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[We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] i

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Your issue of yesterday states that of the 603 deacons and priests ordained in the various dioceses of the Church of England, in England' at the Christmas ordinations, there were 162 graduates of Cambridge and 80 of Oxford. I have before me a carefully summarized statement of these ordinations, and find that while your figures 603 and 162 are correct, there were 198 graduates of Oxford ordained instead of the 80 you mention, During the year 1889, there were 1470 jnen (deacons 473) ordained of whom 003. were Oxford and Cambridge men, that is 60 per cent, and 1072, or upwards of 74 per cent, were graduates of some university. The report from which lam quoting goes on to say that "perhaps the most hopeful feature about our present results is the steadiness with whichthe educational level of our candidates is being maintained." I am, etc., E. A. Scott. The^Parsonage, Ashburton. [The figures quoted in the paragraph referred to were given on the authority of a contemporary. We are glad to receive * our correspondents correction.—JSd,

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ORDINATIONS IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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ORDINATIONS IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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