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church in the parish of Llandilo, at a don, as lord of the manor, presents place called Cwn Amman, at his own them with a ring of bells and an expense; and the vicar is collecting organ. subscriptions towards its endowment, The Rev. T. Gisborne, M.A., Preand the erection of a residence for the bendary of Durham, has given 2001. clergyman.

towards the endowment of Holy TriThe Marquis of Waterford sub- nity church, Darlington. scribed 1001. to rebuild the church of Lord Ward has subscribed 2001. to Carrick-on-Suir, for which the parish- the Worcestershire Diocesan Church ioners presented him with a beautiful Building Society, and 300l. to that white marble figure of Lord Tyrone, of Lichfield. His Lordship will also one of his ancestors, which lay in the erect parsonage houses at Netherton old church more than a century. The and Cosely at his own expense. Marquis has transferred the monu- The present Earl of Cardigan has ment to the church of Clonegam, on given one acre and a half of land for the demesne of Curraghmore. the site of a parsonage house at Farn

At a special meeting of the Wor- ley ; 501. towards the improvements cester Diocesan Church Building So- of the parsonage house at Gildersome, ciety, a grant of 5001. was made and 1001. towards the new church to towards the erection of a new church be built at Stanningley. in the parish of Broadway, and a It is in contemplation to propose grant of 501. towards erecting a chapel the erection of a second new church of ease in the district of Abbot's at Taunton, to be founded upon strictly Lench, in the parish of Fladbury. ecclesiastical principles. A beautiful

BIRMINGHAM Ten CHURCHES Fund. and commodious site, some time since --Reports have been received from promised to the public, will be given several of the districts in course of

for that purpose. canvass, and the total amount sub- A public subscription has been enscribed exceeds 18,0001.-The offer of tered into for the purpose of restoring a site for a church, with a donation the ancient church at Denton, near of 2001., has been made by Mr. R. Gravesend. This building, it appears, Benton, of Nechell's Park.

has been in ruins for near 300 years. Mrs. Milward has contributed the W. Knox Child, Esq. has generously munificent donation of 10001. towards headed the subscription with 500l. the endowment of the new episcopal The Ecclesiastical Commissioners chapel of St. Clement's, Hastings. have voted 12001. to erect a church

The subscriptions of the Hadwen at Askeaton; and 6001. to erect a family of Dean House, in Sowerby, church on the demesne of Lord Mustowards the Society for the Increase kerry, Springfield, county of Limerick, of Church Accommodation and the both on the present sites. Endowment of Churches in the Dio- Mr. Haslar Hollist has contributed cese of Ripon, amount to near 4001. the munificent sum of 1001. towards This is a noble example from one affording increased church accommohouse, and which we hope to see dation to the inhabitants of the parish followed.

of Lodsworth, near Midhurst. A new church is intended to be DIOCESE OF Ripon. In the Halifax erected at Hillfield, in Trinity parish, district, the donations for the increase Coventry. One gentleman has given of church accommodation and the en20007. towards this object, and ano- dowment of churches, already amount ther has offered a piece of ground on to 42411. 158. 6d., and the annual which to erect the building.

subscriptions to 1411. 4s. The Goldsmith's Company, at their The worthy and indefatigable inown expense, are about to erect a cumbent of the Isle of Portland has new church, adjoining their alms- made the munificent offer of 15001. house at East Acton, for the 'accom- as an endowment for a district church modation of the Company's numerous for that island, if subscriptions can tenants, and their aged poor in that be raised for the purpose of erecting establishment. The Bishop of Lons





The Late Rev. Hugh James Rose.—King's COLLEGE, LONDON. -The sub. joined is the copy of a minute of the council of this institution, in reference to the decease of the late Principal of the College :-" The council, having been informed of the death of the Rev. Hugh James Rose, late Principal of the College, which event took place at Florence, on the 22d of December last, are desirous of express. ing the deep concern with which they have received this intelligence, and of recording their grateful sense of the conscientious and efficient manner in which their late lamented Principal discharged the duties of his office, while bearing up against the pressure of an enfeebled constitution and failing health. Valuable as were the services for which this institution was indebted to him, the council are well aware that they formed but a part of those which his great talents, his varied learning, his ardent piety, and his unwearied energy, enabled him to render to the church at large, to the interests of sound learning, and to the cause of religious education."

A subscription has been entered into on the part of the Principal, Professors, Masters, and Students, for the purpose of erecting a testimonial in the College Chapel, commemorative of their sincere regard for the late head of the institution, the late Rev. Hugh James Rose, of their deep respect for his ardent piety and varied attainments, and of their grateful sense of his unceasing solicitude to promote the interests of the establishment.

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The following circular was lately addressed by the Archbishop of York to the Bishop of Durham, as well as to each Bishop within his province :-

Bishopsthorpe Palace. "My LORD, — It appearing, by the returns annually made to the Privy Council, that many incumbents of benefices in the several dioceses within the province of York bave not answered the questions transmitted to them at the commencement of every year, and that others have shown, by their answers, that they have been nonresident without license or exemption, I am desirous of calling the attention of your Lordship, and the other bishops of the province, to the expediency of adopting some effectual method of preventing this irregularity in future.

" The course which I would recommend to your Lordship, and which I intend myself to pursue, for the attainment of this object, is

" Ist. That we should endeavour to impress on the beneficed clergy the necessity of strictly complying with the provisions of the act recently passed, by which they are required, within three weeks after the receipt of the questions transmitted to them, to return full and specific answers thereto.

“ 2d. That we should, without delay, ascertain whether any incumbents under our jurisdiction are non-resident, according to the meaning of the act, and proceed, if there should be occasion, to call into residence, by monition, those who may be found in this situation, and to punish them for past non-residence.

“ The effect of the proposed inquiry will be to do away with such cases of nonresidence altogether; and the only cases which will then remain are those of wilful non-residence, in respect to which it is clearly our duty to exercise, in every instance, the powers vested in us by law, and the more so as, by the exclusion of the common informer, the maintenance of ecclesiastical discipline, in this most important particular, is confided solely to the bishop.

“By the adoption of this method it is hoped that we may be enabled in future to send in our returns to her Majesty in Council at the time prescribed by the Act; and, what is of still greater importance, that no cases of 'non-residence without exemption or license will appear in the returns, with the exception of such as may be under the necessary process for compelling return into residence, or inflicting the penalties for non-residence.

“I take this opportunity, moreover, of calling your Lordship's attention to the 33d section of the Act before referred to, which enables the Bishop, where a benefice has no house, or no fit house, for the residence of the incumbent, by license under hand and seal, to permit him to reside in some fit and convenient house, though not belonging to the benefice, if the same be within three miles of his church or chapel, or within two miles, if such church or chapel be in a city, or a market or borough town. As the license, in every such case, will constitute the house described and specified in it'a legal house of residence during the period for which it is granted, to all intents and purposes, it is my intention (until fit houses on the glebe can be provided under the Act 1 Vict. c. 23, or on or after the next avoidance of benefices, by the several sections from 62 to 74 in the New Residence Act) to call upon incumbents having no house, or an unfit house, on benefices within my own diocese, and who now reside, or who in my judgment ought to reside, within the prescribed distance, to apply for such licenses; which, on receiving their applications, I propose to grant; and I shall forthwith proceed in this matter (whether the incumbents to whom these observations apply have a license for non-residence or not), in order that in the next return to the Privy Council I may have the opportunity of returning them as resident; and if they happen to have a second benefice beyond the prescribed distance of three miles, or two miles (as the case may be), they will be returned in respect thereof as non-resident by reason of residence on another benefice.

" I recommend this course for general and immediate adoption, by which it is obvious that the next, and all future annual returns to the Privy Council, will exhibit the residence of the clergy in a much more favourable light than heretofore ; and the number of licenses for non-residence to be granted on account of there being no house, or for the unfitness of the house, and for reasons not enumerated in the Act, will be comparatively small.

“ I consider that the 33d section, before referred to, is a great improvement in the law of residence: hitherto an unnecessary and undeserved reproach appeared to attach to incumbents who resided near and duly performed the duties of their benefices, but were in many cases returned and counted non-resident, because they were obliged to have a license for non-residence; if the new power is fully exercised, I expect that the evil adverted to will be effectually remedied.

** At the same time that I offer these recommendations to your Lordship and the bishops of the province, I shall be happy to receive any suggestions which, in your Lordship’s opinion, may be calculated to promote the attainment of the objects which I have in view.

" I remain, my Lord, your affectionate brother, "The Lord Bishop of Durham."

“ E. EBOR."

BISHOPRICS OF St. Asapu AND BANGOR.- The Gazette contains an Order in Council, directing that, on the next vacancy, the Bishoprics of St. Asaph and Bangor shall be united, and that the income shall amount to the annual sum of 5,2001., on the occurrence of which event the new Bishopric of Manchester is to be erected, the Collegiate Church to become a Cathedral, and the Warden and Fellows Dean and Canons; the diocese to be composed of the whole county of Lancaster, at present in the diocese of Chester, with the exception of the deanery of Furnes and Cartmel.

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury has signified his intention of holding his primary Visitation of the Diocese, comprising the counties of Wilts and Dorset, in the course of the ensuing summer.

DR. IRELAND.-That highly-respected Dignitary of the Church, Dr. John Ireland, the Venerable the Dean of Westminster, is a native of Ashburton, Devonshire; and at a public meeting of the inhabitants of that town, recently convened for that purpose, the Rev. Wm. Marsh, the Vicar, communicated to them the particulars of an interesting correspondence he has lately had with this venerable person, in which the Rev. Dignitary expressed his determination to bequeath to the town the sum of 2,0001. for the purpose of providing a suitable residence for the future master of the Ashburton Endowed Grammar School. Dr. Ireland, always seeking to do good, had, amongst his other munificent acts, before given the interest of 1,0001. to six aged persons of Ashburton annually, on New Year's day. The most lively satisfaction was evinced by all present at the communication made by Mr. Marsh, and an address, expressive of the grateful sense of the inhabitants at large at such an instance of bounty, immediately and unanimously voted. This has been engrossed and signed by persons of every different shade of opinion, and will be transmitted to the Dean.

SALISBURY Diocesan BOARD of Education.We are happy to be able to state, that the most gratifying answers have been received from a large portion of the noblemen, gentlemen, and clergymen, who have been requested to accept the office of permanent and elected members of the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education. Though it was not deemed advisable to make any direct appeal for funds till the plans of the Board should be more matured, yet many offers of support have been received, and several most liberal contributions have been already announced. Amongst others, 501. from the Rev. Chancellor Marsh, 501. from the Rev. F Dyson, &c. The gentlemen who have accepted the office of members of the Board will meet on the 15th, after which we may expect some more public announcement of the objects contemplated, and have no doubt that the Institution will obtain that liberal and permanent support to which the vast importance of its proposed operations entitles it, and without which they cannot be carried into effeci.

New Organ, Combe Raleigh.—Mr. Gray, the eminent organ builder of Newroad, Fitzroy-square, London, has just erected an organ in the parish church of Combe Raleigh, near Honiton, Devon; the purchase of which was effected by the voluntary subscriptions of the parishioners, aided by the generous contributions of the friends of the Rector. A crowded congregation witnessed the gratifyiug ceremony of its opening, on which occasion an appropriate and eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. Charles E. Band, the Rector of the parish; after which a handsome collection was made at the doors, the plates being held by Mrs. Graves, and E. S. Drewe Esq., of the Grange, the patron of the living, and Mrs. Banister, and E. W. Band, Esq. supported by the Churchwardens, Mr. Godfree, and Mr. H. Godfree, jun. It is highly gratifying, at the present day, to see the appeals of the Clergy thus readily and liberally answered, and every effort used to promote the glory of God, though it be merely in the erection of an organ, consecrated to the purposes of devotion, exciting so much general interest. Among the list of subscri. bers we notice the name of E. S. Drewe, Esq., for 201.

West HACKNEY New NATIONAL Schools.--On Sunday, February 24, an admirable discourse, on James v. 19, 20, was preached at West Hackney Church, by the Right Hon. and Right Rev, the Lord Bishop of London, in behalf of the Building Fund, when the handsome sum of 561. 13s. 8d. was collected, and several new subscribers announced.

ORDINATIONS. The Bishop of Bath and Wells intends to hold a General Ordination at Wells, on Sunday, the 12th of May.

The Lord Bishop of Exeter will hold an Ordination in the cathedral church of that city, on Sunday, the 7th of April.

The Bishop of Salisbury will hold a General Ordination at Salisbury, on Trinity Sunday, May 26. Candidates for Deacou's Orders are required to be at the palace, Salisbury, in order to a preliminary examination, on Thursday, March 21, having previously obtained the Bishop's approval of their respective titles for Orders. It is not necessary for them at this time to bring with them any papers. Candidates for Priest's Orders are required, as are also those for Deacon's Orders, to send their papers to the Bishop's Secretary, J. Burder, Esq. 27 Parliament-street, London, at least three weeks before the day of Ordination.

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By the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

DEACONS. Barrow, G. M..

B.A. Trinity Cotton, G. E. L.

B.A. Trinity Green, F. S.

B.A. Caius Marsh, William Nathaniel Tilson

B.A. Oriel




Morton, John
Witts, E. P.



Worcester Oxford
Magdalen Hall Oxford

PREFERMENTS. Hon. and Rev. Dr. Tonson, brother of Lord Riversdale, to be Bishop of Killalve.

Name. Preferment. Net Value. County. Diocese. Patron. Allanson, T., Kirby-on-the-Hill £92 York York Lord Chancellor Ashworth, P.. . Burrington

146 Hereford Hereford Bp. of Gloucester Bayley, F. T. J. , Brook throp

143 Glouc. Glouc. D. & C. of Glouc. Bellairs, H. W. , Chester, Christ Ch. Cheshire Chester Trustees Case, T.. Horton

100 Dorset Salisb. Earl of Shaftesbury Clark, J. Rawcliffe

120 Lanc. Pec. N. E.Yarburgh, Esq. Cotterill, G. Earlham

Norfolk Norwich Rev. E. Frank
Custance, J.

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521 Norfolk Norwich Lady Suffield VOL. XXI. NO. III.




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