to the town of Dartmouth, where an association was formed, annual subscriptions amounting to 11l. 6s. contributed, and 91. 18s. 6d. collected in the room. Hence we went on to Brixham, where, with Governor Holdsworthy in the chair, and the archdeacon present, an association was established; the Rev. F. Lyte and my brother helping on our cause by excellent addresses ; 91. 10s. was given in the room as annual subscriptions ; 91. 4s. 3 d. as donations. The day following my brother left me, and I set out with the archdeacon to ineet the bishop at Launceston. At Ashburton, on our road, we held a meeting, at which (with a donation from the Dean of Westminster of 251.) 591. 178. 61d. was added to our funds. On Sunday the 22d, I preached at Launceston in the morning, collecting 111. 178. 21d.; and at North Hill in the afternoon, collection, 81. 8s. 2}d. On the 23d, I visited Camelford, where the Rev. T. Gry!ls, your district secretary, kindly met me from Cardynham, and at an evening meeting an association was set up, and 131. 4s. 3}d. contributed. The next day the bishop took the chair at Launceston, where, after an admirable meeting, 371. 6s. 93d. was received in new annual subscriptions and donations. On the 25th, at a meeting which I next attended at Stratton, 331. Is. 8d. (including 141. 4s. 6d. from new annual subscribers) was received. With this place closed my journey in Cornwall, which had been cheered every where by a hospitality and universal kindness, which showed both the ordinary character of its inhabitants, and also their cordial sympathy with my endeavours.
“On the 26th, the bishop visited at Oakhampton, and the next day presided at a meeting at which 181. 3s. 6d. was given and subscribed. On the 28th, after the visitation at Torrington, a meeting was held-Lord Clinton in the chair-at which 171. 14s. 0 d. was collected. On Sunday the 29th, I preached for the society at Ilfracombe (collection, 201. 178. 2}d.) in the morning, and to a magnificent congregation at Barnstaple at night (collection, 261.). At Linton, which I could not reach, a sermon was preached for us by the Rev. Mr. Hayes, and 121. Is. 2d. raised. On Monday the 30th, an evening meeting was
held at Bideford, where 461. 6s. 0ļd. was raised in donations and new annual subscriptions ; Mr. Buck, the member for North Devonshire, opening the meeting under the presidency of the venerable Archdeacon of Barnstaple. On the next morning an excellent meeting was held at Barnstaple, the bishop in the chair, supported by the Archdeacon Barnes, the two county members, Sir T. Acland and Mr. Buck, and Mr. Hodgson, the member for the city. The guildhall was thronged by a most attentive audience; 421. 16s. 8d. given and subscribed on the occasion. To-day again two meetings have been held; one at Ilfracombe this morning, where, with the vicar, Mr. Chanter, in the chair, I stated the case of the society, and an association was established, and 111. 7s. added in subscriptions and donations to the Sunday's collection : the other meeting was held this evening at Southmolton, the Archdn. Barnes presiding. Many neighbouring clergy were with us; and a new district association was begun, as well
as the foundation laid for several parochial societies. The Rev. T. Bevan was appointed district secre. tary: F. Damer, Esq., treasurer: 81. 2s.7fd. was collected in the room, and 61. 108. 6d. subscribed. Such is the sketch of my proceedings hitherto. Some very important places remain to be visited. But to this time, thank God, our success has far exceeded all my expectations. Very many parishes are formed into associations; and it is delightful to see how the poor appear to feel the value of their Church when it is thus shewed them as a living spreading body, carrying out salvation to the heathen, instead of being deemed of as an empty name. Their contributions also are ready for their means. Both at Barnstaple at church, and at the meeting held at Bide. ford, between iwenty and thirty shillings were put into the plates in the pence and halfpence of the poor. Such offerings, doubtless, are accepted of the Lord. Let me ask for the continuance of your prayers, that He may still be with me, and bless me in the work.-I am, &c.
“ SAMUEL WILBERFORCE." “ P.S. I would add, that the clergy who have set up parochial associations have, for the most part, found them readily supported : in the town of Fowey, where but two persons heretofore subscribed, I have just heard that since our meeting seventy-eight names have been given in. The total sum raised since I wrote last to you, and of wbich I have now given the details, is 8751. Is. 11 d., making altogether 1,2101. 3s. 2d.
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
The thirteenth report, with the proceedings of the annual general meeting, held May 1, with the important act 5 and 6 William IV., has just been published. It contains many most interesting details ; and every friend to the brute creation must rejoice that the society has been enabled to accomplish so much. "Upwards of 60,000 tracts on cruelty to animals, hand-bills, and abstracts of the acts, have been circulated during the past year in the metropolis, and in various towns throughout the country; and several letters have been received, mentioning instances of the beneficial effects resulting from their distribution." The expenditure of the society during the last year amounted to nearly 12001.
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sity. These bequests, together with Mr. Neeld's scholarHarrow (peculiar).- Harrow School Chapel was conse
ship, founded a few months ago, are, we believe, to come crated on Tuesday, Sept. 24th, by the diocesan and visitor,
into immediate operation. his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. The sermon was preached by the Rev. J. W. Cunningham, vicar of the parish, and one of the governors of the school. The altar A new educational establishment is about to be founded piece was presented by Mr. Joseph Neeld, M.P., one of in this town, under the title of the “ Liverpool Collegiate the governors; and a marble tablet and service-books for Institution.” J. Gladstone, Esq., has contributed 5007. 10the communion-table by Lord Dungannon. Mr. R. Gre wards its funds. Lords Francis Egerton and Sandon have gory, F.R.S., F.A.S., of 56 Berners Street, and county of likewise placed their names amongst the donors, and conGalway, Ireland, has, by codicil to his will, dated October sented to become vice-presidents. The bishop of the dio22, 1838, bequeathed to Harrow School,-1. 140 volumes cese has accepted the office of visitor.- Liverpool Mail. of Roman classics ;- 2. an annual gold medal, value ten Runcorn. At the October meeting of the Society for guineas ;-and, 3., 1001. a-year for ever, to found an exhi Promoting Christian Knowledge, a letter was read from bition for boys educated at Harrow going to either univer the Rev. John Davies, of Runcorn, he having removed
Religious Ceremonies at Barnard Castle. - The bishop lately visited Barnard Castle for the purpose of consecrating an additional burying-ground, and holding a confirmation ; when his lordship received every possible mark of honourable consideration from the inhabitants. The right rev. prelate preached at the parish church, from Gen. 1. 13, 14, shewing the antiquity of the practice of setting a part parcels of ground for the exclusive reception of the dead, as evidenced in the example of Abraham, Jacob, and others. At the conclusion a liberal collection was made towards detraying the expense incurred in the purchase of the new burial-place. The consecration was then performed in the usual manner.
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from Worcester, where he had kindly exerted himself for the religious welfare of the boatmen and bargemen belonging to the River Severn and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. The board agreed to grant the books required for this good object.
Rural Deans.- We informed our readers in our last week's paper that the commissary of the archdeaconry of Richmond had, in his recent visit to this town, revived the office of rural dean in this district, and had appointed the Rev. J. Manby, yicar of Lancaster, and the Rev. T. Mackreth, rector of Halton, to discharge its duties, with separate and independent territorial jurisdictions. We have since been favoured with a view of the patents of appointment, which contain the same powers and authority possessed by the commissary himself. It is a subject, we think, of sincere congratulation, to find this ancient, useful, and highly honourable office of rural dean revived in many of the dioceses of the kingdom, and to observe, also, that its subsidiary importance to Church-polity is becoming duly appreciated. For three centuries, it must be confessed, has the Church been suffering in our larger dioceses for the want of these local ordinaries, and of that most useful exercise of discipline, parochial visitation, which rural deans effectually supply. Attached as we are to our Church, we cannot but rejoice at the restoration of such efficient instruments of spiritual government, and we beg to express a wish that those who are invested with the duties of the office will'exert the powers of which they are indubitably possessed. The office of rural dean is a grave trust, as it carries with it the inspection of the morals and ministrations of the clergy, and the care of the church fabric and utensils — not merely sustaining, or seeing sustained, in becoming repair, the structures consecrated to Divine worship, and preserving all things relating to the services of the altar, the desk, and the pulpit, but support. ing those monuments of ancient piety in their original beauty and magnificence. These particular duties are expressly set forth in their written instructions, and implied in the act of their appointment; and the conscientious fulfilment of them is a matter of the greatest importance. If we are not presuming too much in these remarks, we would add, that the more obstructions the Church meets with in the present day, the more reason we have to make these jurisdictions useful, and to do all we can, in our several places and stations, to preserve the poor remains of Church-discipline we yet enjoy in their due life and vigour.---Lancaster Gazette.
Lancaster.-G. Martin, Esq., M.P. for the borough of Lancaster, has given a piece of ground on which it is proposed to erect a new church in that town, calculated to hold from 1000 to 1200 persons.
Liverpool.— The amphitheatre was crowded to excess Oct. 4, being the annual meeting of the Protestant and Reformation Society. It was as numerously attended as the meeting at the Manchester theatre on the Thursday week, and more numerously than on any preceditig anniversary. The interior of the theatre was elegantly fitted up and lighted for the occasion, and the boxes, pit, and gallery were completely filled. The Rev. Dr. Tattershall was called to the chair. Mr. Buddicom opened the proceedings with prayer. The resolutions were as follow: " That the events of our own times, and in our own country, bear too painful and conclusive testimony to the fact so long disputed and strenuously denied, that the system of the papal power, erroneously called religious, remains unchanged in all those features which render it dangerous to civil liberty. That the countenance and support given to the papal system by the government, under the fond but mistaken impression of that system being fundamentally altered, whether we regard that support in the direct cultivation of Romish instruction at Maynooth in Ireland, and in our various colonies, or the indirect advantage given to the Romish priests by such an arrangement of national schools as tended to exclude Protestant clergymen, are such as not only to justify, but loudly to call for the strenuous counteraction of all who design to perpetuate the peace, liberties, and religion of England."
CHICHIESTER. An address to the Archbishop of Canterbury has, through the Rev. H, M. Wagner, vicar, been transmitted from the
The parish of St. John the Baptist, the largest within the city of Gloucester, containing an increasing population of 3,500 souls and upwards, is destitute of Sunday schoolrooms. Yet it was the rector of this parish, the Rev. T. Stock, who, in the year 1780, projected, and, in conjunction with his friend, R. Raikes, Esq., established the first Sunday-school in Great Britain. The parishioners consist, in a great proportion, of small householders, and the living itself is under 1301. per annum, and no glebe-house thereon. The present rector, being wholly unable from his own resources, or those of the parish, to raise the requisite funds, is constrained to appeal thus publicly to the friends of sound and scriptural education. He is persuaded that they will not be insensible to the wants of a parislı which may justly claim the distinction of having originated the whole system of Sunday-school teaching. In aid of the object in question, a reverend incumbent, residing at Salisbury, and connected with the cathedral, has happily suggested a plan, the principle of which was immediately acted upon in his own parish, and has been adopted already in various other places, viz. :-—"That a general subscription be set on foot, to which each child in every school in the United Kingdom be invited to contribute one penny.” This proposal is now respectfully and anxiously submitted to the favourable consideration of every incumbent and officiating minister throughout the two countries, who are hereby earnestly intreated to bring the case of the above-mentioned parish before such of their young people, as are now sharing in the blessings of Sunday-school instruction. By this simple free-will offering an ample fund would be raised, and the Sunday schoolrooms of St. John's parish would exhibit to future generations an interesting and singular memorial of the gratitude of children for their “nurture and admonition in the Lord."
The Rev. R. Scott, B.D., has presented to the Abbey Church at Shrewsbury a valuable service of communionplate. The vicar and churchwardens waited upon Mr. Scott, with a memorial, engrossed upon parchment and signed by upwards of two hundred respectable residents of the Abbey parish, expressive of their acknowledgments for the munificent gift.-Worcester Guardian.
The Sabbath.— A resolution has been passed in the committee of the North Statfordshire Auxiliary Lord's-day Society, recommending all the clergy of North Staffordshire to use their utmost influence to prevail upon as many as possible of their parishioners to sign requests to the postmasters of their several parishes, not to deliver them their letters on the Lord's-day. This request has been signed by all the clergy, and most of the other ministers of the town of Derby, and several hundreds of its inhabitants. A similar request has been signed by two hundred persons in Bath, including all the bankers; and the same movement is proceeding in various parts of the United Kingdom.-Staffordshire Advertiser.
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Wolverhampton.-A deputation, consisting of the Revs. whole of that amount has been raised (with the exception H. Ponntney, W. Dalton, and J. Boyle, lately waited upon of 681., the debt now due,) by voluntary contributions.the Bishop of Lichfield, at Eccleshall Castle, for the pur Nottingham Journal. pose of laying before his lordship the plans, &c. connected
LONDON. with the building of new churches in this town. They met Welsh Church. It is in contemplation to erect a church the entire approval of the bishop. The interview, we un
in London for the especial use of the natives of the prinderstand, was a very gratifying one, and the bishop at the cipality, to worship their Maker in their own language. close of it munificently requested to add 50l, to the build
We cordially concur in the object of the promoters of this ing fund.-Wolverhampton Chronicle.
excellent undertaking, and trust it will meet with the sup
port of the Welsh nobility and gentry throughout the Address to the Bishop.-After the consecration of Snen
kingdom.-Cambrian. ton Church, the clergy then assembled in the vestry of St. Mary's church, where they signed the address given
Schools.-An interesting communication was made at the below. Proceeding into the chancel, they awaited the October meeting of the Society for Promoting Christian arrival of the bishop, who was soon after introduced by
Knowledge by the Rev. W. Morgan, of Bradford, by which Archdn. Wilkins, who led him to a chair placed within it appeared, that notwithstanding the efforts of ill-disposed the rails which enclose the communion-table. The vener persons towards drawing away the children of the poor able archdeacon then read the following address, which
from religion and the church, and inducing them to pro. he presented to his lordship :
fane the Lord's-day, much good was being done by means “To the Right Rev. Father in God, Jolm, by divine
of scriptural instruction in that populous town. The permission Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
Christ Church National Week-day School, superintended We, the archdeacon and undersigned clergy of the
by Mr. Morgan, contains about 200 boys and 200 girls, county of Nottingham, now transferred from the paternal
and is greatly in need of books. The Christ Church Suncare of our venerated late diocesan (the Abp. of York) to
day-school, which is not connected with the day-school,
numbers 800 scholars. the jurisdiction of your lordship, avail ourselves of the occasion of your first entrance into this new portion of
SALISBURY. your diocese, to testify our sense of the high estimation Sarum.-A public meeting was held Oct. 9, at Salisbury, in which your lordship's character as a prelate, a divine, the Earl of Shaftesbury in the chair, of the Salisbury Dioand a scholar, has been deservedly held; and to assure cesan Board of Education. From the report it appeared your lordship of our thankfulness to the great Disposer of that 170 parochial schools had united with the board. The all things in being placed under the episcopal authority of board regretted that there were parishes with a populaone to whom we may look for counsel and assistance on tion exceeding 600, with no school at all; and it appeared all occasions of doubt and difficulty, and upon whom we that there were 20,000 children in the diocese receiving only may confidently rely, as well for the maintenance and in Sunday-school instruction: almost all the daily instruction tegrity of our ecclesiastical polity, as for the development to the poor was afforded by the Established Church. The and promotion of sound Christian doctrine. We beg mpeting was addressed by Earl Grosvenor, the bishop of further to assure your lordship, that highly appreciating the diocese, &c. as we do that benevolent and Christian spirit which characterises your public and private conduct, it will be our The following interesting account of the present relipleasure, as well as our duty, to pay scrupulous attention
gious state of this very interesting diocese, is from a corto your commands, and to evince a cheerful and ready
respondent of Jlona's llerald and General Advertiser :-“I obedience to your authority. And we carnes:ly pray God have lately been a visitor of your town, and it gave me that he may be pleased to pour upon you the graces of the sincerest pleasure to mark the great improvements his Holy Spirit, that you may long and happily continue which have, within a very few years, taken place there. to manifest that love of his lionour and service, and that
After passing the venerable tower of Braddan, and the devotion to the welfare of the Church, which, with so
villas, woods, and rural beauties that meet the eye, I enmuch benefit to the cause of religion and morality, your
tered the town with impressions of varied pleasure. Here lordship has hitherto been the instrument of promoting."
I observed many changes : the New Market - the new -[Here follow the signatures of the archdeacon and accommodations for travellers—the widely-extended range clergy.]
of new habitations along the grounds of Castle Mona-the The rev. prelate then advancing towards the clergy, de beautiful mansions which rise in such regular order, and livered the following reply: " I thank you very sincerely crown the slope of Harris Terrace, peering over the spafor this testimony of your esteem and attachment. It is
cious bay-the elegant row called Finch Road--the young highly valuable to me, not only on account of the personal plantations which attract the eye which looks onward to gratification which the assurance that I possess your the quondam mansion of the late Colonel Stuart- the favourable opinions must afford me, but on account also
devious scenery which adorns that now beautiful seminary, of the encouragement and support which I cannot fail to
--are attractions with which the gaze of the observer must derive from it. Notwithstanding the complimentary terms be fascinated. But I shall cease to enlarge on these vain which your late venerable diocesan has been pleased rieties: valuable as they are in their peculiar uses, and to speak of me, I am too conscious of my own deficiencies
exhibiting as they do the good taste of their respecnot to feel that I am little qualified to make good to you tive owners, they are, after all that can be said of the loss you have sustained by being removed from his
them, merely temporary; all “ houses of clay," as the mild and paternal superintendence. Still knowing that frames of their builders are, and will, sooner or later, your cordial co-operation and prayers will never be want change their proprietary. Matters of greater moment ing, I enter cheerfully on the new duties iinposed upon
invite my observation, such as pertain to the real welfare me, in humble confidence that our endeavours to promote of mankind here and hereafter: I mean the charitiesthe common end of a ministry, the glory of God and the
the provisions which have been made for the education edification of his church, will not be altogether unavailing. of the poor, and the solace of the helpless. Such instiOne thing the experience of twenty years has taught me, tutions are the chief ornaments of Christian communithat, in order to the effectual discharge of episcopal func
ties. They are real and permanent advantages, affording tions, it is necessary there should subsist mutual confi.
the wealthy an opportunity of cultivating love to their dence, and a frank and unreserved communication of
neighbour, by doing good; and the destitute, of cherishing sentiment between the clergy and the diocesan. Let me the sentiment of gratitude, and so of receiving good, assure you, my brethren, in conclusion, that I shall gladly
- thus preparing both for the kingdom of heaven. The receive, and give my best attention to, any suggestion you collections made of late for the various charities fur. may think fit to offer to me."
nish ample proofs of the public spirit of your town, as Mr. Sergeant Wilde, M.P. for Newark, has given the well as the muniticence of casual visitors. To say any sum of 1001. towards liquidating the debt incurred by the thing of the powerful advocacy of the ministers of religion erection of Christ Church, that borough ; and although were only to say that they did their duty; for their encouthe building and endowment cost the sum of 53001., the ragement to which, they have the distinguished example of
our amiable prelate. These public contributions have a in courtesy their due. I had much more to say. I had most beneficial effect on the people. Their minds must intended to express the sincere effusion of pleasing gratibe affected in some degree on hearing the truth and wit tude I felt to the great Governor of the universe, on benessing its effects; but to the few who are really reformed, holding the blessed etfects of his everlasting Gospel-the converted men, it affords a most delectable experience of aged and the infirm so well and completely provided for the truth, “ It is more blessed to give than to receive." in the new House of Industry; more particularly the proEvery public charity is a monument of religion. It vision made for their religious instruction, and the lessons preaches to the minds of men; it reminds them of the of devout resignation and thankfulness to their Father in after-state, where all is love. But the appropriation of heaven, which I imaged to myself would occasionally be the sums raised, the working of the system, is what pleases addressed to them, by those who take a part in those beme; and I no sooner hear of the amount of a sermon-con nevolent ministrations." tribution, than I have the gratification to know it is well laid out.
The free school in Atholl Street, the fruit of the pious efforts of our beloved countryman, the late Rev. Lewis Geneste, continues to be well supported; so are the infant
Chesler.—Tonge, Oct. 6.
Lincoln.-Snenton. schools, the Provisional-Aid Society, and other establishments, one of which has recently appeared, an ornament
O.xford.–Stockcross, Speen, Oct. 10th. which, for its usefulness, and the air of humanity which
Peterborough.--St. Katharine, Northampton. the institution breathes, is not to be passed silently over,
Worc.-Lye Waste, built at expense of late Mr. Thomas
Ilill Dennis. namely, the new llouse of Industry. Blessings on the head of those who designed it! The continuance and suc
St. Barnabas, Openshaw; St. Paul's, Stalybridge. cess of these establishments are owing chiefly to the bene
FOUNDATIONS LAID. volent exertions and good management of those whose
Durham.-Tynemouth. heart is with God, and the support they receive does
Canterbury. -Christ Church, Goudhurst, Sept. 12, by credit to the religious tact and moral feeling of the people.
Viscountess Beresford. The parish of Goudhurst contains The gradual increase of the population calls for unusual a population of 3,000 souls, and is nine miles in length: exertions; and the Divine Providence, gracious in all its
1,000 of the inhabitants are from two and a half to five dispensations, occasionally raises up benevolent characters, miles distant from the parish church. Lord and Lady a blessing to society, to whose zeal and judicious manage
Beresford endow the church with 751. per annum, to ment are owing those utilities which advance the happi which the Dean and Chapter of Rochester add 25l. per ness of men ; which are calculated to elevate them from annum, upon the condition of a parsonage-house being that degradation of intellect to which their corruptions had
built, for which there are not sufficient funds at present. reduced them, to a sincere attachment to religious faith
Lichfield.—Walsall. and practice. The benefit of infant education is above all Orford.-Old Windsor, by Princess Augusta, Sept. 28. commendation. Weaned by a kindly discipline from their wayward strayings, and saved from the wrong bias which
Tributes of respect have recently been presented to the paternal ignorance has given to their tender minds, they
following Clergymen* :become more susceptive of maturer intelligence, as the mind expands through childhood and youth, until it arrive
Brodrick, W. J., Castle Rising, Norfolk. Silver ink
stand. at the adult period, when it will be able to appreciate these blessed aids of an enlightened economy. The kind
Burton, C., All Saints, Chorlton-on-Medlock. Canoniassistance which the ladies have atforded to the advance
cals. Bible and Prayer-book. ment of these solid improvements ought not to be over
Dover, G., Huddersfield. A purse of fifty guineas, looked. Indeed it were difficult to overlook tliem, con
from parishioners. nected as their gentle services are with the operation of
Flamank, J., late curate of St. Mary's, Wallingford, the establishments alluded to, and more particularly with
Berks. Silver tea and coffee-service, by par. that of the infant schools. How is it that when the female character becomes elevated by religion, all the energies
tea-service, are called forth into use? Men may invent, and plod,
Jones, J., late curate of Whiteford, Flintshire. A sum and plan--their reason, their judgment, and their princi
of thirty-six pounds, to be applied to the purchase of books. ples may mature a systein ; but when it is to be carried
Lutyens, W., St. Paul's, Shadwell. Silver coffee and into full and genuine effect, the affection of the female
tea-service; and pocket communion-plate. will generally be an over-match for the reason of the
Whitfield, H. T., par. Hope Bowdler, Herefordshire. male. Be it as it may, the institutions of your town owe
Silver inkstand. much to the ladies, and therefore this acknowledgment is
. Only tributes of respect to clergymen are inserted.
Protestant church in India, as his lordship observes, is The Right Rev. Dr. Aubrey Spencer, the newly-created
completed, after a lapse of more than twenty-four years bishop of Newfoundland, sailed for his diocese Oct. 1, in from the erection of the see of Calcutta; and every friend the Toronto line of packet ship, via New York. To those
to the propagation of the Gospel will rejoice at this blessed who have the interests of the Church of England at heart,
consummation. The prospects which it opens before us it will be gratifying to know that, in going out to his ex
need not be pointed out to any one who takes an interest tensive and inportant diocese, the right rev. prelate has
in the cause of missions ; but it also affords a strong arguhad his hands considerably strengthened by the societies
ment for renewed and increasing efforts to avail ourselves for the Propagation of the Gospel, and for the Promotion
of the opportunities which are offered for spreading the of Christian Knowledge; and it will add to the interest name of Christ over the whole peninsula of India : after of the public to know, that their generous feeling has
the urgent and repeated applications which the society added the sum of 5001. per annum towards the revenue of and other religious bodies have made to the British governthe new bishopric, increased the number of missionaries,
ment for an increase in the Indian episcopate, it would providing 1007. for the outfit of each, and raised their argue a great want of zeal, and a still greater want of grastipend from 1501. to 2001. per annum.-Hampshire Chron.
titude and of faith, were the members of the Church of
England to shrink from the burden now at length imposed CALCUTTA.
upon them. Each of the new dioceses erected in British The intelligence received from India during the past India must become a centre of new missionary operations, year is, on the whole, of a gratifying character. The Bishop new at least in the extent to which they are carried, as in of Calcutta prefaces his charge to his clergy, delivered in the superintendence they will enjoy. And where ten or the year 1838, with an address to the bishops of Madras twenty European clergymen have hitherto been considered and Bombay, congratulating them on their happy arrival as the greatest number the society were required or enabled in their dioceses. By that event, the framework of the to maintain, there will be an irresistible demand upon theni
for three times that amount, as well as for a still larger addition to the number of native priests, catechists, and schoolmasters, and means.—Report of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
The bishop, in a letter dated June 4, 1839, informs the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, that he has admitted Mr.Von Dadelszen and Mr. Schmitz into deacon's orders, and expresses a conviction that they will prove a valuable acquisition to the society's missionaries in his diocese. The bishop concludes his letter thus: “ We have still many important stations unoccupied; and I cannot too earnestly impress upon the society the claims and necessities of southern India. Continue to send us labourers fit for the work, and I humbly hope our labour will not be in vain in the Lord."
for missionaries from England; especially for the province of Goojurat, where there are a considerable number of Indo-British. The following is the concluding paragraph of the bishop's letter : “ Let me, dear sir, plead for Goojurat, if you cannot send two missionaries, could you not send out one missionary and a schoolmaster? I pray that it may please God to direct the heart of some one toward us.
BARBADOES. On Thursday, the 29th August, the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of the diocese of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands consecrated the parish church of St. Joseph, in the island of Barbadoes, erected on a new site, on land given by John Briggs, Esq., for that purpose ; and at the same time his lordship consecrated the burial - ground thereto belonging. The bishop preached an impressive sermon on the occasion, from Is. xix. 22. The above church completes the restoration of the seven churches destroyed by the memorable hurricane of the 11th August, 1831.The Barbadean.
The report of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel contains an urgent application from the bishop
SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH. At the October meeting of the Society for Promoting which the Church society was constituted, it appeared Christian Knowledge, a letter was read from the Rev. E. that the object stated in Mr. Ramsey's letter was among B. Ramsey, Edinburgh, forwarding a request from the the designs contemplated by the ecclesiastical synod of Scottish Episcopal Church Society, for a grant of Bibles August, 1839. It was agreed to grant Bibles and Common and Common Prayer-books, for the purposes of the schools Prayer-books to the amount of 1001. connected with that society, and for the use of poor persons. By the 10th canon of the Scottish Episcopal Church, a copy of which was contained in this letter, and under A new chapel has been consecrated at Ayr, by Bp. Russell.
Miscellaneous. Printing for the Blind.--Our readers are aware that Mr. We are happy to state that the application was transmitted Alston has already completed the printing of the New to the lords of her Majesty's Treasury, and that Mr. Alston Testament, and many other works, in raised Roman let has just received the following letter, from which it will ters, for the use of the blind. Some time ago, he com be seen that it has been most favourably entertained :menced the arduous task of printing the Old Testament;
Treasury Chambers, 11th Sept. 1839. and having finished the book of Genesis, he proceeded on Sir,—The lords commissioners of her Majesty's Treaa tour of all the institutions for the blind in England and sury having received a communication from the Secretary Scotland, in order to ascertain the extent to which they of State for the Home Department, upon the subject of were willing to aid him in this important work. With the steps taken by you connected with the printing of the the exception of one, the directors of all the institutions Bible in raised type, for the use of the blind throughout expressed their readiness to assist him, by taking a pro the kingdom, their lordships have commanded me to portion of the different volumes in their progress through express to you their great approbation of your philan
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