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ground, £4,000 has yet to be raised. The openit services commenced by a united communion Thursday evening, May 5th, which was attended, and conducted by Dr. Angus. Friday morning, the Hon. and Rev. Baptist V Noel preached to a large audience. After tl service some 250 friends sat down to a cold coll tion, at the close of which a very interesting repo was read by Mr. J. C. Bowser, the hon. secretar followed by instructive and eloquent addressi from the Rove. Newman Hall, Mr. Stratten, Di Angas, F. Trestrail, W. Stott, and Mr. Nicholson of Bristol. Mr. Marshall presided. During th afternoon, about £130 was given or promised b those present. At half-past five, about 500 person sat down to tea; and at seven, the Rev. Newma Hall preached to an overflowing audience.
DUNCAN STREET, NEWINGTON, EDINBURGH. The church under the pastoral care of the Re William Tulloch bas suffered much inconvenience and has been seriously obstructed in its progres by the want of a suitable place of worship. The have recently concluded the purchase and entere upon possession of a neat, comfortable, and com modious chapel in Duncan Street, Newington The opening services commenced on Lord's-day April 10th, when the Rev. James Paterson, D.D. of Glasgow, preached morning and evening, an, the Rev. William Lindsay Alexander, D.D., i the afternoon. On Lord's-day, April 17th, th Rev. T. W. Medhurst, of Glasgow, presche morning and evening, and the Rev. Jame Robinson, of Newington United Presbyteria Church, in the afternoon. On the followin evening a social meeting was held in the chape presided over by the pastor; when the Revs. 1 W. Medhurst and James Robertson; the Rer James Pirie, Free Church; the Rev. Ninia: Wright, Congregational; the Revs. James I Dovey, Francis Johnston, and Daniel Kemj Baptist; Frederick Naylor, Esq., &c., deliveres able, interesting, and appropriate addresses. Thes introductory services have been well attended and altogether most auspicious and encouraging The price at which the chapel has been acquirer with the adjoining spacious premises, in which flourishing school is conducted, is ' £1,700– whole property to be put in trust for the Bapti denomination. STANSBATCA, HERBFORDSHIRE.
DOMESTIC. WALWORTH ROAD, LONDON.-In consequence of the expiry of the lease of the chapel in Lion Street, Now Kent Road, the Baptist church worshipping there, under the pastoral care of the Rev. W. Howieson, have been compelled to seek another place, and so long since as 1855, a fund was commenced among the church and members of the congregation for the purpose of erecting another place of worship. The foundation-stone was laid on the 3rd of June last by Sir Samuel Morton Peto. The new chapel is a commodious structure. It is admirably well (ventilated, and one important feature is that all the seats are constructed so as to face the preacher. Accommodation has been made for 850, and in addition there are seats at the back for the children belong: ing to the school. The closing services in the old chapel were held on Sunday, April 17th, when the Rev. S. Groen, the former pastor, preached in the morning, and the Rev. W. Howieson, the present one, in the evening. The new chapel was opened by a series of services, commencing on Tuesday, April 21st, and terminating, on the following Friday. The first service in the new chapel was a devotional meeting, commenced at half past eight on the Tuesday morning, and presided over by the pastor. At twelve at noon the same day, Dirine service was performed, the sermon being. preached by the Rev. Francis Tucker, B.A., of Camden Road Chapel, from 1 Cor. ii. 2. The friends adjourned after the sermon to the Clayton School-room, York Street, to partake of a cold collation. W. M'Arthur, Esq., presided at this gathering, and Mr. J. E. Tresidder, hon. sec. to the building committee, Mr. J. Burgess, Mr. W. H. Watson, Mr. G. Bayley, and other friends, addressed the assembly. A large number of friends then partook of tea in the chapel at Lion Street, after which a sermon was preached in the new chapel in the evening, by the Rev. J. P. Chown, of Bradford. On the Wednesday evening a public meeting was held, which, in the absence of Sir Morton Peto through illness, was presided over by W. H. Watson, Esq. Mr. J. E. Tresidder, the honorary secretary, read uu interesting account of the progress of the effort which had led to the building of the new
chapel. The Revs. R. Robinson, H. S. Brown, S. G. Green, B.A., C. Vince, N. Haycroft, M.A., C. H. Spurgeon, and P. J. Turquand, also delivered addresses. On the Thursday evening, the Rev. J. Stoughton, of Kensington, preached; and on the Friday evening a communion service, presided over by the Rev. Dr. Steane, was held, when above 500 members of Christian churches were present. We are glad to add that, through the Christian liberality of the friends, the whole cost of the erection, amounting to £5,900, has been entirely defrayed.
ABBEY ROAD CHAPEL, St. John's Wood.--A most interesting series of opening services have been lately held in the new Baptist chapel, St. John's Wood. Eighteen months ago no Baptist cause existed in that suburban locality. Since that time, not only has a church been established, and a minister chosen over the church, but a very handsome range of buildings has been erected, consisting of a large and handsome chapel, to hold 1,100 persons, with extensive school-rooms and baptistry, fully adequate to the wants of the church. The first stone was laid April 27th, 1863. Already the outlay bas been, or will not be less than, £7,800, towards which about £2,000 have been given or promised, leaving a debt of £6,000 ; þut, as £2,000 of that sum is in part covered by holding the freehold and by residences on the
The Bapti church at Presteign has for some years past had branch at Stansbatch. A neat and convenie chapel is now erected there, with sittings about 150, the cost with incidentals being abo £200. On Sunday, April 17th, the openii services were held. A prayer.meeting, conduct by the pastor, the Rev. W. H. Payne, inang rated the services, after which the Rev. W. Bliss, of Pembroke Dock, preached an admirab sermon from Rev. ii. 1. In the afternoon Rev. S. Blackman, of Eardisland, preached from Psalm xxxvi. 5, 6. Numbers being unable obtain admission into the chapel, the Rev. W. I Bliss preached at the same time in the old mee ing-room, from Acts v. 19, 20, and in the evenir to a crowded audience in the chapel from Matt. 20-22. The collections amounted to £15 168.3 On the following day a public tea was held in tl olu meeting-room and farm-house adjoining, whe upwards of 300 sat down. In the evening public meeting was held in a beautifal orchar the Rev. W. H. Payne presiding, and forcib addresses were delivered by the Revs. C. W Smith, of Kingston; W. Gwillim, Primitiv Methodist; W. Reading, Wesleyan; G. Phillip Evenjobb; and W. B. Bliss. The donation received by the
treasurer amounted !
£143 2s. 10d. ; the proceeds of the tea, which I 0. H. Spargeon, who had already given £20, prowas generously given by the friends, were mised to give the last £20 required. £24 10s. 6d. ; and the gratifying announcement was made that the chapel would be entered upon
Loury, LINCOLNSHIRE.-The church and con. free of debt.
gregation gathered under the ministry of the late
Rev. J. Kiddall, aud which has bitherto worshipped ANSTRUTHER, FIFESHIRE.—The services in con. in a rented chapel in Walker Gate, opened their Dection with the settlement of the Rev. James new and very comfortable place of worship on Stuart, as pastor of the Baptist church in this Thursday, April 21st. The Rev. W. Brock, of place, were held on Wednesday, May 4th. In the London, preached a most effective sermon in the morning the devotional exercises were conducted morning from Matt. xxvi. 7. The afternoon ser. by the former minister of the church, the Rev. J. vice was conducted by the Rev. R. Ingham, of D. Brown, of Perth. The Rev. Richard Glover, of Vale, near Todmorden, who preached in his usual Glasgow, preached an appropriate sermon on
impressive manner from Acts xx. 24.
A very The Everlasting Gospel." An impressive charge elegant collation was served in the school-room. to minister and people was delivered by tho Rev.
The chair was taken by Mr. W. Newman, Jonathan Watson, of Edinburgh. Mr. James The public tea-meeting was numerously attended, Powler, the senior deacon of the church, then about 400 persons being present. The evening stated that the call to Mr. Stuart was cordial and meeting was presided over by John Crossley, Esq., unanimous, and in reply, Mr. Stuart declared his of Halifax. The meeting was also addressed by hearty acceptance of it. The Rev. J. Wats in
the Revs. W. Herbert, W. Orton, R. Iogham, H. offered the ordination prayer, and the service was Richardson, W. T. Symons, G. Shaw, J. Taylor, closed by singing and the henediction. In the
and Mr. W. Newman. The neat and comfortable evening á fruit soirée was held, at which Mr. Stuart chapel, and spacious school-room and class-rooms, presided. Suitable addresses were delivered by have cost, including the land, about £1,700, and - the Rerz. Messrs. Brown, Glover, Watson ; Haig,
have been built from plans and specifications made of Kirkcaldy; Longwell, of Elie ; Mr. Williams, by the minister. of Glasgow University College; and Mr. Patter.
SCARBOROUGH.-Services in connection with the son, of St. Andrews. The services throughout were of an impreesive and instructive character,
settlement of the Rev. Richard Bayly (late of and were well attended.
Nowark) as pastor of the Baptist church, were
held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10th and CARDIGAN.
On Wednesday and Thursday, 11th. A social tea-meeting was held in the Town April 6th and 7th, services in connection with Hall on Tuesday afternoon, when upwards of 300 the settlement of Mr. Evan Thomas, of the persons partook of tea, after which followed a Hererfordwest and Regent's Park Colleges, as public meeting, presided over by the Rev. R. pastor of the Baptist church at Cardigan, were Bayly. After singing and prayer, the Revs. T. held in the Baptist chapel in that town. On
Whitehead (Primitive Methodist), 6. Dowson, W. the Wednesday evening, two
C. Upton, Dr. Godwin, J. Clough, A. Bowden, preached by the Rev. Evan Thomas, of Newport,
D. Jones, G. Warne, Dr. Acworth, and Dr. Monmoutbshire, and the Rev. Daniel Davies, Evans, severally addressed the audience. On the D.D., of Aberavon, Glamorganshire, formerly following morning (Wednesday) a public praver,
meeting was held in Ebenezer Chapel, presided Thursday morning a discourse on the distinctive over by Dr. Acworth. In the evening the recogprinciples of Nonconformists was delivered by nition service was held in the chapel, when the Dr. Davies, of Aberavon ; and the Rev. T. E. address to the pastor by the Rev. D. Jones, the Thomas, of Trehale, asked the nsual questions
prayer by Dr. Evans, and an address to the es and offered the ordination prayer.
The Rev, T. church by the Rev. H. Dowson, terminated the Davies, D.D., president of Haverfordwest College, proceedings of this interesting occasion. then delivered a charge to the youthful pastor, EwIAS HAROLD, HEREFORDSHIRE.-On Monday, and the Rev. E. Thomas, of Newport, preached to April 11th, the foundation-stone of the Baptist
At the afternoon and evening chapel which is about to be built in this village services sermons were preached by the Rers. T. was laid. At eleven o'clock the friends gathered Daries (in English); 0. Griffiths, Blaenconin; T. to hear a powerful discourse by the Rev. J. E. Thomas, and D. Davies. The chapel, which will Bullock, M.A., of Abergavenny. Mr. T. Pearce, Sest 1,000 people, was crowded on each'occasion. of Snodhill Farm, then in a most suitable WINSLOW, BUCKS.-The foundation-stone of a manner laid the foundation-stone, evincing in a Der Baptist chapel was laid at Winslow on Tues. few appropriate words the deep feeling of his day, May 3rd. A large and commodious tent was heart. An address was afterwards delivered by the erected on the chapel ground, and in this tent the
Rev. R. Johns, of Llanwenarth. A tea-meeting Rer. C. H. Spurgeon preached to large congrega
was held in the evening. Between 200 and 300 tions, in the morning from Romans i. 16, and in were present at the public meeting. The Rev. C. the evening from Mark vii. 32. At half past one
Burleigh, of_Orcop, was called to occupy the dclock a cold collation was provided at the Bell”
chair. The Revs. î'. French, of Hereford, E. Assembly Room. At a quarter past three the
Sinclair, of Peterchurch, E. Compton,
of tent was crowded. The service was commenced
by Llanvihangel, J. Beard, of Garway, and T. singing. A psalm was read by the Rev. E. L.
Williams, spoke. Foster, of Stony Stratford. Prayer for the MANORBIER, PEMBROKESHIRE.-On Tuesday, Blessing of God to rest upon
the building about to April 19th, Mr. T. Pryce, of Haverfordwest be erected for the worship of his great and holy College, was publicly recognised pastor of the nattle was offered by Mr. Spurgeon. Henry churches at Manorbier and Cold-inn, in the Kelsall
, Esq., of Rochdale, laid the stone, and neighbourhood of Tenby. A large number of delivered a suitable address. Addresses were also ministers and friends assembled. The service was delivered by J. Olney, Esq., of London, and by the introduced by the Rev. J. Griffiths (Independent), Hers. C. 8. Spurgeon, and H. Killen, of Bed- St. Florence; a discourse on the nature of a ford At five o'clock 400 persons
partook of tea. Christian Church was delivered by the Rev. E. The donations and collections during the day
Davies, of Pembroke Dock; the Rev. M. amounted to £227, in addition to which the Rer.
Morgan, of New Wells, Montgomeryshire, asked
the questions; and the Rev. H. J. Morgan, Pembroke Dock, offered the ordination prayer. The charges to the pastor and the churches were delivered by the Revs. T. Davies, D.D., and T. Birdett, M.A., of Haverfordwest. The Revs, D. Davies, Pembroke; B. Havard, Saundersfoot; J. Williams, B.A., Narberth ; and M. Morgan, New Wells, preached at the other services.
Truro.-On Friday evening, April 22nd, the church and congregation meeting at River Street, Truro, under the pastoral care of the Rev. J. Lewis, invited him to a public tea-meeting previous to his departure from them, in order to testify their esteem and regard for him and their appreciation of his ministry by presenting him with a purse of gold, accompanied with an affectionate address. The school-room was well filled on the occasion. The Rev.J. Bonser, B.A.(Independent), presented the testimonial. Kindly feelings and sentiments were expressed by the Rev. J. Hocken (Bible Christian), and the Rev. J. Ambler Methodist Free Church). Other friends having addressed the meeting, it was brought to a close by the pastor, who acknowledged the kindness and sympathy shown him in appropriate and feeling words.
THETFORD, NORFOLK.-A new Baptist chapel was opened in this town on Tuesday, April 5th, when the Revs. George Gould, of Norwich, and John Keed, of Cambridge, preached suitable and effective sermons. The Revs. J. Sage, of Ken. ningball; J. P. Lewis, of Diss; and W. Lloyd, of Barton Mills, united in the services, which were interesting and well attended. On the following Sabbath, April 10th, the Rev. C. Elven, of Bury, continued the opening services by preaching thrice, and the results of these various efforts in the dedication of this new house to God and bis glory were £57 158, 4d. The chapel at Thetford is the fourth which the Suffolk Mission has been the means of erecting during its brief existence, and it assists in sustaining the ministry in seven important stations.
BEDLINGTON.-On Saturday evening, April 30th, the members of the Baptist church and othe friends met to take tea together in the Wesleyan chapel, and hold a public meeting, for the purpose of presenting Mr. Samuel Briggs, pastor of the Baptist church, with a gold watch and appendages of the value of £20, on bis leaving Bedlington, to testify their appreciation of his gratuitous services amongst them for many years. The presentation on behalf of the church was made by the Rev. E. G. Call, Presbyterian minister, to which Mr. Briggs responded in a very feeling manner. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Hudson and Postgate, and after a very interesting meeting the assembly separated, highly gratified with the proceedings.
HARROW.-The foundation-stone of the new Baptist chapel, Harrow, was laid on Saturday, April 16th, by Sir 8. Morton Peto, Bart., M.P. After the Rev. C. Bailhache had read the Scriptures and prayed, the pastor gave a deeplyinteresting sketch of the history of the church, and the Rev. J. A. Spurgeon delivered an excellent address, as did also the Rev. Dr. Steane. The Rev. W. W. Evans, the Rev. Joseph Simpson, of Edgeware, the Rev. W. Fisk, of Chipperfield, and other ministers and friends, took part in the service.
PUTNEY.-On Tuesday evening, April 19th, social tea-meeting was given by the friends con nected with the above church, for the purpose of welcoming their newly-elected pastor, the Rev. J. T. Gale. At the public meeting, held after tea, the chair was taken by J. Hardcastle, Esq., and interesting and appropriate addresses were de livered by the pastor, the Revs. Dr Angus. I. M Soule, J. Burns, of Kingston, J. W. Genders, of Wandsworth, D. Jones, B.A., of Brixton, W. H. Tetley, of Rawdon College, J. Gurney, Esq., and D. King, Esq.
MINISTERIAL CHANGES.-The Rev. W. Jeffre has resigned the pastorate of the Baptist church Great Torrington, Devon, and has accepted th unanimous and very cordial invitation to the pas torate of the church and congregation assemblin in the Baptist chapel, Penknap, Westbury, Wilt intending to commence his labours there at Mi summer. --The Rev. 8. C. Burn, of the Bapti College, Bristol, has accepted the unanimous in tation of the church meeting at Hope Chape Canton, Cardiff.-The Rev. T. E. Fuller he resigned his pastorate of the church at Welling: ton Street, Luton, the state of Mrs. Faller health rendering a change of climate imperativ Mr. Fuller has accepted an appointment to th editorship of The Cape Argus, and will embark b the mail-steamer early in June.-The Rev.W.C Lewis has resigned the pastorate of the churt.. meeting in Salem Chapel, “Clemence Parade, Che tenham.-The Rev. John R. 8. Harington (late Bristol College) has resigned the pastorate of t church in Ross. Mr. Harington, having er. braced Pædobaptist views, is about to seek t charge of a Congregational church.-The Re Charles White, Long Buckby, Northamptonshir: (late of Haverfordwest Baptist College), hel accepted an invitation to become the ministi of the English Baptist church, High Stree Merthyr Tydvil, and will commence his labour there on the second Sunday in July -The Rei Ebenezer Edwards, late of Pil!gwenlly, Newpor having accepted the pastoral charge of the chure recently organized at New Milford, Pembrok entered upon his duties on the third Lord's day May.—The Rev. John Harper, of Rawdon Colleg having accepted & unanimous invitation from Baptist church, Horsforth, Leeds, will commen his labours there at the close of the prese college session.-The Rev. R. Davies bas resign the pastorate of the English Baptist chure Bethel Chapel, Maesteg, Glamorganshire. W. H. Knight, of the Metropolitan Taberna College, has
accepted the pastorate of the Bapt church, Madeley, Salop.-Mr. T. G. Hughes, the Metropolitan Tabernacle College, has accept the unanimous invitation of the Baptist chure Woodstock, Oxon, to become its pastor.- Mr. D. John, of Haverfordwest College, has accepted cordial invitation to become the pastor of the chart at Mellons, Monmouthshire.-Mr. John Harri student from Haverfordwest College, has accepte a unanimous invitation to become the pastor the Baptist churches at Molleston and Myrtletw Pembrokeshire.--Mr. Seth V. Lewis has resigne his ministry at Cothill and Fyfield after twent three years' service, having accepted an invitatie to be minister of Drayton Chapel, and afternog preacher at the Baptist chapel, Ock Street, Abin don.-The Rev. J. Dore has resigned the pastoral of the Baptist church, Pontesbury.
“Built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jogus Christ himself being the
THREE IN HEAVEN.*
LATE REV. J. A. JAMES. "Tuner in Heaven." So said, with rapture, an individual who had been the instrument of sending them there; and this one thought will, throughout eternity
, yield him more delight than all his victories will to Wellington. "Who was this happy individual ? Not an eloquent preacher, nor a learned author, but a plain, poor man. How did he accomplish this noble work? Read what follows, and you shall know. Some years ago a gentleman residing in one of our cities was deeply impressed and grieved by seeing the multitudes who neglected public worship; and he determined to make the effort to induce some of the Sabbathbreakers to frequent the house of God. It required some little effort at first, but he overcame his timidity. One Lord's-day evening he went forth with this holy purpose
, and meeting a young man who did not appear to be on his way to a place of worship, he respectfully addressed him, got into conversation with him, and persuaded the stranger to accompany him to worship, and as an inducement offered him a seat in his own pew. Succeeding in this case, he was emboldened and encouraged to proceed in this line of Christian activity and usefulness. And now mark! with what a blessed result. He was the means of leading one hundred young men to become stated attendants at the sanctuary, many of whom have been truly converted to God.
A minister of the Gospel mentioned this at one of his prayer-meetings, when the idea was caught up by some persons present, who at once said, " How admirable a plan this is for doing good!" A little association was immediately formed, called " The Invitation Society.” In sixteen months two hundred persons were persuaded by eight or ten of its agents no longer to forsake the assembling of One of these agents, an earnest Christian in humble life, devoted himself to his work , and was the means of bringing forty to hear the
word of life. Nor did he confine his labours to the act of bringing them to the house of God. In the week and on the Sabbath-day, in the streets and in their own homes, he ceased not to " beseech men to be reconciled to God." To adopt his own simple lan
urge them,” he said, “ to give themselves up to Christ at once. I wish others would work on in this way by prayer. Why should not this place (referring to the chapel in which he was relating his labours) be full o” Some of the forty he has visited on their death-beds, and of three he has good hope they are in heaven.
The writer of this tract once had, in the church under his pastoral care, a poor woman who employed herself in this way, and five persons, who by her influence
brought under the sound of the Gospel, were added to the church. ifaqihis was the last little tract written by the revered John Angell James, of Carr's Lane Chapel,
John Williams, the well-known missionary to the South Sea Islands, when loitering about on a Sabbath evening in early life, was persuaded to go and hear a sermon; by the grace of God upon that sermon he was converted, and became one of the greatest missionaries of modern times.
Another case may be mentioned. A traveller was passing through Bilston, in Staffordshire, a year or two since, and observed the shops closed as generally as on a Sabbath. Presently a funeral came by, which was attended by the clergy. and other ministers of religion, the magistrates, and many of the respectable inhabitants of the town. Who could be the distinguished person to whose memory such tokens of public respect were paid ? It was John Etheredge, an unmarried man of eighty-four years of age, who had recently died in the same house in which he had lived from his birth. He kept a little shop in which he sold various small articles of ironmongery, toys for children, marbles, and other petty matters, and also Bibles and religious tracts and books. He expended nine or ten shillings a week upon himself
, and devoted all the rest of his profits to works of piety and humanity. Among other ways of doing good, he used to go out a little before church-time, and if he saw a man loitering about the streeta would get into conversation with him and take him to church, and having fonnd him a seat would set out to seek for other loiterers. Thus lived John Etheredge
, to whom these honours were shown. A monument to his memory either is erected by public subscription, or is about to be, in the churchyard of the town.
How much good might be done by one man, whose heart is set upon doing it, and how he is honoured !
Christians, these examples speak to you. What are you doing to save the souls of your fellow-creatures ? Now here is a most effectual way of doing good -inducing people who neglect public worship to attend the house of God.” All other ways of usefulness are omitted in this tract, not because they are unimportant, but because its design is to fix your attention upon this one.
Do consider the need of such exertions. How awful is the neglect of the house of God. In the town of the writer there are 270,000 inhabitante; of these there are never more than 40,000 at one time, exclusive of Sunday-school children, hearing the preaching of the Gospel whereby they may be saved. Dreadful idea! Souls are perishing all around you by myriads, going down to the pit within sight of the Cross of Christ, and under the very sound of salvation! Dying eternally at your very doors ! Care you nothing for this widesweeping ruin before your eyes; this torrent of perdition rolling down your streets P Where is your zeal for God? Where is your sympathy with Christ? Where is your concern for your fellow-creatures, if you will not give yourselves a little trouble to pluck some of these sinners, as brands from the burning? It was the reproach which an infidel cast upon your lukewarmness when he said, “ Christians, if they are not the most inhuman people in the world, cannot believe what they profess, that men without repentance and faith must perish eternally, or they would be more earnest in endeavouring to save them." If I believed what they profess to do, I should scarcely cease day or night to warn them of the wrath to come." Let the reproach enter into your souls, and rouse you to action. You need not ask what you can do. These pages you
what you can do; you can go out on a Sabbath-day and search for the neglectors of public worship and take them to the house of God.
But who shall do it? Who? You, young man, who have health and strength, who have courage, who have no claims of a family to keep you at home. But especially you of the working classes of society. Here is a way of doing good, great good, by you. Here are means of saving souls placed within your
reach. You have not much money to give, and are sometimes ready to suppose
little opportunity is afforded to you for doing good. But here is a means of usefulness more entirely within your reach than that of the rich. You have