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Another desideratum was, a really good and complete digest of all the Church Intelligence of the month. There is no publication which properly supplies this. The Ecclesiastical Gazette perhaps the best attempt of the kind, is so occupied by Documents, and by the Proceedings of two or three leading Societies, as to have no room for general and provincial intelligence. It is now, therefore, intended, to give, in about 20 or 30 pages of the Churchman's Review, monthly, a fuller and more perfect digest of the events of the month, especially relating to Church matters, than has yet been furnished by any existing publication.
By thus meeting the wishes of various classes of its supporters, the bulk of the CHURCHMAN's Review will be considerably increased : and as a necessary consequence, the price will be raised to eighteen-pence. It is the hope of the conductors that, profiting by the experience of the past year, they may be enabled to furnish such a publication as, when its intrinsic value is considered, will be generally admitted to be of worth equal to this charge.
The mere fact, also, of a Chronicle of Events being added, will account for the necessary change of the day of publication, from the first to the last day of each month. The events for January, 1842, it is obvious, can only be recorded when January is about to close.
They trust, too, that the present state and prospects of the Church will impress their friends with the necessity of zealously supporting such a publication as the Churchman's Review. Assuredly, it has scarcely ever been so needful “ earnestly to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints.” Few periods in the Church's history have been marked by perils so fearful or so imminent. Such a crisis demands the best efforts of every one who
may be able to contribute anything to the defence of the common cause; and it calls also for the sympathy and the earnest support of the Christian public, to be willingly afforded to such as may offer themselves in the Church's service. The Conductors of the CHURCHMAN'S REVIEW ask for that sympathy and that support. They need more general encouragement than they have yet received, and they cannot doubt that they shall obtain it. To all who rightly feel the momentous character of the contest which is now opening, they commend their undertaking, asking with confidence for their friendly aid in every way,—especially in the most effectual of all,-by which an effort of this kind can be supported and carried forward.
IT IS INTENDED TO PUBLISH,
ON JANUARY 31, 1842,
THE CHURCHMAN'S MONTHLY REVIEW
FOR JANUARY, 1842;
PRICE ls. 6d.
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