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the accumulations of his fathers, is content perceptible diminution ; indeed, the into live a useless idler, and die simply to terest felt in them by the junior members end a life without result, and appear in themselves is much increased. The musithe other world miserable, and poor, cal entertainments are a great success, and blind, and naked. Let the nobler work- very cheering in their results, as a great man lift up his head, and feel that he is number of highly respectable strangers enriching the earth, and cultivating his attend, principally young people, who are mind. Let him, with love to the Lord, thus made to feel that, after all, the Sweand charity to all mankind, diligently borgians are a sociable people; and we are perform his labours, making his work sensible that we thus remove an amount genuine and good; thus doing justly, of prejudice which otherwise we could not loving mercy, and walking humbly with reach. his God, and, as he walks, “Let him take I strongly recommend all societies that of the water of life freely."
have not yet established a society of this
kind to commence at once, as its influence Derby, October, 1862. upon the feelings of the young people of To the Editor.
the church in uniting them together canDear Sir, It may not be uninteresting not be over-estimated; it finds something to your readers to hear that the “ Junior for all to do, and only in proportion as Members' Society," established here about this is kept up will they feel interested in two years since, continues to progress very the welfare of the church at large. We satisfactorily, indeed, the results have been at Derby have discovered this to be the 8o encouraging as to induce me to send grand secret, and are all endeavouring to you the following short paragraph, which act upon it with earnestness. appeared in the Derby Reporter," of the I shall be very glad to furnish any in10th instant:
formation respecting the manner in which " New Church Junior Member's' Society, it has been established and conducted, to Babbington-lane.--This society commenced any person.-I am, dear Sir, yours truly, its meetings for the winter season last
J. KNIGHT MORLEY, Sec. Friday evening, by a musical entertainment in the school-room under the chapel,
DISTRESS IN LANCASHIRE. which was well attended by a highly re
HEYWOOD. spectable company, the room being quite To the Editor. full. The performers were lady and gentle- My dear Sir,- If still in time for the men amateurs, assisted by Miss Ford, next number of the Magazine, I shall Messrs. J. Adlington, R. Harrison, and be happy for the space to urge on the Theodore Drew, who contributed very attention of our brethren the hint congreatly to the evening's entertainment, tained in your Appendix to the letter on which altogether passed off very delight. “Distress in Blackburn." The state of fully, and much to the enjoyment of those things described in this communication present. This little society is in a flourish- must excite the liveliest sympathy of ing condition, and holds a meeting every the benevolent. Friday evening, at a quarter-past eight. The distress complained of, however, when essays and elocutionary entertain- is not confined to Blackburn, but extends ments are given by the members, with throughout this part of the country. In occasional lectures and discussions on theo- most towns there are Relief Committees logical subjects, and a 'musical entertain- wbich, with or without the assistance of mont' once in three months. The meetings the Guardians of the Poor, provide the are open to the public free, and any person necessaries of life, by the distribution may address the meeting upon the subject of food. Now, however, that the cold of the evening by permission of the chair- weather is approaching, other wants are man. The arrangements for the current being severely felt. In a society like quarter are of an interesting nature, a the one with which I am connected at programme of which may be had on appli- Heywood, where our schools are large, cation to the president, the Rev. John many children are without suitable Hyde, or the secretary, Mr. J. K. Morley, clothing to enable them to attend the 12, Forester-street.”
Sunday school, or to keep them warm I may further add that we now number, at home. The Relief Committee, on including associates, over 70 members. which I have taken an active part since Our meetings are kept up without any its commencement, is doing all it pos
[Enl. Series.—No. 108, vol. ix.]
sibly can to provide clothing, but its In other respects there never was a utmost will be far short of the wants of time when the society was more prosthe people. The efforts of the com- perous and satisfactory. God forbid, mittee are being supplemented by the then, that this prosperity should be active charity of all sections of the reli- blighted by circumstances over which gious community, through their church we have no control! We know it will committees and Sunday-schools; and I be difficult for you to appreciate our would urge on the societies of the church condition, but reflect for a moment, at a distance, the value of contributions when we tell you that almost every in clothing, which might be judiciously family in connection with us is totally distributed by the committees of our out of employment, and the difficulty several societies. There are few of our will vanish. friends in Lancashire who are not pain. We ask you, then, Can nothing be fully affected by the prevalent distress, done? Cannot those who are not while the demands upon our wealthier affected by this cotton famine give a members are pressing and incessant. helping hand ? Surely those who wor. The support of the church must also, ship the Divine Humanity are not for some time, devolve almost entirely without humanity themselves ! Come upon them, the working population forward, then, to rescue from starvation being deprived of all means of aid. It is those persons you well know are depleasant, in the midst of so general an serving of your sympathy. Charity anxiety for worldly things, to witness the should begin at home, if it ought not calm and content of the people, and their to end there. The duties of the genethoughtful and devout attendance on the rous and the benevolent in the New public worship of the Lord; nor is it less Church will be to find out the distress encouraging to witness the earnest bene- which exists in the various societies, volence of the general public. Surely and do all they possibly can to relieve the unseen influences of a higher world it: and if, after having done this, their are beaming upon us in the midst of our means are not exhausted, others, distress, and preparing the way through strangers, may be sought for, and easily its severe discipline for a richer out found. break of mercy and truth to the church. We appeal to you, therefore, for Let not the members of the New Church, assistance, and not for ourselves alone, who have a doctrine of charity, and who but for all those societies who are in live in clearer light, be behind in this similar circumstances. We appeal to great work of Christian benevolence and you (and we are not ashamed), first, for love! Let us shew by our actions how cast-off clothing for members' children, sincerely we sympathise in this distress Sunday-scholars, and for the children of of our fellow-creatures, and let us cheer- all those persons who are in connection fully deny ourselves some of our usual with us; and, secondly, for a fund to comforts that we may minister to the supplement the aid members are already wants of others.
receiving, as well as pay the current I am, my dear Sir, very sincerely yours, expenses of our society, or any other Heywood.
R. STORRY. not able to help themselves. We would
recommend also that & committee be ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE.
formed immediately, to consist of minis. To the Members of the New Church. ters and others, who have the work at
Dear Brethren,-The members of the heart, to receive and distribute all that New Church meeting at Ashton-under- the generous and benevolent are disLyne wish to address you on a subject posed to give. of great importance. You are well aware . We cannot, as sincere Christians, view that, in consequence of the American the distress that exists in our own war, nearly the whole of the population of society, and not try to do all that lies Lancashire depending upon the Cotton in our power to alleviate it. We cannot trade, are thrown out of employment. alleviate it ourselves; but we can appeal
As the whole of our members are to those who have it in their power to dependent upon that branch of trade, do it for us. May we not appeal in vain! you will see that our sufferings are We doubt not but a committee, as extremely great, and the external con- suggested above, will be formed, but in dition of our society very much injured. the meantime we are happy to say that the Rev. J. B. Kennerley has kindly the work which they find themselves consented to receive subscriptions for called upon to perform. The church the above object.
will see from the London and provincial Trusting that the above suggestions press, that the distress in our district is will be taken up with spirit, I am, dear still increasing, and that extended asBrethren, on behalf of our Committee, sistance from more fortunate localities yours very respectfully,
will be of use.-Yours truly, Jos. WHITEHEAD,
THOMAS PEMBERTON, Treasurer,
Darwen-st., Blackburn. BLACKBURN. To the Editor.
Obituary. Dear Sir,- It is my pleasing duty to Left this natural world for a spiritual acknowledge the receipt of the following one, on the 24th of August last, in the donations, in answer to our appeal in the 58th year of her age, Sarah, the beloved November number of the Magazine :- wife of Wm. Reader, Esq., Cullen-street,
£. 8. d. Fenchurch, London. She had been for His Worship the Mayor ... 2 2 0
many years, with her hereaved husband, a Mrs. Foster, Blackburn 0 0
0 member of the New Church. As she had Mrs. I. Myers, ditto .. 0 10 O lived, so she died, in peace and good-will Mrs. T. Pemberton, ditto ..0 5 0 to all. Her end was peace. Having comMrs. I. Dixon, ditto .. 0 2 6 menced her Sabbath on earth, she rejoiced Mrs. H. Fecitt, ditto .. 02 6 at the prospect of continuing it in heaven. Two Friends, ditto .. 0 2 6 Mr. J. Myers, ditto .. 2 2 0
On Monday, the 6th October, at her Miss M. L. Myers, ditto ..0 2 6 residence in Penn-lane, Melbourne, DerbyMr. I. Dixon, ditto ..0 V 6 shire, Mrs. Jane Haimes, relict of the late Mr. T. Pemberton, ditto... 0 10 6 Mr. William Haimes, departed from the Messrs. Hodson and Sons,
natural into the spiritual world, in the 87th London, printing 100
year of her age. Mrs. Haimes was a native copies of the “ Appeal.”
of the village. Her father was a farmer, Mrs. Furness, Manchester.. 0 5 0 a gentleman of great and deserved influMr. J. Pegg, Nottingham .. 0 5 0 ence in the neighbourhood ; but she had Mr. H. Gibbings, North
the disadvantage of losing the tender care Tawton ............ 0 10 O of a most excellent mother in early life. M. A. A..................1 0 0 Her parents were both of them active, Mr. Sam. Teed, Hounslow,
respectable, and highly esteemed members London ............10 0 of the general Baptist persuasion, and eduMr. G. Fisk, Great Yarmouth 0 10 0 cated their family, consisting of two sons Mr. R. Catcheside, Newcastle 0 5 2 and four daughters, of whom the late Rev. C. W. Cass, Tunbridge
Mrs. Haimes was the youngest, with conWells .............. 2 0 0 scientious care, in the principles of pracA Friend, Chester ........ 0 10 0 tical religion. She always spoke of them “ Hope," London ........06 0 with the most affectionate interest and Mr. J. Jones, Winchester .. 0 10 O respect, and acknowledged how deep a Mr. H. Butcher, ditto .... 0 10 () debt of gratitude, under Providence, she Mr. R. Forder, ditto .... 0 10 O owed to their watchful attention. Of the Mr. E. Butcher, ditto .... 0 10 O youthful years and experience of our late J. H., London............ 0 2 6 beloved friend little appears to be now, Spencer Thompson, Esq.,
with certainty, known. She was a most M.D., Burton-on-Trent 2 2 0 dutiful daughter, and in the course of a “ Monadelphia," Limerick.. 0 6 0 few years after her mother's decease, beA Widower's Mite ........0 10 came the housekeeper of her father until R. H., Banbury .......... 0 10 0 she married her late husband, of whom
In addition to the above, we have re- an obituary appeared in the Intellectual ceived an order for half-a-dozen shirts, Repository, &c., for the month of October, which afford desirable employment. 1854. He had also been trained in the
The Blackburn New Church Relief same religious principles as herself, and Committee desire me to express their they were both highly esteemed members gratitude to the contributors who have of the same society. They had no family; thus far strengthened their hands in but their attachment to each other
throughout a long and probationary exis- so that all their mental difficulties were tence, was unimpaired, and their well- speedily removed. Distinguished through grounded hopes of the restoration of the life for the meekness of her deportment, conjugal union in the blissful realms of her unostentatious benevolence, and the heavenly purity and peace were cherished piety of her character, she was regarded with fondness and certainty to the last. with no common affection by all who The history of that great religious change had the privilege of knowing her. She which came over her husband's mind, in was a regular and devout reader of the consequence of his dissatisfaction with the Divine Word, and adorned the doctrines tri-personal doctrine of the Godhead, is of religion by a consistent conduct. related in his obituary. For a time he Nothing, indeed, gave her greater pain accepted the Unitarian system, as it is and uneasiness than any lack of sincerity called, by which he thought he could com- in the Christian profession. Her motto bine the unity and benevolence of the in all states, and her uniform advice to Divine character, and as presenting the all was, that “the path of duty is ever only alternative of retaining any Christian the path of safety." She always enterfaith. But, about forty years ago, during tained the most humble sense of her own a temporary residence in London for the unworthiness, and utterly renounced the purposes of trade, he providentially met idea of self-merit. She was often fearful with the doctrines of the New Jerusalem that she was not so patient and resigned Church, which solved all his doubts and to the Divine Will as she felt she ought dissipated all his perplexities. He found to be ; but this arose from genuine in the glorious doctrine of the sole and humility. She gently breathed her last exclusive divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ, as if falling into a peaceful slumber. A in whom centres a Divine Trinity of short time previously to her decease, Essentials—the Father, the Son, and the the remains of her beloved husband were Holy Spirit, in One undivided Person, and removed, by permission of the Secretary in the sanctity of the holy inspired Word of State, from the freehold ground beof God, as a revelation of His will and longing to the society, in which there wisdom, evidenced by the unfolding of its had been no other interment, to the spiritual sense, an inward satisfaction New General Cemetery at Melbourne. which no words could express, and a true There the remains of our late dear sister key to all the mysteries of genuine religion. were also deposited, on the 10th of OctoHe realised by these marvellous verities ber, the Rev. Edward Madeley, of Birmingthe truth of the divine declarations-“I ham, officiating as minister, surrounded by and my Father are One.” (John x. 30.) sorrowing relatives and friends, but who " The words that I speak unto you are get were grateful to the Divine Providence spirit, and they are life.” (John vi. 63.) that she had been spared so long, a bright Mrs. Haimes, however, who never could example of Christian excellence, and deadopt her husband's Unitarian senti- siring only that the close of our own proments, though overjoyed to find that bationary career may be cheered with the he had so candidly accepted the doc- same hopes, and hallowed with the same trine of the Lord's supreme Divinity, confidence. “Blessed are the dead who was yet some time before she could die in the Lord, for they rest from their understand and accept his new views. labours, and their works do follow them." She nevertheless joined with him in At the first meeting of the society after worship, and on their return to Mel- the funeral, the members passed a unanibourne, in fitting up and opening a mous resolution expressive of their devout meeting room adjoining their house, for gratitude to the Lord Jesus Christ, who public worship according to the New in His good providence had conferred upon Church, and which she continued to them so great a favour in sparing her so attend with increasing satisfaction as long long, during her widowhood, for the worthy as the feebleness of age would permit. example she had so constantly set before Mr. Haimes succeeded in obtaining the them, and for the glorious hope of meeting services of a minister of rare intelligence, again in another and a better world. who resided among them for many years, Birmingham.
Honouring our Father and Mother,
ing, Manchester Printing Society, 399 pose, 193
Influence of the Church in the World,
Lay Labour, 548
the Church in Great Britain and New Year: a Sermon, 4
Order the Basis of True Fellowship,
Danger of Open Communication with Peace, 97
Spirits : in an Original Letter of Peter's Power; or, Faith Triumphant,
Practical Essay, by an Old Man, 451
Prince Consort-Sermons on his Death,
and Symbols, 267
Purity and Holiness of Swedenborg's
No. I., 447
Religious Problems of our Time, 19,