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also a parson, was refreshed by Mr. Christie's article. I

was brought up as an Anglo-Catholic, and I value sincerely all for which that party stands except its official attitude towards the reunion of Christendom. I find myself entirely in agreement with Mr. W. H. Murray-Walton about the "small, able and quite intransigent wing of the Anglo-Catholic party whose approach to the whole subject of unity is as rigid as that of any Roman." The really vukerable spot in the armour of this rigid group is to be found by challenging it to carry out what indeed is required from every Church that claims to be a true Christian Church, i.e., to be ready to join with all others in corporate' acts of penance for the sin of schism and all its effects, since all have a share in the guilt. My unfor- tunate experience up to date is that Anglo-Catholics are not prepared to do this, and so they stand exposed as Pharisees. Whom did Our Lord condemn more than such people ?

, What Church is big enough in this great hour of need and opportunity to take the initiative in this act of atonement ? Then, to quote again Mr. Murray-Walton, "the whole cause will move forward." The Church's call to the nations and to people outside her fold to repent will carry the much greater weight of example as well as precept.—Yours, &c.,

Great Sankey Vicarage, wear Warrington. PERCIVAL CARMAN.