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The Archbishop of Canterbury gave his annual dinner on Wednesday week at Lambeth Palace to the stewards of the recent Festival of the Sons of the Clergy.

We are requested to state that the Bishop of London has discontinued his weekly attendances on Mondays at London House till further notice.

We are requested to state that the Dean of Westminster left London on Tuesday, and that communications respecting the Abbey should be addressed to the Canon in residence.

A layman has offered 1000 to the Southwest Bishopric Fund, through the Society for the Increase of the Home Episcopate, provided the whole endowment of the see is raised by Jan. 1, 1883.

The last service at the Temple Church previous to the Long Vacation will take place on Sunday next, after which the church will remain closed until Sunday, Oct. 1, when the services will be resumed.

The Bishop of Rochester on Thursday week laid the foundation-stone of the St. Andrew's Mission Church, Abbey-street, Bermondsey, in the presence of a large assemblage, including the clergy of the district.

The Church of St. John the Baptist, Alderham, near Watford, was on Thursday week reopened, after a costly and complete restoration, the entire expense of which has been borne by Mr. H. Hucks Gibbs. The sermon was preached by the Bishop of St. Albans.

Archdeacon Dunbar's appeal against the decision of Mr. Justice Chitty, revoking his right to conduct services in St. Andrew's Church, Tavistock-place, came before the Court of Appeal yesterday week. The Master of the Rolls said no one had a right to perform service in St. Andrew's Chapel without the license of the Bishop and the consent of the Vicar of the parish. Mr. Dunbar's performance of it in that place was illegal; and, there having been a breach of the covenant of the lease, the decision of Mr. Justice Chitty must be affirmed, and the appellant must pay the costs.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.147