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CHAPTER XIV

THE REV. HARRY WILSON, M.A.

Vicar of St Augustine’s, Stepney, E.

AMONG THE EAST END SLUMS

Bishop of London and Rev. Harry Wilson in the Work—Mid-Century Attitude towards the East End—A Pluralist in Oxfordshire—Petitions Bishop Walsham How for Work among the Masses—Exchange of Livings—Financial Difficulties to start with—Callousness and Indifference of East Enders—Lack of Housing Accommodation a Big Social Evil—Small Incomes and Improvidence—Rescue Work among the Hooligans—Gangs, turned into Social and Football Clubs, win Moral Victories—Novel Use of German Band : Paves the Way for the Preacher in the Slums—Unique Working Class Congregation—A Good Story: Cheap Beer expected through the School Board—Curing Drunkenness, especially among Women—Encouraging Providence and Thrift—Penny Banks and Sharing Clubs—The “Red House”: “A Good Pull-up for Bishops”—“Blue House” for Women in Contemplation

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CHAPTER XV

THE REV. JOHN COX EDGHILL, D.D.

Ex-Chaplain-General to the Forces

THE CHURCH IN THE ARMY

Canon Liddon's Opinion of the Chaplain-General—Bill in Parliament to confer on Chaplain-General Powers of Bishop—Dr Edghill and His Career—With the Troops at Aldershot—At Chatham—At Nova Scotia—A Spiritual Force in Canada—Unanimously elected Bishop of Nova Scotia; but resolves to stand by the Army—At Dover and Gibraltar—Back again at Aldershot—At Portsmouth—Abilities recognised by Bishop Harold Browne—Chaplain-General on the Nomination of the Duke of Devonshire—Chaplains in the Time of Marlborough—Lord Melbourne invites Mr Gleig to form Army Chaplains' Department after Peninsular War—Large Number of Chaplains appointed during Crimean War—Status and Pay of Chaplains—Class for Men who join the Army—Work among Soldiers' Wives and Children—Need of Lay Agents and Lady Workers—General Officers most helpful in seconding Endeavours for Good of Soldiers—Evils of the Barrack-Room—Lord Roberts and Temperance in the Army—Chaplains on the Battlefield

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