ST. JOHN'S, ASHFIELD.
Last night a large congregation assembled at St. John's Church of England, Ashfield, for a dedica- tion service in connection with a memorial tower and peal of eight bells erected in memory of the late Canon Corlette. The Archbishop presided, and amongst the clergy present were:- Canon Pain, the Revs. A. Yarnold (rector), G. Styles, F. Elder, R. W. P, Montgomery, and H. Saumarez Smith. The movement in the parish which resulted in the erection of the tower and bells was commenecd by the Me
lancsian boys associated with the parish. One of these boys, named David Marguay, who was held in much esteem, when he was dying bequeathed a sum of money for the purchase of a bell for the church. The liberality of the bequest found prompt reflex in the parish, and a substantial sum was speedily raised to complete the church tower and place the Marguay and other bells in position. The late rector had taken much interest in the scheme, and to mark ap preciation of him it was decided to name the tower
and bells after him.
The service was of a joyful character, and appro- priate music was rendered by a large choir. Mr Albert Fisher presided at the organ. The anthems "How Lovely are Thy Dwellings Fair" (Spohr) and "I Was Glad," by Sir George Elvey, were rendered with the evening chants set to music by C. W. Lloyd. The Psalms were those appointed for All Saints'