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ARCHDEACON WYNNE JONES. WE all know the old French expression: The king is dead. Long live the king," and it may be that incur anxiety to fix upon a successor to the Archdeacon, who, happily, is still with us, though he has given his reins up to younger men, that we have not thought very much of the career of one who has worked actively, honestly, and courageously in our midst for 60 years. Wo think it will therefore not be out of place to bring before our readers & few facts connected with a life which has seen so many changes and lived through such dark days in our Church. Mr WYNNE JONES was ordained deacon in 1827 by Bishop MAJENDIE, and. priest the following year. His first curacy was Llechylched and Ceirchiog, what is now Bryngwran. There he worked hard for six years, building a National School on land given by his father for the pur- pose. From thence he went to Holyhead as curate-in. charge, during which time the Church steadily increased. It may be interesting to know that Mr WYNNE JONES was the first clergy- man in Anglesey to discard toe OlacK gown ana preach in a surplice. So interested was he in the sailors and shipping that he went by the name of the "Sailor Parson," and for more than 30 years he was treasurer of the Anglesey National Lifeboat Association. It must be re- membered that hard-working clergy were not, as they are now, the rule, but rather the exception, in those days. The Church had fallen very low down in Wales, and it was upon such men as Mr WYNNE JONES, who may possibly have brought with him some glow of the then new Oxford movement, for he was at the University with NEWMAN, and PUSEY, that the burden and heat of the day fell. Having started E mission room at Peurhos y Feilo, and having as many com. municants in the parish as he found attendants at Church at Holyhead, Mr WYNNE JONES in 1844 accepted the living of Heneglwys near Tre- watchmai, It should teach some of our youner clergy a lesson to know that, for 17 years of his work in the ministry, Mr WYNNE JONES' income did not ex- ceed R150a year 1 At Hen Eglwys he found the Church in great disrepair, and it was his (first effort to amend matters. Before the year 1846 a neat little church was the result. The new rector also improved the condition of Gwalchmai Church, and at his own expense, for many years, kept a schoolmaster to'teach the children of the parish. In 1863 Mr WnlNE JONES accepted the Archdeaconry of Bangor, in which office he has wom the love of most and the respect of all the clerrgy in his.oharge ndt at- taching himself to any special class of Church- men, but ready to help and advise all. It was his sad duty to hold several painful commissions on some of his clergy:; that he did it con- scientiously none Who know him will doubt; but that he did it kindly will be shown by the fact that one of them sent for the AXCHDEACON when he was dying, and that none have treated him with anything but respect. Tne ARCH- DEACON in 1867 wont to Bodedern, and in 1870 tbe church was reatored to what it now is-one of the prettiest iethe,idland. This year, as we know, feeling himself unequal to the work of his office as archdeacon, he has given it up to younger hands, carrying with him, we believe, the love and respect of all who know him, rich and poor, Churchmen and Nonconfotmist, tenant asd parishioner. The ARCHDEACON has contri- buted no books to the literary world, but if we mistake not, a lifeguch as his-upright, kindly, and:above all, humble-ought not to be withouj its value, giving -to the younger, clergy and to us all the example of a courteous Christian gentle- man, who has tried to do his-dsty where God has placed him.



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