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All the services were deeply interesting ; R. W. Hamilton asked the usual questions, and it is hoped that this infant cause will and received the confession of faith. The receive the countenance and support of the Rev. Wm. Eccles offered the ordination surrounding churches. It originated in the prayer, and the Rev. John Jukes, of Yeovil, commendable zeal of a few friends, about brother of the pastor, gave the charge. two years ago. They had observed a good The chapel was crowded to excess in the chapel unoccupied, while many of the poor morning; and, not being sufficiently large colliers around it attended no place of wor- to contain the evening congregation, the ship whatever. The case was submitted concluding service was held in Belgrave by them to the Lancashire County Union, chapel, where the Rev. Thomas Stratten, of who kindly voted a liberal grant for one Hull, preached to the people. The Rev. year, to make the experiment. The chapel Messrs. Hudswell an dCummins, of Leeds, was re-opened in May, 1837, and supplies Miller of Sheffield, Hewitt of Rochdale, were obtained, for some time, from Man: and Obery of Halifax, took part in the serchester; and about a year ago, Mr. R. J. vices of the day. Matthews was invited to visit them from In the afternoon, the ministers and dea. Nassington, in Northamptonshire, where he cons of the Leeds Independent churches, Fas then labouring. After some time, as with friends from a distance, to the number Providence appeared to smile on his labours, of eighty, dined together, on the invitation a church was formed, under the sanction of of the newly-ordained minister and his the neighbouring ministers; and he has, people, when the noblest sentiments of consequently, thus become their stated pas- Christian unity were warmly reciprocated. tor. May the Divine blessing abundantly rest on the union !
On Wednesday, October the 10th, the
Rev. James Spong, of Newport Pagnel On Wednesday, the 3rd of September, the Rev. Joshua Lewis, late student at Car
College, was ordained pastor over the Conmarthen Presbyterian College, was
gregational church assembling at Yardly dained co-pastor with the Rev. J. Lloyd,
Hastings Chapel, Northamptonshire. On of the Congregational church at Henllan,
the evening previous, a preparatory sermon Carmarthenshire. The Rev. Mr. Davies,
was delivered by the excellent and highly of Penygraig, read suitable portions of
esteemed minister of Bedford, the Rev. Scripture, and offered the introductory
Samuel Hillgard. The Rev. Mr. Davis,
of Wellingborough, commenced the solemn prayer; the Rev. J. Griffiths, of St. Da. vid's, stated the nature of a Gospel
services of the day by reading the Scriptures church; the Rev. H. George, of Pryn
and prayer ; the Rev. Josiah Bull, M.A., berian, asked the usual questions, which,
Classical Tutorof Newport Pagnel College, in having been satisfactorily answered, the
an introductory address of peculiar interest, Rev. J. Lloyd, with much devout pathos,
explained the principles of dissent and the offered the ordination prayer; the Rev. D.
nature of church government, as recognised Davis, Mr. Lewis's former Tutor, delivered
in the Scriptures; the Rev. J. B. Phillips, a pious and an affectionate charge to the
of Harrold, proposed the usual questions;
the Rev. T. P. Bull, Theological Tutor of young minister; and the Rev. J. Breeze, of Carmarthen, preached to the people.
the above College, offered the ordination On the preceding evening, two sermons
prayer; and the Rev. Edward Mannering, were delivered by the Rev. H. Davies, of
of London, delivered a most valuable, afNarboth, and the Rev. J. Williams, of St.
fectionate, and impressive charge, founded on 1 Chron. xxii, 16, “Arise, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee.''
In the evening, after the Rev. Joseph On the 10th of October last, the Rev. Johnson, of Farnham, Surrey, had conEdward Jukes was solemnly set apart to ducted the devotional services, the Rev. the oversight of a people who have already James Hill, of Oxford, preached an excelcause to bless the all-wise and merciful lent discourse, distinguished equally for its Hand which guided him to their midst, faithfulness and simplicity. and who would earnestly invite all their About thirty ministers from the surbrethren to join them in the importunate rounding towns were present. The conprayer, “O Lord, send now prosperity!" gregations attending both services were The Rev. Thomas Scales introduced the very numerous, and a delightful, and, it is service by reading suitable portions of Scrip- to be hoped, permanent impression was proture, and prayer. The Rev. John Ely delivered the introductory discourse from the lished in a cheap form, being well adapted to counwords, “ Hear the church."* The Rev. teract the tendency of the errors contained in a Ser
mon recently published, as preached before the * At the unanimous request of the ministers and Queen, from the same text, by the Rev. Dr. Hook, friends then present, the discourse has been pub- Vicar of Leeds.
duced by the hallowed and deeply solemn solemn charge ; and the Rev. J. C. Potter exercises of the day.
addressed the church and congregation on
the mutual relations and responsibilities of On Wednesday, the 3rd ult., the Rev.
a pastor and his people. Jno. Poole, late of the Western Academy, was of Darlington, addressed the congregation
In the evening, the Rev. John Thornton, ordained to the pastoral office over the independent church at Dulverton,
in the county
with great force and effect, on the importof Somerset. The Rev. M. Hodge, of Wi.
ance of prayer for their newly ordained pasveliscombe, commenced the services of the
tor; the Rev. John Knox, of Stockton, and
the Rev. Wm. Orme Burgess, of Middlesday by reading the Scriptures, and prayer ; the Rev. F. W. Meadows, of South Molton,
boro', assisted in the devotional services. stated the nature of a Gospel church, and
The services of the day excited a deep inasked the usual questions; the Rev. W.
terest, and left on the minds of all present Heudebourck, of Tiverton, offered up the
very pleasing and hallowed impressions. ordination prayer; the Rev. Dr. Payne, Theological Tutor of the Western Academy, On Tuesday, the 27th of November, delivered a most impressive charge from the 1838, the Rev. William Jackson, of High20th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, bury College, was ordained pastor over and the 28th verse ; and in the evening the the Independent church in Epsom, Surrey. church and congregation were addressed by The morning and evening services were nuthe Rev. J. H. Cuff, of Wellington, from merously attended. The Rev. George Claythe 1st chapter of Deuteronomy, and the ton, of Walworth, delivered the introductory 38th verse. The services of the day were address, on the Nature and Discipline of deeply interesting, and we trust the impres- the Christian Church; the Rev. George sions then produced will not be easily ef- Browne, of Clapham, proposed the usual faced.
questions; the Rev. Thomas Lewis, of Is
lington, offered the ordination prayer; the The Rev. W. Orme Burgess, formerly
charge to the minister was given by his Home Missionary at Keswick, Cumberland,
father, the Rev. Thomas Jackson, of Stockhas removed to Middlesboro' in the North
well; and the sermon to the church and Riding of Yorkshire, where he commenced
congregation was preached by the Rev. Dr. his labours on Sunday, Oct. 14th. There
Harris, Theological Tutor at Cheshunt Col. is now being erected at Middlesboro' an
lege, who took leave of his late charge, and Independent chapel, capable of seating be
urged them to co-operate with their ministween three and four hundred worshippers,
ter in works of Christian benevolence and
zeal. which is expected to be opened in December. The cost, including land and all other expenses, will be not much less than 7001. ;
On Wednesday, the 12th of December,
1838, the Rev. D. Adkin, late of Tides. towards which 4001. has been subscribed by the liberality of friends in the Riding,
well, Derbyshire, was ordained to the pasand the adjacent county of Durham. Mid
toral office over the church and congrega
tion of the Independent chapel, Leigh, dlesboro' is rising into a town of considerable importance, with a population already
near Bolton, Lancashire. The Rev, John of between three and four thousand. It is
Langridge, of Tyldsley, commenced the hoped, that when the case is known, other
service by reading suitable portions of the friends of the Redeemer
will aid this spirited Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. Samuel effort to increase the means of grace in a
Ellis, of Bolton, delivered an appropriate
and judicious discourse on the nature of a place of great religious destitution.
Gospel church, and asked the questions ;
the Rev. J. Langridge offered the ordinaOn Tuesday, Oct. 16th, the Rev. John
tion prayer; the Rev. W. Alexander, of Boyd was ordained to the pastoral office,
Churchtown, (formerly minister of the over the church recently formed at Apple
place, and by whose instrumentality the
chapel was erected,) delivered a very able ton Wisk, near Yarm, North Riding, Yorkshire. The Rev. G. Swan, of Stokesley,
and affectionate charge to the minister, introduced the service by reading appro
from 1 Tim. iv. 16; the Rev. Dr. Raffles, priate portions of Scripture, and by prayer;
of Liverpool, preached an impressive and the Rev. J. C. Potter, of Whitby, briefly
faithful sermon to the people, from 1 Cor.
iv. l; and the Rev. W. Vint, of St. Helen's, described the nature of the service, the principles of scriptural churches, and pro
concluded the solemn service by prayer. posed to the minister suitable questions ; the Rev. Wm. Hinmers, of Ayton, offered
ORDINATION OF A DEACON. the ordination prayer ; the Rev. G. Croft, On Tuesday, Nov. 27, an interesting of Pickering, gave a very affectionate and service was held at Zion Chapel, Whit
stable, when Mr. James Holden, who had Rev. Thomas E. Thoresby was publicly been previously elected by the unanimous recognised as pastor of the church assemFoice of the church, was set apart to the bling in Kingsland chapel, Dings, Bristol. office of deacon. The service was com
The Rev. Robert Taylor Hunt, of London, menced with reading the Scriptures and
commenced the service by reading the prayer, by the Rev. D. Harrison, the Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. Thomas S. pastor of the church; the Rev. H. J. Crisp, President of the Baptist Academy, Rook, of Faversham, addressed the deaa Bristol, delivered the introductory discons on the nature, &c. of the deacon's course; the church, through Mr. Fre. office, observing, "That a deacon should derick Wills, one of its members, stated be the helper of the minister, the servant the circumstances which had led to the setof the church, and the friend of the poor.” tlement of Mr. Thoresby among them; the After this address, Mr. R. offered up an
Rev. Henry Isaac Roper, of Bridge-street appropriate prayer on behalf of the re. chapel, asked the usual questions, and recently-elected deacon; the Rev. H. Cress- ceived “a good confession among many well, of Canterbury, addressed the mem
witnesses." The Rev. James Taylor, of bers of the church, on the duty and advan
Anvil.street chapel, offered special prayer tages of abounding in the work of the
for the Divine blessing on the newly recogLord; Mr. C. concluded with solemn nised minister ; the Rev. William Lucy, of prayer. Both of the addresses were faithful, Lodge-street chapel, delivered the charge in appropriate, and affectionate ; a good im
a faithful and affectionate manner, from pression was produced, which, it is hoped, John xx. 21, “As my Father hath sent me, the Divine blessing will perpetuate in the even so send I you;' and the Rev. David minds of the officers and members of the
Wassell, of Thrissell-street chapel, conchurch.
cluded with prayer. Tbe Rev. John Glanville, of the Tabernacle, Kingswood, near
Bristol, preached the Sermon to the people RESIGNATION.
on the succeeding Sabbath evening. The Rev. John Orange, minister of St. James's Chapel, Newcastle-on-Tyne, has resigned his pastoral charge, on account of the long.continued indisposition of Mrs. The Rev. Thomas Atkin, late of Wigan, Orange, which requires her removal to a
bas accepted a unanimous invitation to bewarmer climate. The pulpit became vacant in Norember.
come pastor of the church assembling for
worship in Littlemoor Chapel, Glossop, Mr. Orange's resignation having been
Derbyshire, and has entered upon his stated read at a special meeting of the church, a labours. resolution was unanimously adopted, expressing the warmest attachment to their
The Rev. Thomas Kennerly, late of pastor, and the tenderest sympathy with Burton-on-Trent, has accepted a unani. his domestic affliction. The congregation,
mous call from the Congregational church, which was comparatively small, when Mr.
at Mitcham, Surrey, and has entered on his Orange commenced his ministry at St. pastoral labours. May the Saviour's smile James's, has, by the Divine blessing upon
rest on his ministry! his labours, been so augmented as to render additional accommodation necessary. This was provided, so far as it could be obtained, on the same site.
On no character in our history have the In 1833, a Church was formed on Con
enemies of the parliamentarians been acgregational principles, by the Rev. Thomas customed to look with a more evil eye than Scales of Leeds, comprising thirty-eight upon John Hampden. His good points members. This number has, by subsequent stand out so beautifully, and his too short additions, been raised to a hundred and
career was so singularly cautious and fault. thirty-five. The peace of the church has less, as to render him a most unwelcome been uninterrupted.
object to the eye of parties hostile to the A valuable piece of plate, bearing an cause which he espoused. It is, indeed, a appropriate inscription, has been purchased rare thing to meet with a patriotism so bold and transmitted to the Isle of Wight, and determined, in alliance with so much where their late pastor is sojourning with reflection, self-possession, and urbanity. his family, as a memento of the affectionate
The several parts of his character might be regard cherished for him by his late flock, found in different men in many countries; and of their appreciation of his services. but where to look for them all combined
in such admirable proportions we hardly RECOGNITION.
know. - Dr. Vaughan's Protectorate of On Monday, November the 19th, the Cromwell,
IRELAND. LONG NEGLECTED IRELAND ! It has rejoiced the hearts of many of the readers of the Evangelical Magazine, that this part of the United Kingdom has been frequently referred to in the course of the past year.
The friend of Ireland, who now addresses the Editor, begs most earnestly to recommend that all ministers, and leaders of prayer meetings, do plead with God for this lovely island in all their public prayers; and he is sure, if this be done, poor Ireland will not be forgotten in the closet, nor at family prayer.
He remembers being present at an Antislavery Meeting, many years ago, when a Christian advocate had been speaking of the wrongs done to Africa, in a way which had
caused many an aching heart; the late Richard Watson was among the hearers, and, at the close of the address, that good man asked the gentleman aloud, what he would recommend to be done? His answer was, “I would recommend prayer to God; and especially would I submit to all ministers, the importance of public intercession on behalf of our oppressed fellow-creatures.” It was responded to ; we all pleaded for the slaves in the West Indies, and the Lord has granted our requests. Let us all, all, all, supplicate for Ireland. This will bring the oppressed Irish (interesting people !) before God and man at the same time; and it will be as honourably successful in the latter case, as it has been in the former.
same kind of self-denial, and to manifest
the same zeal and perseverance in this To the Editor of the Evangelical Magazine. in foreign
climes. Why are not such men
country, as the Missionary must exemplify Dear Sir,--I have been deeply interest. readily obtained ? It is only, I conceive, ed and impressed by the statements con- because the work to which they are called tained in the letter of Mr. Knill, which ap- is entirely overlooked or greatly underpeared in the last number of the Evangelical valued. Many important stations, comMagazine. Surely when it is known by manding extensive spheres of usefulness, our churches that so many devoted youths among people almost as much in need are desirous to enter upon the Missionary of instruction as the deluded idolaters work, funds will not be wanting to enable the of India, or any other heathen land, might society to accept of their services. I have be immediately entered upon, were humble, for a considerable time been intimately pious, and zealous youths, deeply imbued connected with one of the oldest of the with the Missionary spirit, ready to consecountry auxiliaries, and whatever I can do crate themselves to this great work. I to stir up among those who are connected need scarcely add, that I would not on any with that society such liberality as the pre- account seek to abstract a single Missionsent crisis demands, shall be cheerfully ary from foreign service, where a desire for and promptly done. Having, however, been that service exists, and it seem to be the led from the circumstances in which I am will of God, ascertained from the course of placed in connexion with another most ra. his providence, that it should be embarked luable institution to take much interest in in ; but I would have our youth to seek to the evangelization of our own country, and catch the spirit of the great apostle of the knowing that there now exists very great Gentiles, who could say, “ I am debtor both difficulty in finding Home Missionaries, I to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both am induced to suggest to some of those to the wise and the unwise ; so as much as who are so anxious to labour in the vine. in me is, I am willing to preach the Gospel yard of the Lord, but who are at present to you that are in Britain also." prevented from entering on that depart. Trusting that the subject of Home Misment of labour which they have chosen, the sions will awaken general attention throughimportance of turning their attention, in the out our churches; and that such Missions, meantime, at least, to the claims of Home. furnished with suitable agents, will soon be To my certain knowledge various associa. vigorously prosecuted in every county in tions, aiming at the diffusion of the Gospel England. I am, dear Sir, in different parts of England, are greatly
Yours sincerely, embarrassed and impeded in their opera
A. R. tions for the want of suitable men. We Newcastle-upon-Tyne, need men who are willing to undergo the Jan. 7, 1839.
MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECK OF THE COLUM- in for the land; the man at the helm was, as
RINE, AND DEATH OF A WESLEYAN is believed, forced from it by the violence MISSIONARY AND HIS WIFE.
of the sea, in consequence of which the [We deeply sympathise with our Wes- vessel swung round, and being caught beleyan brethren in the melancholy bereave
tween two tremendous seas, was dashed to ment which they have sustained by the pieces, and all on board perished. That wreck of the Columbine, and lay before our
vessel was the Columbine; and our dear readers the following particulars from the
friends, your son and daughter-in-law, there postcript of the Missionary Notices of last
found a watery grave.
How unsearchable month.]
are thy judgments, O Lord, and thy ways Wesleyan Mission-House, 77, Hatton- past finding out!' But, my dear Sir, it is
garden, London, Dec. 18, 1838. not for you nor for us to sorrow as those It is with deeply.chastened feelings that
that have no hope. Your son and daughter we have to announce the death, by ship
sleep in Jesus ; and though it is painful, wreck, of the Rev. Edward Peard, and Mrs. very painful, to us to lose them, and espePeard, who had been recently appointed to
cially in such a way, they have found that the Mission at St. Mary's, on the river
for them it was better far to die. And if Gambia. The Columbine, in which they had
we who remain follow them as they follow.' embarked, was lost on the Pebble-beach,
ed the Lord Jesus, we shall meet in that off Wyke, near Weymouth, on the 28th of
better world to which they have been just November. The particulars of this affilic.
mysteriously removed. tive event will be best learned from the fol.
“As our departed friends resided at my lowing letter, addressed to the parents of
house for some time before they sailed, and Mr. and Mrs. Peard, by one of the General
their persons were known to me, I lost no Secretaries, who proceeded to the place
time in proceeding to Weymouth, to ascerwhere it occurred, in order to collect any
tain whether their bodies had been cast on information which might be possessed by
shore, in order that, if so, all proper attenthose who had witnessed it, and to pay due
tion might be paid to their remains. As respect to the remains of the deceased,
nine vessels, with their crews and passenshould they be found.
gers, were lost during the same gales, and
near the same place; and as the violence of MR. ALDER'S LETTER.
the waves had greatly disfigured many of "MY DEAR SIR,It is my painful duty the bodies, I was afraid that my inquiries to communicate to you intelligence which would be fruitless; but I was determined will deeply wound your spirit and that of nothing should be left undone on my part your excellent wife, as it has distressed and in order to accomplish my object. I learngrieved our own.
ed, on my arrival, that no female body had "The great Head of the church, as you been seen, but that a body answering to are aware, had put it into the heart of your the description which I gave of Mr. Peard, son Edward to offer himself as a Missionary had been picked up, and interred in the to Western Africa; and for that important same grave with thirteen others. I at once work he was, after due examination, found caused the grave in which they were depó. to be well qualified. He possessed a truly sited to be opened, and, after some time, devoted spirit, and counted not his life the shell which contained what was supposed dear unto himself, so that he might fulfil to be the body of your beloved son was the ministry which he had received of the brought out, and on opening it, I found, Lord Jesus to testify the Gospel of the after a careful examination, that it was even grace of God.' We fondly hoped that he His countenance was as placid as if and his excellent wife would be spared to he had died on his bed, and afforded cheerlabour for many years for the benefit of ing evidence of the joyful hope that cheered their fellow-creatures in Africa ; but He who him amidst the stormy wind and the temknows what is best for us, and who chastens pest, and the horrors of shipwreck. I orus for our profit, has seen fit to frustrate dered the body to be removed and washed, our expectations. I accompanied Mr. and and wrapped in a suitable shroud, and gave Mrs. Peard to Gravesend last Thursday directions for preparing every thing necesfortnight; and they sailed from thence on sary for his funeral on the following day. the following day in the ship Columbine, on On the morning of Thursday last his remains board of which were four passengers of very were conveyed in a respectable coffin to the respectable character. You will doubtless house of our minister at Portland, near recollect the terrible gales of wind that Weymouth, where we have an excellent bu. blew along the coast on Wednesday and rial-ground. At eleven o'clock in the foreThursday, the 27th and 28th of the last noon, five hundred persons were assembled month. On the morning of the latter day,' to attend the funeral; and after a hymn about eight o'clock, a vessel was seen near had been sung in the garden behind the the shore in Weymouth-bay, and standing chapel, the coffin was carried by six men