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S. H. Cooper, Esq.
H. Cartledge, Esq.
E. Challinor, Esq.
J. Challinor, Esq.
O. Daniel, Esq.
C. Dickinson, Esq.
H. C. Greenwood, Esq.
C. Haywood, Esq.
M. D. Hollins, Esq.
G. Jones, Esq.
W. Keary, Esq.
T. J. Keeling, Esq.

J. N. Langley, Esq.
0. Lodge, Esq.
C. Lynam, Esq.
O. B. May, Esq.
C. M. Osmond, Esq.
J. W. Philips, Esq.
E. J. Ridgway, Esq.
J. Samuda, Esq.
G. Skey, Esq.
W. Spooner, Esq.
G. Webber, Esq.

L. Wedgwood, Esg.
Rev. Sir L. T. Stamer, Bart., )
Rev. C. W. Bond,
Rev. J. T. Jeffcock,
Rev. R. Boughey,

Hon. Secretaries.
Herbert Minton, Esq.,
F. S. Bishop, Esq.,
H. T. Davenport, Esq.
Taylor Ashworth, Esq.

The Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, and Hon. Secretaries are ex-officio

Members of all Committees.

RULES OF PROCEEDING.

After the Papers and Addresses of the appointed Readers and Speakers, there will be free

and open debate under the following Regulations :(1.)—None but Members of the Church of England, or of Churches in communion with it, will be permitted to address the Congress, and no person will be permitted to speak twice on the same subject.

(2.)-All questions of Order of Proceedings will be in the discretion of the President, or presiding Chairman, whose decision will be final.

(3.)-Any Member desirous of addressing the Congress on the subject before the Meeting must give his card to the Secretary in attendance, and await the call of the Chairman.

(4.)–Every Speaker shall address the Chair only, and confine himself strictly to the subject under discussion.

(5.)-No question arising out of any Paper or Subject shall be put to the Vote.

Prayers and Humns to be used at the Meetings.

PRAYERS.

same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve Thee; through our

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. AMEN. (At each Meeting of the Congress.)

Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee, that LET US PRAY.

the course of this world may be so peaceLord, have mercy upon us.

ably ordered by Thy governance, that Thy Lord, have mercy upon us.

Church may joyfully serve Thee in all Christ, have mercy upon us.

godly quietness; through Jesus Christ Christ, have mercy upon us.

our Lord. AMEN. Lord, have mercy upon us.

Almighty God, the Giver of all good Lord, have mercy upon us.

gifts, vouchsafe Thy blessing to the Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed Church Congress at this time here asbe Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy sembled. Guide and govern the minds of will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. its members, so that all things may be Give us this day our daily bread. And for- ordered for the increase of its usefulness, give us our trespasses, as we forgive them and for the edification of Thy Church that trespass against us. And lead us not Give a large measure of Thy Holy Spirit into temptation : but deliver us from evil : to those who are called to take a part for Thine is the kingdom, the power, and in its discussions ; to Thy servant the prethe glory, for ever and ever. AMEN. siding Bishop, and to all the Clergy and

Laity who are met together under him. Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be Control all unruly wills and affections, open, all desires known, and from whom

and take away from us whatever may hinno secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of der us from godly union and concord. O our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Lord, may Thy grace prevent and follow Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, us in all we undertake for Theo : and and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name; make us continually to bring forth the through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

fruit of good works, that by Thee we may Almighty and everlasting God, by whose

be plenteously rewarded, through Jesus

Christ our Lord. AMEN. Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified ; receive our sup- The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and plications and prayers which we offer be. the love of God, and the fellowship of the fore Thee for all estates of men in Thy Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Holy Church, that every member of the AM EN.

HYMNS. 1. The Comforter, Which is the Holy

Ghost."
COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart :
Thy blessed unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light
The dulness of our blinded sight:
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of Thy grace :
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where Thou art Guide no ill can come.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee, of Both, to be but One;
That through the ages all along
This may be our endless song,

Praise to Thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

When comes the promised time

That war shall be no more, And lust, oppression, crime,

Shall flee Thy face before? We pray Thee, Lord, arise,

And come in Thy great might; Revive our longing eyes,

Which languish for Thy sight. Men scorn Thy sacred Name,

And wolves devour Thy fold; By many deeds of shame

We learn that love grows cold. O'er heathen lands afar

Thick darkness broodeth yet : Arise, O morning star,

Arise, and never set. Amen.

2. “And now abideth faith, hope, charity,

these three; but the greatest of these is
charity."
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost,
Taught by Thee, we covet most,
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost,

Holy, heavenly Love.
Love is kind and suffers long,
Love is meek, and thinks no wrong,
Love than death itself more strong,

Therefore give us Love.
Prophecy will fade away,
Melting in the light of day;
Love will ever with us stay ;

Therefore give us Love.
Faith will vanish into sight;
Hope be emptied in delight;
Love in heaven will shine more bright;

Therefore give us Love.
Faith and Hope and Love we see
Joining hand in hand agree ;
But the greatest of the three,

And the best, is Love.
From the overshadowing
Of Thy gold and silver wing
Shed on us, who to Thee sing,

Holy, heavenly Love. Amen.

4. “One hope of our calling." Through the night of doubt and sorrow

Onward goes the pilgrim band, Singing songs of expectation, Marching

to the Promised Land. Clear before us through the darkness

Gleams and burns the guiding Light; Brother clasps the hand of brother,

Stepping fearless through the night. One the Light of God's own Presence

O'er His ransomed people shed, Chasing far the gloom and terror,

Brightening all the path we tread : One the object of our journey,

One the faith which never tires, One the earnest looking forward,

One the hope our God inspires : One the strain that lips of thousands

Lift as from the heart of one ; One the conflict, one the peril,

One the march in God begun :
One the gladness of rejoicing

On the far eternal shore,
Where the One Almighty Father }

Reigns in love for evermore.
Onward therefore, pilgrim brothers,

Onward with the Cross our aid ! Bear its shame, and fight its battle,

Till we rest beneath its shade. Soon shall come the great awaking,

Soon the rending of the tomb; Then the scattering of all shadows,

And the end of toil and gloom. Amep,

3. Thy kingdom come.Thy kingdom come, O God;

Thy rule, O Christ, begin ; Break with Thine iron rod

The tyrannies of sin. Where is Thy reign of peace,

And purity, and love? When shall all hatred cease,

As in the realms above?

5. That Rock was Christ." Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and power.

Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!
O that we discerning
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee. Amen.

Not the labours of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply

to Thy Cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the Fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar through tracts unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne;
Rock of Ages, cleft for

me,
Let me hide myself in Thee. Amen.

6. “Thy Word is a lantern unto my feet,

and a light unto my path."
Lord, Thy Word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.
When our foes are near us,
Then Thy Word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.
When the storms are o'er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.
Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By Thy Word imparted
To the simple-hearted;
Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;

7. "When they saw the star, they rejoiced

with exceeding great joy.
As with gladness men of old,
Did the guiding star behold,
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright;
So, most gracious Lord, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.
As with joyful steps they sped,
Saviour, to Thy lowly bed,
There to bend the knee before
Thee Whom heaven and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek the mercy-seat.
As they offered gifts most rare
At Thy cradle rude and bare;
So may we with holy joy,
Pure and free from sin's alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee our heavenly King.
Holy Jesus, every day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.
In the heavenly country bright
Need they no created light;
Thou its Light, its Joy, its 'Crown,
Thou its Sun which goes not down-
There for ever may we sing
Alleluias to our King. Amen.

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1875.—Church Services during the Four Days, October 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.

STOKE PARISH CHURCH.—7.30 a.m., Holy Communion ; 9.15 a.m., Morning Prayer; 6.15 p.m., Evening Prayer.

SHELTON, ST MARK'S.–6 and 7.15 a.m., Holy Communion ; 6 p.m., Evensong.
HANLEY, ST JOHN's.—7.30 a.m., Holy Communion.
NORTHWOOD.—7.30 a.m., Holy Communion.

LONGTON, ST JAMES:-8 a.m., Holy Communion on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday.

DRESDEN.-7 a.m., Holy Communion; 9 a.m., Morning Prayer.
FENTON.—8 am., Morning Prayer.
HARTSHILL.-8 a.m., Holy Communion on Tuesday: other days Morning Prayer.
BURSLEM, HOLY TRINITY (SNEYD).-6.45 and 7.45 a.m., Holy Communion.
WOLSTANTON.—7.15 a.m., Holy Communion.
LEEK, ST LUKE's.—7.45 a.m., Morning Prayer.
RUGELEY.—7.30 a.m., Holy Communion.
STAFFORD.—7.30 a.m., Holy Communion.

UTTOXETER.-8.30a.m., Morning Prayer.
On Saturday, October 9th, there was a special Service in Lichfield Cathedral at 10.30

a.m.; Preacher :-THE VERY Rev. E. BICKERSTETH, D.D., Dean of Lichfield and Prolocutor.

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