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stitute has put up a large concrete build- pects.” The prospects of rebuilding deing adequate for its much needed work. pend almost entirely upon the amount of It is the only completely destroyed help which comes from outside in the "plant" belonging to the Church which Rebuilding Fund. Parishes like the Adhas been restored completely. It is far vent and St. John's will for years to more adequate than before the fire. It come be unable to contribute any conrepresents the third period, that of per- siderable sum toward their own permamanent rebuilding, as Grace, St. Luke's nent building. The Advent has in fact and St. Peter's represent the second, and had heaped upon it a further debt of St. John's,
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Yet the rooms, post
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ishes is lib.r a r y
growing a n d forty
and pressbed - rooms.
ing — the which are
ings are overly occupied.
Per m a the chap
nent restorlain, the THE NEW SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE
ation is Rev. Frank
needed. Stone, and the trustees have raised over A division of the Rebuilding Fund $27,000 toward this building, it would has been agreed upon which will give not have been possible without advances each of the parish churches, except St. from the Rebuilding Fund—a conclusive Peter's, six thirty-thirds (R/33) of the evidence of the vital importance to the total amount collected; but it is imposChurch in San Francisco of outside help. sible as yet to forecast how much each It is only through outside help that it can depend upon. Two "cuts” have alcan meet immediately and strongly its ready been made. First the appeal of present problems.
the Commission in the East had to be “Work done" is in the San Francisco limited to sufficient for walls and roof of to-day inextricably mixed with “pros- alone, leaving for the future the fuller San Francisco Two Years after the Fire
nent G r a ce now as the fund
Church. Great has grown
interest has been slowly and the
aroused in the Church has felt
plans, which were not only the
among the last financia 1
works of the late stringency but a
Dr. George F. diminishing in
Bodley. Mr. terest in the San
Lewis F. Hobart, Francisco situa
his San Frantion, the esti
cisco collabormates will have
ator, is now ento be scaled down
gaged in the reall along the
vision and adapline; and the
tation to local churches built in
conditions. It is a style far below
not expected, that of the new
however, that San Francisco.
more than a beWe can only
ginning can be avoid that by
made in the near waiting and los
future. The ing our great op
building wil] portunity or by
proceed just as the Church at
far as funds are THE CHAPEL OF THE SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE, large remember
in hand. ing our need.
a re The cathedral, to be erected on the other prospects than those which concern beautiful site given by the Crocker rebuilding. The shifting population will family, will take the place of a perma- necessitate some slight rearrangement of
The young men of the seminaries could hardly find a more urgent call than San Francisco presents to-day.
We need money. The Church could hardly give to better advantage. We of the diocese pray that our bishop may feel the power of the whole Church behind him.
existing churches. It has already put a heavy demand upon the Church for new work. Toward the south the city grows rapidly. Four or five new points of work could be located at once if the men and money were in hand.
But these are poorer districts. The people of the wealthier parishes are burdened with the business of rebuilding. Nearly all are heavily in debt, they cannot help largely now. In every parish the congregations are growing, the work is being restored, the lost communicants are being found. Where so many records were lost it is no wonder that progress in the last respect is slow. Only 2,657 communicants are registered to-day as against over 4,000 before the fire. Many of those formerly registered in San Francisco are affiliated with parishes in the surrounding towns; and since on Easter there were more communions made in the city parishes than there are persons registered, it is obvious that the loss is more apparent than real.
The work of the diocese as a whole is vigorous and united. Hopefulness and confidence are the dominant notes everywhere. The heaviest burden is that of opportunities being lost. We need men.
Rev. W. M. M. Thomas.
BISHOP KINSOLVING AND HIS AMERICAN AND BRAZILIAN CLERGY
11. Right Rev. Lucien Lee Kinsolving, D.D.
12. Rev. J. G. Meem. 8. Rev. J. A. Coelho.
13. Rev. A. V. Cabral. 9. Rev. A. M. de Fraga.
14. Rev. A. J. L. Guimaraes. 10. Rev. W. Cabell Brown, D.D.