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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

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I LLANFWROG. I OPENING OF THE NEW CHURCH BY THE LORD BISHOP OF BANGOR. This interesting ceremony took place on Tuesday last, when the Lord Bishop of the Diocese and a great num- ber of the clergy and laity were present. The re-building and enlarging of old churches in Wales, and particularly in the diocese of Bangor, forms quite a feature in the history of the Church in Wales. In place of thedilapitated and incommodious old edifices which were to be met with in all parts of the country, new handsome, well-arranged, large, and beautiful structures are springing up in nearly every parish, j some by private beneficence, and others by public sub- scription aided by grants from the Church Building Societies. The present Bishop seems to take special interest in the good work; and when we state that this is thethird Church in the Isle of Anglesey, the restora- tion or rebuilding of which has been due to the exer- tions of Canon Lloyd, we need say no more in his praise. It is a noble example, and we hope it will be followed by other clergymen, until every parish can boast of a decent edifice iu which the people may assemble to worship the God of their fathers, in spirit and in truth." The present structure, which has been rebuilt from the foundation, replaces a small dilapidated single-bodied church, 50 ft by 15 ft. From the situation, which is picturesque, the waves of the Irish Channel may be seen The orientation is nearly due east, and the church is de- dicated to St Mwrog. The style of the new building is that of the latter part of the second pointed or decorated period of Ecclesiastical Architecture. The walls are built with rubble masonry, the material for which, was procured in the neighbourhood, the dressings or orna- mental parts being built of Stourton Hill stone. The church comprises a nave, 37 ft. by 17 ft. 6 in.; & chan- cel, 22 It. by 15 ft. 6 in., divided from the nave by a lofty stone arch a south porch a robing room, and a bell turret on the west gable, while several parts have been thrown together with much judgment, forming an agreeable general effect. The roofs are of red pint, stained and covered with Carnarvonshire slates. The nave is lighted by two treble-lighted ;and two double- lighted arch-headed windows; the chancel by a three- lighted arched-headed window in the east gable; and two windows in the south wall are being a single and the other a double light. The whole of the tracery in these windows is pleasing, but the east window struck us as especialy good, and a pattern not often met with. The old font has been dressed over, lined with lead, and furnished with a plug, drain, and a new pedestal of lime stone. The floor within the altar rails is laid with encaus- tic tiles by Maw and Co of a chaste pattern; the foliat- ed iron rails, as well as the ornamental ironwork through- out, being from the works of Mr. Brawn, of Birming- ham. The passages are laid with black and red tiles, set anglewise, with a buff border. The open seats, pulpit, and reading-desk,which are respectively placed in the north and south piers of the chancel arch, and altar table, are of red pine, stained. fhe elegant brass ooronoe, the altar cloth, and the chaira at the altar, were furnished by Mr French, of Bolton-le-Moors, and are in excellent taste. The building will accommodate 135 persons, according to the standard fixed by the so- cieties; but on this occasion, many more than this num- ber were in the building. The cost of the undertak- ing will be about 9600. Ni essrs Kennedy and Rogers, of Bangor, and Albion Chambers, 1), Adam-street, A del- phi, London, were the architects and Mr. Thomas Da- vies, of Llanerchymedd, the builder. The day was most propitious, and soon after nine o'clock, persons from the neighbourhood began to assem- ble in the churchyard, and by the hour fixed for com- mencing the service, the church was so crowded, that great numbers had to remain outsida. On the arrival of the Bishop, his lordship proceeded to the robing-room, and afterwards met the clergy at the south entrance to the churchyard, and proceeded in procession to the church, reading the appropriate sen- tences in the beginning of the Consecration Service. The usual formalities having been enacted, through the instrumentality of A. Stowe, Esq., Divine Worship, (which was all read in the Welsh language,) was com- menced by the Rev. Canon Lloyd reading the ap- pointed Service, the Rev. 0. Wynne Jones, Curate of the Parish, reading the Psalms. The first lesson was read by the Rev. W. Johnson the Welsh chaplain, and the second lesson by the Hev. D. B. Price, formerly curate to the late Incumbent. The sermon, was preached by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, who took for his text Psalm eixii, 6, 7, 8, and was listened to throughout his most appropriate dis- course with the utmost attention. After the sermon, the Communion was administered by the Bishop, the Ven. the Archdeacon of Bangor, Canon Lloyd, and the Rev E. Pughe, to the clergy pre- sent, and several of the laity. His lordship then admin- istered the rite of baptism to several children, among whom was the last born of the Rector of Llanbadrig. The singing was most creditable to the choir. The collection in the morning amounted to £ 11 10s. After the service, the company proceeded to Lian- faethlu Rectory, where all elegant andabundantluncheou was provided. In the evening, an eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. E. Osborne Williams, who took his text from Ephesiant; iv., first part of the fourth verse: There is one body." On the whole we may congratulate the Rector on a most successful day. Among the clergy present we noticed, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese; the Ven. the Archdeacon of Bangor, the Revds. Canon Williams Canon Lloyd; William John- son, Welsh Chaplain; Evan Pughe; Roger Edwards, Llanfechell; Morris Williams, Llanrhyddlad J. C. Vin- cent, Carnarvon David Williams, Llanfachreth, Wm. Hughes. Rector, Llanllyfni: John Price, Vicar of Ban- gor; Hugh Owen, Llanerchymedd John Jones, Boded- ern; Arthur Ellis; E. Osborne Williams; F. PigoU, St. Phillips, Kege Lit-street; W. Briscoe, Oxford; H D. Owen, Gwalchm-ii; D. B. Price, Menai Bridge; R. Pugh Jones Heneglwys; R. Hughes, Llanfibangelynhowyn T. Laugharn, Llanfaelog 0, Wynne Jones, UanfwTog, M. Lloyd, Bryngwran D. Lloyd, Bodhyfryd, curate of Lianfaciireth; J. Lewis Carnarvon M. Jones. Llantris- ant; T. Williams, Llanddeusant; 0. Owen, ITefeilir Richards, Amlwch H. R. Hughes, Penrhosllugwy; Mrs. Wynne Jones, Heneglwys; Mrs Roberts; Mrs. and Miss Morris Williams, DanrhyddM; Mrs. John- iron, Llanbadrig; Mrs. J. C. Vinccnt, Carnarvon Mrs. and Miss Owen, Llanechyme 1,1; Mrs. Trevor Parkins and the Misses Parkins; M r*. Morris Jones; Mrs. and Miss Hughes, Llynnon Mrs Plgou; Mrs. L. J Prichard Mrs. John Trevor; Miss Wynne Jones; Miss Williams, Llanfairyngliornwy Miss Hughes, Con- way Miss Meta Hughes; Miss Roberts, Rbiwlas Misses Owen Trefeilir; T. Parkins. Esq. L, J. Prichard, Eq Mount Villa, Acton Green, London H. Pnestley, Esq. Mr Hughes, jun. Price WiUiams, F sq,, Ilanrhyddlad H. W. Jones, Esq. Master Trevor Parkins Lloyd Ro- berts, Esq, Alfred Stowe, Esq., M.A., H. Kenneay, Esq., Bangor; W. Elias, Esq., Abbey. Besides the above, many leftafterthe Morning Semce, whose.names we were not able to obtain.