‘Profound Impression’

An outstanding Mission was held recently in the Queen’s University of Belfast under the leadership of Canon Bryan Green, Rector of Birmingham Parish Church.

Canon Green’s evening lectures at-traded audiences of over 1,000 and made a profound impression on many students.

Young People’s Conventions have been held in three of Ireland’s four principal cities—Belfast and Londonderry in the North and Dublin in the South. The movement began nearly 30 years ago as a result of the religious quickening in Ulster.

Underpaid Clergymen

Many British clergymen cannot buy new clothes for their families or provide them with enough food.

The Poor Clergy Relief Corporation, a Church of England organization, reports that 6,763 of the 11,387 Anglican Clergymen in Britain get less than $1,820 a year. Only 401 have salaries above $2,800.

From these salaries they must meet such personal expenses as telephone calls and bus fares to visit parishioners. Some even have to pay rent.

One minister said he had been unable to buy his wife a winter coat for 12 years. Another said his teen-age boys had gone without coats since they were little more than babies. A third said “our children are not adequately fed and often rise from the table actually hungry.”

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