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the minister and friends owning such 7. The treasurer for the Home Mission, chapels; and also concerning the Dissenters was desired to pay the interest of the debt Chapel Bill pow before Parliament: but no on the Premises at Prospect Place, Bradresolutions were adopted in either case. ford.
4. The next Conference is to be at Wimes. 8. Mr. J. Hodgson is desired to accept wold, on the third Tuesday in September; Mr. the office of treasurer, for the H. M. station Smith of Hinckley, was appointed to preach at Leeds, and to advance a quarter's salary on “the ultimate triumphs of the Gospel.” to Mr. Tunnicliff. Mr. Ferneyhough of Nottingham will preach 9. The statistics of the Churches are as in the evening.
follows. At Leeds they have baptized two, The public services at Hugglescote were and they have four or five inquirers.— At well attended. In the morning Mr. Goadby Bradford they hope for an improvement.of Leicester, read the Scriptures and prayed, They have baptized at Clayton, six males and Mr. Pike preached; Mr. Buckley gave and six females, and they have as many out the hymns. In the evening Mr. Derry inquirers. - At Allerton they have a few of Barton, delivered a useful discourse. candidates for baptism.-Five have been J. GOADBY, Sec. pro tem. baptized at Queenshead, and there are several
inquirers. They have a few enquirers at THE YORKSHIRE CONFERENCE assem. Halifax, and have baptized seven since bled at Bradford, April 9th, 1844. Mr. T. last meeting.–At Birchescliff they have Gill commenced the public worship of God baptized ten. — They are peaceable and with reading the Scriptures and prayer, and prosperous at Heptonstall Slack, and have Mr. Tunnicliff preached from Deut. xi. 21. baptized nineteen.- At Burnley their state
1. The report of the Church meeting at is healthy, and they have baptized nine. Prospect Place, Bradford, was not encouraging as that to the former Confer. This Conference reassembled at Burnley ence.
May 28th, 1844. Mr. John Taylor opened 2. The account given of the Home Mis- divine worship by reading and prayer, and sionary station at Leeds, was of a reviving Mr. W. Crabtree preached from 1 Cor. xv. and stimulating character. Our friends at 25. this place complain of the apathy of some 1. The contributions to sustain the Home of the Yorkshire Churches, in not affording
Mission stations imparted a little encouragefinancial and prompt relief, and of indi. ment. viduals being burdened with what the 2. The report of the committee for the Churches should sustain. A friendly appeal friends at Grove-Street, Halifax, was called was made to the representatives to stimulate for. Mr. W. Butler responded, and he was all the Churches to contribute one shilling requested to take the office of secretary for per member, per annum, that the missionary the committee, to confer with this people and stations may enjoy adequate relief.
the Church at Haly Hill. 3. The people meeting at Grove Street, 3. The change of the Christmas Confer. Halifax, applied for organization into a ence, requested by the Church at Halifax, separate Church, and admission to the was not conceded, but opposed. Conference in this capacity. Mr. John 4. As a little money, for the reduction of Ingham reported the proceedings of the the debts on chapels, has been paid to the committee. It was agreed that brethren treasurer, a committee was nominated to as. James Hodgson, R. Ingham, G. Tunnicliff, sist the secretary and treasurer in its distri. and R. Hardy, be added to the committee, bution, viz., James Hodgson, W. Butler, T. and that the committee endeavour to recon. Gill, J. Greenwood and W. Jackson. W. cile this people with the Church at Haly Crabtree, the secretary, and Laurence Ingham, Hill, and if they cannot succeed, that we the treasurer, received the thanks of the cease our exertions on the behalf of this meeting for their services the past year, and people for the present.
they were desired to continue in office the 4. The following is a deputation to employ year ensuing. their exertions to obtain the amount of The following are the statistics of the salary for Mr. Tunnicliff, that he may be Churches. There were
no reports from still retained at Leeds, Messrs R. Ingham, Leeds, Bradford, Allerton, Queenshead, and F. Smith, T. Tunnicliff, T. Gill, H. Hollin. Birchescliff. At Halifax the congregations rake, W. Butler and Jonathan Ingham. are increased; there is one candidate for
5. An application was made to change the baptism, a few inquirers, and one person Christmas Conference, which was postponed has been called to preach. —There is no till the next meeting.
retrograding change at Heptonstall Slack, 6. It was requested that collections should and there are above twenty approved candi. be made to reduce the debts on our chapels. dates for baptism.-At Shore, they have The secretary and treasurer's reports will baptized four and restored four; the congrebe called for at the next meeting.
gations are as usual, 'and there are a few
inquirers.—They have excluded several at will exalt him," Ex. xv. 2; and Mr. Hodges, Lineholm, but the Church is in a peaceable town missionary, closed with prayer. In state, and the congregations are good. There the evening Mr. Hunter preached from, is no material change at Burnley.
“ Thou hast magnified thy word above all Mr. W. Butler preached in the evening. thy name,” Psa. cxxxviii. 2. Mr. Elsey, The next Conference, to be held at Clayton, and Mr. Plowright, conducted the devotional on Tuesday, the 13th of Aug. 1844. Mr. services. On Wednesday morning Mr. W. Butler to preach in the morning, and Edmonds, of Nottingham, preached from Messrs Gill and Tunnicliff, in the evening. Heb. viii. 12, and in the afternoon from Psa.
lxxii. 15. The assembly being too nu. DERBYSHIRE CONFERENCE. - The next
merous to be accommodated in the new chapel, meeting of this Conference, is held at
Mr. Phillips, of Southwould, preached in Smalley, on the first Monday in August, the old chapel. In the evening, addresses and not at Ripley, as inadvertently stated. were delivered by Messrs. Davis, Phillips,
J. Peggs, Secretary. and Ward. On the following Sabbath, the ANNIVERSARIES.
fragments were gathered up, that nothing
might be lost, after sermons by Mr. Elsey, STAMFORD.-On Lord's-day, May 19th, and Pickness, from Nottingham, when the three sermons were preached for the Sabbath. whole amount of the collections were found school. Those morning and evening by to be £106. 14s. The chapel is a very Mr. Pentney; that in the afternoon by the beautiful Gothic building, erected on the Rer. T. Islip. On Monday May 20th, a estate of T. North, Esq., and at an actual public tea meeting was held. Addresses
outlay of more than £500. The collection were delivered by the Rev. Messrs. Smith, is to be devoted to the fitting up of the of Whymondham, Islip and Pentney, of interior of the chapel. The dimensions are Stamford; also by Messrs. Forbes, Brooks, thirty-six feet by eighteen, and being built and Chapman, Collections, with the profits of stone, and on the declivity of a hill, it of tea, £5. 58.
forms a beautiful object to the surrounding KIRTON, Notts. The annual sermons
country. The liberal proprietor of the for the liquidation of our chapel debt were estate, purposes to take down the old chapel, delivered in this place, by Mr. Burrows, of
and build a school.room upon the site of it. Alfreton, on Lord's-day May 26th. An
The Lord raise up many in our country and interesting tea-meeting was held on the fol.
throughout the British empire, of whom the lowing evening. Impressive and useful
Church may gratefully exclaim with the addresses were delivered by a Wesleyan and
Jewish elders of old, “ He loveth our nation, Independent minister—Mr. Wood, of Mans
and hath built us a synagogue." field, &c. Collections, £5, 10s.
BAPTISMS. LONGFORD, Union Place, On Lord's. day, June 9th, two sermons were preached
AT BERKHAMPSTEAD AND AT CHESHAM on behalf of the Sabbath-schools connected
there have been recently important additions with the above place, by the Rey. John
to the Church. The time of united commu. Styles, D. D., late of Brixton, near London,
vion between the two branches, (Whit-Sunwhen £14 was collected. The services were
day,) was hallowed and delightful. much assisted by the performance of sacred ÆNON CHAPEL, ST. MARY-LE-BONE.music by the choir of the place, under the On Lord's day morning, July 2nd, the able leadership of Mr. Lot Cantrill.
sacred rite of believers' baptism was admin
istered to ten persons, by our respected Derby, St. Mary's Gale. - In our last we announced the probability of £200 being priate discourse, from John xi. the latter
pastor, after delivering a faithful and appro. realized at this anniversary. We are happy
clause of the 26th and 27th verses. The greatto announce that it is now proposed to raise
est attention and order pervaded the congre£1000 during the present year, and that upwards of £600 are already promised to
gation. In the evening, the newly-baptized wards the chapel debt.
surrounded the table of the Lord, and were
received into the Church by the right hand CHAPELS.
of fellowship. We sincerely trust a good BABBINGTON.-A new chapel was opened
and lasting impression was made, and that at this colliery, which is about two miles many may be constrained to “ go and do and a half from Ilkeston, on Monday, and
likewise." We rejoi to add that we have Wednesday, May 27th and 29th. Mr. several inquirers and candidates. Peggs, of Ilkeston, commenced by reading ILKESTON.- :-The ordinance of believers' the Scriptures and prayer, and Mr. Hunter, baptism was administered at this place, on of Nottingham, preached in the afternoon, Lord's day, June 2nd. The place selected from, “He is my God, and I will prepare was Moors-bridge, on the western side of the him an habitation; my father's God, and I town, and the place was found very con.
venient. The attendance was very numerous 1844, a tea-meeting was held in the school. and orderly. Some handbills were very rooms connected with the General Baptist readily taken by the spectators. D. chapel Fleckney, when about 100 persons
WHETSTONE.-On Lord's day, June 9th, were present. The whole of the proceeds of eight females were baptized, after a sermon
the tea were applied to the liquidation of by Mr. Goadby. The chapel was crowded.
the debt on the above rooms. A very large Mr. Tyers preached in the evening.
and respectable audience assembled in the Kirton, Notts. -On Lord's-day, May chapel, when brother J. Hawley, of Leicester, 26th, two were baptized by Mr. Stubbings, presided, and several very interesting and
delivered by after an appropriate sermon by Mr. Bur: appropriate addresses were rows, of Alfreton; one of the candidates was
brethren W. D. Smith, J. Bowman, a lady, who surmounted considerable ob.
Miller, W. Deacon, T. Stanion, and Rev. stacles in order to follow the Lord fully.
S. Wigg, of Leicester. This was the largest
and most interesting tea-meeting we have HEPTONSTALL SLACK. On Tuesday
ever enjoyed at Fleckney. As it is proposed June 18th, fourteen were baptized, and on
to pay off our debt by next June, we trust Thursday the 20th, seven submitted to the
our friends will help us.
G. C. sacred rite. QUENIBOROUGH.—On Lord’s-day, April MISSIONARIES. –The suggestion of the com
SPECIAL PRAYER FOR AN INCREASE OF 28, 1844, nine persons were publicly baptized mittee, that allusion should be made to the in the Bapistchapel, Syston, (which was kindly lent for the occasion). In the morning the
importance of prayer for missionaries, on Řev. J. Jones, pastor of the above Church, special prayer-meeting should be held on the
the first Lord's-day in June, and that a preached a very excellent discourse from Rev. xvii. 14, “And they that are with
following Monday evening, we are glad to him are called, and chosen, and faithful,” say has been attended to by many of our
Churches. We trust their prayers will not Mr. J. Hawley, of Leicester, then delivered
be in vain. At the chapel it is our privilege an address and immersed the candidates. Mr. Hawley preached in the afternoon af
to attend, the pastor delivered a discourse Queniborough, and Mr. Reeve, in the even.
in the morning, on the considerations which ing.
called for special prayer on this account.
In the evening he delivered a short discourse MISCELLANEOUS.
on the obligations of Christians to diffuse the LONGFORD. Present to Mr. Shaw.-A Gospel; after which several brethren offered few friends have presented Mr. Shaw with a
prayer, and one gave an address, the whole copy of Dr. Carson's work on baptism, congregation remaining and taking a deep accompanied with the following lines :
interest in the proceedings. On the follow“ This book is presented to the Rev. J.
ing evening an unusually large number Shaw, as a small expression of our af.
attended, when suitable Scriptures were read, fectionate regard towards him as our pastor."
and special prayers were offered for this FLECKNEY. On Tuesday May 28th, important object.
POETRY. THE CROSS OF CHRIST.-Gal. vi. 14.
The scene is closed the conflict's o'er ;
The Saviour bows his head,
My ruined nature to restore,
and raise me from the dead.
Believing, let me daily flee,
And prostrate fall at Calvary.
And let the wond'rous tidings spread
Till all the sons of men,
Know that for them the Saviour bled,
And for them rose again;
Till they, by faith, shall come and see
Their dying Lord on Calvary.
O happy day, when all shall yield
Obedience to their Lord;
And he his rightful sceptre wield,
According to his word.
Then unto God all praise shall be,
For him who died on Calvary.
Madeira. A heretic sentenced to death. - Dr. Kalley writes, under date May 4th. “ Last Sab. bath two persons when going home from my house were taken prisoners, and committed to goal, where they now lie, for not kneeling to the Host as it passed. On Monday a third was im. prisoned on the same charge. On Wendesday several were mauled with sticks, and some taken by hands and feet as in procession, and carried into the church and made to kneel before the images. On the 2nd of May, a girl brought me some leaves of the New Testament, telling me, with tears, that her own father had taken two, and beat them with a great stick, and then burnt them. On the same day, Maria Joaquina, wife of Manuel Alves, who had been in prison nearly a year, was condemned to death. The counts against her were, that she denied the doctrine of the Trinity and the virginity of Mary, and maintained that the sacramental bread is bread, and that images should not be venerated. She was sentenced to die, Other instances of persecution are mentioned
Number of Enungelical Churches in the United States.-From Baird's religion in America, we extract the following summary :-“The Episco. palians have 1,164 Churches, 1,033 ministers, 105,745 communicants, and about 712,000 of the population The Presbyterians and Congrega. tionalists 8,111 Churches, 5,411 ministers, 751,803 communicants, and 4,350,000 of the population. The Baptists, 8.561 Churches, 4,373 ministers, 622,478 communicants, * and 3,523 000 popula. tion: and Methodist, 25,134 Churches, 4,112 min. isters, 9:35,418 communicants, and 5,400,000 popu. lation »
The Free Church has left undone many things which it was her imperious duty to do. She has not prepared a constitution liberal enough to admit the female members to the right of voting for a pastor. She has not taken any very deliberate steps to purify her communion. She has not repudiated the connexion of slavery with the Churches of Amercia, but rather winked at it. And above all, she has not disclaimed the principle of a Civil Establishment of religion. These things are much to be regretted, but light grows gradually upon the mind, and ere long it is to be hoped, that the Free Church will see clearly, and have the moral courage to act out her convictions.- Correspondent in the Patriot.
A Constable ut Uxbridge has been fined £16 for neglecting to execute eight distress warrants for Church Rates !
The Dissenters' Chapel Bill, as it is called, willin all probability pass into law before this number appears.
It secures the present unitarian holders of Chapel property and endowments in possession, even though the property was created by professed trinitarians, if there be no creed or doctrinal senti. ments expressed in the trust deed. The occupancy of the property for 25 years it is to secure a title. There has been much opposition to the bill, and many petitions have been presented from various places. Churchmen and Wesleyans joining with orthodox dissenters. But there have also been Duinerous petitions in its favor from Catholics and Unitarians, and some from orthodox Dis. senters.
Baptists in Denmark.- Mr. Monster, under date April 27th, says, “The government have not yet decided what to do with us, and we live in continual suspense. What is now the greatest trouble to us is, the cruelty practised by the police, in forcing children from their parents, and bringing them to the State Church to be sprinkled. This practice has lately caused the death of a child twelve months old. It was so alarmed, that, through crying, it became ill, and
died a few days after ; still the police demand to be paid for this forced baptism." Since then Mr Monster has been cast into prison, and his wife has been threatened. He is forbidden to write a letter to any one !
Oldenburg.-In a letter to Dr Hoby. C. Weichardt says, “ I have no doubt but you still remember the short visit you made to the chruch in our town, in company with our brother Oncken, of Hamburg. He no doubt informed you, that during several years we had been persecuted on account of our meetings. Many times our goods have been seized. A short time since I was obliged to pay twenty golden crowns, and now I am anew con. demned to pay a fine of forty crowns; or eight Prussian Louis d'ors, and not myself alone, but at the same time another of our poor brethren, a baker, is fined thirty-seven and a half crowns; this will reduce this poor family to a most pitiable condition. Notwithstanding all the opposition of his enemies, Jesus, the great Shepherd, does not fail to gather his sheep, which shall never perish, and no one shall pluck them out of his hand. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Remarkable Providence-"After a most dan. gerous illness in his Majesty's service I was invalided at Madras, and procured a passage in a line of battle ship for England. After my goods and chattels were on board, the ship was suddenly ordered to sea, while I was making a little excursion from the presidency. I got back to Madras, just in time to see the vessel sail from the Roads, while two of my brother officers, more prudent then myself, had wisely in all human prudence, taken up their berths on board, and were now on their voyage to Europe ; while I was left destitute on a foreign shore, in sickness and in poverty ! After surmounting various difficulties and repining for months on account of my misfortunes I at length reached my native soil. The line of Battle Ship foundered at sea, and not a human being of the crew or passengers survived to tell the tale! From that day till this (now nearly thirty years ago) I have always hailed an apparent misfortune, as the harbinger, if not the actual agent of some providental benefit or escape.-Dr. James Johnson, Physician Extraordinary to William IV.
The John Williamıs, a new Missionary Ship, belonging to the London Missionary Society, set sail on Wednesday, June 5th, for the South Sea Islands. A valedictory service was held at Finsbury chapel. The Missionaries, Brown, Philip. Gill, Sunderland, and Powell, addressed the meeting : and Mr Sharman delivered the valedictory address. The Missionaries and their wives were accompanied in the Star steamer to the ship at Greenhithe on Wedensday morning, when after a short service and an address by Mr Binney, the ship sailed to Gravesend, accom. panied by the packet and her crew.
New Exposition of an old paruble.-In visiting a school in this neighbourhood, a proud, in. tolerant, and exclusive ecclesiastic, desired the children to read the parable of the good Samaritan; and when they had read, "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead,” he bid them stop, and inquired, "Who do those thieves represent?" Of course the lads made no reply. After repeating the question, he condescended to say, looking at the master with a frown, conveying silent rebuke, for neglecting to instruct the children in this important point, “They represent the Dissenting and Wesleyan ministers of the present day;" and from this circumstance he took occasion most solemnly to warn the boys against false teachers and the sin of heresy and schism.-Correspondent in the Wes. leyan Chronicle. 2 D
* Of these he estimates 47,217 Free-will Baptist. VOL. 6.-N.S.
DESIGNATION OF REV. JOHN BUCKLEY AS A
MISSIONARY TO ORISSA.
THE services connected with the a missionary, &c., were proposed, designation of Mr. J. Buckley, as a with much propriety and tenderness, missionary to Orissa, took place at by Mr. Hunter of Nottingham; and St. Mary's Gate chapei, Derby, on the replies of Mr. Buckley were clear, Wednesday May 29th.
comprehensive, and highly satisfactory. The spacious chapel was well filled We scarcely recollect an occasion as soon as the appointed season had when this part of an ordination serarrived. Many friends were present vice was more interesting and delightfrom Leicester, Nottingham, Mel- ful. The designating prayer was bourne, Barton, Measham, and other offered by the excellent secretary of surrounding Churches, thus display- the society, in which most soleninly, ing their affection for our brother, the missionary was commended to and their deep sympathy with the the care of Jehovah ; Father, Son, great object to which he has devoted and Spirit, were separately invoked bis life.
for his preservation and prosperity. These interesting services were This prayer was connected with the commenced by Mr Stevenson, of imposition of hands by the pastors Leicester, who gave out a suitable then present, according to Acts, xiii. hymn. Mr. Derry, of Barton, read 3. After a short hymn, Mr. Goadby, several appropriate portions of Scrip- of Leicester, delivered an address to ture, and offered a comprehensive Mr. Buckley founded on Eph. iii. 8, and solemn prayer. After another “ Unto me, who am less than the hymn, Mr. Wallis, the respected least of all saints, is this grace given, tutor of the Academy, delivered a that I should preach among the Gendiscourse, for which he took as his tiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” motto, “ And yet I shew unto you a After commending the apostle to our more excellent way.” The object brother as his model, in his devotedof this admirable address, was to ness, and in his estimate of his office, demonstrate the excellence and vital
the preacher proceeded to show, that ity of the missionary enterprize, as to be called to publish the Gospel to engaged in by nonconformist protes- the heathen, was to receive a great tants. Simple and apostolical in and inestimable favour and honor their means, free from all worldly from the Great Head of the Church ; and secular influence and control; whether that appointment was reemploying the truth and not carnal garded by the missionary in connecweapons, as their instruments; origi- tion with his previous condition as a nating in the Christian benevolence sinner, his present infirmities, the and devotion of the Churches, and claims and love of Christ, the value relying on the promises of heaven; of the treasures of which he was the they were shown to accord with the dispenser, the very difficulty of the genius of Christianity and the will of labors in which he would be enthe Great Head of the Church ; and gaged, the superabundant grace and to promise progressive advancement help that would be granted to him, and ultimate triumph. The custom- if faithful, or the immediate, remote, ary questions, as to his conversion, or ultimate results of his labors. call to the ministry, and the work of The grace communicated in this