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WIRRAL BOARD 7 OF GUARDIANS.…

HAWARDEN CHURCH. ——+

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HAWARDEN CHURCH. ——+ MEMORIALS AND IMPROVEMENTS. The adjourned Hawarden vestry meeting was held in the library at Hawarden Rectory, on Tues- day evening, the Rev. Stephen E. Gladstone (reotor) presiding. Messrs. Toller and John Wil- lox (churchwardens), and Messrs. Thomas Wright, Jarvis, Edw. Griffith (Sandycroft) and G. Shall- croft (sidesmen), all consented to continue in office, and were re-elected. The vestry discussed various improvements at the parish church. The Rector announced that the new window which is to be put in the main chancel, and will be given by Dean Wickham, of Lincoln, in memory of his marriage, had not yet been placed, owing chiefly to the very cold winds. It would be very unde- sirably he said, to break one of the main walls in the church while it was so cold. Mr. Douglas, of Chester, the architect, hoped to get the work done between Sunday and bunday, so as not to interfere with the Sunday services. It may be mentioned here that the window is to be designed by Mr. Holiday, a well-known London artist. The Rector also explained that the chapel, which is to be a memorial of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, is nearly finished. The groined roof is still in- complete, and the altar tomb, which is entrusted to Sir William Riohmond, will not be finished for some time. The Rector expressed the opinion that the chapel will be very beautiful, and a great addition to the church. It will be seen, and it will have its windows, which will admit light into both the chancel and the nave. It was considered that now the Shotton new church, which has cost over 27,000, is neany oompleted, it is desirable to turn their attention to several needed renova- tions at the parish church. The old lead in the roof of the Whitley chancel requires replacing by 6late; in two parts of the church the old vaults have caused considerable settlement, which will have to be built up; the floors of the church are in. some places trodden to pieces; the steps at the main entranoe are badly worn; a new lightning conductor is wanted, and the church would be better for a complete cleaning down. Some dis- cussion took place regarding the organ, and it was mentioned that Messrs. Young, of Man- chester, now have the instrument in hand. It was announced that Mr. Henry Gladstone had per- sonally given £ 5, and the trustees of the Hawarden estate £ 20, towardstre expenses up to last Easter. —A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Henry Gladstone and the trustees, on the motion of Mr. Wright.—On the motion of the Rector, cordial thanks were accorded to the churchwardens and sidesmen. A similar compliment was paid to the Reotor.

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