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PREFACE

attended them had they simply emanated from myself. Above all, it must be distinctly understood that each Churchman concerned has tendered his contribution quite irrespective and independent of what the others may have conveyed.

The deduction to be drawn from it all is that the scope for the Church's influence is ever extending, and those who profess allegiance to her need to watch carefully, and to respond loyally to, the requirements which this extension entails.

To be taken for what it is worth the volume is launched upon the world. That it may serve to quicken interest in the numerous channels through which the Church strives to fulfil her mission—that it may help to call forth more labourers, and to spur on those already in the service to more strenuous exertion, is the sincere wish of

THE AUTHOR.

"INGLEDENE," COLLIER'S WOOD,
MERTON, SURREY.