Diocese of Sodor and Mann. Documents relating to the proposed amalgamation of that diocese with Carlisle in 1836, and with Liverpool in 1874

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Page 23 - Dominions ; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations.
Page 125 - The Lord bless you and keep you : the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you : the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace now and for evermore.
Page 124 - Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom, to preach the word ; to be instant in season, and out of season ; to reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering, and doctrine...
Page 13 - ... to consider also the state of the several cathedral and collegiate churches in England and Wales, with a view to the suggestion of such measures as may render them conducive to the efficiency of the Established Church, and to devise the best mode of providing for the cure of souls, with special reference to the residence of the clergy on their respective benefices...
Page 8 - Carlisle." Since these words stand the first in order, I must call your attention to an inconsistency in the Report, which they suggest. Speaking in your first Report of the proposed union of Bristol and Llandaff, you say, " If this plan be adopted, it cannot be denied that the interposition of the Bristol Channel between the two divisions of the Diocese will produce some inconvenience, and that the Bishop will be resident at a considerable distance from the greater part of his Diocese.
Page 16 - ... applied to the purpose of making additional provision for the cure of souls, in parishes where such assistance is most required, in such manner as shall be most conducive to the efficiency of the established church.
Page 8 - Those representations, I am informed, came from the people of Bristol and Llandaff, who laid before the Board the great inconveniences which would arise from the fact of the Bristol Channel dividing the proposed Diocese. To these representations you very reasonably yielded; yet a few lines only further on it is given as the opinion of the Board, that the Bishoprics of Man and Carlisle, between which intervenes not the estuary of a river, but a wide sea of a navigation confessedly the most difficult...
Page 10 - ... Bishop. But, with the Isle of Man, the case is far different. The Bishop of Carlisle is not called upon to receive under his care this most inconvenient appendage to his present large Diocese, because the people of that island are destitute of a spiritual overseer; but an independent Bishopric of 1,400 years' duration is to be swept from the English Church; an important and populous island is to be deprived of its own complete system of civil and ecclesiastical government, principally, as it...
Page 33 - To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland m Parliament assembled.
Page 50 - ... principle and dread the example. They affect not indeed to conceal tiiat the vicars are in straitened, in lamentably straitened, circumstances, from which they would gratefully accept honourable relief: but they disclaim any wish to accept temporal relief at the expense of spiritual loss.' Such were the sentiments of the clergy themselves with respect to the proposed mode of granting them an augmentation of income; but did there not exist the means of increasing their comforts without depriving...

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