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These are very plain, but very appalling facts. Ought these things so to be? Let the Church in England distinctly say, No! I venture to suggest and urge on the attention of the clergy and laity of the Church, the absolute necessity of forwarding petitions to the imperial legislature. One may be expected from Upper Canada. The Universities of the land will doubtless take the lead. Let every town and congregation follow the example. We need a bishop. No bishop-no church. Is it right that the Romish Church should have a bishop and priests maintained at the public expense in Upper Canada, where their followers form but a small fraction of the population, and that encouragement should be given to various sectaries in the province, while to our national Church the right and privilege of a bishop should be distinctly refused ? I know we have one bishop in Lower Canada; but is he sufficient to take the Episcopal charge of a country 1400 miles in length, three times the size of England, and containing a population of 1,100,000 souls?
We need assistance in the maintenance of ministers, the restoration of the grant to the “ Society for the Propagation of the Gospel," and an annual grant for clearing portions of the “ Clergy Reserves " for glebes, as the growing wants of the colony require. Let Christian England be reminded, even by every hamlet, of its high and holy duty to provide for the spiritual instruction of its subjects, to the remotest boundary of its possessions. Let all remember, that the evil we complain of is continually increasing. In every petition let the prayer be strongly expressed, that the imperial parliament would forth with proceed to the settlement of the question of the “ Clergy Reserves," --because so long as the subject remains in its present state there can be no peace in the pro
vince,-because the legislative council have unanimously and repeatedly deprecated the agitation of the question in the province, and a large majority in the house of assembly have constantly dissented from the method of disposal proposed by the majority,-and because the imperial legislature alone can definitively decide the question. The public need only read the Act (31 Geo. iii. c. 31, § 35—42) to be persuaded, that to the Clergy of the Church of England alone these lands belong. I am prepared also to show, from the correspondence of the government of the day with General Simcoe, the Lieutenant-Governor of the province, that such was the only construction of the act then thought of. Let no “ appropriation clause" be forced upon us. The bishopric of Sodor and Man was saved by petitions. It was my intention, had I remained in England, to have published, at the opening of the next session of parliament, a form of petition embracing these several objects; but I am persuaded these suggestions will be abundantly sufficient.
In conclusion, may I be permitted to express the hope that some of my brethren in the ministry, who in our personal interviews have exhibited the most lively sympathy in our need, will be led to offer themselves as labourers in this most deserted portion of the Lord's vineyard? How thankful should I be to renew our intercourse in Upper Canada, and to assist them by my experience of the country, in entering on the sphere appointed for their future ministrations! May the great Head of the Church inspire the members of his body here with the spirit of sympathy and love towards his destitute members in our colonies.
William BETTRIDGE, B.D.
London, Sept. 12, 1838. A numerous and highly respectable meeting has been held at the County Rooms, Leicester, for the purpose of establishing an Association for the building, enlarging, and improving of Churches in the county of Leicester.
CHURCH SOCIETIES. Society for Promoting Christian lection at the door was larger than on Knowledge.
any previous occasion, and the comAr the Wrington Society for Pro- pany far more numerous. moting Christian Knowledge, the col
A ta meeting of the Stafford District Committee of the Lichfield Diocesan Church Building Society, the Earl of Harrowby in the chair, donations to the extent of 5651. were made towards replenishing the nearly exhausted funds of the Society; and of 1551. in aid of the erection of parsonage-houses for the new Churches built by the Society. The Shropshire branch of the same Society also lately held a meeting, Sir R. Hill, Bart. in the chair. Archdeacon Bather addressed the meeting with great effect; and upwards of 2821. was received in donations and subscriptions.
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
A MEETING of the friends of this Society has been held in the Town Hall, Manchester; the object of which was that of devising the best means of forming local districts of the towns within the deanery of Manchester, in order to render their cooperation more useful.
A public meeting of the above Society has been held at the Guildhall, Barnstaple, Sir T. Acland, Bart. M.P. in the chair. The collection and new annual subscriptions were very liberal.
A meeting has been held at Canterbury, in behalf of this Society, at Barnes’Assembly Rooms, his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chair.
One of the most influential assemblages ever witnessed in Maidstone, took place lately at Maidstone, in aid of the above Society. The Archbishop of Canterbury presided.
Church Building Society, fc. * Tue Bath and Wells Diocesan Church Building Association, and the Society for promoting the Employment of additional Curates in Populous Places, have had highly important and interesting meetings during the past month. The report of the former is a most valuable document, and we regret that our confined space will not admit of its insertion, at all events in the present number.
A public meeting has been held at Chelmsford, for the purpose of forming an Essex Association, in aid of the incorporated Society for building and enlarging Churches and Chapels. The subscription is already a munificent one, amounting to nearly 20001., the greater portion of which was subscribed at the meeting.
A public meeting has been held at the National School, Bangor, under the presidency of the Lord Bishop, for the purpose of forming a Church Build. ing Society for the above Diocese, and 13821. in donations, and 2451. 198. in annual subscriptions, raised.
Metropolis Churches Fund. The Second Annual Meeting of the Metropolis Churches Fund was held on the 6th of June last. The Committee stated that fourteen churches were either completed or in progress, and that the Fund is pledged to the cost of building, wholly or in part, of twelve other churches in different parishes of the metropolis, making a total of twenty-six churches to be erected from this Fund; which will afford additional provision for 31,200. The Committee lament the falling off of subscriptions for the present year; the amount at the last meeting being 117,4231 2s. 6d., while the present amount, up to the 6th of June, is only 9,9461. 10s. Id.
At the anniversary of the Berkshire Church Missionary Association, at Reading, the collections, together with those made in churches a short time previous, amounted to about 1411. From the annual report, it appeared, that the County Association had last year remitted 9551. 6s. 6d. to the Parent Society.
CONSECRATION OF NEW CHURCHES, &c. BY THE Archbishop of CANTER- street, near Cranbrook. A meeting was BURY.- The new church, which has afterwards held at Taylor's new room, recently been erected at Milkhouse- at which his Grace presided, in aid of the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
BY THE ARCHBISHOP of York.The church which has been erected in the village of Fullwood, by the muni. ficence of Miss Silcock, of Whiteley Wood Hall.
By The Lord Bishop Of Batu AND WELLS.—The church lately erect. ed in the town of Frome.
Burrowbridge church, adapted for the accommodation of 360 persons, most of whom have free sittings.
BY THE LORD Bishop of Chester. - The new church at Eccleston, in the parish of Prescot, built, we believe, solely at the expense of Samuel Taylor, 'Esq., of Eccleston Hall. The church is a neat Gothic edifice, adapted for the accommodation of 600 persons, and is fitted up in the interior in a manner much superior to the great majority of modern churches.
The new church at Harpurley,
built by the Manchester and Eccles Church Building Society, aided by the generous contributions of a few respectable individuals in the neighbourhood.
The chapel at Walkden Moor, near Worsley, which has been recently erected and endowed by the Right Hon. Lord Francis Egerton.
BY THE LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER. — The new episcopal chapel, lately purchased from the Independents, situated at Hart's-hill, near Dudley, has been opened according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England, under a license from the Lord Bishop of the diocese.
BY THE LORD BISHOP OF EXETER. - The new burial ground at Crediton, Devon.
By the Lord Bishop OF LONDON. --The new church at East Doneyland, Essex.
PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS OF THE CHURCH. The first stone of a new church at The earl of Harewood has given the Bury, Lancashire, has been laid by munificent sum of 10001. towards the Lord Stanley, in the presence of an establishment of a Diocesan Associaassemblage of persons amounting to tion for the West Riding of Yorkshire. nearly 4000.
The Rev. J. W. Minton, the esThe foundation stone of the new teemed and much-respected minister church to be erected in the parish of of Darlington, and his brother, have Slebech, in the vicinity of Haverford given the very handsome sum of 20001. west, has been laid by the Baroness towards the endowment of the new de Rutzen, patroness of the living, and church at that place. proprietor of the principal part of the We have to record more munifilands in the parish.
cent donations, in continuation of the The ceremony of laying the founda series which we have observed, on the tion stones of two new churches within part of the Rev. Dr. Warneford, in the the borough of Dudley, has recently cause of our Church. That great betaken place.
nefactor has presented a sum of 5001. The Earl of Stamford and Warring towards the endowment of a district ton has made a donation of 1001. to church at Whiteshill, in the parish of the Church Building Society of the Stroud. The Diocesan Church Buildcounty and town of Leicester.
ing Society have already fixed upon The Marquess of Salisbury has sub- this as one of the places which has a scribed 501. towards the expense of strong claim on their funds. This dobuilding a new church at Barking nation of the Rev. Dr. Warneford has side, Essex.
been preceded by two gifts of 501. Lord Hotham has subscribed 2001. and 100 guineas for the church at towards building a gallery at Leomin- present building in the town of Stroud. ster church.
He has also given four other sums of Sir John Walsh, bart. M. P. has 5001. for similar purposes in different subscribed the sum of 1001. towards parishes. rebuilding the old church of Llanvi The church of St. Thomas, in the city hangel, Wales.
of Salisbury, has been recently repaired. POLITICAL RETROSPECT. DOMESTIC.—By the Quarterly Ac- Governor-General has caused no little count it appears that the increase on ferment; and altogether this country the revenue of the quarter is 655,9101, is by no means in a satisfactory state. The income for the year ended 10th Russia is arming. October, 1838, is 43,628,6831.; and Spain.-King Charles V. is making for the year ended 10th October, most satisfactory progress, 1837, 42,887,6381.; and the increase FRANCE.-The blockade of Mexico 741,0451. In the quarter the chief is about to terminate, in effect it never increase has been in the Excise, existed. 388,4921.; and in the Stamps, 129,224.. The East.–Affairs wear a very In the year there is an increase in the unpromising appearance. The natives Customs of 450,6751., in the Stamps are dissatisfied; the Burmese panting of 174,9221., and in the Post Office of for revenge, and forming alliances 45,2571.; while there is a decrease in with neighbouring powers, for mutual the Excise of 179,4501., and in the protection against English aggression; Taxes of 46,2231.
which means, for the purpose of Rumours have been rife of an im- making war at the first favourable mediate re-assembling of Parliament, opportunity. in consequence of Lord Durham's re- The political aspect of affairs, indeed, signation; but for the last few days throughout the whole world, leads us the political horizon has not presented to fear that a general convulsion is any new feature.
not far distant. Canada.—The resignation of the
UNIVERSITY, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND PAROCHIAL
TRIBUTES OF RESPECT. THE TRIBUTES or Respect to the Clergy, alike highly honourable to all parties, are so much increased in number, that we have been compelled to adopt the following plan of making these gratifying announcements: Name. Place.
Bangor .. £207 12s. 7d.
Worcester. Service of plate. Dewdney, E... Portsea . . .
Hants. .. £80 for plate. Fenn, P. .... Clacton. . . . . Somerset. Silver tea-pot. Field, J. K. ... Taunton . ..
Somerset. Tea service. Grant, A..... Chelmsford . . . . Essex ... Tea service. Gray, R. .... Sunderland . . . Durham. . Splendid Polyglot Bible. Howorth, W... Ipswich. . . . . . Suffolk .. Piece of plate. Hudson, C. ...
Nots .... Salver and tankard. Hutchinson, T.. St. John's, Manchester. Lancaster.
s Complete tea service, four
For candlesticks, and £80. Jackson, H.... Wilbraham . . . . Cambridge. Silver tea pot, M'Ghie, J. P... Portsmouth .... Hants... Tea service. Wood, A.W... Ouseburn . .., York ... Piece of plate.
DIOCESES IN ENGLAND AND WALES.—The following are the number of benefices in each of the dioceses in England and Wales :-Canterbury, 343; St. Asaph, 131; Bangor, 124; Bath and Wells, 441; Chichester, 267; St. David's, 407; Gloucester and Bristol, 535; Exeter, 611; Hereford, 256; Lichfield and Coventry, 606; Lincolo, 1,234; Llandaff, 192; London, 635; Norwich, 1,021; Oxford, 209; Peterborough, 290; Rochester, 94; Salisbury, 386; Winchester, 416; Worcester, 212; York, 891; Carlisle, 127; Chester, 554; Durham, 146; Ely, 149.
NORWICH.—The dean and chapter of Norwich have resolved materially to augment the stipends of the minor canons, and also of the lay clerks in the cathedral.
HEREFORD.—By the demise of the Rev. Job Walker Baugh, chancellor of the late diocese of Bristol, a prebendal stall in Hereford cathedral is become vacant, which will not be filled up.
CORONATION CUSHION.—The Queen has presented to the Bishop of Bath and Wells the cushion on which his lordship knelt at the coronation of her Majesty. It is composed of cloth of gold, richly embossed with velvet flowers, and decorated by gold tassels. It measures two feet and a half square, and has been forwarded to his lordship.
Church OF SCOTLAND.—Her Majesty has subscribed three hundred pounds in aid of Church Extension in Scotland. We trust that her example will be followed by her numerous subjects of rank and fortune who have hitherto delayed sending their subscriptions.
STAFFORD.--Her Majesty 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 fancy bazaar has been held in that city.
ExeteR.-An order in council directs that, at the next avoidance of the see of Exeter, in order to raise the annual income of the bishop to the sum of 50001., in accordance with the plan of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, the annual sum of 34001. shall be paid to him half-yearly, out of the fund provided for the purpose of equalizing the incomes of the prelacy. It is further declared, that the Scilly Isles are in the jurisdiction of the Bishop and the Archdeacon of Cornwall for the time being.
ORDINATIONS.—1838. The Bishop of Winchester will hold his next General Ordination on Sunday, Dec. 16.
The Bishop of Ely will hold an Ordination, in the Cathedral at Ely, on Sunday, December 2; candidates to transmit their papers to the Palace, Ely, by November 1 ; candidates for Deacons' Orders to give immediate notice to the Bishop.
The Bishop of Lincolu's next Ordination will be held at Lincoln, on Sunday, 16th of December next; candidates must send their papers thither to his Lordship before the 4th of November,
The next General Ordination of the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, will be beld at Gloucester, on the Sunday before Christmas day.
By the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
DEACONS. Ellman, E. B. ....(let. dim.) B.A. Wadham Oxford Garvey, J. ........... B.A. Corpus Christi Cambridge Greaves, A. . . . .
. M.A. Trinity
Cambridge Harlopp, R. P. .. .
B.A. Christ Church Oxford Kirwan, E. D. G. M. .
Cambridge Marshall, T. E. ... · · · · · ·
B.A. Emmanuel Cambridge Martyn, C. R. . . . . . . . . . . B.A. Lincoln
Oxford Piggott, J. D. . . . . . . . . . B.A. Merton
Oxford Savile, the Hon. P. Y. . . . . . . . M.A. Tnnity
Cambridge Stevens, J. . . . . . . . . . . . B.A. Magdalen Hall Oxford
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