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BiSHOP OF LINCOLN. DEAN SWAYNE AFPOINTED. THE King has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Very Rev. W. S. Swayne, Dean of Manchester, to the Bishopric of Lincoln in succession to Dr. Lee Hicks. It will be recalled that the See was offered to Canon Peter Green, of Man- chester, who, however, fglt that he was not sufficiently acquainted with rural life and problems to guide a diocese such as that of Lincoln. The prophets had not mentioned the Dean of Manchester as a likely successor to Dr. Hicks; possibly because it is only a little more than twelve months since he went to Manchester. The Bishop- -Designate has spent most of his clerical career in town parishes, although he was born in a country parsonage, his father being for several years Vicar of Heytes- bury, Wilts. He served his first curacy ■at Emery Down, Hants, and from there he went as curate of Stalbridge, Dorset. From 1890 to 1892 he was Theological Lecturer in Lichfield Theological Col- lege. Next he became Vicar of the large and important industrial parish of iWalsall, where he remained seven years -and did a great work, which is bearing fruit abundantly to-day. In 1901 he moved to London as Vicar of the West- end parish of St. Peter's, Cranley- :gardens, South Kensington. Here again, by his fearless preaching, his devotion to duty and his charm of manner, he won his way in a very difficult sphere. He is a man with a large hearty wide sympathies and untiring energies. His paper at the Leicester Church Congress on' ("Spiritualism," whioh we published in full, aroused widespread interest owing to the bold and frank opinions he ex- pressed. In the short time Dean Swayne has been in Manchester he has made many friends, although he had not had an opportunity of getting a firm grip of church activities in the city. When he ',went to Manchester one who knows him intimately wrote in the C.F.N., "He enjoys life in many directions—or- ganiser, preacher, lecturer, reviewer, missioner, Chaplain to the Forces, volunteer, fisherman, lover of poetry. His sympathies and activities are wide- spread. Untiring in his energies, he is ever filled with a generous willingness to help. He is a keen student not only of books but of men, and the result of hit? large knowledge of human nature is that in his sermons he is able to appeal to all i classes of the community, to rich and poor, to saint and sinner." These are qualities which will aSlSure the new Bishop a cordial welcome in a diocese with great traditions. The new Bishop has been twice married. One of his sons, Captain Swayne, went to France with the first contingent from this country, and was Ibaken prisoner at Le Cateau in August, 1914. A daughter was Warden of the Joan of Arc Hostel, Woolwich.