The Second Visitation Charge of George Ridding, D.D., Bishop of Southwell : To Which Are Added Some Considerations on the Holy Communion, Being Replies to Questions Asked in the Diocese in the Last Four Years (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Second Visitation Charge of George Ridding, D.D., Bishop of Southwell: To Which Are Added Some Considerations on the Holy Communion, Being Replies to Questions Asked in the Diocese in the Last Four Years The position of our Church Schools is our most perplexing problem. The Free Education Act has not as yet disturbed them. In Nottinghamshire no additional requirements hav been caused by it in 11 Deaneries; in Southwell Deanery 3 buildings are ordered, in Mansfield 2, in Gedling 3. And a great work is required at S. Mary's Nottingham. There are 34 Board Schools, besides those at Nottingham. In the country the Fee Grant has caused gain rather than loss, and previous recent reductions of Fees in Nottingham itself enabled almost every school to be freed without loss. It is different in Derbyshire. Fees have been higher, and in the large proportion of schools in most Deaneries some additional school charge is continued. In Derby alone the schools could not be freed at less loss than £1500 a year. In only two Deaneries are there no new requirements of buildings caused. Possibly the change of Inspector has raised the standard for Infant Schools. Twenty two schools have been built, or added now or enlarged, at an estimated cost of The village districts seem supplied and maintained. In the populous places great efforts have had to be made - Staveley and Heanor are the chief examples, the latter having no less than nine schools, three of them built quite lately, and two more ordered. Besides Derby, there are 28 Board Schools. A considerable number of schools are in continual struggles. On the whole, however, the prospect of our Church Schools' stable maintenance is generally quite satisfactory, and Ionly know of one instance where building requirements threaten the creation of a Board, viz., the hamlets of Heath, where the schools have hitherto held, under Canon Cottingham, a con spicuous place in our religious examinations. In several instances the very able organising visitor, whom the Diocese had for two years, was able to improve schools from danger to safety. It was to my very great regret that Mr. Cox could not be retained by the Diocese, as his very complete mastery of school business and methods was capable of assisting the most experienced managers and masters. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 03 May 2018
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