[See Frontispiece.] - The great change, and no leas striking improvement, which have taken place in the church architecture of our principal cities, within ten years past, are beginning to exert an influence on the rural and suburban edifices of the same character. The uncouth wooden buildings with frightful steeples, which deformed so many of our country towns, are gradually being displaced by tasteful and convenient churches of stone or brick, built in more correct proportions, and the interiors of which are really calculated to raise devotional feelings in the minds of the congregations.

The suburban churches of our country towns are very important features, not only as places of worship, but as bestowing dignity and beauty upon the towns themselves. To awaken and diffuse a taste for good country churches comes fairly within the field of our labors, and in addition to examples already given, we place before our readers this month, a handsome design by Messrs. "Wyatt & B randon, eminent architects in London, for a church in the Lombardic style of Architecture. It has been admirably carried out at Bethnal Green; the material, brick, with stone dressings. The interior dimensions are 117 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 60 feet high to the picket of the gable.