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nock, Devon; at Bexhill, Sussex; rebuilding the chapel at Tilberton Edgmond, Salop; at Whittington, Worcester ; repewing the church of St. Peter, at Ipswich, Suffolk; rearranging seats and rebuilding galleries in the church at Leighton Buzzard, Beds;

rearranging part of seats and building gallery in the church at Battisford, Suffolk; rebuilding the church at Norton Bavant, Wilts : at Cressage Cround, Salop ; at Rogate, Sussex; and at Old Swinford, Worcester.


and object of the Society, in reference to the existing wants of the Church shall be explained to the people.

This admirable institution was constituted at a meeting held at Edinburgh, December 4, 1838, Bp. Walker being the President: but its objects and plan, as well as its intimate connexion with the Church, will best appear by extracting the following, being * Canon XL. of the Episcopal Church in Scotland, as revised, amended, and enacted by an ecclesiastical synod, holden for that purpose at Edinburgli, in August and September, 1838."

CANON XL.For establishing and maintaining a Society in aid of the Church.

Whereas, in the primitive Church, and by apostolic order, collections were made for the poorer brethren, and for the propagation of the Gospel, it is hereby decreed, that a similar practice shall be observed in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Nor ought the poverty of the Church, nor of any portion of it, to be pleaded as an objection, seeing that the Divine commendation is given equally to those who, from their poverty, give a little with cheerfulness, and to those who give largely of their abundance. For this purpose a society, called “The Scottish Episcopal Church Society," shall be formed ; the objects of which shall be,

one has

1st. To provide a fund for aged or infirm clergymen, or salaries for their assistants, and general aid for congregations struggling with pecuniary difficulties.

2dly. To assist candidates for the ministry in completing their theological studies.

3dly. To provide episcopal schoolmasters, books, and tracts for the poor.

4thly. To assist in the formation or enlargement of diocesan libraries.

To promote those important purposes, a certain day shall be fixed on annually by every diocesan synod, when a collection shall be made in every chapel throughout the diocese, and the nature

The first Annual Report is now before us.

The Committee consider the objects in the first clause of the Canon as those most urgently demanding attention, and refer to the 5th Regulation explanatory of that clause, that, "the principal object, to be included under general aid for congregations struggling with pecuniary difficulties' shall be, to assist them in furnishing the incumbent with such an income as may be sufficient for his support.' And, as lamentable proof of the necessity of aid from some source, they add, that

“ By the statistical returns appended to the Report, it will be seen, that of 32 incumbencies described, not reached 801, yearly: that many are under 401.: and that in several the incomes strictly derived from the congregations have been merely nominal." “ Besides the above, there are upwards of ten incumbencies, of which the stipends vary from 80l. to about 1001. ; but where the incomes are by no means permanent or secure, and where great difficulties are frequently experienced in providing for the necessary expenditure, and in keeping up the decent performance of divine service.” One very painful consequence of this poverty must be apparent, -the utter incapacity of providing, in addition, a salary for an assistant when the incumbent is compelled, by age, sickness, or infirmity, to discontinue the whole or part of the duty. It has been the chief object of the Committee to assist those among the clergy who have been lowest in the scale of income. They have appropriated about 7001. to that purpose, distributed among 32 incumbents, to

bring up their incomes to 801. each; which, on grounds of conscience, they and have aided congregations in pro- have never united themselves; and curing assistants, to the extent of moreover, they are continually called 1251."

on for their benevolent assistance The whole expenditure of the So- towards the extension of the estaciety in 1839, in promoting its fourfold blished religion, which, so long as the excellent and important objects, was mass of the people depend on it for 12971. 58. 2d. Its income, from Annual their spiritual nurture, neither good Subscriptions, was about 5001; from policy nor Christian feeling can allow Congregational Collections, 10621. 14s. them to refuse, however they may 64d. About 19001. was received in lament the erroneous constitution of the donations ; but as these were given Kirk. The amount raised for this Sochiefly in lieu of Annual Subscriptions, ciety by the Congregational Collection, it was obviously necessary to invest -upwards of 10001. from seventy-five them for the future benefit of the So- Congregations,-being very far above ciety. The small amount of the several the proportion raised in England by a sums named,—the pittances that are Royal Letter,--which is rarely 40,0001. regarded as an important aid, and the from 10,000 or 11,000 Churches, fewness of considerable contributors, shows the willing mind of our brethren speak but too plainly of the poverty of of the North generally to do, out of the country, and of the difficulties “ their deep poverty," what they can which a poor, wholly unendowed for the common good, and for the Church must have to contend with in maintenance and extension of that such a country—a Church, which, if Church to which they have clung, and on the one hand, it scarcely any where which they have preserved untainted counts the mass of the poor among its in doctrine or discipline, in spite of members, to burthen it; yet, on the difficulties, discouragements, and poother, includes few, comparatively, of sitive persecution. the affluent sons of commerce and ma- Is it too much to express a hope, nufactures, to aid it, out of their increas- that notwithstanding the various and ing abundance; has not, as with us, a almost never-ending calls on us for hierarchy and clergy enabled, by the pecuniary aid, something, (and but pious liberality of antiquity, to take a a little is, in this case, something conlarge share in every Christian work ; siderable,) may still be spared for such but is mainly composed of the gentry a cause by wealthy England ? Excelof old family and very moderate re- lent as are the objects of the Society, sources, scattered here and there on its constitution still more recommends their hereditary but little profitable it to the Churchman, often grieved at properties,--or else, with still smaller home by the exceptionable and unecmeans, only renting the lands they clesiastical agency by which the good cultivate,-and of their servants and work he is engaged in must be carried labourers. It must certainly be la- on. Founded by the Synod of the mented, that of the few of Scotland's Church itself, as the Report justly wealthy nobles and successful profes- states, “ It forms a part of the canon sional men, who are members of this law of the Church itself, and whilst it pure and apostolical branch of the calls for the aid and cooperation of the Church, not all have yet seen and ac- laity, as office-bearers, delegates, and knowledged their obligation to“ show members of committee, still it is in all piety at home and to requite their holy points strictly under the control of spiritual " Parent,” by largely aiding episcopal jurisdiction. It may be conher necessities, and strengthening her sidered as the CHURCH acting through to preach the Gospel to the poor; but it a Committee, or the Church itself reshould be remembered, that under the solved into a Committee.” Surely no unfortunate ecclesiastical condition of institution can with more justice apthat country,' these (besides the support peal to the Apostle's exhortation : of their own Episcopal Chapel)have all “ As we have opportunity let us do considerable legal burthens to sustain good unto all men, especially unto them on behalf of that establishment to who are of the household of faith."

THE CLERICAL CIRCULATING LIBRARY. We have been intending for some are unable to purchase them, with the time past to call the attention of those best standard works of divinity. The among our readers who reside in and library of Sion College is restricted to near the metropolis, to this spirited the incumbents of the city parishes; and and useful undertaking of Mr. Dar- the few other theological libraries ling, the bookseller. While almost which exist are confined to modern every street presents a circulating works of divinity, and these, for the library for the purpose of supplying most part, of a particular school. We the worst novels and romances of the sincerely hope that the present underday, and furnishing a sale for books taking may be successful, and that and magazines, which could not find a Mr. Darling may receive a large acpurchaser from their own merits, we cession to the number of respectable believe that this is the first attempt that subscribers who have already favoured has been made to supply those, who him with their support.





Degrees conferred, October 29. Clarke, S. St. John's Coll.

Colville, F. L. Trinity Coll.
Seymer, H. K. late Fell. of All Souls (g.c.)

Cooke, J. Balliol Coli.
Cookes, H, W. Worcester Coll.

Cooper, R. Wadham Coll.
Taylor, Rev. C. Brasennose Coll.

Cozens, R. Pembroke Coll.
B.C.1, by commutation.

Cox, J. E. University Coll.
Sewell, R. C. Fell. of Magdalen Coll.

Debary, T. Lincoln Coll.

Dobinson, L. Wadham Coll.

Dorville, T. Worcester Coll.
Cotton, Rev. G. H. Worcester Coll.

Durell, J. D. New Inn Hall.
Gordon, E. Oriel Coll.
Roberts, Rev. D. Jesus Coll.

Fidler, J. New Inn Hall.

Ford, G. J. Exeter Coll. Simeon, J. Christ Church.

Gower, E. F. L. Christ Church. Thomas, Rev. R. J. F. Christ Church.

Hill, R. Worcester Coll. (g.c.)

Hodgson, 0. A. Magdalen Coll. Barber, J. Worcester Coll.

Howell, W. C. Brasepnose Coll. Bostock, J. Brasennose Coll.

Lloyd, R. Merton Coll. Garrow, G. W. Worcester Coll.

Longmire, J. L. Lincoln Coll. Gay, H. W. Exeter Coll.

Maclaine, W. 0. Wadham Coll. Palmer, L. H. Christ Church.

Morgan, N. Brasennose Coll. Reeve, J. F. Wadham Coll. (g. c.)

Mozley, A. Oriel Coll.
Toms, W. Worcester Coll.

Paravacini, F. Worcester Coll.
November 12.

Roberts, -, Magdalen Hall.

Scotland, J. St. John's Coll.
Sewell, R. C. Fell. of Magdalen Coll.

Strong, H. Magdalen Hall.

Stuart, A. B. Brasennose Coll. Burgess, Rev. W. J. Exeter Coll.

Trenow, F. G. St. Johu's Coll. Ellman, Rev. E. B. Wadham Coll.

Walsh, W. P. Worcester Coll. James, Sir W. C. Bart. Ch. Ch. (g. c.)

White, J. Lincoln Coll. Slocock, A. Trinity Coll.

Whitehead, T. C. Wadham Coll.

Wodehouse, T. Balliol Coll.
Alexander, G. E. Trinity Coll.

November 19.
Ashurst, J. H. Exeter Coll.
Barlow, C. G. T. Balliol Coll.

Downing, H. Trinity Coll.
Biggs, A. University Coll.

Phillott, H. Christ Church.
Boys, E. Wadham Coll.

Ridley, W. H. Christ Church (g.c.)
Burder, G. Magdalen Hall.
Cartwright, F. G. St. Mary Hall.

Cartwright, W. Brasennose Coll.
Chittenden, T. K. St. John's Coll. Empson, J. W. Brasennose Coll.





Kent, W. A. Oriel Coll.
Radford, W. Exeter Coll.
Smith, W. Exeter Coll.
Welch, J. Queen's Coll.

October 10.
The Rev. W. W. Woollcombe, M.A.
Fellow of Exeter College, was admitted
to the office of Pro-Proctor.

Brasennose College. - The Trustees of W. Hulme, Esq.'s, estates will, on Dec. 23, nominate and present to Acton Trussell, P.C. cum Bednall, Staffordshire, from those who are or have been exhibitioneis on his foundation, and have graduated B.A. Testimonials to be sent to T. Markland, Esq. Manchester, on or before Dec. 19.

A Dyke Scholarship in St. Mary Hall, tenable for six years, and worth 401. a-year, is vacant. Testimonials to be sent to J. Randolph, Esq. Milverton, Somersei, on or before January 1.

October 29.
The Rev. C. P. Eden, M.A. Fellow of
Oriel College, was approved as Public

Esaminer in Literis Humanioribus, and
W. F. Donkin, M. A. Fellow of University
College, as Public Examiner in Disciplinis
Mathematicis et Physicis.

The Hon. A. F. 0. Liddell, B.A., and H. W. Acland, B.A. of Christ Church, were elected Fellows of All Souls.

November 21.
Dr. J. R. Kenyon, Fellow of All
Souls, is appointed Assessor of the
Vice-Chancellor's Court.

H. Randall, Scholar of Trinity College, and W. E. Buckley, of Brasennose College, are chosen Fellows of Brasennose College.

C. G. Price, of Jesus College, is elected Fellow of that Society.

R. C. Smith, Scholar of Pembroke College, is elected to the Boden Sanscrit Scholarship

An election to a Fellowship in Lincoln College, will take place on Dec. 11. Candidates to wait on the Rector with their testimonials on Dec. 5.



Degrecs conferred, November 2. Examiners at the previous Eraminations.

R. Shilleto, Trinity Coll.
La Motte, G. G, Emmanuel Coll.

G. Whitaker, Queen's Coll.

J. Tozer, Caius Coll. Barrington, W. H. Trinity Coll.

J. Goodwin, Corpus Christi Coll. Douglas, A. Magdalene Coll.

The following Students were elected Hamilton, A. R. V. Catharine Hall. Scholars of St. John's College:Tomlinson, J. P. Magdalene Coll,

R. Inchbald. C. Babington. Wyatt, J. I. P. Magdalene Coll.

F. B. Scott.

G. T. Hoare.
Norember 2.

J. P. Beard. J. C. James.

T. P. Boultbee. W. Burbury.
C. Hardwicke, of Catharine Hall, was

H. J. Bull.

G. Babb. nominated to a Lumley Exhibition.

J. W. S. Watkin. W. Mills.
The following appointments were

J. Miller.

G. J. Christian. made :

W. Riggott.

R. Boteler.

C. Braddy.

Joseph Thackeray, King's Coll.

T. Bennett.

W. D. Rangeley, Queen's Coll.

A. Parish.

A. M. Hoare.
Snior Moderator.

G. E. Tate.

- Hilly. A. Thurtell, Caius Coll.

H. Parnell. Mathematical Examiners of Candidates. F. J. Gruggen.

Platt Scholars. For | H.W. Cookson, St. Peter's Coll. W.C. D. Deighton. J. W. S. Rugeley. Ilonours. E. Brumell, St. John's Coll. T. M. Goodeve. J. W. M. Boutflower. Not for J. Mills, Pembroke Coll.

The subject for the Norrisian Prize Honours. I J.R.Hutchinson, St. Joh.'sColl. Essay is—“ Both in the Old and New

Eraminers of the Questionists. Testament everlasting life is offered to G. Whitaker, Queen's Coll. in Classics. mankind only through Christ.” W.W.Harvey, King'sColl. ) in Divinity &

November 4. W.D.Ra eley, Qu.'s Coll. ) Mor. Phil.

The Rev. J. Graham, D.D. Master of Examiners of Classical Tripos. Christ's College, was elected Vice-('hanJ. H. Jerrard, Caius Coll.

cellor. G. J. Kennedy, St. John's Coll.

The Scatonian Prize was adjudged to E. Warter, Magdalene Coll.

the Rev. T. E. Hankinson, M.A. of VOL. XXII. NO, XII.

5 D

Corpus Christi College. Subject—" The
Ministry of Angels.'

November 13.
Lord Lyndhurst was elected High

Steward, in the room of the Duke of
Northumberland; the numbers being-
For Lord Lyndhurst . · 973

Lord Lyttelton 488


St. David's, October 18.

Rochester, November 8.


Degree. College.

University. Diocese. Andrews, E.

B.A. Trinity

Cambridge St. David's Bowen, W.C.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Davies, D.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Edwards, D.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Evans, T.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Hutchinson, J.

B.A. St. John's Cambridge Rochester Marshall, H. J.

B.A. Pembroke Oxford Rochester Pearson, w.

B.A. Exeter

Oxford Rochester Row, C. A.

B.A. Pembroke Oxford Rochester Wigan, W. L.

B.A. Christ Church Oxford Rochester

PRIESTS. Collins, W. L.

B.A. Jesus

Oxford St. David's Dalton, S. N.

B.A. Caius

Cambridge Rochester Evans, T.


Dublin St, David's Evans, T.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Felix, H.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Field, e. K..

St. Edmund Hall Oxford St. David's Gwynne, E. H. A.

B.A. St. John's Cambridge St. David's Hilion, C. J..

M.A. Jesus

Cambridge St. David's Jones, E.


Oxford St. David's Jones, J. G.

St. David's Lampeter Si. David's Morgan, D.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Morgan, J. D.

St. David's Lampeter St. David's Parnell, G. D.

B.A. Downing

Cambridge Rochester



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Rector of Ashton Awdry, C. Worthin, R. cum

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Wolston, c.
Balfour, J.
Cheltenham, St.

250 Glouc. G. & B. Trustees
James, c.
Benn, W.
Corney, R.

140 Cumb. Chester Earl of Lonsdale Blackmore, R. Charles, R.

160 Devon Exeter Rev. J. Blackmore Buckeridge, A. N. Kennerleigh, R. 110 Devon

Carrick, G. M. Sowerby, St. George's York York Vicar of Halifax
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80 Wilts Salisbury D. & C. of Salisbury the-Castle, P.C.

Whitehaven, Holy } 250 Cumb. Dalton, T.

Chester Earl of Lonsdale Trin. P.c. Dymock, T. F. Hatch Beauchamp, R. 167 Somerset B. & W. Rev. T. F. Dymock

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