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bers of the Society) and shall be allowed His Lordship at the same time desired to purchase books to the amount of their it might be entered og the minutes of this subscription; the Select Committee be day's proceedings that he gives to the ing empowered to object, when they ap Committee the three hundred pounds prehend that the views of the subscribers sterling, liberally granted to him by his are incompatible with the objects of the Majesty on each visit to the Island, for Society.

* founding, or contributing to; institutions --1; 8. Resolved, that the meetings of the for the advancement of religious instrucGeneral and Select Committees commence tion ," and desires that this sum may be and terminate with the devotions pre applied to the general purposes of the scribed by the Society.

printing department of the Conimittee 9. Resolved, that printed forms of re- The Bishop further subscribed the sum of commendation be sent to every member 300 Rix-dollars to the same tund. throughout the Island, with a request that After which, upon the motion of the be will use them in recommending new Lieutenant Governor, seconded by Sir members, as any fit opportunity may offer. Hardinge Giffard, it was

10. Resolved, that it be an especial ob 12. Resolved, that the Lord Bishop of ject of the Committee to take care that Calcutta be requested to accept the cordial the poorer members of the Church of Eng. thanks of this Committee for the very va. land throughout Ceylon, and especially the luable information he has been pleased to soldiers of his Majesty's regiments be con- communicate, respecting the advantages stantly supplied with Prayer-Books; and to be derived from forwarding the objects that. Bibles, Prayer-Books, and other of this Society: for the great zeal he has books be supplied to poor persons of any

manifested in furtherance of these objects, religious denomination who are well re and for the very splendid and liberal assiscommended as likely to make a proper use tauce he has so generously contributed. of them.

And that his Lordship be requested to 11. Resolved, that whereas the Society communicate a copy of his excellent adfor pronoling Christian Knowledge has dress delivered this day, in order to its upon its list a very large collection of ap more general diffusion, proved tracts upon every subject con

Signed by order of the Committee, nected with the doctrines and duties of

.CHAS. J, LYON, Secretary, Christianity, the education and religious instruction of youth, and the evidences of our Holy Religion, many of which are es

National Society. pecially applicable to the exigencies of this Island, it is highly expedient that this A handsome compliment has been Committee do henceforward direct its at recently paid to this Society, tention to this department of the Society's through the medium of its respecta desigus; and that a subscription be raised

ed officer, the Rev. Mr. Johnson, among its members and others, as a separate fund, to defray the expences of tran- superintendant of the National so: slatiog into Singalese or Malabar such of ciety's Central School, at Bald. those tracts as the Bishop of the Diocese, win's Gardens. This gentleman has or the Select Committee, shall recommend received a letter from the Rusas adapted to that purpose.

sian Ambassador, informing him At this stage of the proceedings, the that bis. Imperial Majesty had been Bishop observing that the Committee appeared to be most favourably disposed to pleased to command that a diamond the proposition of translating the Society's ring should be offered to Mr. Johntracts into the native langnages of the Is

son, in his name, as a mark of his land, intimated luis intention of recom Majesty's satisfaction for his exermending to the Society at home to send tions in favour of the four students out a printing press to the Committee at

who were sent to England in the Colombo, for their temporary use at least,

year 1817, for the until the new College at Calcutta should dying the system of education

purpose

of stuMalabar tracts as the Committee miglit adopted at the National Central

School. require.

A Table shewing the Grants which have been made by the Society for

promoting the Enlargement and Building of CHURCHES and CHA. PELS, from MARCH, 1821, to NOVEMBER, 1821, inclusive, and the additional Accommodation which has been thereby obtained. memasan (Continued from No. 27, Vol. III. p. 181.)

Sum Additional Accommodations low

produced. 2.1

Place.

Diocese.

Addit.
Accom. Grabied.

394

350

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Raddington

York, Blagdoo (additional)..

B.&W. Wilnecote

L.&.C. Radford (additional)... York, Heworth, Parish of Yarrow.. Durh. St. Peter's, Notting: (additional) York. Stretford

Chester ( Firbeck

York. Wilcombe

B.&W. Wombridge

L. & C. Allendale

York, Deal, St. George's Chapel Cant. Wrexham

St. Asa. Moreton

St. Asa. Aberford

York. Walsall (additional).

Chester Roccster

L. &C. Peppard

Oxford Lane End (additional). L. & C. St. Thomas's, Exeter

Exeter. Jesus Chapel, St. Mary Extra, ?

Winton Southampton Kingsbury

L.&.C. Bryhar, Scilly Isles

Exeter. Fishborne

Clich. Oaze...

Chich. Fazeley..

L. &C. St. Agues, Scilly

Exeter,

800
105
295
114
6801
300
401

201
1550

47 300

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330 100

300

222

150
94
46
220
100

£500 Enlarging Church.
200 Enlarging Church.'
200 Enlarging Church
100 Enlarging Church.
400 Rebs, and Enlarg. Chapel,
300 Enlarging Gallery.
500 Rebe, and Enlarg. Clapel.
120 Rebg, and Enlarg. Charch.
500 Rebs. and Enlark, Church,
270 Enlarging Clrarch.
125 Building Chapel.'
400 Altering Pewing.
200 Builting Galleries.

50 Enlarging Chapel.
150 Enlarging Church.
500 Eolarging Church.
250 Enlarging Church,
100 Enlarging Church,
200 Enlarging Chapel.
200 Enlarging Church.
100 Enlarging Chapel,
100 Altering Pewing.
250 Rebs, and Enlarg. Church,
50 Enlarging Church.
150 Enlarging Church.
60 Building Gallery.

Altering Pewing and

building Gallery, 70 { Altering Pewing and

building Gallery. 500 Building Chapel. 500 Enlarging Church.

50 New Pewing Church, * 100 Enlarging Chancel.

50 Alteriug Pewing. 200 Building Galleries,

50 Building Galleries. 500 Enlarging Chapel.

| Enclosing vacant part of 500

{ Cbarch.

Altering Pewing andı 250

1 building Gallery. 4.00 100 Rebuilding Church. 100 Building Gallery. 500 Rebe, and Enlarg. Church, 1 200 Building Gallery.

50 Enlarging Church. 100 Building a second Galleryqs 30 Enlarg. Accom. jn Church 50 Enlarg. by Rebg. Chapel. 100 Eplare, Accom, in Church,

80

50

200

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£. Totat amount of Contribátions to this Day

59,763 6 10 Total amount of Grants to this Day ....... 46,107 0 0

Ann. Snb. £.

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Total mmber of Applications to this Day

350 Total number of Grants to this Day

189
The whole additional Accommodation obtained is for 57,174 Persons.
Of which Number, the Free-Sittings are for 42,154 Persons.
November 22nd, 1821.

Donations.

Ann. Sub.

£. T. Roworth, Esq. .

10 10

2 2 T. C, Reeve, Esq.

21 0 W. Ward, Esq.

21 0 Mrs. Lang

100 0 C. Baker, Esq...

10 10 Rev. Dr. Lloyd...

2 Rev. P. Aubertin

5 5 G.S.

50 0 Clergyman's Daughter Mrs. F. Salisbury

25 0 M. A. C.

20 0 Miss H. Magan

10 0 Rev. J. Bissett. Rev. J. Croft

10 10 Rev. E. Rowden

21 0 A, B.

50

0 The above is a list of Subscriptions from the last insertion to the present day. Extracts from a General Report of of its pre-eminent fitness to preserve scrip

the Dublin Association, incorpo- tural trutii, to cherish rational piety, and rated for Discountenancing Vice, to inculcate the practice of virtue, they and Promoting the Knowledge as a regulating principle of their Associ

determined on adhering to that Church and Practice of the Christian ation, and in all their proceedings they : Religion.

aimed chiefly, though not exclusively, at The Association for discountenancing the moral and religious improvement of Vice and promoting the Knowledge and those within the pale of that Church; and Practice of the Christian Religion, com- proposed, as their primary object, to make menced on the 9th of October, 1792, con

the members of the Church of Irelaud sisting of Three persons only. The motives competently acquainted with the princiof their associatiog they deciare in their ples of the Faith which they profess, and first Resolution, as follows :

the obligations by which they are bound “RESOLVED,That the rapid progress

to conform their practice to those princi. which intidelity and immorality are making ples: but they did not confine tbeir efforts thronghout the Kingdom, calls loudly on to this object alone; but studied, as far every individual, both of the Clergy and as was consistent with this leading purLaity, who has at heart the welfare of his suit, to communicate instruction and procoantry, or the honour of God, to exert mote virtuous conduct amongst all sorts all his powers to stem the baneful tor. and conditions of men. rent; but as many may be disheartened In order to secure the steady pursuit of by considering the impotence of separate these objects, it was necessary to take the attempts to discounteuance vice, and pro- best precautions in their power, that the mote the cause of religion and piety, it Members hereafter to be admitted should appears to us advisable to ASSOCIATE for be animated by a similar spirit; they could that parpose."

not therefore act like other Institutions, In regulating the mode of exteuding pursuing only some fixed charitable obtheir Association, and pursuing their plans, ject, and admitting indiscriminately all its founders displayed a caution and wise who would subscribe to that object, withdom which have been productive of the out seeking any other recommendation happiest effects : Warmly attached to the than their solvency; they therefore adoptEstablished Church, from their conviction ed the mode of admission by ballot, as the

HUNDRED

AND

SEVENTY

best mode of guarding against that inctu- Bible.” But our Association still pre ation and incousistency, to which a mixed serves in this, as in every other measure and changing multitude, actuated, by po it employs, its peculiar characteristic of its fixed principle, is ever subject.

subordination and subservience to the Es. The Society thus formed, after Eight tablished Church ; and, while with que years' experience of its usefulness, was in hand it offers the Bible to its Members, at corporated by Act of Parliament, on the a reduced price, which may eyable them First of August, 1800; and has ever since to coufor this sacred gift, wherever they contimed to enjoy the confidence of the find any persons disposed to receive it public, and the approbation and support with gratitude, and employ it with serionsof Government. The strong and encreas ness; with the other hand offers the ing conviction of the utility of this Associ- Prayer Book of the Church of England ation, felt by the clergy and the laity of the to all its Members, and calls on them to Established Church in Ireland, is abund give this also to every poor individual of the antly testified by the rapid increase of the Established Churchi, not yet possessed of numbers and rank of its Members.

it, that they may become fully acquainted The Association, which in 1792, was set with the treasures of piety which this truly on foot by THREE humble individuals, inestimable volume contains. consisted in 1800, of FOUR HUNDRED AND Thns also our Association, besides disNINETY, included among whom were the tributing the Scriptures, distributes these Lord Lieutenant, (now its constant Presi catechetical and explanatory Tracts which dent) all the Archbishops, Twelve Bishops, expound and impress the Doctrines and and THREE

Liturgy of the Church of England, and EIGHT Clergymen. And now, in 1820, lead the young mind to see and acknowit contains ONE THOUSAND THREE HUN- ledge the scriptural purity of its tenets, the DRED AND TWENTY individuals, amongst simplicity and siguificance of its rites, and whom are the Lord Lieutenant, all the the apostolic origin of its ecclesiastical Archbishops and Bishops, and ONE THOU polity. SAND Clergymen; and its measures are The activity and effect with which this supported by the exertions of Diocesan Association has pursued the important obCommittees, established in ELEVEN Dio. jects now enumerated, will be felt when it ceses, headed and directed by their res. is known, that it has distributed more than pective Bishops. It is also doing no more 57,000 Bibles, 164,000 Testaments, and than justice to this Association to observe; 96,000 Prayer Books; and that it has that in 1792, when it was formed, no So also distributed more than 993,000 Tracts, ciety existed in Ireland for promoting the many of which have for their object to great moral and religious objects to which explain the Church of England Catechism, it directed its attention, except a Society and Sacraments, the Rite of Confirmation, for spreading religious Books amongst the the origin and observation of its Festivals, Poor, wbich included many of the most and the Scriptural Proofs of its discrimidistinguished individuals at the head of the nating doctrines. Surely then here is a Church and the Bar, who were unable, strong claim to the protection and assistfrom the incessant and pressing calls of ance of all who know and value the their professional and public duties, to de- Church of England as the firmest support vote their time, or personal labour, to a of scriptural truth, rational devotion, and detailed prosecution of that object, and steady sound morality, which adorns the who were not assisted by any persons who

christian world, could supply that defect.

Another truly christian and most imThe individuals of that Society gra- portant object which this Association purdually united themselves with our Asso- sues, is that of the edacation of youtli, ciation, very soon after it was formed; and which it has endeavoured to promote by the Society itself, as a distinct body, ceased Two leading measures-Catechetical Ex. to exist, its objects being adopted and aminations and the establishment of Day effectively pursued by our Association. Schools. The former it alone pursues;

Thus this Association has the merit of and, on the eutire subject of education, having been the first to put into the hands it is but justice to this Association to ob of the poor man in Ireland, the inesti- serve, that it seems to have been the first mable treasure of the Word of God, and great instrument in the hands of Proviof endeavouring to carry into effect, the dence to awaken the attention of the pubtruly patriotic and pious wish of our latelic in Ireland to this important object. severed King, “That every cottage in his With this Association originated the idea dominions, containing au inbabitant, who of a House of Reform for the young cricould read, sliould be furnishicd with a miual poor, and since that time TURE E

Penitentiaries, 'connected with the House 5,541 Prayer Books, 876 Testaments, of Industry, brave been instituted, and are besides mumerous copies of The Whole now supported by the Government. Duty of Man; Nelson on the Fasts and

With it also originated the first accnrate Festivals of the Church of England, Bishop and extensive enquiry into the state of Porteus's Lectures on the Gospel of St. Education amongst the poor of Ireland. Matthew, Becker's Lectures on the Cate In the year 1799 a Committee of Education chrism, and various other works by the minst was formed, which applied to the Bishops approved authors: exhibiting the evidento call on the Clergy of the several Dio. ces of Revelation with such brevity and ceses to make a close investigation into ciearness as was best calculated for their the state of Education in their respective yoang minds, expounding the doctrines of parishes, and to communicate the result, the Established Church in the most plain with their own observations, in reply to and rational manner, and confirming them certain queries proposed by the Com- by scriptural anthority; or illustrating the inittee; ihese retorns were gradually ob- beauty and recommending the practice of tained, and the resnlt communicated to piety and virtue, by the history and exthe pablie in several Reports successively ample of those who have adorned the doc. published by the Association. Thus the trine of Gov their Saviour, by exliibiting deplorable want of Education, particularly its efficacy in their conduct, and the hisof moral and religious Education amongst tory of whose lives so strongly attracts the the poor of Ireland, was distinctly deve attention of the young and susceptible loped, the attention of the public directed mind, and impresses so deeply on their to this subject; and perhaps this greatly hearts the principles of religion and contriboted to awaken that active zeal morality. which the benevolent and pious lrave re The next leading measure for extending cently exhibited in their exertions to religious education, adopted by the Assoremedy this crying evil. In the Associ- ciation, was that of forming Day Schools ation certainly this zeal was decidedly in those parts of Ireland where the want awakened, and it ever since has laboured of them was so strougly felt, that the to promote religious Education, first by neighbouring gentry were willing to supply extending Catechetical Examinations, and at least two-thirds of the expence of their next by the multiplication of Parochial erection, and to contribute materially to Day Schools for the poor.

their support. It is sufficient to remark And first as to the Catechetical Exami. here that the Association in this, as in nations - It is sufficient here to observe every other part of its proceedings, has that this great object is pursued by the preserved its adherence to the principles Association, and by the Association alone; of the Established Church, and its care to however other Societies therefore may diffuse the knowledge of these principles multiply the establishments or the ex amongst those who belong to its compedients for educating the poor of Ireland, munion. Hence it was provided that they in no degree supersede the utility or amidst the variety of applications a préinterfere with the exertions of the Associ. ference should be given to the establishation in this, its best directed, and most ment of Parochial Schools, where none effective, labour of love. All other insti. had previously existed, or to the imtutions or expedients recently adopted are provement of those already founded. designed for the general population of the That in all cases, the application, if it country, excluding all particular attention did not originate with the officiating to the Members of the Established Church. Clergyman of the parish, should however The Catechetical Examinations conducted be sanctioned by his approbation, and by this Association, form the only public that the School fonnded or assisted by the and general mode any where adopted with Association should be placed under his reference to that numerons and respect- superintendance and controui; that the able class of children, both of the poor and MASTERS and Teachers shall ALWAYS BE the richi, whose parents profess tlie Estab MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH, lished Religion. And what invaluable and that the Children within the pale of guod is thus produced will appear when it that Church, attending the School, should is considered, that in the last thirteen be regularly and diligently instructed in its years more than 55,000 Children have Catechism and Doctrines; that they should answered at the Examinations, and above read the Sacred Scriptures in the autho12,000 Premiums have been adjudged, rised Version; that their progress in reli. and in conferring these Premiums the gions knowledge should be examined and Association has distributed amongst this attested by the Clergyman under whose multitude of young persons 3,720 Bibles, superintendance the School was placed,

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