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altar was a small chest of deal wood, in which the pew-openers kept their brooms, dusters, &c., covered with a dirty piece of red baize on

Letters to the Editor. Sundays. Mr. Maconechy altered all this. A chancel was built, and ecclesiastically arranged. A surpliced choir, weekly celebrations, the “ As 'Brevity is the Soul of Witso short Letters are certainly more readobservance of Festivals and Saints' Days followed, and a good congre able than long ones. In my judgment an Editor should not be pestered with gation attended. Having effected this good work. Mr. Macopechy was

any which are not brief, concise, well-written, and to the point ; signed preferred: and the present Vicar, a very Low Churchman, appointed in bis stead. The result: a church which will hold about 1,000 persons

openly and honestly, with their writers' names."-CHARLES LAMB. bas now a congregation of about 200, including children. I must be more brief in describing my visit to other churches in the

TAE A.P.U.C. locality. The next church was in the same parish, and dedicated to

SIR,--Had I not seen recent advertisements of this Society, th St. Mary. Here the seats are all free and open, the church is large, well A.P.U.C., from its officers, still asking for money to carry on its work repaired and nicely arranged, and the congregation on the average

and had I not been informed by one of its chief authorities, that nothing numbers about fifty at the morning service and, perhaps, seventy at

whatever is being done; that there are now no offices, no meetings, no Evensong; and of this pumber the male attendants are about a dozen,

distribution of papers, in fact, no active organization at all, (for the certainly not more. There is a gallery at the west-end for the accom.

under-Secretary is dismissed,) I should not have troubled you with this modation of children, who, for some reason which I cannot make out,

note. are not allowed to occupy the many empty benches in the body of the

But I have had no reply to, or notice of, my former letter: though I church. The communicants are a very small number; but, for the

sent copies of the Pilot containing it to the noble chairman, Lord accommodation of those who will not, or cannot, commuoicate at the

Eliot, to the Rev. J. E. Vaux, the Secretary, to Dr. Lee, one of the founders, monthly mid-day celebration, there is a monthly evening celebration;

and to Mr. G. J. Murray, who holds the money-bag, as well as to the but, I am glad to say, very few avail themselves of the opportunity of

Earl of Glasgow, one of its supporters, and the Rev. Dr. Littledale at the communicating at this unsecmly hour. The Vicar of the parish is a

Church Times office. most amiable Evangelical. On expressing my surprise to him one

Now, if the Society is dead, well and good ; more shame, though, Sunday of the scantiness of the congregation, he expressed his opinion

to High Churchmen. So no more money is required. If it be alive, (as that in the course of a few years the East-end churches would be as

the constant begging for subscriptions implies) why is pot something badly attended as are the City churches, and would fall into utter ruin

being done, and why is not my letter answered ? And why are not and decay. His reason for thinking so was, that many of the well-to-do

unused subscriptions returned ? tradesmen were living in the country, and the artizan classes and the

16, King-street, Covent-garden, W.C. THOMAS H. H. HOBBS. poor would not attend church. A very humiliating confession to make. His income is sinall, and out of it he has constantly to make up the THE ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY AND MR. G. R. JESSE. deficiencies for the maintenance of Divine Service.

SIR,-) was well aware of the unfortunate dispute referred to in your Well, if things are far from cheerful at the churches already enume last, but, knowing Mr. Jesse's courage, zeal and perseverance in the rated, they are very much worse at another church I attended in the cause of mercy, I sent to him my last subscription, £10, without hesitaparish of St. George's-in-the-East. It was that of St. John. This tion. church was buiit some twelve years ago in order to ameliorate the spiri I can fully understand his annoyance that three gentlemen, whom ho tual destitution of the parish. It is about ten minutes' walk from the | himself placed on the Committee, should wish to deprive him of the parish church, the congregation at whicb, when St. John's was erected, Secretaryship, after his heavy labours, Examination before the Comnumbered some fifty persons. To attend this church I had to pass missioners, and, I believe I might almost say, his very formation of the tbrough a street inbabited by the very poorest class, at the bottom of Society. which street it is situated. It was three Sunday evenings ago, and there The most courteous and conciliatary steps ought certainly to have were playing at all sorts of games about an hundred boys and girls, of been taken by any prosessing themselves true friends of the cause, to ages varying from two to fifteen years, whilst at every door in the street avoid a course calculated seriously to injure it, by causing want of confistood, or sat, the mothers, fathers, and grown-up brothers and sisters of dence, diminution of subscriptions, and the loss of time of an active man. the children. Most of the men, in their shirt-sleeves, were smoking Considering, however, that a Committee had been formed, and subtheir pipes, and appeared to be well supplied with cans of beer; and the scriptions gathered, I cannot altogether wonder that, for appearance and women were chatting with each other. What a contrast all this life out regularity's sake, there should have been a desire that a Committee of-doors with the stillness of death in the church! It is a compact and should meet and accounts be rendered. Had this been done “à very ecclesiastical-looking edifice. The chancel is very picely arranged l'aimable,” in a thoroughly friendly way, and with that full considerawith priests' and choir stalls; the seats are all open and free; there are tion of Mr. Jesse's merits and feelings, which he most decidedly deserves, no galleries; most of the windows are filled with stained glass; the it seems scarcely possible that any necessity should have arisen for service is choral, rendered decently well by a surpliced choir, and (wkat locking up subscription funds, or expending them in Chancery suits. I heard) the preaching was earnest and good. The congregation was

ONE WHO HAS EXPENDED £60 IN THE CAUSE. small : I occupied a seat in the south aisle, and was the sole occupant of that aisle, every seat was vacant, excepting the one I

OUR LADY AND THE TRIBE OF EPHRAIM. occupied ; in the north aisle there was not a single individual-man, woman, pur child; in the nave of the church there were, perbaps, forty

SIR, -At the end of my last letter on “Anglo-Israel and the B.V. persons, and of this forty there were six men, the rest women and

Mary,” maintaining the fulfilment of the Ephraimite prophecies to have children. The Vicar of this church is also the Work house Chaplain,

been through our Lady's Ephraimite descent, I promised to show that no and holds other ecclesiastical appointments not connected with his

serious impediment to its acceptance could arise from the idea, so parish, notwithstanding the fact that his church was specially built in

commonly prevailing, that her descent from Judah was in any way order to meet the great spiritual destitution of the parish.”

required for the Judæan position of her Divine Son. With tbe intention I must reserve for another letter details of other churches I have

of making good my promise, I allege, as my argument, that if our attended at the East-end of London, as I imagine you will not be able to

Lady's descending from Judah had been of any importance in the eyo spare room in one number of your journal for any more. Surely these facts

of Scripture, such as is usually attributed to it; we might fairly expect are sufficient to open the eyes of the Bishop of London and others, who are

that it would have been as propioently brought forward in its pages, as so madly eager for the destruction of our City churches for the purpose

is the Judæan tribeship of her husband St. Joseph himself. And, as of seizing their revenues, under the plea that the churches are wanted

overy one may remember, his Judæan origin is repeatedly celebrated in for more populous localities. I have not a list of the City churches that

the Gospels, and with all the emphasis that Scripture ever gives to any have been destroyed through the influence and exertions of Bishops

of its truths, ander his title as the “Son of David.” Then,-what is Tait and Jackson, but I have been present at the last service” held in

uniformly disregarded by the opponents-in our Lord's genealogy, which six of them. I only know of one baving been erected in the place of

is given precisely to prove Him to have been of the tribe of Judah, “Son those six; what becomes of the large sums given for the sites, the

of David,” according to prophecy, it is St. Josepb, and he only, through materials of the old churches, and the incomes attached to them for the

whom this indispensable descent from Abraham, Judah, and David is services of a Resident Priest, the writer of this letter knoweth not;

traced. What more could the Scripture do to impress us with the value neither can he obtain any information, notwithstanding he has tried ia

of His Judæan tribeship and Davidical descent ? . And that ought to be many quarters. One more thought. If these East-end churches are

sufficient to satisfy any one who has the slightest value for Scripture comparatively empty now, what will they be in some ten or fifteen years

authority, that all prophetical requirements are met in the way that the to come, when the Board Schools, which have and are being built in

Scripture itself teaches—by St. Joseph, who being tbe de jure King of large numbers at the East-end, have trained a generation of infidels,

the Jews, could rightfully transmit, as indeed he did, the sceptre of wbo, not having been taught anything of God their Creator, of Jesus

Judah to his wife's Son. If, then, there had been anything as theologitheir Redeemer, and of the Holy Ghost their Sanctifier, in their youth in

cally indispensable for our Lord's mother being of Judah, it would havo these accursed training establishments, set up by the authority of our

been stated as emphatically. But, unfortunately for the adherents of “ Most Religious Queen" and her Parliament, have grown to years of

the opinion, there is no such statement to be found for it in the Gospels maturity, and have cast away all knowledge of God, of Religion, and the

-pot a word-not the shadow of a hint. All shelter for such an idea

seems to be scrupulously removed from its utterances. It has nothing Church? They will be empty, desolate, and must soon fall into decay.

T. S. D.

there to rest upon. But-more than that it is actually at varianco with whatever we can see of Scripture's general tenor. This would

rather lead us to expect the maternal origin of the Messiah from ACCIDENT TO THE BISHOP OF LICHFIELD.—We regret to learn that the " the Virgin Israel," always marked in contradistinction to Judah Bishop of Lichfield met with a serious accident whilst on his way to a with female and maternal characters. Only the reputed paternity of our Confirmation at Ridgeway on Thursday. He was driven there from a Lord is to be expected from Judah. But the silence of the Scripture neighbouring village, by the Rev. R. Stewart. At Cloyne Mr. Stewart concerning any connexion of our Lady with Judah, otherwise than by left the vehicle to give the horse some water, when the animal dashed marriage, is total; and this total silence is in spite of what would have off, and overturned the carriage. The Bishop was thrown violently out. been, if the connexion had been true, repeated provocations to avow it. Both bis knees were very much cut; one shoulder was a good deal | Void, therefore, of the barest shred of evidence and right against the bruised, and he was much sbaken. He proceeded to Ridgeway, where strong current of Scriptural indications, the general belief of it has he had his injuries attended to, but having in his younger days as Bishop nothing to allege for itself but a flimsy, disgracefully untheological of New Zealand been used to roughing it, the Bishop, though suffering assumption that our Lord could not have been of Judah_" of the seed much paid, went through the service.

I of David according to the flesh "-unless His Mother had been of that tribe. In this pleading, the word “flesh " is taken, not as in the text quoted from, for the human descent reputed such according to the instructed

RESTORATION OF EXETER CATHEDRAL. Hebrew understanding, as contradistinguished from the eternal generation, but for the production of our Lord's physical nature- a most coarse The Festival of St. Peter, to whom the Cathedral of Exeter is dedi. un-Scriptural interpretation. And the general consent, which this

cated, was chosen for the reopening of the restored choir. At the unjustified fancy has given use to, has managed to take to itself the big look of "authority " the authority of tradition! But the authority it

morning service the Mayor and Corporation attended in their robes of rejoices in, cannot have any value beyond what its origin can give it.

office; the choir and aisles were crowded with worshippers, besides a And as its origin is empty of all value, the general consent which it has pro large number in the nave. The Prayers were intoned by the Revs. W. duced must collapse, along with it. We may, therefore, without scruple, David and H. E. Reynolds, and the sermon was preached by the Bishop reject the whole seeming "authority” as merely the swollen endorse

of the Diocese from the text, “God is a spirit.” The Dean preached at mont, which unexamining good faith has given to a specious unreality. Having nothing to say for itself, it ought to be at once brushed away

Evensong from the question as an obscuring cloud, preventing due treatment of it. From an elaborate account in the Western Morning News, we select We should then be in a position for examining, without a false bias, the the more important portions describing what has been done in the way rich world of Spiritual evidences, which all converge in their luminous

of restoration :beauty to this most satisfying point-tbat the predestined dignity of the Ephraimite or Israelite line, as the joint agent with Judah, in the pro

"The work in the choir proper has been the most extensive; and here duction of the Messiah, is all realized in the Israelite or Ephraimite

there has been not only restoration, but with two exceptions an absolute pedigree of her, who, under the sheltering marriage with the legal King

refitment. In the choir aisles the work done has been less elaborate; of the Jows, was elected to bo His maternal source to the world.

but they have been completely renovated and rendered available for the MARIANUB.

congregation by removing the glazing of the screens, which have been MR. K. BRUCE STUART ON HIMSELF.

thoroughly restored. The old stalls bave been swept away, and replaced

by magnificent examples of modern wood carving, elaborately canopied, SIR-I was not in the least surprised to learn by your edition of to-day, that “Discipulus" had been somewbat puzzled by a portion of my former

with two rows of carved oaken benches in front. Worked into the seats letter. Iu fact, I was not a little puzzled myself, and there must have

of the stalls, forty-nine in number, are the panels of the ancient been either a misprint, or great carelessness on my part, for wbich I beg

misereres with their quaint and grotesque carvings of foliage and figures,

which date from the earlier part of the thirteenth century. The stalls to express my regret to you. I did not retain a copy of my manuscript, but the sentence should have been “the pious liegemen of the Impeccable

of the four Cathedral dignitaries are distinguished by their position and Christian, whose (referring to liegemen') watch word is, what was always,

greater ornament; and over each is the figure of a noted occupant of the

See-Marshall, Quivil, Stapledon, and Grandisson. The four archdeacons &c.” Please permit me, in continuation of this subject, to record a conscientious conviction, although guilty of being only a layman, that

sit next to the four dignitaries—the Archdeacon of Exeter coming next the efforts which are being put forth by Mr. Walker, as far as an imperfect

the Dean, the Archdeacon of Corowall the Precentor, the Archdeacon of

Totnes the Chancellor, and the Archdeacon of Barnstaple the Treasurer. prevision goes, can result in no real practical good to Christendom at large. What I Are we to acknowledge by "conditional ordination," that

The fronts of the stalls are profusely carved with tračery and foliage ; it is doubtful whether our Priests, whose orders were renewed from Rome

and the bench ends bear figures embodying the idea of the verse, Ali

the works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord. There are patriarchs and herself, have not been since our so-called Reformation, in the accursed position of Korab, Dathan and Abiram, that they bave, with sacrilegious

prophets, apostles and martyrs, with angels and archangels, seraphim presumption, been essaying to offer up, as laymen, that great unbloody

and priests—Moses and Aaron, David, Peter, and Stephen, and other Sacritice, which the Divinely-accredited, veritable Priest alone may do?

great ones of the Church; and there, too, are the pelican and the stork, If all this be expected of them, then Sir, to no less than the absolutely

the hawk and the heron, dove, dolphin, crocodile, elephant, bear, bull,

and lion. The litany stool is another fine piece of oak carving. Infallible and Impeccable Incarnate Son of God do I now, with the profoundest reverence and my whole baptismal intelligence, protest

“As to the sedilia, the delicate canopies of which rise to an unusual against the recreant, albeit pious moral cowardice, which Mr. Walker

height, upwards of 1,300 pieces of stone have to be inserted to restore coolly counsels them to comply with. I protest, too, against Modern

them. This marvellous work is one of the most curious and remarkable Kome, her usurping ambition, and grasping domineering egotism, all

in England. Archdeacon Freeman believed it to be the work of a founded, if our late saintly Bishop of Brechin and other unexceptional

Frenchman, William de Montacute-and high authority has declared authorities be right, on deliberate documentary forgery. Dieu et Non

that the beauty and delicacy of the carving, especially of the vine leaves Droit.


on the canopy next the altar cinnot be exceeded. Three heads over the three seats are traditionally identified with Leofric, the first Bishop of

Exeter, and Edward aud Edith by whom he was personally enthroned. ANTI-ERASTIAN DOCUMENTS.

• The reredos is bistorical, and is probably better knowo by repute and No. IV.-PETITION TO CONVOCATION.

photograph than any other in the kingdom. Objection has been taken We bave been asked to reprint the following Petition, recently pro

ihat it is too small; but this really is of little weight, unless it is sented to the Lower House of the Canterbury Convocation. It was this

thought that the whole of the ambulatory and the Lady Chapel should

be screened off from view, and the Cathedral in appearance shortened Petition on which the Society of the Holy Cross held a private discussion,

thus much from its termination. On the artistic beauty of the design, the members of which were forbidden by Mr. Mackonochie to sign it: and the exquisite workmanship of the reredos, there cannot be two · PUBLIC WORSAIP REGULATION ACT.

opinions. Three scenes are sculptured in its panels—the Ascension the • We, the undersigned, being Priests of the Church of Eogland, humbly

centre, and the Descent of the Holy Ghost, and the Transfiguration, on represent-1. That we were ordained in the Church of England under

either side. The material is alabaster, with shafts of verde antique ; the belief and conviction that she claimed to be and was part of Christ's

but, in addition to the carving, the structure is richly gilded, iolaid, Holy Catholic Church. 2. That by the Catholic Church of Christ wo

and gemmed, the jewels including the amethyst, onyx, agate, cornelian, understand a visible society founded by Christ Himself, and provided by

jasper, heliotrope, garnet, malachite, and lapis lazuli. Him and His apostles with definite principles of Churcb government and

"The pulpit is another noble example of carved and polished stoneecclesiastical discipline. 3. That we are unable to reconcile with the

work. The base and central shaft are of Plymouth marble, supporting teaching of Holy Scripture, or with the practice and canons of the

with eight quatrefoil pillars of Ipplepen marble, a platform of marble Primitive Church or of any portion of the whole fainily of God, such

from Ogwell. The superstructure is of alabaster with inlaid spandrils of institutions as the present Court of Final Appeal, or the court and judge

Torquay marbles, the subject of the seven panels being-Peter and created by the Public Worship Regulation Act, or the methods of pro.

Paul; The Saviour receiving little children ; John the Baptist before cedure provided thereby. 4. That we are unable to reconcile with the

He: od ; the Sermon on the Mount; Peter on the Day of Pentecost; teaching of Holy Scripture, or with the history of the origin of Chris.

and Paul on Mars' Hill. tianity, or with the history, practice, or canons of the Church of Christ

• The flooring of the choir, in its various compartments, is a study from the first days until now, the power clained for Parliament of

in itself ; so elaborate are the designs, so rich the materials, and so lògislating (upart írom the Church) in matters affecting the doctrine,

admirably has the work been executed. The prevailing colours of the discipline, or worship of the Church of Christ. 5. That while we are

tiles are buff and ruddy brown, relieved by green—and the marbles are fully alive to tho great importance of reviving (where fallen into de

of the richest variety and the highest polish. The choir proper is laid suetude) and of inaintaining (where rerived) the Catholic Worship of the

with white marble, encaustic tiles, and Pocombe stone—the tender dove Church in its integrity, we are also firmly persuaded that no adjustment

colour of the latter contrasting charmingly with the buff and browa. of ritual (however satisfactory in itself) can bring peace into the Church,

“The restoration of the Lady Chapel cannot be passed over with a which is not accompanied by a restoration of primitive and Catholic

bare mention ; for there is no more complete piece of work in the Cathediscipline as well for the laity as for the clergy, and an Apostolical system

dral. The roof has been elaborately coloured after the original scheme. of Church government. 6. That having pledged ourselves at our ordi.

This at first appeared too crude for modern taste; but now that the nation always so to minister the doctrine and sacraments, and the

windows have been filled with stained glass the effect is very much discipline of Christ as the Lord hath commanded, and as this Church and improved. The east window, given by Chancellor Hariogton to the realm have received the same, according to the Commandments of God.? | meinory of his sister, hus figures of Christ, the Virgin, Joseph, Gabriel, we are unable to recognize or act upon new laws made by Parliament John, Joseph of Arimathea, and Mary Magdalene. The other four, alone for the government of the Church of Christ in this land. 7. That | erected by subscription to the memory of Bishop Phillpotts, contain in order that we may understand our position, we, your petitioners,

figures of the Baptist, Simeon, Anoa the Prophetess, Nathaniel, Eooch, humbly pray, for our information and guidance, whether, in your judg

Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, Peter, Andrew, James, John, Elijab, ment, your petitioners are bound, as a condition of officiating in the

Isaiab, Ezekiel, Daniel and Habakkuk. In the panels of the reredos, National Church, (1) to accept ex animo all the judgments in ecclesias

which was chiefly the work of the late Mr. Kendall, frescoes of Scripture tical causes which have been given or may hereafter be given by the

subjects are being inserted. The pavement is very rich-of tiles, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; (2) to accept ex animo all the

Pocombe stone, and marbles, and in the centre is a slab with a cross to decisions which may hereafter be given by the new court and judge

the memory of Bishop Quivil. The fittings are very hapdsome, and the recently created by the Public Worship Regulation Act; (3) to accept

gates of polished brass. The adjoining chapels of St. Gabriel and St. ex animo any alteration in the doctrine, worship, or discipline of the Mary Magdalene display some rich colouring and artistic screen work. Church of England which may hereafter be made by Parliament, apart

“The whole of tho works have been executed from the designs of Sir from any independent of the Church in the sacred synod assembled. Gilbert Scott, R.A., and for the most part have been carried out under And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray,"

the direction of Sir Gilbert's representative, Mr. Snelgrove-latterly

under that of Mr. E. G. S. Luscombe. The restoration of the nave will was engaged at the time of his death. His personal character, marked now be at once taken in hand by Mr. Luscombe, and will cost somewhere as it was with the strictest rectitude, and singularly affectionate, was too about £9,000.”

sensitive for the rubs of working life, and the wear and tear of a delicate bodily organisation. The judgment of Sir H. Keating, in the Exeter

reredos case, came cruelly home to him in the rejection of coinmissions THE LATE MR. J. F. REDFERN.—Those who have watched the course of

already ordered ; and when he had begun again to see his studio filling, ecclesiastical art in England will have noted with great regret the death,

a beavier blow fell upon him in the treatment which he received from at the early age of thirty-eight, of Mr. J. F. Redfern, the distinguished

the majority of the Chapter of Bristol in regard to his effigies of the architectural sculptor. Some twenty years ago young Redfern, the

Epiphany and of the four Western Doctors.- Guardian. orphan son of a mechanic in the remote hill village of Harrington, Derbyshire, attracted the attention of the then vicar, the late Mr. Wirgman, by strange art proclivities quite spontaneously developed. He had,

The Annual Meeting of the Queen Insurance Company, in Lirerpool, for instance, with a lump of alabaster and a clasp-knife, produced a

has just been held, and from the Report wo gather that the concoin is in miniature copy of a work of Longly from a bad wood out in a penny

a most flourishing and healthy condition. It was stated that the fire paper. He soon secured the interest of Mr. Webb, now of St. Andrew's,

premiums were £370,005, being an increase of £35,735 over those of Wells-street, who was then at a neighbouring parish, and, coming to

1874, and the losses £221,111. The surplus, including £13,778 b onght town, was benefited by the kindly tuition of Mr. J. R. Clayton, who

forward froin previous accounts, was £82,486, out of which £40,000 was had, previously to devoting himself to glass-painting, been educated as a

added to res 'rves, making those funds stand at £220,000, and £15,491 sculpior. Redfern also studied at the Royal Acidemy, and then com.

was carried forward to ihe next year's accounts. A dividend and bonus, pleted his technical training in the life school of Paris, after which, full

at the rate together of 15 per cent. per annuon, was declared. The Life young, he entered on the practice of his art. His aiin was simple and

Department is also very satisfactory. New policies had been issued for noble, to raise architectural sculpture, particularly in its treatment of the

£170,931, and i he life fund, by the additions made to it as the result of human figure, from a craft to an art, and to show that high work might

the year's operations, now represents 65•2 per cent. of the entire net as well be got out of stone as of marble. His two enemies were want of

premiums received on every policy in force. The progress in the London material means and want of health; but he struggled inost gallantly

business hus bzen beyond all expectation; the chairman stating that in against both, having in the few yeirs of his pupilhood developed from an i

1874-5, as compared with 1872-3, there was an increase in the premiums enthusiastic peasant to an accomplished gentleman. Among his many

of 20 per cent., and in the profits of 50 per cent., as regarded fire ; works we need only refer to the grand series of stillues with which,

while in the Life Department The increase bad amounted to 33 per cent. under Sir Gilbert Scott's suspices, he refilled the empty niches of the

He paid a special compliment tu the Secretary, Mr. Rumford, for his west front of Salisbury Cathedral; the elaborate and, in the best seose

foresight in taking good risks and rejecting bad ones. of the word, “picturesque" röredo3 of St. Andrew's, Wells-street, in wbich, while the geseral conception and architectural framework are due to Mr. Street, the sculpture, properly speaking, belongs to Mr. Rejfero;

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