Open main menu

The Parochial System (Wilberforce, 1838)

THE


PAROCHIAL SYSTEM,


AN APPEAL


TO


ENGLISH CHURCHMEN.


BY

HENRY WILLIAM WILBERFORCE, M.A.

OF ORIEL COLLEGE, OXFORD,

CURATE OF BRANSGORE, HANTS.




Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord.—Haggai, i. 7, 8.

The God of Heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build.—Nehemiah ii. 20.




LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,

AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.


1838.



LONDON:
GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,
ST. JOHN'S-SQUARE.



TO

THE RIGHT REVEREND

CHARLES RICHARD,

LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,

ETC. ETC.


THESE PAGES

ARE MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

IN THE

CHEERFUL HOPE AND EARNEST PRAYER,

THAT HE MAY SEE THE FRUIT OF HIS LABOURS,

IN THE PROVISION

OF A CHURCH AND A PASTOR

FOR EVERY INHABITANT OF HIS DIOCESE.


ADVERTISEMENT.




The following Essay is that to which the premium of two hundred guineas, offered by the Committee of the "Christian Influence Society," was adjudged by the Rev. Dr. Dealtry, and the Rev. Professor Scholfield.


CONTENTS.

SECTION I.
page
The parochial system in theory and in practice 1

SECTION II.
Measures suggested for the restoration of the parochial system 26

SECTION III.
The measure of liberality and self-denial demanded by the principles of the Gospel 44

SECTION IV.
The duty of employing our influence and political privileges on behalf of the Church  108


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.