A Handbook of the Church of Scotland by James RankinA Handbook of the Church of Scotland by James Rankin

A Handbook of the Church of Scotland

byJames Rankin

Paperback | May 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ... The Scheme originated in 1828. For some years after the Secession of 1843, there was no necessity for new places of worship, but simply to attend to those that were in an enfeebled condition. Gradually, as these got into order and were endowed, and the Church generally began to rally and population to increase, and especially to settle in new localities in connection with mines and manufactures and health-resorts, a wider sphere opened before the Committee, which the zeal and liberality of the members of the Church enabled it to face. A good index of Home Mission vitality and progress is afforded by noting the state of the revenue decennially:--1843, £2289 0 0 1853, 4300 0 0 1863 4765 0 0 1873 9509 0 0 1883, 10,480 0 0 Of late years an important element of the Scheme is a system of grants toward the erection of Dew chapels, in many cases at the rate of 15s. per sitting. In 1876 alone a special sum of £15,247 was thus voted toward erection or enlargement of 33 churches, to cost over £95,000, and to contain 21,638 sittings. For the six years ending in December 1883 the sum 116 MISSION CHURCHES. 115 of £31,973 was similarly voted to 81 churches with 44,768 sittings, at a total cost of £290,122. Every year chapels are passing by endowment out of the charge of this Committee, while others start into existence to occupy their place. All along it has been a special aim to plant new stations in overgrown parishes, and in the more destitute and degraded districts of large towns; for with a Church claiming to be national, and having a history to maintain and anticipate, it is more to the purpose to meet pressing spiritual wants than to search for sunny spots in suburbs where a new church may prove a profitable mercantile speculation. Thus 64...
Title:A Handbook of the Church of ScotlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217670490

ISBN - 13:9780217670494