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never very attractive, being always cbillily calm and almost provokingly equable in phraseology. We do not criticise sharply or rudely, where (as in this case) the intention of the author is so good ; whatever we may think of his actual performance.

| “ We all like to see what the World says ; though, perhaps, the World's

sayings would not be so highly regarded, did we know who guided the M OST welcome to all Anglican parsons who are troubled pen and registered the opinion.”—COLERIDGE.

M with Wesleyans in their parishes, will be the third edition of Mr. Frederick Hockin's John Wesley and Modern

M. LOYSON'S REFORM. Wesleyanism (London : Hayes), for it contains a long roll of

(From the Weekly Register, July 1, 1876). facts, interspersed with some very powerful and conclusive Père Hyacinthe is one of the most recent examples of the advocates arguments against this troublesome and mischievous sect.

of blending contradictions. The substance of his speeches, delivered in That part which proves John Wesley's belief and practice

London, might be conveyed in some such formula as the following:

The Church is my authority; but I am commissioned by God—I do not regarding prayers for the dead is most ably put. Indeed the precisely koow how to teach it what it ought to teach me. General whole volume is very fairly and faithfully done by a man of Councils are binding in their decisions; but I am superior to General principle. The passage on p. 36, however, is most unfor

Councils. Celibacy is far above marriage; therefore, I am right in tunate. Mr. Hockin, quoting from Wesley, writes con

preferring to be married, and the Church is wrong in reproving me. To

be a Reformer, the first Apostolic credential is to be exactly like everycerning the B.V.M. :-“ We do not think it lawful to give body else; and since most persons like to get married, it is clear that I that honour to her, which belong not to the Creature, and must be an apostle. The exceptional power of the Church is to decree doth equal her with the Redeemer.” On which we may ask

dogma; but it is my exceptional power to change it. Every one who

| thinks the Church needs reforming should begin by proclaiming his - Is there any body of Christian people who ever thought or

disobedience; in this way it is manifest that all men may be reformers, dreamt of giving such honour ? Mr. Hockin implies that this and so there will be no Church to reform. Authority is only vested in is so with Roman Catholics, but he is under a delusion. If the Church up to the point where each Catholic approves it, but as soon he doubts our assertion, let him write to Dr. Vaughan, Bishop as any Catholic withholds his approval he must give lectures in London of Plymouth, and put the question. When an author writes

to excommunicated Protestants, and call the Pope to the bar of their

judgment. “The Church possesses a pure faith, wbich has spread itself slovenly and inaccurately on one subject, without inquiry

over the world ” (see the reports of the speeches); “but there have been and without knowledge, too many people infer, and reasonably abuses both of dogma and discipline;" these abuses it is obvious that infer, that if he has been equally careless and inaccurate on

some one gentleman must rectify, and I am the gentleman to do it. I other questions, his book may be practically worthless. His

| hare just married, and therefore you detect my single purpose, my purely

disinterested motive. "The Church is not to be condeinned because account of the death of the Church Herald, on this same page,

dogmatic" (see again the reports of the speeches) “for a Church must is totally and altogether inaccurate.

be dogmatic to exist;" only I am more dogmatic than the Church, and

consequently I am much more Catholic. I need not say, too, that I am HAVING obviously felt the want of such a book as Mr. much more Divine. The promises were made to me, not to the Church. 11 T. P. Garnier has compiled, by being brought into con.

The sum of the matter is this : that I, Père Hyacinthe, wbo have been a tàct with Dissenters of all sorts, he has written because of his

great preacher, have got into a great scrape through disobedience. I

would persist in preaching politics when my Superior forbad me, and practical needs and from his heart-Church and Dissent : Anthrough this fault I have gradually come to grief. I am now, therefore, Appeal to Holy Scripture (London : Hodges), which is a well. fitted for a reformer. My wife shares most cordially my opinions. So intended publication. It is neither philosophical, learned nor

does the Archbishop of Canterbury; and, doubtless, bis estimable

lady. Mr. Gladstone is charmed to find in me an auxiliary to bis leisure deep. Nor is the style very polished. It has been penned

contributions against Popery. Dean Stanley and the Duke of Argyll, from the standing-point of a moderate High Churchman, and Mr. Goschen and the Marchioness of Ailesbury, have all honoured me contains many arguments which it would puzzle any Dissenter with seats in the hall.” What more can you want in the way of -unless he was of the pure political breed-to answer ;

testimony? It is true that every heretic that ever lived, from Cerinthus

down to Luther or Döllinger, have said precisely and almost verbally and then no doubt Impudence will do the work of Argument.

| what I say now, and yet the Church is unchanged. But eighteen Some of the tu quoque retorts are very forcible; and Mr. centuries are notbing. I am everything. In me you bebold the true Garnier is always fair to his opponents. The weak part of | Reformer! his reasoning lies in the obvious fact that everything urged upon Dissenters by him might, with a double force, be urged

OUR PRESENT DIFFICULTIES. by Roman Catholics on Mr. Garnier. If our English Bishops,

(From the Guardian, May 31.) having given up their ancient jurisdiction to Lord Penzance,

Sir,—There seems to be a feeling amongst many of the laity as well

as the clergy that, in this grave crisis of the Church, the leaders of the cannot revise his decisions, even should they dislike them

Catholic party should give the key-note of future actiop. Many issues where is our appeal to the Primitive Church, and where are l have been raised in connection with the important question which is all our grand theories and talk? Why, gone to the dogs. now agitating the ecclesiastical world - how the Public Worsbip

Regulation Act is to be met ? If this question be pot handled Mhe first number of the Christian Apologist (Williams and

in a definite, determined way, there is great fear of our coming to a

dead-lock. 1 Norgate) has reached us, and we are pleased to receive

One point seems to have been overlooked in the discussion of this it. Mr. J. 0. Earle's attractive paper on « The Spiritual matter." We have contented ourselves hitherto with expressing our Body” is the best. That by Mr. De Lisle on "Unity," and the | unqualified disapproral of the Erastian measure, to which, unhappily, brief criticism on the Church Quarterly. and its article on the Bishops almost upanimously gave their sanction; but surely we “ Miracles” are so very brief that their important subjects

should not ignore what I will call the positive side of the question.

Conscientious disobedience to what we believe to be unjust and partial cannot be, and are not, adequately treated. Mr. Henslow's laws should be accompanied with the profession of obedience to a proarticle on “The Nature of Scientific Proofs," is ably written perly constituted authority. What this authority is the chief men and to the point : bot extreme brevity is its one favlt. The amongst us have not yet declared. No Church can exist without some Editor winds up with a set of discursive thoughts on “The

seat of authority and jurisdiction. Is it, then, Convocation, or the

diocesan synod, or the personal judgment of individual Bishops, which Oxford Morement and Infidelity,” which do not throw any we are to recognise as our authority in matters of doctrine and ritual ? great light either on the present or the future. There We want to know clearly what we are to fight for, as well as whom we is, however, a frankness, à fairness, and an absence of are to fight against-whom we are to obey, as well as whom we are to strong and uncharitable language throughout, which, together

disobey. Till some conclusion is come to on this point, I do not see

how any united and healthy action is to be boped for in the future. At with the names of the authors of contributions, give promise present, every one perseveres in defending his post as best he can in his of success to this young and interesting serial.

own way. But this isolated warfare cannot succeed, -cannot bear the

shock of the battle now urged against the upholders of the old faith. M R. PICKERING has done well to reprint The Literary

What is wanted is consolidation on a common basis, subject to an I Remains of Catherine Maria Fanshawe, with notes by

intelligent legitimate authority to which all may appeal, and by which

all must be bound, however (as individuals) they may in this or that the late Mr. Harness, for they will not be interesting only to matter of detail disagree. those few persons now living who remember the brilliant literary It would help to throw light over our path, and inspire us with fresh circle in which, in the earlier part of the present century, courage, if those to whom, from their age and experience, we are accus. this accomplished lady moved, but to many others. Her

tomed to defer would make it clear to the members of the Church of

England in these perplexing times what is the true representative body Enigma on the letter H, so often attributed to Byron, is here

whose office it is to define her teacbing and interpret her Ordinal. I, given in its authorized form; while the poems generally are for one, should rejoice to obtain an exact and authoritative explanation marked by grace, good taste, and sweetness. Some are of that part of my ordination vow which binds me “always so to powerful, others are witty and pointed. The “Imitation of

minister the doctrine and sacraments and the discipline of Christ as the

Lord bath commanded, and as this Church and realm hath received the Wordsworth," on p. 69, is a poetical gem of the first water.

same, according to the commandment of God." J. H. A. GIBSON. This reprint should be preserved by all collectors of poetry. I Brighton, May, 1876.

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A. H. M.-We cannot consider the question of Anglican Orders being invalid, nor can we admit old and stale, arguments, in a new dress, which have been again and again refuted. Even the Pope cannot alter thoological facts; and your esteemed letter does not seem likely to remove or uproot their tolerably solid foundation. The question is worn threadbare.

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Rousseau.—Your devoted G. GARIBALDI.” Of course, if men like this are to be tolerated by the royal thieves, who have temporarily obtained the upper hand in Italy, what can be expected but anarchy, blasphemy and moral chaos? The numerous “ black impostors" of Italy—as Garibaldi is courteous enough to term them-must have very little real influence and power, or be able to exercise very little, if they cannot, in some way or another, rid themselves and their beautiful country of this moral pest and world-wide nuisance. Even English farmers can get rid of vermin-why, then, should the Italian Christians avow themselves so impotent ? Action is always nobler than words. Many a ruffian has been hung at Newgate, and many a scoundrel shot by the military, who would have been proved inferior and second to Garibaldi in an International Competition between, and a Prize-Show of, notorious Ruffians and cosmopolitan Scoundrels.

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MAE recent action of the so-called “Old Catholics " seems MTRANSLATIONS from and into German or French, and

1 to have grievously disappointed some of their best sup1 Printing and Publishing thereof, done by Mr. W. OSENBRUGGE, 82, Lamb's Conduit-street, W.O.

porters and warmest allies. The newspapers both in Germany

and Italy, longing for some violent outburst of fanatical Has not all our misery, as a Church, arisen from people being afraid to blasphemy or new-fangled unbelief, rate the German leaders, look difficulties in the face? They have palliated acts, when they and specially Dr. Döllinger, with remarkable vigour of should have denounced them ..... And what is the consequence ? language. Of the Synod just held, one of our contemporaries That our Church has through centuries ever been sinking lower and remarks that “it was barren of any great results. As far as lower, till good part of its pretensions is a mere sham; though it be a positive reform is concerned, the Synod has been as uoproduty to make the best of what we have received.—P. 274–“HISTORY ductive as those which preceded it. There has been much OF MY RELIGIOUS OPINIONS.” BY VERY Rev. J. H. NEWMAN, D.D. discussion, but little or nothing fresh in action. The leaders

of the new religious party would seem to have come to an agreement on one point only, the propriety of letting things rest as they are. Their ambition is limited, apparently, to

making an historical protest against the doctrine of infalli. WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1876.

bility; and (if the account of their proceedings is to be

credited) their notion of shaping Old Catholicism Published on Every Alternate Wednesday.

into the nucleus of a new national ecclesiastical organization has been

relinquished." All this, no doubt, is perfectly true as far as Fortnightly Notes.

it goes, but it is certainly not the whole truth. The fact is,

that the German Liberals used the Döllingerites for awhile ITE have dealt elsewhere with the subject of the War

for their own political game and purposes. Religion had in the East. But events succeed each other with

nothing to do with the matter. As to their followers they rapidity, and; since our article was in type, the

are a mere handful, comparatively speaking; they have small English Government has received official information from

influence, do not increase, and are not likely to increase. its consular agents, that the Servian army has crossed the

And they are deservedly abused both by Catholics and frontier, and that the Prince of Montenegro has also declared

Infidels. war against Turkey. The Servian army is chiefly officered by Russians, and no one supposes that Russian assistance is wanting in other ways also. Meanwhile, it is stated that ITPON the Bishop of Maritzburg has been conferred, by active direct negociations are in progress between England U the University of Oxford, the honour of a Doctor's and Russia, as to the nature of which nothing certain is, how- degree. The Liberals and Infidels of course opposed the ever, known, although the Times, with its usual fussiness, proposal ; but, on a division, were beaten by nearly two to pretends to be in the secret ; for which it has received a one. Poor Dr. Macrorie ! he is much to be pitied; for of all well-merited snub from Mr. Disraeli. The English people the thankless positions and offices ever created or existing, are naturally anxious for information as to the policy of the his must be the most thankless. With Dr. Colenso (in full Government; but the utmost confidence is, nevertheless, felt communion with Archbishop Tait, as that holy Primate in the wisdom and patriotism of the Tory Ministry. At the openly avowed at Willis's Rooms,) always claiming to be moment when we are writing, it is reported that a battle has “the true, original, unadulterated and superfine " Establishalready taken place, and that the Servians have been defeated. mentarian" Colonial ;" with an English population (as we

learn) eaten up with indifferentism and ungodliness, and the

Kafirs hoping to win him over to their unbelief, as Colenso MHAT ruffian and fillibuster, Garibaldi, seems to have

was so speedily and completely won, the position cannot be grown coarser and more ruffianly than ever. He has

very pleasant. Nor can the prospect be pleasing. The best just written a Letter about the proposed Voltaire and Rous

step Dr. Macrorie could take would be to induce Dr. Tait to seau centenary, (a most scandalous proposition and a disgrace

change places and offices with him. to France,) which has made the Radicals joyful. Here is what the “Hermit of Caprera ” writes to the Editor of the Droits de l'Homme :-"Dear Sir,-Voltaire and Rousseau I PERTH, and the Diocese of St. Andrew's in Scotland, constitute the synthesis of the veritable France-the France 11 have long felt the burden of having for diocesan, a of the proclamation of the Rights of Man—the France that learned but irritable and impetuous gentleman who voted is at the head of human progress; and when these two great himself into the Episcopal chair. Of Dr. Charles Wordsphilosophers, who are the granite columns of universal intelli- worth the safe and moderate Scottish Guardian is at last gence, take their monumental places on the ruins of the constrained thus to write :-"It is notorious that no one of black impostors who call themselves the ministers of God, our Bishops is less entitled than the Bishop of St. Andrew's to and who have so long been the bane of your fine country, constitute himself an exponent of the sentiments of our Clergy then, and then only, will the world follow the path that leads and Laity. He is, we regret to say, the most unpopular, as he to the emancipation and fraternity of peoples. I thank you has been the least successful, of our rulers. He has touched for the honour of according me a post ainong the supporters nothing which he has not marred. But he has never before who propose to celebrate the centenary of Voltaire and I meddled with so little excuse or with so much offensiveness.” This refers to a very gross attack recently made by him upon frustrated. But we believe, and we have every reason for the Lord Primus, who in preaching at the Consecration of the believing, that what we have been doing for these many years Cathedral of the Isles, spoke of the Communion over which past is simply the fulfilment of God's Will. [!!!] It is, of he presides as “the Church of Scotland.” Bishop Words- course, a happy thing that our will has worked in harmony worth, who is a Bishop of this Communion, with the most with His.” The most noxious cant ever penned is here surglaring and shameful inconsistency, maintains that to the passed. Chadband in a chasuble, hysterically chanting out “ Scotch Establishment” alone belongs the right to use this his convenient conviction to the admiration of young Ritual. term. While getting no credit from Presbyterians for such ists—is certainly a subject for a painting. a proposition, he has brought a hornet's nest about his ears' from his own people. Canon Weldon, a very moderate man, (after words of strong condemnation,) writes thus :-"I have The Catholic Revival at Home. long thought that the Scottish Episcopal Church wantedwhat Bishop Wordsworth so unhappily sneers at—a Primate, || Bishop Macrorie is announced to preach at St. Peter's, London Docks, who would be able proprio motu, to take such steps as would | on Sunday evening next, on behalf of his Diocese. prevent the scandals from which portions of the Diocese of We bave been asked to state that the annual “Commemoration ” at St. Andrew's have so long suffered ; and of which this letter

Trinity College, Gledalmond, will not be held this year. spread broadcast over Scotland is the last. And I trust it will be a warning to those who are appointed to rearrange

We learn that the poetical inscription over the porch of the Vicarage our Code of Canons, to take care that a clergyman, and much

of Morwenstow has been restored to its place at the request of the more a Bishop, who should so far forget himself as to

present Vicar. attack in inimical papers the head of the Church, shall at We are informed that the Prince of Wales has intimated his willing. once be called upon either publicly to retract his mis-state- ness to pay one hundred pounds annually for five years towards fouoding ments, or to resign." When we remember, as we do too a Bishoprick in Cornwall. accurately, the policy of this unhappy Bishop, in Mr.

The Bishop of London has offered the Living of Paddington to the Cheyne's Case, in the Case of the late Bishop Forbes, and

Rev. Capon Duckworth ; but, owing to the weak state of his health, it specially in that of the noble and self-denying Canon

is doubtful if he will accept it. Humble, (whom God rest!) we cannot but be satisfied that the Episcopal Communion in Scotland, rightly and justly

We hear that a son of Lord Nelson bas been received into the Roman measuring the tricks and antics of the least-respected of its

Church. The reception into the Roman Obedience of Mrs. Mills, wife prelates, would be obviously delighted to be rid of him.

of the Rev. A. W. Mills, Vicar of St. Erth, Hayle, is also announced.

The ricarage of St. Stephen's, South Lambeth, racated by Cauon

Titcoinb, has been offered by Mrs. Kemble to the Rev. C. Campe, Vicar A MAN of the name of Chamberlain, holding the proud of Christ Church, Torquay, formerly mivister of Christ Chapel, MaidaA and distinguished position of Mayor of Birmingham,

hill. has for some time past been labouring, with considerable We hear, with satisfaction, that Mr. Thomas Collins of Kuaresborough, success, to earn notoriety for himself in that charming and sometime M.P. for Boston, will be a candidate for the Loodon School. delightful city, so famous as the home of shams and swindles, Board, at the coming election, on the principle of economy for the by using his position-such as it was—to promote the cause ratepayers and fairplay to Church schools. of Pagan education, to slander the Church, and generally to

It is to the Bishop of Peterborough's credit tbat he has just collated uphold the noble and blessed principles of Liberalism. This

an efficient and accomplished ex-Naval Chaplain (who has long been same person, elated by the applause of Brummagem Black ministering in the Diocese of Peterborough), to the vacant living of guardism, has lately acquired a still further celebrity by Welford. The new vicar, the Rev. T. Gifford Gallwey, M.A., is publicly using scurrilous and insulting language of the deservedly popular, both as a parish priest and a preacher. coarsest possible description towards the Statesmen at present administering the Queen's Government. So far, so good.

St. Mary's, CHARTERHOUSE.-A correspondent of the City Press No one can reasonably entertain any objection against the states that some Ritualistic ornaments of a “careful” character have good citizens of Birmingham on the ground of their devotion been introduced into the church of St. Mary, Charterhouse. They conto one, who, no doubt, is a most efficient representative of sist of emblazened, crossed, and otherwise ornamental bannerets, sus. that superfine Radicalism for which they have so long and

pended high on eil her side of the church; an antependium of crimson

stuff “centred” by & golden cross in relief, and of a large square piece 80 justly been celebrated. But the zeal of Brummagem has

of gold-embroidered silk with raised cross in connection with the comnow taken a new and somewhat inconvenient turn. It has mupion-table. just elected its hero to represent it in the House of Commons. MUNIFICENT BEQUESTS BY A CLERGYMAN.- Donations have been We cannot conceal our regret at this determination. To received by the S.P.G. of £1,000; the National Society for the Education begin with, we are sorry for the distinguished and eminent of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church, £1,000; the man himself, who is endeared to the people of Birmingham

Incorporated Church Building Society, £1,000; the S.P.C.K., £1,000;

the Charity of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy, £1,000; the by the possession of qualities transcendently admirable in Additional Curates' Society, £500; the Clergy Orphan Corporation, £500; their eyes, but which will scarcely be appreciated outside the the Friend of the Clergy Corporation, £500; and St. Augustine Misc limits of that earthly paradise. And we also pity the House

sionary College at Canterbury, £500—the dooor in each case being the of Commons itself, the tone of whose deliberations, it has

Rev. Š Griffith, who has besides contributed many thousaod pounds to

the works of restoration now in progress in Rochester Cathedral, in very commonly been supposed, ought to be not below the

which till recently he held a Canonry. level of that to be found in the lowest class of pothouse.

THE CORPUS CHRISTI FEAST AT ARUNDEL.-On the last Sunday within The principle—so excellent in itself—of the representation the Octave of the Feast of Corpus Christi, that festival was celebrated by of all classes in Parliament, may easily be pressed too far. | The Roman Catholics of Arundel, with great splendour and devotion.

The Blessed Sacrament was borne from the splendid R.C. Church of St.
Philip to the Castle, in the court-yard of which Benediction was given.

The canopy was carried by the Luke of Norfolk, Lord Herries and two ONE of our cheap Church contemporaries, having been in

other R.C. gentlemen. The bells of the parish of St. Nicholas rang a our pages most properly taken to task by Mr. Urquhart,

joyful peal in honour of the event-an excellent restoration of good

feeling and Christian propriety-while the streets were strewn with and elsewhere by other people, for one of the most shameful flowers. Not the slightest instance of irreverence or disrespect occurred and principle-less articles ever penned, now comes forward, amongst the awed and interested crowds in the street, and several as a Ritualistic Chadband, with two towels (one round his

members of the English Church joined in the procession, many of the neck, and the other to mop up his penitential tears) in the

bymps during wbich were sung in English. Last year, an endeavour

was made to stir up Protestant bigotry against this most Catholic following truly goody and hyper-pious style :-"It is, of

function, but good sense prevailed, and now ihe happiest feeling exists course, taken for granted that the Divine Ruler of all things in the town on the subject. For such an observance is evidently popular approves of the religious revival that is taking place in His and acceptable. Church; in other words, that what has been done hitherto has SALISBURY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE.—The celebration of the second Trienbeen in accordance wilh His Will. [!!!] If it were only in nial Festival of the Salisbury Diocesan Theological College on Tuesday accordance with our will [i.e., the Publisher's and the two

week was doubly interesting as being made the occasion of the dedication

of the handsome new buildings which have been recently added to the Editors,], it is quite as likely to be opposed to His as not (we college. It will be remembered that the late Bishop Hamilton was don't doubt it, and if so, we need not wonder at its being enabled to found this institution through the munificence of an agonys mous donor. His successor, the present Bishop, has, we understand, for silent gratitude to Him in Whose Hands is the disposal of all events. been enabled to enlarge it from funds coming from a similar source. Here the children of the Faith will come together to worship under the The Blessed Sacrament was chorally celebrated on Tuesday morning invocation of the English St. Etbeldreda, and the Irish St. Bridget. at eight o'clock, the Bishop of Maritzburg being celebrant. Matins Here, too, our Lord, Who, in His Real Presence, is the magnet of souls, was sung at 11.30, the music being Gregorian throughout. The Bishops, | will draw to Himself many who are yet afar off, and many who are very with the Clergy and choir, assembled in the cloisters, and proceeded near. Our first duty is to seek after the lost sheep of the house of through the Consistory Court into the pave, singing the 60th Psalm to Israel-the members of the visible fold of Christ, and for the rest the 8th tone 2nd ending. Two bandsomely-embroidered banners were Lord shall add to the Church daily those that shall be saved.' Let us carried in the procession. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Canon who belong to the ancient Faith strive to live according to our high Ashwell, Principal of the Chichester Theological College. At the close vocation, for every Catholic is bound to be a missioner of the Faith by of the sermon à collection was made on behalf of the College Building letting his light shine before men, that so they may be led into the way Fund. The Bishop of the diocese having pronounced the benediction, of truth. Let us avoid the ways of the World, and keep ourselves like the hymn Christ is our Corner Stone” was sung as the procession of our Catholic forefathers in the days when they kept up the old Faith in Bishops and Clergy wended its way through the Close to the Diocesan their old mansions, when a small but faithful body of yeomen and College to perform the Dedication Service. On arriving at the College labourers clustered round the dwelling of the Catholic noble and squire. gate the procession formed into two lines, between which the Bishops Then the World forced us to live apart from it, but now the World and the Archdeacons, preceded by the choir, Principal, and Vice-Prin opens its arms to receive us. Let us beware lest it should be because we cipal, advanced, and standing before the gate, the Visitor (Bishop of the are of the World that the World has ceased to fear us, because the Diocese) repeated the Invocation of the Trinity, and then moved World fears not, but loves its own. Yes, we want saints among us forward into the new building, where appropriate Psalms were sung in in every walk of life, if we Catholics of England are to fulfil what God the different corridors. As the procession left the building the choir expects of them to whom He has preserved ihe priceless treasure of the sang the 133rd Psalm and Hymn No. 165 “Ancient and Modern.” Faith. If only half the Catholics were good, England would soon return Outside the building a small platform bad been erected, where the to the Faith of our Fathers. Let the restoration to-day be to us a new Visitor offered up prayers for the welfare of the College, after which era of reparation in our souls as living temples of the living God."" the Benediction was pronounced, and the ceremony brought to a The church of St. Bridget in the crypt being now opened, the services conclusion.

will be carried on there. In the meantime, the restoration of the upper THE CHURCH IN THE SOUTH OF LONDON.—The building of churches in

church of St. Etheldreda is being actively carried on. The hideous the south of London appears to be making rapid progress, but we doubt

galleries being removed, and the low, flat ceiling taken down, displaying their being needed for the accommodation of the inbabitants. On the

a fire old open roof, the real beauty of this poble church begins to be Vigil of St. Peter the Bishop of Winchester consecrated a new church

seen. The side windows, mutilated of their tracery, will be restored erected in Meeting-house-lane, Peckbam. It is dedicated to St. Jude.

(one fortunately remaining as a pattern to go by), and a high altar Canon Gregory was the evening preacher, and during the Octave there erected under the superintendence of the architects, Messrs. Young and have been special preachers at Evensong, including the Bishop of

Whelan. Guildford and the Rev. C. E. Brooke, of St. John-the-Divipe, Kepping. FUNERAL OF THE WIFE OF THE BISHOP OF BRECHIN.—The remains of ton. It is intended to erect in the neighbourhood of Beulah, Norwood, Mrs. Jermyn, wife of the Bishop of Brechip, were interred, on Wedoesa new church, to be named the Church of the Nativity, capable of day week, in the old kinkyard of Rossie, which lies withio the policies seating from 500 to 600 people, at a cost of about £3,000. The of Rossie Priory, in the Carse of Gowrie. It may be remembered that, Ecclesiastical Commissioners have set apart a portion of their property on Dr. Jermyn's appointment to the Bishopric of Brechin, Mrs. Jermyn in the above district as a site for the building, and an effort is now being came from England in February last to Inchmichael, near Errol, where made to collect the required sum of £1,000 to enable the works to be the Bishop proposed to reside until the proposed Episcopal Palace, a commenced before next Michaelmas.

memorial to the late Bishop Forbes, was erected in the vicinity of THE PARISH CHURCH OF LEE, KENT.-On the feast of St. Peter the

Dundee. She was then, we believe, in tolerable health ; but, soon after parish church of Lee, Kent, was reopened after restoration. The pews,

her arrival, a severe internal disease developed itself, the symptoms of

which gradually became very serious. On Saturday week her sufferings in which it was impossible to kneel, have given place to open benches, and the galleries have disappeared. The chancel iz new, the east

were terminated by death. The body of the deceased lady, when

coffined, was removed to the little chapel attached to the mapsion of window being filled with stained glass at the expense of Lady Adelaide Law. The church was tastefully decorated with flowers, and the day

Inchinichael. The coffin was of oak, with a large cross in rosewood commenced with a celebration of the Blessed Sacrament at 8 a.in. At

on the “tomb” or lid; the bandles in solid brass, polished. The

pall was of purple, with white dressings. On the head of the coffin 11 a.m. Matins was sung, followed by a High Celebration of the Blessed

was placed a chaplet of white flowers, with a circlet of pale yellow Sacrament with processional hymns. The Bishop of Ely was the cele

roses ipside it. A large cross of white flowers was laid on the brant, and the sermon was preached by the Archdeacon of St. Alban's,

middle of the coffin, and at the foot a wreath of flowers. At in the unavoidable absence of the Bishop of Rochester from indisposition,

half-past cight o'clock, on Wednesday week, the Blessed Sacrament on the law of perpetual renewal, in which he traced in an interesting

was celebrated by the Dean of Brechin. Besides the Bishop of Brechin manner the history of our ancient Cathedrals and churches, enduring as

and his family, Lord and Lady Kinnaird and several friends were prethey have so much longer than the castles and fortresses under whose

sent. The remains were afterwards conveyed by hearse to Rossie Priory protection they were once erected. At Evensong, the Bishop of Ely

Chapel. At eleven o'clock that cbayel was filled by the Bishop's neighpreached to an overwhelming congregation.

bours, and members of the Priory Chapel. The remains were carried CHURCHES RESTORED AND REOPENED.-The parish church of North by bearers into the chapel, preceded by members of the choir of St. Petherwy, Devon, has been restored at the sole cost of the Duke of Salvador's, Dundee, a processional cross being carried by one of their Bedford, and was reopened with special services last week.-The parish number. Then came Dean Nicholson, Rev. W. C. Simons, and Mr. church of Davidstow, Diocese of Exeter, has been rebuilt at the sole Benjamin Kane. The choir chapted the opening seu tence of the Burial expense of Miss Pearse, of Lancaster. The edifice bad fallen into such Office, and after the Lesson all joined in singing “Jesus lives!” On the a hopeless state that nothing short of this step would have been of any coffin being carried out, the whole congregation fell into processional avail ; but the old proportions have been followed, and the old materials order, and wended its way by the terrace in front of the house, then have, as much as possible, been used again. The church consists of a eastward up the Cedar Terrace, and when near the top turned south nave of four bays with aisles, and an aisled chancel. It is adorned with across the park to Rossie kirkyard. Meanwhile, the choir sung the hymn three stained glass windows in the chancel by O'Connor, in memory of “Brief life.” Several other hymns were also sung. On the removal of Sir William Williams, of Tregullow ; Mrs. Buller, his daughter ; and the pall the floral devices mentioned were placed upon the coffin, and Mr. Richard Michael Williams, his third son. They are all erected at numbers of the mourners, neighbours, and others contributed bouquets. the cost of Mr. Michael Williams, the lay rector, who has also given the At the conclusion of the Office the hymn “ Jerusalem on high” was chancel furniture and altar cloth, as well as a very fine organ. In one sung, and after the choir retired singing the hymn "Sing Alleluia," and of the three light windows of the north aisle there is a window repre- marched into the restored kirk of Rossie, where they completed the senting our Blessed Saviour blessing little children, and with this hymn.-Abridged from the Scottish Guardian. inscription—" In memory of Lewis Marshall, for thirty-six years Vicar

ST. PETER'S, LONDON DOCKS.-The twentieth anniversary of the of Davidstow, this window is erected by his daughter, Susanna Pearce,

foundation of this Mission commenced on the eve of St. Peter's Day, and 1876."-Braxted Church, Essex, after a thorough restoration has been

the octave is being observed with much heartiness and devotion; à fair reopened. The chancel was restored at the expense of Mr. R. Benyon,

number attending the early celebrations of the Holy Eucharist; the the patron of the living.

Evensongs have been largely attended; whilst on Sunday, when the REOPENING OF ST. ETHELDREDA'S, ELY-PLACE, HOLBORN.-On Friday, Rev. A. H. Mackonochie preached, and the procession of Guilds took the 23rd instant, the Rev. Father Lockhart having (by a special faculty place, the church was crowded in every corner-seats intended to accomfrom his Eminence Cardinal Manning) reconciled the crypt or lower modate four persons baving six or seven placed in them. It was a church of the church of St. Etheldreda, his Eminence arrived at an early grand sight on Sunday evening to witness the procession of Guilds as it hour, and a procession was formed bearing the relic of St. Etheldreda, a weñded round the church to the number of about 500, with incense, portion of her hand, which was placed on a side-altar dear her image, lighted tapers, and richly worked banners, singing the well-known hymn when His Eminence said a Low Mass. Among the congregation were “Jerusalem my happy home." In the procession, besides the choir and the Duke of Norfolk, the Marquis of Bute, the Marchioness of London Clergy, were little girls, young maidens, and old women, of ages varying derry, Mr. Aubrey de Vere, and the Chevalier O'Clery, M.P. At eleven from about five years up to over three score and ten; and boys, young o'clock Father Lockhart sang Migh Mass, and after the Gospel addressed men, and old men, of similar ages, all belonging to some Guild connected the congregation :-" There are some occasions," he remarked, “ which are with the church, and all serving to point out, far better than words too great for words, but are fitted rather for devout meditation ; this is can do, the great work achieved in the parish by the Vicar, the Rev. one of them. It is ihe first instance to-day that the relics of an English C.F. Lowder. One quotation from Mr. Lowder's appual address will saint have been restored to their own church. We are celebrating to-day show forcibly the work he is carrying on here, and in which we heartily the first Mass for three hundred years that has been said in any of the bid him God-speed :-"Eleven years ago we laid the foundation of a old churches of England. For the first time the old Gregorian topes of church, and on June 30th, 1866, St. Peter's was consecrated. In the Liturgy of the Latin Church have been heard within walls to which place of our smaller schools, scattered about in different parts, there their sounds have been strangers for three centuries. It is the Providence are now the large and commodious schoolrooms in Broad-street, built of God which has done this, the first fruits, we trust, of many such for 600 children, and with a present attendance of 500; there are also restorations yet to come. It is no occasion for human exultation, but I the Sunday and evening schools; the Mission school of St. Agatha, with its clubs and band; our confraternities of St. Peter and the Good Rector of St. George's, Botolph-lane), has been for five years in sole Shepherd, for communicants, the Guilds of St. Katharine, the Holy charge; but owing partly to the church not being fioished, though Child, and St. Agatha, for the young; the Hostel for our aged com mainly to the objection of the Vicar of St. James's to allow it to be musicants; the St. Peter's Club and Kitchen, where meals can be had on consecrated, the Bishop of Winchester at the last moment had to decline moderate terms; the Penny Bapk for small savings; the Friend of to open it. A daily paper, bowever, not being aware of the hitch that Labour Society, for advancing loans; the Needlewomen's Work Society, | had occurred, gave a somewhat lengthy account of the service, and for providing work for poor needlewomen; the Mothers' Meeting ; the stated that the Bishop preached an "appropriate sermon on the Clothing Clubs for adults and children ; the Burial Guild ; the St. occasion.”—Two stained glass windows bave been placed in the church Peter's Branch of the Church Temperance Society; Communicant, Con. of Waltham St. Lawrence, Twylord, Berks; subject the Te Deum, with firmation, and Bible Classes, in all of which more than 1,200 persons, the figures of various martyrs. The windows are richly coloured. The young and old, participate in the religious, educational, charitable, and chancel has also been decorated.-We hear that out of the £4,000 social advantages, which the church, by her varied machinery, provides required to carry out the proposed memorial to the late Dean Hook for them.”

£1,950 has been subscribed. Of this sum £500 has been set apart for The New CHURCH OF ALL Saints', STOKE NEWINGTON.-On Saturday erecting a memorial brass in Chichester Cathedral, which is to be placed this church, which is situated in what were once the “Green Lanes" of in one of the arches of the south choir aisle, opposite Bishop Sherborne's Stoke Newington, but are now only so by name, was consecrated by the tomb. A clock with chiming apparatus, and a bell on which to strike Bishop of London. Since the year 1871 a mission has been carried on the hours, the cost of which will be £795, is also to be placed in the in the district, and services held by the Vicar-desiguate, the Rev. Henry campanile of the cathedral.-The Bishop of Rochester has been confined Shrimpton, in a temporary building. On Saturday morning the Blessed to his home during the past week, suffering from an attack of bronchitis. Sacrament was celebrated in this building at eight o'clock, and at hall. It is announced that Lord Charles Hamilton, brother to the Duke of past eleven the Consecration Service took place. A large number of Hamilton, has become a Carmelite monk, and takes part in the services at clergy were present and at the close of the Consecration Office Matins the Carmelite Chapel at Kensington.-On the eve of St. Peter's Day a new was sung by a well trained choir. The music was Anglican, but as organ was opened in East Dereham Church.-A new church at Victoria plain chants were used the congregation joined very fairly in the Park, Rusholme, dedicated to St. Chrysostom, has been opened under & singing. The sermon was preached by the Bishop. "It was a well licence from the Bishop of Manchester.—We quote the following from meaning discourse, but does not call for any special notice. A luncheon the Rock :-"The Lichfield Diocesan Home Missionary Festival was followed the service, presided over by Mr. Hubbard, M.P., but the held last week on the anniversary of the Queen's accession. In the Bishop was unable to be present. The first toast was that of " Church morning a large procession of surpliced clergy, headed by a cross, and Queen ” and was most enthusiastically received. The speeches, wended its way to the cathedral, where prayers were intoned by the however, were far too long and tedious for a sultry, hot July day. Rev. T. Lund, and a sermon preached by Bishop Selwyn, before whom But this remark does not apply to that of the Rev. T. Hugo, who gave the pastoral staff was borne by one of his lordship's sons.” some good advice to the laity about supporting their clergy liberally with their alms, remarking that half-starved clergy could never do their work efficiently. If the laity imagined that men could work better

EAST-END CHURCHES. when they were only half-fed he advised them to try the plan themselves. On Mr. Hubbard vacating the chair his place was filled by the

(By a Roving Correspondent.) Rev. T. Jackson, Rector of Stoke Newington, who in very kind terms proposed the health of the Vicar, which was drank with much enthusiasm,

Noticing in the Pilot, a few weeks ago, that the Clergy of the Deanery and quite overcame the Rev. gentleman, who for a time was unable to

of Stepney bad met and passed a resolution, that the demolition of the reply, but on recovering himself and averring that he had nothing to City churches was desirable on the ground that they failed to attract say managed to say a very great deal. At Evensong Bishop Claughton congregations, I would remark there is not a City church at which I was the preacher, and an octave of services with special preachers is

have not attended several services, and so I thought I would visit some being held, amongst them the Rector of Stoke Newington, the Rev. T. Hugo, and Prebendary Burrows. The church has cost about £10,000

of the churches pot located in the City, where the people actually

dwell, and see how they attended the services, and how far the churches exclusive of the reredos for which £400 will have to be raised before it can be proceeded with, and a sum of £800 is still duo on the Church.

were filled. So I have visited several East-end churches, not only once,

twice, or thrice, but many times. And now, briefly, I'll describe what The nave is fitted up with open seats of deal, stained and varnished,

I have seen, and I think that you and your readers will agree with me, and the arrangement of the chancel comprises clergy and choir seats ; three sedilia and piscina on the south wall and credence on the north

that if the City churches are to be demolished because they fail to wall. The altar, which is of oak, stands on a foot-pace, and is elevated

attract congregations, the same holds good with many of the East-end

churches. There is, perhaps, one difference: the site on which the City eight steps above the level of the Dave floor. It was furnished on

churches stand are, to use the words of the author of " Botteville Bells," Saturday with a pair of handsome candlesticks (with cavdles) and a

" worth bags of Southern gold;" those at the East-end, perhaps, only jewelled cross, to which the Bishop made no objection. Of course as these stood on the altar at the time of consecration they cannot at any

being worth smaller bags of silver. Thus far preface ; now I begin

with facts. On several occasions I have visited-rather, let me say I future time be legally removed. We hear that the erection of the church is mainly due to the exertions of two laymen residing in the

have attended services at-pipe East-end churches. Let me begin with district, namely, Messrs. R. L. Spicer and J. Wallace, Hon. Secs. to the

the parish church of St. George's-in-the-East. The population is about Building Committee. Richard Foster, Esq., and Edward Thornton, Esq.,

10,000; the Rector is a very popular man, and a good preacher, the Rev.

Harry Jones; his opinions are generally reported as Broad. He is have been munificent donors to the church.

assisted by two Curates; and I have beard it rumoured that the senior FRAGMENTA VARIA.—It is rumoured that M. Loyson is about to join the Curate was a member of the Church Association ; the junior, a member Anglican Communion.—The dispute between the Dean and Chapter of of the C.B.S. The services are confined to Sundays—morning, afternoon, St. Paul's Cathedral, as to the filling up of two vacant minor canonries, and evening, with a weekly celebration of the Blessed Sacrament, and has been arranged, and an election will be made forthwith.-The Earl an early celebration on the first Sunday of the month. The seats aro of Dudley bas given instructions for a new and more elaborate case for all open and free; there is a good choir ; the hymns and tunes are very the organ recently presented by him to Worcester Cathedral.-A corre-l popular. The church is estimated to hold 1,500 people, and I believe spondent of the Guardian writes :-“On Whit Sunday evening I | I am within the mark when I say about 250 adults attend the morning attended the service at Westminster Abbey. The Dean read the Lessons. service, and perhaps 500 the evening. I do not wish to under-estimate In the Second Lesson, which contains St. Paul's enumeration of the numbers, so I'll say 600. That speaks for itself. There is a school close works of the flesh,' the words which, according to the Authorized to the parish church, and on Sundays there are services morning and Version run strife, seditions, heresies,' were changed into strife, evening for a class whom it is supposed do not like attending the parish seditions, factions.'"-Dr. Hannah, Vicar of Brighton, has been appointed church because of their poverty, &c. Well, count the fingers ou your Archdeacon of Lewes, in the place of the Ven. W. B. Otter, deceased. | two bands twice, and you'll have more than the number who attend the At St. Paul's Catbedral last week three Church Societies held their chapel. anniversary services. The early celebration of the Blessed Sacrament, Let me take next the district church, called Christ Church, once the largely attended by men of all ages and conditions, in connection with fashionable church of the parish. It was built about the year 1847—8, the Association of Lay Helpers, and the anniversary sermon of the shortly after the Rev. Bryan King became Rector of the parish. He Parochial Mission Women taking place on Thursday; while on Friday | tried to conduct the services of the church according to what he conpight the anniversary sermon for the Free and Open Church Associationsidered strict conformity to the Rubrics; preached in the surplice, and was preached by the Bishop of Chichester.-Festivals of parochial | condemned the then notorious sins of the parish--the open shops on choirs have been held at Southwell, Aylesbury, and Coggeshall, the Sundays, the glaring immorality which made the parish in those days former noteworthy as being the first held for nine years by the Nottiog notorious, and the drunken habits of nearly all classes. Most of the hamshire Choral Union in the Minster, which is said to have been the gin palaces and several houses of ill-fame were owned by persons in home of these gatherings; the second for the hearty welcome accorded high station in the parish, and the Rector's bold denunciation of such the Dean of Lichfield on his first visit to his old county; and the last scandals was distasteful to them: so this district church was built, as it as showing how Gregorian music is spreading in a purely country were, in opposition to him, the seats were let at high prices, and the district.-The annual gathering of the friends of the Wantage Sister parish lecturer, the Rev. W. Gueckett, was appointed locumbent. Then hood took place last week. That at Clewer was most heartily celebrated this church did well, and so it did after Mr. Queckett had been preyesterday, -The surplice has been adopted in the pulpit at St. Thomas's, ferred to the Rectory of Warrington, and the Rev. G. H. McGill was Islington, and by the choir of Sandhurst, Borkshire, as also by the men appointed his successor. But preaching was the sole object for which people of the choir of St. Michael on the Mount, Lincoln ; but at the meeting then attended the church, and smooth things were said ; their sins were of the governors of Christ's Hospital leave was refused by three to two not referred to. It would not have suited them. But the seats were always (the majority all being Dissenters) for the boys belonging to the school, | let, and produced a good incoine for the Incumbent; so much so, that eighteen in number, who form a portion of the choir, to be surpliced, Mr. McGill refused to commute with the Ecclesiastical Commissioners though the parishioners and parents desired it.-Mr. Kentish Bache has and receive £300 yearly in lieu of pew-rents. After some years Mr. resigned his office as Unitarian minister at Moreton Hampstead with a | McGill was preferred, and the Rev. J. Maconechy was presented to the view of taking orders in the Anglican Church.---The Feast of the Living (it was a living then). He abolished pew-rents, and substituted Nativity of St. Jobn the Baptist had been fixed for the consécration of the weekly offertory (whicb, by the way, did not pay). When he the permanent church of St. Augustine, Bermondsey, of wbich conven- entered on the Living the most prominent object in the church was the ional district the Rev. Malcolm M.Coll (not the Rev. Malcolm MacColl, I pulpit ; secondly, the reading-desk; thirdly, the clerk's-desk. The

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