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the unity of the Church. At first it was ruled over by Bishops, but in Is anything more needed than the retention of those doctrines in their time this developed into Patriarchates, and then arose fourteen exarchies integrity, as already asserted in our Formularies? The appreciation of or patriarchates, corresponding to the great divisions of the Roman the position and character of our Church must be more imperfect than Empire. In all this there was the germ of National Churches. In fact, I am willing to believe if, because of waywardness or extravagance on each great Diocese or Patriarchate was a nation-Gaul was one, Spain the part of individual Clergymen, here and there while her Offices and another, Britain another, and so on; and in each their distinctive Articles remain intact, thousands of her most attached and faithful national characters were early developed. When the Roman Empire members are to be alienated from her communion. fell to pieces all this developed more clearly. Now we in England had

THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL.–The Pope has ordered the whole cereone of these National Churches. It was originally an exarchy, under the Primate of York, and afterwards became a National Churc), under monial of the Council to be published as soon as the ceremonial commis

sion, which is constantly sitting, completes its programme. The Holy the Primate of Canterbury. We received it, honoured it, protected it, Father's enthusiasm about the Council shows no abatement. The other and at length, when we could not get all Chistendom to unite for refor: day a German Priest brought him an address and a large sum of money mation, we thought that we had a right to reform our own National from the ladies of a German Diocese, and in accepting the gift the Pope Church. Thus our national life and our religious life have run on together in one united current even from the first century, when British inquired whether the Bishop was coming to the Council. The Priest kings embraced the faith of Christ, to this very day. It is true the real seventy-one old ?” exclaimed the Pope. “I am seventy-eight, and I feel

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replied that he was too old, being in his seventy-first year. principle, idea, history, name of National Church have degenerated into the no..ion of an Established Church; and so people have thought and duties.” The Council will probably be required to consider the proposi

young, and shall assist at the Council without neglecting my other spoken as if the nation, finding some twenty or thirty different forms of tion of the Emperor Napoleon respecting the composition of the Sacred faith, woke up one morning, and, examining each form, selected one for College. The Emperor complains that Italy, with only 24,000,000 itself and established it. But this theory will not stand the test of inhabitants, is allotted thirty-six Cardinals, while 35,000,000 obtain for history. Britain received the Gospel and the Church from the first; and France only five or six hats, and he demands that the dignity shall be throngh every change of weal and woe, conquest or defeat, the Church distributed in the ratio of the population. The rule is to extend to and the nation have gone on together lovingly entwined in each other's Austria, Spain, Portugal, and the other Catholic nations. hands and hearts, nay, incorporated into each other's beings. It is a very different thing to dissolve such an union from merely casting away what

THE RITUAL COMMISSION. The Archbishop of Canterbury has a nation may be supposed to have adopted by its Church opinions. But addressed a letter to all the members of the Ritual Commission, stating to pass from principle to practice, can anyone doubt that the position of that it must make its report before Christmas; and his Grace wishes the

Church, acknowledged and defended as the National Church, is far Commissioners to meet in London at the commencement of November, more favourable for action than a Church left to the precarious charity to sit from day to day till their report is finished. The report of the of each separate congregation ? Perhaps the town Clergy in a disestab Lectionary Committee was made on the 21st of June last, but although lished Church would be richer than at present. But how could we pro- | printed and in circulation, it has not yet been made public. The report ride for the country parishes? A parish of 1,000 people would contain is signed by S. Oxon (chairman) and three other Bishops, namely, St. about 200 houses. In a poor parish each household might contribute David's, Gloucester, and Chester; and by three Deans, namely, Stanley, perhaps 5s. a year for the support of a Clergyman. This would produce Goodwin, Jeremie ; also by Canon Payne Smith and Rev. W. Ą. 501. a year, as the income of a man who had spent 3,0001. on his educa- Humphry, who acted as secretary. The Earl Beauchamp is the only tion, a sum which, sunk in his life, would give him 3001. a year. Where layman on the committee. The Lessons from the Apocrypha, which for could we look for such a provision as would restore to our ten thousand Saints’-days numbered twenty-six, are reduced to four ; but for ordinary villages the blessing of a resident educated Pastor, whose great end in life days forty are still retained out of the one hundred and six lessons. Á was the temporal and eternal welfare of all around him ; the poor popu- second series of " Lessons for Evensong on Sundays " is provided, so that lations of towns would be still worse off. We cannot penetrate their they may be used either as alternative Lessons at the second Service, or dense masses even now. Dissent still less finds its way among them. at the third Service, if thought desirable. It is mentioned that forty The blessing of a National Church is that it has the Mission, and in some meetings were occupied in arriving at these conclusions, but the time degree the power, to seek out those who would never seek for it. The that each meeting lasted is not mentioned, nor the number of members evil of the opposite system is that it can only give the supply where there who attended. is the demand, and the demand is always the least where the need is the greatest,

FAREWELL LETTER OF THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER.

Farnham Castle, October 30, 1869. The Bishop of Chester has addressed the following letter to Mr.

My dear and Reverend Brethren,-I have received with feelings Charles Groves, with reference to a Retreat for Women, at St. Margaret's, of no ordinary kind the address which has been forwarded to me, signed Liverpool :

by a large proportion of the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Surrey, Dee-side, Chester, Oct. 26, 1869. expressive of their sorrow and regret at the prospect of the severance of Dear Sir,-In an acknowledgment of the memorial which you that bond which has existed between this Diocese and myself for a space forwarded to me, I beg leave to say that the twelfth paragraph, to of forty-two years. which attention is specially called, is most unhappy in its language, You have viewed with a far too indulgent eye the services which God being so unguarded as to admit of the construction the memorialists put may have permitted me to render to my Diocese. I thankfully acknowupon it. It is painful to me, in reference to one who has proved his ledge that Churches have multiplied, that Schools, Parsonages, and other devotedness to the Church by a munificent offering, as well as by the means of grace have greatly increased during the last forty years. I diligence of his ministerial labours, in a poverty-stricken district, to have cannot, however, take to myself any merit of this. I do not forget the to say that much of that language, though meant, I am willing to readiness with which you have always met any suggestions wbich I have believe, to inculcate or encourage reverence, is, to my mind, degrading, made, and the hearty co-operation by which you have carried out my and even shocking. It lays down on points which should be left, as wishes. To you, my thanks are due-to God, be all the glory. they are left by our own Church, to the feeling and discretion of each It would indeed rejoice me, if I could think that I had been the means, communicant, minute rules, which can hardly fail to draw off the mind in however small a degree, of drawing you nearer to myself and one from "the heavenly and spiritual manner ” after which the body of another. I am convinced that when we conscientiously differ in opinion Christ is given, taken, and eaten in the Supper," and to interpose upon some points, we have only to know our brethren better, in order to between the soul and its Divine Redeemer attention to a routine of respect their motives, and to value them for their works sake. Though gestures and manipulations. On the subject of this paragraph generally we must ever contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the Saints, I will ask your permission to refer to pages 35-39 of my Charge. it ought to be said of us, as it was of old, “See how these Christians love Under the 20th paragraph, referred to by the word “funerals” in the one another.” memorial, no offence need be taken to an administration of the Holy It has been with no small regret that I have come to the decision Communion, if desired as a support and comfort by sorrowing relatives that I ought to resign the charge of my Diocese. The physical infirmity and friends, after they have committed the body to the ground. The to which it has pleased my Heavenly Father to subject me has precluded bringing of the corpse into the Church overnight is liable to objections me from having that personal intercourse with you, which is so essential on sanitary grounds, if not as an opening to observances which are sure to the true welfare of a Diocese. In taking an affectionate leave of you to be regarded as superstitious. For anything more than an arrangement as your Bishop, I feel that the bond which unites us together is not for securing that those who have taken part in the conduct of Divine broken. We are still one in Christ, our common Head. I shall carry Service may enter and quit the Church in decent and regular order, I with me into my retirement. happy memories of past days spent in the have myself no liking. Processions which go beyond this are apt to midst of yon, and a thankful assurance of the kindly feelings which you produce suspicion and irritation, which are very poorly compensated by entertain towards me. any pleasure which they may give to those who organise them. Separa- And now, brethren, “I commend you to God, and the Word of His tion of the sexes has been, from time immemorial, the practice in many grace.” May He “build you up, and give you an inheritance among parts of England, particularly in rural Churches. And it is said to have them that are sanctified,” and when the chief Shepherd shall appear, been found expedient, if not necessary, where the whole of the interior may you and I “receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.is free and unappropriated. I am not sure that I understand what the

I am, your affectionate friend and brother, memorialists mean by "reasserting the doctrines of our beloved Church.”

C. R. SUMNER, Bishop.

LITERARY COMMUNICATIONS AND BOOKS FOR REVIEW TO BE ADDRESSED be efficiently betrayed, corrupted by authorities who have TO THE EDITOR.

sworn to defend her rights and to maintain her faith. BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVERTISEMENTS TO BE ADDRESSED TO THE PUBLISHER.

When it was discovered by the High Church Radicals that ADVERTISEMENTS RECEIVED TILL FIVE O'CLOCK ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. their idol, Mr. Gladstone, had resolved to appoint Dr. T'emple QUARTERS SUBSCRIPTION, IN ADVANCE 35. 3d., INCLUDING POSTAGE. PER to Exeter, it was found necessary to say everything and do ANNUM, 12s. 60.

anything which might make the appointment as little distasteful as possible to those country Parsons who are in some measure allied with the sect. Hence all sorts of far-fetched apologies were made and invented. One, specially originated

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first offered the See of Exeter to Mr. Liddon (who was said LONDON, NOVEMBER 3, 1869.

to have refused it on account of ill-health) and thus shown

his deep appreciation of dogma, had afterwards tendered it to The Week.

Dr. Temple. Thus Mr. Liddon was indirectly blamed for having in a measure brought about the appointment, and this

It From Spain we learn that Senor Martos has been appointed report was dressed up as true for two succeeding weeks. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senor Figuerola Minister for was only on Saturday last-nearly a fortnight after it had Finance.

The Ministry as now reconstituted will present been authoritatively contradicted in the Western Morning itself before the Cortes to-day. Yesterday evening 134 News--that it was formally withdrawn. Such is a specimen members of the majority gave in their adhesion to the election of the tactics-in beautiful and complete harmony with the of the Duke of Genoa, 65 members still continuing their odious principles of the party—which are adopted in order to opposition. It is believed that Marshal Serrano and General retain the allegiance of the wavering. Prim will succeed in their endeavours to maintain harmony We commend to the particular attention of our readers a among the Unionists and the Radicals. In the event of the most large-minded and statesmanlike opinion of the Bishop of Duke of Genoa's election Marshal Serrano will probably con- Ely regarding Church and State—reprinted in another column. tinue to be Regent until his majority. On Sunday evening It is seldom that we have read anything so forcible or true, and early yesterday morning severe shocks of earthquake and its publication must raise the Bishop very greatly in the were felt at Frankfort, and at Darmstadt, Wiesbaden, May- estimation of all sensible people. His speech is a very farence, and the neighbouring localities.

sighted exposition of godly political truth,“ very necessary Cabinet Councils at so early a date give topics for the for these times;” and if thought out furnishes a complete and fogzips. We have reason to know that it is the State of conclusive answer to the silly and superficial theories and Ireland, --and for all that the state of London, in which it is suggestions of the new Radical Ritualists. said there are 100,000 Fenians well organized—which brings

All speeches, addresses, and letters, however, are of comMinisters to town. The question of the release of the Fenian paratively small importance—except for their value in formurebels is not yet settled, and the Land question is just opening lating sound opinion amongst Churchmen. This work, howup., On either or both the Government may split up-that is ever, needs to be done. But far more than this, or the tide of if the Tories—(which we trust may be the case) leave the innovation and ruin, to be felt in every parish and ChurchLiberals to settle the questions amongst themselves.

home of the land, will sweep everything we value away. A In another column we print a farewell letter from the few sound Tory Churchmen, we are glad to learn, have resolved Bishop of Winchester to those Clergy who recently signed an Diocese throughout the kingdom, so as to be the means of Address to him. reply. The Bishop is one of a school of which but few members enabling an efficient opposition to be made to the combined reply. The Bishop is one of a school of which but few members tactics of our dangerous enemies the Whigs, Radicals, Papists

, remain. He has administered his Diocese with prudence, Dissenters, and Ritualists. It is believed that the new society liberality and success. If Low-Churchmen only have lived will be set on foot so as that its practical labour may coincide in the sunshine, this is natural—for he has always been an contemporaneously with the opening of Parliament. For ouravowed Low Churchman. The way in which he has been selves we most cordially wish it success and long life. Should maligned by anonymous writers in the Ritualistic press, does any of our readers, whether Laymen or Clergymen, desire to not evidence either respect for grey hairs or for authority; co-operate

, we are asked to state that all letters on the subwhile the tales of slander and nepotism, of which so much has ject, addressed to “Decanus, care of the Editor of the Church been made, on examination and inquiry turn out to be only HERALD, 14, York-street, Covent-garden," will receive every mare's nests. We have good reason to know that several consideration. Without in the smallest degree trenching upon Churchmen of the highest school in his own Diocese speak of the work of any existing society, it will supply a want of his Lordship with affectionate respect, and that they regret the which every new difficulty makes men realize the existence, cause which compels him to lay aside his official insignia.

and which now stands a good chance of being soberly and The demonstration against Dr. Temple's appointment has efficiently met. been a most unhappy failure. Credit, however, must be given to those who, when others were silent and inactive, came We are informed that the Rev. Richard F. Clarke, M.A., Fellow and forth to do the work of entering a protest. Our great Tutor of St. John's College, and the Rev. William Henry Bliss, B.C.L., leaders," as they are called, and the wire-pullers of our eccle- Magdalen College, Vicar of North Hinksey, Oxford—two notorious High siastical “ Unions,” are engaged in other and more momentous Church Radicals--have recently retired from the English Church, and occupations, notably in the

wise and important work of waiting have joined the Roman Communion. to see which way the wind blows. The two Archbishops are We are glad to learn that there is a Daily Celebration at the New notoriously in favour of the appointment, while an influential Church of St. Barnabas, Oxford, which was consecrated on Oct. 17th, minority of their suffragans, believing that Mr. Gladstone is Vestments are used at every celebration ; and the seats are all free and not unlikely to remain in office for some years, are already unappropriated, and the sexes are separated. The Rev. M. H. Noel, of prepared to cringe “ before his superior far-sightedness," and Christ Church, late Senior Curate of Wantage, is the Vicar. are less and less disposed to make any honest opposition to his The Rev. W. Baird's solicitors demand of us an apology for the letter wishes and will. So that our National Church seems likely to I which appeared in our first number with reference to St. Chad's, Haggerston. We are quite at a loss to understand why their client accepts A requisition is in course of signature in Sheffield to the Right Hon. epithets which we assure Mr. Baird were never applied, nor intended to Benjamin Disraeli, asking his presence at a Conservative banquet, to be be applied, to him; nor had we the remotest idea that our Kingsland held in the Cutlers' Hall on the 2nd of December. correspondent did so, or intended to do so. Nor, furthermore, did we At the reopening of the nave of the Church of the Holy Trinity, believe, nor do we believe, that Mr. Baird—so well known for his charity Kingstown, Hull, on the 20th, upwards of 100 Clergymen in their surand discretion-contributed anything to the John Bull which could be plices, and a choir of eighty men and boys, took part in the Services. distasteful to the St. Chad’s Clergy and congregation. More than this, tribunals for having made a collection from house to house for the

A farmer of Calvairate, in the Milanese, has been denounced to the written in all frankness, we cannot say.

redemption of Clerics from the Conscription. The great majority of the people of Taunton are astonished that the The Bishop of Salisbury will probably be enthroned in his Cathedral Rector, the Rev. W. R. Clarke, refused to sign a petition against Dr. next week, but the day is not yet fixed as it is uncertain when his Temple's appointment to Exeter.

Lordship will be able to do homage to the Queen.

Mgr. Salomone, Archbishop of Palermo, bas been condemned to a

fine in the Court of Assize for his Pastoral Letter on the Council, on a KALENDAR FOR THE WEEK.

charge of exciting the people against the Government. NOVEMBER.

The proceedings at the election of Dr. Temple to the Bishopric of 3. WED. Of the Octave, White.

Exeter will be strictly private, and all who take part in it are bound by 4. THURS. Of the Octave, I hite.

oath not to reveal anything that takes place in the Chapter. 5. FRID. Of the Octave, White. Abst.

Thirteen religious were professed last week at the Benedictines of 6. Sat. St. Leonard. Of the Octave, · White. At Evensong Frosinone, and a great increase of vocations among the higher classes

Collect for 24th Sunday after Trinity. 7. SUND. 24th after Trinity. White, Octave.

of women appears to be setting in in Rome. 8. Mon. Octave of All Saints', White.

Last week the Bishop of London distributed the prizes to the students 9. TUES. Feria, Green.

of the City of London College, and afterwards briefly addressed them 10. WED. Feria, Green.

on the importance of study.

Dr. Vaughan will preach his first Sermon at the Temple Church, PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS.

before the Benchers and some of Her Majesty's Judges, on Sunday morning. The Judges will not go to St. Paul's Cathedral this term.

Cardinal de Bonald has just sent to the Pope and the Emperor his The Rev. Edward Austin, to the Vicarage of Honiton. Patron, the Crown.

resignation as Archbiship of Lyons, his great age not permitting him The Rev. Henry F. Baxter, to the Vicarage of Bushbury, Staffordshire. The Rev. Henry Vivian Broughton, Vicar of Wellingborough, to be Honorary longer to discharge the duties of his Diocese. Canon in Peterborough Cathedral. The Rev. George Davis, to the Rectory of Timsbury.

The New York Church Journal says that a choir of sixteen boys is in The Rev. William Molland Lee, Incumbent of Christ Church, Sandown, to the course of training by the Rector of St. Paul's Church, Watertown, the Rectory of Yaverland, Isle of Wight.

Rev. William Dafter, and will be introduced in surplices at Christmas. The Rev. James Lakin, to the Vicarage of Stetchworth, Newmarket. The Rev. Richard Newlove, Vicar of Thorner and Rural Dean, to be Honorary

The French Emperor has ordered the travelling expenses of the French Canon in Ripon Cathedral.

Bishops at home and in Quebec in going to and returning from the The Rev. Thomas O. Price, to the Vicarage of Layer de la Hay, near Colchester.

Ecumenical Council to be defrayed from the French Exchequer, The Rev.John Pryce, Vicar of Bangor, to the Rural Deanery of Arfon. The Rev. Richard Rawle, to the Vicarage of Tamworth.

A new Church, under the patronage of St. Mark, is shortly to be comThe Rev. J. Steel, jun, to the Vicarage of Harold, Bedfordshire. The Rev. J. E. Stephens, to the Vicarage of Wilberfoss.

menced at Leicester, and built at the sole expense of W. Perry Herrick, The Rev. W. Wallace, to the Vicarage of St. Luke's, Stepney.

Esq., of Beaumanor, and his sister.

Dr. Moberly was consecrated Bishop of Salisbury on the Festival of

SS. Simon and Jude by the Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by the Home and Foreign Church News. Bishops of London, Oxford, and Chester. The ceremony took place in

Westminster Abbey. The Diocese of Winchester will be vacant on the 6th.

On Thursday the Dean of Norwich laid the foundation-stone of new A new stained glass window has been erected in Thatcham Parish schools about to be erected in the parish of SS. Michael and All Angels, Church, in memory of Mr. Richard Tull, by some of the parishioners. Paddington. Previous to the ceremony there was a celebration in the

The Rev. A. H. Stanton of St. Alban's, Holborn, will preach at All Church, and a Sermon by Dean Goulburn.
Saints', Lambeth on Friday evening. Evensong will be sung at eight. Mgr. Milazzo, Vicar Capitular of Monreale, and the Parish Priest of

The hearing of the charge of heresy against the Rev. C. Voysey will Piano dei Greci, have been condemned to three months' imprisonment be commenced on the 1st of December at York Minster.

for having dispensed and married a couple under ecclesiastical impedi

ments, in opposition to the excommunicated Priest, Cirino Rinaldi. Four hundred and fifty of the Clergy of the Diocese of Exeter have protested against the appointment of Dr. Temple.

The work of restoring the Church of St. Andrew, Worcester, has been

begun. Of the estimated cost, which is £2,000, the sum of £1,100 has Monday, the Festival of All Saints, was observed as a general holiday already been subscribed. It is proposed that the seats shall be free and on the Continent.

unappropriated. The Vicar of Leeds is the preacher this year at the anniversary of the At a meeting of the S.P.C.K., held at Exeter last week, Archdeacon Diocesan Societies in Norwich Cathedral.

Freeman denounced newspapers. He said :-"there were no newspapers The Bishop of Colombo will preach at St. Lawrence Church, Jewry, on

in St. Paul's time, but had there been, I believe he also would have hated Sunday morning.

them.” The Parish Church of Shipton-on-Cherwell has been restored and with two exceptions-one caused by advancing years, the other by

Archbishop Manning will take his departure for Rome on Friday next. reopened.

ill-health--all the English Roman Catholic Bishops will leave this The Bishop of Rochester preached an eloquent Sermon on Sunday week country for Rome during the next ten days. at the Parish Church of Writtle on its being reopened after restoration.

A “Protestant Catholic," in a letter to the Record, suggests that the A meeting has been held at Carlisle with the view of raising a memorial “ Ritualists” should henceforward be termed “Ceremonialists." He to the late Bishop.

omits to state what the Puritans, who set all Rubrics at defiance, should Dr. Vaughan will preach occasionally on Wednesday and Friday be termed. evenings in the Church of St. Clement Danes, Strand.

The Archbishop of York presided, on Wednesday, at the annual The Rev. J. L. Randall, Rector of Newbury, has left England on a

meeting of the Diocesan Church Building and Endowment Aid Society. tour in the East.

Since the establishment of the Association, grants to encourage Church The new District Church of St. Paul's, Lexden, near Colchester, will

building and enlargements have been made to the amount of £33,480. be consecrated on Friday by the Bishop of Rochester.

There has been a Conference of Clergy and Laity at Gainsborough,

under the presidency of the Archdeacon of Stowe, at which it was It has recently been discovered that in addition to the two altars at St. resolved that there should be two annual meetings, a Visitation and a Chad's, Haggerston, there are two sets of altar-services and two lecterns ! Conference, about Easter, and a Conference early in the autumn.

A determined attempt has been made by some members of the Ritual Commissioners to abolish the Athanasian Creed from the Prayer Book.

After Advent Sunday the following will be the hours of Service at St.

Paul's Cathedral:-On Sundays, Christmas-day, Good Friday, and Mr. W. Harrington is the new Vicar's lay assistant at St. Lawrence, Ascension-day, Morning Service will be at 10.30, and Afternoon Service Jewry, in the room of the late Mr. J. A. Back.

at 3.15. On week days the Services will be at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4 p.m A meeting was held at Cambridge on Wednesday, to express sympathy The final meeting of the Executive Committee of Church Congress with the ejected Clergy in the Natal Diocese. The Rev. G. F. Rayner, was held in Liverpool on Monday. The treasurer reported that the presided, and the speakers included the Revs. E. M. Chaplin, A. T. Chap- Congress had been most successful in a monetary point of view. The man, and W. H. Guillemard, and Mr. Lawrence.

sum of 251, was handed over to Archdeacon Emery, the central secreUnder the auspices of the Rev. Stephen Hawtrey and the Rev. W. B. tary, and it was resolved that the balance, after the expenses are paid, Marriott, it is proposed to hold classes at Eton for ladies " not under shall be handed over to the Chester Cathedral Restoration Fund. sixteen,” during the present autumn and the coming winter, in Latin, It is proposed to hold a retreat for laymen at the Mission-house, Cowley English history, elementary geometry, and physical geography.

St. John, Oxford, in the first week of Advent, and one for candidates for The Dedication Festival of St. Mary's, Haggerston, was observed on Holy Orders, whether Priest's or Deacon's Orders, in the second week of SS. Simon and Jude's Day. In the afternoon a large number of the Advent. In both cases it will depend upon there being a sufficient parishioners, rich and poor, met in the schoolroom and had tea together, number of names sent in. Applications should be addressed to the Rev. and at seven o'clock Evensong was sung in the Church and Dr. Evans R. M. Benson. delivered one of his striking Sermons.

Mr. Newman Hall, the well-known Dissenting minister, writing to the Interesting facts are coming to light in the course of the restoration

Daily News, with reference to the proposed "mission,” says :-"So great of Chester Cathedral. The entire restoration cannot be finished in less is the prevalence of drunkenness, vice, and ungodliness, that I rejoice in than four years ; nor can the total cost be estimated at less than 60,0001, this proposal, and should be glad if Nonconformists were to show the Of this about 31,000l. has been subscribed, including the grant of 10,0001. true Catholic spirit which animates them by selecting the

very

same week from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.

for promoting the very same object by the very same means.' The Figaro says that Latin will be the language which will be used The Hants Independent has the following :-"We have heard from in the Ecumenical Council, and that the congregation of the Index has good authority that it is the intention of Dr. Moberly, who is leaving been cominissioned to fix a uniform pronunciation, in order that in the for a larger sphere of duty, viz., the See of Salisbury, to present to each diversity of accents the assembly may not degenerate into another Tower of the communicants a copy of the Sermons preached by him since of Babel.

holding the Living of Brighstone. The same favour will be extended On Thursday, the new and beautiful Church of St. Paul's and St. to all others of the congregation who may apply for it. Leonard's, was consecrated by the Bishop of Chichester. The Church The Rev. Henry White, the Chaplain of the Chapel Royal, Savoy, has been open for Service (by license) some time, circumstances having stated in his Sermon on Sunday morning that a celebrated German occurred to prevent its being consecrated at the time it was opened. The theologian had reckoned up a thousand volumes which had been pubSermon was preached by the Dean of Chichester.

lished during the present century in opposition to the doctrine of the The Parish Church of Aveton, Gifford, Devon, which has been for a

immortality of the soul, and 10,000 containing vague speculations on the long time in a state of dilapidation has been restored and reopened.

subject. The pews have been removed and open seats substituted. A new pulpit, The Dedication Festival of the College Chapel of St. John's, Hurstlectern, and altar, all of oak, have been provided. It is intended as pierpoint, was held on the 23rd and 24th, the festival of St. Ethelreda, soon as funds permit to erect a reredos.

on which day it was dedicated four years ago. The festal Service began The Festival of All Saints was specially commemorated at the Church with Evensong on Saturday: the choir, numbering nearly ninety, entered of St Barnabas, South Kennington, by the first fully Choral Evensong the Chapel singing, “ Blessed city, heavenly Salem!” The Service was ever held in that church. The Rev. S. Flood Jones, precentor of West choral. After the Blessing had been pronounced from the altar the choir minster Abbey, sang the Office, and the Sermon was preached by the left the Chapel singing Psalm cl. Rev. W. Reyner Cosens, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Westminster.

A public meeting was held last week at Chester, in connection with the The memorial of the late Dean Dawes of Hereford has arrived at the Deaconesses Institution, which has been lately established in that city. Cathedral. It consists of an altar tomb, in white marble, having a

The Bishop and Dean both spoke in favour of the institution. The recumbent figure of the late Dean on the upper portion. The statue is Bishop, however, insisted as a condition of his countenance that there represented in full canonicals, and is in a recumbent position, with the should be nothing whatever in the shape of vows, or pledges of solemn hands gently pressed together, as if in deep and silent ineditation. The engagement for any term of years, and no adoption of any dress likely to tomb is placed in the north-east transept.

give offence. In reference to Dr. Vaughan's readings of the Greek Testament, a

The decorations make great progress at St. Peter's, Rome, and the imita correspondent of the Law Times asks why the benefits are to be confined have an admirable effect. They represent the Apostles and Doctors

tion mosaics are being placed behind the seats of the Fathers, and to Graduates. He says:--" There are a great many men at the Bar who of the Church, in coloured medallions on a dead gold ground, and will are not Graduates, but who have, nevertheless, received a sound collegiate or public school education, and who would appreciate as much as any; crimson cloth and the reredos of tapestry are placed, which will not be

come out in admirable relief when the range of benches covered with one an hour in the morning with Dr. Vaughan and the Greek Testament.” | done till the last moment.

An interesting and imposing ceremony took place on the 14th October at St. George's Church, New York, in the consecration of a missionary confer a great benefit on the adjacent parish of St. Clement Danes, many

The Rev. Dr. Vaughan, the new Master of the Temple, is about to Bishop for Neveda and Arizona. Fifteen of the Bishops of the Pro- parts of which are as degraded as any district of London. The Rev. testant Episcopal Church of the United States took part in the solemn Doctor has with him in the Temple, as he had at Doncaster, many young exercises, Bishop M'Ilvaine, of Ohio, presiding, and Bishop Johns, of Virginia, delivering the discourse.

men who are reading for the ministry, and in order that they may obtain

an insight into parochial work, they are about to pay daily visits, two by The Stuttgard papers state that the Pope, instead of at once ratifying two, to the lowest haunts of poverty and vice in and about Clarethe election of Professor Hasele to the Bishopric of Rottenburg, has market. summoned him to Rome. This has caused much surprise, as the step is most unusual. It is generally thought the Roman Curia has adopted Chapter will vote for Dr. Temple :—The Dean, Canon Cook, Archdeacon

It is generally understood that the following members of the Exeter these measures on account of the part taken by Professor Hasele in the Downall, Prebendaries Mackarness, Saunders, Acland, Hedgeland, and Fulda Conference.

Brereton. Those reckoned on to oppose are the Sub-Dean, Archdeacon A letter appears in a Dublin paper, from Archbishop Trench, denying Freeman, Canon Lee, and Prebendaries Tatham, Lyne, R. W. Barnes, the accuracy of a statement that the Clergy at the Kildare Visitation and Harris. It is believed that none of the others will vote for Dr. dinner did not drink the “Queen's health." It was "drunk with all the Temple, but how many will remain neutral is a question.John Bull. honours. Had this, the most ordinary token of respect and loyalty, At a meeting of the Liberation Society, held at Newcastle-on-Tyne, been withheld, he (the Archbishop) should at once have requested the we learn from the Nonconformists that Mr. Carvell Williams announced, chairman to leave the chair."

as the chief point of their next parliamentary programme, the intention The Congé d'elire for the election of a Bishop of Exeter will, it is to lay siege to the English Establishment,” with a special proviso expected, reach the Dean and Chapter to-morrow (Thursday), and the

that, when the English Church was disestablished, it should not be election will probably take place on Saturday, the usual day for the permitted to carry away with it public property to any extent proportionChapter meetings. The delay is occasioned by the circumstance of the ate to that with which the Irish Church will be endowed." Queen being at Balmoral, and the congé d'elire having to be sent to Her The Rev. A.W. Majendie, Vicar of Speen, Berks, has just erected in Majesty twice for signature.

that parish a village hospital. It is built of brick, and stands in an open The Manchester Guardian says it is reported that Sir John Simeon, the and pleasant part of the village. Six or seven beds will be made up to member for the Isle of Wight, will be included in the long-promised commence with, and the management will be entrusted to a nurse t.om batch of new Peers. Sir John is a Roman Catholic, and we can recall

a metropolitan hospital. The building was formally opened on St. no previous instance since the accession of the House of Hanover Luke's Day, by a Service in which the ởicar, the Rev. R. C. Edwardes of an Englishman of his faith receiving a coronet. Peerages have (Curate), the choir, and the Laity took part. been called out of abeyance in favour of Roman Catholics—the It is expected that the consecration of Dr. Temple to the See of baronies of Camoys and Beaumont, for example-but we can remember Exeter will take place on St. Thomas's Day; and, if the necessary no case of a new creation,

arrangements can be made in time, Lord Arthur Hervey, Bishop-designate

of Bath and Wells, and Mr. J. F. Mackarness, Bishop-designate of week. The Society is now ten years old, and has within that period Oxford will be consecrated on the same day. The choice of preacher expended £40,000 on works of Church extension and education. The will rest with Dr. Temple. The Ceremony will in all probability take result of the grants has been to provoke local co-operation to the place in Canterbury Cathedral.

extent of £240,000. The total income, including the receipts on account Cardinal Cullen has announced a jubilee in a Pastoral addressed to the of the South London Fund, amounted to £5,020. One new Church had Clergy of his Diocese of Dublin. This jubilee begins with the 1st of been built and endowed, and three others were in course of erection. November, and is to last until the termination of the Ecumenical Three new Missions had been established. They had already erected Council, convoked by the Pope for the 8th of December. The condi

one school capable of accommodating 250 children, and had bought the tions of the indulgences” are that the faithful shall make confession, site for another one, which would accommodate 700 children. receive the Sacrament, and fast three days, or one day in each of three On the 25th inst, the Bishop of Peterborough reopened Deene Church weeks. They must likewise visit three of the principal Chapels of restored at the sole cost of the Countess of Cardigan. Upwards of 100 Dublin, which are named, and pray for the peace, tranquillity, and of the Clergy of the Diocese entered the Church with the Bishop triumph of the Holy Catholic Church.

in procession from the rectory singing “Onward, Christian Soldiers, Maisemore Church, near Gloucester, has been reopened by the Bishop. and the Church was crowded to excess. The alms amounted to £205. The Church is dedicated to St. Giles, the patron saint of cripples, and it After the Service a luncheon was given by the Countess of Cardigan to stands some four miles from the city. In the Church there were traces upwards of 300 guests at Deene Hall

. It should be mentioned that the of the Saxon, Norman, and Early English styles of architecture; the fall of the altar cloth is of costly point lace, presented by the Countess Puritans added pen-pews and the preacher's hour-glass. But all was

of Cardigan. The altar tomb, to the memory of the late Earl of decaying and tumbling when a year ago the Rural Dean suggested a

Cardigan, is in course of erection in the transept, and will be of surrestoration. One of the Episcopal estates is in the parish, and the passing beauty when completed. The east window is filled with stained Bishop gave £200 to the fund. The restoration has cost £1,500, and the glass to his memory. Church is now one of the handsomest village Churches in the Diocese. A few days ago Cardinal Berardi laid the first stone of the monument The Bishop of London appears determined to make himself acquainted of the Church of Sin Pietro in Montorio, on the Janiculum. The

commemorative of the "Council of the Vatican,” to be erected in front with the working of the Church at the East-end of London. About a week ago he personally inducted the new Rector of Stepney. On Sunday deposit of coins and a plate bearing this inscription :-“ An.

Cardinal, who was robed in pontificals, placed under the stone the usual evening he was present at Evensong at St. Jude's, Whitechapel, and MDCCCLXIX. Tridie Idus Octobrij. Ego Joseph tituli SS. Marcellini preached to a large congregation. On the morning of Sunday, the 14th, et Petri, S.R.E. Presbyter Cardinalis Berardi, de mandato SSmi. Dni. he intends preaching at the Parish Church of St. Mary, Haggerstone, Nostri Pii Papæ IX. hunc lapidem auspicalem benedixi memoriæ columnæ and he has undertaken after Christmas to deliver six Lectures on the B. Petro Apostolorum Principi dicatæ erigendæ in memoriam Concilii Evidences of Christianity, on consecutive Thursday evenings, in the Ecumenici pro die octava Decembrij ejusdem anni indicti.” The cereParish Church of Stepney.

mony was attended by many of the Bishops who had arrived for the Mr. Gladstone, in reply to a remonstrance he had received from the Council, by the corps diplomatique, and a crowd of distinguished Hon. and Rev. E. V. Bligh, on his nomination of Dr. Temple to the See foreigners, including the Duke and Duchess of Parma and the Count of Exeter, says:-"Your candour induces me to suggest that you might and Countess de Girgenti. relieve your own mind in some considerable degree by a perusal of Dr. Temple's sermons, or some of only the first among them on Good Friday.

The Choir says:- It will be gratifying to the friends of Church music, I do not learn that the highest and most responsible authorities of the that two at least of Mr. Gladstone's Episcopal appointments are likely

to add to the Right Reverend Bench men who are not only lovers of the Church are dissatisfied with the nomination of Dr. Temple. At the same time, I do not seek to transfer to them any portion of the responsibility Bishop-designate of Carlisle, and the Venerable Lord Arthur Hervey,

art, but are practically acquainted with it. We refer to Dean Goodwin, which belongs entirely to myself.”

Bishop-designate of Bath and Wells.. Both these gentlemen have long A Rugby boy writes to his father about Dr. Temple's appointment:- been known as warm supporters of the choral unions in their respective “My dear Papa,- I suppose you have heard the news about Dr. Temple. Dioceses ; and the Dean of Ely has frequently written letters on Anglican It has been received just as if he had died. Three of the masters cried chanting and other questions relating to the Choral Service, which have when they told their forms of it, and our master observed that we might appeared in our coluinns or those of our contemporaries. The appointever be proud of saying that we have been under Dr. Temple. I shall ment of such a Bishop to the See of Carlisle is more especially a matter not care a bit for the school with a new master, no more will any one. I of satisfaction ; and can hardly fail to have an important influence on the feel sure that there was not anybody in the school who ever disliked him. spread of Choral Services in a quarter where

they are at present few and We cannot ever possibly have another anything approaching to him. I far between. would not mind only having 108. a term all the time I'm here if he would

Dr. Temple has addressed a letter to the Rural Dean of East, in the come back.”

Diocese of Exeter, in which he remarks :-"I regret very much the We rejoice to hear that it has been determined by the Clergy of the anxiety and excitement described by the memorialists as caused by my Rural Deanery of Stepney and Spitalfields to make a special effort in the nomination to the Bishopric of Exeter, and I should be glad if I coulă way of more frequent Services and Sermons in the weeks preceding the rightly do anything to allay these feelings. But to allow that a Bishopsolemn season of Advent. A sub-Committee, comprehending men of designato, or a Rector-designate, or any other person appointed to office such various shades of opinion as the Rev. Joseph Bardsley, and Rev. C. in the Church, should, after nomination, be liable to be called on to make F. Lowder, has drawn up a circular to be issued to each Clergyman in declarations other than those required by the law, would seem to me to be the Rural Deanery. It is proposed to inaugurate the Services with a so serious an infringement of the lawful liberty guaranteed to all Ministers Celebration at the Parish Church of Stepney, on Thursday, Nov. 10, at of the Church of England, that I really dare not take the responsibility 9 a.m. Dr. Vaughan has been asked to address the Clergy on the of giving it a sanction in my own case. My regret at being driven to occasion.

this decision is much diminished by the confidence that I feel that The Bishop of Rochester held a Visitation of his Clergy on Friday personal intercourse will rapidly dissipate most of this uncomfortable morning at Stratford. In his Charge he announced that he was about feeling, and that the result to be desired will come of itself, though I to hold a series of Conferences of Clergy and Laity in the various large am not at present able to hasten it." towns of his Diocese, in order that matters of importance to the Church The Rev. R. T. West, of St. Mary Magdalene, Paddington, speaking might be thoroughly considered. It was also his intention to establish a

at a branch meeting of the E.C.U. last week said he was not a Ritualist * Bishop of Rochester's Fund,” with a view to the aid of those parishes himself, but he liked to give liberties to others. It seemed that the which had been transferred to his Diocese from the See of London. He greatest Ritualism prevailed amongst those who denied it. What was strongly recommended the adoption of the offertory, more frequent Ritualism but a degree? Was it Ritualism to leave the reading desk when Services, and particularly more frequent Celebration of the Holy Com- they were about to preach the Sermon, go round to the vestry, change munion.

their surplice for a black gown, and then when the Sermon was finished At noon on Friday the remains of the fourteenth Earl of Derby were change it again for the purpose of going inside the altar rails ? Ritualists laid in the new family vault, at St. Mary's Church, Knowsley: The did not think of doing that; they wanted things to go on without so remains of the deceased earl were enclosed in three coffins, the first much moving about. (Laughter.) The Rev. gentleman argued that formed of oak grown upon the estate ; this was enclosed in a lead coffin there were few people who were not Ritualists in one way or another. of unusual strength and weight, bearing upon the top of the lid, a He added that he should be the last to force upon a congregation a mode coronet, and in the upper panel the words “ Edward Geoffrey, 14th of conducting the Services that had the effect of driving them away from Earl of Derby, born March 29, 1799, died October 23, 1869.” The the Church. But Ritualism, so far from being a Clerical movement, was whole was encased in an oak coffin, covered with crimson velvet, with exactly the reverse—it was a lay movement. splendid gilt furniture, and a plate bearing a corresponding inscription

Last week the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol consecrated an addition to that upon the leaden coffin. The daily papers state that the Service to the Churchyard at Hatherop. In the Church the Litany was chanted, was the beautiful Liturgy of the Church without any choral additions."

Hymns were sung, and the Bishop gave a brief, touching discourse. A The Annual Meeting of the Surrey Church Association, with which correspondent of a local paper, referring to the ceremony, says :—"The is incorporated the Bishop of Winchester's South London Church day had been longed for by the neighbours and parishioners, who now hope Extension Fund, was held at Winchester House, St. James's-square, last | that brighter days have dawned on the parish. Some years ago, through,

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