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DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS.

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ELECTRIC LIGHT IN CHURCHES.

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ELECTRIC LIGHT IN CHURCHES. A further advance in the progress of the electric light in Chester was made on Sunday last, when, for the first time, the church of St. Paul's, Boughton, was lighted throughout by electricity. There are few places where the advantage of a pure illuminant is more apparent than in our churches and chapels; the con- dition of the atmosphere towards the close of a winter evening's service is certainly not conducive to the health of the congregation; the sudden change of temperature experienced when plunging from the over-heated atmosphere of the building into the cold of a bitter winter's night is probably answerable for a goodly number of our minor ailments, to say nothing of severer maladies. On every account we think that the Rev. J. EDWARDS and the churchwardens of St. Paul's are to be congratulated on having led the way in introducing the electric light into a place of worship in Chester. It is to be hoped that other churches will ere long follow suit, and in none would the change be more desirable than within the walls of our beautiful Cathedral, where so many of the architectural beauties are entirely hidden through insufficient lighting during the evening services. The present installation at Boughton Church con- sists of 64 26-candle powdr incandescent lamps, the lighting of the body of the church being reflected by six five-light electroliers. In the chancel are four polished brass brackets, which effectively illuminate both the pulpit and the choir seats. The work has been ably designed and carried out by Messrs. ROOPER and ROBINS, electrical engineers, of 3, Newgate-street, Chester, the same firm having recently installed the electric light in the Town Hall and the Public Market.

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POOR-LAW * CHILDREN.

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CHESTER CATHEDRAL.

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