A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman

Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last year by the

Bishop of Winchester was Mr. R. A. Pearce, who is deaf and dumb, and who

is to devote himself specially to Missionary work among the deaf mutes

in the diocese of Winchester. The Rev. C. M. Owen, Secretary to the

Mission, believes that this is the first instance of a deaf and dumb man

being ordained in the Church of England.--Irish Ecclesiastical


The Rev. R. A. Pearce has had the honour of being presented to the

Queen. Mr. Pearce has visited the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at