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.
A SAD COINCIDENCE. BIRMINGHAM RECTOR'S DEATH. ST. THOMAS,' Birmingham, has suffered heavy loss in the death of its rector, the Rev. Cyril T. Aston, who died in London on the 4th inst. By a sad coincidence his mother, Mrs. Emily Laura Aston, died on the day previous. h. Aston was rector of St. Thomas's for only a few months. His and his mother's death were received with much regret in Birmingham. At a memorial service at the church a large congregation was pre- sent, and there were a number, of floral tributes. The Archdeacon of Birming- ham, the Rector of Birmingham, Canon R. Smith, the Rev. H. Anton, and the Itv. Dr. LesSey took part in the service. The Vicar of .Christ Church, Coventry, the Rev. H. Antin, a personal friend of Mr., Aston, gave an address, and spoke of the late rector's missionary earnestness, enthusiasm and organising ability. He would leave an abiding im- pression upon many a young life. Amongst those present at the service were Mr. Anton's two sisters.
SPIRITUALISM'S GROWTH. THE. REASON FOR IT. PREACHING at Lewisham on Saturday last; at a memorial service at St. Mary's Church, to fallen members of the 1st Southwark Cadet Bat- talion of the Church Lads' Brigade, the Bishop of Southwark said the real reason for the growth of Spiritualism to-day was not so much because people were attracted by this alleged phenome- non, though there were always/those who sought for signs and wonders, but rather because man insisted on the fact that those who had passed away were not sleeping beneath the earth, but were still living. That was the teaching of the Church of Christ. The dead were living behind the veil in a wider sphere where they had further opportunities for ser- vice, where God developed those quali- ties, virtues, and talents they had already shown here. I -.4
(Oontinued from Page 9.) BRISTOL. The outstanding event of the past week in Bristol was the visit of the Archbishop of York to the C.E.M.S. His Grace addressed a great gathering of men-not far short of 3,000—in the huge Colston Hall. The Bishop of Bristol took the chair, and his Grace was also sup- ported by many prominent men, both clerical and lay. The opening speech of the Bishop of Bristol further uplifted the gathering, whose attention was definitely gripped and held throughout by the splendid statesmanlike speech of the Archbishop, with its final eloquent and sustained appeal to members of the C.E.M.S. to realise their stewardship, and to promote those very ideals for which they as niembeirs of the C.E.M.S. stood and which were to be the principles of that Kingdom of God which must be built. New C EMS. House. After the meeting the Archbishop in- spected the new CtE.M.S. House in St. Stephen-street. These most commo- dious and handsome, premises are due to the munificence of Mr. Samuel White, who has thus given to the C.E.M.S. in Bristol a headquarters not only worthy of it, but one which might well be envied by any other branch in the kingdom. The house is well equipped, and has also a beautiful little chapel and a room for the Bishop's own use, which is be- coming of increasing value to the clergy of the city. The Rev. A. S. Crawley, M.A., M.C., formerly Chaplain of the Archbishop of York and Vicar of Bishopthorpe, has been commissioned as Special Diocesan C.E.M.S. Messenger, and thereby takes up what will assuredly prove a great work amongst men. New Vicar of Malmesbury. The Rev. C. E. Paterson, M.A., lately Organising Secretary of the C.E.Z.M.S., was instituted and inducted as Vicar of the important living of Malmesbury on October 31, in the place of the late Canon C. D. H. McMillan. A large congrega- tion was present in the fine old Abbey Church, and a good number of the neigh- bouring clergy attended and robed, in- cluding the Rural Dean, Canon- Manley, Canons Livingstone and Wrangham, &c. The induction was performed by the Archdeacon of iSwitidon (Dr. Talbot). Nave Services. Dr. Cyril Norwood, Headmaster of Marlborough College, was the preacher [ on Sunday (November 9) evenin at the Cathedral nave service. The Bishop, ,the Dean and Canon Fletcher were pre- sent, and took part in the service. These Sunday evening services in the nave of the Cathedral are becoming in- creasingly popular and exercising more and more influence under the energy and organisation of the Dean (Dr. Wynne Willson). The short, bright service, with the due note of reverence well accentuated by the spacious setting of the lighted nave and the far-off, tender glow from the altar shining across the shadowy choir, un- doubtedly attracts, as it deserves to do, many people. A feature of the service always much Appreciated is the beautiful rendering, as a short organ recital, of an appro- priate selected work. LEICESTER. Armistice Day lias been commemorated in Leicester with all fitting solemnity. In the churches there were special ser- vices, and, a is now usual in Leicester on such occasions, the civic commemora- tion included an act of thanksgiving to Almighty God. The Mayor invited the citizens to an open-air service in the Town Hall Square for a quarter of an hour's solemn preparation for the two minutes of silence, and a large concourse of people was addressed by the Rural Dean (the Rev. W. Thompson Elliott). The First Labour" Mayor. The new Mayor of Leicester, who pre- sided at this service, is spoken of as Leicester's fi rst "Labour" IVIayor, though he himself demurs to that description, having broader ideas as to what Labour is than some other mem- bers of his party. (Certainly he (Alder- man Jabez Chaplin) is the first Mayor of Leicester from the wage-earning sec- tion of the community. At the compli- mentary dinner to the three gentlemen who served as Mayors during the war- period, held on Monday night, he showed himself to be a natural orator, and impressed the large assembly very deeply with his manifest earnestness. Nor is he ashamed to speak of himself as the answer to many prayers of his devout father, and told a story of his going out into the world at the age of thirteen, when his father could not afford the money for his railway fare, and so he had to walk. But before he went his father gave him something better than money, for he said, "Jabez, my boy, before you go, let us pray." The simple telling of this story with manifest sincerity was very touching. Churchmen in Leicester are very grate- ful to the retiring Mayor, Alderman Walter Lovell, for all the help that he -v«* has been during his year of office. It was a happy thing that a Churchman should be Mayor in the year when the Congress met amongst us, and no one could have thrown himself more heartily into the preparations for the Congress I than Alderman Lovell did. The Venerable Archdeacon Hutton. The appointment of Archdeacon W. H. Hutton to the Deanery of Win- chester is a serious loss to the Diocese of Peterborough. Owing tQ the claims of his work in Oxford we have not had so many opportunities as we could have wished of profiting by his scholarship. But he has always been a most valuable help in our Diocesan Conferences, and recently has specially interested himself in the scheme for the improvement of our Cathedral. His work as Archdeacon has been in the Northampton' Arch- deaconry, and Leicester has not often had the privilege of hearing him. But we shall miss him all the same. We wish him every happiness in the position which he is sure to occupy so worthily. The Lottery Loan. We are organising a protest against Premium Bonds. A letter has gone out to all the clergy and ministers in the city asking for their signatures to a leftter of protest which it is intended to send to the local Press, and all who feel the urgent necessity of doing all we can to prevent the proposal going through the House of Commons are being pub- licly asked to write to their Member urging him to vote against it. If this were done all over the country very effec- tive pressure could be brought to bear upon Parliament. Magnificent Benefactions. That Leicester is nothing if not pro- gressive is shown by the success which is attending the scheme for the foundation of a University College. It is only a few months since the proposal was first mooted, but already very nearly £ 100,000 has been subscribed, in addi- tion to the magnificent benefaction of Mr. Fielding Johnson, who has given over sixty acres of ground and the build- ings thereupon, which have been in use throughout the war as a base hospital. On this site it is hoped to erect not only the new college buildings, but also new buildings for the Wyggeston Boys' Grammar School. On Monday night at the Mayor's dinner an announcement was made of a further anonymous gift of C20,000, and on the same day a notice a,ppeared in the Press of a similar benefaction for the endowment of re- search work at the Royal Infirmary. Leicester has been none too well off for benefactors in the past, but she is much blessed in the public spirit which animates her citizens of this generation.
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