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Mr. Disraeli-thc Rex, Mr. Disraeli, as he Las 1 bled, under the presidency of H. Rose, Esq. been called in the papers- has made a remarkable After devotional exercises, conducted by the Rev. speech this month. He descanted on Church Jonatban Watson, the first topic, “The means affairs in general, and on the causes in particular which have been found most useful for promoting of the present perplexity, distrust, and discontent revivals of religion, and the maintenance of a re. in the Establishment : but one of his objects ap vived spiritual state,” was introduced by the Rev. pears to have been to rouse the clergy to united J. Williams, Glasgow, in an address which fully action against the Anti-State-Church party, and engaged the sympathies of the meeting. This was especially against the promoters of the Church evinced by the hearty expression of a desire that it rate Abolition Bill. He spoke of Church-rates should be printed. The second topic, on “ The as “the great domestic question of the day." He advantages of church membership," &c., was insaid that it ought no longer“ to be left in the posi troduced by Mr. Dickie, of Edinburgh, and formed tion which it now occupies.” But "a measure for the groundwork of animated and profitable conthe total and unconditional abolition of Church versation. Large numbers of Baptists, from rates," he looked upon" as a signal blow against various parts of the country, were present at this the alliance between Church and State." That was interesting conference. In the evening, the a measure “that, under no conceivable circum largest meeting ever witnessed in connection with stances, should ever be permitted to pass. We the Association was held at half-past six o'clock. venture to apprehend that whether it should be The Rev. Mr. Tulloch presided. Howard Bowser, “permitted” or not, is a question for the country, Esq., delivered a very effective address on “Chris. and not for Mr. Disraeli merely. That it will pass, tian Liberality;" and the Rev. Dr. Paterson read in spite of Mr. Disraeli, we have no doubt at all. It a most able paper on - The Distinctive Principles may be that the year of the Bi-centenary of St. Bar. of Evangelical Baptists." The Rev. James Cultholomew's-day may be the year of the downfall of ross also delivered a characteristic address on Church-rates. But Dissenters can afford to wait “ The Manner in which Christian Example inalmost as long as Mr. Disraeli pleases. We almost fluences the ungodly ;” and the Rev. Jonathan venture to predict that he-some day-will thank Watson, in a short and suitable address, concluded fully “permit” the passing of the measure.
the services, which were a source of great joy and By-the-bye, considerable interest has been ex
satisfaction to all who were present, and which, it cited lately, by the question, as to what should be
is hoped, will tell powerfully upon the advance. done to honour the Bi-centenary referred to above. ment of the cause of the Redeemer. The Independents are going to honour it by build We are glad to be able to mention, that a ing Independent chapels. The Baptist Union re meeting of the Committee of the Baptist Missioncommend that no merely denominational celebra ary Society at the beginning of the month, a very tion of it should be attempted; but rather that gratifying announcement was made. It was that Nonconformists should unitedly seek to direct at. an unknown friend had paid to the account of the tention to the great principles of Nonconformity,
Society, at its banker's, the sum of two thousand for which the Two Thousand” suffered in 1662. pounds as “a thank-offering.” We have no doubt We fancy the course suggested by our brethren of
that the Committee will be only too thankful to dethe Baptist Union will commend itself to the body vote this sum, for which they are grateful to the generally. It bas our hearty approval. In no way God of all mercies, either to extending the mission could we better honour the memory of the martyrs in China, or to reinforcing that in India. of St. Bartholomew than by honouring the princi
The obituary of our body for the last few weeks ples for which they suffered. For those principles
contains some honoured names. The first is tbat are ours also.
of James Richardson, Esq., of Leeds--whose name It is very pleasing to observe the steady progress must be recorded here, as he was one of the first which the Baptist Association of Scotland is editors of this periodical. The Rev. A. Anderson, making. Five or six years ago, when it started, of Bures, died suddenly on the 16th of October, at there were not wanting those who prognosticated the age of fifty-six. In the afternoon of the day failure, and some of the leading spirits of the named he complained to his housekeeper of feel. denomination showed it but little favour or sym ing somewhat unwell, and retired to bis bedroom, pathy. Now, though some few still stand aloof, where in the course of about an hour and a balf he the number of those who do so is becoming year was found lying upon the bed a corpse. He had by year smaller ; and it is evident the Association laboured with much usefulness at Bures for a is growing in the confidence and respect of the period of twenty-five years, and was everywhere Baptists of Scotland generally. No doubt, if it be known as a man of sound attainments and sterling sustained as it ought to be, and be conducted so character. The Rev. D. Griffiths, of Accrington, as to accomplish the important purposes for who was well-known and much esteemed in the which it was established, it will be a great power North, has also died recently. His burial, at for good in the land. It was designed to promote Ffynnon, in Pembrokeshire, was the occasion of the cause of revivals, and the spirit of Christian one of the most painful scenes we ever remember to love and confidence among the pastors and mem have heard of. Our brother was refused burial by bers of our different churches, the education of a person who asscrted that he was the proprietor of young men for the Christian ministry, and the as. the burial-ground, until his proprietorship was ac. sisting of needy churches. The most important knowledged. The funeral therefore was effected by matter (apart from the annual conferences) that force. We must refer our readers to The Freeman na hitherto been attempted, is the tuition of the for the particulars. We may say, however, that students. Eleven have commenced the session, even assuming the right of Mr. Lewis-the perunder the care of Dr. Paterson, the tutor, whose son making the claim the course he took was labours are much appreciated. The services con most indecent. He might have protested against nected with the annual meetings of the Asso. the burial taking place, and then have taken prociation were held on Wednesday and Thursday, ceedings for a trespass. This would have suffiGetober 23rd and 24th, in Rose-street and Dublin. ciently decided the question of right. In spite of street Chapels, Edinburgh. Wednesday evening Mr. Lewis, however, our brother lies in the ground was set apart for devotional services. At ten which had been beloved by him from his boyhood, o'cloek on Thursday the members met for busi and where he had himself, almost in his last hours, ness; at balf.past eleven the conference assem. requested that his ashes should lie.
Northan.wellknown and much, s, of Accrington,
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DOMESTIC. HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, BIRTS.- A new chapel was opened at Niarlowes, Hemel Hempstead, on the 15th of October. The morning service was conducted by the Rev. J. New, of Bushey (Inde. pendent), and the Rev. F. Tucker, B.A., of London, preached the sermon. After the service a public dinner was held in the Town Hall, to which about seventy ladies and gentlemen sat down. The chair was taken by Mr. Alfred Orchard, of the Well Farm. The chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Tucker for his sermon, and Mr. Tucker responded. At five o'clock a public tea was provided in the Town Hall and Corn Exchange, to which between four and five hundred persons sat down. There was an evening service, conducted by the Rev. C. Bailhache, the sermon being preached by the Rev. H. Allon, of Islington. The new chapel is an elegant Gothic building. The arrangement on the ground floor is on the usual plan, with a centre block of seats, two aisles, and seats again under the galleries. The pews themselves are of the most comfortable description. There is a raised daïs or platform, three steps above the general level, on which stands the pulpit, of an appropriate and ornamental character. In front of this is the communion table and chair, whilst underneath the floor is the baptistery, with morable cover; the whole being enclosed by a neat open railing, composed of wood and iron work of an appropriate pattern. In the rear of the pulpit is a wooden screen, dividing the chapel from the public vestry (24 feet by 15 feet) behind. This screen forms a great ornament to the interior, and with the pulpit gives great character to the inside of the building. The upper part of the screen forms a gallery front, the same in character with the railing surrounding the dais. This gallery, which is over the public vestry, is intended for organ and choir. There are also two side galleries for the general public, and an end gallery for children. At the close of the opening service Mr. Tucker read the following statement with rerard to the building fund of the new chapel :Total subscriptions received, £1,520 ; lent by friends without interest, £ 100 ; total, £1,920. Paid sundry accounts, £190 ; to builder, £1,730; total, £1,920. Supposed amount due to the builder at completion, £620. The collections at the opening services amounted to £61 13s., and those on the Sunday raised the amount to between £80 and £90. The present pastor, the Rev. W. Emery, entered on the duties of the oílice on the first Sunday of October, 1857.
BURTOX-ON-TRENT.-The new chapel in this place, built on the site of the late one, which was destroyed by fire, was publicly opened for the worship of God on Sunday, October 20th. A prayer-meeting was held in the chapel at seven a.m. Two admirable sermons were preached by the Rev. James Acworth, LL.D., President of Rawdon College. Sermons, eloquent and deeply impressive, were also preached, two on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, by the Rev. J. A. Spurgeon, of Southampton; one on Thursday, the 24th, by the Rev. A. Mursell, of Manchester; and two on Sunday, the 27th, by the Rev. J. H. Sturmer, of Worcester. On Monday, the 28th, a public tea.meeting was held in the chapel, when about 350 persons were present. The meeting subsequently increased to about 600. The pastor, the Rev. A. Pitt, presided. Addresses were delivered by the Revs. R. Kenney (General Baptist), T. Phillips, of Lichfield, J. Wolfendale (Independent), of Tutbury, T. Kettle (Inde. pendent), Wm. Joneg, of Derby, J. Robson (Wes. Jeyan), A. Dick (Presbyterian), T. Wilkinson (Primitive Methodist), T.' Simpgon, Esq. (Reform
Methodist), James Douglas, Esq., and Mr. Good. head. About L80 was realised by the opening ser. vices. The chapel is in the Grecian style ; the seats at the end are circular, and rise ove above the other at both sides and end. The gallery is in the shape of a horse-shoe. The platform, used instead of a pulpit, will accommodate some eight or ten speakers. In front of it is a raised, open baptistery ; behind it, a singing gallery. So far as can be at present ascertained, the place will not cost more than £1,250; will seat 620 persons ; at most of the opening services above that number were present. The late chapel had no side windows, and was limited to the space of ground on which it stood. For a small sum, the light of windows in the sides has been guaranteed by the owners of the adjoining property; and 185 square yards of land, adjoining the chapel site, adequate for school-rooms (at present much needed), hare been purchased, at a cost of £175. The whole is freehold, and vested in trust. A debt of £350 rested on the late chapel, which the friends were engaged in removing at the time of the fire, Iscluding moneys promised, £1,400 in all have been raised, leaving £150 still to raise.
PERSHORE-A large and enthusiastic meeting of the friends of the Rev. T. G. Rose, the newly. elected minister of the Baptist chapel in this town, was held on Wednesday, November 6th, at the Music Hall. Upwards of 200 persons took tes together on the occasion. After tes the chair was taken by Henry Hudson, Esq., of The Elms, Desr Pershore, who, in a feeling and affectionate man. ner, gare Mr. and Mrs. Rose a cordial welcome to Pershore. Mr. Salsbury, as senior deacon, on be. half of himself, his brother deacons, and the church, gave interesting information respecting the way in which they had been led to the unanimous choice of Mr. Rose as their pastor, and closed by giving Mr. Rose, in the name of the church, the right hand of fellowship. Mr. W. Conn also briefly addressed the meeting, and, on behalf of the members of the congregation, publicly wel. comed Mr. Rose as pastor with a hearty shake of the hand, amidst loud cheers. Highly interesting and appropriate addresses were also given by the Rev. 1. G. Rose ; the Rev. James Mursell, of kettering (Mr. Rose's late pastor) ; Revs. M. Philpin, Alcester; S. Dunn, Atch Lench; T. James, Stud. ley, and other friends.
ARTIUR-STREET CHAPEL, GRAY'S-INN ROAD.The above place of worship, erected for the accom. modation of the church and congregation under the pastoral care of the Rev. S. Wills, D.D., for. merly of Vernon Chapel, was opened on Tuesday, October 29th. The Rev. Dr. Hamilton, of Regentsquare, preached the first sermon from Psalin lxvii. 1. 2. It was an able and eloquent discourse. In the evening, the Rev. O. Winslow, D.D.. of Bath, preached to a densely crowded congregation from Acts ix. 20. The following day the Rev. C. Woollacott preached from Zech. vi. 13: and on the Thursday and Friday, sermons were preached by the Revs. A. M. Henderson and B. W. Noel, M.A. The opening services were brought to a close on the Sunday, when Dr. Wills preached in the morning, and Dr. Angus in the evening. The new building, regarded externally, is & plain brick building, with no architectural pretensions. The interior is neat and simple, but yet with some considerable claim to elegance. The walls are stuccoed
in imitation of Bath stone. The area will socom| modate nearly 450 sitters, but it is proposed here | after to erect galleries, which will greatly enlarge | the capacity of the chapel. Underneath the chapel | is a school-room, 42ft. by 40ft. The building with ! its entire fittings will only cost about £1,700.
day, Novi in the above the Rev.
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QUEEN-STREET CHAPEL, WOOLWICH.-On Tues- | late Rev. Samuel Whitewood, who had been his day, Nov. 12th, large and enthusiastic meetings fellow-student and intimate friend. were held in the above place of worship to recog
WESTBOURNE-GROVE CHAPEL, London, - For nise the settlement of the Rev. J. Teall, late of
three years past the Rev. W. G. Lewis has met a Hatch, as pastor. At six o'clock the spacious
number of working men and women, in connection school-rooms attached to the chapel, beautifully
with the Working Men's Institute, at Westbournedecorated for the occasion, were thrown open for
grove Chapel, each Wednesday evening, for purposes tea, when about 400 friends sat down. At seven
of spiritual instruction. The consequence has been o'clock, a large congregation assembled in the
that, under God's blessing, he has been made in. chapel. The Rev. John Cox, now of Ipswich,
strumental in bringing numbers to Jesus ; and not but who for a quarter of a century so efficiently
only isolated cases, but whole families of adults occupied the pulpit of Queen-street Chapel, had
have been baptized, and added to the church. The kindly engaged to preside. After Mr. Cox's ad
working people love him for his faithfulness and dress, Mr. Whiteman (secretary to the church)
zeal; and on Wednesday, November 6th, after a gave a brief yet comprehensive detail of the steps
tea-meeting, at which there were 350 present, they which had led to Mr. Teall's settlement, which was
took him completely by surprise by presenting him followed by an address from the pastor expressive
with a beautiful silver inkstand, as a token of their of his anxieties, views, and intentions. The Rev.
esteem and gratitude; and, as a memento of their W. Gill next implored the blessing of heaven to
affection for Mrs. Lewis, they also presented her rest upon the union, after which addresses were
with an elegantly chased silver salver. Mr. Lewis, delivered by the Revs. R. Serjeant (Wesleyan),
who was evidently deeply affected by these tokens W. Gill (Independent), R. B. Isaac, E. Davies,
of affection so unexpectedly presented, acknow. S. Pearce, C. Box, and W. E. Beal, Esq.; the
ledged them in appropriate terms. ministers of the town especially giving to Mr. Teall a cordial and fraternal welcome into their
LLANELLY.-The Greenfield English Baptist midst, and assuring him of their best wishes and
Chapel, Llanelly, was re-opened on Friday, Oct. kindest co-operation. Mr. Teall enters upon his
18th. Since the opening of the chapel three years labours with every prospect of permanent comfort
ago, the church and congregation, under the and usefulness,
ministry of the Rev. D. M. Evans, have greatly
increased, so that the accommodation was found inCOLERAINE, IRELAND.-- In the month of Sep sufficient. The church ultimately came to the contember, 1860, the Rev, T. W. Medhurst, of Kings. clusion to erect a gallery, so as to meet the re. ton, Surrey, was induced to accept the unanimous quirements of the congregation. The gallery is a call of the Baptist church at Coleraine, Ireland, to neat and compact construction, and accommodates take the pastoral oversight of the church. This call about 300 persons. Two sermons were delivered wag accepted under the auspices of the Baptist at the re-opening by the Right Hon. Lord TeynIrish Society. Since Mr. Medhurst's settlement, ham. At eleven o'clock he took for his text, John sixty-five new members have been added to thé i. 36; and the sermon in the evening was upon “ the church, while the congregation has so rapidly in. death of Stephen.” The collections amounted to creased that a larger chapel is now imperatively the handsome sum of £369 158. 4d. Since then, demanded. On Lord's-day, October 20, the mem other donations have been received, the total bers of the church unanimously resolved that they amount collected being £380. would at once open a subscription for the purpose MARGATE.-On Wednesday, November 6th, a of enabling them to build. Since then upwards of social tea-meeting was held for the extinction of three hundred pounds have been furnished, which, the remaining debt of £70 on the Baptist Congreconsidering the poverty of the people, is most gational Chapel, Margate. During the evening, liberal. The people will not, however, be able to the Rev. I. Haycroft, B.A., the pastor, presided, accomplish the much-desired object alone. They and interesting addresses were delivered by memconfidently look to Christiang in England to assist bers of the church and congregation. Collecting them. Mr. Medhurst intends during the coming cards had been issued at the commencement of the spring to visit Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and season, and the result was most satisfactory. The other large cities, for the purpose of soliciting aid. proceeds amounted to £85, in addition to which About £1,400 will be required, the whole of which £16 had been collected after anniversary sermons must be collected before the chapel can be built. for this object, making a total of £101. In the HALIFAX.--Services in public recognition of the
year 1843 the chapel was enlarged, under the
ministry of the Rev. H. J. Gamble, now of Upper settlement of the Rev. Thomas Michael, late of
Clapton, and a capacious school-room also erected, Evesham, as pa-tor of the first Baptist Church in Halifax, were held October 13 and 14. On the
at an outlay of £1,210, whicb, with other responLord's-day two sermons were preached by the Rev.
sibilities, amounted to upwards of £1,800. The Thomas Thomas, D.D., President of Ponty pool
whole of this sum has at length been raised by the College ; and on Monday evening, a public tea
liberal contributions of Christian friends. meeting was held in the school-room connected
TWICKENHAM.-The anniversary of the Baptist with the place, when 400 persons sat down to tea.
chapel, Twickenham, was held on Tuesday, Nov. At seven o'clock the chair was taken, in the chapel,
12, when two sermons were preached, that in the by the Rev. J. Green, of Hebden Bridge. After
morning by the Rev. J. H. Millard, B.A., of Mazethe chairman's introductory speech, the Rev. J.
pond, that in the evening by the Rev. A. M. HenAcworth, LL.D., spoke on The Mutual Relations
derson, of Claremont Chapel, Pentonville. A special of Pastor and Church;" and the Rev. Thomas Pot
service was held in the afternoon at three o'clock, tenger,of Rawdon College, addressed some remarks
in recognition of the newly-formed church, and of to the congregation, Mr. Michael then gave a
the settlement of Mr. Willian Freeman as its statement having reference to the doctrines he in.
pastor. The Rev. J. Burns, D.D., presided. The tends to preach, and the spirit iu which he hopes
following ministers took part in the service :--The to discharge his ministry. Dr. Thomas, of Ponty
Revs, G. S. Ingram, Wm. Barker, J. H. Millard, pool, spoke on the " Christian Ministry,” and the
R. Davies, and J. W. Goucher. Rev. H. J. Bette, of Bradford, on “ Pastoral Visi. MINISTERIAL CHANGES.- The Rev. F. Edwards, tation." In the course of the address given by Dr. B.A., minister of South-parade Chapel, Leeds, Thomas, affectionate reference wala maade to the has announced his intention of resigning his
radforan Ministry of Po
pastorale at Christmas. The sole ground of
near Taunton, and commenced his labours. The
dş at Holch accepted an inuadent of Pont.
In closing the present volume of THE CHURCH, we cannot but express our deep thankful.
Thanks to the Chancellor of the Exchequer we are now also enabled to print on better
The PORTRAITS, which have been published during the year, have, we have reason to
We leave it to our friends to see to it that our circulation is so maintained, that we may be
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