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scriptions, in order to add that most
ecclesiastical feature, a tower, to this
part of the building.
• The estimated cost is 32001., and
the length of time allowed for com-
pletion is sixteen months. The whole
of the works of both buildings have
been contracted for, and each church
is to contain 1200 sittings.

four octagonal pinnacles. The east window is divided into five lights, by four long slender shafts; the head is filled with handsome circular tracery, of a character corresponding with that of the side aisle windows. The coping, string-courses, buttresses, and the mouldings of the doors and windows, are all designed in accordance with the peculiar character of the abovementioned period. The entire cost of the building is estimated at 39601., and it is expected to be completed before the end of next year.

The design of the Dukinfield Church is of a plainer character, and belongs to the style of the 13th century. The body of the church is lighted with lofty laval windows, two in each compartment. The chancel, which is flanked by a vestry on one side and a porch on the other, has a triple window of siunilar character. There is a galilee or ante-chapel at the west end, lighted by five lancets, and capable of holding a large num ber of children. We understand that exertions are now being made by the inhabitants of Dukinfield and the neighbourhood, to raise further sub

Ashby-de-la-Zouch.-The ceremony of laying the first stone of the new Church at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, which was performed by the Earl Howe, took place on Saturday last. The funds for building this church were raised by a subscription, headed by the Rev. Marmaduke Vavasour, M.A., Vicar. A grant of 4501, from the Incorporated Society for Promoting the Enlargement, Building, and Repairing of Churches and Chapels, and 400!. froin the Church Commissioners, secure for ever to the poor of Ashbyde-la-Zouch 600 free sittings.

Wakefield.-The foundation stone of a new Church, to be dedicated to the Holy Trinity, in Wakefield, was recently laid by the Lord Bishop of Ripon, with the customary ceremonial.

HAGGERSTON SUNDAY AND NATIONAL SCHOOLS. On Wednesday last (Sept. 26) the the National Society. The proposed foundation stone of some intended building is intended to accommodate Sunday and National Schools for the 500 children of both sexes, and the district parish of St. Mary, Hagger- schools are to be in connexion with ston, Middlesex, was laid by the Right the National Society. It ought to be Hon. Sir John Cowan, Bart., Lord stated, for the information of those Mayor of London. The site of the who are anxious upon the subject of ground was the free gift of Sir W. F. F. religious education in the principles of Middleton, Bart., the Dowager Lady the Establishment, that previously to Middleton, and Mrs. Caroline Acton; the appointment of the present Miniand the expense of the structure ster, the Rev. P. P. Gilbert, M.A., there (1,2001.) is to be defrayed by volun was, amongst a population of little tary contributions, assisted by the short of 15,000 souls, not a single usual grants from the Treasury and Church-school in existence!

CONSECRATION OF NEW CHURCHES. By the Lord Bishop or WINCHES- expense of the building, which was TER. Christ Church, Old Kent Road. about 5,0001., defrayed from a sum This church, which is a remarkably of money left by a gentleman for the neat and convenient structure, is situa- building and endowment of the church. ted in the parish of St. Giles, Camber- The church contains sitting-room for well. We understand the ground was 1,200 persons, a great number of which given by R. Tunor, Esq. ; and the are free and unappropriated.

By the LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN. New Church at Donisthorpe, Leices tershire. — This very neat country church, built of Hartshorne stone, has been provided, in great measure, by the munificent contributions of those valued friends of our beloved Church, the Misses Moore, of Appleby. These excellent ladies, besides a bell, church clock, and other fittings for the church, gave, in the first instance, 1,5001. towards the erection and endowment of this house of prayer, and are now building at a short distance from the church, a commodious parsonage, for the residence of its future minister. Sir John Brown Cave, Bart., of Stretton-le-field, subscribed 2001.; and C. S. Greaves, Esq. gave an acre of land for the site. The Marquess of Hastings, on behalf of the village of Moira, besides a subscription of 2001., gives a rent-charge of 30l. per year for ever, thus securing a second service and sermon in the church at all times.

BY THE LORD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTer AND BRISTOL. New Church at Stroud.- Towards the endowment of which Dr. Warneford presented the munificent sum of 100 guineas.

By the LORD Bishop of LICHFIELD. New Church at Smithwick. - The church is a very handsome edifice, built of stone, in the form of a cross, containing 800 sittings, 447 of which are free; and is situated near the Blue Gates, on the road between Birming ham and Oldbury. It has been built upon land given by Mr. Unett, and is

endowed by the Vicar of Harborne with the tithes of 800 acres surrounding the church. The cost of this edi. fice is estimated at 3,6001., and is one of the happy fruits of the Diocesan Society.

BY THE LORD BISHOP OF St. Asaph. -The new Church at Greenfield, near Mold, which contains 524 sittings, two-thirds of which are free - the new Church at Brymbo, in the parish of Wrexham—the new Church at Cefn Cychan, near Ruabon-and at Rhyd y Croesan, in the parish of Llansillin, near Oswestry—and completed his interesting labours, by consecrating the new Church recently erected by a liberal individual in the parish of Llanfawr, near Bala.

BY THE LORD Bishop of London. A New Chapel and Burial-ground on® Uxbridge Moor, in the parish of Hillingdon.The chapel, which is a very neat and commodious structure, was built by voluntary contributions, aided by a grant from the Incorporated Society for Promoting the Building of New Churches and Chapels, and is calculated to afford sittings to 400 persons, more than one-half of which are free and unappropriated.

Christ Church, Chelsea.—This new structure, which has been erected at an expense of 4,0001. from the late Miss Hyndman's bounty, has been just consecrated. Lord Cadogan, in the most handsome manner, gave the ground, and built a house for the minister adjoining.

PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS OF THE CHURCH. Reepham.--A Clerical Society has bers and friends of this invaluable been formed in Lincoln, of which the Society have, we rejoice to say, Rev. J. Sutton, of Reepham, has been been making great exertions during appointed Treasurer and Secretary. the last few weeks. Bedford, Hun

Wakefield. — A most influential tingdon, and Bristol, have especially meeting of the nobility, gentry, and signalized themselves; and public clergy, of the West Riding, has been meetings are in progress, to uphold held in the Court House, Wakefield, the paramount interests involved in for the purpose of forming a Diocesan its prosperity, in most of the cities and Association, in aid of building, enlarg towns of England, whilst the parochial ing, and endowing Churches, and pro Clergy, in compliance with the Queen's viding for the repairs of the new gracious Letter, are every where exerections.

horting their flocks, and that most Society for the Propagation of the successfully, to aid the great and good Gospel in Foreign Parts. ---The mem- work.

Lay Union for the Defence of the Established Church.The Church of England, long accustomed to opposition, hostility, and annoyance, from individuals, is now attacked in a different and far more alarming manner. Societies have been formed in all the great towns, in connexion with a Central Association in the metropolis, for the avowed purpose of maintaining a systematic warfare against the religious establishments of the United Kingdom. Various rights and possessions of the Church, hitherto undisputed, are now openly questioned; and, if our national religious establishment is to be preserved, it must be, so far as human agency is concerned, by a system of defence on the part of its friends, as well organized and sustained as the system of attack adopted by its adversaries. The objects of the Lay Union will be, to watch the proceedings and movements of the enemies of the Established Church; to convey to its distant or unsuspecting friends notice of threatented attack or impending danger; to encourage manifestations of attachment to its cause; to devise and suggest means of bringing such manifestations to bear most effectively and opportunely on the public mind; and, as emergency may demand, to combine in defence of the Church the activity and energies of all ranks and classes of its friends. The Society will thus seek to counteract the efforts of those Associations which the assailants of the Church have already formed, and which, by their correspondence with persons similarly disposed throughout the kingdom, have both given great helps and facilities to hostile attempts, and succeeded in creating against the Church a certain apparent amount of popular feeling of the most injurious tendency. These Associan tions, in fact, have arrayed, combined, and put in motion the enemies of the Establishment: the Lay Union will labour to animate and unite its supporters and friends. With this view they appeal to the laity in every part of the kingdom for their cooperation and support; and they will also gladly receive the assistance of the Clergy, either as correspondents, or as subscribers to their funds.

Middlesbro'.-The Bazaar in aid of the new church at Middlesbro', proved extremely prosperous. Upwards of 6001. were taken on the first day, and at the close of the second day, the receipts exceeded 1,0001.

Cinderford./Mr. Charles Bathurst, of Lydney-park, has made the munificent donation of 1,000l, to the Church Building Association, the interest to be applied to the endowment of the new Church at Cinderford, in the Forest of Dean.

St. Sidwell, Exeter.— The Queen has been graciously pleased, by an Order in Council, to confirm the following recommendation of the Church Commissioners, for dividing the populous parish of St. Sidwell, in the city of Exeter, into two districts :-“ Your Majesty's Commissioners beg to represent to your Majesty, that having taken into consideration all the circumstances attending this parish, it appears to them to be expedient that the said parish should be divided into two ecclesiastical districts, under the 21st section of the Act of the 58th George III. ; and that one of the said districts should be assigned to the chapel called St. James's Church, for the purpose of affording accommodation for attending Divine service to the persons residing in the said district, and for enabling the spiritual person serving in the said chapel, to perform all ecclesiastical duties within the district atta ched to the said chapel, and for the due ecclesiastical superintendence of such district, and the preservation and improvement of the moral habits of the persons residing therein. — Church Commission Office, September 3."

Hagley.-At a bazaar, held at the seat of Lord Lyttelton, at Hagley, Worcestershire, in aid of the funds for building a new church, the sum of 14501. was raised.

Royal MUNIFICENCE.—The Queen Dowager has forwarded, through the medium of the Countess of Lichfield, a variety of fancy articles, in needlework, and other tasteful specimens of female ingenuity, towards the fund now raising for the endowment of a church at Stafford, for which a faney bazaar was to be held in that city on Wednesday and Thursday.

POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

DOMESTIC. The proverbial dulness of the past month in the political world has been somewhat enlivened1. by a meeting of the tag-rag-andbobtail classes in Palace Yard, where congregated “a beggarly account of empty heads;"—2. by three incendiary letters from O'Connell;43. by a punchinello exhibition of that small agitator, O'Connor, or red Fergus;and 4. by a complimentary visitation from our old friend Leopold, and his queen. We are happy to say the funds have not declined.

West Indies.-In Jamaica, Barbadoes, St. Lucia, and Dominica, the lately freed labourers have, almost universally, refused to work on any terms. They must starve, therefore, or plunder. To obtain which happy alternative, England has been wheedled out of twenty millions sterling! The West Indian says:-“ With deep regret we find that the boon of freedom which has been extended to the labouring population of Barbadoes has not been attended with the very favourable results which many persons anticipated. Idleness, that fruitful parent of crime, has evinced itself in some places to an alarming extent, and its certain follower, a lawless and discontented feeling, has not been slow in making its appearance."

ST. LUCIA AND DOMINICA. — The greatest fears are entertained of some sudden explosion in the island of St. Lucia in consequence of the total emancipation of the negroes ; they are too lazy to work even for their own support, and they prowl about at all hours of night and day, committing the most scandalous depredations on their late masters' premises and plantations. The inhabitants are in no way reconciled to the English philanthropy, as they consider it necessary tu go about armed with cutlasses for self-protection.

Other local papers speak with equal despondency.

CANADA.-Some of the rebels have been executed, and others transported: the country is tolerably quiet, but the

North-Eastern Boundaryquestion again begins to be warmly agitated.

Van Dieman's Land. -Accounts from Van Dieman's Land state, that the bush-rangers were again becoming very troublesome, and causing great alarm by their violent outrages.

Cape of Good Hope.-It appears by recent arrivals from the Cape, that the large party of boors who, dissatisfied with the colonial sway, had emigrated with all their families and goods into the interior of Africa, and who had been defeated with great slaughter by some of the savage native tribes, continued to suffer the utmost miseries and privations. The governor, anxious to preserve them from total destruction, had addressed a proclamation to them, inviting them to return within the colony, and resume their domiciles and avocations.

Spain. - There is no late intelligence from the armies in Spain, but the news from Madrid exhibits in a very striking manner the unsettled and unfavourable state of public affairs, and the apprehensions which are so justly, and begin to be so generally, entertained for the stability of the existing usurpation.

The decisive victory of the king's troops has struck terror into the rebellious mercenaries of the usurpers ; and all right-thinking individuals look to the establishment of Charles V. on the throne of his ancestors, as the only panacea for the troubles of Spain.

FRANCE.—The festivals and congratulatory fêtes on account of the birth of the Count de Paris, still occupy our neighbours.

The other news from Paris is of no interest, with the exception of the affair of Louis Buonaparte, which, slight as its origin may appear, seems to threaten serious consequences. In fact, Europe has been at peace for three-and-twenty years ; and that, as the world goes, is a very long time.

ITALY. The splendid ceremony of the coronation at Milan is over; and those who read the accounts of its celebration will, we have no doubt, be

struck by the painful contrast it affords to that of the enthronization of our own fair queen.

In the other parts of Europe, and in the East, we hear of wars and rumours of wars of the marching and countermarching of troops, and concentrating of armies in different frontier points, all of which proclaim an unsettled state of public feeling. In the Nuremburg Correspondent, indeed, the following paragraph seems to indicate that, at least as far as England

is concerned, the “piping time” is over :

Vienna.—“ Very important news has arrived here from the East. It appears that region is likely, before all others, to become the theatre of the contest of European interests in a short time, and this struggle may be serious (sanglante.) War between England and Persia is declared ; the causes of this recent event are well known."

UNIVERSITY, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND PAROCHIAL

INTELLIGENCE.

TRIBUTES OF RESPECT. Rev. C. D. CHARLTON.--The inbabitants of Rickmansworth, Herts, have lately subscribed the sum of 100 guineas, for the purpose of presenting a tribute of respect to the Rev. C. D. Charlton, M. A. upon his leaving that parish.

Rev. J. Wood.—The congregation of Christ Church, Bradford, have presented the Rev. Joshua Wood, their late Curate, with a purse containing upwards of fifty sovereigns.

Rev. W. B. MARSDEN.—The Rev. W. B. Marsden, M. A., late Curate of St. Thomas's, Pendleton, has been presented with a piece of plate, by several of the congregation of that Church, as a mark of esteem and approbation of his conduct and ministerial services during the period of his Curacy.

Rev. R. BATEMAN.—A beautifully-chased silver salver and cup has been presented to the Rev. R. Bateman, Rector of Stilton, Dorset, as a testimony of the love and respect of his parishioners.

Rev.J. N. HARWARD.—The Rev.J. N. Harward, the respected Pastor of Bromsgrove, has been presented by fifteen individuals with the handsome sum of 591. 8s. for the purchase of a piece of plate as a testimonial of respect.

Rev. E. SNEYD.—An elegant silver tea-kettle and stand, value fifty guineas, were, on Saturday evening week, presented to the Rev Edward Sneyd, Perpetual Curate of St. Margaret's, Durham, by his parishioners and other individuals, in testimony of their high regard for him as a christian minister, and of their regret at his approaching removal to another, and a distant parish.

Rev. G. GUNNING.—The parishioners of Farnborough, Somerset, have testified their high respect for their exemplary pastor, the Rev. George Gunning, on his retirement from the parish, after a residence of fifteen years, by presenting him with a handsome piece of plate.

Rev. C. Nicholson.—The Rev. Charles Nicholson, Curate of Radcliffe, has been presented by the parishioners attending the church, with a full set of canonicals, as a token of their appreciation of the labours of his ministry. Three years ago the congregation of the parish church, Warrington, presented the same reverend gentleman with a valuable piece of plate and a purse of gold.

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