25 JANUARY 1935, Page 21


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—May a Northern Churchman expostulate with Janus for the assumption that there is only one Convocation of the Church, and that Canterbury ? He shares this prejudice with many of your profession who usually ignore—or nearly so—the proceeclings of the Convocation of York. We who take part in them—biassed in our own favour no doubt—like to think that what we concede to Canterbury in weight of numbers we more than make up in good sense and breadth

[Janus writes : I think I have a reasonably good defence for not writing specifically " Convocation of Canterbury," for there is only one Convocation in which the Bishop of Gloucester and the Dean of Chichester, both of whom I mentioned, could sit.]