Lee, James Prince, 1804-1869 (Bishop of Manchester)
- Existence: 1804 - 1869
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Bishop has made clear, Bill has been drawn up with his knowledge and sanction; it affects rights and privileges which Chapter is bound to maintain; asks Bishop to reveal provisions of intended Bill
Churchwardens of Parish of Manchester consulted him about provisions of Manchester Parish Division Bill, to be introduced into Parliament; he had interviews with Lord John Russell and Sir George Grey, communicated his views; he cannot accede to some propositions in Bill; no definite plan agreed; he would be pleased to meet Chapter on the issue, hear suggestions on increasing 'effectiveness of the Cathedral and Parish Church'
Approves of expenditure on repairs to Manchester Cathedral, as shown in accounts presented by Chapter to Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1856; approves spending on erecting an episcopal throne, Caen stone screen, and new bell in St Mary's, Manchester
Condition of his eye prevents him preaching, except extepore at confirmations
Churchwardens as members of Manchester Church Reform Association have announced intention to petition Parliament to divide parish and re-allocate revenues of Chapter; the Bishop has consulted churchwardens: what do they have in mind?
Manchester Parish Division Bill is before House of Lords; Chapter's objection to clauses in original Bill: most were allowed; objections to clauses remaining; otherwise the Chapter accepts Bill
Printed letter, Richard Greswell to James Prince Lee, Bishop of Manchester, and reply, 5 Oct. 1849-12 Feb. 1850
On attempt to supply spiritual needs of Denton and Haughton near Manchester; Greswell was promised assistance of Committee of Manchester and Eccles Church Building Society; takes opportunity of a new Bishop to renew appeal./Formation of a Diocesan Church Building Society, a good time to see about completion of Denton Church; commends project for completion and makes a small contribution