Correspondence: Memoranda and a printed appeal re the restoration of Holyhead Church

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CORRESPONDENCE, Memoranda and a printed appeal re the restoration of Holyhead Church.

Restoration includes the installation of lights.

There is discussion of 2 fields near the new Church which the vicar proposes to parcel up for the poor and was planted with potatoes although there is discussion that it was in trust for repair of the Church.

A letter mentions Mr Stanley's conditions for the Church including the restoration of the chancel according to plan, contributions of the College and himself and the continuation of English services.

Sir Gilbert Scott was due next week and Stanley intended speaking to him.

The Vestry in 1876 accepted Mr Stanley's offer subject to the conditions that the northern half be free and that the whole chancel be at the disposal of the lay rector and vicar.

An addition to the cemetery on the north side was consecrated by the Bishop of Bangor, separated by a patch from the unconsecrated piece for dissenters with a chapel on it.

The Burial Board had tried to claim this on Mr Stanley's advice for a long time but now accept that they should pay.

There was a dispute about College pews and the Trearddur family and Carreg Lwyd pews, commenting that the Church should be made free reserving the Penrhos pew at the end of the south transept.

The vicar had told Stanley that he regarded his gift as a religious offering and had been told that 'he was not a Roman Catholic - and did not expect to win Heaven by it'.

There is discussion of faculty pews, and the spread of English.

An application for aid towards the restoration of St. Cybi was made to the Incorpoorated Church Building Society.

There is discussion of Sir Gilbert Scott's plans and the restoration fund, and English services.

Memoranda that the parish Church of Holyhead was greatly dilapidated and the estimated cost of restoration £6000.

The Hon. W. O. Stanley had offered to contribute £4000 towards the restoration on condition of one English service in the Church every Sunday (as had been the custom for 70 years or more) and whether this could be made binding.

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