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CONTENTS

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Thought in the Seventies—Self-devotion and Earnestness of the Clergy—The Bishops: Dr Jackson, Dr Temple, Dr Creighton, Dr Ingram—Changes at St Paul's—The Church not keeping Pace with the Growth of Population—Remarkable Statistics—About Thanksgiving and Memorial Services—Social Institutes—Poverty of the Clergy and the Dearth of Curates

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CHAPTER III

THE RIGHT REV. ALFRED BARRY, D.D.

Formerly Bishop of Sydney, Metropolitan of New South Wales and Primate of Australia

CHURCH INFLUENCE IN GREATER BRITAIN

A Glimpse of London in the Twenties—Curious Conditions of Church Life—At Cambridge: Fourth among the Wranglers—An Eventful Future—Away to the Australian Colonies—Religion first conveyed to the Convicts—Attempt at Church Organisation in 1829—Church now completely organised—Colonial Federation in Ecclesiastical Matters long ago accomplished—Chinese Congregations—Colonial Church's Double Function: Care for English People and Missionary Expansion—Position of the Clergy

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CHAPTER IV

THE DEAN OF MANCHESTER

The Very Rev. Edward Craig Maclure, D.D.

A MODERN DIOCESE AMONG THE TEXTILE WORKERS

Bradlaugh's Testimonial—A Dean opposed to Party Spirit in Church Affairs—Prayer-Book or Comprehensive Churchman—Broad Views engender Criticism—Scion of a Well-Known Lancashire Family—The Brothers Maclure: One decides for the Ministry, the other for Commerce and Politics—Goes to Oxford with Scholarship—Rows for Brasenose, Head of the River—Ordained by Dr Pepys—At St Pancras, Curate to a subsequent Dean of Lichfield—Back in Lancashire—Leaves Burnley for Rochdale—Makes His Mark as an Educationist and Parish Priest—The Rewards: Appointed Hon. Canon, Rural Dean, Archdeacon and Dean, the Last Two within a Fortnight—A Curious Jumble: represented as Grandson of His Nephew and