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patronage of trustees, as before stated, but has no endownent attached to it : the support
of the minister, and defraying of all repairs and incidental expenses, rests solely on the
seatholders. The present incmnbent has four public services every Lord's day : com-
mencing at nine o'clock in the morning, for the convenience of the military, in the
barracks contigious to St. James's ; with congregational services at eleven, afternoon
at three ; and evenuig at half-past six.

St. John Baptist's Chapel, Deritend, was founded and endowed with lands to
the value of .£6. 13s. 4d., to support a priest. Hemy VIII, in 1537, seized the property
as Chantry lands, then valued at ^£13. Is. 7d. ; but it is supposed they were afterwards
returned. In the windows of this ancient chapel were the arms of Lord Diadley, and
Dudley impaling Barclay, both knights of the garter, and a whole figure of Walter
Arden, Esq. The ancient building ha\-ing fallen to decay, the present .structiu-e, which
is a commodious place of worship, was erected in 1735. In 1762, a square tower was
added at the west end, in which, in 1777, a clock and eight bells were placed. The
chapel will accommodate 700 persons, and is a chapelry to the parish of Aston. The
living is a perpetual curacy, rated at .£319, in the patronage of the inhabitants, and
incimibency of the Rev. William B. Smith, M. A.

Holy Trinity Chapel, head of Bradford Street, Bordesley, is a beautiful Gothic
stmcture, faced with stone, built from the design of Godwin, of London. The noble,
arch which forms the entrance, constitutes its finest feature. It contains nave, chancel.



8 HISTORY OF BIRMINGH.4M.

side aisles, and galleries ; cost j£? 14,235, and was consecrated January 23rd, 1S23. The
church contains a fine organ, and a beautiful altar piece, painted by Fogge, representing
Christ healing the sick at the pool of Bethesda. The nave and galleries are free ; linng,
a perpetual curacy, rated at ^300 ; patron, the vicar of Aston. Rev. Joseph Oldknow,
i\I. A., incumbent, for whom a neat parsonage has been erected adjoining the church.

Church of the Saviour, Edward Street, Birmingham parish, is an elegant brick
edifice, with a massive cemented front, in the Corinthian order; the entrance is a fine
ornamented arch, supported by two enriched [columns. The church was opened
August 8th, 1847 ; will seat 1,500 persons ; 500 of the sittings are free. In a niche at
the upper end of the church, supported by two beautiful Corinthian columns, is a fine
organ, which is accompanied by a first-rate choir ; in front of which stands the pulpit,
entered on either side by a flight of steps ; from the reading board is suspended an
elegant i)iece of drapery, of crimson velvet, on which is a beatifully enriched emblem
of the cross, in ornamental needle-work; on either side the rostnun stands a marble
tablet, on which is engraved the commandments laid down by Christ, " Thou shalt love
the Lord thy God,"



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