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cient for me will be the assurance that the scheme will respect to their churches, church services, and schouis, have a fair and faithful trial with you all, and then I may especially so far as these may be connected with the purconfidently hope that the successful example of a few, poses of the association ; 2dly, the means emplover? and even the disappointments and dclays of others, will within their parishes for promoting the interests of the finally smoothe the way to a salutary establishinent of it church societies, diocesan or central, and the funds by the rest. Meanwhile, it is a consolation to know that collected for general or local purposes of charity; and we may all repose with csnfidence upon the enlightened 3dly, all important matters relating to the ministerial or support of the lay members of our association, of whjch pastoral care. we have already the surest pledge; for it would be 4. That a register shall be kept by every rural dean, ir strange indeed if they who have so liberally contributed which shall be recorded the resolutions passed at every to the foundation of our several institutions, and who meeting; and that a brief report of these resolutions, and continne to uphold them now, should be reluctant to of any other circumstances which it may be thought imassist a scheme which, apart from other blessings, is in- portant to communicate, shall be made to the bishop tended to give perinanency and efficacy to them all. through the archdeacon, before each quarterly meeting of

Before I close this address, I avail myself gladly of the the diocesan association. oprortunity it affords ine of offering to you all my cor- 5. That every rural dean may appoint a secretary, who dial thanks for the readiness with which you attended my shall be one of the incumbents of his district. summons: for the kindness with which you accepted the 6. That, for the more effectual support of the great few words of explanation which I was then enabled to church interests above recited, for the maintenance submit to you: and generally for the pains and accuracy of the Christian fellowship and union amongst the with which you have answered my inquiries. To many members of the ministry, and especially for a testiof you, indeed, my special gratitude is due, for inforina- mony before all men of our reliance upon Almighty tion and advice of great advantage in critical matters God for aid and success in all our endeavours, a connected with the discipline of the church; services general meeting of the clergy in each archdeacoury be they were, grateful to ine in their season, but they are held once every year, in the month of October, at one of still more pleasing to me in the remembrance, inasmuch the towns hereafter mentioned, and in the following order : as they afford a pledge of your cordial co-operation in --that the meeting shall be preceded by divine service these more important concerns which are now submitted and a sermon in the church: after which a collection to you. With great confidence, therefore, I leave them shall be made in support of the schools within the archin your hands: and, in furtherance of the same views, deaconry, and a report shall be read publicly upon the and to give every facility in my power to your exertions, state of all the charities recommended by the bishop and I have addressed a circular to the clergy in your dis superintended by the decanal chapters. * tricts, recommending them severally to conform to these 7. That, with the consent of the archbishop, which has regulations, and to unite with you in the support of a been already obtained, the clergy of his peculiars shall be plan in which the efficiency of the ordinary, the interests requested to conform to the regulations of the rural deanof their several flocks, the welfare of the church, and the eries of Chichester, in which they are situated, in tht honour of God, are all concerned. I am, my reverend same manner as if they belonged to the diocese, and shall brethren, your faithful friend,

be summoned by the rural dean to attend the meetings

W. CHICHESTER. accordingly. Suggestions submitted to the Rural Deans, for the reriral under peculiar jurisdiction, and the clergy of Brighton,

8. That the clergy of the city of Chichester, being of their Chapters, in the Diocese of Chichester.

being considerable in number, and conveniently situated 1. That every rural dean, with the consent of the for consultation with each other and with the vicar, shall archdeacon, and under the authority of the bishop, shall for these purposes be severally placed under the dean of call a meeting of the clergy within his deanery, once at Chichester and the vicar of Brighton, who have been least every quarter, on some day not less than a fortnight requested to act with respect to their cleryy as rural and not more than twenty days before the quarterly deans in their deaneries, and to make their reports accordmeeting of the diocesan association, and at any other ingly. time when special circumstances may render such a meet- 9. Every meeting of the rural deans shall be opened ing necessary or important.

with prayer and closed with a blessing. The prayers 2. That the archdeacon shall preside at the meetings, recommended are those used by the Society for Promotif he be present; otherwise, the rural dean, or, in his ing Christian Knowledge. absence or illness, the senior incumbent in the deanery.

3. That at every quarterly meeting, the rural dean shall This regulation is submitted entirely to the consideration of the request information from the clergy upon the following effect, as to its practicability. It is not necessary to the plan,

clergy, as well respecting the time and manner of carrying it into points :-Ist, the state of their several parishes with I though important, if practicable, to its full development.

TO OUR READERS.

Our readers will have been prepared by a former announcement to expect, in compliance with suggestions made to us, occasional illustrations. We are happy to inform them that we are preparing Canterbury Cathedral (one exterior and two interior views) for the June part, to be a Frontispiece to Vol. viii. It will be accompanied by a description composed expressly for this work, and gathered from the best sources. Our friends will have anticipated that a small additional charge must be made, to defray the expense of the illustrations given. Those parts in which any appear will be Ninepence, the rest Eightpence, as hitherto. Thus, for the trifling occasional cost of One Penny, accurate views of an ecclesiastical edifice, with an appropriate description, will be obtained.

The editors of the Church of England Magazine feel it their duty to state their thankfulness for the very great attention paid to them by the secretaries of many of the most influential societies connected with the united church of England and Ireland. It is their wish to make thc Ecclesiastical Register a medium of information in the most condensed form. The editors have only one reqnest to make, namely, that reports, &c., shall be forwarded to them at the very earliest convenience. They regret that the very limited space of the Register compels them most reluctantly to postpone until next month much valuable information,

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Ecclesiastical Intelligence.

JUNE, 1840.

Ordinations.

ORDINATIONS APPOIXTED.
ABP. OP YORK June 14, at Bishopthorpe.

Bp. or WINCHESTER, July 12.

BP. OP RIPON, July 19.
Br. or SALISBURY, Sept. 20.

ORDIXATIOXS HEID.
BP. OF ROCHESTER, April 12, at St. Var-

garet's, Westminster.

PRIESTS, of 0.cford.-W. F. E. Knollys, B.A., Mert; J. M. Dixon, B.A., Ed. H.

of Cambridge.-J. Jones, Queen's; C.
Laing, B.A.

DEACONS.
of Oxford.-R. H. Ingram, M.A., Worc.

of Cambridije. - C. H. Burton, B.A.,
C.C.C.; W. Conway, M.A., C. A. Stevens,
B.A., Trin.; J. Thomson, M.A., St. John's.
BP. Op EXKTER, April 26, at Exeter Ca-

thedral.

PRIESTS,
08,0x ford.-R. J. Oliver, B.A., Pemb.;

·. E. Hearn, B.A., Trin.; G. P. Glosserat,
B.A., Exet.; J. A. larke, B.A., Trin.; G.
T. Lewis, B.A., Queen's; W. Edgcombe, B.A.,
Pemb.: F. T. Stephens, B.A., Exet.
Of Cambridge.--T. Gibbons, B.A., Pemb.

DEACONS.
of 0.xford.-G. P. Carew, B.A., New Inn
11; H, P. Holmes, 8.C.L. Mugd. H.

Of Cambridge.--J. Rate, B.A., Cath.; E. I. Seale, B.A., Trin.; H. Fowler, M.A., Sid.; E. R. Illingworth, B.A., Clare.

Of Dublin.--C. A. Johns, B.A.

Preferments.

Pop.

(PC), suma.co.} 7500 Rect.of Walcot.. £.243

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folk ....

North Molton (V.); } 2000 Earl of Morley..

103 {

Hodgson, Ven. F., Provost of Eton.
Name,
Parish & Countyy.

Pat.
Val. Name. Parish County. Pop.

Pat.

Val. ( Killoscully port., Armstrong, A.

Bp. of Cashel.... £. Lovett, R.

Trinity, Walcot,
Union.
Barrowden

Luscombe, s.

.483 Atlay, c. 485 Marg. of Exeter

Chedzoy (V.), Som. 549 Rev. Dr. Coney. 111 Rutland

Mauleverer, R. Killoscully port

Bp. of Cashel
North Witham(R.),

Viscount Downe's-300 Mitton, J.
Baker, H. D. F.

5 Osmotherley (v.), } 1417 Bp. of Ripon.... 200

93 trustees ...... Linc.

York Basnett, T. S. Rolleston (V.),Notts 580 Chapt. Southwell 246

Barnoldwick (P.C.), } 2724 Sir J. L. Kaye .. | Dersingham

Milner, R. (V.) 600 D. Hoste, Esq. .. Bellamy, E.

132

York
Norf.

Morrell, T. B.
Sibford (P.C.), Ox-

Vic. of Swalclifle Bevan, D. B. Brede (R.), Sussex. 1046 Own petition.... €702

ford. Belgrave, W. ( Preston (R.), Rut352

*249 Moysey, F. L. { Combe, St. Nich., 1809 Dean of Wells .. 413 land... Blackwood, T. Newtonards (P.C.), s Marq. of London

Sparham (R.), Nor-
Down ..

derry
Norgate, T. S.

355 E. Lombe, Esq.. *518 (Brighouse (P. C.), Boyle, J.

Woodborough
Vic, of Halifax..
Halifax, York
Oldacres, S. L.

93 774 Chap. Southwell

(P.C.), Notts... Buchanan, T. Kilbenny, (R.).... Bp. of Cashel....

Robinson, C. Mostrim, (V.)

Į Bp. of Kilmore

and Ardagh Burdett, W.

150
1

Roper, C. R,
St. Olave, (R.), Ex-
964 Lord Chanc.

91 Brymer, Ven., Canon of Wells

ter, Devon.... W. T. P.

Ryland, R.
Killoscully port

Bp. of Cashel
Hallaton (P. C.),

Preb. in South-
Cane, T.

46 Salmon, W. S.
s Shireoaks (P.C.),

90 Duke of Norfolk. *90
Notts
well coll. ch.

į Norfolk Somerton (R.), OxClifton, R. C.

6325 Lord Chanc..... Basford, Notts.... Simpson, R.

.225 392

200 ford...

| St. Mary Breding, Rev. D. H. L.

817 Creswell, s. Radford (R.) Notts. 9800 Lord Chanc.....

147
Smith, C. E.
293
Canterbury, Kent

Warner
Wellow (P. C.),
Earl of Scar-

Woolfardisworthy,
Flint, w. c.
473

226
Notts
66 Smythe, T. W.

.253 í borough Frampton, W. Bu Ripers

Abp. of York, as 109 J. Frampton, Esq. *176 C. (R.), Dorset

Twells, J. Eaton (V.), Notts.. 231 pat. of vacant stal! 03 Gillmor, A. T. Cabry (R.), Sligo..

in Southwell ch. Giubbins, H. Clonnelty & Clou

Von Essen, P.
Harrington (R.),

2008 H. Curwen, Esq. 250 neagh

Cumberland
Christ Church Har-

Trinity Ch., Brins

Whateley, C. Hayes, J.

D. Ricardo, Esq. purley, Lanc.,

comb, Glouc...
(P. C.)

St. Leonards (R.),
475 S. Wills, Esq.

176 Hogg, T.J. Sibuon (P.C.) 57 J. Baxter, Esq..... 30 Wills, W. B.

Devon........ Hollingworth, Stalistield (V.),

St. Lawrence (R.), 342 Abp. of Canterbury 13+ Woodcock,

331 Lord. Chanc.

56 0. Kent

Winch., Hauts..
Ilonywood, P. Bradwell

(R.),
(M. P. C. Brun-

Woodham, T.Brancaster (R.),
947

1624 J. , }

851 H. Holloway, Esq. *979 Essex..

F.

Norf.
Iremonger, T. ( Wherwell
Preb.,

Morton
086

(P. C.), 44 Wylde, R.

156 Chap. Southwell 81 L. Hants

Notts
Latrobe, J. A.
St. Thomas (P. C.),

(Old Hutton, West-
Whalley,

429 Vic. of Kendal.. 99 Kendal Westd ..

morland
Llewellin, L., | Prec. and Canon, Abp. of Canter-
D.C.L.
St. Davids .....

bury, option Bowstead, T., chap. Skipton Union.

Hildebrand, J. B. lect. Kibworth, Leicester. Smith, C. F., chap. Viscount Combermere. Browne, T. M., chap. bp. Gloucester and Ingram, R., chap. Earl of Carnwath.

Stevenson, H. J., exam. clap. bishop of Bristol.

Jones, R. W. L., ev. lect. St. Andrews, New- Sodor and Man. Cox, F., mast. Aylesbury Gram. School.

castle on Tyne (pat. Vic. Newcastle). Worthy, C., joint Bodleian lect. Exeter. Croly, R., chap. Mrs. Partis' College, Bath. Labatt, E., chap. Earl of Enniskillen,

Yonge, R., chap. Wolstanton and Burslem Field, J., chap. Reading Gaol; also of Royal Medley, J., Joint Bodleian leet. Exeter.

union, Berks Hospital,

Mitchell, J., chap. Portsmouth Gaol. Greetham, J. K., rur. dean Dunster, dioc. Mortimer, G. F. W., head mast. City of Bath and Wells.

London School.

{

Bouchier, E., rec. Braintfield, Herts, 04.
Briggs, J., fellow of Eton Coll., and rec. of

Creeting, Suffolk (pat. fell. of Eton), 08.
Butlin, W., P. C. Roade, Northamp., and

Hartwell, Northamp. 86.
Bunbury, B., cur. of Rathfarnham.
Carey, R., preb. York; rec. Barrowden,

Rutland, 78 (pat. Marq. of Exeter).
Drake, W., vic. Oudby, Leic., 85.
Eddowes, J., vic. Belton, Lanc. (pat. Marg.

Hastings), 78.
Evatt, C., rec. Monaghan, 46.
Gadsby, T., vic. Wootton, Beds, 81.
Grantham, G., fell. of Magd. Coll. Oxford.
Irving. W., of Jesus Coll., Oxford.
Keatinge, G., vic. Mostrim, Ireland, 74.
Kenyon, B., at Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, 37.

Clergymen deceased.
Lingard, J., at Leominster.
Nares, E. R., rec. & vic. New Church, Kent

(pat. Abp. Canterbury).
Newman, J., vic. Childerditch, Essex (pat.

Lord Petre), and vic. Witham, Essex (pat.

Bp. London).
Palmer, J., fell. St. John's, Camb., 71.
Penfold, J., vic. Steyning (pat. Duke of

Norfolk), and rec. Pycombc, Sussex (pat.

Lord Chanc.), 76.
Ripley, L., Bursac Durham University, rec.

Illerton, and vic. Alnham, Northumber

land (pat. Duke of Northumberland).
Roberts, L., rec. Llanddulas, Denbighshire

(pat. Bp. St. Asaph), 42.
Rogers, H. H., rec. Pylle, Somerset, 65.

Rycroft, H., at Cadiz.
Shute, G., Littleton, Worc.
Sibley, J., vic. Eustone, Oxfordshire (pat.

Lord Dillon).
Staunton, W. T. C., vic. Aslackby, Linc.
Stoughton, J., rec. Sparham and Foxler,

Norfolk, 48.
Thornycroft, C., at Thornycroft Hall, Che

shire, 60.
Watkins, C. K, rec. Fenny Compton, Waru,

(pat. C,C.C.Oxford), 64. Watkins, J. H., late cur. Stisted, Esser, Wawn, J. D., rec. Stanton-le-Dale, Derby

shire, 49. Webster, T., rec. St. Botolph, Cambridge,

and vic. Oakington (pat. Queen's Coll.), 0).

University Intelligence.
OXFORD.

Senior.- Rev. E. A. Dayman, M.A., fell. of Exet. Oricl.--Elect. fell., T. B. Cornish, B.A., Trin. ; J.

Junior.-Rev. J. F. Crouch, M.A, fell. of C. C. C. Fraser, Linc.; A. J. Christie, B.A., Queen’3.

They nominated to be pro-proctors for the ensning Merton.--Elect. fell., J. J. Randolph, stud. Ch. Ch.

year :-Rev. G. Dawson, M. A., fell. of Exet.; rer. J. Bumpton Lecturer.- The Ven. s. Wilberforce, M.A., Ley, M.A., fell, Exet.; rev. C. Balston, M. A., féll of c. of Oriel, has been appointed for 1841.

C. C.; rev. R. G. Macumullen, M.A., fell. of C. C. C. Proctors.-In a convocation holden in April 29, the

CAMBRIDGE. new proctors were presented for admission to the vice- April 20.-W. Marsh, B.A., of Caius, elected a fell. of chancellor.

Trinity hall.

TUAM.

Diocesan Intelligence.

Kilbenny, and the earl of Kingston is to co-operate in fixing a resident minister there. The bishop has obtained

the sanction of the privy council to the disappropriation The Late Archbishop.-We have much pleasure in of Kilbenny parish from the rest of the union, and to its informing our readers that a monument has just been becoming a distinct benefice, to which he has collated the erected in the cathedral of Tuam, to the memory of the rev. T. Buchanan, who was curate to the late incumbent, late much-regretted archbishop. A friend has sent us and who had all the spiritual duties to discharge. To the inscription, which is well-written, and very appro- the remainder of the union, the bishop has promoted the priate. The monument was designed by Mr. Joseph rev. R. Mauleverer, of Tipperary. Those arrangements Welland.

have been delayed by the difficulty of obtaining from the ΔΟΞΑ ΕΝ ΥΨΙΣΤΟΙΣ ΘΕΩ. .

privy council certain necessary documents, particularly The chief Shepherd whom he loved and served, in the charge affecting the glebe house of Galbally, in the whom he now sleeps, called away from the evil to come

union of Duntryleaguc.-Dublin Evening Packet.-(Set the hon, and most rev. Power Le Poer Trench, D.D.,

Preferments.] lord archbishop of Tuam, &c. &c. &c., on the 20th day of

CHURCHES CONSECRATED. March, MDCCCXXXIX.

Gloucester and Bristol.-St. Philip's, Leckhampton, " A lover of hospitality, a lover of good men,”

May 1st. Brinscomb, in par. Minchinhampton. “ Sober, just, holy, temperate,"

Lichfield.-llandsworth, April 22; Stone, April 23. “ Holding fast the faithful word.”

Exeter.-Tipton, par. St. Mary Ottery; Sidinouth, With a father's love, he presided nineteen years over N. C. ; Escot, nr. Ottery, erected by Sir J. Kennaway. this province, with unquenchable zcal promoted the Salisbury.- Blackdown, par. Broadwinsor, April 2]; spread of true religion ; with uncompromising fidelity Chardstock, April 23; Wynford Eagle, April 25. opposed error; with intlexible integrity obeyed the dic

OPENED BY LICENCE. tates of an enlightened conscience; with surpassing benevolence relieved want; with mingled meekness and

Ryton, par. Kirby Misperton. dignity exercised his apostolic ottice. Dearer to him

FOUNDATIONS LAID. than life itself was the word of the truth of the gospel ; Bowling, Bradford, York, April 7. and tenderly did he sympathize with the whole church East Hyde, Beds., April 22. in all her joys and sorrows. To him to live was Christ, Marshwood, Dorset, March 25. to die was gain.

Oldbury, Worcestershire, April 28; Rowley Regis, His afflicted clergy, deeply mourning their bereave

Worcestershire. ment, yet sustained by the certainty of his bliss, and Whiteshail par., Stroud, Gloucestershire. encouraged by the brightness of his example, have erected

West Bromwich, Staffordshire, April 17. this record of their grateful love, to commemorate his worth and their woe.-Dublin Standard.

Tributes of respect have recently been presented to the

following Clergymen :CASHEL.

Allgood, J., vic Felton, Northd., silver candelabrum. The bishop has made the following arrangements :- Baines, F., St. Giles and St. Peter, Cambridge, silver The union of Newport consisted of eight parishes. It inkstand. was eight miles long, by seven miles broad. It contained

Bellamy, J., par. Darton, tea and coffee service. two churches, one in Newport, the other in the parish of Bishop, H., par. Ardleigh, epergne and waiter. Killoscully. The bishop has obtained an act of the privy Brocklebank, W., par. Coates, Whittlesea, robes. council, severing Killoscully from the rest of the union, Browne, W. R., Motham, robes. and has collated to Killoscully the rev. A. Armstrong, Browne, J., St. Andrews, Norwich, salver. for some years curate at Newport. He has collated to Dodd, W., St. Andrew's Newcastle-on-Tyne, waiter and the remainder of the union the rey. R. Ryland, of Water- tea-service. ford. The union of Duntry league was still larger than Copleston, R., Dawlish, Devon, inkstand, Newport. The village of Kilbenny, in that union, is ten Davies, J., Trinity ch., Runcorn, Chesh. robes, &c., &c. miles from the church of Duntryleague. Lady Kingston Davis, Holbrooke, purse. has given the bishop 2501. towards building a church in

Evans, J., Whitechurch, Salop, plate, val. 1001.

Garbett, J., vic. St. John, Hereford, plate.
Hammond, W., Burnham, Essex,
Hawkesworth, J., Cheadle, bible.

Hayes, J., St. Michael's, Manchester, silver comm. service.

Holloway, H., St. Saviour's, Walcot, silver comm. service and purse.

Hutton, H., Woburn, robes.
Jenyns, G. L., plate.
Maher, J. W., Brighouse, Halifax, plate.
Morris, E. W., St. Paul's, Burslem, bible.

Llewellyn, R.P., Clepsing, Sussex, pocket comm. service. * Paton, A., Frodsham, Cheshire, plate. Pawsey,F., Wilshamstead, Beds, cup.

Sherwood, W., servants and working people of Holybuorn, Hants, books.

Pollock, W., ch. ch. Macclesfield, purse.

Stewart, J. H., par. St. Bride's, Liverpool, portraits of himself and lady.

Wilson, J., Folkingham, plate.

Wood, J., Church Kirk, Lanc., polyglot bible and purse.

SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

EDINBURGH.

GLASGOW. Portobello.—On Thursday the 30th April, the rev. 11 Greenock.--On Thursday the 7th May, the rev. G. T. S. Beresford, M.A., was instituted to the pastoral charge Mostyn, A.M., was inducted to thep astoral charge of St. of St. Mark's Chapel, Portobello. The rev. J. W. Fer- John's Episcopal Chapel, by the right rev. the bishop of guson, A.M., chaplain to the bishop of Edinburgh, read Glasgow. Prayers were read by the rev. T. G. Suter, prayers and the official documents; after which, the very the bishop's chaplain ; after which an appropriate disrev. C. H. Terrol, A.M., dean of the diocese, read an ad- course was delivered by the rev. Mr. Wade, of Trinity dress from the bishop to the new clergyman and the con- Chapel, Paisley. Mr. Mostyn was then inducted in th gregation on their respective duties.

usual form, and the services of the day were concluded Diocesan Symod.-On Wednesday the 6th May, the annual by an address by the bishop on the duties of the pastoral meeting of the Diocesan Synod of Edinburgh was held in otfice. Besides the above clergymen, the bishop was St. Paul's Chapel, York Place, Edinburgh, when a ser assisted by the very rev. W. Routledge, dean of the diomon was preached by the rev. Robert Henderson, M.A., cese, and the rev. R. J. Macgcorge, of Christ Church, of Stirling ; after which a collection was made in aid of Glasgow. We are happy to adil, that nothing could have the funds of the District Committee of the Society for been more harmonious than Mr. Mostyn's settlement in Proinoting Christian Knowledge.

this charge.--Greenock Advertiser.

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Miscellaneous. A Letter to his grace the Lord Archbishop of Canter- | tive of much good; but if we desire the good to be combury, upon the formation of a fund for endowing addi- plete, permanent, and growing with the church's growth, tional bishoprics in the colonies. By Charles James, we must plant the church amongst them in all its intelord bishop of London.—My Lord Archbishop,

grity. Each colony must have, not only its parochial, or

district pastors, but its chief pastor, to watch over, and The time appears to me to have arrived, at which a guide and direct the whole. An episcopal church, withgreat effort is required, on the part of the church of Eng- out a bishop, is a contradiction in terms. The jurisdieland, to impart the full benefits of her apostolical tion exercised in former times over the colonies by the government and discipline, as well as of her doctrines bishop of London, and still conventionally exercised by and ordinances, to those distant provinces of the British him over those clergymnen of the English church who empire, where, if the Christian religion is professed at have no bishop of their own, is an anomalous, and very all, it is left to depend for its continuance, under the inadequate substitute for the practical authority of a blessing of its divine Head, upon the energies of indivi- diocesan bishop, residing amongst and superintending dual picty and zeal, without being enshrined in the sanc- his own clergy, and giving unity, consistency, and effituary of a rightly constituted church, the only sure ciency to their pastoral labours. and trustworthy instrument of its perpetuation and efficiency.

Let every band of settlers, which goes forth from The duty, incumbent upon the government of a Christian England, with authority to occupy a distinct Christian country, of making provision for the spiritual territory, and to form a separate community, take with wants of its colonies, a duty recognised and fulfilled by it, not only its civil rulers and functionaries, but its those states which have maintained their communion bishop and clergy. with the church of Rome, was felt at far too late a period But the first work to be done, is to supply the want of by the rulers of this protestant country, and has at no completeness in the church which already exists in time been completely and effcctually carried out. At several of our colonies and distant dependencies. I present it is openly called in question by a large propor- would mention, as examples, the Cape of Good Hope, the tion of the members of one branch of our legislature; island of Ceylon, Van Diemen's Land, New Zealand and there does not appear to be much hope of our ob- (which may be regarded as being virtually one of our taining, at the present moment, in the actual state of the colonies), Malta, as the station of a bishop, who might public revenue, any considerable aid from the national exercise a salutary superintendence over those of our resources, for the purpose of planting and maintaining clergy who officiate as chaplains in the seaports and the church of this country in its colonies. In the mean towns upon the coast, or near the coast of the Meditertime, those colonies are rapidly increasing in extent and ranean; and perhaps Gibraltar. population, and the want of some effectual provision for the preservation of their Christianity is augmented, just And besides this, it is obvious that our church is not in proportion as the chance of supplying it appears to be seen in her full and fair proportions by the strangers dininished.

amongst whom she dwells. The defect of those ordiEvery year's experience tends to prove, and the opinion nances, which can be received only at the hands of the is rapidly gaining ground, that, in our endeavours to pro- highest order of the ministry, the absence of due regulavide for our colonists that which in the first instance tions for the exercise of spiritual authority on the part they have not the means of providing for themselves, the of the clergy, and the want of a common bond of conininistrations and opportunities of our holy religion, it is nexion between them, are disadvantageously contrasted not cnough that we send out with them, or amongst with the discipline and completeness of other churches, them, a certain number of missionaries; and that we in themselves perhaps less perfect or less pure than our contribute to build a certain number of churches and schools. No doubt even this provision will be produc- I believe that the view, wbich I have here taken, of

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the position of our church in those parts of the world | tained from the crown; and I cannot allow myself to which have just been enumerated, will be admitted to be suppose, that there will be any difficulty, on the part of correct by all those persons who have considered the her Majesty's government, in advising her Majesty to subject. An opinion is generally prevalent amongst us, give legal effect to those arrangements, by which the that something ought to be done, without loss of time, to church may make full and effectual provision, as far as supply the deficiency complained of; and the only ques- relates to her government and discipline, for the spiritual tion is, what are the steps to be taken?

wants of her distant children, without any additional burUndoubtedly, I hold that it is a sacred duty, incum- then upon the state. With respect to the proposed fund, bent upon the government of a Christian state, to make I feel a confident hope, that a very large amount of due provision for the maintenance and extension of money will be contributed by the members of our churchi, Christianity in every part of the cominions of that state: towards an undertaking, so necessary for the accomplishbut the time is not yet come for the full and free acknow- ment of the great ends of her institution. To the attainleclgment of that duty, on the part of those to whom it ment of so important an object we may reasonably belongs; and we can liarily calculate upon an immediate expect that the great church societies will contribute exertion, on the part of the government of this country, liberally from the funds intrusted to their administration. adequately to supply the want of which I am now speak- No subscriber to the Incorporate Society for the Propaing. If they can be prevailed upon to take in hand the gation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, or to the Society more urgent duty of supplying the spiritual wants of our for Promoting Christian Knowledge, will grudge a large manufacturing towns and populous districts at hoine, it contribution from their respective funds for a purpose so is as much as we can expect for some considerable time directly bearing upon the objects of those associations ;

and I cannot but think that the Church Missionary SoIf we look to the colonies themselves, in some in- ciety would feel it to be a plain duty, to assist in carrying stances there will be found a want of arlequate resources out the same purpose: for it conducts its missionary for the immediate endowment of bishoprics; in others, it operatious by means of clergymen of our own churel; is to be feared, a want of inclination, arising from a state and it is undeniably true, that episcopal superintenof feeling on the subject of the church, occasioned in dence and control is an essential part of the constitution great measure by the very deficiency whiclı we desire to of that churchi, absolutely necessary to its complete supply. All our colonies, however, are not insensible to efficiency and usefulness. The want of that provision I the advantages of episcopal church governinent; for it is know to be sensibly felt, and openly deplored by many known that there exists amongst the people of New of the inissionaries of that society. I expect also, that Brunswick a very strong desire to have a bishop of their the great colonial companies and associations would reaown, residing amongst them, and giving full effect to the dily contribute to this fund. The erection and endowministry of their clergy.

ment of a bishopric formed one feature of the plan for

colonizing New Zealand, which was formed a year or two Where a work is to be done for any part of a Christian ago by a number of persons of various religious denomicommunity, confessedly most important to their best nations. The truth is, that a wiser provision could not interests, as well as to the cause of our divine Master, if be inade, for insuring even the temporal well-being of a it is not done by the government of the country to which new colony. that coinmunity belongs (which, however, I can never With regard to the amount of money, which will be regard as otherwise than bound to act as a part of the requisite for effecting the purpose which we have in church catholic, in respect of its worldly means and ap- view, although it must no doubt be larve, yet I do not pliances) it appears to me, that all the members of that think it need be so large as some persons have supposed. community and church are bound to take the work in We must be content to endow our new colonial bishophand, and to do that which may in no case be left un- rics with a very morlerate provision; sufficient to secure clone. It is on this principle that the Incorporated So- a coinpetent maintenance for the bishops upon a reasonciety for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts able scale of respectability and comfort, with some allowhas now actel for more than a century. It has done ance for their travelling expenses. It is probable, that, that inadequately, which the government of the country in the course of time, the improved value of the land, onght to have done completely; and as there seems now purchased as an endowment in the first instance, will add to be but little prospect of its being relieved of its re- to their means of doing good ; and it is not unreasonable sponsibility, it is to be hoper that every member of our to hope that the colonists themselves, when they feel the church, whom Providence has blessed with the means, advantages of a resident bishop, may make some addition will at length he brought to feel, that some portion of to his resources, while they multiply the ninnber of the that responsibility rests upon himself. It is upon this clergy over whom he will have to preside. principle, as it appears to me, that we must now proceed, I have said nothing of the probability which exists, with regard to the endowment of new colonial bishopries. that, if the church of England does not send forth bishops I would propose, for your grace's consideration, the as well as clergy, into those parts of the world, where her following plan:

distant children desire still to repose under the shade of

her branches, other kindred cpiscopal churches may 1st. That a fund should be formed, by voluntary con

deem it incumbent upon them to crown their missionary tribution, for the endowment of bishopries in the

exertions by some provision of this kind, and to occupy colonies and distant dependencies of the British

the fields which seem to be ripening for the harvest. My 2n«lly. That this fund should be hield in trust and ad- England bestir herself in good earnest, and put forth all

own deeply-rooted conviction is, that if the church of ministered by the archbishops and bishops of the

the resources and energies which she possesses, and for English church.

the use of which she must give account, she will in due 3rdly. That, as a general principle, grants should be

time cause the reformed episcopal church to be recogmade for the endlowment of bishoprics, to meet a

nised, by all the nations of the earth, as the stronghold certain proportion of the whole amount required for

of pure religion, and the legitimate dispenser of its means such endowment, raised in the colonies themselves.

of grace; and will be a chosen instrument in the hands 4thly. That the money, set apart from the fund for the endowment of a bishoprie, should be laid out at the

of Goil for purifying and restoring the other branches of

Christ's holy Catholic Church, and of connecting them earliest opportunity, in the purchase of land within

with herself, as inembers of the same mystical body, in the colony. Sthly. That contributions may be made specifically, the way of truth, in the unity of the Spirit, and in the

bond of peace. for the endowments of particular bishoprics.

Commending the subject to your grace's consideration, I forbear from entering upon minute details; and I with an earnest prayer that you may be guided by the would be understood as merely suggesting the foregoing holy Spirit in this, as in all things, to determine for the regulations for consideration.

good of the church, It will of course be necessary, in order to the legal

I have the honour to remain, establishment of bishoprics in any of the colonies, or at

C. J. LONDON. "Talta, or Gibraltar, that letters patent should be ob- London, 24th April, 1840.

erown.

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