5 APRIL 1873, Page 3

The Church Association have had a grave conference on what

ought to be done to check the growth of sacerdotalisin in the Church of England, and have decided apparently not to begin wholesale litigation and not to leave the Ritualists un- threatened, but to raise a large guarantee fund, get good legal advice, and help aggrieved parishioners wherever the state of the ecclesiastical law promises a good result. In other words, a steady and harassing system of skirinishing is to be carried on against the High Church. They are to be struck now here, now there, by an enemy that operates from a centre on a widely distributed force. Perhaps for its purpose the Church Association could not do better, but the Church itself naight. The true remedy is to put more power into the hands of parishioners :--only that might be used on either side of the question.