4 MAY 1895, Page 25

The Church in these Islands Before Augustine. By the Rev.

Canon Browne. (S. P.C.K.) —Canon Browne publishes in this volume three lectures delivered at St. Paul's in the early part of last year. In the first he treats of Queen Bertha and Bishop Luithart, her chaplain, as also of the early traditions of Glaston- bury, &c. The second is given to the Romano-British Church, the existence of which the lecturer traces down as far as 580, when Theonus, Bishop of London, is said to have migrated to Wales with his clergy. But he does this with reserve. The third lecture treats of the Celtic Churches. Students of Church history will find Canon Browne's little book worth reading.