CHURCH OF ENGLAND.
The Archbishop of Sydney on Sunday morning held an ordination for deacons in St. Andrew's Cathedral, in the afternoon administered the rite of confirmation at St. Philip's, Church-hill, on Monday afternoon presided at the monthly meeting of the committee of the Church Society, on Tuesday after- noon attended a meeting of the New Guinea Missionary Association held to welcome the Rev. Copland King, on furlough, in the evening pre- sided at the annual meoting of the Church Missionary Association held in the hall of the Y.M.C.A., on Thursday at noon presided at a meeting of the Church Property Trust, in the afternoon at a meeting of the council of The King's School, later at a meeting of the Cathedral Chapter, and yesterday morning left town on a visitation to the parish of S. Paul's, Lithgow.
The Bishop of Newcastle has recently visited the Hawkesbury district, administering the rite of con- firmation at St. Thomas', Upper Mangrove, and preached at St. Peter's, Lower Mangrove. The Bishop on Sunday morning last dedicated a memorial window in Holy Trinity, Merriwa, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bettington in memory of their son, James B. Bettington, and preached at both services.
The Bishop of Bathurst on Sunday morning held an ordination for deacons and priests at Rylstone. The Rev. H. B. Sealy Vidal preached the ordination
The Bishop of Goulburn is on visitation in the parish and district of Bombala.
The Archbishop has made the following appoint- ments :- The Rev. Alfred Yarnold (on the nomina- tion of the presentation board) to the rectory of St. John Baptist, Ashfield, in succession to Canon Corlette, deceased ; The Rev. Ronald John Cameron to the recory of St Paul's, Lithgow, vice the Rev.
David Laseron, resigned ; The Rev. William Jowers Cakebread, B.A., to the rectory of St. John's, Bal- main North, in succession to the Rev. W. A. Charlton, appointed to St. Barnabas', George-street West ; the Rev. Cuthbert Blacket, B.A., to the rectory of St. Luke's, Dapto, vice the Rev. James Stack, resigned ; the Rev. Joshua Hargrave to the rectory of St. Silas', Waterloo, vice the Rev. Henry Martin, resigned ; the Rev. David Laseron (on the nomination of Canon Taylor) to the curacy of St. Stephen's, Newtown ; the Rev. William Gregg O'Neill, Th.L. (on the nomination of Canon Boyce), to the curacy of St. Paul's, Cleveland-street ; the Rev. James Archer Cawdell (on the nomination of the Rev. F. C. Williams) to the curacy of St. Stephen's, Rookwood, and St. Philip's Auburn ; and the Rev. William Robertson Bowers (on the nomination of Archdeacon Langley) to work in the mission district
The Bishop of Bathurst (on the nomination of Archdeacon Campbell) has appointed the Rev. E. P. Lowe to the curacy of St. John Baptist, Mudgee.
The Rev. T. R. Regg, rector of St. Alban's, Mus- wellbrook, has been appointed a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle.
The service rendered by the mission societies to the Government in such countries as New Guinea in the matter of interpretation of native dialects is not al- ways realised. Since the New Guinea Mission has been working successfully in the district it supplies in the person of an English and Boianai speaking South Sea Islander an interpreter to the magistrate when- ever he visits these people.
During the week special Lenten services were held at St. James' Church, King-street. The week day services have been of an attractive nature. Holy Communion has been celebrated daily at 8 a.m. and 7 a.m. alternately, and, Saturdays excepted, short services were held daily from 1.25 to 1.50 p.m., and at 5 p.m., the preachers being the Rev. F. J. Albery, M.A., and the Rev. W. I. Carr-Smith.