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No. 252.-VOL. XXI.

Ecclesiastical Notices







Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 287
Incorporated Society for Promoting the Enlargement,
Building, and Repairing of Churches and Chapels
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The Archbishop of Canterbury intends for the
future to hold his Ordinations in Lent and at
Michaelmas. He requires an interview with Candi-
dates at least three months before the time of Ordi-
ib. nation. Graduates of Cambridge must have passed
ib. the Voluntary Theological Examination; and those
of Oxford, in addition to the public Lectures of the
ib Regius Professor, must have attended a terminal
291 course given by one of the five Theological Professors.
The Archbishop of York intends to hold his next
General Ordination on Trinity Sunday next.
The Bishop of London intends to hold his General
Ordination in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, in

Preferments-Marriages .................................................................................. 293 Deaths-Testimonials of Respect


London, on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

and may be obtained at Sixpence per of the Diocese, that in future his Lordship intends
The Bishop of Durham begs to inform the Clergy
number, or Six Shillings per annum, by holding Ordinations regularly in Lent and in Sep-
ordering it of any Newsman in the king-tember, and, under special circumstances, at Christ-

One Guinea paid in advance will be received as a Subscription for four years. Subscriptions to be paid to the Publisher.

THE present Number completes the Twenty-first Volume of THE ECCLESIASTICAL GAZETTE. The support which has uniformly been accorded by the Clergy and others in the matter of Advertisements demands our grateful acknowledgment. But the gratuitous circulation of THE GAZETTE has been so much increased, and the expenses attending this very large circulation are so great, that we are compelled most respectfully to solicit a continuance of the subscriptions of our friends. The subscription for a stamped copy of THE ECCLESIASTICAL GAZETTE, forwarded free every month, is Six Shillings per annum. No Agents are at present employed, and no one is authorized to receive money on account of THE GAZETTE, excepting the Publisher, Mr. Charles Cox, 26, King Williamstreet, Strand, W.C., to whom all post-office orders may be made payable.


THE CLERGY LIST for 1859 is published, and may be had at the Office of THE ECCLESIASTICAL GAZETTE, and of all Booksellers.


A LIST OF CHARITIES, general and diocesan, for the relief of the Clergy, their Widows and Families, has been published by Messrs. RIVINGTON, and may be had at the Office of THE ECCLESIASTICAL GAZETTE, and of all Booksellers. Price 3s.


The Bishop of Winchester intends to hold his 10th of July. next Ordination at Farnham Castle, on Sunday, the

The Bishop of Rochester will hold an Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Exeter intends to hold his next General Ordination in the Cathedral, Exeter, on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Peterborough purposes holding an Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Worcester purposes to hold his next Ordination in the Cathedral Church of Worcester on Sunday, the 25th day of September next. The Bishop requires all Candidates for Deacons' Orselves at least three months previous to the Ordinaders to make application for permission to offer themtion, such application to be conveyed through his Lordship's Examining Chaplain, the Venerable the Archdeacon of Coventry, Alvechurch Rectory, near Bromsgrove, stating their names at full length, age, college, academical degree, and usual place of residence. It is not necessary that the Candidates so applying should be provided with a Title at the time of their application, which may be afterwards sought, but must be obtained one month previous to the Ordination. Graduates of Cambridge must have passed the Voluntary Theological Examination, and those of Trinity College, Dublin, must have the Divinity Testimonium. All Candidates are desired to transmit the requisite papers to his Lordship's Secretary, Charles Evans, Esq., College. yard, Worcester, one month previous to the day of Ordination, after which they will receive due notice of the time and place of examination.

The Bishop of Chichester purposes holding his next General Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Lichfield purposes holding Ordinations on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst., at Lich. field; on Sunday, the 18th day of September, at Eccleshall; and on Sunday, the 18th day of December, at Eccleshall. Candidates, whether for Deacons' or Priests' Orders, are requested to give notice to the Bishop of their intention to offer themselves, and to forward their papers to R. W.


Hand, Esq., Stafford, at least one month before the day of Ordination. The Bishop will expect a Certificate of having passed the Voluntary Theological Orders who have graduated at the University of Cambridge, and the Divinity Testimonium from all Graduates of Trinity College, Dublin.

Examination from all Candidates for Deacons'

The Bishop of Ely will hold his next Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Oxford intends to hold an Ordination at Cuddesdon on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst. The Bishop of Manchester will hold an Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Hereford purposes to hold his next Ordination in Hereford Cathedral, on Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Chester intends to hold an Ordination at Chester on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

The Bishop of Lincoln proposes to hold Ordinations on Sunday, the 19th inst. (Trinity Sunday), Sunday, Sept. 25th, and Sunday, Dec. 18th. He requires three months' notice from all Candidates for Deacons' Orders, and a personal interview. Graduates of Oxford must have attended a Course of Lectures of one of the Theological Professors, in addition to the public Lectures of the Regius Professor. Graduates of Cambridge must have passed the Theological Examination. Graduates of Trinity College, Dublin, must have the Divinity Testimonium. Papers to be sent to his Lordship's Secretary, W. Moss, Esq., Palace, Lincoln, one month before the day of Ordination.

The Bishop of Salisbury will hold an Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

Ordinations in the Cathedral Church of Wells, on The Bishop of Bath and Wells purposes to hold Trinity Sunday (19th inst.), and on Sunday, 18th December, next. Candidates for Deacons' Orders intention to offer themselves, to his Lordship's Secreare requested to give three months' notice of their tary, Edmund Davies, Esq., Wells, Somerset, stating their names at full length, age, college, academical degree, usual place of residence, and the names of two or more persons of respectability to whom reference may be made. It is not necessary that Candidates should be provided with a Title at the time of giving notice. The Bishop requires a Certificate of having passed the Voluntary Theological Examination from Candidates for Deacons' Orders who have graduated at the University of Cambridge, and the Divinity Testimonium from Graduates of Trinity College, Dublin. All Candidates are requested to transmit the requisite papers to his Lordship's Secretary one month previous to the day of Ordination. The Bishop of Carlisle purposes to hold his Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol intends to hold his next Ordination on Trinity Sunday, the 19th inst.

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The Archdeacon of Bristol will hold his Visitation at the times and places following

Thursday, June 30, in St. Augustine's Church, Bristol, for the city and deanery of Bristol, at eleven. Friday, July 1, at Chipping Sodbury, for the deanery of Hawkesbury, at eleven.

Tuesday, July 5, at Cirencester, for the deaneries of Cirencester and Fairford, at eleven.

Wednesday, July 6, at Malmesbury, for the deanery of

Malmesbury, northern part, at eleven.
Thursday, July 7, at Chippenham, for the deanery of
Malmesbury, southern part, at eleven.

Friday, July 8, at Cricklade, for the deanery of Cricklade,

at eleven.

THE ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND are prepared to receive applications for Grants, out of the Common Fund under their control, towards making better provision for the cure of souls, on condition that such Grants be met by Benefactions from other sources.

Applications must be made to the Commissioners before the 1st of March in each year in order to obtain a Grant in the same year.

All communications to be addressed to the Secre

the office of an Episcopal Referee, in the place of the late Lord Bishop of Bangor.

"3. That it would facilitate the objects of the Society in this Diocese, if the venerable Society The death of the Rev. A. M. Campbell, formerly would mention the limit of pecuniary assistance Secretary of this Society, having taken place since which might be relied on for these purposes, and the last General Meeting, the attention of the Board that all proceedings of the Diocesan Committee, was called to this event by Mr. Treasurer Cotton, especially in the appropriation of such funds, should who referred to Mr. Campbell's services as Secre- be fully reported to the Secretary of the Society in tary, and as (more recently) an active Member of London." the Standing Committee, and other Committees. The Secretaries reported that the Standing ComMr. Cotton moved a resolution of regard and re-mittee had assigned from the Society's grant 5007. spect to Mr. Campbell's memory. per annum for five years for the objects contemplated by the Bombay Diocesan Committee.

unanimously adopted. This was seconded by F. H. Dickinson, Esq., and

A letter was read from the Rev. T. H. Burn, Secretary of the Calcutta Diocesan Committee, dated Bishop's Palace, Calcutta, March 8, 1859, on the subject of the appointment of an agent to superintend, under that Committee, the management of the affairs of the Society in Calcutta.

Reference was made to a letter from the Rev.

Dr. Kay, dated Bishop's College, Calcutta, Oct. 23, 1858, he having at that time been the Secretary of the Diocesan Committee, and to the following minute of proceedings of that branch at a meeting, held Sept. 15, 1858:

"Agreed that the Secretary represent to the Parent Society the great advantages that would follow from the Society's having an agent to superintend and push forward its work in India."

mittee, reported that on the recommendation thus The Secretaries, by desire of the Standing Commade by the Rev. Dr. Kay, and the Rev. T. H. Burn, with the concurrence of the Lord Bishop of Calcutta, the Committee propose to take steps for sending out an agent to superintend the Society's operations in the diocese of Calcutta, at a salary of 3007. per annum, for five years. It is thought that this amount may be paid out of the Special Indian Fund for the present; and a hope is entertained that some of the expense will be borne by means of funds raised in India.

A grant of specimens of the Society's publications tary, Ecclesiastical Commission, 11, Whitehall-place, to the value of 101. was voted on Mr. Burn's appliLondon, S.W. cation for the purposes of the Committee.

NOTICE.-Mr. Henry Stretton having ceased to be Receiver or Collector at 67, Lincoln's Inn Fields, it is particularly requested that all payments on behalf of the following Societies may be made in future at the respective offices, viz. :—



A grant of school-books and maps was made to the value of 51. for use by the Rev. Mr. Taunton, Chaplain at Chittagong, on the recommendation of Mr. Burn.

A letter from the Rev. Dr. Kay, dated Bishop's College, Calcutta, April 12, 1859, contained the following passages :

"Several of the missionaries have asked for a 4to 77, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields; edition of the Bengali Prayer Book, for use in 4, Royal Exchange, City;

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The Rev. George Currey in the Chair. AMONG the members who attended the Meeting were the Rev. J. H. Gurney, Rev. W. S. Simpson, Rev. C. C. Collins, Rev. Sir W. Dunbar, Bart., Rev. W. G. Watson, Rev. R. S. Bower, Rev. W. Valentine, Rev. A. Granville, Rev. F. Cameron, Rev. A. A. Isaacs, Rev. W. Denton, Rev. Dr. Spencer, Rev. C. Marshall, Rev. B. C. Sangar, Rev. C. Robbins, Rev. G. Pocock, Rev. B. Belcher, Rev. J. J. Gelling, Rev. J. R. Farre, Rev. E. Lilley, W. Cotton, Esq., John Boodle, Esq., J. C. Mey. mott, Esq., Edward Hawkins, Esq., F. H. Dickinson, Esq.

churches and chapels. The edition now in use was printed with a view to cheapness, 4000 copies in small type and indifferent paper, duodecimo size. There is no one here, nor any society, willing to undertake the risk of printing a 4to edition, though the small Prayer Book is extremely inconvenient (and to the older missionaries painful) to read from, in a reading-desk.

"Would the Society feel justified in making a grant of paper for this purpose? The value of this kind of aid is very great, as India-manufactured paper is very inferior. If the Society would grant the paper, which should be of first quality, I would make a strong effort to get the rest paid for."

It was agreed to grant sufficient paper for the purpose of printing an edition of the 4to Bengali Prayer Book.

A letter was read from the Rev. F. J. Spring, Secretary of the Bombay Diocesan Committee, forwarding a minute of proceedings at a meeting of that Committee which had been held in January, 1859, for the purpose of considering the Parent Society's " Appeal for India."

The Secretaries reported that the following points referred from Bombay had occupied the attention of the Standing Committee:

"1. That it is undesirable to seek the furtherance of the venerable Society's objects by any new mission or special design.

"2. That the objects might probably be best promoted by encouraging the chaplains and missionaries in their several efforts for establishing and The Secretaries informed the Society that, at the maintaining schools for Christians, and in providing request, and on the nomination of his Grace the a literature suitable for the present condition of the President, the Lord Bishop of London had accepted | people.

A letter was read from the Ven. Archdescon Shortland, dated Madras, April 13, 1859. The following are extracts:

"It is my pleasing duty, as Vice-President of the Madras Diocesan Committee, previously to my return to England, which I contemplate by the first steamer in June, to communicate to you, at the request of the Committee, the valuable services of

their Secretary, the Rev. David Simpson, M.A., and to forward to you a copy of a resolution which they have lately passed in acknowledgment thereof.

The two great works which have recently issued from our press-a large and revised edition of 10,000 copies of the Tamul version of the Book of Common Prayer (the first edition of this version having been printed when I was myself Secretary), and the Teloogoo version, now for the first time extending missions of our beloved Church. The published-are of inestimable value in the rapidly latter especially was loudly called for in the important mission of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in the Cuddapah mission, where, from all accounts, the readiness to receive the glad tidings of great joy' is so great, though principally at present among the lower classes, that it may unhesitatingly be said, 'The fields are white unto the harvest.""

It appeared by the minutes of the Madras Committee, that the Rev. D. Simpson's valuable services had been specially recognized by that branch, and that he had received from them a gratifying tribute of respect.

The Lord Bishop of Colombo, in a letter dated Colombo, Ceylon, April 29, 1859, communicated to the Society the consecration at last of Prisalawa church, which the Board aided some time ago by a pecuniary grant. The donor of the site has now added in very good spirit to our obligation by the gift of another allotment for a parsonage, close adjoining, and in a very advantageous position. In another letter the Bishop said :

"The Board would effectually aid us by their cooperation by a pecuniary grant, either for printing or purchasing elementary books for the vernacular schools. Your last kind grant of 10., some time ago, has enabled me to print the Church Catechism in Tamil, 2000, and the same number of an Easy Catechism on the Creed,' and another, 'On the Commandments,' translated for the purpose by one of my native clergy, who is himself much in earnest."

The sum of 201. was granted towards this ob


A letter was read from the Lord Bishop of Capetown, recommending the application of the Rev. E. Judge, James Town, Cape of Good Hope, for the erection of a female school. It appeared that the present building is adapted only for fifty children, whilst there are 106 children on the books. This might be considered as a mission school, as, together with Christian children, the children of heathen and Mahomedan parents are instructed. The cost of the building is estimated at 5002.

It was agreed to grant 507. in aid of the establishment of this school.

The Bishop further applied for a grant in aid of a new church at Green Point, four miles from Capetown. Hitherto there has been only a school. A site for a church has been given, and the sum of 6007, has been contributed towards the erection of a suitable structure, and the formation of a parish. The sum of 1001. has been promised towards the support of a clergyman. The people are mostly Dutch and coloured people. The site is on the sideof Capetown opposite the Papendorf church, towards which the Society vcted 50/.

It was agreed to grant 50%. towards the erection of the church at Green Point.

The Lord Bishop of Grahamstown, who is now in England, wrote as follows:

"I wish to bring before the Society the case of the Canning Grant, which has for the last two years been given to my diocese for general mission purposes through the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, but which (I was much disappointed to find from their secretary) was not continued this year. As I had no intimation of its withdrawal, Í had included it in my estimate for the current year, and I earnestly trust that the Committee may be able to continue it.

"If it is desirable to define the purpose to which it is applied, it might be now devoted specially to the support of some of the orphan children in our mission schools, which have been hitherto supported by the government grants for industrial purposes, which now Sir George Grey is unable to continue to us."

It was agreed that the sum of 3561. 1s. 5d., accruing from Canning's bequest, be placed at the disposal of the Lord Bishop of Grahamstown (for this year) towards the support of the orphan children in the mission schools.

Application was made by the Rev. William Llewellyn, recommended by the Lord Bishop of Grahamstown, for aid towards the erection of a church at Uitenhage, in the place of a licensed room, now too small for the congregation. The cost of the church is estimated at 1000.; 2001. having been raised in Uitenhage, and 1007. in the neighbouring town of Port Elizabeth.

It was agreed that 100%. be granted; the money to be paid as soon as a sufficient sum shall have been raised to complete the building. Books for the performance of Divine Service in the above church were also granted.

A letter was read from Mr. H. F. Drinkwater, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, dated Feb. 22, 1859, saying that there had been left in the depôt in that town a considerable stock of the Society's publications, most of which were unsaleable. They are the property of the Society; and he inquired what the Society would desire to have done with them.

It was agreed that the Bishop of Grahamstown, in whose diocese Port Elizabeth is, be requested to distribute these books and tracts in such a manner as he may think fit.

A letter was read from the Lord Bishop of Sierra Leone, dated April 17, 1859, acknowledging the receipt of books granted to him by the Society; and mentioning the great want of a reading-book for junior classes suited to the tropics; the imagery and ideas of English books being foreign to the minds of the poor children.

His Lordship reported that he had laid the foundation-stone of the first church at Cape Coast, but that the subscriptions would be insufficient to finish it, and that he hoped to be able to make a proper application for assistance.

The Secretaries stated that the Bishop had been requested to endeavour to obtain the services of some writer on the spot to prepare a suitable book. The Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, in a letter dated Clifton, May 23, 1859, forwarded a statement of some of the more pressing wants of his diocese and requested aid for one or more of the purposes

for which funds are needed.


Among these objects is the completion of a third church in St. John's, Newfoundland. Towards this (with the assistance of a generous lady, who has contributed 10007.) the sum of 30007. has been collected in St. John's. But the church being of stone, the cost (even omitting the building of a tower, which was part of the plan) will necessarily exceed that sum, and the means available in the colony. The sum of 507, was granted towards the erection of the third church in St. John's; the money to be paid when the whole amount necessary for the completion of the building shall have been secured. It was also agreed to place at the disposal of the Bishop the sum of 2001. towards the promotion of the general designs of the Society in the diocese of Newfoundland.

The Rev. J. W. Welsh forwarded the fortieth quarterly report of his visitation of emigrants leaving


79, Pall Mall, June 10, 1859. THE 158th Anniversary Festival will be celebrated in St. Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday, 21st June. The sermon will be preached by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells. Divine Service will commence at half-past three P.M.

the port of Liverpool. He stated that during the
month of April, 1859, 11,264 emigrants had sailed SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE
from the Mersey, this being more than double the
number of those who sailed in March, and showing
an increase of 2000 over the month of April, 1858.
A letter was read from the Rev. Dr. Macnab, re-
questing in behalf of the mission of Darlington, in
the diocese of Toronto, aid towards the erection of a
church in the village of Bowmanville. The entire
cost of the fabric will be 25001. The sum required
to complete the undertaking is 2501. Towards this
object the Incumbent, with the approval of his Dio-
cesan, requested a grant.

He also solicited the gift of a set of books for the performance of Divine Service in the new church. A sum of 50%. was granted towards the church. Books were voted for the performance of Divine Service.

The sum of 127. 10s. was voted towards the completion of a church at Lakelands, Nova Scotia; it being the moiety of an amount of 251. granted some years since on the application of the Rev. R. F. Uniacke.

Several grants of Books and Tracts were made. Several letters of acknowledgment were laid before the Meeting.

The Rev. W. Denton inquired whether the Standing Committee were prepared to make any report respecting the St. Mary-le-Bow Sacrament Fund.

The Chairman informed the Board that the Committee would make a report on the subject at the next General Meeting.

On the same day, at eleven A.M., the District Treasurers and Secretaries will meet at the Society's Office.

On the 22nd, at half-past eight P.M., the Society's Rooms will be thrown open for a conversazione. Members and friends desirous of attending are requested to apply for a ticket immediately, as only a limited number of tickets can be issued.

On the 23rd the Annual Meeting, in the City of London, will be held in the Egyptian Hall, Mansion House, at two P.M.

On the 27th, at noon, there will be a Special Meeting of the Society to consider a proposal from the Bishop of Cape Town to grant 3001. per annum for the support of a missionary bishop in the Orange River territory.

A very interesting report has been received from the Rev. T. Skelton, dated Delhi, 15th March :

Mr. Skelton landed in Calcutta on November 26th, 1858, and was kindly received and entertained by the Principal of Bishop's College.

It is proposed to establish a school at Delhi for the daughters of Europeans. The plan contemplates also the establishment of a day-school for The Audit Sheet, being the Treasurers' Cash Hindoo girls, as one of the most effectual means for Account for the year ending 31st March, 1859, was the moral elevation of the native race. Two well, laid before the Board. The receipts included Sub-qualified English ladies will be placed at the head scriptions 13,0397. 5s. 2d., Donations 49137. 4s. 2d., of it; and the sum of 3001. a year for three years and Legacies 6219l. 48. 11d. There had been paid has been secured, and is now ready for their imon account of money grants 63301. 108., and for mediate support, though it is believed that before grants of books, chiefly for home purposes, the expiration of that time the school will be self29741. 16s. 9d. Money grants had been voted supporting. Further information may be obtained on during the year to the amount of 40601. Subscrip- application to Mrs. Gubbins, Glyn Garth, Bangor. tions and Donations had been received for the Special Indian Fund to the amount of 15101. 12s. 8d.


£ 8. d. 500 0 0 30 00 20 0 0

The following Donations were announced :Ewings, Miss Phoebe, Exeter (a repeated donaCopeland Committee, by Rev. T. Dalton.......................... Tandridge Committee, by Rev. J. S. Hoare Marlborough Committee, by Rev. T. W. Dowding Malling Committee, by Col. Fletcher:Sundry contributions (annual). Havant Committee, by Rev. F. P. Seymour Bourne Committee, by W. Parker, Esq. Isley Committee, by Rev. Thomas Loveday From the Congregation of Winwick parish church, by Rev. F. G. Hopwood.......

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Foreign Translation Fund:— Dover and Sandwich Committee, by Rev. W. M. Harvey


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THE usual monthly meeting was held on Monday, May 16, the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chair. 20 0 0 There were also present the Archbishop of York, the Earl of Romney, the Bishops of Durham and Win。。chester, the Rev. Sir Charles Farnaby, Bart., Sir S. 0 0 R. Glynne, Bart., Sir Walter James, Bart., the Ven. 500 Archdeacons Bentinck and Jones, the Revs. T. Ain500 ger, H. Howarth, and R. Tritton, Messrs. G. Gipps, A. J. C. Lawrie, W. Rivington, and W. Whately, Q.C., and the Rev. George Ainslie, M.A., Secretary.


Hugh Fuller, Esq., late of Portslade, Sussex, free of legacy duty ......... 250 00 Edward Erskine Tustin, late of Beech Lodge, Great Marlow, Bucks, free of legacy duty 100 0 0

The following gentlemen were elected Members :Allen, Rev. John.

Henniker, Rev. Roht.
Low, Rev. Henry, B.D.
Mann, Rev. C. N.
Marah, Rev. W. H.
Middleton, Rev. H. A.
Mozley, Rev. Arthur.
Page, J, Esq.

Parry, Rev. Thos., M. A.
Price, Rev. T.
Symonds, Rev. George Ed-

Assheton, Ralph, Esq.
Barnard, Major.
Barton, Rev. J. W.
Berry, Rev. Arthur Geo.
Bond, Mr. B.
Buxton, Sir T. F., Bart.
Clarke, C. B., Esq.
Dalrymple. C.. Esq.
Drake, Rev. Wm.
Ellis, J. U., Esq.
Foyster, Rev. H. B.
Freshfield, D. W., Esq.
Gayton, Geo., Esq.
Gore, Rev. Chas. Fred., M.A. Wigram, Rev. Fred. Edw.,
Griffith, John, Esq., jun.
Griffith, Rev. Jno.
Gurney, Rev. A. W.
Hadden, Jas. Alex., Esq.

Tarlton, Rev. T. H.
Tucker, Rev. Fred. H.
Ware, H., Esq.

Wilson, G. V., Esq.
Wright, Rev. H. P.

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Grants of money were made in aid of the following objects:

Building churches at Stourbridge, in the parish of Old Swinford; and Selly Oak, in the parish of Northfield, near Birmingham.

Rebuilding the churches at Heywood, near Manchester; and Dunkerton, near Bath.

Enlarging or otherwise increasing the accommodation in the churches at Seaford, Sussex; Medsted, near Alton, Hants; Farnhurst, near Haslemere; Naseby, near Rugby; and Langtoft, near Market Deeping.

The grants formerly made towards building the churches at Bulkington, in the parish of Keevil, Wilts; and Sarn, in the parish of Kerry, Montgomery; and towards the rearrangement and repairs of the church at Pulborough, near Petworth, were increased.

Grants from the fund for School-churches, Temporary-churches, and Mission-houses were made towards building school churches at Cwmtwich, in the parish of Ystradgynlais, Brecon; Linton, parish of Spofforth; Monk Bretton, parish of Roystone, Yorkshire; and St. Paul's, Chatham; towards the purchase of a Baptist chapel in Porter-street district, Sheffield; and for the erection of a wherry man's chapel or mission-house, Great Yarmouth.

A resolution was also passed at this Board for the

immediate appointment of an Assistant Clerical Secretary at a salary of 3007. per annum, with a certain allowance for travelling expenses: his special province being to arrange for the formation of Local Associations, to preach sermons, attend meetings, His whole time to be at the disposal of the





clergy; one addressed to the Archbishop, to the effect that the Convocation of York might be permitted to exercise the same privileges as those enjoyed by the Convocation of Canterbury; and another CONSEQUENT upon the dissolution of the Imperial addressed to Convocation, praying that it would Parliament there has been an election in the various forth with proceed to take counsel together upon dioceses of the province of Canterbury of proctors those matters which concern the welfare and effito represent the clergy of the Lower House of Con- ciency of the Church of England. After this, the vocation. The writs were returnable on Wednes- Rev. W. Dodd, Proctor for the archdeaconry of day, June 1st, and accordingly the bishops, who Lindisfarne, proposed to present a petition from constitute the Upper House, and the deans, arch- certain clergy of the said archdeaconry, to the effect deacons, and proctors, who form the Lower House, that the proceedings of the Convocation of York met his Grace the Archbishop at St. Paul's Cathe-should be assimilated to those of the Convocation dral, where the ceremony of opening the new Con- of Canterbury. The Commissioner refused to allow vocation was conducted. The ordinary preliminary the petition to be read; upon which Mr. Dodd inbusiness was performed in the Chapter-house, St. quired if he were certified that he had power to which moved into the choir of the cathedral. The nigh legal authority that he possessed the right to Paul's Churchyard, where a procession was formed, prevent the reading, adding that he was advised by Archbishop of Canterbury occupied the seat of the read the petition. The Commissioner replied that Dean of St. Paul's, the Dean sitting by his side. he had a public duty to perform, and persisted in his refusal. Mr. Dodd replied that he also had a duty to perform to his constituents, and without meaning any personal disrespect to the Commissioner, he, on his own responsibility, would read the petition, and straightway proceeded to do so. The Dean at the same time began to read the schedule of prorogation. Notwithstanding, Mr. Dodd went the schedule of prorogation was concluded. on reading the petition, and finished doing so before

On Monday, May 23, the annual meeting of the Incorporated Church Building Society was held at No. 79, Pall-mall; his Grace the Archrishop of Canterbury, the President, in the chair, capported by the Archbishop of York, the Bishop of Durham, the Earl of Powis, the Earl of Romney, Lord Lyt. teiton, W. Cotton, Esq., the Rev. Sir Charles Far. naby, Bart., &c. The proceedings having been opened with prayer by the Most Rev. Chairman, the Secretary, the Rev. G. Ainslie, read the annual report, which stated that the Society had, since its institution in 1818, been instrumental in rendering assistance to 4044 parishes and districts, affording additional The Bishop of London occupied his throne. The accommodation for 1,058,722 persons, including Bishop of Salisbury, being the junior bishop present, 821,245 seats for the use of the poorer inha-intoned the Litany in Latin, after which the anbitants. The donations for the past year had been them, "Oh, pray for the Peace of Jerusalem," was 14917. 12s. 3d.; subscriptions, 1288. 5s.; rerendered by the choir, Mr. Goss presiding at the mittances from diocesan and district associations, organ. The Hon. and Rev. Samuel Waldegrave 1578. 188. 11d.; parochial associations, 16421. preached the sermon in Latin, having been selected 12s. 3d.; and legacies, 12221. 118. 1d. The very The preacher took for his text the 3rd verse of the for the occasion by the Archbishop of Canterbury. inadequate measure of support rendered to the Society by churchmen, and the great importance of Epistle of Jude" Beloved, when I gave all dili providing for the increasing spiritual wants of the gence to write unto you of the common salvation, it population, were strongly dwelt upon by the various was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort speakers who addressed the meeting. you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." The Circular to the Churchwardens and Overseers of clergy then proceeded to the Chapter-house, under the presidency of the Dean of St. Paul's, who called upon the House to nominate a Prolocutor. The Dean of Norwich proposed, and the Rev. H. A. Woodgate seconded, the Dean of Bristol as Prolocutor. The Rev. Canon Selwyn proposed, and the Rev. John Jebb seconded, the Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Canon of Westminster. Dr. Wordsworth, after some discussion, declined, and the Rev. Canon Selwyn withdrew the nomination, whereupon the Dean of Bristol was declared unanimously elected. The Convocation then adjourned to the 22nd inst.

(Extract from Monthly Paper.)


A PUBLIC Meeting is now fixed to take place, under the presidency of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Willis's Rooms, St. James's, on Tuesday, the 28th June, at three o'clock; when it is expected the claims of the Society will be earnestly advocated, and further steps taken to make up the serious loss of income occasioned to the Society by the withholding of Royal Letters.

Tickets of Admission to the Public Meeting may be obtained at the Society's Office, or on application to the Secretary.

ADDITIONAL CURATES SOCIETY. THE usual monthly meeting of this Society was held on Tuesday, May 10; his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chair. There were also present the Archbishop of York, the Dean of York, the Rev. Sir C. Farnaby, Bart., the Rev. Canon Jennings, the Rev. Nugent Wade, the Rev. W. R. Cozens, Secretary.

Seventy-two new grants were made, at an expenditure of 34551. The grants voted at the previous meeting were confirmed, making a sum total of 3:00 grants, in support of which the Society has voted


A special grant of 60%. was also made, for two years, in support of a chaplain to the works on the Bristol and South Wales Railway.

The Rev. John Morgan was appointed Travelling Secretary in the principality of Wales.

A public meeting of the friends of this Society was held on April 15, at St. James's Hall, under the Presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The resolutions were moved and seconded by the Lord Bishop of London, Vice-Chancellor Page Wood, Archdeacon Bickersteth, the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, Mr. Beresford Hope, &c. &c.

From the report read at the meeting, it appears that the income of the Society for the present year is 25,6937. 17s. 9d., which is an increase of 6034, 15s. 9d. on that of the preceding year.


On Wednesday, the 1st of June, the Convocation of York was held, under the Queen's writ, and by the Archbishop's mandate, in the Chapter-house of the cathedral. The proceedings were opened with the usual formalities by the Hon. and Very Rev. Augustus Duncombe, Dean of York, and the Ven. Archdeacon Creyke, acting as the Archbishop's Commissioners. As soon as the preliminary forms were gone through, a motion was made by the Rev. J. Thway tes, Proctor for the archdeaconry of Carlisle, and seconded by the Hon. and Rev. F. R. Grey, Proctor for the archdeaconry of Lindisfarne, for the election of a Prolocutor, proposing the Ven. Charles Thorpe, Archdeacon of Durham, for the office. The election of a Prolocutor, however, was not recognized by the presiding Commissioner. Sundry protests were rejected by the Commissioner. A motion of a loyal address to the Queen, in the present critical conjuncture of foreign affairs, was made by the Rev. Dr. Besly, Proctor for the archdeaconry of Northumberland, and seconded by the Rev. C. Bird, Proctor for the same archdeaconry. The Commissioner refused to receive the address, and suggested that it be sent through the Secretary of State. The Rev. John Bell, Proctor for Craven, then handed to the Commissioner a communication from the chairman of the Committee for Promoting the Revival of Convocation, addressed to the Archbishop of York, and stated that the said memorial had been signed by upwards of three hundred of the clergy, besides an influential body of the laity. The Rev. T. Collins, Proctor for the archdeaconry of Richmond, then offered to present a petition from Henry Hoare, Esq., advocating lay co-operation; but the Commissioner replied that a petition from a layman could not be received, as this was a Synod of clergy. The Rev. B. Porteus then presented two petitions from the archdeaconry of Carlisle, signed by sixty-five incumbents, besides many unbeneficed


the Poor.

POOR LAW BOARD, WHITEHALL, S.W., 9th May, 1859. GENTLEMEN,-I am directed by the Poor Law Board to advert to the Circular Letter which they issued on the 4th of September last, on the subject of the mode of Rating the Tithe Rent-charge, regard being had to the decision of the Court of Queen's Bench in the cases of "Q. v. Goodchild," “Q. v. Lamb,” and “Q. v. Hawkins ;" and to state that certain representations having been made to them on the subject of that Circular, they have deemed it advisable to submit it to the consideration of the Law Officers of the Crown, and Mr. Tomlinson, for their opinion.

The Board having received their opinion upon the Circular, desire to substitute the following observations, in the place of their former communications, for your future guidance in assessing the Tithe Rentcharge.

It is necessary for you to determine, in the first place, what is the Gross estimated Rental of the Tithe Rent charge. As the value of this hereditament depends upon the average prices of Corn, and therefore varies from year to year, you must ascertain the amount of the Rent-charge as settled for the current year, and from it you must calculate the Gross estimated Rental.

gard to the term "Gross estimated Rental" is as The opinion of Counsel above mentioned, in refollows:

"We understand by 'Gross estimated Rental' mentioned in the Schedule to the Parochial Assessment Act, the Rent at which the property might be expected to be let free of Tenant's Rates and Taxes, and Tithe Commutation Rent-charge, the Tenant taking these burthens upon himself, and we suppose that in practice the column is usually filled up, so far as regards Corporeal Hereditaments, with figures expressing or approximating to the Conventional or Rack Rent, on a tenancy from year to year. After making the deduction therefrom of average repairs, &c., the rateable value of such property is arrived at."

Tithe Rent-charge:-
They then proceed as follows, with regard to the


"Applying the liberal analogy prescribed by the judgment in the cases referred to, to Incorporeal Hereditaments, it appears to us to be inaccurate, where the Gross Rental of other property is stated in the mode which we have supposed, to treat the amount of the Annual Rent-charge as the Gross estimated Rental, and that the figure in the column of Gross esti

mated Rental' should be the amount at which the Rent-charge might be let to a Tenant. taking upon himself the Tenant's taxes, and all the risks of losses, law expenses, &c. :" and they add--"In fairness to the owner of the Tithe Rent-charge, we think that his Gross Rental ought to be stated in a manner analogous to that in which the Gross Rental of Corporeal Hereditaments is stated in the same assessment." In accordance with the last observation, the Board recommend that in any parish in which, as regards other rateable property, a deduction on account of Tenants' Rates and Taxes and Tithe Commutation Rent-charge is made previously to the filling up the "Gross estimated Rental" column, an analogous deduction should be made in filling up the Gross estimated Rental column for the Tithe Rent-charge. It will, therefore, be right in such cases to deduct at this stage,

1st. The Tenant's Rates and Taxes imposed upon the Tithe Rent-charge, and amongst them the Tenant's Property Tax, that is, the Tax assessed under Schedule B to the first section of the Income Tax Act (5 and 6 Vict., c. 35). But the Land Tax is not to be deducted, nor the Sewers Rate when it is (as it is generally) a Landlord's Tax.

2ndly. All Ecclesiastical Dues which are payable in respect of the Tithe Rent-charge-such are Synodals, Procurations, First Fruits, and Tenths. As regards the last two items, however-namely, First Fruits and Tenths-inasmuch as where they are paid, they are payable out of the whole of the annual profits of the Benefice, a proportionate part only is to be deducted from the annual value of the Tithe Rent-charge.

3rdly. The cost of collection, which should include the costs of enforcing payment by legal process, and an allowance in respect of the losses which occur by the ultimate non-payment of the Tithe Rent-charge. The allowance to be made on the two last-named heads must be estimated by a per-centage, ascertained by the average of a few years taken next before the rate in the particular Parish be made.

4thly. As regards the allowance on account of Curate's salary (where it is allowable as a deduction), Counsel observe as follows:

There may be a doubt whether Curates' Salaries, where allowable as a deduction, should be deducted before the Gross Rental is stated, or afterwards. According to analogy we are inclined to think that they should be first deducted, and that the Gross Rental is the Rent receivable from a Tenant, minus the necessary Curates' Stipends."

With reference to the subject of allowance on account of Curates' Salaries, and the general head of "Expenses," for which a deduction is to be made in dealing with the cases above referred to, the Court of Queen's Bench considered two subjects. One was a claim made by the Incumbent in respect of the value of his own personal labour and services. The Court decided that no deduction could be allowed upon this head. The second was a claim for the Salary of the Curate. Upon this claim no universal rule was laid down, but the Court decided that in some cases the Salary is not, while in others it is, to be allowed. It is not to be allowed where the Curate is merely a substitute for the Incumbent, as "where he is non-resident, or, being resident, from sickness, infirmity, or any less creditable cause, does not perform his own duty personally, but employs another person instead." It is to be allowed "where from the vast size or population of the Parish, one man's labour is entirely insufficient for the duties necessarily to be discharged by the Incumbent."

Where the Bishop of the Diocese has required; under the statutes giving him the authority, the appointment of a Stipendiary Curate, and the Incumbent performing his duty employs a Curate in obedience to such requisition, an allowance is, according to the judgment of the Court, to be made in such case.

So, also, the Court held, that in cases where (the Bishop not being legally empowered, or not being called upon to interfere,) the Incumbent from a sense of duty appoints a Curate, himself devoting

all his own time and attention to his cure, a reason- Incumbent of the Parish frequently pays towards able allowance is to be made in respect of the the support of the ministers. His payment may Curate's Stipend. be made voluntarily, and out of his general income. If this be the case in your Parish, you will not be called upon to allow him any deduction in respect of such payment. But if, under any of the various Statutes which apply to this subject, any portion of the Tithe Rent-charge has been duly assigned to the minister of the new district, or virtually separated from the residue as part of the endowment of such district, the Court stated that the Incumbent of the Parish is not to be rated in respect of such amount, because it would not be beneficially in his occupation.

These rules you must apply in your Parish according to the particular circumstances of it. You will readily learn the causes which lead to the employment of the Curate, and you must determine how far the Curate is in fact a substitute for the Incumbent, or an assistant to aid him in the discharge of those duties to which he duly applies his own time and labour.

It was sought in the argument upon the cases above mentioned before the Court of Queen's Bench, to obtain an additional allowance in analogy to the profit which is supposed to be allowed in the valuation of the ordinary occupation of farming lands, or the interest which is presumed to be made by a lessee of property when he takes it on a lease. Although the Court held that the Owner of the Tithe Rent-charge is not necessarily entitled to any such deduction in addition to the deductions formerly allowed, the Board consider that it will be best that they should give the actual words of the judgment as pronounced upon this part of the case:

"The principle, therefore, on which we think the assessment should be made is, that the Rent-charge is to be assessed like all other property, according to what it might reasonably be expected to let for from year to year; and in deciding upon such amount the nature of the property is to be regarded, and it is to be considered whether a profit can be looked to or expected, as in the case of farms; and whether in each particular case any thing over the expenses for collecting, and the allowances for bad debts and law expenses, would be necessary to induce a Tenant to take. In each particular case of the kind this question must be for the persons making the rate, and for the Sessions on appeal. It may be that a Tenant might willingly take in some cases for less than the amount which, in addition to an allowance for collection, would secure him positively against all risk, bad debts, and law expenses, as the profit of col. lection itself might be sufficiently remunerative to the party taking, and the other losses might be treated as contingent. It may be that in other cases persons would hesitate to take with the allowances referred to without something additional in the way of profits; and we think that this is a question of fact, to be determined according to the circumstances of each particular case, the rule in every case being, that the amount must be ascertained as that at which a Tenant might reasonably be expected to take from year to year."

The Gross estimated Rental having thus been ascertained by making the deductions above adverted to from the annual amount of the Tithe Rentcharge, there remains a further deduction to be made in order to arrive at the net Rateable Value, viz.-in respect of the annual cost of the Repairs of the Chancel, which the Poor Law Commissioners, in their letter of September, 1840, stated to be a subject of deduction, and upon which their opinion has not been questioned.

The Court added, that "if any one would be rateable for this, it would be not the Incumbent of the Parish, but the minister of the district church." But the Board have to observe that in this term the Court have decided that where the Incumbent of a Parish had covenanted to pay a stipend to the minister of a district created under 19 and 20 Vict., c. 104, and had charged the same upon the Tithe Rent-charge, the minister was not liable to be assessed to the Poor Rate in respect of such stipend. See "Reg. v. Frend." 33, "Law Times," p. 89.

In conclusion, the Board consider that in whatever manner the Gross estimated Rental be calculated, the net rateable value must be obtained by deducting from the annual value of the Rent-charge for the current year the following items :

A. The annual amount chargeable on the
rateable value for Tenants' rates and taxes;
B. An annual average per-centage-
(a) for the costs of collection,
(b) for legal process, and,
(c) for losses;

C. The proportionate charge for the Eccle-
siastical dues and fees, and an average
sum for the annual cost of repairing the

D. A reasonable sum for a Curate's salary if in your parish a Curate is employed to supply necessary aid to the minister, and not as his substitute;

E. The amount payable to the minister of a district, if the parish has been legally divided, and the tithes have been actually or virtually severed, and an amount charged upon the living in behalf of such minister; F. A reasonable sum for a Tenant's profit, if, regard being had to the observations upon this point already set forth above, such additional allowance is required to be made in your parish.

The Poor Law Commissioners also stated in their letter of September, 1840, that they did not consider that the repayments of the loans advanced to Incumbents by the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, or other parties, for the rebuilding of residences, could be allowed in estimating the rateable value of the Tithe Rent-charge. This opinion the Court confirmed.

I am,

Your obedient Servant,

W. G. LUMLEY, Assistant Secretary.

With reference to the above Circular we have

received the following communication :

To the Editor of the "Ecclesiastical Gazette." SIR, I am aware that some anxiety has existed

But the Board must again point out that the principle to be kept in view is the maintenance of uniformity and equality as regards the assessment of all the property in a Parish. When, therefore, a different rule from that above stated, and one in among the Clergy relative to an anticipated Circular accordance with the Instructional Letter issued by from the Poor Law Board, giving their opinion the Poor Law Commissioners in June, 1837, and upon the recent important judgments of the Court with the Form of the Surveyors' Contract in general of Queen's Bench upon the above-named subject. use, is acted upon in any Parish for ascertaining I beg permission to inform them, through your the Gross estimated Rental of all the property columns, that it has now been issued to parochial therein, the annual value of the Tithe Rent-charge officers in substitution and correction of all former appears to constitute the proper measure of the ones, and, I am happy to add, that it is chaGross estimated Rental. racterized by a spirit of great fairness towards the owners of Tithe Rent-charge.

One other subject also came under consideration in the cases referred to, which the Court did not We may now hope to have seen the termination then so completely decide as to leave it altogether of our long struggle for justice; and it is our refree from question. In some Parishes districts ward that justice has been substantially and securely have been created out of them, in others several obtained. I hope I may be excused for taking parts have been consolidated into chapelries, and in this opportunity of saying that glad as I am, and others chapels of ease exist. In these cases the have always been, to give my best advice and aid

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