RELIGIOUS. To board of nominators for St. James' Church, King-street, Sydney, met on Wednesday to select a successor in the incumbency to the Rev. Henry Lati- mer Jackson, who resigned some months ago on accepting a cure in the Ely diocese, Huntingdon (Eng.). The choice fell upon. the Rev. F. J. Alberry. Mr. Alberry was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and Cud- desdon Theological College. He took deacon's orders in 1891, and was ordained to the priesthood in the fol- lowing year. About 18 months ago he came to Sydney, and was . appointed curate of St. James', and acted as the Rev. H. L. Jackson's locum tenens for some time. The living of St. James' is worth £700 a year, with parsonage. The Primate has accepted the presentation of the Rev. Gerard Trown to the vacant incumbency of Christ Church, St. Lawrence. Mr. Trownis of Keble College, Oxford. He was ordained deacon, in 1888, priest in 1889 For:two years he was a curate at St. Albans the Martyr, Birming ham, under the Rev, Mr, Pollock, and is now resigninig his ouracy at St. Mary's, Redcliffe, Bristol. It is ex pected that Mr. Trown will start from England shortly. Bishop Torreggiani, who has re cently been travelling extensively thrdugi his diocese, passed through Armidal on Thursday on a pastoral visitatioh to Barraba, Bingara, Warin aida, and Yetman and the several other places in which his people are located in those districts The Revs. R. Smee (Cobar), J. J. Wilson (Canowindra), and F. J. Harris (Mudgee) were last Sunday 'advanced to the order of priesthood by Bishop Camidge. The Rev. 'J. Smith, Church of Eng land clergyman, preached his farewell sermon at Casino last Sunday, and left for Bundarra, near Inverell, after a stay at Casino of nine years. His successor is the Rev. F. Morrish, from Bundarra. Father O'Brien, of the Redemp torists' order, Waratah, on Tuesday closed a successful four days' mission at St. Joseph's Church, Cassilis. Dr. J. R. Harmer, who was recently appointed Bishop of Adelaide, is ex pected to arrive at the end of the pre sent, or the beginning of next, month. Rev. W. H. Fitchett, of Melbourne, min response to an invitation from the Methodist Federal Council, will visit Q·ueeneland in -the first week in July in the interests of Methodist Union. "Rev. 'T. Leitch, of Windsor-road, Brisbane, has been ipresented with a horse, buggy, saddle, and bridle from members of his congregation. 'Lord Bennett, son of the Earl of 'Tankervile, is conducting evangelistic services in the north of Enigland. The Christian Endeavour Society in connection with the North Melbourne Church proposes to maintain a native missionary on one of the Pacific Islands. The income of the Wesleyan Mis sionary Society in England for the last year twas £5000 in advance of that for 1893. Rev. 'J. H. Lawrie, of the New Hebrides, is proceeding to Scotland. R'ev. E. Harris has been heartily welcomed at the Baptist Tabernacle, Launceston. The Rev. F. B. Boyce, of St. Paul's, Redfern, and the Rev. W. H.H. Yar rington, of St. Mary's, West Mait-. land, have exchanged duty for the .month of June. Rev. Thomias Cook will hold one more service in Victoria before leaving :for Ceylon. On August 14th he will speak in Wesley Church, Melbourne, on "'My Mission Tour in South Africa." Lord Rosebery has made a break in the steady rise of High Church clergy, favoured by Mr. Gladstone and Lord Salisbury. He has promoted Broad churchmen also, even some specially obnoxious to other parties in the Es tablishment. Dr. Farrar has well earned the literary repose he will have as Dean of Canterbury. "It is commonly asserted, says the Famnly Caurohman, that the endow ments of the Church of England have tended to restrain voluntary efforts, but suclh a conclusion can hardly be drawn from the fact that a sum of over five millions and a half (£5,591,141) was contributed last year in purely voluntary offerings for various purposes directly connected with the work of the church. Last Sunday afternoon the pretty little church attached to the Ursuline Convent, Armidale, was crowded by persons, to witness the ceremony of formally receiving Miss M. Ryan, of Salisbury, into the Convent as a lay sister. The service was effectively rendered by Bishop Torregianni. A baptismal service in connection with the 'Molong branch of the Christian Army was held on the banks of 'Molong Creek during the week, *lien' a you~g lady was dipped ac coiding to the teaching of the Baptist faith. The ceremony was an unusual one, and was witnessed by 300 people. Thoe Rev. Tapley Short, from Mildura, has been inducted to the incinmbency of St. Paul's Ohurch, Ballarat East.