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of Sion, anthems and antiphonal harmonies gentleman has consented to dispose of on adapted to the words of the inspired very favourable terms.—Leeds Intelligencer. Psalmist. He died A.D. 1600.

A subscription is commenced by the “ This tribute of respect and veneration inhabitants of Ripon, to present a piece for so good a name is offered here by W. of plate, as a tribute of respect, to the Rev. L. Bowles, Canon Residentiary, 1836." R. L. Sykes, the late esteemed curate of

Another monument has been erected by Trinity Church in that town.-Ibid. Mr. Bowles, to Chillingworth.

WALES. SALISBURY AUXILIARY TO THE REFOR

The Sea of Bangor.-A preliminary MATION Society.–A deputation from the

meeting of the citizens of Bangor was parent society, consisting of the Rev. M.

beld in the Waterloo, on the 30th of Hobart Seymour and the Rev. J. Cumming, attended the meeting of this auxi- chair, which unanimously expressed its

March last, Mr. Edward Thomas in the liary, and addressed a very respectable and attentive audience, in the Councii surprise and alarm at the contemplated

union of the dioceses of Bangor and Asaph. Chamber, on Tuesday evening, the 12th

-North Wales Chronicle. April, at seven o'clock. Collections

The Bishop of St. David's has given were made, and several new subscribers

each of the scholars of the National School added to the Auxiliary.- Record.

at Abergivilly, above 160 in number, an WORCESTERSHIRE.

entire new suit of clothes.-Ibid.

The Hon. Col. Trevor, M.P. for Car. A meeting of the Clergy and laity has marthensbire, has contributed 501. towards been held at Droitwich, with the view of the Church Building Fund in Carmarthen, co-operating with the Diocesan Society for in order to extricate the local committee the Enlargement and Building of Churches from the difficulty in which they are inand Chapels in the Diocese of Worcester; volved by a guarantee which they gave the at wbich the Right Hon. and Rev. Lord King's commissioners.-- Ibid. Aston, vicar of Tardebigg, was called to the chair. Resolutions, thirteen in num

IRELAND. ber, were proposed, and carried without By the promotion of Dr. Sandes, another

Dr. M1 Donnell

Fellowship is vacant. the slightest dissent. The Bishop of Worcester commences

becomes a member of the Senior Board ; his visitations and confirmations at Per.

Dr. Hare, bursar ; and Dr. Singer, regis. shore, on the 7th of June. - Worcester

trar of chambers. —Dublin Paper. Journal.

LIVINGS BELONGING TO Papists. - The

House of Lords has ordered a return of YORKSHIRE.

the parishes in Ireland to wbich the crown The subscription for increasing church presents, in its own right, and of those to accommodation in Leeds, now amounts to which the crown presents “as trustee of 10,2001. At a meeting of the committee, the papists," who were by the acts of yesterday, it was unanimously resolved to Charles II. and Anne“ divested of their erect the proposed new church in the field right to present clerks to protestant belonging to C. Beckett, Esq., at Mount churches, until they or their heirs should Pleasant, a sufficient portion of which that conform to the protestant religion.”

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PLURALITIES AND NON-RESIDENCE BILL.

Clause 1. Repeals 21 Hen. VIII, and 57 Geo. III., except where the last repeals other acts, or inflicts penalties, or grants licences, if the licence be granted one month after this act is passed.

2. No person holding two livings to have any dignity or office in a cathedral, or any third living. No person to hold two dignities or offices in the same or different cathedrals, except an archdeacon, who may hold a canonry and a benefice with his archdeaconry.

3. No person to hold two livings more than ten miles apart.

4. If one living does not exceed 5001., another, not exceeding 500l., (at the time of institution,) and within ten miles, may be added. If the bishop, who is to institute to the second living, objects, he must certify his reasons to the archbishop, who shall decide, after inquiry of both bishops, if the benefices are in different dioceses.

5. One living below 5001., and one above 500l., may be held together for special reasons assigned by bishop to archbishop, and allowed by King'in council.

6. Acceptance of preferment, contrary to this act, vacates all former preferment.
7. Licence or dispensation for second preferment not necessary.
8. Present rights of possession saved.
9–19. Provisions respecting uniting or disuniting parishes.

20. If any holder of a benefice shall be absent (without licence or exemption, and not be resident on another benefice) more than three and less than six months, he will lose onethird of the annual income; if more than six, but less than eight, one-half; if more than eight, two-thirds ; if the whole year, three-fourths.

21. Penalty for neglecting duty on Sundays, 5l. for each offence. (Surely this is a clause which might be altered.)

2. Certain persons exempt from penalties for non-residence. No dean of cathedral or collegiate church, or head ruler of any college or hall at Oxford or Cambridge, or professor or public reader in either of the said Universities, while actually resident within the precincts of the University, and while reading lectures therein during the time required by the conditions of his office (provided always, that a certificate, under the hand of the ViceChancellor of the University, stating the fact of such residence and of the due performance of such duties, shall, in every such case, be transınitted to the bishop of the diocese within six weeks after the 31st day of December in each year); no chaplain of the King or Queen, or of any of the royal family, chaplain of any archbishop or bishop, chaplain of the House of Commons, clerk of his Majesty's closet, or deputy clerk thereof, chancellor or vicar general or commissioner of any diocese; archdeacon, dean, or sub-dean, or priest, or reader in any of his Majesty's royal chapels at St. James's or Whitehall, or reader in his Majesty's private chapels at Windsor or elsewhere; preacher in any of the Inns of Court, or at the Rolls chapel, Provost of Eton, or Warden of Winchester, or Master of the Charter House, --while all these parties shall be actually attending in discharge of their duties. Masters of Eton, Winchester, or Westminster Schools, or principal of the East India College, shall not be liable to ny of the penalties or forfeitures in this act contained for or on account of nonresidence, during any such period as aforesaid, on any benefice.

26. Dignitaries, &c., residing at cathedral churches for certain periods exempted. Provision for cases in which the year of residence at cathedrals commences at any other period than the 1st of January.

27. Present rights, as to exemptions and licences, preserved.
28. Exemption forfeited if house of residence not kept in repair.
29. Petition for licence for non-residence to be in writing, and to state certain particulars.
30. Bishops may grant licences in certain cases enuinerated.

31. Under special circumstances, bishops may grant licences to reside out of the house or benefice, and may appoint and assign salaries to curates. Reasons to be transmitted to the archbishop for examination and allowance ; who may, after inquiry, annul, or in any manner Vary, licence.

38-40. Returns as to non-residence, &c., to be made to the King in Council.

41. If any person, neither licensed nor exempt, does not sufficiently reside, the bishop may issue a monition. Returns may be required to be upon oath. Where return shall not be made, or be satisfactory, bishop may order residence, and, if disobeyed, may sequestrate the profits of the benefice, and direct an application of the profits. Appeal against sequestration to the archbishop.

42. Persons returning to residence on monition to pay the costs.

43. If such person returning shall, before 12 months thereafter, absent himself again, the bishop may, without monition, sequester the benefice.

45. Benefice under such a sequestration one year, or incurring two such sequestrations within two years, to be void, except in case of relief, upon appeal.

46. Contracts for letting houses in which any, spiritual person is required to reside, void. Any person holding possession after the day appointed, shall be subject to penalty.

48. No oath as to residence required of 49. Non-resident incumbents neglecting to appoint curates, bishop to appoint. 50. Curates to reside on benefices under certain circumstances. 51. Extension of the provisions of the Acts 17 Geo. III., c. 53, and 21 Geo. III., c. 66, relating to the repairing and rebuilding of houses of residence; and power to the bishop to enforce compliance.

61. Bishops may enforce two services on Sunday in certain cases. 64. Bishop to appoint stipends to curates.

84. That no spiritual person shall serve more than two churches or two chapels, or cne church and one chapel, in one day, &c.

[The Bill cannot be procured at Mr. Hansard's. What is given above is taken from an analysis of the Bill in the Cambridge Chronicle.)

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