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DOMESTIC. WALWORTL ROAD, LONDON.-In consequence of the expiry of the lease of the chapel in Lion Street, New 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 & 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 Rov. 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, bon. 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 au 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 has been, or will not be less than, £7,800, towards which about £2,000 havo been given or promised, leaving a debt of £6,000 ; but, as £2,000 of that sum is in part covered by holding the freehold and by residences on the
ground, £4,000 has yet to be raised. The opening services commenced by a united communion of Thursday evening, May 5th, which was wel attended, and conducted by Dr. Angus. O Friday morning, the Hon, and Rov. Baptist W Noel preached to a large audience. After th service some 250 friends sat down to a cold colla tion, at the close of which a very interesting repor was read by Mr. J. C. Bowser, the bon. secretary followed by instructive and eloquent addresse from the Rovs. Newman Hall, Mr. Stratten, Dr Angos, F. Trestrail, W. Stott, and Mr. Nicholson of Bristol. Mr. Marshall presided. During th afternoon, about £130 was given or promised by 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, EDINBURGE. The church under the pastoral care of the Re William Tulloch has suffered much inconveniene 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 con modious chapel in Duncan Street, Newingtor The opening services commenced on Lord's-ds; April 10th, when the Rev. James Paterson, D.D of Glasgow, proached morning and evening, an the Rev. William Lindsay Alexander, D.D., the afternoon. On Lord's-day, April 17th, th Rev. T. W. Medhurst, of Glasgow, preache morning and evening, and the Rev. Jam Robinson, of Newington United Presbyterit Church, in the afternoon.
On the followit evening a social meeting was held in the chap presided over by the pastor; when the Revs. W. Medhurst and James
Robertson; the Re James Pirie, Free Church; the Rev. Ninia Wright, Congregational; the Revs. James Dovey, Francis Johnston, and Daniel Kem Baptist; Frederick Naylor, Esq., &c., delivere 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 acquire with the adjoining spacious premises, in which flourishing school is conducted, is' £1,700whole property to be put in trust for the Bapt denomination.
STANSBATCH, HERBFORDSHIRE. - The Bapti church at Presteign has for some years past had branch at Stansbatch, A neat and convenie chapel is now erected there, with sittinggi about 150, the cost with incidentals being abo
On Sunday, April 17th, the openi services were held.
A prayer.meeting, conduet by the pastor, the Rev. W. H. Payne, inaug rated the services, after which the Rev. W. Bliss, of Pembroke Dock, preached an admiral sermon from Rev. ii. 1. In the afternoon Rev. S. Blackman, of Eardisland, preached Psalm xxxvi. 5, 6. Numbers being unable obtain admission into the chapel, the Rev. W. Bliss preached at the same time in the old me ing-room, from Acts v. 19, 20, and in the eveni to a crowded audience in the chapel from Matt. 20-22, The collections amounted to £15 16s. On the following day a public tea was held in olu meeting-room and farm-house adjoining,
wl upwards of 300 sat down. In the evening public meeting was held in a beautiful orcha the Rev. W. H. Payne presiding, and forci addresses were delivered by the Revs. C. Smith, of Kingston; W. Gwillim, Primit Methodist; W. Reading, Wesleyan; G. Philli Evenjobb; and W. B. Bliss,
The donatii received by the treasurer amounted
$143 23. 10d. ; the proceeds of the tea, which I 0. H. Spurgeon, who had already given £20, prowas generously given by the friends, were mised to give the last £20 required. 224 10s. 6d.; and the gratifying announcement was made that the chapel would be entered upon
LOUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE.-The church and con. free of debt.
gregation gathered under the ministry of the late
Rev. J. Kiddall, aud which has hitherto worshipped ANSTRUTHER, FIFESHIRE.-The services in con- in a rented chapel in Walker Gate, opened their nection 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 C. Brown, of Perth. The Rev. Richard Glover, of Vale, near Todmorden, who preached in his usual Giesgow, preached an appropriate sermon on
impressive manner from Acts xx. 24. "The Everlasting Gospel." An impressive charge elegant collation was served in the school-room. to minister and people was delivered by the Rev. The chair was taken by Mr. W. Newman, Jonathan Watson, of Edinburgh. Mr. James
The public tea-meeting was numerously attended, Fowler, 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. Watsin 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 benediction. In the
and Mr. W. Newman. The neat and comfortable evening a 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 Revs. 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.
Newark) as pastor of the Baptist church, were
held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10th and CARDIGAN. - On Wednesday and Thursday,
A social tea-meeting was held in the Town April 6th and 7th, services in connection with Ha!l on Tuesday afternoon, when upwards of 300 the settlement of Mr. Evan Thomas, of the persons partook of tea, after which followed a Haterfordwest 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), H. 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. Monmouthshire, and the Rev. Daniel Davies, Evans, severally addressed the audience. On the D.D., of Aberavon, Glamorganshire, formerly following morning (Wednesday) a public preverpustors of the church at Cardigau. On the
meeting was held in Ebenezer Chapel, presided Thursday morning a discourse on the distinctive over by Dr. Acworth. In the evening tho 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 and offered the ordination prayer. The Rev. T.
church by the Rev. H. Dowson, terminated the Danies, D.D., president of Haverfordwest College, proceedings of this interesting occasion. the delivered a charge to the youthful pastor, Ewias HAROLD, HEREFORDSHIRE.-On Monday, ad 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 vices sermons were preached by the Rers. T. was laid. At eleven o'clock the friends gathered Daries (in English); 0. Griffiths, Blaenconin; T. Thomas, and D. Davies. The chapel,
to hear a powerful discourse by the Rev. J.
Bullock, M.A., of Abergavenny. Mr. T. Pearce, Ret 1.000 people, was crowded on each occasion. of Snodhill Farm, then in a most suitable W159LOW, BUCKS.-The foundation-stone of a manner laid the foundation-stone, evincing in a mex Baptist chapel was laid at Winslow on Tues- few appropriate words the deep feeling of his way, May 3rd. A large and commodious tent was heart. An address was afterwards delivered by the rected on the chapel ground, and in this tent the
Rev. R. Johns, of Llanwonarth. A tea-meeting T.C. H. Spurgeon preached to large congrega
was held in the evening. Between 200 and 300 cos, in the morning from Romans 1. 16, and in were present at the public meeting. The Rev. C. e trening from Mark vii. 32. At half-past one
urleigh, of_Orcop, was called to bloek a cold collation was provided at the “Bell”
chair. The Revs. 1. French, of Hereford, E. sembly Room. At a quarter past three the Sinclair, of Peterchurch, E. Compton, of it was crowded. The service was commenced by
Llanvihangel, J. Beard, of Garway, and T. zing. A psalm was read by the Rev. E. L.
Williams, spoke. ater, of Stony Stratford. Prayer for the MANORBIER, PEMBROKESHIRE.-On Tuesday, sing of God to rest upon the building about to April 19th, Mr. T. Pryce, of Haverfordwest trected for the worship of his great and holy College, was publicly recognised pastor of the
churches at Manorbier and Cold-inn, in the hall, Esq., of Rochdale, laid the stone, and neighbourhood of Tenby. A large number of
ivered a suitable address. Addresses were also ministers and friends assembled. The service was itered by J. Olney, Esq., of London, and by the introduced by the Rev. J. Griffiths (Independent),
C. H. Spurgeon, and H. Killen, of Bed- St. Florence; a discourse on the nature of a At tive o'clock 400 persons
partook of tea. . Christian Church was delivered by the Rev. E. Ele douations and collections during the day
Davies, of Pembroke Dock; the Rev. M. mistated 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 R 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 other friends met to take tea together in the Wesleyan chapel, and hold a public meeting, for the pur. pose of presenting Mr. Samuel Briggs, pastor of the Baptist church, with a gold watch and appendages of the value of £20, on his 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 cd nected with the above church, for the purpose welcoming their newly-elected pastor, the Ri J. T. Gale. At the public meeting, held after to the chair was taken by J. Hardcastle, Esq., a interesting and appropriate addresses were livered by the pastor, the Revs. Dr_Angus. I. Soule, J. Burns, of Kingston, J. W. Genders, Wandsworth, D. Jones, B.A., of Brixton, W. Tetley, of Rawdon College, J. Gurney, Esq., 21 D. King, Esq.
MINISTERIAL CHANGES.- The Rev. W. Jeffr has resigned the pastorate of the Baptist chur Great Torrington, Devon, and has accepted t unanimous and very cordial invitation to the pl torate of the church and congregation assembli in the Baptist chapel, Penknap, Westbury, Wil intending to commence bis labours there at M summer. --The Rev. 8. C. Burn, of the Bapt College, Bristol, has accepted the unanimous in tation of the church meeting at Hope Chap Canton, Cardiff.- The Rev. T. E. Fuller resigned his pastorate of the church
Wellic ton Street, Luton, the state of Mrs. Falle health rendering a change of climate imperati Mr. Fuller has accepted an appointment to t editorship of The Cape Argus, and will embark the mail-steamer early in June.-The Rev. W. Lewis has resigned the pastorate of the chur meeting in Salem Chapel, Clemence Parade, Ch tenham.-The Rev. John R. 8. Harington (late Bristol College) has resigned the pastorate of church in Ross. Mr. Harington, having braced Pædobaptist views, is about to seek charge of a Congregational church. The R Charles White, Long Buckby, Northamptonsku (late of Haverfordwest Baptist College), accepted_an invitation to become the minist of the English Baptist church, High Stre Merthyr Tydvil, and will commence his labod there on the second Sunday in July.-The Re Ebenezer Edwards, late of Pillgweully, Newpoi having accepted the pastoral charge of the chur recently organized at New Milford, Pembrol entered upon his duties on the third Lord's day May.-The Rev. John Harper, of Rawdon Colle having accepted a unanimous invitation from Baptist church, Horsforth, Leeds, will commer his labours there at the close of the pres college session.-The Rev. R. Davies bas resign the pastorate of the English Baptist chur Bethel Chapel, Maesteg, Glamorganshire. W. H. Knight, of the Metropolitan Taberna College, has accepted the pastorate of the Bap church, Madeley, Salop.
Mr. T. G. Hughes, the Metropolitan Tabernacle College, has accep the unanimous invitation of the Baptist chur Woodstock, Oxon, to become its pastor.--Mr. D. John, of Haverfordwest College, has accepte cordial invitation to become the pastor of the chur at St. Mellons, Monmouthshire.--Mr. John Harr student from Haverfordwest College, has accept a unanimous invitation to become the pastor the Baptist churches at Molleston and Myrtlety Pembrokeshire.- Mr. Seth V. Lewis has resige his ministry at Cothill and Fyfield after twen three years' service, having accepted an invitati to be minieter of Drayton Chapel, and afternd preacher at the Baptist chapel, Ock Street, Abi don.-The Rev. J. Dore has resigned the pastor of the Baptist churcb, Pontesbury.
"Built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jogus Christ himself being the
"Three 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 publie 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 boly 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, mable 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 lansnage," I urge them," he said, “ to give themselves up to Christ at once. I wah 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 ?” Some " the forty he has visited on their death-beds, and of three he has good hope 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 were brought under the sound of the Gospel, were added to the church. er ein was the last little tract written by the revered John Angell James, of Carr's Lane Chapel,
they are in heaven.
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 profit to works of piety and humanity. Among other ways of doing good, he used t go out a little before church-time, and if he saw a man loitering about the street 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 th souls of your fellow-creatures ? Now here is a most effectual way of doing goo -inducing people who neglect public worship to attend the house of God. Al other ways of usefulness are omitted in this tract, not because they are unim portant, 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 inhabitants ; of these there are never more than 40,000 at one time, exclusive of Sunday-schoo children, hearing the preaching of the Gospel whereby they may be saved Dreadful idea! Souls are perishing all around you by myriads, going down t the pit within sight of the Cross of Christ, and under the very sound of salve tion! Dying eternally at your very doors ! Care you nothing for this wide sweeping ruin before your eyes; this torrent of perdition rolling down you streets ? 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 yourselve a little trouble to pluck some of these sinners, as brands from the burning?! was the reproach which an infidel cast upon your lukewarmness when he sai “ Christians, if they are not the most inhuman people in the world, canne believe what they profess, that men without repentance and faith must peris eternally, or they would be more earnest in endeavouring to save them. If believed what they profess to do, I should scarcely cease day or night to war them of the wrath to come." Let the reproach enter into your souls, and rous you to action. You need not ask what you can do. These pages
you you can do; you can go out on a Sabbath-day and search for the neglectors public worship and take them to the house of God.
But who shall do it? Who? You, young man, who have health and strengt who have courage, who have no claims of a family to keep you at home. B especially you of the working classes of society. Here is a way of doing goo great good, by you. Here are means of saving souls placed within your reac You have not much money to give, and are sometimes ready to
suppose very little opportunity is afforded to you for doing good. But here is a meal of usefulness more entirely within your reach than that of the rich. You hay