Stipends of Scottish Clergy.
MrE. T.,N. Spier, of Culdees, in the course of an address delivered the other Sunday. in the Edinburgh Episcopal church, stated that there was great inequality in the incomes of the Episcopal clergy in Scotland. To show the need for reform he quoted figures from the bluebook showing that in the diocese of Aberdeen there were clergymen with stipends of £21, £26, £44, £62, £65, and £85 respectively. In the neighboring diocese there were incomes of £30, £53, £72, £94; and £97. These were sums, he remarked, on whichit was not possible for a man to live. Seeing that the Scottish Episcopal Church includes in its membership most of the nobility and landed gentry, and many of the leading lawyers in Scotland, these figures are a disgrace to its supporters. The annual bluebook of the United Presbyterian Church, just published, gives the minimum stipend, of ministers in that denomination at £180.'* Yet the' labter is the church of the bourgeoisie and working classes. I
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Stipends of Scottish Clergy., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890
Stipends of Scottish Clergy. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890
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