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NEW RECTOR OF NEATH.

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NEW RECTOR OF NEATH. "FORTY-TWO YIIA'RS OF PRO- TESTJXITT GLOOM." DRASTIC CHANGES USGED IS THE "CHURCH TI-JAES." A writer in THE "Church Times," in dealing with the APPOINTMENT to the no .ng »» Neath, SAYS ;—The. value oi the consoLdateti berj> tices is return&d in the "Uandaii Diocesan Kaltudar" as only £ 2A'1 a year net, AND we understand that the retiring* rector INSISTS ou taking the pension ALLOWED him by law. although he cout:iiues to hold the archdeaconiy and 11 canonry of XJanA*ff. The Ghurcll Pastoral Aid Society at present gives a giant of £100 a. year to the parish. The new LECTOR has a difficult work before him, but there is every reason to believe that there IS a iarge body of loyal Cirurciipeopie ill the parish ready and willing to support liim, arid to welcome the changes in TEACHING and prac- tice that arc absolutely necessary. As » great many of the nominal Churcbpeopie ARE really Dissenters, there, v. ill be. no doubt, soiuo opposition to any CHANGES, but the opposition to CHANGES of the mildest possible description would be quite great as to more" sweeping ones, bud it will soon blow over if the new rector, as he doubtless will, com- bines tact with firmnescs and m¡¡.k.s it clear that he knows his own mind. Moreover, really drastic CHANGES will ensure much STRONGER support than more moderate ones, which would offend the quasi-Dissenting p«tity just as much without calling forth the enthu- siasm of the real Churchpeople. who are longing for better things after forty-two YEARS of Protestant gloom. It is cOlllllientlv anti- eipated that, at least, the necessary minimum changes to improve the conduct of the ser- vices will at once be made, and it, after twelve months of steady AND definite Catholic teaching, or even sooner, the new rector leveLs the services up to a Catholic standard, and starts altogether what he intends to go on with, it will undoubtedly p-ove in the end.^A far better policy than that of gradually advancing step by step, whjch invaxiab.V annoys people far more, as they do not know what is coming next, and results in A dis- turbance at every step. The other policy means tha.t the disturbance is got over at the start once and fo.r all, and people know exactly where they are. It will certainly be found" that the feeling in favour of great changes is much stronger in Neath tha» most people have imagined, and tjiat a. detinue Catholic policy, such as it, no doubt, about to be inaugurated, will have far more SUPPORT than has been sometimes believed. rhe feeling a.t the present state of affairs was evidenced last year, when. a.t a pubiic meet- mg, after a lecture on the Oxford Movement. one of the leading Church officials and most active laymen, certainly not suspected pre- viouslv of the smallest leaning even towards moderate High Churchism, openly declared that the Oxford Atovement was badly wanted in Nea.th. and since the resignation of the Archdeacon of Llandaff has been announced, an astonishing number of people, whom no- body would have suspected of advanced ten- dencies. have been expressing the hope that a. High Churchman would be appointed.

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