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CHURCH PROGRESS IN WALES.-LLAN- BADARN FAWR. IThe following is taken from the National Church iov June. The information originally appeared in Aberystwyth Obsei vei-.] We are indebted to the Welsh Church newspaper Y Llan for May 15 for an interesting account of Church Progress in the parish of Llanbadarnfawr, in the diocese of St. David's. The church was founded by St. Padarn, who came to Britain from Armorica j in the year 524, and he was its first bishop. In the time of Henry VIII. the parish was robbed of all its endowments with the exception of X20 a year left to the vicar. For this small sum the vicar was to serve the parish church of Llanbadarn, and two chapels of ease, St. Michael's, Aberystwyth, and Ysbytty Cynfyn. From the time of Henry VIII. to the year 1830, Churchmen collected sufficient funds to give the Vicar of Llanbadarn X170 a year the Vicar of Aberystwyth £ 200; and the Vicar of Ysbytty Cynfyn £80. Thus the X20 left by Henry VIII. became £450. Within the last fifty years Churchmen have col- lected as follows towards building and restoring churches, and providing incomes for additional Clergy, not a penny being received from the State: —Re- storation of Llanbadarn Church, £7,000; vicarage, with land, .£2,400; vicar's income, £300 a year two curates, X-120 each. At Elerch, an out- lying mountainous district, new Church, .£2,100; vicarage, with land, .81,500 vicar's income, R200 a year. At Penrhyneoch, another outlying district, new Church, £2,000, At Bangor, another agricultural district, new Church and land, Æl,500 vicar's income, £150 a year; £1,000 in hand for vicarage. At Goginan, Chapel of Ease, £ 400; ^urate's stipend, £ 120 a year. In Clarach, new Mch (Llangorwen), £ 2,500; vicarage, £ 800 Cars income, £ 140 a year. At Ysbytty Cynfyn a Kew church built, and vicarage house secured; vicar's anconie is £ 150 a year. All these places are outlying Agricultural districts with small populations. At Aberystwyth, which is a small town, the following sums have been collected St Michael's Church. 42,500, St Mary's Church, £ 2,500 a new church now building, about £2,000; vicarage with land, about £ 2,500: vicar's income, X300 a year; two curates *p0 each. In addition to the above, the sum of £ 7,700 has been expended on Church day schools. Thus it appears that in the old parish of Llan- badarn Fawr the sum of £38,000 has been expended during the last fifty years in building and restoring churches; while the incomes of the Clergy have been augmented by the sum of £1,690 a year. Reckoning from the time of Henry VIII., the X20 a year left by bim has grown into £2,143. All this affords a striking proof of the wonderful vitality and energy of the Church in Wales, and of the gross injustice of the cruel designs of the Libera- tion Society.

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