Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

10 November, 1891  


The Protestant parish church of Maralin, near Lurgan, Ireland, was the scene of a remarkable occurrence recently. A new pulpit had been erected there, surmounted by three crosses. These latter were regarded as emblematical of Ritualism, and at a mass meeting of parishioners at night their erection was denounced with considerable force. The meeting adjourned to the church and insisted upon the crosses being removed, turning a deaf ear to the remonstrances of the vicar. The throng crowded the building and declined to leave until their demand was complied with. The rector continued his appeals to their moderation, but all to no purpose, and at 10.30 workmen were summoned and the crosses were removed. Some other alleged symbols were then taken down, the work continuing until long past midnight


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