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Death of the Rev. W. S. Calverlcy, Aspatria. The West Cumberland of September 21th, says --on Wednesday afternoon the Rev W S Calverley peacefully passed away at East Lodge, Hayborough, Dearham. Having bcon in poor health for aome time he came to Dearham about a fortnight ago, thinking a change would be bel\( fidal. There was some improvement, and Dr. Little thought that he had got a change for the better. tiowever, the improvement was only temporary. For a week before hilS death Mr Calverley spoke little, but he appeared to he congcious. It seems rather strarge that his end should come in the parish where he was first curate and for which he laboured so abundantly Much sorrow was felt in the parish when it became known that the former vicar had crossed the bar. Mr Calverlcy was a natire of the neighbourhood of Leeds, and completed his education at Oxford University, though he did not stay long enough to obtain his degree. He was ordained deacon at Carlisle, in 1872, by Bishop Goodwin, and was appointed curate of Eskdale parish, South Cumberland. In the following year, when he took priest's orders, he removed to Marypoit, where he also served as curate. His stay there, however, was short. Iu July, 1875, Mr Calv-rley was appointed curate of l esrham, and on the death of the Rev James Currie, he was instituted vicar of the parish, on June 13th, 1877, where he laboured faithfully and diligently. It was hiough his efforts thar. an addition vag made to the churchyard of Deaiham in 1878. A greater work was that of the restoration and enlargement of the chuith, in 1883 No more necessary work could have been carried out, and it was accomplished at a cost, includmg grants, of about £ 1,700. lie also saw the need of a new church for Ellenborough and Ewanrigg, and got together a committee, who took steps to secute that end. Mr Calverley had the happiness to see the foundation stone of that church laid tefore he left Deatham, but it was not until August, 1886, that the church was opened. On the retirement of the Rev T \V Powell, Mr Calverley was appointed to Aspatria in 1835, in which year he was succeeded at Dearham by the present ii-ar. One important feature of Mr I Calve: ley's pastorate at Aspatria was the acquisition of a piagniticeiu peal of bells for the church, which was mainly due to his untiring efforts. He was an able scholar, and eirned a wide reputation as a learned antiquary. He led the way in the elucidation of the meaning of the famous Cross at Goefort, of which a replica was set up at Aspatria. His service in exploring the Roman fort at Ilardknotfc, and as ono of the committee of experts wIn superintended the excavation of the Ronian wall was aleO of the utmost value. He took a keen interest in the affairs of Aapatiia, he having for many years occupied flSt at on the Local Board, and afterwards on the Urban District Council. Deeply interested in education he had a seat at the Aspatria and Biayton School Board He was very popular in Aspatria, where his death causes great regret, arid deep I sympathy is being extended towards Mrs Calverley in her sad ben a vernor. t. The arrangements for the funeral have been cariicd out by Mr T Ivinson, Dearham. The coffin is of plain oak with an old fashioned cross in wood the length of the lid. The remains were conveyed to Aspatria kst Friday night, where they wIll ret in the Church until to-(-I,y (Siturday). The funeral is lixed for huH-r-as^ two 0 Aspatria is the gift of the Bishop, and is stated in the Diocesan Calendar to be of he net u.!ue of £ 390 per annum.. Speaking last Friday nlght, before the hymn before sermon, the Vicar of Deaiiiam (liyr T W Melrose) said that the h^rvesr. festival tins year, the fourteenth in he had ttkon part in that Church, was ii-ingled mill,. a touch of sadness, ft, r they could not but feel that ore had gone from them who had laboured long in the parish, who was beloved by Jts people iv- <1 who hrve always shown a deep ar.d aliectiouato interest in its work. Mr Calverley h<id done a r.ohle work in Deailum in his time, a work which would under God have its reward. V* ithin the pest fortnight he had written to Mr Calverley asking him to preach at the harvest festival, or to take any 1ht (Itl,v one of 1 be ecrviOP! The reply was '• 1 osI v w> I coui .i." Th>.? would—a!! o' re meaib.••?« Mr Cal'-eriev to i deut-'t f personal loss. Truly it ii) I t be said of hiuj, dl had been engraven in Latin, in testimony of the work of a Vicar of De?rba;a in olden times He hath deLe what he could." The hymn, Peace, peifect, peace," was eiiug and io his opening volu.itsry Mt Glaistc-r ga--c a beautiful rendering of 0 reirt in the Lord." The Rev W S CaHoilay, vhoss de&ih^ :e o it'iiingly let "rr.-d t > by the H out CuMocrtathl limes", is the only brother of ;,l¡S Sarah Ann Thomas', wife of Mr John Thomas, Ctisst; liiii Outage, Carmarthen, with whom much sympathy is felt in her bereavement.

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