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and the obstacles which impede its progress or efficiency. 3. To take measures for the extension and improvement of education in connexion with the Church of England throughout the diocese. 4. To bring into union with itself as many as possible of the schools existing in the diocese, on the terms adopted by the National Society. 5. To establish an effectual system of inspection and periodical examination of the schools in union with the board, with the concurrence of the managers of such schools, and under the sanction of the bishop.

"N.B. With regard to the objects of the board, a peculiarity is to be observed, which distinguishes the diocese of London from the other dioceses of the kingdom. Two among the principal objects of the other diocesan boards are, 1st, To institute schools for the training of masters; 2d, To establish, or take into union, middle or commercial schools. But in London, the former of these objects is about to be accomplished by the immediate establishment of a training institution, under the superintendence of the National Society; and the latter has been already in some measure accomplished by the Metropolitan Commercial Institution, which has a central school in Rose Street, Soho, and local schools in union. It is probable, however, that one or both of these objects will hereafter be brought under the attention of the diocesan board, which will put itself in immediate communication with the committee of the Metropolitan Commercial Institution.

"V. That, in furtherance of its designs, it is desirable for the board, 1st, To promote the formation of local or district boards in different parts of the diocese, which shall be in connexion and communication with the general diocesan board. 2. To transmit a periodical report of the inquiries and transactions of the board so far as relates to the education of the poor; as also to invite the co-operation of other societies or institutions for education established in the diocese on the principles of the Church of England."

Colonial Ecclesiastical Establishments.-Returns made and laid before the House of Commons:

Gibraltar.-Church of England, 7451. 7s. 4d. ; of Rome,


Malta. Church of England, 8261. 17s. 6d.

Ionian Islands.-Church of England, 6851.; Rome, 911.
Heligoland.-Church of England, 2704
Sierra Leone.-Church of England, 5861.

Bathurst, in the Gambia.-Church of England, 4007. Cape of Good Hope.-Church of England, 2,313l. 15s.; Dutch, 55477. 2s. 2d.; Scotland, 2007.; Wesleyan Minister, 751.; Rome, 2007

Mauritius.-Church of England, 1,3731. 12s.; Rome,


Diocese of Quebec, Lower Canada.-Church of England, 45071. 15s. 5d.; Scotland, 2001.; Rome, 20007.

Upper Canada.-Church of England, 74761. 15s. 10d.; Scotland, 14821.; United Synod of Upper Canada, 8361. 6s. 8d.; Rome, 16007.

Diocese of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia.-Church of England, 60741. 5s. 7d.; Scotland, 75%.

New Brunswick.-Church of England, 5417. 8s. 4d.; Scotland, 501.; Church of Rome, 501.

Prince Edward's Island.-Church of England, 165l. Newfoundland.-Church of England, 3927. 17s. 2d.;

Rome, 751.

Bermuda.-Church of England, 1815. 2s. 8d.; Scotland, 667. 13s. 4d.

Diocese of Jamaica, Jamaica.-Church of England, 36,6107.; Scotland, 6831. 6s. 8d.; Wesleyan, 5007.; Baptist, 6007.; Rome, 550l.; Jews' synagogue, 10007. Bahamas.-Church of England, 20871. 16s. 6d.; Scotland, 7001.

Diocese of Barbadoes, Barbadoes.-Church of England, 10,8667. 13s. 4d.

Grenada.-Church of England, 1785l. 13s. 3d.
St. Vincent.-Church of England, 17361. 1s. 8d.
Dominica.-Church of England, 4671. 15s.
Antigua.-Church of England, 43427.
Montserrat.-Church of England, 6601.

St. Christopher.-Church of England, 18801. 17s. 6d.
Nevis.-Church of England, 1137.

Tortola and the Virgin Islands.-Church of England, 2501.

Trinidad.-Church of England, 18517. 10s. 10d.; Church of Rome, 32621.

Tobago.-Church of England, 7137.

St. Lucia.-Church of England, 4271. 15s.

British Guiana, district of Demerara and Essequibo. -Church of England, 12,1187. 15s.; Dutch 585l. 14s. 4d.; Scotland, 30291.; Rome, 1370l. 5s. 8d.

British Guiana, District Berbice.-Church of England, 72901. 19s.; Scotland, 17451.; Rome, 540l. 5s. 8d. Honduras.-Church of England, 9221. Os. 5d. Diocese of Australia, New South Wales.--Church of England, 85261. 7s.; Scotland, 7007.; Rome, 18304 Van Diemen's Land.-Church of England, 49784. 4s.; Scotland, 4001.; Rome, 3001.

Western Australia.-Church of England, 3001. South Australia.-Church of England, 2501. Diocese of Calcutta, Ceylon.-Church of England, 73491. 11s.; Dutch, 4831. 8s.

St. Helena.-Church of England, 9461. 10s.

The Gospel, and the Gospel only, the Basis of Education: a Sermon. By the Rev. W. F. Hook, D.D., Vicar of Leeds. Svo. Rivington; Burns.

Ecclesiastical Biography; or, Lives of Eminent Men connected with the History of Religion in England, from the commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution. Selected and illustrated with Notes. By the Rev. C. Wordsworth, D.D., Master of Trinity College, Cambridge; and Rector of Buxted with Uckfield, Sussex. Third Edition, with a large Introduction, some new Lives, and many additional Notes. Printed uniformly with the "Christian Institutes," by the same Editor. 4 vols. Svo. Rivington.

Discourses upon Tradition and Episcopacy; preached at the Temple Church, and published by request. By Christopher Benson, A.M., Master of the Temple. Svo. Parker.

Travels in South Eastern Asia, with Notices of Missionary Stations, and an Account of the Burman Empire. By the Rev. Howard Malcolm. 2 vols. Tilt.


The whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D., Lord Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore. With a Life of the Author, and a Critical Examination of his Writings. By the Right Rev. Reginald Heber, D.D., late Lord Bishop of Calcutta. 15 vols. 8vo (being the third collected edition). Longman and Co.

God's History of Man; being Sermons preached in Eaton Chapel. By the Rev. John Edward Sabin, M.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford; Minister of Eaton Chapel, London; and Rector of Preston Bissett, Bucks. 12mo. Hatchard.

Practical Sermons By the Rev. G. W. Woodhouse, M.A., Vicar of Albrighton, Salop. 12mo, Rivington.

Zeal and Moderation in the present circum-
stances of the Church enforced and illustrated
in Six Sermons preached before the Univer-
sity of Oxford. By the Rev. W. Gresley, M.A.
12mo. Rivington.

Leila; or, the Island. By Ann Fraser Tytler,
Author of "Mary and Florence," &c. 12mo.

Hymns translated from the Parisian Breviary. By the Author of "The Cathedral." 18mo. Rivington.

New General Biographical Dictionary. Projected and partly arranged by the late Rev. Hugh James Rose, B.D., Principal of King's College, London: edited by the Rev. Henry J. Rose, B.D., late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. 8vo. Part I. Fellowes.

The Teacher Taught; or, the Sunday-School Instructor furnished with Materials for his Work in a Series of Questions, to which Answers and appropriate Texts are appended, on the most important Doctrines and Duties of the Word of God. By the Author of "The Mine explored." 2d edition, 15mo. Nisbet.

Twelve Sermons delivered in the New Temple of the Israelites at Hamburgh. By Dr. Gothold Solomon; and translated from the German by Anna M. Goldsmid. Svo. Murray. Some Reflections of a Christian in his Teens. By a Church of England Layman. Hatchard. The Autobiography of Symon Patrick, D.D., Bishop of Ely. 18mo. Oxford.

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Ecclesiastical Intelligence.



ORDAINED BY BP. OF CHESTER, at Durham | By BP. OF NORWICH, at Norwich Cathedral, | By ABP. OF YORK, at Bishopsthorpe, Aug. 4. Cathedral, July 14.


Of Oxford.-H. Le Grand Boyce, B.A. Worc.; J. H. Short, B.A. Mert.; W. Whitelegg, Queen's.

Of Cambridge.-T. S. Coles, B.A. C.C.C.; F. W. Harris, B.A. Trin.; R. T. Macintosh, B.A., T. May, M.A. Cath.; P. Maitland, B.A. St. Peter's; E. Smith, B.A. St. John's.

Of Dublin.-H. A. Ashe, B.A., E. Burton, B.A., E. B. Creek, B.A., T. Kirkbride, B.A. Trin.

Of St. Bees'.-T. Robinson.


Of Oxford.-T. Crossfield, B.A. Queen's; R. Postlethwaite, B. A. St. Ed. Hall; P. Robin, B.A. Bras.; A. Woodland, B.A. Magd.

Of Cambridge.-C. Arnold, B.A. St. John's; P. W. Copeman, B.A. Queen's; J. S. Dixon, B.A. Magd.; J. Jones, B.A. C.C.C.; J. K. Kashaw, B.A., H. Power, B.A. St. John's;

C. St. George, B.A., J. G. Venables, B.A. Jesus; O. P. Vincent, B.A. Magd.; J. Whist, B.A. Trin.

Of Dublin.-M. Allan, B.A., W. Brewster, B.A., F. Hooper, B.A., E. Luby, B.A., E. Luscombe, B.A., J. M'Gregor, B.A., F. Tesson, B.A., T. Whittaker, B.A.

July 21.


Of Oxford.-T. Batchelor, B.A. Magd. H.; R. J. Buller, B.A. Oriel; T. Halliwell, B.A. New Inn H.; H. R. Surtees, St. Mary H.

Of Cambridge.-T. Berney, B.A. St. John's; F. Ensor, B.A. Downing; H. Finch, M.A. Christ's; H. Howes, M.A., A. L. Irwin, M.A. Caius; H. C. Knightly, B.A. Jesus; G. Mathias, B.A. St. John's; G. R. Medley, B.A., W. J. Partridge, B.A. C.C.C.; C. Williams, B.A. St. John's.


Of Oxford.-E. H. Linzee, B. A. Ch. Ch.; E. B. Webster, B.A. Magd.; Hon. A. Wodehouse, B.A. Ch. Ch.

Of Cambridge.-E. C. Alston, B.A., A. H. Bellman, B.A. Caius; H. S. Drew, B.A. St. John's; E. Gurdon, M.A. Trin.; F. J. Hare, B.A. Queen's; J. F. Holden, B.A. St. John's; R. Leggett, B.A. Caius; N. Meeres, St. John's; W. W. Poley, B.A. Queen's; J. I. Smith, M.A., S. Smith, B.A. Trin.; J. D. Vickers, B.A. Pemb.

By BP. OF RIPON, at Ripon Cathedral,
July 28.


Of Oxford.-G. Elmhirst, B.A. Exet.; J.
Haigh, B.A. Queen's; J. Marryat, B.A. New

By BP. OF HEREFORD, at Hereford Cathedral, Inn H.; R. Ward, M.A. Oriel.

July 21.


Of Oxford.-J. Barney, B.A. Magd.; G. L. Cartwright, M.A. Exet.; A. B. Handley, B.A. Queen's; C. R. Pettat, B.A. Univ.; A. W. Street, M.A. Pemb.; C. Whately, St. Mary H. Of Cambridge.-E. A. Barker, B.A. Trin.; L. Deedes, B.A. Emman.

St. David's, Lampeter.-I. Cumberland.


Of Oxford-R. W. Eyton, B.A. Ch. Ch.; J. C. Harris, B.A. Worc.; M. Jeffrys, B.A. Bras.; C. W. I. Jones, Oriel; D. J. Yonge, B.A. New Inn H.

Of Cambridge.-W. R. Arrowsmith, B.A. Trin.; G. Bainbridge, B.A. St. John's; 1. Bartlett, Queen's; M. G. Lamotte, M.A. Syd.; G. J. Sayce, B.A. Christ's. Lampeter.-E. Jenkins.

Of Cambridge.-H. Bullivant, B.A. Sid.; J. L. Frost, B.A. Magd.; J. H. Gooch, M.A. Trin.; W. King, B.A. St. John's; T. Pitts, B.A. Queen's; W. Richardson, B.A. St. John's; W. Simpson, B.A. Queen's; W. H. Swabe, B.A. Caius; W. W. Woodhouse, B.A. Queen's.

Of Dublin.-J. Abbott. B.A., C. B. Batley, B.A.

Of Durham.-J. A. P. Linskell, B.A.


Of Oxford.-A. Brown, B.A. Queen's; F. Corke, B.A. Ball.; W. Milton, Worc.; R. St. John Shirreff, B.A. Wad.; T. Ward, B.A. New Inn H.

Of Cambridge.-T.W. Marshall, B.A. Trin.; J. C. Wharton, B.A. Christ's.

Of Dublin.-W. Baxter, B.A., H. T. Dundas, B.A., W. Moriarty, B.A.

Of Durham.-W. Weightman.
Literate.-S. Gooch.

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Of Cambridge.-J. Blow, B.A. St. John's; M. D. Darrington, B.A. Emman.; J. W. Holmes, B.A. Clare; H. Kettlewell, B.A. Cath.; M. A. Lawton, B.A. Jes.; S. Whittaker, B.A. St. John's.

Of Dublin.-H. Bradell, B.A., F. Webb, Trin.

Of Durham.-J. Blair.
Literate.-F. T. Wilson.


Of Oxford.-R.H. Jackson, M.A., R.Pughe, B.A. Jesus.

Of Cambridge.-A. Feacham, M.A. Trin.


Of Oxford.-H. P. Foulkes, B.A. Bal.; H. Jones, D. Jones, E. Smart, B.A., J. Williams, By. Br. OP KILLALOE.


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Cooke, R. K. mast. Rochdale Gram. School.
-Pat., Abp. Canterbury.
Marriott, C. princ. New Theological College,

Barnes, T. R. late min. Disley Cheshire (Pat.
T. Leigh, Esq.), 30.

Davison, E. P. cur. Trimdon, Durham (Pat.
W. Beckwith, Esq.), 79.
Dubourdien, J. rec. Drumgooland and Drum-
ballyroney, Ireland, 86.

Earle, C. II. at Baverstock, Wilts, 39.
Ellison, R. prebend. Wolverhampton; rec.
Slaugham and Southease, Suss. (Pat. Mrs.
A. Sergison), 70.
Folkes, J. of Welchpool.

Furey, J. vic. Fording Bridge, Hants (Pat.
K. Coll., Camb).

Gould, R. F. vic. Thorverton, Devon (Pat. D. & C. of Exeter).

Hamilton, G. L. at Carew, Pembrokeshire (Pat. Bp. St. David's), 38. Hayes, E., at Manchester.

Parke, M. chap. Ulverstone Union.
Richardson, H. chap. Leek Union.
Street, A. W. jun. prof. Bishop's Coll. Cal-
cutta. Pat., Soc. Prop. Gosp.

Clergymen deceased.

Horner, W., at Kirkdale, 62. Jeston, H. rec. Avon Dassett (Pat. R. G. Jeston, Esq.).

Lascelles, R. vic. Chishall, Essex (Pat. Bp. London), 60.

Lunn, F. vie. Butleigh, Somerset (Pat. Hon. and Rev. G. N. Greville).

Mansel, W. F. vic. Sandhurst and Ashelworth, Glouces. (Pat. Bishop of Glouc. and Bristol).

Montague, J., at Gloucester.

Nelson, E. R. rec. Congham, Norfolk (Pat. Heirs), 55.

Northcote, H. rec. Monk, Okehampton (Pat. Sir S. Northcote), and p. c. Dowland, Dev. (Pat., do.).

Parsons, R. at Llansaintffraid.

Wallace, A. sen. mast. Broomsgrove Gram. School.

West, A. W. preb. of Yagoe, St. Patrick's, Dublin.

Ryder, T. R. vic. Ecclesfield, York (Pat. T. Ryder, Esq.).

Tomkins, T. rec. of Chilton Canteloc (Pat. J. Bragge, Esq.); and Thorn Falcon, Somers. (Pat. E. and J. Batten, Esqrs.).

Topping, J. vic. Leigh, Lanc. (Pat. Lord Lilford).

Trollope, H. rec. Harrington (Pat. R. Cracroft,

Esq.); and of Brinkill, Line. (Pat. do.). Vannett, mast. Knutsford Gram. School. Vickers, J. rec. Swannington, Leic. (Pat. Trin. H., Camb.); and vic. Wood Dalling, Norf., 73.

Wanstall, E., at Basingstoke, 43.
Wynne, T. rec. St. Nicholas's, Hereford (Pat.
Lord Chanc.); and of Colwall, Herefordsh.
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Trinity College, July 6. The annual examination for Dr. Downe's divinity premiums was held in Trin. Coll., on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday last. The following are the names of the successful candidates, in each of the several departments. Written Essay-Subject, John, i. 14: "And we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father." Sir Lowe (J.); Sir Hooper

(F.); Sir Wade (B.); Sir King (R.); Sir Daly (M.); Sir Hodgens (E.). Extempore Speaking-Subject, Acts, ix. 11: "Behold, he prayeth." Sir Lowe (J.); Sir Hooper (F.); Sir Maturin (B.); Sir Lawson (J. A.); Sir Daly (M.). Reading the Liturgy-Sir Crampton (J. F. T.); Sir M'Donagh (T.); Sir Hooper (F.); Sir Allen (M.).

Proceedings of Societies.


Since the commencement of the present year the following missionaries have been sent out to their several stations:- New South Wales: Rev. W. B. Clarke, M.A., Jesus, Camb.; Rev. J. J. Smith, M.A., Cath., Camb.; Rev. J. Morse, M.A., Pemb., Oxon.; Rev. R. Allwood, B.A., Pemb., Camb.; Rev. C. Spencer, M.A., Christ's, Camb.; Rev. T. Bolton, M.A., Clare, Camb. Jamaica: Rev. J. S. Le Gros, B.A., Downing, Camb. Canada: Mr. R. Lonsdell (to be ordained by Bp. of Montreal).

The following gentlemen have received their appointments, and are preparing for their voyage:-Australia : Rev. J. Y. Wilson; Rev. C. Woodward, B.C.L., Queen's, Camb.; Rev. E. G. Pryce, B.A., Trin., Dublin.


Rev. R. Anderson, B.A., Trin., Dublin. British Guiana: Mr. J. Robinson, Durham Univ.; Mr. William Scurr, Durham Univ. Jamaica: Mr. D. Osborne, catechist; Mr. T. Hooper, Schoolmaster; Mr. A. H. Markheim, schoolmaster. Barbadoes: Mr. C. Sims, catechist.

The following grants, towards building churches and chapels, have been made during the same period :-Jaques Cartier River, Lower Canada, 251.; Brantford, Lower Canada, 1007.; Binbrook, Lake Ontario, 1001.; Greenwich, New Brunswick, 501.; Lehave near Lunenburgh, Nova Scotia, 251.; Sandys, Bermuda, 100%.; Warwick, Bermuda,

501.; Fort Beaufort, Cape of Good Hope, 100%.; Port Es sington, North Part of Australia, 1507. A further sum of 5001. a-year has been placed at the disposal of the Bishop of Montreal, for the maintenance of additional missionaries in the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada.

Meetings in furtherance of the society's designs have been held in various parts of the country during the last quarter, at nearly all of which the Bishop of Nova Scotia has attended. In many instances they have been followed by the formation of parochial associations; and when the greatly extended operations of the society are taken into account, especially in Australia, to which colony alone thirty missionaries have been sent during the two last years, it is obvious that nothing short of a general and united effort can suffice to maintain it in its full efficiency.

The returns of collections under authority of the Queen's letter are not yet quite completed, but the amount received up to the present time is 37,100%Society's Quarterly Paper, No. 10.


Patron, her Majesty the Queen; presidents, his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, his Grace the Archbishop of York.

The last statement which was laid before the subscribers and friends of this society contained the names of the parishes and districts to which grants for the current year (97 in number) had been made; and it was mentioned that the total sum so appropriated was 6,9157. A few extracts from the correspondence of some of the incumbents thus assisted are appended to the report; and they will be read with interest, as exhibiting a specimen of the beneficial results, which, by the Divine blessing, have even in this short period ensued from the establishment of the Additional Curates' Fund. But the committee are now chiefly desirous to draw attention to the present condition of the society. All the grants before mentioned expired at Easter 1839. Previously to that period the committee had inquired, by a circular letter, whether in each of these cases the aid of the Society was still necessary, or whether local contributions or other causes enabled any of its grants to be withdrawn. From the return to this circular it appears that five of their grants have been relinquished. With regard to the remaining cases (so far as a return has been received through the several bishops), it appears that a second grant from the society, to the same amount as the former one, is urgently needed. Such second grant the committee have accordingly felt themselves called upon to make; and the result is, that, including the sum reserved to meet the cases from which a return is still due, the society is pledged for the ensuing year to the payment of a sum which amounts to within 1001. of its whole annual income, that income being at present 6,700, and the aggregate of grants to 6,6007. While the entire resources of this society are thus unavoidably devoted to the continued wants of former applicants, no fewer than fifty-one new applications have been made for grants. Many of these cases are of a nature which renders it more than ordinarily painful to the committee to be unable to assist them. In some a new church is actually built, and its consecration and use only delayed for want of funds to maintain a curate; in others external aid is only asked for a limited period, till local funds can be raised. Under these circumstances, the committee, notwithstanding the appropriation of this year's income, have resolved to offer to such cases as the above, and a few others of the greatest urgency, a temporary assistance. This they are enabled to do, owing to the delay which took place in many of the former grants becoming payable, which has left in the society's hands the sum of 2,600. They propose to apportion this sum to eleven parishes, in the way of an annual grant to each, if they continue entitled to it for three years, at the expiration of which period the whole sum will be exhausted. In the mean time it is hoped that in several of these places the benefit of the instruction and ordinances of the Church will have been sufficiently felt to induce the inhabitants to make an effort to secure to themselves the continuance of so great a blessing. The committee are satisfied, and would strongly impress upon their friends, that the central society can only hope to render extensively serviceable the resources with which it may be entrusted by strenuous local efforts being made in furtherance of its grants. And to enable such efforts to assume a better and more permanent form than that of precarious payments from year to year, the society will always be ready to sacrifice a part of their funded capital in order to aid and encourage endowments. While the committee thus urge the necessity of local exertions, they do not forget that the circumstance of some districts is such as to present a barrier seemingly insurmountable to their success: and they would therefore earnestly appeal to the wealthy members of the Church, and to those who find their spiritual wants amply provided for by the piety of former days, to contribute to the relief of poor and populous parishes which have no such provision.... W. J. RODBER, Secretary.

4 St. Martin's Place, July 1839.


The report for 1838-9 has just been published, and contains much most valuable information. The decrease in the society's funds is adverted to in the following expressive terms:

"It is with feelings of deep and solemn interest that the committee lay before the society the thirty-ninth

report of its proceedings. While the events of the past year call forth devout thankfulness to Almighty God for manifold tokens of his favour and blessing, they awaken feelings of chastened sorrow in reference to valuable labourers removed to their heavenly rest. The present financial situation of the society is also a source of much solicitude to the committee, as it tends to impede and embarrass its operations at a moment when the most encouraging opportunities of extending them are multiplied. It is not to be concealed, moreover, that there are signs in the present times of an aspect which bode addition to the perplexities and difficulties always incident to such a work as that in which the society is engaged. On the other hand, the interest taken by the members of our Church in the great object of the society is enlarged, and the obligation on Protestants to impart to the heathen the Gospel of the grace of God is more extensively recognised and more deeply felt. The path of duty to the society is, therefore, plain. Encouraged as the committee are by the blessing which has for nearly forty years rested on its labours of love-and never, perhaps, in a larger measure than in the past year- the call of Christian obligation is unequivocal and loud-Go forward!"

The following important remarks occur near the end of the report:—

"Your committee, on reviewing the proceedings of the past year, are anxious to draw the attention of the members and friends of the society to the subject of the actual progress making in the missionary cause. In some important points, indeed, it is matter of deep regret to acknowledge that the work has been retarded, and, for a time at least, apparently extinguished. The committee refer more especially to the Mediterranean and the South-East Africa missions. In these afflictive hinderances of the work, it becomes us humbly to adore the inscrutable wisdom of God, who not unfrequently permits the wrath of man to prevail to a certain extent; while in the end he causes greater glory to redound to his name, and crowns the exertions of his faithful and persevering servants with more enlarged success. But, surveying the entire range of the society's operations, your committee feel that they are bound to lift up the voice of gratitude and praise for the manifest and varied blessings which attend those labours. For is it the simple and affectionate and effectual preaching of the Gospel that Christians contemplate, as an evidence that God is blessing his Church, whether at home or abroad? or, is it the translation of the holy Scriptures, and of our liturgy, that encourages us with the prospect of seeing congregations of faithful worshippers built up in every part of the earth? Then-not to name other missions with what delight may the members of the society view the seeking-out of the scattered and lost sheep in New Zealand; and the in-gathering, and collecting into regular folds, of the well-taught population of West Africa. It is especially to be observed, that, during the past year, your committee have received printed copies of the complete New Testament in the language of New Zealand. Even in New Holland also, in the barbarous tongue of the aborigines, the prayers of our liturgy are offered up by the natives, who, three or four years ago, scarcely knew of the existence of a God. Does the importance of sound Christian education fix at this time the hearts of all the attached members of the united Church of England and Ireland? On this subject your committee can gratefully record, that all the society's operations are governed by the principle, that the education of the young ought to be essentially Scriptural and Christian throughout. There is not an institution, a seminary, or a school, in connexion with the society, of which the Bible is not the foundation. In the institutions formed or forming in the three presidencies of India, and in Ceylon, and in the normal schools in the West Indies, this principle of Scriptural education is becoming yet more fully developed, from the arrangements being made by the society, that these establishments should become the nurseries from which a native ministry may be supplied. Closely allied to this subject is another topic, upon which your committee feel that there is ground of congratulation, namely, the extension of the advantages of episcopal authority and influence in those regions wherein the missions of the society are situated. It is true, that no new diocese has, during the

past year, been created in foreign parts, though more than one be called for; but the benefits of episcopal superintendence have been, during this year, increasingly felt in various parts, where dioceses, more or less new, had previously existed: and your committee trust that the advantages of our Protestant episcopal relations will be yet more and more extended to every branch of the society's operations. But the advances made by this society may be estimated, not only by its visible success ;-progress in the affairs of the Church of Christ may likewise, to a certain degree, be calculated by observing those re-acting powers, which are quickened to purposes of greater evil, by the very success which attends the propagation of the Gospel in these modern times. Two such counteracting powers-infidelity and popery-have long been seen putting forth their baneful energies in Europe. With respect to infidelity, it has not as yet, in an overt way, in foreign countries thwarted the operations of this society. But popery has assumed-and that especially during the past year an attitude of direct and undisguised hostility to the cause of Protestant missions. Your committee advert to this truly afflicting state of things, as giving an indirect but certain proof that the labours of this society were in a course of successful progress. For it is an axiom established by the history of the Gospel, that wherever the soil has been best cultivated, and wherever the hopes of a future harvest are most promising, there the enemy will be the most busy in sowing tares. The very activity of Rome, therefore, now so prominently brought to view before all the world, is an attestation to the progress of the propagation of the pure Gospel. It is clearly a time, therefore, for this society to call on all its members fervently to adhere to those great Christian principles from which the blessing of God may be expected in the proceedings of this institution. To know nothing but Jesus Christ and him crucified, has hitherto, the committee humbly trust, been the rule of the labours of the society. Is it, they would ask, a time to depart from that principle? Should we not rather implore help from above, that the knowledge and love of the doctrines of grace may be yet more deeply established in the hearts of all who labour in this cause? Should we not especially pray that our missionaries may be preserved from all false doctrine-that they may, in scenes of danger, be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men-that the Lord would deliver them from every evil work, and cause his word to have free course and be glorified through their labours?"

It is gratifying to be enabled to state, that, by the extra exertions of the friends of the society, there is every reason to hope that the deficiency adverted to will be fully met. A more detailed statement of the proceedings will appear in the next Register.


The eighth report has just been published; annexed to which is a valuable sermon, preached at the anniversary, by the Rev. R. Burgess, B.D., rector of Upper Chelsea, on Nehemiah, xiii. 16-18.

"In every annual report since the formation of the society, the committee have expressed their belief that its labours have, under the blessing of God, been attended with good; they have to acknowledge with gratitude their full conviction, that on no previous year has that blessing rested upon their exertions more than upon those of the past. It is true, that from a more enlarged correspondence during the past year, the committee have learned with greater accuracy the fearful extent of the profanation of the Lord's day throughout our population. They are not able to report such a great and visible alteration for the better as might attract general observation: on the contrary, they have still to lament, as in their former reports, the large number of shops kept open in every description of trade; the employment of artisans in manufactories; the same extensive circulation of newspapers; the crowded state of the beer-shops and public-houses; the number of the better classes of society who frequent the Parks and the Zoological Gardens in London, and the news-rooms and gardens of pleasure in our country towns; the large number of steam and other boats upon our navigable rivers; the travelling, either for pleasure

or business, in private carriages, or by coaches, or on the rail-roads; and the general traffic of the country carried on upon the canals and rivers by boats, and by waggons on the public roads. Still, the committee are continually learning of some progress being made towards a better state of things.

"The number of publications issued by the society, during the past year, has been 64,950. The cash-account of the society, from the 31st of Dec. 1837, to the 31st of December 1838, stands thus: the sum of 5531. 3s. has been received, and the payments have amounted to 4711. 19s. 9d.; leaving a balance in the hands of the treasurer of 811. 3s. 8d. The society is, however, under engagements to the amount of 543. 11s. 6d. The committee must again appeal, as they have done in their former reports, to the liberality of their friends. At no time have the funds of the society been equal to the demands made upon it; its usefulness has been much curtailed from this cause, and its expenses are now much increased by the employment of a secretary. Carefully avoiding, as the committee have done, every unnecessary expense, and believing that they have used the funds entrusted to them with care, they appeal with confidence to the Christian liberality of the public, and trust that they shall receive that assistance which may enable them to meet with promptness every proper application made to them for help. The committee will employ the beautiful and appropriate language of the late Dr. M'Cree, as a conclusion to their report. 'The Sabbath is the wisest and most beneficent, as well as the most ancient, institute of heaven; the first gift which God conferred on our newly created parents, and by which he continues to testify at once his care for our bodies and our spirits, by providing relaxations for the one, and refreshment for the other; the joint memorial of creation and redemption; the token of God's rezidence on earth, and the earnest of man's elevation to heaven; an institute which blends together, like the colours of the rainbow, itself a sacred emblem, recollections of the innocence of our primeval state, and the grace of our recovery, with anticipations of the glory to which we are called; an institute in the observance of which we feel ourselves associated, not only with all who in every region, yea, on every sea, believe in the same Saviour; but also with holy men, apostles, prophets, and patriarchs in every age, since 'men began to call on the name of the Lord;' nay, in which we are raised to communion with the Father of our spirits; and by resting with him on the seventh day, receive his sacred pledge, that in labouring and doing all our work on the six days, we shall have that blessing which alone maketh rich, and addeth no sorrow.""


This committee, instituted in 1824, headed by his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, held a meeting on the 8th of March, 1839, when the Rev. Dr. Gilly, secretary, stated, that during a visit to the Protestant valleys of Piedmont, in June 1837, he had examined the institutions of the Vaudois, in which the committee take an interest, and had found them in a satisfactory condition, with the exception of one of the girls' schools, which had been suspended for want of a mistress sufficiently qualified to undertake the duties of it. The hospital at La Tour continues under excellent management: and during a late season of distress and sickness, it administered succour to many who must otherwise have perished. The admissions last year amounted to 109. At Pomaret a new building has been constructed for the reception of patients from the Valley of St. Martin, and the Vaudois have now two asylums for the relief of the indigent sick, supported, in part, by contributions from England; whereas, previously to the establishment of the committee, they had not one. The college of the Holy Trinity at La Tour, founded and endowed by private individuals, under the trusteeship of Dr. Gilly, is completed, the first stone having been laid in August 1885; and the library is receiving donations in books from this country, which will greatly contribute to the advancement of the theological education of the young men intended for the ministry. But in order to render this new foundation effective, it was necessary to make very considerable improvements in the elementary instruc

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