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Scobel, secretaries, and several other this life in the past year, 1835.-Salisbury
On New Year's day, the children of the books during the last quarter, amounting to Codford St. Mary Church Sunday-school 533 Bibles, 182 New Testaments, 344
were regaled in the school-room with a Books of Common Prayer, 638 bound books dinner of roast beef and plum-pudding, on the list of the society, and 5011 un- with a due proportion of cider; after bound books and tracts. These issues were
wbich an appropriate address was demade chiefly on the application of the livered to them by the rector of the parish, poor, through the parocbial clergy and and suitable rewards were distributed, Other members of the committee, for Bi- wben they were dismissed to their respec. bles, &c., towards which the poor, or the tive homes, well pleased with their entermembers for them, paid on a very reduced tainment.-Ibid. scale of price ; but they comprebended also many gratuitous grants of books to the
Trowbridge church was opened for the National and Orphan Schools of Brighton first time on Sunday the 13th, in addition and its neighbourhood ; and of 36 Bibles,
to the usual morning and afternoon ser24 Books of Common Prayer, 66 bound vices, for a third service, in the evening,
when there was an unusually full congrebooks, and 52 tracts, to the Lewes House of Correction, on the application of the gation. We have no doubt that the new
church about to be erected in that town chaplain. It is to be hoped that the unions of parishes formed under the new poor in such a crowded population; and we
will be found to be of the greatest benefit law will set apart a portion of their funds to obtain from this cheap source a sufficient hope that the liberal friends of the estab. supply of Bibles, &c. for their respective their subcriptions in aid of so good and
lishment will come forward readily with poorhouses ; and that the wealthier inhabitants of the district and visitors of necessary a work, the funds for completing Brighton will, by their subscriptions and
which are still very deficient. — Ibid. donations, enable the committee to pro
WORCESTERSHIRE. ceed with increasing liberality in diffusing The remains of the Rev. Thomas Bed throughout the deanery the knowledge of ford, the rector of St. Helen's, Worcester, Divine truth.
wbose sudden death was announced in our
last, were on Friday, January 8th, inWARWICKSHIRE.
terred in the family vault within the The friends of the establishment will be church of that parish. Besides the chief glad to learn that it is in contemplation to mourners, the corpse was followed by sixerect a new church in Horsely Field, a teen of the clergy of the city and neighsituation where such an edifice has been bourhood ; and as a mark of respect to long wanted, and where no doubt can exist the memory of the deceased rector, the that it will produce much good.—Birming- tradesmen of the parish closed their shops ham Advertiser.
as the funeral passed through the high
street. Irish Clergy.-At a meeting for the also, by the desire of the parishioners,
The pulpit and reading desk were relief of the distressed Irish clergy, held hung with black cloth.—Oxford Puper. in Birmingham, 6001. was subscribed in the room.— Ibid.
The Earl of Coventry forwarded, a few Leamington has evinced her attachment 501. towards the repairs of the Abbey
days since, the very liberal donation of to our protestant institutions, and her
Church, Persbore. The noble lord had commiseration of the heart.rending suffer- previously sent the sum of 251. towards ing of the clergy in Ireland by a subscrip- the restoration of that beautiful specimen tion on their behalf, amounting to 4001.
of architecture, St. Lawrence, in the already. -Leamington Courier.
borough of Evesham.
The Bishops of Worcester and RochesOn Twelftb-day was presented, by ter, the Lord-Lieutenant(Lord Lyttleton), Messrs. Large, of Tockenham, to their Lord Redesdale, and the Hon. R. H.Clive minister, the Rev. W. C. Colton, of Lyne- M.P., have each contributed 1001. towards ham, Wilts, an elegant pair of silver the proposed Worcester Church Building candlesticks, in testimony of the spiritual Diocesan Society, the meeting for the light and scriptural consolation, adminis- promotion of which was announced for the tered in the bours of bodily decay to their following Tuesday.-Birmingham Adveresteemed mother and sister, who departed tiser.
King's College. This scheme, which, as
bis lordsbip truly remarked, would, if The year 1835 has passed without a church-rate being laid for the parish of carried into effect, prove a great inconWakefield. The churchwardens, as we
venience to this city, it is the duty of every are informed by one of their body, differ member of the
community most strenuously in opinion as to the propriety of continuing lordship suggested that an interim com
to oppose. To facilitate this object, bís the system of compulsory rates.-York
mittee should be formed, for the purpose Courant. At a meeting of the Established Church
of pointing out and recommending such
early and efficient proceedings as may Society for the Deanery of Doncaster, held at Sheffield, on Tuesday, January 5th, the
appear to them best calculated to prevent Rev. T. Sutton, V.P., Vicar of Sheffield,
the prostration and destruction of Marisin the chair ; the following requisition
chal College. His lordship's views of to the Venerable the Archdeacon of York
the question were unanimously adopted by
the council.- Aberdeen Journal. was agreed upon, and numerously signed :
ST. ANTHONY'S CHAPEL. The noble “We, the undersigned clergy of the Arch. deaconry of York, respectfully request
keeper of the Crags, the Earl of Haddingthat you will take an opportunity of con
ton, has ordered the repair of the vener
able ruins of this ancient edifice.-Edinvening the clergy of your archdeaconry, to consider the propriety of taking mea
burgh Evening Post.
The Rev. J. P. Nichol is a candidate sures for effecting the restoration of the powers of provincial and diocesan synods. in the University of Glasgow, vacant by
for the regius professorship of astronomy -Leeds Intelligencer.
the recent death of Dr. Couper. On Friday, January 8th, the inhabitants of the parish of Masham, Yorkshire, pre
EPISTLE FROM THE BISHOPS AND CLERGY sented to the Rev. Joseph Burrill, curate
OF THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL Church to of that parish, a bandsome silver tea-tray,
HIS GRACE THE PRIMATE OF IRELAND. with a flattering inscription, as a token of To the Archbishops, the Bishops, and respect and affection for pastoral superin- Clergy of that portion of the United tendence during the term of nearly fifty Church of England and Ireland which years. The value of the plate is 601.- is by law established in Ireland. Ibid,
We, the bishops and clergy of the proA very beautiful chased silver salver
testant episcopal church in Scotland, durhas been presented to the Rev. Charles ing this dark hour of trouble and anguish Augustus Thurlow, the minister of Scalby, to our sister church in Ireland, hasten to in Scarborough, by the residents of that assure the bishops and pastors of that pure place and neighbourhood, as a “ sincere branch of Christ's boly catbolic and apos. though imperfect expression of the high tolic church of the lively interest wbich sense they entertain of bis exalted worth we take in the sufferings of a body of men, as a clergyman of the church of England." on whose beads, through no fault of their -Ibid.
own, the waters of affliction have been WALES.
poured out. Meetings for the relief of the oppressed
Ourselves being the descendants or sucIrish clergy bave been held throughout
cessors of men who suffered lung under almost all the dioceses, and have been most
unmerited persecution, we should, indeed, fully and respectably attended; the ap
be undeserving of the rest which the Lord peals have been most nobly responded to,
in these latter days hath given us, were we not only by the clergy, but the laity. — capable of beholding, without deep regret, North Wules Chronicle.
similar persecutions directed against you ;
or of ceasing to present our supplications SCOTLAND.
by day and by night to the Divine Head ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY,-At the last of the church, that it will please him, as meeting of the town council, the Lord far as may be consistent with his own Provost stated that he had received in glory and the church's good, to shorten the formation, that it is contemplated by the period of your trial. Yet are we not withGovernment authorities in Edinburgh to out grounds of consolation, in the midst of follow the recommendations of the royal our anxiety on your account, when we commission, so far as to provide, in the bebold the meekness and Christian fortiUniversity Bill now in course of pre- tude with which your numerous tribulaparation there, for the transfer of the whole tions are borne. By your patience, by classes of Marischal College, with the ex. your unwavering adherence to the cause of ception of those of law and medicine, to Gospel truth, by your continued and faith.
ful execution of the trusts which our com- useless. You have seen samples enough in mon Master bath committed to your the newspapers to judge of our general keeping, ye have deserved, and ye pos- condition. I know a clergyman who resess, the respect of the whole Christian cently came into a town with his silver world ; nor can we doubt that He in whose watch, and sold it for 71. to buy food for hand the issues of events repose will, in bis family. Much good has been done by his own appointed season, reward your the liberal contributions of our English zeal and constancy, by delivering you out friends; and I am constantly occupied in of all your troubles.
forwarding remittances to numerous quar. Brethren, it hath pleased Divine Provi. Were it not that many of us have dence so to order our wordly matters, private friends, upon whom we have that, except by the prayers which we offer leaned for some time past, some scores of up in your behalf, our ability to serve you
us would have been in gaol ere now. My. is small; but the little wbich we can do, self, one of the best preferred men in all we will endeavour, with God's help, to do Ireland, nominally, cannot get enough for effectually. We have exhorted our several my current expenses from my preferment. congregations to contribute, as far as their So great is the intimidation in my part of means will allow, towards the alleviation the county of Tipperary, nearly the worst of your immediate distress, and we will in Ireland, that not only can I execute no transmit the amount of the collections thus law process to compel payment, but actumade, with as little delay as possible, ally I cannot induce any one to offer to through your venerated primate.
receive for me any money which might be Assuring you once more of our un. brought to him voluntarily. Things must feigned sympathy, and beseeching you to be bad, you will say. An association of pray for us that we may continue steadfast laymen is belping us with funds for recounto the end, we commend you to the vering our dues by course of law, and with keeping of Him who is abundantly able to much success, I am told, in many parts of save, and who, according to bis own most the country. But Tipperary hitherto has gracious promise, will never permit the shewn itself law proof. Still, we must gates of hell to prevail against the church only struggle on, trusting that Providence which was founded in His own blood, and will still preserve us and our church, as of which ye are the faithful ministers and bitherto. ---Cambridge Chronicle. stewards.
The Dublin Evening Mail says-Ireland Given at Stirling, this 29th day of De- is the only nation on the face of God's cember, in the year of our Lord 1835, and blessed earth this moment, in which, from signed, on behalf of all the bishops and the ferocity of the people, and the misconclergy of the Scottish Episcopal Church, duct of the government, the life of a clerby me,
Geo. Gleig, LL.D., gyman is considered as so withdrawn from Bishop of Brechin and Primus. the protection of the law that it must be IRELAND.
excluded from the usual securities. With A letter received within the last few
what borror will the people of England pedays by a gentleman of Bath, referring to
ruse the following authentic document the distresses under which the clergy are
“ To the Editor of the Dublin Evening Mail. at present so grievously labouring, says
Waterford, Jan. 9, 1836. " I may state generally, that throughout “Sir, — Having proposed to effect a the dioceses of Cashel, ' Emly, Waterford, small insurance on my life, the following and Lismore, containing upwards of 120 was the reply from the office. - I am, sir, beneficed clergy, scarcely one bas received your obedient servant, • WM. FRAZER, his income for several years past; some
" Rector of Killene, Diocese of Waterford. may, except for this year, have obtained Asylum Foreign and Domestic Life Office, half, some one-third, some one-fourth, one- 70, Cornhill, & 5, Waterloo-place, London. tenth, one-twentieth. I hear of one, not
Dec. 31, 1835. in these dioceses, who at this day has
• Rev. W. Frazer, 3001. 2,4001. due to him, out of which he has
• Dear Sir,—This proposal may be comreceived just one per cent. for 1834 and pleted; the payment will be 11l. 7s. 3d. 1835! and I know one or two who are
premium, and 11. stamp. The policy will quite bopeless of getting even one shilling; ercept death by popular violence or assassinaand even that portion which we have been tion, a clause which the Company now alable to scrape together has been obtained ways introduce in policies on the lives of through toil, trouble, and expense, and ill
Protestant Clergy in Ireland.--I am, Sir, will, sometimes with violence, bloodshed your obedient servant, -even loss of life; things tending not GEORGE FARREN, Resident Director. only to make us odious, but miserable and *To M. Mortimer, Esq., Waterford."
An Irish RESOLUTION—The Late An- them by the rural forces of agitation, we TI-TITHE MEETING IN CLONOULTY.-One can sbew from a record, that, from 1829 to of the resolutions entered into deserves to March 1835 inclusive, five protestant clerbe recorded :-" Resolved, that a legal gymen have been murdered, and forty-two opinion shall be obtained as to the legality assaulted and put in peril of their lives, of paying titbes—and that if such legal besides a vast number of other outrages opinion shall be in favour of the claim, directed against the servants and property that we shall, notwithstanding, resist the of protestant clergymen, independent of payment unto the death."-Clonmel Herald. the attempted assassination of the Rev.
To give our readers some idea of the Mr. Williams of Killoncare, Cavan, who safety which is afforded to the Protestant still lingers under wounds from which it Irish Clergy in Ireland, and those who is feared he never can recover.- Stockport deny the facts of the assassinations and Advertiser. numberless brutal outrages perpetrated on
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A LETTER has been received at this office, signed “ A Rector," unhesitatingly charging the author of some observations on the last Church Building Act (in the last Number) with having no care for souls. To a writer of a different temper, one might perhaps say, that it would be only fair to look to the three last numbers (as well as many preceding ones) for the expression of very earnest wishes, and the production of very laborious documents, on this very subject. But in this case it would obviously be useless. If one presumes to differ from some men as to the means of effecting an end, they denounce you at once. Be it so. If the writer of those observations is careless about souls, at least his account of that fearful charge is not to be given at the tribunal of such a judge as “a
Rector,” but at one where judgment will be administered on principles different from his. But what is it that he goes on to say? why really this, that one ought not to say a word against the system of joint trustees, as we must not be particular where so great an object is at stake, and as these trustees would not give the money for this Christian purpose unless they got patronage in return! Whose statement is this? who accuses and libels the joint trustees ?--This gentleman concludes his letter by denouncing, in equally severe terms, the perfectly just epithet applied to a statement in the newspapers respecting the want of Bibles in this country, and quietly imputes it to "inveterate prejudice against the Bible Society.” Not the remotest hint was given as to the Bible Society, nor was it in the writer's thoughts. Will the Bible Society be obliged to this gentleman for thus connecting it (most unjustly) with every idle, absurd, and almost profane statement respecting the Holy Scriptures made in the newspapers? Whose statement, again, is this ?_who libels the Bible Society?
A correspondent asks, whether the letter of Charles the First, referred to by Dr. Wiseman in his late pamphlet, is in print, since it is very desirable that Protestants should be able to judge for themselves in the matter. Dr. W.'s words are these :-“I have myself seen his (King Charles's) letter to the Pope, wherein he intimates his readiness to barter the Protestant religion in England for temporal assistance from the Holy See," p. 19; as if the Pope had any Philip the Second at his elbow to send over to England.
[This pamphlet, by Dr. Wiseman, the Rector of the English College in Rome, is an answer to Mr. Poynder's remarks, already animadverted on in this Magazine. Thus it is that our cause is injured. The Romanists never fail to detect a weak point. They fall on this at once, and then cry out “Victory !" as if the overthrowing an untenable or extravagant argument of a self-elected champion had anything to do with the matter.- ED.)
To the very many requests made that the tract called “ Historical Notices, &c.” in the December number, may be reprinted separately, the Editor begs to say, that it has been recommended in the usual way to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Should they