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3. P. C. X. and s. P. G.Salisbury Dio- Messrs. Springuth and Dunn, and

cesan and District Committees. most of the members of the committee, The Report read in the Council with several clergy, and ladies and Chamber, Salisbury, at the annual gentlemen of the neighbourhood, meeting, which is on the whole satis having arrived, the children walked factory, in speaking of these societies, in procession to the Girls' School, says; " These might strictly be termed

where the business of the day was Church Societies, since their object was

opened by a solemn prayer, delivered to disseminate far and wide the know- in a most impressive manner by the ledge of gospel truth as taught in the

Rector. The children then sang a Liturgy of the truly christian Church hymn appropriate to the occasion, and of England. Among other advan

the Rector and Curate each delivered tages which had been produced by

an eloquent address on the nature and them, was the circumstance that they prospects of the schools in connexion had been established at a period when

with the National Society for the their offices were most needed, and in

Education of the Poor in the Principroportion to the increasing want of ples of the Established Church; and spiritual instruction, their operations

made affecting appeals to the sympathy had been conducted on a more ex

of their hearers for further patronage tended scale. Their tracts gave a

and support. Of this prayer and the clear idea of the fundamental truths of

several addresses, we hope to be Christianity, and the duties thereby

enabled to give copious extracts in our enjoined."

next number. The collection the Cathedral and

The dinner was of the good old door of the Council Chamber amounted substantial English fare, to which the to 431. 8s. 6d.

children, who were waited upon by We will not for a moment sup

the whole company, did ample justice; pose that the memory of past benefits,

and “God save the Queen" having and the prospect of future and more

been sung by Mr. Jolly and the extensive ones, thus held out, will amateurs present, the ladies and genpermit the Clergy and friends of the tlemen departed, amid the cheers of Church to become slack in their exer

the children, evidently delighted with tions; and to promote this object, we

the whole scene; which indeed was shall feel obliged to our readers for

manifested by the liberal contributions, brief abstracts of any reports con

towards defraying the expenses of the nected with the above societies.

entertainment, deposited in the plates, kindly held by two ladies at the door.

The entire expense of building these Opening of West Hackney New

schools will probably exceed 1,000l., National Schools.

nearly the whole of which has been On Thursday, August 16, the New raised by voluntary contribution, National Schools at West Hackney, aided by a Government grant of 2001., erected after a chaste and beautiful and 501. collected in the parish church design by Mr. M’Intosh Brookes, were of St. John, Hackney, after an eloquent opened with becoming solemnity. At and powerful appeal in this behalf, about half-past two, the Rev. E. Birch, by the Venerable J. B. Hollingworth, the Rector, accompanied by the Rev. S. D.D. Archdeacon of Huntingdon ; Isaacson, Curate, in their robes, pro- who occupied the pulpit, most liberally ceeded to the Boys' School, where, offered by the Venerable the Rector of during the morning, active prepara- the parent church, on Sunday, Autions had been making for a substantial repast for the children, on this The labours of the committee during interesting occasion.

the last year have been unremitting, The room was tastefully decorated but such labours carry with them the with flowers and evergreens, and the recompense of reward; and the knowUnion-jack and Volunteer-flag waved ledge that, in these schools, education gracefully at the extremity.

based on the pure word of God will At three o'clock, the church wardens, be continued long after the present

gust 19th.

generation shall have passed away, will and an adequate share of secular edumake them feel an inward satisfaction, cation. 3dly, That the Holy Scripin the hope that “the work begun, con- tures should be read and taught in all tinued, and ended," with such views, the schools, such instruction to form may bring forth an abundant harvest. part of the usual order of occupation

We have peculiar pleasure in re- in this school, and to be communicording the erection of these schools cated by the schoolmaster; but that at this moment, from observing cer

the children of Catholics and Jews tain " signs of the tirnes,” which show might, if their parents required it, be how much their success is dreaded by absent at such time; and that the the anything-arian and nothing-arian

children of Dissenters shall not be classes, and the enemies of the Esta- compelled to learn any religious forblished Church in general. On this mulary or catechism to which their point, our excellent contemporary

parents objected. the STANDARD observes:

“Such are the rules by which this “ The plot which the factious and very modest committee of the British political Dissenters have for some time and Foreign School Society propose been devising for the ruin of · The that all future parliamentary grants NATIONAL Society of EDUCATION' for national education shall be adbas at length transpired, through the justed by the Board of Parliamentary official garrulity of the Patriot. It Commission, by which it is plain, that now appears that a memorial was every school in the kingdom conducted presented, in April last, from the com- on the principles of The National mittee of The British and Foreign Society' would be necessarily excluded School Society,' to Lord John Russell, from all benefit or participation in any not only for the infraction of the grant for the purposes of national charter, but for the subversion of the education! schools which belong to that noble and

“ By the fundamental principles universally successful institution. We of the National Society, the Catsare sorry that we cannot afford room

THE CHURCH OF ENGfor the whole of this document. It LAND is taught in all its schools—the presents an inimitable display of that children attending its schools are exself-importance which the pedagogue pected to go to some church or chapel is almost sure to assume when he is belonging

EstaBLISHED admitted to a correspondence with the

Church.

Such is the charter by Treasury or the Home Department. which this society exists. And in the But the following Suggestions of the teeth of this charter, the legislature is Committee' will put our readers into now called upon, by this memorial, to possession of the plot. It has been exclude all schools from the parliasuggested, that great advantage would mentary bounty which insist on the result if these commissioners were teaching of the Church Catechism. brought, in the disposal of the public What is this, but saying indirectly, funds, into immediate correspondence

that no National School shall have any with the individual or local committee national assistance, unless it will first sustaining each separate school, instead set aside the forms of its charter? of acting through the agency of any

"We rejoice that such a document has society or societies. This point seems been laid before the public, because its well worthy of consideration ; but, bigotry and intolerance will unite men however this may be decided, the com- of all parties in our favour. We had mittee would suggest -1st, That (ex- thought that the British and National cepting titles extinct, subsequently Schools were proceeding in a race of mentioned under this head) this board friendly and useful rivalship; the forshould not interfere in any way with mer comprising the Dissenting, and the religious instructions imparted the latter the Church part of the comin any school. 2dly, That it should munity; and the principle of dividing not impose any terms or restrictions, the parliamentary grants according to except such as might be necessary in the respective members in these order to secure the efficient teaching, schools, seemed to be perfectly just

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and equitable. But it now appears on the part of The British and that the committee of the Borough- Foreign School Committee.' But road School are desirous of putting an they feel that their schools are in a end to this equitable arrangement, and rapid decline, both as to their finances that they wish to monopolize the whole and popularity. Every year leaves of the educational grants, to promote them at a greater distance from the the objects of Dissent and Infidelity! schools of the National Society; and

“When it is considered, that the great hence, they have proposed this despebulk of the national wealth is in the rate remedy, in the hope of ruining, hands of Churchmen, and that in any by their treachery, those whom they grant of Parliament for the purposes cannot hope to outdo by their industry of education, about 191. of every 201. and exertions. come out of the pockets of the mem- “And these are the advocates of bers of the Establishment, it must the 'voluntary principle'-these the reasonably be thought, that common lovers of liberty and toleration—these sense and cominon prudence would the men who detest all connexion silence all murmurs and dissatisfaction between Church and State!"

POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

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Domestic Parliament is pro- judicious measures will empower you rogued, after an unexampled session to restore a constitutional form of of three-quarters of a year; during government, which unhappy events which period the only Bills (and their have compelled you for a time to suspolicy is very questionable) passed, pend. are-the provisional measure for the “I rejoice at the progress which pacification of Canada ; two Irish has been made in my colonial possesBills, the Tithe Bill and the Poor Law sions towards the entire abolition of Bill; with the English Plurality Bill, negro apprenticeship. and the Bill limiting the power of

* I have observed with much satisArresting for Debt. The first of these faction the attention which you have is a temporary measure—a mere ex- bestowed upon the amendment of the pedient, which has been already found domestic institutions of the country. insufficient for its transitory purpose ; I trust that the mitigation of the law and the rest cannot work well, of Imprisonment for Debt will prove subjoin

at once favourable to the liberty of THE QUEEN's speech.

my subjects, and safe for commercial

credit; and that the Established "My Lords and Gentlemen, Church will derive increased strength “ The state of public business and efficiency from the restriction of enables me to close this protracted the granting of benefices in plurality. and laborious session.

“I have felt great pleasure in giving “I have to lament that the civil my assent to the Bill for the Relief of war in Spain forms an exception to the the destitute Poor in Ireland. I general tranquillity. I continue to cherish the expectation that its provireceive from all foreign powers the sions have been so cautiously framed, strongest assurances of their desire to and will be so prudently executed, maintain with me the most amicable that whilst they contribute to relieve relations.

distress, they will tend to preserve “ The disturbances and insurrec- order, and to encourage habits of intions which had unfortunately broken dustry and exertion. out in Upper and Lower Canada, have “ I trust likewise that the act which been promptly suppressed; and I en- you have passed relating to the Comtertain a confident hope, that firm and positions for Tithe in Ireland will

increase the security of that property,

our united efforts for the welfare of and promote internal peace.

our country.” Gentlemen of the House of Tue CANADAS.—We wish the hopes Commons,

expressed in her Majesty's speech “I cannot sufficiently thank you for may be realized; but we never had your dispatch and liberality in pro- any confidence in Lord Durham, the viding for the expenses of my house- last man in the universe for a pacifihold, and the maintenance of the cator; and the Indemnity Act must at honour and dignity of the Crown. I once annoy and embarrass him. offer you my warmest acknowledg- The West Indies.-On the 1st of ments for the addition which you have August, the West India proprietors, made to the income of my beloved who had it in their power, remitted in mother.

the noblest manner the remaining " I thank you for the supplies which period of apprenticeship, and at once you have voted for the ordinary public emancipated their negroes. We trust service, as well as for the readiness that this disinterested proceeding will with which you have provided means silence the clamour that has been to meet the extraordinary expenses raised against the planters, and that rendered necessary by the state of my the next arrivals will bring intelligence Canadian possessions,

gratifying to all parties. My Lords and Gentlemen,

BELGIUM.--There have been some “The many useful measures which warlike rumours; but the demonstrayou have been able to consider, while tion of the Conservative powers will the settlement of the Civil List and probably make the Revolutionists the state of Canada demanded so much

pause. of your attention, are a satisfactory France. This country is at open proof of your zeal for the public good. war with Mexico, maintains a doubiful You are so well acquainted with the friendship with her neighbours, and is duties which now devolve upon you in by no means in an enviable position in your respective counties, that it is un- Africa. necessary to remind you of them. In Spain. It is confidently expected the discharge of them you may se. that the king of Spain, in consequence curely rely on my firm support, and it of the large pecuniary supplies foronly remains for me to express &

warded from the Northern powers, will humble hope that Divine Providence reach Madrid before the expiration of may watch over us all, and prosper three months.

UNIVERSITY, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND PAROCHIAL

INTELLIGENCE.

TRIBUTES OF RESPECT.

Rev. C. J. ORMAN.—The Churchwardens of Brandon, Norfolk, presented the Rev. C. J. Orman (late Curate of that parish) with an elegant silver tea-pot, subscribed for by the inhabitants, as a testimony of esteem. It bears the following inscription, beautifully executed :-Presented to the Rev. C. J. Orman, M.A., by the parishioners of Brandon, in gratitude for his services as their Minister during a period of eight years, A.D. 1838."

Rev, A. E. OBINS.—The parishioners of Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon, lately presented the Rev. A. É. Obins, Rector, with a handsome silver inkstand, as a token of their regret at his resigning the living over which he had very faithfully and liberally presided for upwards of twenty-seven years. And the poor of the same parish' raised the sum of 15s. by a subscription among themselves, not exceeding 3d. each, for a Bible, which they presented to Mrs. Fimbo, his cook, as a token of gratitude for her unwearied attention to their comforts, during a residence of fourteen years in Mr. Obins' service.

Rev.J.SNEYD.-A handsome candelabrum, of chaste and elegant design, has just been manufactured for presentation to the Rev. John Sneyd, of Basford Hall, Staffordshire. The following is the inscription :-" To the Rev. John Sneyd, M.A .of Basford Hall, Staffordshire, this candelabrum, with other pieces of plate, is presented by his friends and neighbours in grateful acknowledgment of the selfdevotedness and ability with which, during a period of 12 years, he acted as magistrate for his native county, and signally distinguished himself by unwearied and successful efforts to preserve public order, redress grievances, and uphold rights.-Aug. 1838."

CORONATION OFFERING.— The Rev. S. Isaacson having forwarded a beautifully bound copy of his Altar Service and Prayers (see Christian Remembrancer, October 1837.) to Her Most Gracious Majesty, at the Coronation, through the hands of his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, its reception has been notified in the following highly gratifying manner :

(Extract.)

Kensington Palace, 21st August, 1838. “SIR,-I am commanded by His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, to inform you that yesterday only, His Royal Highness, upon occasion of taking leave of Her Majesty previous to his departure from town, received the Queen's commands to convey to you notice of Her Majesty's gracious acceptance of the Prayer Book.

(Signed) “W.C. PETTIGREW, Librarian.” " Rev. Stephen Isaacson."

New Churches. At the Visitation Dinner at Leeds, the Bishop of Ripon announced that it was his intention to consecrate seven new churches recently erected within his diocese, in the month of October.

St. John's CHURCH, OUT-RAWCLIFFE.—That handsome little edifice, St. John's Church, Out-Rawcliffe, has been consecrated by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese.

New CHURCH, FLEET-STREET.-A new and very neat little Gothic church, standing in Gough-square, Fleet-street, London, has been consecrated by the Bishop of London, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Dale, vicar, and the Rev. Mr. Kelly, minister of the church, and several clergymen of the neighbouring parishes.

That neat and elegant edifice, St. James's Church, Holloway, has also been consecrated by the Lord Bishop of London.

New CHURCH AT King's Cross.-All Saints' Church, King's Cross, the second completed out of three new district churches within the parish of Islington, has undergone the ceremony of consecration by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of London, in the presence of a crowded congregation. It is calculated to accommodate 1000 persons, to nearly 300 of whom are allotted free sittings; and the whole cost of the building will not exceed 3,2001. ; 1,0001. of which is subscribed by the Metropolis Churches' Fund, and the remainder by the voluntary subscriptions of the parishioners.

In the will of Sarah Wakefield, of Cheshunt, widow, appear the following bequests :-Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Kent-road, 1,5001. ; London Hospital, Whitechapel, 1,0001. ; St. Luke's Hospital, Old-street, 5001. ; Blind School, St.George's. fields, 1,0001. ; British and Foreign Bible Society, Earl-street, 5001. ; London, Missionary Society, Blomfield-street, 1,0001.; Royal Jennerian and London Vaccine Institution, Providence-row, Finsbury, 5001. ; Royal Humane Society, Chatham-place, 5001. ; Marine Society, Bishopsgate-street, 5001.; Asylum for Female Orphans, Westminster-bridge-road, 500L; Foundling Hospital, Lamb'sConduit-street, 500. ; St. Anne's Society Schools, 500l. ; London Orphan Asylum, Clapton, 1,0001.; Society for maintaining the Poor Orphans of Clergymen, St. John's-wood, 5001.; Seamen's Hospital for Wounded Seamen of all Nations, 5001. ; Refuge for the Destitute, Hackney-road, 5001. ; St. Thomas's Hospital,

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