To the Subscribers at large, in order to Report of the Lewes Deanery ensure a wide circulation of the Society's Committee.

valuable Treatises on Confirmation, the

Committee gave directions that they should A Seventh Anniversary affords the Com- be offered at the average charge of three mittee the welcome opportunity of congrn- shillings per hundred ; and the Secretaries tulating the Deanery of Lewes on the con- have reported that, to meet the demand, tinued success of their labours in the promo. they had occasion to obtain from the Sotion of Cbristian knowledge.

ciety, 4800 I'racts and Papers on ConfirmaIn the few years during which the Com- tion, which were distributed among the semittee have undertaken to administer within veral candidates. The value of the instructheir limited district the stores of ihe Society lion thus afforded by the Society in aid of for Promoting Christian Knowledge, they ministerial exertions, particularly in the have had the satisfaction of supplying for more populous parishes, could not have been distribution,

more strikingly exemplified: and never will

be erased from the recollection of those who Bibles and Testaments 2385

witnessed the sacred ceremony; the solemn Prayers and Psalters 5382

and interesting spectacle of multitudes of Other Books and Tracts · 57615

young people crowding around the Holy Al. of this number, the supply since the last

tars, to take upon themselves the vous of audit has a niounted to,

their baptism: and of our venerable Diocesan,

in his 90ih year, giving to thein all his aposBibles and Testaments 426

tolic blessing, and, wiih im; ressive energy, Prayers and Psalters 1489 affectionately exhorting them to continue, Other Books and Tracts .... 8734 amidst the temptations and seductions inci

dent to their time of life, to remember their It is gralifying to observe the continued Creator in the days of their youth. and indeed increased demand for the Old The Society having, for the third time and New Testaments, and for the Liturgy since the institution of this Committee, made of the National Church. The dispersion of a reduction in the price of Books, the Comthe Scriptures by other Associations, which mittee obtained the consent of the last Anconfine their operations to that single ob- Diversary Meeting to a still further reduc. ject, may be one, among many reasons, tion of their charges to Subscribers, and why the issue of Bibles from the Deposi- bave since printed Lists of the Reduced tories, considerable as it is, is not perhaps in Prices for the use of all their Subscribing proportion to that of Common Prayer Books. Members. They have also made a further The excess, however, in the number of the diminution in the price of the Family Bible latter, may be fairly attributed to the firm when intended for the Poor, for the Paroattachment of the people to the admirable chial Lending Libraries, or for National Services of the Church, and their inereasing Schools, to iwo shillings and sixpence cach veneration for a form of worship which their part, and in such cases they continue to increasing acquaintance with the words of bind them in three or more volumes without Holy Writ shew them to be most consonant any further charge Al the reduced charge with the spirit of Christianity, with the will the Books sold from the Depositories this of its Divine Founde:, and with the ordi- year amount to 1131. 3s. 5d. Within the nances of its earliest and inspired Teachers. same time the Committee have purchased

Considerable grants of Bibles, Testa- of the Society Books to the amount of 1951. ments, Prayer-Books, and particularly of 6s. 6d. the printing whereof actually cost Elementary Tracts, have been made to the the Society, cheaply as they are enabled National Schools at New Shorehamn, Patch- by various means and arrangements to print am, Lewes, and Brighton, and, on applica- their works, 3121. 188. 10d. Had the same tion from the rector, a Bible and Common Books been purchased in the ordinary way, Prayer-Bouk, of the largest type, bas been they would have been charged probably at a been given for the use of the work house at sum little short of 5001. Newharen.

Much of the inereased demand for Books. After the annual sermons, which unfortu- this year appears to be attributable to a nately produced much smaller collections measure, which was adopted at the last than heretofore, probably from their having Quarterly General Meeting at Lewes. On been delayed to a later period than usual, the resignation hy the Rev. H. J. Bearer of the Committee voted an adequate number of the Secretaryship for the Lewes Division, Common Prayer-Buoks to the officiating Mi- the Rev. John Scobell, Rector of All Saints nisters of the Church and Chapels, to be in that Town, who had before kindly underdistributed according to the terms of the taken the charge of the Lowes Depository, Grant in 1821, together with a supply of was authorized to correspond with the GeBooks, Tracts, and Papers on Confirmation, neral Board in Londoi, and to receive such previously to the performance of that rite by stores as might be from time to time rethe Bisbop of the Diocese.

quired for the Lewes Division, direct from

London, on the Committee's Account : and The Committee are happy to add, that subject only to such limitations as the they hare met with new and increasing deBrighton Secretaries may find it necessary mands for the Books issued by the Society, to make on cousideration of the state more particularly for the Book of Common of the finances. Since the Election of Prayer. Exclusive of the poor in this poputhat Gentleman to the vacant office of se- Jous neighbourhood, the Soldiers of the Garcretary at a Special General Meeting in rison bave been found very desirous of pos May, the demand for the Lewes division sessing the Common Prayer Book; to whose has been regularly increasing, and at the application it was deemed right to accede; Audit it was found that 28 Bibles, 48 Tes. and to afford to the Royal Marines, who taments, 119 Prayer Books, 25 Bound Books, regularly attend Divine Service in the Cha. and 274 Tracts, bave been furnished to his pel in the Duck - Yard; as well as to the order; and in the mean time other orders Military in the Ordnance Barracks, prefrom that neighbourhood bare been sup- paring for Foreign Service; an opportunity plied from the General Depository in Bright of supplying themselves with this excellent helmstone.

manual of devotion, on the favourable terms The last subject on which the Committee of the Society. beg leave to congratulate the General Meet- The Committee are glad to acknowledge ing, is the Aid wbich has been recently and the support which they have received from very generally afforded to the National Su- the heads of the Naval and Military DeCIETY which twelve years since emanated partments at Chatham; particularly from from the Venerable Society for Promoting the late Commissioner, Sir Robert BarChristian Knowledge, for the express pur

low; and from those Officers of the Garripose of giving to all the poorer Orders of the son, who have become Members of the Community, upon a new and approved sys- Rochester District Committee; and they feel tem, the blessings of an Education in the confident that the Society will gladly extend principles of the Established Church. This to the Soldiers stationed here, the advantruly National Object was at an early period tage of obtaining the Common Prayer and patronized by the August Head of the any other Book, at their reduced prices, as Church, and received repeated tokens of his far as the other claiins on the Society will Princely Liberality. In consequence of His allow, Majesty's new instance of regard to the Na- In reporting the distribution of Books, the tional System of Education, (the Royal Committee will stateLetter recommending its support) above First, The supply of the National Daily 14,0001, have been received from about and Sunday Schools in the district. 3000 Parisbes at the Society's Office in Second, The Sale of Books and gratuitous Bartlett's Buildings; and it is expecied that distribution to the Poor. six or eight thousand more may yet be for- 1. The Schools beneath, have been supe warded to the l'reasurer; a' sum whieh will plied with Books published by the Society enable the National Society to pay off all for the use of National Schools, and also its arrears, and surmount all its difficulties : with Bibles, Testamen's, and Common and with the aid of an expected Annual Prayer Books, thus rendering a very mateGrant from Pailiament, and of the new rial aid to the Funds of the several Schools, Subscriptions which may be reasonably an- by furnishing them with every Buok reticipated from the mode adopted to make quired on the terms of the Society. its efforts, its requirements, and its traps.

The number of Children in attendance at cendant success more generally known to the several Schools, is as follows: the Public, to proceed with its accustomed liberality in its highly useful and important


1099 Girls.

878 By direction of the Committee,

It cannot but be gratifying to the friends SAMUIL HOLLAND,

of the Rochester District Coinmittee, to obHenry Josepu TAYLFR,


serve the amount of the Children, thus de. HENRY PLIMLEY,

riving the incalculable benefits of a sound Join ScoBell,

and religious Education, in connection with

the Established Church; and they must Annual Report of the Rochester feel a satisfaction in contributing towards District Committee.

this great and important cause, the Educa

tion of the infant Poor, which the Society has Tue Select Committee are again called upon at all times zealously endeavoured to proto lay before this Meeting the proceedings of the Rochester District Committee during 2. In regard to the sale of Books, the dethe past year. They have first to state a mand for the Bible, Testament, and Comsmall diminution in the number of Sub- mon Prayer has continued to increase ; a scribers, which they liope may be retrieved large number of the latter has been sold at by the activity of their friends, in the year the Society's very low price, to the Poor. now commenced.

Some have been gratefully received ; and



there is reason to hope, that they will be principles, and the most cordial union bas come the means of lasting benefit to those always subsisted between them, many from who possess them.

the beginning having become members of the A donation of Bibles, Testaments, and sister Societies. The sum of 121. 18s. 6d, was Prayer Books, was ordered at the first received last year on account of the IncorQuarterly Meeting of the Committee, for porated Society, and has been forwarded to the Hospital of the Ordnance Barracks. their Treasurer. In return they have sent These Books have been supplied from the copies of the Siciety's last Report, for the Stores given by the Society for the Troops use of the members of this District Comin Chathain Garrison; and they are con- mittee; requesting us to give “a wide cirstantly read by the Patie ts in the Hospital, culation to this document, with a view to to whom they have become a source of coin- augment the Funds of the Society, and enfort and instruction.

able it more effectually 10 provide for the The amount of Books distributed by this spiritual wants of the British Colonies.” District Committee, from January 1st to The chief exertions of the Society have till December 31st, is as follows:

lately been employed in the Colonies of

North America, but they have now entered Bibles ....


on a large field of Missionary Labour, in New Testaments and P:alters 205

India. Adopting the wise and enlarged Common Prayer Books 1C46

plan of the lamented Bishop Middleton, they Bound Books....

121 have founded a Mission College, near CalTracts and School Books.... 1939

culta, which it is expected is at this period Books issued gratuitously :

actively employed under the direction of its Bibles


able Principal and Professor. New Testaments and I'salters 10

From this noble Establishment, which will Common Prayer Bouks...... 16

require increasing Funds for its support, the Dishop Wilson on the Lord's

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Supper, and Tracts 100

will be enitbled to send forth able and faithThe Receipts and Disbursements of the

ful Missionaries to preach the glad tidings of past year will be stated by the Treasurer in doostan. Degraded as they are, by the most

Salvation to the unenlightened Natives of Hinbis account.

absurd and cruel superstitions, ought we not The fuur Parochial Lending Libraries established by the aid of the Society in this

to endeavour to dispense to them that HeaDistrict are carefully preserved and read by venly Light, with which we are so greatly

blessed? We have been taught to pray to the Poor.

the Creator and Preserver of all Mankind,

that His ways may be known upon Earth, Society for the Propagation of the His saving health among all Nations ! Let Gospel in Foreign Parts. us endeavour to promote this great end, for

which we pray, by aiding a Society, whose The Select Committee, anxious as they object corresponds with the petitions of our feel to advance the interests of this valuable Church. Let us willingly offer our conSociety, are glad to discharge a duty to tributions, together with our fervent Prayers, which they have beeo invited, in laying be- that the Name of our Redeemer may be fore you the claims of the Incorporated So known, and his saving Health proclaimed to ciety for the Propagation of the Gospel in the Nations of India, subjected to British Foreign Parts, The two Societies arose Rule, who are yet in Heathen Darkness, Dearly at the same period, were founded by destitute of that knowledge which it is our the same excellent persons, on the same duty and our privilege to impart.

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We think a note of the following decision upon a clause in the late Vestry Act, may be serviceable to our Clerical Readers.

The 58 G.3. c. 69, for the Regulation of Parish Vestries, enacts, in the third Section, that every inhabitant present tled to give more than six votes. In the who shall, by the last rate made for the re- parish of St. Mary, Whitechapel, the poor lief of the Poor, have been assessed upon rates are not assessed upon all the inhabior in respect of any annual rent, profit or tants uniformly according to an equal value, not amountiog to 50l. shall have pound-rate, but the rate parports to be and be entitled to give one vote, and no made, and according to an ancient casniore; and every inhabitant there present tom in the parish always has been made, who shall, in such last rate, have been by the discretion of the Vestry without assessed, or charged upon, or in respeet of, respect to value, but according to the any annual rent, profit or value, amount- ability of the party charged, such ability ing to gol, or upwards, whether in one or being estimated with reference to proin more than one sum or charge, shall have perty whether in the parish or out of it, and be entitled to one vote for every 25l. In some instances the property is stated in of annual rent, profit and value upon or in respect of which the party is charged, respect of which he shall have been assess, but in a great majority not, and where it is ed or charged in such last rate ; so, never. stated, the rate is not in proportion to the theless, that no inhabitant shall be enti- rent of the property--for example,

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In a contested election for the office of brought itself within the act; no person in Sexton, the right of election to which is in it was rated to the relief of the poor upon the inhabitants paying church and poor's or in respect of any annual rent, profit or rates in vestry assembled, the question was value. If the rate were so made, it must whether a plurality of votes from one be proportioned to the amount of the rent, payer was admissible, pursuant to this profit or value in respect of which it was statute-and Mr. F. Pollock contended imposed. That is uot so here, but it is for the affirmative, on the grounds that imposed in respect of ability to contribute the rating, though not upon annual value in measured by some other standard. It the parish or in proportion to it, was yet was not mere property to which the Lein respect of it, and that it was enough gislature desired to give preponderance, that the Church Rate ascertained the but the object was to increase the power amount as a guide, the principle being to of each inhabitant at the vestry meetings, give a preponderance in Vestry to pro- in proportion to the burthen borne by perty. But the Court of King's Bench him. held very clearly, that this parish had not


The Hon. AND Right Rev. Henry Barlow, W. M.A. and domestic chaplain

RYDER, D.D. LORD BISHOP OF Glou- to his Royal Highness the Duck or CESTER, translated to the SEE of Lich- CLARENCE, to the vicarage of St. Mary FIELD and COVENTRY,

Bredon, Canterbury.




Bernard, hon. and rev. dean, to the liv. Hants; Patrons, the PROVOST AND ing of Ballymartle, in the diocese of


Hall, C. H. D.D. to the deanery of the Black, Robert, to the lectureship of St. Cathedral Church of Durham; Patron,

Andrew's, Holborn ; Patrons, the Par- THE KING.
ISHON ERS, with consent of the RECTOR.

Hinde,, J. T. M.A. chaplain of Christ Bluck, J. to the rectory of Westley, Cam- Church, Oxford, to the vicarage of bridgeshire.

Fetherstone, Yorkshire ; Patrons, the Bouverie, W. A. M.A. fellow of Merton



CHURCI. college, Oaford, to the augmented cuiracy of Holywell, in that city; Pa- Holland, W. M.A. of Christ Church, 0xtrons, the WARDEN AND FELLOWS OF ford, and chaplain to the Duke of THAT Society.

Somerset, to the rectory of Cold Nor. Bradley, C. of High Wycombe, to the

ton, Essex ; Patrons, the GOVERNORS vicarage of Glusbury, Breconshire ;

of CHARTER House. Patron, the LORD Bishop of Glou-. Hulchinson, C. E, to the united vicarages

of Bedlington cum Firle, Sussex. Briggs, J. M.A. to the rectory of South- Kelly, A. P. M.A. of Caius college, Cam

meer, Norfolk ; Patrons, the Provost bridge, to the living of Littlehampton ; AND FELLOWS OF ETON COLLEGE.

patron, the Bishop OF CHICHESTER. Brocklebank, J. B.D. chaplain to the Lockwood, R. vicar of Lonestoft, to the

Bishop of Ely, and rector of Tever- prebendal stall in Peterborough cathesham, to the rectory of Willingham ; dral ; Patron, the LORD BISHOP, on Patron, the LORD BISHOP.

the nomination of the ARCHBISHOP OF

CANTERBURY. Carter, J. to the vicarage of Bathford, witb Bathampton annexed.

Lumley, B. to the vicarage of Sherif Childers, W.W. to the prebendal stall in

Hutton, Yorkshire. - Ely cathedral; Patron, the LORD Maltby, J. M.A. to the vicarage of Bishop.

Whatton, near Bingham, NoltinghamCosens, W. B. of Magdalen hall, Oxford,

shire ; patron, J. S. FOLIJAMBE, Esq. to the reclory of Monckton Farley, Mitford, J. B.A. to the rectory of Strat. Wilts.

ford St. Andrew, Suffolk; Patron, the

KING. Dillon, H. L. rector of Lytchet Matra

vers, to the vicarage of Carhampton ; Norris, G. to be chaplain to the Wilton patron, WADHAM WYNDHAM, Esq. House of Correction. M.P. for Salisbury.

Ogle, E. C. M.A. of Merton college, 0.cDoveton, J. F. B.D. to the valuable ford, to the vicarage of Sutton Benger,

united rectories of Mells and Leigh; Wilts ; Patrons, the DEAN AND CuapPatron, T. S. HORNER, Esq. of Mells TER OF SARUM. Park.

Oxnam, W. to the vicarage of Cornwood, Dowell, W. vicar of Lorking, Somerset, to Devon ; Patron, the LORD BISHOP. the vicarage of Home-Lacy, Hereford

Rashleigh, G. C. to the rectory of Sheshire.

viock, Cornwall. Dunsford, J. H. M.A. of IVadham college,

Say, H. M. M.A. of St. Mary Hall, 0.x: to hold the vicarage of Frampton

ford, and vicar of Sutton, Kent, to the upon-Severn, with the rectory of Fre.

vicarage of Iwerne Minster, Dorset. therne, both in Gloucestershire, by dispensation.

Scott, the archdeaconry of Austra

lasia, New South Wales. Edwards, E. the perpetual curacy of Ashfield with Thorpe, Cambridge

Slade, E. D. B.A. to the rectory of Wanshire ; Patron, the Hon. LORD HEN

strow, Somersetshire, vacant by the cession of the rev. G. MAXIMILIAN

BETHUNE, D.C.L. Patron. Gedge, J. M A. of Jesus College, Cambridge, and vicar of Humberston, Lin

Smith, S. D.D. rector of Dry Drayton, colnshire, to be one of the domestic

Cambridge, and canon of Christ Church, chaplains to the Right Hon. Earl

Oxford, to the deanery of that Society; Stanhope.

Patron, the King. Grayson, A. M.A. fellow of Queen's col Stopford, hon. the rev. H. to the arch

leye, Oxford, to the principality of St. deaconry of Leighlin, in the diocese of Edmund hall, together with the vicar

Ferns. age of Bramley, in the county of Varenne, J. B.D. to hold by dispensation



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