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A new Church has been opened by licence (not consecrated) in the and All Hallows is to be taken down, except the tower, which is to be rising watering-place of Westward Ho, North Devon, Diocese of Exeter, maintained. the Bishop preaching on the occasion.

The organ given by the Rev. Thomas Baily Wright, the late Vicar of At an Early Celebration of the Holy Communion at Christ Church, Wrangle, in 1827 to the Church, having been restored by his family and Newgate-street, on the 20th ult., upwards of 150 Bluecoat boys received friends, was reopened on Sunday, the 27th of March. Mr. G. M. Holtheir First Communion from the hands of the Clerical masters.

dich not only with great liberality has done the work, but he kindly We regret to hear that the Archbishop of Canterbury's progress to played and led the choir on the occasion. convalescence rather disappoints the sanguine hopes of his friends, and At the ensuing Hereford Festival an oratorio will be performed on the that he is about to remove for change of air and scene to the Continent. first evening in the Cathedral, which is now lighted with gas. This will

Mr. Brewin Grant, a Congregational Minister for many years at Ceme- be the first evening performance in a Cathedral during the 150 years tery-road Chapel , Sheffield, was on Sunday admitted into the Church at that the Festivals of the Three Choirs have been held at Worcester,

Hereford, and Gloucester, St. Luke's, Sheffield, in the presence of a crowded congregation. An address has been presented by the students of St. David's College, London Docks,) will preach in the open air in fourteen different parts of

On Good Friday afternoon the Rev. C. F. Lowder, (of St. Peter's, Lampeter, to the Rev. Dr. Hughes, Bishop-Elect of St. Asaph, congratu- his parish on "the " Way of the Cross.” Hymns and Litanies will also lating him on his appointment.

be sung in procession. Immense good resulted from the open air The R. C. Chapel at Chorley, Lancashire, was broken into on Thursday preaching last Good Friday. night and an iron chest, weighing 1 cwt., was stolen. The chest contained two silver chalices and other things used in the Service.

“A Berkshire Rector," writing in the Church Review, remarks " that

Catholic Clergy are not like Protestant doctors. The latter are always In the Spanish Cortes a vote of censure has been passed, by 78 votes willing to help each other in sickness or trouble ; the former would often against 75, on the Minister of Public Instruction, for intending to sup- allow the Mass to be given up in a neighbouring parish rather than spare press religious instruction in schools.

one of, perhaps, the assistant-Curates from a function.'” The south aisle of St. Nicholas' Church, Great Yarmouth, is to be re- The Rev. John Venn, Vicar of St. Peter's, with St. Owen's Rectory. opened on April 28th. The Bishops of Rochester and Colombo will Hereford, has resigned his Living, after holding it for 37 years. It is in preach on the occasion.

the gift of Simeon's Trustees, and is valued at £413. Mr. Venn is a Mr. Gilbert Scott is preparing plans for the restoration of Exeter Prebend of Hereford, and has been a leading member of the “ EvanCathedral. Mr. Scott is opposed to the removal of the old screen which gelical" party. was built five hundred years ago by Bishop Grandisson.

At a vestry meeting in All Saints' parish, Cambridge, it was resolved At St. Paul's, Wilton-place, throughout Holy Week, the Services will to accede to the wish of the representatives of Kirke White's family, and be almost continuous from morning till night. On Good Friday, from place in St. John's Chapel the Chantrey tablet which was given by the twelve till three o'clock, the Three Hours will be preached by Father late Dr. Booth to All Saints' parish, in which the poet was buried, the Grafton.

Church in which it was first erected having been taken down some years The Hon. and Rev. Adelbert Anson, M.A., is the new Vicar of Dudley. ago, since which time the tablet has been in private hands. He is a younger brother of the Earl of Lichfield and Major Anson, M.P., The Bishop of Lincoln has addressed a letter to the Clergy and Churchand is (the Birmingham Post understands) about to be married to a wardens of Stamford urging upon them the duty of introducing into their daughter of the Bishop of Rochester.

Churches the Weekly Offertory. As the letter is the same in substance as The Dean of St. Paul's preached on Friday at the Chapel of King's in his Diocese, and

which we printed at the time, it is unnecessary to

his Lordship sent some weeks ago to the Churchwardens of another parish College, Strand, on the alleged antagonisin between science and Scripture. He held that religion had nothing to fear and everything to gain

reprint it now. from the progress of science.

The Church Times notes as a curious coincidence that there are three The Bishop

Lincoln held his last Ordination in the Parish Church well-known persons simultaneously bearing the name and style of Dr. of Sleaford, and on arriving at the altar his Lordship found the elements

Vaughan"- -one an Anglican, one a Roman Catholic, and one a Dis. for the Holy Communiou placed on the Holy Table. He called the senter ; but what makes the coinc'dence more striking is that all three Assistant Curate to him and ordered them to be removed.

are inveterate scribblers on theological matters, and that not one of them

has even a rudimentary acquaintance with the science of divinity." The Bishop of Exeter has engaged to preach at the reopening of St. Nicholas and St. Faith Church, Saltash, on the 25th of April ; and at

Some remarkable stories are (says the Oswestry Advertiser) a float the reopening of St. Eneder Church, on the 3rd of May. Both Churches respecting a recent Episcopal appointment. Each of the Reverend have undergone partial restoration.

gentlemen whose names were canvassed in connection with the event A deputation of residents from the locality of South Kensington deep mourning border, and, in each corner, a Bishop's mitre reversed,

has received, by post from the city, a lawn pocket handkerchief, with a having waited upon the Bishop of London to urge the advisability of with the motto “ Paradise Lost” encircling it. thoroughly Protestantising the Established Church were received, the Kensington News says, “ with something like impatience by his Lordship." The Rev. W. H. Pullen, Minor Canon of Salisbury, has apologized to

So far from the Bishop-designate of Chichester being a supporter of the Dean for his recent conduct in reading a protest in the ChapterMr. Gladstone's Irish Church policy, it is said that he spoke against the house ; and admits in a letter to the Dean, with regret, that there are disestablishment of the luish Church at several public meetings, and passages in his recent pamphlets on the Cathedral question the tone of voted against Mr. Gladstone at the last general election.

which he cannot defend. Both pamphlets are withdrawn from circula

tion. Canon Liddon writes that should any change be made in the Athanasian Creed he should feel it his duty to reconsider his position as a Clergyman the part of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson, M.A., a former Curate of Ken

Preference of the surplice before the black gown for preaching, on of the Church of England. I should feel, “ Non hæc in federa veni : sington, is giving anxiety to weak-minded parishioners of St. Peter's, this is not the Church into which I was ordained.”

Pimlico, who seem to think that to omit a change of vestments during The Rev. Chancellor Harington has intimated his desire to give a a continuous Service is something akin to the wearing of a scarlet second sum of 5001. towards the restoration of Exeter Cathedral, in petticoat.— Kensington News. memory of his sister, and also to erect a stained glass window in the east end of the Lady Chapel.

Dean Stanley publishes in Macmillan, with an intimation of his general

approval, a paper which he received some time back from a Clergyman The new arrangement for free admissions to Westminster Abbey suc

in the south east corner of England, advocating the appointment of a ceeds well. The first day between 1,100 and 1,200 persons availed Church Council of Clergy and Laity to whom disputed points might be themselves of the privilege. There was perfect order. Many had never referred, so as to frequently prevent the necessity of an appeal to the seen the Abbey before.

Courts of Law, Our readers will be pleased to hear that the Rev. N. Woodard, who,

Dissenting Chapels of the old school (says the Choir), with their tiers as the Times says, has been principally concerned in founding the of galleries, have often been likened to theatres ; but at Hantly, in remarkable middle class schools on a large scale, in connection with the Staffordshire, we understand that the theatre which is shortly to be Church of England, has been appointed Canon of Manchester.

pulled down to make way for a new and handsome structure was in Colonel Elphinstone, the promoter of the suit against the Rev. Mr. reality a Methodist Meeting-house, the only alteration made on its Purchas, is dead. Some of the papers state that the case, which is on change of tenancy being the erection of the stage. appeal to the Privy Council, will now drop; but as the deceased was only a tool in the hands of the Church Association, we believe this will tion in Exeter, on Tuesday, said the thing chiefly worth fighting for was

The Bishop of Exeter, at a meeting of the Diocesan Board of Educanot be the case.

that religious instruction should be given by the schoolmaster. He The scheme of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for uniting the con- thought it better that they should come to a compromise on this matter, tiguous Benefices of All Hallows Staining, and St. Olave, Hart-street, in and that they should use the Bible for religious instruction in these the City of London, is published. St. Olave is to be the Parish Church, I schools, but no distinctive formulary.

The following licence has been formally given ly the Bishop of Win- cated to St. Luke. At eight o'clock a.m. the Bishop of Lichfield celechester :—“I, Samuel, by Divine permission Lord Bishop of Winchester, brated the Holy Communion in the temporary Church, and at the eleven do give my permission to Edward Cecil Hertslet to read the Lessons in o'clock Service there was a large gathering of Clergy and Laity, the the Parish Church of Richmond, Surrey.-(Signed) S. Winton.” Bishop and Clergy entering the Church in procession, chanting the 84th

A Mission is being held in the Diocese of Winchester. It commenced Psalm. His Lordship preached from St. Luke i. 37; and in the course on Monday morning, with a Celebration in the Cathedral at 7.15, at of his Sermon bore testimony to the love cherished throughout the which about 130 persons were present. A correspondent writes to us

Diocese for his predecessor. The offertory was £135. that at the Evening Service at the Cathedral “ there was a very large and A reredos has just been completed in All Saints' Church, South Lynn, fashionable congregation to hear the Bishop of Winchester, but very few Norfolk. It consists of a centro, having three large panels with smaller poor people.”

ones between them, carved canopies, and pinnacles. The panels are The Bishop of Colombo will, it is believed, resign his See, and will polished alabaster, inlaid with a cross in gold mosaic, and the sacred

Each side of the wall, as high as the accept the Vicarage of Dudley, vacant by the death of Dr. Brown. The monogram in red marble. Bishop of Colombo has been in England for some time, on account of window-sill, is faced with stone, with incised patterns upon it, finished health, and had just received a further extension of three months' leave with a panelled and carved cornice. Above this the whole of the east of absence from his Diocese, to which he was appointed in 1862. wall has been pointed and diapered, relieved by two medallions of St. Bishop Claughton is the younger brother of the Bishop of Rochester.

Peter and St. Paul painted on a gold background. It is rumoured that Simeon's Trustees are about to appoint Bishop Association in the Mackonochie case. It says : -" It was rumoured that

The Spectator throws some light upon the recent flight of the Church Ryan to the vacant Vicarage of Bradford. We are authorised to state the legal advisers of Mr. Mackonochie have since the decision of the that the Rev. Henry Cheetham, the Vicar of Quarndon, has not accepted Lord Chancellor looked carefully into the whole question, and have the Bishopric of Sierra Leone. We have reason to know that, as the advised that gentleman to take no notice of any further proceedings that Bishopric in question is not yet actually vacant, it cannot be strictly may be taken

in connection

with the suit, and to refuse payment of costs offered to the immediate acceptance of any one.--Rock.

on the ground that the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council have no The stained glass window for the East Parish Church of Stirling has power to enforce costs. It was rumoured that counsel for the promoter just been completed. It is a memorial of John Cowane, the founder of were fully cognisant of the dilemma in which their client was placed, the Cowane charitable institutions in Stirling. The under compartments and that that knowledge on both sides was the reason why the case was illustrate the “Six Christian Acts of Mercy.” Above is “ The Sermon not brought on.” on the Mount” and “The Last Supper.” The upper compartments show figures of John the Baptist and St. Paul preaching, the four Evangelists, donation of £10,000, on the condition that no more musical festivals

As the Dean and Chapter of Worcester would not accept his offer of a and Angels.

should take place in the Cathedral of that city, Lord Dudley has made We understand that a copy of the forthcoming "Defence of Holy another offer. His Lordship, writing to the editor of the Worcester Orders in the Church of England, including the Photozincograph of the Journal, says :-" I venture to suggest that the work of restoration be Register of Archbishop Parker's Consecration,” taken from the original carried out in this way. Let the county and city make themselves Register at Lambeth (by Sir H. James, R.E., of Her Majesty's Ordnance responsible, through a committee, for the sum of £5,000 each during Survey, Southampton), by permission of his Grace the Archbishop of the next three years, to which I will add a third £5,000 without any Canterbury, has been presented by the Editor, the Rev. T. J. Bailey, other condition than this, that if this arrangement is not carried out, the B.A., to his Holiness the Archbishop of Syra and Tenos.

opposition to the acceptance of the present offer by the Dean and The Bishop of Oxford has been holding Confirmations in his Diocese, Chapter shall not be pressed.” and the Guardian says the Bishop laid his hands on two candidates at a Two three-light painted and stained-glass windows have just been time; saying, however, the words “ Defend, O Lord, this Thy child,” | erected in the Church of Elton, Hants, viz., one at the east end of the over each candidate separately, and the remainder of the formula with south aisle, in the centre opening of which is the “Crucifixion,” in the one hand on the head of each of the two who knelt before him. He dexter opening the “ Baptisin," and in the sinister opening is the “Resuralso used the word "child" instead of " servant” in every case but one rection of our Saviour." Each group is under a canopy with inscription (that of an old woman), though there were several adults.

at the base. The window adjoining (south) contains in the centre openThe large congregation which flocks to St. John's, Waterloo-road, on ing the “ Nativity,” in the dexter opening the “* Annunciation," and in Sunday evenings to hear Father Ignatius preach do not contribute at the sinister opening the -- Angel at the Sepulchre with the three Marys." the offertory as largely as the Rev. Father thinks they should do. On These are in medallion shapes and mosaic background, with inscription Sunday evening he told them in the course of his Sermon that after at the base. The windows were executed by Messrs. Baillie and Co., 118, clearing expenses there was only sixteen shillings left. Ladies with

Wardour-street, London. rings up to the first joint of their fingers gave threepenny pieces—if he On Wednesday, March 23rd, the Lord Bishop of Ely held a Confirmaknew who put the threepenny pieces in the bags he should go round and tion in the finc old Parish Church of Poddington, Beds. The Service return them.

began at three p.m. with the Litany, read by the Rev. J. Geldart, the It has been ascertained that one square mile in the East-end of Vicer of the parish. The Bishop read the Confirmation Service, and London contains 20,000 children, the most uncared for in the community, then proceeded to confirm 44 candidates. The Bishop gave a very “ receiving no regular instruction "-in fact gutter-children. We com- practical and feeling address, with which the whole congregation seemed mend the above to the serious consideration of the Church Association. deeply impressed, the Church being well filled with worshippers. Of With the large funds at their disposal they surely might do something other

Clergymen there were present the Rev. Wm. Monk, of Wymingfor the spiritual welfare of these neglected ones, then we shonld really toa, Rev. S. J. Lyon, of Farndish, and Rev. M. Pozey, of Bozeat. The believe that they had a zeal for God's glory.

Wymington candidates were afterwards entertained at tea by their A handsome stained window has been placed in the Church of Withy: by their Vicar.

Rector at the Rectory, and the Poddington candidates at the Vicarage combe, Raleigh, by Mr. J. Bell, of Bristol (the designer). It is the gift of J. B. D. Thomas, Esq., of the Parsonage, Withycombe, and Tregoes,

Speaking of the Mackonochie case before the Privy Council the Glamorganshire, and is in memory of Louisa, his wife, who died May English Churchman says :-“ As it does not appear to be generally known 22nd, 1859. The groups represented are the “Good Samaritan,” • Mary what the circumstances were under which the proposed proceedings Magdalene anointing the feet of Jesus,” “the Woman of Samaria cured against Mr. Mackonochie before the Judicial Committee collapsed last of her plague."

Saturday, we will state them. Late on Thursday he filed affidavits by

his three Curates and two Churchwardens, in each of which it was denied, The Tablet is evidently much annoyed with the Rev. E. Husband in the most positive and unequivocal terms, that the paten or chalice is returning to the Anglican branch of the Church, and remarks that-raised above the head, or that any prostrations are made during the whatever Mr. Edward Husband may for a few months have called Prayer of Consecration. These affidavits were in answer to the three on himself, he was never a Catholic at all. To quote Dr. Newman, “ a man which the petitioner relied. In consequence of the filing of the above who did not really hold . whatever the Church then or at any future time, documents, the Counsel for Mr. Martin withdrew the motions which should teach,' never had the indispensable and elementary faith of a had been presented to the Court. Further action will now come, if at all, Catholic, and was simply no subject for reception into the fold of the from his Lordship the Bishop.” Church."

Mr. G. Brooks, as Proctor for the Incumbent and Churchwardens of The present Premier (writes a correspondent of the Church Review) St. Chad, Haggerston, has presented a petition to the Chancellor of the can hardly have the same horror of the task of Bishop-making, which a Diocese, praying him to confirm the introduction by them of a Holy predecessor had. When the present Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol Communion table in the south aisle of the Church. The learned Judge received the offer of his Bishopric from Lord Palmerston, he explained accepted the petition, and decreed a citation to issue. And now comes that he was a Conservative, and might have to vote against the Govern- the extraordinary part of the announcement. Mr. Moore, Proctor, will ment, and that, therefore, the Premier might like to withdraw his offer. oppose the grant of a faculty or licence to confirm the introduction of But the jovial Minister replied, “Come along and have some lunch. the Communion table, on the part of the Church Association! What There is only one thing I have to ask of you-don't die.”

this Association can have to do with the question we cannot conOn the Feast of the Annunciation, Miss Lonsdale laid the chief corner ceive ; this, however, we can confidently assert that not one member of stone of a memorial Church to her father at Derby, which is to be dedi- ' the Association will ever attend the Church at early morn to receive the The only

Blessed Sacrament before he break his fast, or go there to worship our present complain, but they will by and bye, I am sure, for I myself suffer Blessed Lord present on the altar. As spies some of them may perhaps from it sometimes." go, and so carry away with them a curse instead of a blessing.

A Mission has been held in the Diocese of Norwich, the proOn Sunday afternoon Canon Liddon preached for an hour and a-half moters of which wish it to be distinctly understood that it in no at St. James's, Piccadilly, on the subject of Prayer. “We must bear in way resembled the recent Mission in London.” And in one sense, mind (he said in conclusion) that some particular boon can never be the a correspondent informs us, it certainly did not. The London sole object of prayer. Prayer is the Communion of man with bis Mission was attended by thousands of worshippers—men, women, boys, Maker-a satisfaction and a blessing in itself, not involving necessarily and girls, going to Church really to join heartily in the success, the desire to get something out of the best-beloved of man's friends, but whereas the Norwich Mission was a miserable failure. shown in the Jubilate as much as in the Litany, while to sapplement Church where the Mission was in any way a success was at St. Lawrence, the deficiencies of his praise or his petition he knows that before the face Norwich, which the Record designates "a notorious Ritualistic outpost.” of the living God he has an intercessor in the Son, who ever pleads for of the Services at this Church, the Bury Post says:—“During last week, man, and who has Himself in His agony in the garden taught that the occasion of the Church's Call,' the Rector, the Rev. E. A. Hillyard, prayer is no inactive thing, but real struggle, real work—a work which, at a conference of working men, proposed holding such a Service in if resolutely done, will when the night cometh, and the sun of life is St. Lawrence Church after the usual Services as should meet their views. setting, stand a source of hope and consolation amid a thousand regrets Accordingly, on Sunday afternoon, at half-past three, the Church was of wasted time and misdirected energy."

crowded with working people. The Service provided was remarkably The Bishop of Toronto has now in the press an exceedingly interesting simple—as simple as that conducted in many Dissenting places of worship. contribution to the annals of the Colonial Church at large, but especially It comprised the singing of two psalms by the whole congregation, the to the Canadian branch of it. It is a Life of the late Bishop Strachan, reading

of a portion of Scripture (selected by a committee of working probably one of the most remarkable men the Colonial Church has ever men), the Lord's Prayer, an extempore prayer, and an able extempore produced, and who in the vast power he exercised over both Church and discourse, and lasted barely an hour. There was no form or ceremony; State for many years in his adopted country resembled more the great that our Church Services are too long for the working class, so he has

Mr. Hillyard did not even put on his surplice. Mr. Hillyard is of opinion Ecclesiastical politicians of the middle ages than a nineteenth century Bishop. The present Bishop is singularly qualified to execute the labour adopted this plan to get them to attend a place of worship.” of love which he has now almost completed. He was the late Bishop's The New York Church Journal copies the following unique anfavourite pupil, then his confidential friend and adviser, his Chaplain, the nouncement from the columns of the Berkshire (Mass.,) Courier :Principal of his Divinity School, and his Archdeacon. All his prede- “The Ladies' Aid Society of the Episcopal Church of North Canaan, cessor's papers have been placed in his hands, so that few biographers will hold a festival on Thursday evening, Feb. 17th, and besides the have had such excellent opportunities of doing full justice to their sub- oysters, cakes, coffee, and chicken fixings usual on such occasions, there ject. It is hoped that the work will be published about Easter.

will be enacted by the Canaan opera troupe (whose fame has been In his Pastoral, Father Lowder says :-" Especially let us endeavour to spread abroad aforetime) the improved and enlarged edition of the

musical burletta entitled Bombastes Furioso. Mr. W. B. White has consecrate Good Friday to the solemn contemplation of His Crucifixion, been engaged as chief violinist, and any of the guests disposed to by Whom alone we can attain eternal life. Spend as much as possible linger after supper, may have an opportunity to disport themselves in of that Holy Day in Church. For the sake of your neighbours, accompany us if you can in the solemn procession, by which we shall endea- the Courier is published in Great Barrington, the phase of Churchman

the intricacies of the mazy." As North Canaan is in Connecticut, and vour to bring home to them the lessons and warnings, which Jesus has ship indicated by this announcement, is of the hazy, debateable sort left us in the painful Way of the Cross, and to preach in the streets and peculiar to the border. We thought we understood the relation of fairs highways the story of a Saviour's dying love. Neglect not, I pray you, the opportunities for making a good Confession before Easter, that with

to the Voluntary Principle, but were hardly prepared for Bombastes pure hearts and peaceful consciences you may be fitted to enter into the

Furioso and the intricacies of the mazy.” No doubt the Ordinary of

the Diocese of Connecticut shares our disgust. joys of our Easter Festival, and to kneel at the Holy Altar, where He, on that most glorious of all Sunday Mornings, will graciously impart to Kip, speaking of Church Fairs, said :—"As a principle I do not believe

Apropos of this the New York Churchman informs us that Bishop us His own Risen Life. Let me persuade you to keep with devotion the in them any way. But very objectionable are those scenes when the whole Easter Octave, that having joined in the mourning of Lent, we

festival degenerates into a ball or when the laws of the state are openly may rejoice together in our Blessed Lord's Resurrection.”

violated, and raffles and lotteries are offered to the visitors. The whole " A Herefordshire Incumbent,” writing in the Times, says:—“There of this system is sinful and has been practised to an extent which has undoubtedly exists an irreligious as well as a religious fanaticism, and brought disgrace upon the cause of religion.” one at least as violent in its manifestations. It is a matter of notoriety that many men of education and undoubted sincerity have brought them is becoming less and less calm. The Orientals are very restless. No

The Times Roman Correspondent writes :—“The atmosphere of Rome selves to regard every form of Christianity with extreme dislike, and, wonder. The giant said to be buried alive under Etna had every right both by their writings and by the exercise of their influence in every

to turn in his bed if he could. The Chaldeans—Siro-Caldeans they possible way, endeavour to overthrow and undermine it. That these ought to be called —have appealed to the French as protectors of the persons constitute the pith and strength of the great Secularist party on the education question, few who know them will be inclined to deny. East

, stating in express terms that their Bishops here have been bought Is it not intolerance to proscribe the teaching any form of Christianity, I must vote as they are bid, and do as they are bid, or they will suffer for

This can only mean what all the world knows that their Bishops whatever it may be, in schools provided by the professors of that form, | it. The French Government, however, has promised to take them under so long as its tenets are not forced upon any, and good secular instruction its care, as well as the Armenians. The latter are now pushing their is provided for all the children who attend them? What would have quarrel 'into Rome itself, taking courage possibly from the presence been the state of education among the poor save for the efforts of Church of a Turkish Envoy, Rustim Bey, a man of Italian extraction. There men during the last quarter of a century? Is it too much to hope that is an Armenian convent here, not far from St. Peter's. Last Thursday or the justice in store for Ireland may be extended to this country, and that Friday the Pope sent a Monseigneur to make an official or ó apostolic' something like an acknowledgment of tenant-right and compensation visit.' The Armenians refused to admit him, said the convent was their for improvements may find place in the treatment of Churchmen evicted under the new standard of criminality ?

own property, and that no one had a right to enter. The Pope sent

Monseigneur again, this time, it is said, with a “thundering' letter. The A correspondent in the Exeter Gazette calls attention to the disgraceful Armenians sent him back again with his letter. They then betook themstate of Littleham Church. He says :—"I have some dear friends, selves to the Turkish Envoy, who declined to enter into the religious like Mrs. Admiral Nesham, Mrs. Agassiz, and others lying in Littleham question, but was here, he said, to protect his master's subjects, and would Churchyard ; and whenever I am sojourning at Exmouth, I make a point do so. It appears that the question is not a new one, having occurred of attending the afternoon Services at Littleham Church, and visiting before at the American Monastery in the island of St. George, near their graves. Accordingly, last Sunday afternoon week, I went to Little Venice. The ill-disposed are hoping to see the Turkish flag flying over ham Church; but I had not been in it five minutes before I experienced the convent here within sight of St. Peter's. In this instance the Papal a most peculiar sensation, the like of which can only be felt in a Charnel interference had been provoked, or precipitated, by an awkward incident. house, or an ill-ventilated grave vault. For several days subsequently On Wednesday, in the Via Giulia, the long straight street leading from I felt the dire effects of the stench and dampness of the Church. "In my the suspension bridge to the back of the Farnese Palace, the police were walks I happened to meet one day an official of the Church, and remons- sent to arrest an Oriental Priest who had been going about expressing trated with him on its filthy and dangerous condition. “Well, sir,” in himself freely on the Pope's claim to Infallibility. The Priest made a reply, he said, “ the fact is you are not the only one who bitterly com- stout resistance, and got wounded in the scuffle. His friends ran off for plains of the state of our old Church, and some of our wealthiest help, and found a Bishop of his rite, who came to the rescue, and, seeing parishioners won't come near what they don't hesitate to call your his brother covered with blood, got involved in the dispute, and received offensive old Church. The truth is, sir, underneath the Church are himself a violent blow in the face, which set his nose bleeding. The numerous vaults filled with coffins, and many of the bodies, to my certain police seemed to have relented at the sight, for they allowed the Bishop knowledge, are floating in water, and as the floor of the old Church is to take the Priest into his carriage and drive off, first to the French completely riddled with holes from age and want of repair, the fumes Embassy, where they received advice and consolation, and then to Rustim that arise of course fill the place. The farmers and their people don't at Bey, under whose protection they placed themselves. Next day the Envoy had an audience of the Pope, it is not known with what result. occasion the Bishop of Winchester will preach the inaugural Sermon. It was the day after this unpleasant affair that the Pope, in distributing There will on that day be accommodation for the head master and his the sacred vestments supplied by a religious association, expressed himself family, 14 other masters, and 450 boys. But as about 300, being at prewith so much tact and tenderness on the subject of Oriental rites and sent educated in hired houses in Shoreham, will be moved into these percustoms. Two decrees have appeared, the one beatifying and canonizing manent buildings, only 150 places remain to be filled. Parents, therea Saint, the other recognizing the immemorial worship of one.

fore, wishing to erter their sons, should apply for that purpose, or for CONVOCATION.—The Rev. E. O. Phillips, M.A., Vicar of Aberystwith believe, the first really public school in England, or, perhaps in Europe,

a prospectus, to the Rev. F. M. D. Mertens, New Shoreham. This is, I has consented to be put in nomination for the seat vacant by the eleva- for a class of boys who can only afford to pay about £15 a-year for food tion of the Rev. J. Hughes to the Bishopric of St. Asaph.

and for instruction, and which at the same time is conducted by St. Mary, NEWINGTON.- The Rector and Rural Dean of this parish Graduates, Clergymen, and other well-qualified masters ; as such it has recently nominated for his co-helpers in the district of the Parish invites notice, and friendly criticism which will be thankfully received. Church the three following :- The Rev. G. J. Story, of King's College, For my own part I sincerely trust that it will prove a comfort and a London ; the Rev. Edward Curtis, of St. Alban Hall , Oxford ; and the Rev? blessing to many, and be the means of calling forth

much latent talent for R. J. Roe, of Trinity College, Dublin, M.A.

the public service in Church and State Day schools in large towns are

a necessity, but the truest idea of an English education is to be found in BROMHAM, BEDs.—On Friday the Bishop of Ely confirmed one hundred our public schools where a considerable number of boys live and work and eleven candidates in the Parish Church of this pretty little village. together, and compete in the school and playgrounds in a lawful rivalry. In former times the candidates from the villages around Bedford had to The very small charge made may produce some little difficulty at first, go into the town to be confirmed. But three years since the present and better. The important career on which it is now about to enter will

but every year difficulties will decrease and the school grow stronger, Bishop kindly consented to hold a Confirmation at Bromham, the consequence of which has been a marked improvement both in the number be watched by me with intense interest to my latest day. Let me also and demeanour of the candidates. Since the last Confirmation, the bespeak the interest of your readers for this, the youngest and humblest Church has been beautifully restored, under the direction of Mr. Butter- of public schools. Great things may be done in it if those who have field. The Bishop made a most impressive address to the candidates, benefited by our old public schools will turn a friendly eye towards it. especially insisting upon the duty of early and frequent participation of There are many ways in which it can be served. "Ist. By partially the Holy Communion.

endowing masterships so as to give a better choice of masters. One

sum of £3,000, to be followed, I hope, by other like sums, has already EXTRAORDINARY SCENE IN CHURCH.—At the Parish Church of Stanton been given for this purpose. 2nd. By founding scholarships, open to Fitzwarten, Swindon, North Wilts, on Sunday last, the Incumbent, the competition, or otherwise. 3rd. By endowing professors for special Rev. F. M. Rowden (an extreme Low Churchman), in place of a Sermon studies, such as the Natural Science, Agriculture, School of Design, &c. delivered a long address, commenting upon a letter he had received from On these or any other points leading to the improvement of the plan of the Churchwardens. It appears that the Churchwardens were dissatisfied the schools I shall be happy to be personally addressed at my residence with the way in which the Service was conducted, and addressed a private here, Henfield, Sussex. letter to Mr. Rowden, calling his attention to several points on which it seemed to them that he did not act with becoming reverence, and others the House of Commons on the subject of Suffragan Bishops, when Mr.

SUFFRAGAN BISHOPS.—On Thursday evening there was a discussion in in which he deviated from the rubric. Mr. Rowden, on the following | Gladstone made the following

speech: Sunday, announced his intention of reading the letter in Church. A

With respect to the probable crowded congregation was the result. The Service was conducted in the appointment of Suffragan Bishops throughout the country, which the usual way until after the Communion, when he took off his surplice

and that he had not heard there was any likelihood of the multiplication of

question seemed to assume, he could make no positive statement, except mounted the pulpit in a black gown. He then proceeded to comment such applications. Each application would, of course, be considered on upon the principal points of the letter, stigmatizing the Churchwardens its own merits, and

the Government would expect that the Prelate as tyrannical, and the letter as oppressive, but confessing that he had making it should lay before them the special grounds on which it was not been so careful as he should have been upon one point mentioned- made. As to the funds out of which the salaries of Suffragan Bishops the disposition of the consecrated elements left unconsumed after should be paid, the information of the Government was very limited, Communion. Mr. Rowden said he had continually given way to the because the matter was arranged by the Bishop with the Suffragan, and wish of one of the Churchwardens, who played the organ and allowed music which was against his convictions, out of a desire for peace; but

no demand of any kind would in any case be made by the Prelate having received this letter, in future no music would be permitted except applying for the appointment of a Suffragan on any public fund

whatthe Venite , Te Deum, Jubilate

, and two hymns in the morning ; and the ever, whether funds under the control of that House or of the EccleMagnificat, Nunc Dimittis, and two hymns in the evening.

siastical Commissioners. In reply to the second question, he had to state

that it was not the intention of the Government to propose any alteration PROTESTANT-SPYING INTO CONVENTS.—On the subject of Convent of the law passed in the reign of Henry VIII. In truth the exceeding Visitation the Tablet writes :—“Although the immediate subject of Mr. difficulty of submitting any satisfactory plan to Parliament for the extenNewdegate's proposed enquiry is the status and property of Conventual sion of the Episcopale, combined with the general acknowledgment and Monastic Institutions, yet he took very good care to raise the ques- which Parliament itself had repeatedly given of the needed increase of tion of their internal management as well. An enquiry into their Episcopal assistance, was that which had greatly contributed to lead the means of subsistence is evidently to be supplemented by an inspection of Government to the conclusion that they would best discharge their duty their mode of life. Such briefly are the facts—the view which we take by availing themselves of every means which the present law already of our position is very simple. First, the Catholic institutions of this afforded. They did not, however, take that view of the law indicated country have nothing whatever to be ashamed of; they have nothing in the question by the words “ the selection of such members of the Episto fear from becoming known more completely than they are. So far copal body, being practically vested altogether in the hands of the indias the honour, the freedom, the truth, the charity, the supernatural vidual Archbishops and Bishops.” It was, in the first place, only in a sanctity of the lives, and even the present welfare and cheerful happi- very qualified sense that Suffragan Bishops could be called members of ness of their inmates are concerned, they could court inspection with the Episcopal body, inasmuch as they not only had no seats in Parliainfinitely greater indifference and confidence than the homes of our ment, but no statutable recognition beyond the conferring of the Episgentry or aristocracy. For ourselves, we feel the greatest certainty that copal character and the power to act by delegation. They had besides a public inspection of our Convents would lead to the most complete no jurisdiction, and in the event of the sudden death of the Diocesan overthrow of that blind fanaticisin and bigotry against Convents and the Bishop in each case in which a Suffragan had been appointed, the funcvirginal life which received so rude a shock in the results of the Saurin tions of that Suffragan would lapse altogether, and he would be rendered trial. But this is not the point. The question is, whether we are to incapable of performing any Episcopal act in virtue of his commission as sanction a breach of the independence of every British subject in sound Suffragan. His hon. friend appeared to think that the power of selection mind, which designates his home as his castle ? The question is, whether was in the hands of individual Archbishops and Bishops. That was a we are to allow År. Newdegate and a combined faction of anti-Catholic supposition which was not, however, in the view of the Government, bigots to bring a Parliamentary impeachment against the honour, virtue, quite correct. It was quite true that the names of proposed Suffragans independence, seclusion,

home, and happiness of our daughters, sisters, might be forwarded in order that the Queen might make a selection ; but kinsfolk, and friends? The question is, whether those whose lives are

the Act was not compulsory on the Crown. It was, therefore, in the as dear to us as our own are to be subjected to public and Parliamen- power of the Government, if they saw cause to do so, to require to be tary enquiry, to please, not the friends and relatives, nor the persons to entertain the matter at all in any given case. The Government, there

informed who the persons intended to be proposed were before consenting concerned, nor the Catholic public of these islands, nor even the great mass of our fellow-countrymen, who are at last beginning to understand fore, possessed a control much beyond that which appeared to be implied us; but

to please a faction of the House of Commons and the Society of by the simple stipulation of the Act that two names should be given in Exeter Hall?"

by the person making the application, and that one of those two names

should Þe selected. He wished to add that the question was a very novel Canon WOODARD's SchoolS.—Canon Woodard, in a letter to the one. The expedient of appointing Suffragan Bishops was one on which Sussex Express, says :—"It is proposed to open large portion of the the Government thought it their duty to fall back, under all the circumArdingley School, viz., the principal quadrangle—the head master's stances of the case, and ample ground could, in his opinion, be shown to house —the hall and lecture rooms on the 14th June next, on which 'justify them in having adopted that course."

THE IRISH CHURCH CONVENTION.

that Sheriff Tofts, Mr. Lindsay ...

.... or any four or three of them, At Tuesday's sitting of the Convention the question of the mode of shall from time to time meet together and repair to the several Churches election to the Primacy of Armagh was reopened.

in this city [Norwich] and view the same, and take notice of such It was moved by Mr. Murphy to rescind the resolution of the Arch. scandalous pictures, crucifixes, and images as are yet remaining in the deacon of Connor, to the effect that the appointment should not lie with

same Churches, and demolish or canse the same to be demolished. the Diocese itself, but with the Bench of Bishops. The debate occupied upon this, these new constituted Reformers, relying on the support of the greater portion of the day, a large number of suggestions and amend the soldiers, began to view the Churches. Vestments, both copes ments having been brought forward and rejected; but at length a motion and surplices, together with the leaden cross which had been newly of the Archbishop of Dublin was accepted by a majority of seventy-one Service books were carried to the fire in the public market-place, a lewd

sawn down from over the green-yard pulpit, and the singing books and Clergymen and fifty-six laymen.

“ That on the occurrence of a vacancy in the See of Armagh, the wretch walking before the train in his cope trailing in the dirt, with a Diocesan Synod of Armagh shall send np the names of four Bishops to Service book in his hand, imitating in an impious scorn the tune, and the Bench of Bishops, and that when these are submitted the Bishops usurping the words of the Litany. This parade was on March the should make their choice of the Archbishop of Armagh ; that the Dio- | 9th, at which time the court was then sitting in the Guild Hall, in the cesan Synod of Armagh and the Diocese left vacant by the Bishop chosen i market, and ordered that seven Popish pictures that were taken from S. to the Primacy should each send up the name of a Presbyter to the Bench Swithins, the Angel and four Evangelists taken at S. Peters, and Moses of Bishops, and that out of those two the Bishops shall select one to the and Aaron and the four Evangelists that came from the Cathedral, and vacant See."

some other superstitious pictures, shall be burnt in the open marketAt Thursday's sitting the Convention discussed a proposal in favour of place, this day.” a petition to Parliament, urging that the Commutation date might be altered from the 1st of January, 1870, to an earlier day. Several speakers thought that the presentation of a petition would

Fragmenta et Misce

et Miscellanea. place the Convention in a degrading position; the better plan would be to ask a Conservative member to introduce a motion into the House of VESTMENTS, COPES, &c., TEMP. ELIZABETH.-I. Commons on the subject.

(After the date of the Advertisements.) The subject was resumed on Friday. Mr. W. Barlow Smythe again SIR, -The following excerpts taken from “Extracts from the State moved the adoption of a petition to Parliament asking that the terms Papers" (Church Review)—Nos. 69, 70, and 76—Sept.-Dec. 1867—seem for commutation might be improved. After considerable discussion, the not unworthy of a reprint at the present time. From the first of these motion was withdrawn.

important testamentary notes (A.D. 1566) we may infer, without straining The third chapter of the draft Constitution, concerning the election a point, that copes were then legal at other Services than during “ Celeof Bishops and the appointment of Ministers to cures, was read a third bration” or “Table Prayers "--with all due deference to Sir R. Phillitime, and after considerable discussion, and the adoption of several unim- more. Besides “Vestments” for the Communion office, we have here portant amendments, was passed. It was then agreed that the House, an instance of a cope left for the “maintainance of Divine Service,” and at its rising on Saturday, should adjourn till October, the day to be not for the Eucharistic office only—in a Parish Church. named by the Primate. The House then proceeded to consider the sub- In the second will (1568) we found a bequest to a Sussex Parish ject of finance. The Rev. Mr. Gregg brought forward a proposition to Church of a Vestment for the Communion Service, and also (pace Sir the effect that all money collected be handed over by the parochial Robert) " a fair cope”-not for the Holy Sacrament alone, but for the authorities to the Diocesan Council, and by them to the Treasurers of the Priest to go a Procession in.” Copes for other than Eucharistic offices, Ceutral Fund, in each case distinguishing the sums given specially for copes for Evensong-for processions, as here, &c.-cannot be shown sucdiocesan and parochial purposes, provided that funds to be invested on cessfully to have been illegal in 1568—four years after the Advertisebehalf of diocesan and parochial trusts may, at the option of the donor, ments were issued—but the contrary. Why, therefore, in the absence be managed by the Diocesan Synod, and vested through the intervention of subsequent prohibitory legislation against their maintenance at other of Trustees appointed by them. The proposition was adopted ; as also times than the Communion, are they to be, by a novel construction, another suggestion by Mr. Carden, that it should be lawful for the paro- made to appear unlawful in 1870, when used in the manner referred to. chial authorities to transmit all money collected direct to the Repre- In the third will (1569) we have a legacy to a collegiate Chapel of sentative Body.

(pace Sir Robert again)-“copes, tunicles, albs, and pieces to them belonging-i.e., maniples, stoles, and aurices, the two former of which “ appur

tenances are wrongfully condemned by the late perplexing decision in votes, Literary, Archæological, &c. the Court of Arches.

June 10, eighth year of Elizth, and A.D. 1566. Proved before (Parker] Professor Tyndall's lecture on " Dust” is to appear in French.

Archbishop of Canterbury in London, May 8, 1571. Germany has lost her greatest political economist, Professor Rau, of

Humphrey Colles, Esq., of Beerton, co. Somerset.* Heidelberg.

Furthermore, I will to the Churchwardens of the parish of Corff

, in

the county of Somerset, to the use of the same Church, and maintainance Negotiations are in progress at Berlin with regard to a revision of the of the same Church, and maintainance of Divine Service there, the COPE literary copyright convention between France and Prussia.

of velvet embroidered that my wife lent to the parishioners there, and The English press at Bangkok, in Siam, besides a weekly newspaper all vesTMENTS and other furniture of mine whatsoever the Churchproduces a magazine on Siamese subjects called the Repository, ha: wardens have, meet for the maintenance of Divine Service there. à “ Directory” in progress.

Also, I give and bequeath to the said Churchwardens, for the use and The members of the new sect of the Brahmoo, or Indian Theists, are

maintainance of the ornaments, and reparations of the said Parish Church beginning to appear, of course in small numbers, at the examinations of of Corff, 20s. the Calcutta University.

[Many legacies to poor of various parishes.] A complete Shakespeare Grammar, treating all the points in which his

Executors-Sir Hugh Pawlet, Knight; and Wm. Řowsewill, the phraseology differs from modern usage, is in the press, written by the Queen's Highness' Solicitor-General; and his son John Colles. Rev. Edwin A. Abbott.

A codicil, 16 Oct., 12 Elizth.: "Two other exors. to be joined with Mr. W. W. Skeat is re-editing for the Early English Text Society the my former executors.-- viz., Ames Powlet and Thomas Mallett, Esqs."

A second codicil, 24 Nov., 13 Elizth. curious verse, “Life of Joseph of Arimathea, printed by Pynson, with A third codicil, 17 Dec., 13 Elizth. its account of several miraculous cures wrought at the time of its publication.

March 29, 1568, and 10 Eliz. Proved before Wm. Drury, Doctor of

Law and Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, in In the miscellaneous items of the Athenæum it is stated with deep London, Sept. 2, 1579 (and 21 Eliz.] regret that the fire at Mr. Mavor Watts's printing-office destroyed the Edmund Fford, of Harting within the county of Sussex, whole impression of the fourth part of Mr. Lane's * Arabic Dictionary." The xxix. of March, the year of our Lord a thousand, five hundred, The proof-shects have escaped.

threescore, eight [1568], being the tenth year of the reign of our In reference to the pronounciation of Latin, a correspondent states sovereign lady Elizabeth, by the Grace of God Queen of England, that the old manner of pronouncing the vowels and some of the con

France, and Ireland. sonants of Latin words has been revived in the University of Cambridge,

Item, I give and bequeath to the Parish Church of Harting, towards and, following the high authority of Mr. Munro, the Professor of Latin, the buying of a fair COPE for the Priest to go a' procession in, and a fair the Latin grace on Sunday week' was read in the Hall of Trinity College

VESTMENT to sing Mass in, with my arms and my wife's to be fair very much as it is heard in a Scotch school. The change has also, we

embroidered thereon, and written underneath in a fair scroll, “Ford and hear, been adopted at King's College, and will probably soon become Cheseman,”t or other Ornaments most necessary if the law will not universal. Perhaps the new old method will be required from the com- permit the other, ten pounds. petitors at the next weewa woky examination.—Record. A correspondent sends us the following quotation from “Blomefield's

The arms of Ford were-Azure, three lions rampant, crowned or (crest), a Norfolk,” vol. 3, chap. 29 :-"1644, January 10th.-Committees to view sable and argent, 3 mullets pierced, counterchanged—all within a bordure

rampant crowned or. The arms of Cheeseran were-Per chev emba tuled, the Churches for pictures and crucifixes were appointed, it being ordered l engrailed, ermines (crest ?), a dexter hand holding up a king's crown (?).

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