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scriptions, in order to add that most ecclesiastical feature, a tower, to this part of the building.

The estimated cost is 32001., and the length of time allowed for completion is sixteen months. The whole of the works of both buildings have been contracted for, and each church is to contain 1200 sittings.

four octagonal pinnacles. The east window is divided into five lights, by four long slender shafts; the head is filled with handsome circular tracery, of a character corresponding with that of the side aisle windows. The coping, string-courses, buttresses, and the mouldings of the doors and windows, are all designed in accordance with the peculiar character of the abovementioned period. The entire cost of the building is estimated at 39601., and it is expected to be completed before the end of next year.

The design of the Dukinfield Church is of a plainer character, and belongs to the style of the 13th century. The body of the church is lighted with lofty laval windows, two in each compartment.

The chancel, which is flanked by a vestry on one side and a porch on the other, has a triple window of similar character. There is a galilee or ante-chapel at the west end, lighted by five lancets, and capable of holding a large num: ber of children. We understand that exertions are now being made by the inhabitants of Dukin field and the neighbourhood, to raise further sub

Ashby-de-la-Zouch.—The ceremony of laying the first stone of the new Church at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, which was performed by the Earl Howe, took place on Saturday last. The funds for building this church were raised by a subscription, headed by the Rev. Marmaduke Vavasour, M.A., Vicar. A grant of 4501, from the Incorporated Society for Promoting the Enlargement, Building, and Repairing of Churches and Chapels, and 4001. froin the Church Commissioners, secure for ever to the poor of Aslbyde-la-Zouch 600 free sittings.

Wakefield.The foundation stone of a new Church, to be dedicated to the Holy Trinity, in Wakefield, was recently laid by the Lord Bishop of Ripon, with the customary ceremonial.

HAGGERSTON SUNDAY AND NATIONAL SCHOOLS. On Wednesday last (Sept. 26) the the National Society. The proposed foundation stone of some intended building is intended to accommodate Sunday and National Schools for the 500 children of both sexes, and the district parish of St. Mary, Hagger- schools are to be in connexion with ston, Middlesex, was laid by the Right the National Society. It ought to be Hon. Sir John Cowan, Bart., Lord stated, for the information of those Mayor of London. The site of the who are anxious upon the subject of ground was the free gift of Sir W.F. F. religious education in the principles of Middleton, Bart., the Dowager Lady the Establishment, that previously to Middleton, and Mrs. Caroline Acton; the appointment of the present Miniand the expense of the structure ster, the Rev. P. P.Gilbert, M.A., there (1,2001.) is to be defrayed by volun- was, amongst a population of little tary contributions, assisted by the short of 15,000 souls, not a single usual grants from the Treasury and Church-school in existence!

CONSECRATION OF NEW CHURCHES. By The Lord Bishop OF WINCHES

expense of the building, which was TER. Christ Church, Old Kent Road.- about 5,0001., defrayed from a sum This church, which is a remarkably of money left by a gentleman for the neat and convenient structure, is situa- building and endowment of the church. ted in the parish of St. Giles, Camber- The church contains sitting-room for well. We understand the ground was 1,200 persons, a great number of which given by R. Turnor, Esq.; and the are free and unappropriated.

By the LORD Bishop or Lincoln. endowed by the Vicar of Harborne New Church at Donisthorpe, Leices- with the tithes of 800 acres surroundtershire. — This very neat country ing the church. The cost of this edichurch, built of Hartshorne stone, bas fice is estimated at 3,6001., and is one been provided, in great measure, by of the happy fruits of the Diocesan the munificent contributions of those Society. valued friends of our beloved Church, BY THE LORD BISHOP OF St. Asapu. the Misses Moore, of Appleby. These -The new Church at Greenfield, near excellent ladies, besides a bell, church Mold, which contains 524 sittings, clock, and other fittings for the church, two-thirds of which are free the gave, in the first instance, 1,5001. to- new Church at Brymbo, in the parish wards the erection and endowment of of Wrexham--the new Church at Cefn this house of prayer, and are now Cychan, near Ruabon-and at Rhyd building at a short distance from the y Croesan, in the parish of Llansillin, church, a commodious parsonage, for near Oswestry-and completed his inthe residence of its future minister. teresting labours, by consecrating the Sir John Brown Cave, Bart., of Suret- new Church recently erected by a ton-le-field, subscribed 2001.; and C. S. liberal individual in the parish of Greaves, Esq. gave an acre of land Llanfawr, near Bala. for the site. The Marquess of Hast- BY THE LORD Bishop of LONDON. ings, on behalf of the village of Moira, A New Chapel and Burial-ground besides a subscription of 2001., gives on" Uxbridge Moor, in the parish of a rent-charge of 30l. per year for ever, Hillingdon.The chapel, which is a thus securing a second service and very neat and commodious structure, sermon in the church at all times. was built by voluntary contributions,

BY THE LORD Bishop of Glouces- aided by a grant from the IncorpoTER AND BRISTOL. New Church at rated Society for Promoting the BuildStroud.- Towards the endowment of ing of New Churches and Chapels, and which Dr. Warneford presented the is calculated to afford sittings to 400 munificent sum of 100 guineas.

persons, more than one-half of which By the LORD Bishop of LICHFIELD. are free and unappropriated. New Church at Smithwick. The Christ Church, Chelsea.—This new church is a very handsome edifice, structure, which has been erected at built of stone, in the form of a cross, an expense of 4,0001. from the late containing 800 sittings, 447 of which Miss Hyndman's bounty, has been are free; and is situated near the Blue just consecrated. Lord Cadogan, in Gates, on the road between Birming- the most handsome manner, gave the ham and Oldbury. It has been built ground, and built a house for the miupon land given by Mr. Unett, and is nister adjoining

PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS OF THE CHURCH.

Reepham.-A Clerical Society has been formed in Lincoln, of which the Rev. J. Sutton, of Reepham, has been appointed Treasurer and Secretary.

Wakefield. -- A most influential meeting of the nobility, gentry, and clergy, of the West Riding, has been held in the Court House, Wakefield, for the purpose of forming a Diocesan Association, in aid of building, enlarging, and endowing Churches, and providing for the repairs of the new erections.

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The mem

bers and friends of this invaluable Societybave, we rejoice to say, been making great exertions during the last few weeks. Bedford, Huntingdon, and Bristol, have especially signalized themselves; and public meetings are in progress, to uphold the paramount interests involved in its prosperity, in most of the cities and towns of England, whilst the parochial Clergy, in compliance with the Queen's gracious Letter, are every where exhorting their flocks, and that most successfully, to aid the great and good work.

Lay Union for the Defence of the Middlesbro'.- The Bazaar in aid of Established Church.- The Church of the new church at Middlesbro', proved England, long accustomed to opposi- extremely prosperous. Upwards of tion, hostility, and annoyance, from 600l. were taken on the first day, and individuals, is now attacked in a diffe- at the close of the second day, the rent and far more alarming manner. receipts exceeded 1,0001. Societies have been formed in all the Cinderford.—Mr. Charles Bathurst, great towns, in connexion with a of Lydney-park, has made the muniCentral Association in the metropolis, ficent donation of 1,000l to the Church for the avowed purpose of maintaining Building Association, the interest to a systematic warfare against the reli- be applied to the endowment of the gious establishments of the United new Church at Cinderford, in the Kingdom. Various rights and pos- Forest of Dean. sessions of the Church, hitherto un- St. Sidwell, Exeter. - The Queen disputed, are now openly questioned; has been graciously pleased, by an and, if our national religious establish- Order in Council, to confirm the folment is to be preserved, it must be, lowing recommendation of the Church so far as human agency is concerned, Commissioners, for dividing the popuby a system of defence on the part lous parish of St. Sidwell, in the city of its friends, as well organized and of Exeter, into two districts:~" Your sustained as the system of attack Majesty's Commissioners beg to repreadopted by its adversaries. The ob- sent to your Majesty, that having jects of the Lay Union will be, to taken into consideration all the cirwatch the proceedings and movements cumstances attending this parish, it of the enemies of the Established

appears to them to be expedient that Church; to convey to its distant or the said parish should be divided into unsuspecting friends notice of threat- two ecclesiastical districts, under the ented' attack or impending danger; 21st section of the Act of the 58th to encourage manifestations of attach

George III.; and that one of the said ment to its cause; to devise and sug- districts should be assigned to the gest means of bringing such manifes- chapel called St. James's Church, for tations to bear most effectively and the purpose of affording accommoopportunely on the public mind; and, dation for attending Divine service to as emergency may demand, to com- the persons residing in the said disbine in defence of the Church the trict, and for enabling the spiritual activity and energies of all ranks and

person serving in the said chapel, to classes of its friends. The Society perform all ecclesiastical duties within will thus seek to counteract the efforts the district attached to the said chapel, of those Associations which the assail- and for the due ecclesiastical superants of the Church have already form- intendence of such district, and the ed, and which, by their correspon- preservation and improvement of the dence with persons similarly disposed moral habits of the persons residing throughout the kingdom, have both therein. — Church Commission Office, given great helps and facilities to hos- September 3.” tile attempts, and succeeded in creating Hagley.At a bazaar, held at the against the Church a certain apparent seat of Lord Lyttelton, at Hagley, Woramount of popular feeling of the most cestershire, in aid of the funds for injurious tendency. These Associa- building a new church, the sum of tions, in fact, have arrayed, combined, 14501. was raised. and put in motion the enemies of the Royal MUNIFICENCE.--The Queen Establishment: the Lay Union will Dowager has forwarded, through the labour to animate and unite its sup- medium of the Countess of Lichfield, porters and friends. With this view a variety of fancy articles, in needlethey appeal to the laity in every part work, and other tasteful specimens of of the kingdom for their cooperation female ingenuity, towards the fund and support; and they will also gladly now raising for the endowment of a receive the assistance of the Clergy, church at Stafford, for which a fancy either as correspondents, or as sub- bazaar was to be held in that city on scribers to their funds.

Wednesday and Thursday.

POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

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Domestic.—The proverbial dulness North-Eastern Boundaryquestion again of the past month in the political begins to be warmly agitated. world has been somewhat enlivened— Van Dieman's Land. - Accounts 1. by a meeting of the tag-rag-and- from Van Dieman's Land state, that bobtail classes in Palace Yard, where the bush-rangers were again becomcongregated a beggarly account of ing very troublesome, and causing empty heads;"—2. by three incen- great alarm by their violent outrages. diary letters from O'Connell;—3. by Cape of Good Hope.—It appears a punchinello exhibition of that small by recent arrivals from the Cape, that agitator, O'Connor, or red Fergus ;- the large party of boors who, dissaand 4. by a complimentary visitation tisfied with the colonial sway, had from our old friend Leopold, and his emigrated with all their families and queen. We are happy to say the funds goods into the interior of Africa, and have not declined.

who had been defeated with great West Indies.-In Jamaica, Bar- slaughter by some of the savage nabadoes, St. Lucia, and Dominica, the tive tribes, continued to suffer the lately freed labourers have, almost utmost miseries and privations. The universally, refused to work on any governor, anxious to preserve them terms. They must starve, therefore, from total destruction, had addressed or plunder. To obtain which happy a proclamation to them, inviting them alternative, England has been wheedled to return within the colony, and reout of twenty millions sterling! The sume their domiciles and avocations. West Indian says:-“ With deep re- SPAIN. - There is no late intelligret we find that the boon of freedom gence from the armies in Spain, but which has been extended to the la- the news from Madrid exhibits in a bouring population of Barbadoes has very striking manner the unsettled not been attended with the very fa- and unfavourable state of public affairs, vourable results which many persons and the apprehensions which are so anticipated. Idleness, that fruitful justly, and begin to be so generally, parent of crime, has evinced itself in entertained for the stability of the exsome places to an alarming extent, and isting usurpation. its certain follower, a lawless and dis- The decisive victory of the king's contented feeling, has not been slow troops has struck terror into the rebelin making its appearance."

lious mercenaries of the usurpers ; and ST. LUCIA AND DOMINICA, - The all right-thinking individuals look to greatest fears are entertained of some the establishment of Charles V. on the sudden explosion in the island of St. throne of his ancestors, as the only Lucia in consequence of the total panacea for the troubles of Spain. emancipation of the negroes; they are FRANCE.—The festivals and contoo lazy to work even for their own gratulatory fêtes on account of the support, and they prowl about at all birth of the Count de Paris, still ochours of night and day, committing cupy our neighbours. the most scandalous depredations on The other news from Paris is of no their late masters' premises and plan- interest, with the exception of the tations. The inhabitants are in no affair of Louis Buonaparte, which, way reconciled to the English philan- slight as its origin may appear, seems thropy, as they consider it necessary to threaten serious consequences. In tu go about armed with cutlasses for fact, Europe has been at peace for self-protection.

three-and-twenty years; and that, as Other local papers speak with equal the world goes, is a very long time. despondency.

Italy.—The splendid ceremony of CANADA.Some of the rebels have the coronation at Milan is over; and been executed, and others transported: those who read the accounts of its the country is tolerably quiet, but the celebration will, we have no doubt, be struck by the painful contrast it affords to that of the enthronization of our own fair queen.

In the other parts of Europe, and in the East, we hear of wars and rumours of wars--of the marching and countermarching of troops, and concentrating of armies in different frontier points, all of which proclaim an unsettled state of public feeling. In the Nuremburg Correspondent, indeed, the following paragraphı seems to indicate that, at least as far as England

is concerned, the “piping time” is over :

Vienna.—“ Very important news has arrived here from the East. It appears that region is likely, before all others, to become the theatre of the contest of European interests in a short time, and this struggle may be serious (sanglante.) War between England and Persia is declared; the causes of this recent event are well known."

UNIVERSITY, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND PAROCHIAL

INTELLIGENCE.

TRIBUTES OF RESPECT. Rev. C. D. CHARLTON.- The inhabitants of Rickmansworth, Herts, have lately subscribed the sum of 100 guineas, for the purpose of presenting a tribute of respect to the Rev. C. D. Charlton, M. A. upon his leaving that parish.

Rev. J. Wood.—The congregation of Christ Church, Bradford, have presented the Rev. Joshua Wood, their late Curate, with a purse containing upwards of fifty sovereigns.

Rev. W. B. MARSDEN.—The Rev. W. B. Marsden, M. A., late Curate of St. Thomas's, Pendleton, has been presented with a piece of plate, by several of the congregation of that Church, as a mark of esteem and approbation of his conduct and ministerial services during the period of his Curacy.

Rev. R. BATEMAN.—A beautifully-chased silver salver and cup has been presented to the Rev. R. Bateman, Rector of Stilton, Dorset, as a testimony of the love and respect of his parishioners.

Rev. J. N. HARWARD.-— The Rev. J. N. Harward, the respected Pastor of Bromsgrove, has been presented by fifteen individuals with the handsome sum of 591, 8s. for the purchase of a piece of plate as a testimonial of respect.

Rev. E. SNEYD.—An elegant silver tea-kettle and stand, value fifty guineas, were, on Saturday evening week, presented to the Rev Edward Sneyd, Perpetual Curate of St. Margaret's, Durham, by his parishioners and other individuals, in testimony of their high regard for him as a christian minister, and of their regret at his approaching removal to another, and a distant parish.

Rev. G. GUNNING.—The parishioners of Farnborough, Somerset, have testified their high respect for their exemplary pastor, the Rev. George Gunning, on his retirement from the parish, after a residence of fifteen years, by presenting him with a handsome piece of plate.

Rev. C. NichoLSON.--The Rev. Charles Nicholson, Curate Radcliffe, has been presented by the parishioners attending the church, with a full set of canonicals, as a token of their appreciation of the labours of his ministry. Three years ago the congregation of the parish church, Warrington, presented the same reverend gentleman with a valuable piece of plate and a purse of gold.

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