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THE GOSPEL

fore them ; but, as it was so closely allied Votes of thanks to the Treasurer and to it, he trusted it would not be deemed Secretaries were then moved, and second. irrelevant.

ed by Col. Coleridge, Rev. Chancellor Sir Thomas Dyke Acland briefly ad- Martin, Rev. Archdeacon Moore, Rev. dressed the Meeting, and moved the print- Cannon Bull, Rev. Dr. Collyns, H. Black. ing of the Report.

all, Esq. and others. Sir Stafford NorthB. B. Dickenson, Esq. moved a vote of cote, James Buller, Esq. Mr. Creckett, thanks to the Rev. Archdeacon Moore, (Treasurer), Rev. Prebendary Oxnam, and for his excellent sermob delivered that the Rev. J. M. Collyos, retnrned thanks. morning; which was carried by acclama- Lord Gifford moved a vote of thanks to tion.

the Bishop, for his conduct in the Chair, The Rev. Archdeacon Moore said he and for his constant exertions in behalf of could not but feel honoured by the no- the Society. tice of the Meeting; and, though he pre- The Bishop having returned thanks, the ferred the sphere of a country Clergy- Meeting separated. man, he should be happy to lend his aid to The above Meeting was more than usuthis Society in any way in which he might ally numerous, and highly respectable, afbe thought usefal. He trusted that, in fording a pleasing hope that, by the liberal common with his clerical brethren, he circulation of the Holy Scriptures and reshould always have nearest his heart the ligious tracts, the increasing morals of our present and eternal welfare of mankind, country will form one of its most agreeable and neglect no opportunity of advancing it. features.

The Bishop here stated that, liberal as was the sum collected at the last anniver. sary (about 97l.) the amount this day surpassed it, being 1051. and benefactions of SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF 161. 6s. received since, making together 1211, 168. It was gratifying to find, bis

Formation of a Diocesan Commitlee at Lordship said, that no small part of this

Bangor. sum was contributed in pence, half-pence,

In consequence of the increased deand even farthings—thus proving that the

mands made upon the liberality of the ve. poor are not indifferent to the great object nerable Society for the Propagation of of the Society's endeavours.

the Gospel, from the enlarged views which Mr. Courtenay said, he rose with pecu- that Society have taken in India, Africa, liar pleasure to move thanks to the Mayor, and America, Committees have been Chamber, and Incorporated Trades for the formed in difierent parts of the kingdom, countenance they had given the Society by and subscriptions have been raised to aid their presence this day, and for the use of the efforts of the Society, the Guildball. Nothing could have a better

Resolved, effect on the minds of the lower orders That a Committee shall be formed in than to see those in authority uniting to

this city, to be termed the Bangor Diopromote their welfare, and proclaiming by

cesan Committee, and that Messrs. Cotton their sanction their respect for the Chris- and Hamer, as Secretary and Treasurer of tian religion.

the Society for Promoting Christian Know. The motion was seconded by the Rev. ledge, be empowered to receive subscrip. W. Ellicombe, sen, and unanimously car

tions to any amount; and that the local ried. The Mayor returned thanks for him- Secretary be requested to correspond with self and the municipal body, who, he said,

the Secretary in London upon the subject, entertained an unfeigned regard for the

and remit the subscriptions received. welfare of the Society.

Resolved, The Lord Bishop of Barbados moved

That the subscriptions do become due a vote of thanks to the Select Committee,

on the 1st day of August in each year:Connected as he bad officially been with

the first subscription to become due in the Parent Society, he was acquaiut. Angust next. ed with their zealons, judicions, and un

Resolved, wearied exertions, and was glad of this op.

That this Resolution be printed in the portunity of expressing his high sense of North Wales Gazette, their value. He also felt considerable Subscribers Names.-Incorporated pleasure in recommending the establish

Members. ment of parochial libraries in this his na- The Lord Bishop of Bangor ... 3 3 0 tive county, from a conviction of their Rev. J. H. Cotton. Precentor of utility.

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Contributing and Associated Members. Rev. E. A. Owen, Curate, Ho-
Rev. R. Williains,Canon of Ban-

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1 1 Rev. J. W. Trevor, Vicar of Rev. W. Thomas, Curate of

Carnarvon ....

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(Signed,) C. Gilmore, Esq. Bangor.. 010 6 Rev. M. Hughes, Perpetual Cu

J. H. Cotton, Secretary. rate of St. Anne's ...,

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SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THE ENLARGEMENT AND BUILDING OF CHURCHES

AND CHAPELS.

Supported by voluntary Contributions.

Annual Donations. Subscriptions,

S. d.

£. 8. de 12 12 0

do.

do.

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£. Amount of Subscriptio pre usly stated...... 3108 15 0 J. C. Reeve, Esq.

.2d Don. 21 0 0 G, H. Ward, Esq..

5 5 0 Rev. Dr. Madan

do. 20 0 0 Mr. Luke Hansard

do. 25 0 Very Rev, the Dean of Peterborough

do. 21 0 0 George Jenner, Esq.

21 0 0 Very Rev, the Dean of Lichfield.

do.

50 0 0 Very Rev. the Dean of Canterbury

do, 10 10 0 The Warden and Fellows of All Souls Coll. Oxford do.

100 0 0 Sir Robert Peel, Bart........

do. 100 0 0
Rev. W.J. Rodber in addition to Anual Subscription 5 5 0
Rev. Charles Drury
Rev. W. Moreton.

do.

5 5 0 Rev. C. Simeon

10 10 0 Rev. H. G. Watkins

do. 5 5 0 Charles Bouchier, Esq.

do. 10 0 0 Right Hon. R. Ryder, M.P.

do.

50 0 0 James Tillard, Esq.

100 0 0 Rev. Archdeacon Prosser

do.

100 0 0 J. Patteson, Esq.....

do.

5 5 0 Rev. Archdeacon Law..

do. 10 10 0 Dr. H. Arnold,..

do. 20 0 0 Right Hon. Sir John Nichol, M.P.

50 0 0 Admiral the Hon. Sir A. K. Legge

do. 10 10 0 Mr. James Hapsard

5 5 0 Rev. John Connop

do. 10 10 0 N. Connop, Esq. Jun.

do. 10 10 0 Mrs. N. Connop

do. 10 10 0 John Bolland, Esq. M.P.

do. 20 00 Mrs. Sheppard. do. and in addition to subscription 200 0 0 Rev. J. Greville

2d Don. 10 0 0 N. Cbarington, Esq..

do. 100 0 0 Joseph Cotton, Esq..

do. 100 0 0 Rev. George Martin, ...

10 10 0 Thomas Divett, Esq. M.P.

100.00 R. P. Glyn, Esq..

do. 10 10 0 Hon. and Rev. E. J.Turnour

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20 0 0 Rev, Archdeacon Bailey

20 0 0 Rev, James Saumarez ....

5 5 0 Carried forward .....

4498 0 0

12 12 0

Annual Donations. Subscriptions.

£. s.

d. £. $. d. Brought forward

4498 0 0 12 12 0 Richard Heber, Esq. M.P....

do. 10 0 0 Messrs. Drummonds...

do. 105 0 0 Rev. G. Champagne.

do. 20 0 0 Charles Bosanquet, Esq..

do.

25 0 0 Right Hon. Charles Grant, M.P.

do. 5 0 0 Mr. Luke Greaves Hapsard...

5 6 W. Gray, Esq.

do. 20 0 0 Rey. Mr, Morice

5 0 0 Lieut. Col. Stepheuson

5 0 0 M.D.D. Dalison, Esq.

5 0 0 Rev. Archdeacon Lyall

2 10 0 Charles Hoare, Esq.

do. 100 0 0 R, Hord, Esq...

do.

50 0 0 Rev. J. K. S. Brooke

20 0 0 Rev. J. Webber

5 5 0 2 2 0 Rev. R. F. Halifax.

do, 21 0 0 Rev. H. Worsley

do. 2 2 0 Rev. Dr. Willis

do. 25 0 0 Mrs, Bowdler

.... in addition to Subscription 5 0 0 Mrs. Gibson,...

2d Don. 5 5 0 Rev, R. D. Cumberland

do. 21 0 0 Geo. Tritton, Esq.

26 5 0 Mrs. Crombholm .....

6 0 0

do.

£. 5634 12 0 15 15 0

AT a General Meeting of the Society, In that period 102 applications for as

holden at the Freemasons' Tavern, on sistance have been received, some of which Wednesday, June 2d, 1824, His Grace are still under consideration; grants have the Archbishop of CANTERBURY in the been made in 62 cases, amounting to Chair; the following Report was made. 13,7581.; and by the aid of that sum ad

SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT. ditional accommodation will be obtained The Committee, in the performance of for 17,630 persons. The number of free their duty, lay before the Subscribers, at and unappropriated sittings will be the Sixth Annual General Meeting, a 13,088. short account of their Proceedings during the last year.

STATEMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS. Donations, £ 61,209 198. 10d.............. Annual Subscriptions, £ 511 12s. od. VALUATION OF THE PROPERTY NOW BELONGING TO THE SOCIETY,

€ Amount of Stock, £10,000 58. 2d.....a 94 per cent.....

9,400 410

£. d. £15,000 Exchequer Bills cost.

. 15,712 10 0 £11,200 do. ......do.

11,694 13

27,407 3 4 Balance in the hands of the Trustees.....

940 15 Do., ...do..........Messrs. Hoare and Co.....

6 6 Donations unpaid...

204 15 0

1,151 16

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Grants which the Society is pledged to pay......

37,959 42 131,589 0

Disposable Balance.....

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APPLICATIONS Received.... 145 96 74 68 71 102 556 Do.

8 2 2 1 6 1 20 Not within Rules........

47 64 43 54 46 62 316 Grants...(See Specification) SPECIFIC OBJECTS 1st Report, 2a Report, 3a Report, 4th Report 5th Report, 6th Report,

1822. Of the above Grants :

TOTAL

18 19.

1820.

1821.

1827.

1823.

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£ £ £ £ £ Amount of Grants voted....13,807) 15,540 10,735 13,551 9,489 13,758 76,880

Increased Accommodation 17,700 18,857 13,281 16,891

) 13,797 17,630 98,138 13,459 12,877|10,296|12,764|11,11413,088 13,598

of which there are Free

Sittings...

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It appears, then, that the whole number little to be apprehended at present) as of applications received since the establish- would put it out of their power to fulfil ment of the Society, is 556; that 316 the engagements into which they had esGrants have beeu made; that in 39 cases, tered, the Committee, not long since, came in consequence of offers of increased ac- to a resolution to sell a sum sufficient to commodation, the sums originally voted cover the amount of those Grants to which have been increased ; and that the total of the Society stood pledged ; and that sum Grants amounts to 76,8801. But it must has been invested in exchequer bills. be observed, that 21 Grants, ainounting to The Committee cannot but direct the 49551. have, from different causes, been attention of the Subscribers to a circum. relinquished; and that in five instances the stance which, though it does not involve works have been completed without claim- an important sum, serves, in their opinion, ing the sums which had been voted, to show the utility of the institution. amounting to 5301. The total amount, They allude to the completion of the therefore, of Grants, as well those which works at Wateringbury, Beddington, have been already paid, as those which Kingsbury, Cirencester, and Southend in remain to be paid upon the production of the parish of Lewisham, without a claim proper certificates, is 71,3951.

being made by those places for the Grants That they miglit guard against any such which had been voted to them. fluctuation in the price of stocks (however knowledge of the existence of this society,

The

and of its readiness to afford assistance, . Whether this Society shall continue to operated as a stimulus to provide an in- promote the good work by its encouragecrease of accommodation. Applications ment and assistance must depend upon the were made to it, and aid was voted; but public. Without the addition made to its these places having found their own re- resources by the rise of the Stocks, and sources adequate to the works which they the relinquishment of some Grants, the had undertaken, handsomely forebore to Committee would have been compelled claim the Grants, leaving the money to be to refuse aid to many applications that appropriated to cases of greater urgency. have lately been received. The time is, The same number of free and unappro. however, now arrived, when they have to priated seats has, however, been obtained, announce that the funds of the Society are as if the Grants had been actually paid upon the point of being exhausted. The The conditions imposed have been ful- sums entrusted to the management of the filled, though the promised aid has not Committee bave been expended according been called for; and thus from the impulse to the wishes of the Contributors in progiven by the Society, a greater quantity inoting a most desirable object; but that of that kind of accommodation which is object is far, very far, from being fully acmost wanted, has resulted, than would complished. probably have been afforded if these works The whole amount of donations receive had not been begun under its auspices, ed is 61,2091. 198. 10d. (which sum bave

The Committee have also the satisfac- ing been invested in the public funds has tion to observe, that the Society operates

been increased by their rise), and that of beneficially upon parishes of every descrip- Annual Subscriptions is about 30001. The tion, whether situated in the country or amount of money actually paid, and of in towns, whether of larger or of smaller Grants, to the payment of which the Sopopulation. It has lent its aid towards ciety has pledged itself, is 71,395l. ; and procuring additional accommodation for the disposable balance at this time is re50, or 40, or 35 persons, where only that duced to a sum less than the expenditure number was required, and it has contri. of the last year by one half. buted to provide church room for much In the expenditure of the money, the greater numbers at Bath, Wrexham, Wal

Committee have endeavoured to proporsall, Coventry, and many other populous tion the assistance given to the magnitude places. The number, both of applications of the work, and to the necessity of the and of Grants during the last year, exceeds case; and their main object has been in that of each of the three preceding years. every instance to secure as great an inThis may be considered as a proof that crease as possible of free and unappropri. the Society is in full activity, and that a ated sittivgs, that the poor may have the part only, (probably a small part) of those Gospel preached to them. The number undertakings which it was designed to en- of such sittings obtained, will be 69,295. courage and assist, is as yet completed. If from this statement the friends of the It must be gratifying to the Subscribers Established Church shall be of opinion, to learn, that by the grants which have that the Society has laboured usefully and been made, the Society will be instrumen- successfully, that it has been instrumental tal in providing additional accommodation in producing much and extensive good for 91,955 persons, and that of this num- with means comparatively slender, and ber the free and unappropriated sittings that with renovated strength it would conamount to 69,295.

tinue to labour with the same success and But who that looks at the increased and usefulness; in that case, the Committee increasing population of the country, can feel confident that they will replenish its suppose that there are not thousands and treasury, and thus enable the Society to tens of thousands for whom Church ac- prosecute with effect, the object for which commodation remains yet to be provided ? it has been instituted.

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