THE BROAD-CHURCH PARTY IN THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."]
SIR,—I hope that in losing the late Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, we of the Episcopal Church in Scotland have not lost our only Broad-Church bishop. I see you suggest as much in your able and appreciative notice of good Dr. Ewing, but surely you have forgotten, or are unaware, that we possess two Bishops who are decidedly not narrow in the ecclesiastical sense of the word, in the persons of the Bishop Cotterill of Edinburgh and Bishop Wordsworth of St. Andrew's ? It is true that these are the only two remaining to us, now that the Bishop of Argyll has departed, and the recent death of Dean Ramsay was a great blow to the " Broad" party in our otherwise prosperous communion. Still, for a religious body which has the reputation of being very narrow indeed, and which is so unfortunate as to include the Bishop of Glasgow among its diocesans, the Episcopal Church of Scotland is, I believe, proportionately broader in its tendencies than the Church of England ; certainly broader in its tendencies than the Episcopal Church of Ireland.—I am, Sir, &c., A SCOTTISH EPISCOPALIAN.