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benefices now lield in plurality, of which

DURHAM. two-thirds are sufficient alone to maintain

Noble CONDUCT OF A Pook CLERGY& clergyman; that the provision which

MAN. —Died, on the 13th of May, the Ret. probibits the holding of livings in plurality G. Carpendale, of Harwood Chapel, in the wbich are distant more than ten miles from parish of Middleton, in Teesdale, in the each other, will “ leave the tremendous eril almost untouched,” as of the livings charged his duties of schoolmaster and

73rd year of his age, having faithfully disat present beld in plurality“ nearly three reader of the chapel since the yenr 1789, thousand are within ten miles of each and, with equal usefulness and propriety, other, and above two thousand within fire

those of bis sacred office since his ordinamiles of each other."-Derbyshire Courier. tion in the year 1808. His wbole stipend, DEVONSHIRE.

wbich he received from the Duke of CleveA meeting has recently been held at

land, for the performance of his ministerial Exeter for the purpose of establishing a

duties, was forty guineas a year. His branch of the Additional Curates Society has left in the hands of the bishop of the

realized

property, amounting to 2001., he The bisbop of the diocese related a grati: diocese, the rector of the parish, and fying exception to “liberal” hostility to the church in the conduct of Mr. J. W.

church warden of that part of the parish of Buller, the unsuccessful candidate for Middleton in Teesdale, as trustees, to lay Exeter at the late election. In the course

with it the foundation of an endowment for of the business, the bishop announced that & perpetual successor to himself, that the Mr. Buller bad come to him voluntarily, a

inbabitants of that destitute part of the long time since, and said," I hold the great

diocese may be constantly supplied from uithes of the parish of St. Thomas, (a po

the church with a resident minister, and pulous parish adjoining Exeter.) I feel

provided with a burial-ground, the disbound to act as the incumbent would be tance of the burial place of the parish, from compelled to do by law, if he were the the chapel in Harwood, being ten miles. owner of the tithes and non-resident. I The name of George Carpenter, therefore, am bound by law but to pay a small sa

deserves to be had in perpetual rememlary; 1 will, bowever, put myself in the brance, not only in the remote district in situation of a non-resident rector, and pay throughout the church.-Durham Adver.

which his lot was cast, but as an example an additional salary of 1501. per year. Salisbury Herald.

HAMPSHIRE. CONSECRATION AND OPENING OF ST. PAUL'S, OR THE NEw Church, Honi On Wednesday, the 25th of April, the TON.

This new structure being completed, corner stones of two new churches about was opened and consecrated, on the 24th of to be erected in the hamlets of PenningApril, by the Lord Bishop of Exeter. ton and Sway, near Lymington, were laid This great and important work bas been in the presence of an immense concourse executed at an expense of 6,6001., raised of spectators. The ceremony at Peaningby subscription; if the purchase of property ton was performed by Jobo Pulteney, Esq., necessary to its erection were taken into lord of the manor, and presenter of the site account, it bas been attended with an ex. for the church; and that at Sway, by Lady pense of about 10,0001. A dinner took Caroline MorantHants Advertiser. place in the evening, which was attended

LANCASHIRE. by about 200 of the nobility and gentry of the town and country.-Exeter Western MANCHESTER.-The Rev. H. Raikes, Luminary.

M.A., chancellor of the diocese, held bis DORSETSHIRE.

annual visitation to the church wardens of A numerous meeting has been recently this parish, at the collegiate churcb, on the held at Stalbridge, for the purpose of ex

10th of May. After the newly-appointed tending church accommodation; the rector

functionaries bad signed the customary of the parish, the Rev. L. C. Powys, was declaration, he delivered a very imprescalled to the chair, and in a most eloquent sive charge, in the course of which he ex. and impressive speech urged the subject plained the duty of the wardens to see that of church extension on bis audience. Va the fabric of their respective churches was rious resolutions were moved and seconded sustained in proper repair, and for this by the Revs. H. F. Yeatman, J. Wilson, purpose to lay a rate of sufficient amount, H. Boucber, H. Walter, N. Bridges, and then get it passed, collect it at their leiJ. Patteson. A liberal collection was sure, and be careful to apply it only to the made at the close of the meeting.- Dorset objects to wbicb it was by law assigned, Herald.

Manchester Courier.

The New MARRIAGE Act. From of- Harriott, Hough, and Webb. Prizes were ficial returns it appears, that during the awarded for Greek trimeter iambic verses year 1837 the total number of marriages on the subject, “ Divus Paulus riperam in the town of Liverpool and its vicinity excutit,” to Master Harriott, and for Latio amounted to 2,781.' Of these, the mar bexameter lines on “ Mare Atlanticum," riages

to Master Webb. The High Master's prize In churcbes were .....

2,670 for an essay on the subject, “Artibus et In Roman-catbolic chapels ...

85 scientiis in Brittaniam illatis, libertatis In the Scotcb kirk

6 damnum compensavit Agricola," was asIn the register-office

9 (!) signed to Master Stokes. Several pas. In all tbe dissenting chapels.. 13 sages from classical authors, chiefly dia. Of the tbirteen marriages in dissenting logues, were afterwards recited by young chapels two were celebrated in a chapel gentlemen attending the school, with suffi. wbere the forms of the church of England cient propriety. The company was nu. are observed, thus reducing the number of merous and most respectable. — Morning marriages under the new act to twenty, in Herald. a population of at least 180,000.

King's College.-On Saturday after. The congregation of St. Jude's, Liver. noon, April 28th, the annual meeting of pool, bas just raised the salary of their the proprietors of King's College was held minister, ibe Rev. Hugh M Neile, hy in the large lecture-room of that Institu2001. a year, making it 6001. in all, as a tion; the Archbishop of Canterbury in the testimony of their esteem for his charac chair. Among the distinguisbed personter and gratitude for his services.

ages present were, the Duke of Sutberland, W. Fielden, Esq., M.P. for Blackburn, the Bishops of London, Winchester, and bas endowed a new cburch in the vicinity Cbichester, the Rev. Dr. D'Oyly, Dr. of that town with 10001. towards the mi. Shepherd, the Ven. Archdeacon Cam. nister's stipend. - Leeds Intelligencer. bridge, the Marquis of Bute, Lord Bex. LINCOLNSHIRE.

ley, Sir R. H. Inglis, &c. Mr. Smith, On the next avoidance of the see of Lin the secretary, read the Report, from which coln, 1,2501. is to be yearly paid out of the it appears that the number of students in ecclesiastical fund to the succeeding pre each department at Christmas last were as late, in order to raise the annual stipend to

follows :-Senior department, regular stu. the sum of 5,0001.-Gazette.

dents, 116; medical ditto ditto, 60; junior

ditto, pupils, 346. In addition to ebese, MIDDLESEX.

143 students bave attended particular Sons of the CLERGY.-The anniversary courses of lectures, so that tbe entire numfestival of the corporation of the Sons of ber bas amounted to 665. The Bishop of the Clergy, which has for its object the Chichester, in moving that the Report be apprenticing of the children of necessitous received and adopted, said there was one clergymen, or otherwise placing them in part relative to which he felt it necessituations of respectability, was celebrated sary to make a few observations. He alin St. Paul's Cathedral, on Thursday, luded to that part which stated that there May 10, in the presence of a numerous had been a trifling diminution in the numand fasbionable auditory. A sermon in ber of the students. He did not think that aid of the funds of the institution was ought to form a subject of regret to the preached by the Rev. John Lonsdale,B.D., proprietors, when he stated that the reason and at the conclusion of the service the of it was, tbat Institutions founded on Lord Mayor presided at a dinner given at similar principles, and for the same object, Mercbant Tailors' Hall, and a bandsome as King's College, had recently been collection was made.- Times.

formed in different parts of the country, St. Paul's School. The annual appo the necessary consequence of which must sition, or distribution of prizes, took place be, that the number of students applying on the 16th of May. The Duke of Cam- for admission to King's College would be bridge, Prince George of Cambridge, the diminished. The secretary then read an Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Bishops account of the receipts and disbursements of London and Winchester honoured the of the council during the past year, from ceremony with their presence. Orations which it appeared that the receipts were in praise of the founder, Dean Collett, the 16,8281. 168. 10d, ; and which, after de. friend of Erasmus, and the first who intro- ducting the expenditure, left a balance in duced the Greek language into the scheme tbe bankers' bands of 1,2451. 7s. 8d., esof education in this country, were delivered clusive of 1,0001. invested in exchequer in Greek, Latin, and English, by Masters bills. The Bishop of London then an

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nounced, that through the instrumentality LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY. On of his grace tbe Archbisbop of Canterbury Thursday, the 10th of May, the fortythe Queen bad consented to become the fourth annual meeting of this association Patroness of the College. This announce was held at Exeter-ball; the chair was ment was received with loud cheers. The taken by Edward Baines, Esq., M.P. for meeting then adjourned. The school has Leeds. "The Rev. W. Ellis read an abincreased from 346 at Christmas to nearly stract of the report, from which it ap370.-- Times.

peared that the missions generally, exThe Council of King's College have cepting in China and Madagascar, were made arrangements for establishing a class prospering. The following was the num. for civil engineering and mining. Instruc ber of missionary stations and out-stations tion will be given in the requisite branches belonging to the society in different parts of the mathematics, natural and experi of the world, missionaries labouring at the mental philosophy, chemical science, geo same, &c. &c. :-logy, mineralogy, metallurgy, machinedrawing, practical perspective, &c. Siu. dents will be admitted at the age of 15,

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74 and the full course will last three years.

Ultra Ganges... 5

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East Indies......319

:88 Russia..........

3 Hall, Daniell, Moseley, Wheatstone, and

Mediterranean.. 1 Phillips, and will be opened in the first

South Africa & week of October next.

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505 took place in the theatre of the London The directors had sent forth, during the University College. There were about past year, to various parts of the world, 600 ladies and gentlemen present. The missionaries, with their families, amountBishop of Durham was chairman. The ing, exclusive of their children, to sixtyreport of the faculty was read by Professor one individuals. The number of churches Quain, from which it appeared that the was 93, communicants 7,347, and scholars students entered for the faculty of medi 36,954, being an increase on the year cine bad considerably multiplied. On the 1837 of 9 churches, 932 communicants, conclusion of the distribution, the chair 2,732 scholars, In relation to the funds, man stated that the receipts of the Insti the directors had to report that the amount tution had last session exceeded the ex of legacies received during the year bad penditure by 1,0001., and there had been been 3,7401. 6s. 8d., being 4,0371. 55. 8d. an increase of fifty-seven pupils in the less than the amount of legacies received faculty of medicine and arts. Times. during the preceding year. The contriChurch MissionARY Society. The

butions for the ordinary and special objects 13th ecnual meeting of the Church Mis

of the society bad been 60,51 4. 16s. 1d., sionary Society was held at Exeter-ball,

making, with the legacies, a total of on the 1st of May; the Earl of Chichester

70,2551., being an increase beyond the took the chair. During the past year

income of last year of 5,884. 3s. 7d. the society had received a further grant

The expenditure of the year bad been of 1,0001. towards negro education; and

76,8181. 16s. lld., being an increase beconsiderable progress is being made in the

yond the expenditure of the previous West Indies as well as ip the north-west

year to the amount of 13,6581. 7s. 9d., of America. The receipts of the society

and an excess beyond the income of the bad been 83,4471., and the expenditure past year of 6,5631. 16s, 11d. 86,5401. The amount received during PRAYER-Book and HOMILY SOCIETY.the past year sbewed an increase of up The anniversary of this society was held wards of 11,0001. The meeting was ad in the lower room of Exeter-ball, on the dressed by the Earl of Chichester, tbe 3rd of May; Lord Bexley in the chair. Lord Bishop of Chester, the Rev. Mons. The report stated tbat, amongst other opeM. D'Aubigne, the Bishop of Ripon, the rations of the society, during the past year Rev. J. W. Cunningham, the Marquis of 3,326 ships had been visited or revisited Cholmondeley, the Hon. and Rev. B. in the London and other docks; 913 of Noel, G. Finch, Esq., the Rev. Hugh them were spoken with particularly, and Stowell, the Rev. Samuel Gobat, Yacoub supplied with books. Sixty-nine masters Araad El Kebaya, from Syria, and the held divine seryice on board their vessels Rev. William Jowett, - Times.

regularly ; 799 entirely neglected that Vol. XIII.—June, 1838.

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duty; 1,249 Prayer-books in English, 6 and Assad Y, Kayat, a native of Syria. in German and French, 3 copies of the Mr. Marsh banded in 2301. wbicb bad whole Book of Homilies, and is of select been subscribed at a meeting got up by : Homilies, had been sold to sailors. The lady at Norwich. total issue of books during the past year BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.was 164,586. The total issue from the The thirty-fourth anniversary of this sucommencement was 2,214,718. Nearly ciety was beld on Wednesday, May 2od, 14,000 copies of the coronation service at Exeter-hall. Lord Bexley, the presihad been put into circulation. The re dent of the society, took the chair. The ceipts amounted to 2,4661, 13s. 10d., and Earl of Burlington, the Earl of Harrowby, the expenditure to 2,5391. 198., leaving a Lord Lorton, Lord Teignmouth, Lord balance due to the treasurer of 731. os. 2d., Mountsandford ; the Bishops of Chester, besides wbich the society was under en Ripon, and Norwich ; the Dean of Salisgagements amounting to 1,5131, 10s, 4d. bury; E. Baines, Esq., M.P., Sir Thomas The meeting was addressed by the Rev. Acland, M.P., Justice Sir Allan Park, the Messrs. R. Dallas, E. Neale, E. Sidney, American Ambassador, &c., &c., were on Admiral Hillyar, Lord Mountsandford, the platform. From the report it appears the Rev. Messrs. R. Newstead, A. Tbel that the income of the society from all wall, Thomas W. Marsh, and Alderman sources in the last year, bad amounted to Hunter.

97,2371. 1s. 11d., of which $1,8921, 16s. SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIANITY bad been derived from the free contribuAMONG THE JEWS.--The thirteenth anni. tions of auxiliary associations, being an versary was held on Friday, May 4, at excess from tbat source of 1,2581. 16s, 4d. Exeter-hall ; the Right Hon. G. H. Rose, beyond the amount of any preceding year. M.P., in the chair, who entered into some The donations bad amounted to 4,845l. ; details respecting past operations and the the legacies to 11,9111. 15s. Tbe total present position of the society. Applica- expenditure of the year had amounted to tions of missionaries for a more liberal 91,1791. 14s. Ild. The issues for home supply of the Sacred Treasure had been circulation had been 369,764 copies, and every year more and more urgent. The for foreign circulation there bad been committee found that, in order to gain issued 224,634 copies, being the greatest continual access to the Jews, they must number of copies issued for foreign cirbe able to furnish them with the word of culation in any year since the formation God; that, for the most part, when they of the society ; making a total distribuwere destitute of the scriptures, the visits tion of 4,216,580 Bibles, and of 6,671,460 of the Jews to them became less fre. Testaments: in all, 10,888,013 copies. quent, and their conversations with them In the course of the past year, there had less interesting; but that when they been formed seven new associations, were supplied with Hebrew Bibles, either making in the whole 2,374 associations at for sale at a reduced price, or for occa. home, and 265 in the colonies. The re. sional gratuitous distribution in parts, port also noticed, that considerable prothey had no cause to complain of want of gress bad been made in the publication of intercourse with tbe Jews. For the pur books, by which, being printed in raised pose of remedying this, as far as possible, letters, the blind might be taught to read. the stereotype bad been purcbased. The Copies of the Psalms, and portions of the assistant-secretary read the report for the New Testament, had been completed in last year, from which it appeared that that manner. The meeting was addressed 19,0541. 4s. 8d. bad been subscribed to by the Rev. A, Brandram, Viscount Lorthe funds of the society for the year ; being ton, the Bishop of Chester, the Bishop of an increase of 4,5171. 17s. 9d. from the Norwich, Rev. Dr. Henderson, Res. year preceding—the largest portion of Mons. M. d'Aubigne, A. Stevenson, Esq.; wbich rose from the auxiliary societies. the American minister, Rev. J. Birt, Lord From Ireland the sum subscribed was Teignmouth, Yagouba Asaad El Kehaya, 1,2591. 2s. 11d. towards the funds of tbe Revs. R. Daly, R. Newstead, J. W. society, and 2141. towards building a Cunningham, Mr. Dudley, Sir T. D. church at Jerusalem, being an increase of Acland, M.P., Edward Baines, Esq., 4361. from the preceding year's subscrip M.P., Lord Montsandford, and Lord tion. Resolutions were proposed or se Bexley. conded by the Rev. Messrs. T. Grimshaw, TRINITARIAN Bible Society, -- The F. Cunningham, Ilugb Stowell, Joseph seventh anniversary meeting of the Trinita. Wolff, Williain Pym, J. H. Stewart, J. H. rian Bible Society was held on Monday, Merle d'Aubigne, S. Gobat (church mis May 7th, in the lower room, Exeter-ball, sionary from Abyssinia), William Marsh, l'iscount Lorton in tbe chair. The report

represented the affairs of the society as of London, who was detained elsewhere by very prosperous, and that the contribu important duties, arrived at two o'clock. tions of the present year were considerably The following were the leading facts conover those of the previous one.

tained in the report:PASTORAL AID Society. The annual During the past year, her Majesty bad meeting of the Church Pastoral Aid So become patroness of this society, and ciety was held May 8th, in the great room, the Bishop of London had accepted the Exeter-ball. The right hon. Lord Ashley office of vice-patron and president. Lecwas in the chair. The report detailed the tures had been delivered on the prevalence proceedings of the society for the first year, and mischievous effects of intemperance. from wbich it appeared that the grants of Thirty new associations had been formed, the society now aid 132 iocumbents of and 20,000 members had been added to parishes and districts, having an aggre the society, making a total of 249,00). gate population of 1,086,000 souls, in whose The amount of expenditure during the spiritual care, before the aid of the society, past year was 9251. 9s. 8 d., the receipts, only 147 members were employed. The 7071. 93. 104d. ; leaving a balance against grants of the society provide for an addi the society of 2171. 195. 10d. tion of 123 clergyman and 22 lay assist Motions were moved or seconded by ants.

Sir Edward Parry, Admiral Hillier, the PROTESTANT ASSOCIATION.-The annual Hon, and Rev. B. W. Noel, D. W. Alex. meeting of the Protestant Association was ander, Esq , Rev. T. Mortimer, the Bishop beld on Wednesday, May 9th, in the of Norwich, Rev. Messrs. Gogerley and great room, Exeter-ball; the Earl of Win. Perrot, and Mr. T. Roberts. - Ibid. chelsea in the chair. The chairman called CHURCH•rate ABOLITION Society, attention to the fact that a fearful increase A meeting of this society was held on of popery had taken place in this country Tuesday, May 8th, at the City-of-London within the last forty years. In respect to Tavern, Bisbopsgate-street; Sir Culling the erection of chapels and of seminaries Eardley Smith in the chair. The meeting, of education, every effort was now being which was not nearly so numerous as on made by the church of Rome to re-estab former occasions, was addressed by the lish its dominion within these realms, and Chairman, Mr. Baines, M.P.; Mr. A. that nothing could prevent popery again White, M.P.; Mr. Hindley, M.P. ; Mr. spreading through the land except the O'Connell, M.P.; the Rev. John Burnett ; united efforts of the friends of the protes the Rev. John Howard Hinton; Mr.Cbilds, tant church and of the revered institutions of Bungay ; and other individuals. There of the land. In the year 1792, the chapels was nothing remarkable in the matter of in this country and Scotland connected the speakers, except that, with scarcely an with the church of Rome amounted to 20, exception, they joined in a virulent attack now they exceeded 500; and during the on Dr. Chalmers and his lectures. The same period of time, the number of Roman report of the society urged upon the meet. catholic schools and seminaries had in- ing the necessity of agitation, and the procreased from two to nearly 100. Captain priety of multiplying petitions to parliaGordon announced that the association ment, now that there seems little probabiwas in debt about 3001., and called upon lity of any measure being passed this sesthe meeting to lend its aid in promoting sion on the principle recommended by the efficiency of the society. The noble Lord John Russell. - Morning Herald. chairman had set the example of contribut OPENING OF THE WELLINGTON CHAPEL, ing 101. in addition to 601. be had already St. James's-PARK.-On Sunday, May 6th, subscribed. —Watchman.

the splendid building lately erected in tbe BRITISH AND FOREIGN TEMPERANCE barrack-yard of the Wellington barracks, SOCIETY.-The seventh anniversary of this St. James's- park, as a chapel for the regi. society (founded by Capt. Brenton) was ment that may be stationed there, was held at Exeter-hall, April 27th. Prior to opened for the performance of divine serthe public meeting, a party of gentlemen vice. Tbere were present nearly 2,000 of took breakfast together, at which the the household troops, consisting of three Bishop of Norwich presided. In the course regiments of Foot Guards and the Blues. of the proceedings, Mr. Pownall stated, -Ibid. that upwards of 3,000 children, under four The new church in Berwick-street was teen, bad been committed to prison in two opened for divine service on Sunday, May years, for crimes arising out of intempe. 13th, on which occasion two sermons were rance......, The Bishop of Norwich pre- preached; that in the morning by the sided at the public meeting until the Bishop Lord Bishop of Winchester; and that in

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