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The Life of the Right REV. Thomas Fanshaw Middleton

The Life of the Right REV. Thomas Fanshaw Middleton
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Pages:114
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  • Dimensions (in):0.2 x 7.3 x 9.5
  • Publication Date:October 24, 2012
  • ISBN:1236192230
  • EAN:9781236192233
  • ASIN:1236192230
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...excited by the 1816 formation of the Bombay Society, and assuring its members that every assistance, which the National Society could contribute towards the success of its exertions, would be most cheerfully afforded. On the 7th of July the Bishop consecrated the church, which was dedicated to St. Thomas, in honour of the blessed Apostle, who is believed to have made the East the scene of his labours and sufferings in the cause of the Gospel. The sermon was preached by Archdeacon Barnes. The history of this edifice is somewhat remarkable. The town and island of Bombay originally belonged to the Portuguese, and was by them made over to the English crown, in 1662, as a portion of the dowry of Catherine of Portugal, the wife of Charles II. In the year 1714, the Rev. Richard Cobbe, A.M. was appointed, by the East India. Company, chaplain to this settlement; and having "considered," he says, in an appendix printed with his sermon, "the inconvenience, and unsuitableness withal, of performing our public devotions in so private a manner as we did in this fort, having only two upper rooms beat into one, which served us for a chapel, and being locked up in the castle during divine Chap. service, I ventured to propose the building of a church for God's honour and service, 816. according to the use of the Church of England; that all the island might see we had some religion among us, and that the heathens might in time be brought over as converts to our profession." He accordingly recommended this good work in public sermon, and by his zeal and influence at length succeeded in obtaining contributions to the amount of 5,000/. towards which the East India Company subscribed 1,000.; and with this sum, a plain, spacious, and...

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